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by OGLOBAL
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara
Replies: 32
Views: 4285

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara

are they adding capacity or just adjusting the routes already flown through add with an extra stop i ASM

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 23427

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

it's sad to see them struggle i mean if with QR blockade they are suffering they would basically disappear once the blockade ends ... they need to find a niche market maybe create a low cost serve smaller markets and in the region and Etihad for longer routes i remember QR used to serve the most cit...

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by OGLOBAL
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 25
Views: 7453

Re: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?

BinTamim1 wrote:
unofficial news, its the first one to announce Etihad joining STAR ALLIANCE!!!


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i was thinking the same thing .. well LH and EY are pretty close

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by OGLOBAL
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca increases Bogota – Buenos Aires service from March 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2425

Re: Avianca increases Bogota – Buenos Aires service from March 2019

With all due respect, how old are you? Because if that is the best answer an adult can come up with... Jeez. The age that your statement "business is business" answer needs. You get the answers from what you ask and how you ask. But at least I don't need to ask your age in a public forum,...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work
Replies: 48
Views: 6397

Re: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work

I understand MXP is a business center and not a leisure market, but closing in the middle of summer for 90 days? WX is not an issue the majority of the year given its physical location. No wonder Italy is in the shape its in with decisions such as this. In Madrid, the busiest metro line was closed ...

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by OGLOBAL
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 80
Views: 10682

Re: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

16 hours in coach?? I know Turkish has a nice economy cabin, having flown on them before, but still... that’s insane. But hey, people will do it. I've done it with EVA Air / Toronto - Taipei it's not as bad i basically slept the whole time .. people exaggerate i mean turkish has been doing IST - BO...

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by OGLOBAL
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 18095

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

[twoid][/twoid] I see that both Saudia and Saudi Arabia have done a lot in order to position themselves as a friendly and attractive transfer point for international passengers. How competitive are they in the long run compared to DOH, DXB, IST... the current Jeddah airport is a disaster worst airpo...

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C
Replies: 43
Views: 6925

Re: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C

http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/390547/Gulf-Airs-new-Dreamliners-will-allow-flights-to-New-York,-Washington-DC These planes wont start coming until 2020 though but the intention for flights to JFK and/or IAD are real just exactly how do they expect to compete with Emirates,Etihad and the European ...

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 6480

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

Also need to mention that Lebanon is pretty small country with its borders are with Israel which is closed, and Syria - say no more; so tourists cannot combine visit to Lebanon and visit to other countries. This is not the case in Israel/Jordan: Many use the cheap tickets to VDA to land in EIlat, t...

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by OGLOBAL
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 6480

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

Jordan (and Israel) have Open Skies with the EU; that is why Ryanair (an Irish carrier) fly to those two countries from anywhere, from Latvia to Italy. They also get tax breaks; hence this boom in AMM, Aqaba, TLV and VDA. Then Jordan is a big destination for European tourists. Having more and cheap...

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4940

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

omg thank you !! Lebanon is still being punished for TWA flight 847, which happened over 3 decades ago. Meanwhile there are direct flights from countries that provided 9/11 hijackers. Hard to believe that this is a legitimate security concern. I agree with an earlier post, Lebanon is being punished ...

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4940

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Relations between Lebanon and Israel are worse than most of the other countries mentioned above. Unfortunately, the reason why these routes are not happening is down to politics and politics alone. Beirut could have the safest security in place at the airport and flights to the United States or Can...

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4940

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

will never happen . BEY is controlled by hezbollah which is considered a terrorist organization. then you have the issue of the runways .. while landing there is basically some sort of illegal housing in between runways again that area is controlled by terrorist organizations .. yes airplanes do com...

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by OGLOBAL
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa joins JV talks with Avianca and United
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: Copa joins JV talks with Avianca and United

i don't understand how is this legal ... or how both Copa and Avianca are both in star alliance ..

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Blockade May End with ICJ Ruling - ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2944

Re: Qatar Blockade May End with ICJ Ruling - ?

i doubt it will end because of the ruling. otherwise Israel would've taken all arab countries to court ...

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by OGLOBAL
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 9836

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

turk223 wrote:
South America:

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South America and Africa makes it really hard for Qatar with the embargo i mean Khartoum went from 3 to 5 hours ..

so i really hope it gets solved soon

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by OGLOBAL
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish to open base in CCS
Replies: 38
Views: 7537

Re: Turkish to open base in CCS

never going to happen ever.

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6203

Re: DL and Colombia

Steady on! You ever been to America? I live a few miles from Parkland, I know people that were on Pulse and another one on the Vegas massacre. Dont even.. Yes, the US can be violent on occasion and those two events you mention were terrible, but the fact is that numbers do not support your stance. ...

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by OGLOBAL
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6203

Re: DL and Colombia

I'm afraid that Colombia's history of drug cartels and associated violence is still very much in the minds of many Americans. The reality is that beyond those who have family, friends, or business ties in Colombia and those who are of Latin descent, the majority of U.S. citizens would not consider ...

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?
Replies: 39
Views: 3912

Re: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?

A big part of Dubai’s appeal for Europeans is that you can feel like a king for cheap. Eh, no, that's wrong - DXB is regularly touted as one of the most expensive destinations for tourism. See: - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3515572/Dubai-New-York-named-expensive-cities-tou...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 7714

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

i agree TLV is a better option . But if they have the will they could make it work there is a large Lebanese diaspora in Panama and Colombia . i am from Colombia Lebanese origin don't live in either but my family flies from Colombia to Lebanon at least twice a year and we are a large family . years ...

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by OGLOBAL
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 7714

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

I don't buy it until the plane lands in BEY. they probably meant codesharing through MAD given that MEA flies there now.
demand could work if they manage on getting connections from Central and South America.

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by OGLOBAL
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 3992

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

If he wasn't wearing an AV uniform, or doing anything on their behalf, what's the problem? I think this is a terrible overreaction on AV's part. He should sue. i don't think it was an over reaction. he posted a video bragging how to smuggle booze into stadiums and how to feel security ... when you ...

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by OGLOBAL
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16966

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Sharia means following the 5 elements of ISLAM and following the law of the land you are at !!! Isis , Taliban , Bako Haram doesn't represent Islam at all . 90% of the laws that were enforced by those terrorist organizations aren't required by islam i.e women covering their face , attacking others ...

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by OGLOBAL
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16966

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

when we people understand that sharia airline sharia law doesn't exist . sharia means following the five elements of islam : fasting praying giving money to the poor pilgrim and FOLLOWING the law of the land you are at . I have to give credit where credit is due; contradicting yourself in one parag...

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16966

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

when we people understand that sharia airline sharia law doesn't exist . sharia means following the five elements of islam : fasting praying giving money to the poor pilgrim and FOLLOWING the law of the land you are at .

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding Munich
Replies: 54
Views: 6498

Re: LATAM adding Munich

This is a retaliaton on AV starting nonstop flights from BOG. I wonder if AV can sustain their BOG flight if most of their feed will use LATAM via GRU. A388 You do realize that GRU and BOG are separated by a distance roughly comparable to that existing between LAX and JFK? Who would they be competi...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR to BKK & SIN w AC (Air Canada) B787
Replies: 22
Views: 5336

Re: YVR to BKK & SIN w AC (Air Canada) B787

There is practically no business traffic between Vancouver and Bangkok, and bargain hunting leisure travelers have a lot of low cost choices flying via ICN, TPE, HKG or even PEK and PVG. They most likely would not mind waiting at those airport for 2 or 3 hrs for the connection if it means saving a ...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad announces Barcelona
Replies: 9
Views: 1705

Re: Etihad announces Barcelona

Definitely they make it to Barcelona too late. Both EK and QR offer double daily frequencies and meanwhile, many other Asian competitors which may reduce the connecting traffics have started BCN routes (Korean, Cathay, etc.), so let's see what's left for Etihad here. Once Etihad deploy the daily fl...

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by OGLOBAL
Mon May 28, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)
Replies: 48
Views: 6001

Re: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)

i think this thread summarizes my island San Andres a beautiful place but such a mess . i mean damn no need to get heated about it. in conclusion local government has no desire to develop the island they are happy with how it is they haven't done anything to change the situation even though they cla...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun May 27, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)
Replies: 48
Views: 6001

Re: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)

The fact is San Andres is ugly. Ugly infrastructure, ugly hotels (not a single four or five star hotel there) and lots of corruption. The beaches are beautiful (a bit dirty) but that's it. There are a few charter flights from YUL operated by Air Transat every year. I've been there and I promised to...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun May 27, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)
Replies: 48
Views: 6001

Re: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)

Are you sure it is really 800,000 international tourists? Seems to me like that would be the right figure for the total number of tourists, most of whom are Colombian, of course. And I wouldn't exactly call San Andrés unspoiled. It's a small island with over 100,000 inhabitants. You are never far f...

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by OGLOBAL
Thu May 24, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?
Replies: 44
Views: 2808

Re: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?

In Brazil we no longer argue with the airlines anymore, we just sue ASAP! I was caught by Air France 2014 pilots strike that left me almost 5 days stranded in french guyana without any compensation or expenses paid, back home I sued and won 8K euros, my tickets price was 660 euros. Really but how d...

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by OGLOBAL
Wed May 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations
Replies: 25
Views: 6084

Re: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations

Is every LCC going to have an offshoot in Austria? If the taxes there are so low that everyone wants to be there then we should all move in. Easyjet used the good old Brexit excuse for opening there, what reason does a Spanish airline have?? that's like asking why red bull an Austrian company is se...

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by OGLOBAL
Tue May 22, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?
Replies: 44
Views: 2808

Re: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?

Two years ago, on a vacation trip to Southern Italy the return leg of our flight from LIRN to EDDF was cancelled without prior notice, resulting in missing our connection to JFK, and then forcing us to rebook our flight on a different carrier via EGLL arriving home two days later than scheduled. We...

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by OGLOBAL
Tue May 22, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Athens
Replies: 30
Views: 7395

Re: Emirates A380 to Athens

End of Ramadan: no. Greece is not a popular tourism destination for travelers from Muslim-majority countries (except Turks, and Lebanese a distant second...for neither of whom would it make sense to travel via Dubai). There's been an increase in wealthy Gulf travelers, but they're a tiny segment of...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light
Replies: 42
Views: 6951

Re: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light

we need to remember that Dubai receives 16 m tourists / visitors annually so it's not all connecting pax ..

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by OGLOBAL
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia lays off its EZE staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6777

Re: Iberia lays off its EZE staff

i don't understand the bash against IB i flew with recently to GIG and they were good except for the fact that their check in agent told me i don't have to check my luggage again in GRU but when Latam refused to deliver my luggage from gru tp gig i tweeted IB and they solved the issue for me quickly

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by OGLOBAL
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Adding Two Summer-Seasonal "Limited Addition" Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 5768

Re: WestJet Adding Two Summer-Seasonal "Limited Addition" Routes

Out of subject but what happened to their new livery ?

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 16858

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

Luxembourg , Tallin, Da nang and Davao really surprise me i don't know how those will work out but i wish them success for thinking outside the box

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD- New airlines and destinations
Replies: 34
Views: 4600

Re: MAD- New airlines and destinations

MEA is launching Beirut 3 x week this route will help me a lot i live between both cities
vueling currently flies to Beirut 2 x week from Barcelona

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 25112

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

I think they should try and form an alliance/airline group within the gulf with Oman and Etihad to try and broaden their region's appeal. That way they could divvy up the routes a bit more, add more frequency options in markets they all serve, reduce services in marginal markets they all serve to i...

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrianair: Sanctions from the EU and US unfair?
Replies: 24
Views: 2038

Re: Syrianair: Sanctions from the EU and US unfair?

the sanctions are in place because they transfer military personnel and weapons.

aren't they currently flying though ? according to wiki they fly to saudi and uae not sure about it though ..

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates one-off A380 service to Beirut
Replies: 17
Views: 4588

Re: Emirates one-off A380 service to Beirut

i guess it's a one time thing . i don't really see a need for the A380 to beirut flights are usually with loads with EK during on / off season and fares are very cheap not sure about MEA though

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opening of Cairo's Second International Airport SPX
Replies: 22
Views: 3524

Re: Opening of Cairo's Second International Airport SPX

i don't understand the point of this airport . it's not really needed they should've just expanded CAI instead

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA to Madrid?
Replies: 25
Views: 3585

Re: MEA to Madrid?

MEA will codeshare with Air Europa , they already offer MAD via FCO to BEY . It’s about time I am sick of having to connect via IST and arrive at indecent times 01:00 am or 03:00 . IB did operate as mentioned but was cancelled because of the 2006 war

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 21292

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

If it comes to fruition, I wish TK good luck. They will need it. If they start SJO, I sincerely hope they will change the PTY stop on the BOG route to be in SJO instead. Or even better, change CCS for SJO. And not open a new route to Latin America. Anyone has LF numbers or PAX numbers to/ from CCS,...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 21292

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

According to local media, TK in process of applications to add San Jose Costa Rica in Q2 2018. http://news.co.cr/several-airlines-among-turkish-airlines-prepare-enter-costa-rican-market-japanese-argentina-air-europe/63368/ If it comes to fruition, I wish TK good luck. They will need it. If they sta...

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