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by eta unknown
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 449
Views: 38963

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

I know... everyone in the room was looking at each other... my thoughts were, are you talking about the right airline and not confusing it with something else? The strange bit was the company that mentioned this has a commercial relationship with QR.

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by eta unknown
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 449
Views: 38963

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

MH to use A359 o MH123/122 rotation to SYD from 1 Sep except certain dates https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/1019703579286949895?s=21 I wonder will they stick with the current temporary A380 on those 'certain dates'. Either way, MH is shaping as an attractive choice for Y pax SYD-LHR, with th...

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by eta unknown
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 449
Views: 38963

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

NZ will operate all services to 789 on AKL-ADL for NW18/19 https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1019130851408470016 6x weekly 789 on AKL-ADL is pretty good, NZ must be thinking they can get allot of connections via AKL from ADL? Surely there isn't 300 passengers a day that want to travel between...

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by eta unknown
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 449
Views: 38963

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

https://twitter.com/NTLairport/status/1 ... 8075744256

Well, after the Fly Pelican ADL media storm a few months ago, what's next? Avalon?
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qf789 wrote:
Newcastle Airport announcing special media announcement tomorrow at 230pm, apparently its a big deal according to the airport

https://twitter.com/NTLairport/status/1 ... 8075744256

Well, after the Fly Pelican ADL media storm a few months ago, what's next? Avalon?

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 449
Views: 38963

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Re update to CA PEK-BNE suspension... the suspension period is in fact 2 months longer, from 23AUG to 02JAN.

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by eta unknown
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 449
Views: 38963

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

PER has been mentioned frequently on our weekly managerial conference and consensus is for the past year there's simply too much capacity there versus demand.

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 449
Views: 38963

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Mini TPE @ BNE this morning with 2 BR 330 & 2 CI 350 on ground from 04:30 due to hurricane approaching TPE. Last night's ex BNE flights cancelled (CI's ex AKL flight nightstopped BNE) and the TPE outbound flights were rescheduled and departed some 5 hours early.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44322

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

There's obviously more to this story than what's being leaked. The article suggested there was confusion as to how the 2 Chinese shareholders might vote, so maybe bringing in the activist is more a case of strength in numbers (SQ/EY/newbie) even though the shareholding percentage remains the same. W...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44322

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Very interesting tidbit in today's The Australian newspaper. Seems EY might be looking to unload some (5%) of their VA shares- and sell to an activist investor who may install John Thomas as the CEO! Don't expect JB to hang around for 18 months... chairwoman Lizzie must be spewing (guess she'll be s...

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by eta unknown
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44322

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Asking because of posts about QF's movements to DXB for repainting. Can QF carry any freight etc on the flight to make use of the airframe on its way to DXB? Or do anything to earn revenue and not just lose money? I know no cabin crew, meals, lower fuel use means its not costing as much to fly ther...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hubs of Gulf Air in 1984
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Hubs of Gulf Air in 1984

Main hubs were BAH & AUH. DOH had the aircraft simulators & AUH the maintenance base. All aircraft were registered in Oman.

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by eta unknown
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York
Replies: 46
Views: 8282

Re: Air Italy's Inaugurates Flight From Milan to New York

Interesting web site they have- no muti city option and you can't book a one way ticket from MXP to JFK or MIA. BUT, fares have been filed as you can book Air Italy one way on expedia... weird.

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by eta unknown
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44322

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

For 30-40 passengers a flight between SYD-CBR, they will make SYD double daily by dropping CBR unless the ACT Government and CBR Airport are subsiding the crap out if it. They have options to keep CBR, if CBR puts a half-decent subsidy on the table (which AFAIK, they did with SQ) - for example, wha...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44322

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

DeltaB717 wrote:
getluv wrote:
Qantas16 wrote:

QR won’t drop CBR until it is entitled to at least 35 weekly frequencies. Going from 21 up to 28 would only see QR add BNE; CBR will stay until they can operate twice daily at SYD without the tag.

Or could 7 new frequencies justify a second SYD terminator... bye-bye CBR tag.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44322

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

If we use QR's CBR-SYD-DOH service as an example, CBR's numbers are separate and not lumped into SYD's SYD-DOH traffic numbers. In a similar vein, traffic from MEL-PER-LHR is reported within the MEL-LHR city pair traffic number rather than within PER-LHR. On that note, QR carried (on average) betwe...

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by eta unknown
Thu May 31, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped
Replies: 29
Views: 7924

Re: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped

Correct BNE with 787 is deemed too risky. The MEL flight is usually full with cargo. JED only operates seasonal now. New DXB terminator will be interesting with low MNL yields.

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by eta unknown
Thu May 31, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44322

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

According to my clock we're still in May... perhaps over eager welcome?

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by eta unknown
Thu May 31, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped
Replies: 29
Views: 7924

Re: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped

Who is this airline for? Well with a home population of under 500,000 people, mainly transit pax. MEL feeds the LHR flight and I imagine MNL will feed the new DXB terminator flight.
Not everyone needs a drink to fly... those that do choose another airline.

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by eta unknown
Tue May 29, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped
Replies: 29
Views: 7924

Re: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped

The 787's are progressively being fitted with crew rests to enable BWN-LHR nonstop, although I'm surprised to hear BWN runway length is an issue. Also- paying royalties to EK for DXB-LHR? I thought DXB was an open traffic rights airport. However, the royalties BI paid to TG for BKK-FRA helped kill t...

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by eta unknown
Sun May 27, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 44058

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Etihad: so having taken the knife to their Australian sales teams last Oct, then cutting PER soon, the latest development is redundancies for several airport ops staff in SYD/MEL/BNE.

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by eta unknown
Wed May 23, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 44058

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

RB: MEL, LHR, DXB, MNL were also supposed to be cancelled in phase 2 of the restructure, but the govt. intervened and declared LHR must be retained- the airline was to be transformed into a regional only carrier. And yes, there were some financial obligations in play at the time which is why BNE was...

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by eta unknown
Wed May 23, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 44058

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

They flew to SYD, but had lousy slots- it connected with almost nothing. Even flag waving exercises need semi-decent loads.
There is a reason why MEL stayed and BNE was sacrificed, but can't post here. Suffice to say, all very political.

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by eta unknown
Wed May 23, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 44058

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

RB's is a diplomatic flag waving exercise- it has never made a profit- it's all about reducing the loss. AKL will never come back. However, when BNE was operated they were #1 on the BNE-LHR route- they operated kinda under the radar and travel agents absolutely loved them. Fanfare aside, BNE (with a...

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by eta unknown
Wed May 23, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5238

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

Surely NOT! QF & CX hate each other; yes they are both in Oneoworld, but there's zero love between them. As for Australia-Japan codeshares, you'll notice no JAL or QF flights have codeshares- I believe there is some form of restriction. ANA's SYD-HND flight has a NZ codeshare for NZ originating ...

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by eta unknown
Mon May 21, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 3802

Re: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018

EAA... a shortish collaboration between capitalist Kenya, socialist Tanzania, and what passed for govt. under Idi Amin's Uganda

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by eta unknown
Sun May 20, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 76
Views: 9779

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

MEX-BCN-DXB sounds like the upcoming AKL-DPS-DXB or the awful 02:30 BNE-SIN-DXB. These are basically 777 freight runs with pax gravy outside peak season. The yield on MEX-BCN & AKL-DPS will be terrible and good luck if LEVEL launches the route. I think AM did the smart thing by not reinstating B...

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by eta unknown
Sat May 19, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly
Replies: 29
Views: 5109

Re: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly

The operating crew on the return sector would arrive 1 or 2 days before, deadheading with their carrier to a closer existing destination in the network, then another carrier to the final destination.

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by eta unknown
Fri May 18, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8333

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

AA bought TW for only one reason- to get rid of it. Their timing was terrible- if they'd waited 6 months TW would've gotten rid of themselves.

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by eta unknown
Mon May 14, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes
Replies: 29
Views: 1996

Re: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes

Part of the Nauru Airlines fleet and reference to Pacific destinations: VH-INU, VH-NLK (both retired), VH-VLI, VH-PNI.

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by eta unknown
Sat May 12, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Flight launches Macao's first scheduled intercontinental service with MFM-SVO inaugural
Replies: 27
Views: 2613

Re: Royal Flight launches Macao's first scheduled intercontinental service with MFM-SVO inaugural

Why get facts get in the way of a good press release?!?

Re TP's 340 MFM flight- the original intention was to operate LIS-MUC-MFM, but TP couldn't get the traffic rights.

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by eta unknown
Thu May 10, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7573

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

My own belief is WN will realise very quickly the planned inter-island Hawaii flights will not perform well, especially with the operating characteristics of the aircraft at their disposal.

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by eta unknown
Thu May 10, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW MSP-NRT and JFK-NRT in the 1990s
Replies: 17
Views: 2932

Re: NW MSP-NRT and JFK-NRT in the 1990s

A NW 742 routed NRT-MSP-ORD-NRT. Flew on the afternoon MSP-ORD sector- fun! Plane overnighted in ORD then headed to NRT next morning.

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by eta unknown
Wed May 09, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 44058

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Don't confuse Easter holiday loads with year-round performance. As for the short lived MNL-PER service, the DRW stop was immaterial- I heard the service was never intended to be permanent- it was designed to keep Cebu Pacific off the route due to some Filippino regulations on route authorities. That...

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by eta unknown
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 4450

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

SFO-HNL-AKL-SYD. Flight used to operate in tandem with a 742 LAX-HNL-SYD-MEL. The DC-10 route was suspended in early 90's (capacity oversupply with CO/NW and a very weak A$) when enough 744's enabled LAX-SYD & LAX-AKL-MEL to operate.

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by eta unknown
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?
Replies: 19
Views: 2883

Re: KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?

KLM did operate to Medan with 747's, but it was very shortly-lived- maybe lasted one year only.

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by eta unknown
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 78
Views: 7727

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

No more UA miles redemption on 9W.
Another 9W transatlantic codeshare partner just announced: AM. India-LHR-MEX.

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by eta unknown
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55286

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Yeah EY says PER & EDI **MAY** be temporary. Define temporary- one year, two, three?

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by eta unknown
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55286

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

I honestly think a PVG flight would do much better than CAN - at least Shanghai has appeal as an O&D destination... haven’t heard of anybody planning a dream holiday to Guangzhou! Guangzhou is China’s largest city with a metropolitan area population of almost 45 million people. Guangzhou is Chi...

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55286

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

A few years ago CZ was going to pull the plug on PER, but then the WA Govt. threw more cash at CZ and the route survived. Go figure.

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 78
Views: 7727

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

9W have trans-atlantic codeshares with AF/KL/DL & VS. The YYZ route, even via AMS, has less ME competition due to bilateral restrictions- witness PK kept YYZ, but cut JFK. I believe there are plans for gradual Asia region expansion, but that's about it at present.

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by eta unknown
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7981

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

One could say on Australia-Europe routes a new page is turning- the ME3 are under huge yield pressure: EY is a basket case and has serious trade customer service issues, EK yield management is screaming. Only QR, with oil & LNG blank cheques, carries on with "normal" abandon- I'd love ...

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by eta unknown
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 9720

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

Many of the former UK colonial routes the OP mentions are simply low yielding and BA is quite happy for KLM, EK, etc. to carry these pax at fares that are of no interest to BA. Some operational costs are also high so without the premium cabins filled, it's a no brainer to not operate. TK serves quit...

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by eta unknown
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55286

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Presumably we'll see NZ BNE-WLG flights reinstated and more VA WLG-AU flights beyond their current BNE services.

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by eta unknown
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55286

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Re VA taking over SQ frequencies- part of the issue is SQ has too many planes and not enough places to fly them, hence the multiple frequencies. BNE really doesn't need 4 flights a day + Scoot @ OOL. SQ fly multiple frequencies because it can fill them, it has one of the highest load factors year r...

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by eta unknown
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55286

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Re VA taking over SQ frequencies- part of the issue is SQ has too many planes and not enough places to fly them, hence the multiple frequencies. BNE really doesn't need 4 flights a day + Scoot @ OOL.

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by eta unknown
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Emirates Sydney Changes
Replies: 13
Views: 4880

Re: Strange Emirates Sydney Changes

As of last week we have an EK 380 on the ground all day in BNE- flights EK434/5 will be seasonally downgraded to 77W from June for a few months.

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by eta unknown
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55286

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Re SQ pumping more money into VA- what would be the point- it would still be below 50% ownership and they already have enough say with their existing shareholding.

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by eta unknown
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55286

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Today's The Australian newspaper is reporting Etihad may be wanting to exit their Virgin investment.

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10905

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

Good find with the BOAC photo! I know there's a plaque inside the building saying the Queen opened the building - and yes,the plaque says BOAC/Air Canada. "What is surprising is that Terminal 7 has survived the transformation from BOAC to BA, for many years they only had 3 747 daily to LHR toda...

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?
Replies: 63
Views: 8812

Re: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?

"I remember that I was in Sydney a few years back and I saw a Lufthansa Group office in the CBD." It's been the Munich Re building for a few years now. FYI there was actually a dispute between LH and the landlord- eventually LH decided to remove the signage due to a huge increase in third ...

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