https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/68291-airbus-mulls-long-range-a321-version-report Looks like Airbus is adding range to the A321NeoLR ... no doubt of interest to EI; no numbers given in the article, unfortunately, but should allow them to increase number of cities in US/Can that can be served...Jump to post
Personally, I'd be very surprised if it didn't; its two key competitors, Wizz and Easy have either added - or are soon to add - the A321, which will seat around 230. In the lo-co market, that means lower CASMs and that's what its all about; FR simply can't allow the competition to get ahead of it. F...Jump to post
Get those Hainan A330s while you can!
https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 52449?s=12
789s for about 3 weeks until 20 Jun, then 788 until end October
The A340s have left the fleet - at least two years now. Within the last few days, TK has suggested an interest in the 777X, for ULH routes; Australia was mentioned, but apart from that, hard to see what routes 777X would be needed for. Some capacity expansion on current trunk routes certainly. I see...Jump to post
Ah go on now, sure he'd be no good at changing tyres. I see that Airbus is close to launching a lower MTOW version of the 350-1000. Just wondering if this might be of interest to EI down the road . The current 35K is a highly range capable acft (CX is launching it on HKG-IAD), more than EI needs . H...Jump to post
Interesting that there are five N-S runways, yet only one E-W, presumably for use when crosswinds are above maxima for the N-S runways ... that sole runway is going to be extremely busy when that happens! Great to see the airport progressing so well. When was it first announced - 3 or 4 years ago .....Jump to post
They will need to be looking at a 77W replacement in a few years - probably the 779, so wouldn't a 778 make more sense and that would also mean a common widebody pilot pool - all being qualified on both the 789 and 778/779.
A 778 would appear to be their best choice here.
Good morning folks and welcome to our June thread. This is going to be a historic month. For the first time ever, Ireland has a link to not just one, but two major Asian cities - Hong Kong and Beijing. This evening (our time), Cathay 306 will be taking off from HKIA and heading in our direction - al...Jump to post
It's very surprising that MS is so firmly at the bottom - by around 100 points. I note what is said about the evening flight, but they still use modern types - 737-800s on the evening flight and 77Ws by day; the latter are nowhere near their MTOW, given the relatively short flight time. Will there b...Jump to post
Today is the first day of EI operating 17 flights to N America and Canada with the launch of SEA. Meanwhile Willie Walsh has hinted EI will establish flights outside of N American soon. https://twitter.com/CAPA_Aviation/status/997404697106501632 I thought he said it would be operating some of its f...Jump to post
It was recently rumoured that first A321NeoLR deliveries were being pushed back from 1Q to 2Q of 2019, so that would mean April onward; I think this was driven by IAG and its wish to cut capital costs; it seems an odd decision to me, because Neo deliveries are already somewhat delayed and pushing th...Jump to post
Emirates, in fairness, marked international women's day with a video about its female pilots - very nicely done, I thought. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPsDudWT0vY They also produce videos with female pilots as part of their recruitment drive (and they need any pilot they can get now, male or fe...Jump to post
The EI A321 Neos will be registered in the EI-LRA to 'LRL sequence. The next FR 738s (the first of which has already been painted) will be in the EI-GSx sequence; I think they'll only go up about 'GSK or GSL, as there aren't too many standard 738s left to be delivered. 2Q19 will see the first EI A32...Jump to post
Aren't the sanctions supposed to take effect in six months, so couldn't Airbus fulfil some of the outstanding orders within that time.
What kind of sanctions can the EU put on the US, in kind, such as banning imports of F-35s or overflights of US military aircraft?
Yes, but I think there will be high level contacts and Europe will not allow the US to impose sanctions on EU companies, since they are benefiting from an agreement which still exists and is legal. If the US does impose sanctions, the EU can respond like-for-like. It may very soon dawn on the admini...Jump to post
Which country will sign any agreements with USA again? Agreements signed by the current Trump administration can they be cancelled in 4-8 years when he leaves office? There haven't been many signed by this administration; it goes out of more agreements than it gets into. Just a question that someon...Jump to post
And let's not forget that with Iran finding it very hard to sell its oil because of US sanctions, it is now starting to use Chinese RMBs instead of US dollars. What if that trend were to continue, and other nations were to abandon the dollar. If the US cannot be seen to be a reliable player, then wh...Jump to post
I agree too. It is difficult to comprehend this, other than to say that the administration includes some very pro-Israel people, who are more focused on Israel's interests than America's. I would like very much to ask John Bolton to say how he believes that withdrawing from this deal enhances US sec...Jump to post
Westjet is expected to operate 737 Maxes on the DUB route, and there will be EI A330s. It will be interesting to see how AC's 763s will fare.
When are the last 763s due to leave the fleet? Presumably by Summer, they will be back to A330s (or perhaps 789s).
Title needs to be updated some, it’s 6 A320neos + (up to) 6 A320ceos, not 12 A320neos. I am surprised that they are being so slow to order more A320 Neos; I had assumed (possibly wrongly) that they would place a large order to replace the current A320s (possibly A319s), which would have required an...Jump to post
Glad to hear ET is doing well; I agree it's disappointing about the ACC-IAH route. Wonder if the govt would publish list of routes for would be willing to offer fifth freedom rights (basically any not served by existing carriers). EI would probably blow a gasket, but maybe some carriers might come f...Jump to post
I see, on another thread, that EY is about to reduce its (crazily over-optimistic) order book, including the 77Xs, which might give BA an opportunity to get some of these production slots early, maybe even take over the entire EY 777-9 order (it also includes -8s, which they won't want). EY also exp...Jump to post
Ironic that just up the road, EK is having to park aircraft as not enough crews. With regard to 777X order, BA is reported to be ready to order this type in the near future, so maybe possible to take over this order, at least the -9 part of it. A350, I agree ... new type not needed at this time. As ...Jump to post
I'm betting on quite a few 78J's ....also curiuos if they opt for GE engines instead of thr RR Trents. BA can't be happy with the current RR engine mess and might take the chance to send a strong message to RR i was just thinking the same thing myself; WW has fired a shot across RR's bows and has s...Jump to post
Heard a rumour that Westjet are going to fly YYZ-DUB direct from the start of the winter schedule with 737MAX Not surprising. They do extremely well on their existing Summer service. St. John's - Dublin is highly seasonal and makes sense as a summer only route. Given report above about AC going bac...Jump to post
Who is responsible if a pax misses a flight due to delays at US Immigration/Customs? Presumably EI has to take the hit? I can't see the US immigration authorities taking responsibility and presumably no pax would want to take legal action against them, for fear of being barred or subject to more int...Jump to post
I really hope Qantas does something special to commemorative the 747; it has been such an integral part of its fleet for almost exactly half of its history (it will be 100 years old next year and 747s first joined its fleet in 1971) and at one stage, QF has a one type airline - 747s being its only t...Jump to post
Sorry, EI rules. Very interesting questions. I'm only guessing, but I'd answer as follows: - I think that if AA and BA are selling EI tickets from the UK regions and also, from EU airports through DUB, then that's a good thing, but are they not already doing that at the moment? I am not sure what EI...Jump to post
Good evening folks and welcome to our latest thread for 2018. Here's a link to the last, if anyone wants to refer back: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1390387&start=150 It's been an interesting month; traffic seems to be matching the addition of new capacity across the bo...Jump to post
Hopefully, the opening of the new runway will give the DAA a boost in efforts to build new long haul routes. I was very happy to see CX announce DUB and very pleased also that they are encouraged by forward bookings. I think that we will need to look to foreign carriers to build eastbound routes, be...Jump to post
That's great news and let's hope it continues that way. I heard a rumour recently that they were looking to upgrade to 77Ws, but I thought the A350-1000 would be a more natural choice for increased frequencies (once they had increased to a daily frequency). This is such an important route for Irelan...Jump to post
Surprised they didn't go for the Max 10, notwithstanding the price difference; with Wizz and Easy having gone for the 321Neo; FR surely doesn't want to be beaten in the "pile 'em high and sell 'em cheap" department. No doubt further negotiation with Boeing on the larger model.Jump to post
It is interesting that of all of the airlines in the Middle East, from TK and MS (both of which are buying 787s) to the Indian subcontinent, the vast majority of carriers have ordered or are operating the 787. Those which don't are MEA (though still considering it), KU, IR (which didnt include the 7...Jump to post
I actually like it; I think it has a timeless quality about it. Reminds me a lot of Swiss - white fuselage, red titles and logo. As long as they keep it bright and clean (as LX does), then it should be a big plus.Jump to post
scbriml wrote:kaitak wrote:With only one model of the A330Neo available, the -900
What? There A330-800 is very much available.
I see from CH Aviation News that AH is to renew its widebody fleet, currently 5 A330s and 3 763s (although I'm not sure if the 763s are still being operated?). This will be an interesting one to watch. It will probably be seen as a "must win" for the A330-900Neo, but I see the 787 as havin...Jump to post
Just a question about traffic numbers for DUB. The most recent number available (for March I think) gave 78,000 pax a month on ME routes. Just a few questions: I'm assuming these measure all flights (arrivals and departures). Does the ME "and other" number including Turkey (specifically) T...Jump to post
If TK orders the 778 now, couldn't that aircraft do it? Yes, it should and w/o any low density scenario, I guess. But the availability of 778 is "light years ahead"! :? Not necessarily; what if some of the ME3 (e.g. Etihad) cancel some of their 778 orders? And since they come from the sam...Jump to post
Valencia better??? Same than ALC, not a chance. Not so much Alicante as SIA can'te. I don't see much growth for SIA in Spain, especially as the ME3 and TK serve MAD and BCN (all serve both) and EK (at least) serves LIS, so really there is not much there in terms of growth potential. As Planemanofnz...Jump to post
I am glad that these attacks took place. With chemical weapons against his own people, a line had been crossed. I think President Trump was very unwise, a few days ago, to say that "missiles" were coming and to engage in a public war of words on the subject, but in ordering these attacks -...Jump to post