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by Cunard
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies
Replies: 29
Views: 4307

Re: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies

Yeah I can share similar memories of seeing all those airlines DC-10's at LHR and CDG but the Air Malawi VC10 always eluded me at LGW and I never did have the opportunity to see it for real but it sure looked good. Many of those airlines also operated the B707 and it was great to see several of them...

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by Cunard
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies
Replies: 29
Views: 4307

Re: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies

Strange, its as though they're worried we're going to confuse it with all the other Gambias... New York City has a borough called The Bronx and no one is confused there, so.... 8-) NYC has a complex where they want to feel special. We all know theres some other Bronx and Gambia out there! Which add...

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by Cunard
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD
Replies: 24
Views: 2935

Re: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD

I am extremely curious as to where our over enthusiastic and prolific Portuguese poster called PEPPERS is in this discussion regarding Ethiopian announcing Lisbon as he must surely welcome this news but I guess it wasn't concerning his beloved home airport of OPO so showing no interest (sarcasm over...

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by Cunard
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies
Replies: 29
Views: 4307

Re: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies

It's amazing to witness this sudden rush by several African countries lately of either expansion with their current airlines, resurrecting former flag carriers, announcing new flag carriers, airlines coming off the EU blacklist, airlines ordering wide bodies, the growth of Ethiopian and it's involve...

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by Cunard
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies
Replies: 29
Views: 4307

Re: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies

Isn't it "The Zambia"? Perhaps you mean The Gambia. Strange, its as though they're worried we're going to confuse it with all the other Gambias... There is only one Gambia The smallest country on the mainland of the continent of Africa is ''The Gambia'' which is surrounded by Senegal and ...

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by Cunard
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Algerian Aviation Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Algerian Aviation Thread

Regarding Algerian aviation I've always wondered with the growth of the Algerian economy if either AH or BA would ever consider a LGW to ORN route as it was previously flown by BCAL in the eighties and it would be an additional entry point into the country from the UK other than Algiers.

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by Cunard
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Aer Lingus leasing Omni Air Int'l aircraft?
Replies: 6
Views: 1769

Re: Is Aer Lingus leasing Omni Air Int'l aircraft?

Obviously EI pilots are not trained for a B777 with Aer Lingus being an all AIRBUS fleet!

The OMNI charter would be a short wet lease with OMNI Flight deck crew, not sure about Cabin crew as again the current EI staff are not trained for a B777.

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by Cunard
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 47
Views: 11087

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

Looking at JFK in Google map I was wondering if there is any possibility of expanding T5 with an additional pier. There seems to be a lot of dead space towards T4. The new pier could run parallel to T4's (not on the picture) and add a dozen gates. I did a quick and dirty montage. Searching here on ...

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by Cunard
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

You do realise that you have started two identical posts!

Considering that you are the OP it might be a good idea if you actually gave a link to the article!

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by Cunard
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 94
Views: 9700

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I will list all of the long/mid haul destinations that were previously served by British Airways that have been discontinued and I will asterisk those I personally think could be viable additions in the future plus additional destinations that the airline has never been flown to before and could al...

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by Cunard
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 94
Views: 9700

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I know I am playing with the wording of the thread title here, but since we are talking about non-US, how about Calgary, Edmonton or Ottawa? I'd bet some of these are being considered seriously by BA. Canada - UK is a TATL market too so it is more at level playing field for BA. BA already have a da...

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by Cunard
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6896

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

There are some similarities elsewhere - Canberra, for one, is Australia's federal capital but can't even muster service to New Zealand, what with SYD just up the road and MEL only a bit further off. Not necessarily. Canberra is more similar to cities like Ottawa in Canada or Brasilia in Brazil. Not...

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by Cunard
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 71
Views: 9815

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

What was the SP range? How long could it fly nonstop? 5,830 nmi (10,800 km; 6,710 mi) Google is your friend: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747SP Thanks For the link. Even spent some time reading the incident of CI006 involving an SP having free fall of tens of thousands of feet. Dramatic! An...

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by Cunard
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using QR A330s
Replies: 5
Views: 3861

Re: BA using QR A330s

How many times has this subject been brought up on a.net in the last few weeks?

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by Cunard
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 71
Views: 9815

Re: B-747SP

This has always been fascinating to me. Did users of this type of B747 find it economically viable for their respective markets? I know IR, CA had them. Although there is a huge wealth of information on airliners.net and all over the internet regarding this particular aircraft but Wikipedia has a v...

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by Cunard
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 94
Views: 9700

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I will list all of the long/mid haul destinations that were previously served by British Airways that have been discontinued and I will asterisk those I personally think could be viable additions in the future plus additional destinations that the airline has never been flown to before and could als...

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by Cunard
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 94
Views: 9700

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

It is a big surprise that BA does not flies to Osaka, even if there is not much traffic, B787-8 could be the suitable aircraft for that route. They used too, I believe high costs of operating into KIX at that time was a determining factor to stop the service. I wonder if a LHR-CTS-KIX service would...

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by Cunard
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 94
Views: 9700

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I think we're more likely to see LGW-Lahore. Very interesting idea... I'm based at TPA/MCO currently and have wanted a LHR flight for years. I always thought if BA ever resumed PK, it would be from LHR which would require an arduous LGW-LHR transfer and thus I am also hoping for an MCO-LHR flight i...

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by Cunard
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 94
Views: 9700

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

Pairing CAN and TPE together, are you for real as politics would never let happen!

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by Cunard
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 96
Views: 13959

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

kalvado wrote:
I wonder how much of Canada's CAD$1.8 trillion public debt is held in a gulf....


''Held in a gulf'' I guess that your referring to a Gulf state which there are several!

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by Cunard
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)
Replies: 21
Views: 6511

Re: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)

BCN is not that bad , it’s high volume low yield ... the old terminal is fit for purpose ... never used the new terminal , possibly that’s an unjustified spend I can assure you that the money spent on the ''new'' terminal 1 was totally ''justified'' and is far superior to the original Terminal whic...

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by Cunard
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 230
Views: 20896

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

Is this the first A380 to operate out of Gatwick to the America’s? Yes it is, the current 3 daily Emirates Dubai to LGW route is the only A380 route from LGW, there has been no other operators of the A380 at the airport although it has seen several visits from various airlines on diversions or one ...

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by Cunard
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 230
Views: 20896

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

Is this the first A380 to operate out of Gatwick to the America’s? Yes it is, the current Emirates Dubai to LGW route is the only A380 route from the LGW, there has been no other operators of the A380 at the airport although it has seen several visits from various airlines on diversions or one off ...

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by Cunard
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 6586

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

Then through security again (didn't I already go through security in Budapest???) UK does not trust any other country's security. It is far from unique in this. Try making an international to international connection in DFW and see what happens. Ready to board...NOT YET! Random security check, aske...

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by Cunard
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 6586

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

There just simply isn’t the room at T5. Most of BA’s lower yielding flights sit at T3. It's not based on yield surely? A380 to Vancouver? Las Vegas, Barcelona? It is not to do with yields really. The flights with the least connecting passengers generally at T3 because there is no easy airside trans...

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by Cunard
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Replies: 48
Views: 6586

Re: Current Status of LHR Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4?

It would be nice to get rid of T4, it's too small and the wrong shape, poorly located and splits public transport, as trains and tubes have to divide between T4 and T5 whereas the new T6 will share the same T5 railway stations. It really is awful. I did a flight on QR this summer on the A380 and th...

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4950

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA 747 service?

That's probably because British Airways fly to all those aforementioned airports but don't fly to CLT hence why you don't see the airlines 747's and to be honest you probably won't do in the foreseeable future.

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad 787-9 possible new routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2495

Re: Etihad 787-9 possible new routes

A real long shot but Etihad could deploy the 789 to STN therefore offering the first direct flight from London's third airport to the Middle East with all the available onward connections going east. STN owners MAG have clearly stated that they are actively pursuing long haul carriers to STN and the...

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by Cunard
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied
Replies: 49
Views: 6595

Re: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied

The elusive green Boeing 747 for Braniff that got painted in the 'Great Pumpkin' livery but never actually flew for the airline and it was subsequently repainted and sold to Wardair.

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by Cunard
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?
Replies: 27
Views: 5423

Re: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?

I seem to recall that an Asian airline had beds fitted on a 747 that were certified for take off and landing, Philippine Airlines perhaps? :old: I guess your referring to the old story going back to the 1990's regarding cleaners being caught using those beds on the upper deck of the Philippine Airl...

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by Cunard
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7808

Re: Could BMI have survived?

As a fellow BCAL fanboy I can totally relate to your post as I've often wondered what could have become of the airline if it had survived to this day especially if that 'white night' rescue by SAS ever happened. It's unbelievable that the demise of BCAL occurred almost 30 years ago and I think the a...

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by Cunard
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?
Replies: 32
Views: 7578

Re: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?

CZ should put them on the prestigious LHR route.

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by Cunard
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trident 3 with skinned over windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 1913

Re: Trident 3 with skinned over windows?

The main galley was situated in the aft section of the Trident there were never any aircraft configurated with a galley in the position of the covered windows as seen in the photo. Although I can't explain why the windows are covered surely any idea of them being covered over because of a galley mus...

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by Cunard
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6176

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

RIP, but...... Look at the state of that beach! I could understand if the plane crashed on to the sand and that was debris from the aircraft, but if it crashed in to the sea and was washed up to the shoreline then all that rubbish was already there. Terrible! That was my thoughts as well regarding ...

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by Cunard
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12019

Re: Rest of the UK thread

WOW Air ends Bristol service on the 27 October 2017.

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12019

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Samrnpage wrote:
For NI I reckon the biggest missing player is WOW. I reckon due to the lack of American flights they could work with a 3x weekly flight to BFS.
)


Aren't Norwegian already flying from BFS to the USA.

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12019

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Would they not just transport the engine to Cardiff rather than flying the aircraft over?

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?
Replies: 14
Views: 5556

Re: Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?

So another thread about downstairs toilets on aircraft, what from the numerous previous threads regarding this subject did know one understand!

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 15519

Re: Now more A380s the passenger 747s

With most of the major airlines of the world now flying the Airbus A380 who were previously long standing Boeing 747 operators I'm not really surprised but up until now I have never thought of it but sure the time has come for the 380 to surpass the passenger versions of the venerable Boeing 747, im...

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12019

Re: Rest of the UK thread

OXF LH MUC

Your having a laugh aren't you!

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's on India-Europe Sector
Replies: 37
Views: 5328

Re: LCC's on India-Europe Sector

But considering that India and in particular Delhi and Mumbai both currently don't have any direct flights to Manchester and also seeing that the Indian sub continent is the largest undeserved market from Manchester I can see it being a valid point regarding 9W. Manchester to India will happen soone...

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 37020

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

MAN-TPA on Thomas Cook? Would love to see it, I don't think TCX's S18 programme is finalised, but at this stage I think it's less likely than not. My expectation is that further long haul growth will be heading east, with more frequencies from existing Middle East (whatever happened to Kuwait?) and...

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW & Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 4248

Re: LGW & Europe

In the past LGW has seen scheduled flights from most of the major European national airlines including the following. Air France Air Moldova Air Serbia Alitalia Atlantic Airways Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Brussels Airlines CSA Cyprus Airways Estonian Airways Iberia JAT Yugoslav Airlines KLM Lithuani...

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by Cunard
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW & Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 4248

Re: LGW & Europe

There's also new competition from Norwegian's Boeing 787-9 routes to the U.S. as well... I think we're all aware of Norwegian and their shiny new Boeing 787's flying to the USA but we are actually discussing Gatwick and Europe! Okay, but my point was that Norwegian could use these routes to connect...

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by Cunard
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners look shorter in real life
Replies: 38
Views: 6108

Re: Airliners look shorter in real life

For me it has to be an Airbus A350, at all angles it looks far smaller than expected and it doesn't look as wide as it should considering how many passengers it can accommodate.

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by Cunard
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW & Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 4248

Re: LGW & Europe

mainly heavy competition from Easyjet, plus relatively slot constricted airport makes it very unapealling for a lot af airlines I suppose. There's also new competition from Norwegian's Boeing 787-9 routes to the U.S. as well... I think we're all aware of Norwegian and their shiny new Boeing 787's f...

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by Cunard
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW & Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 4248

Re: LGW & Europe

When it comes to the catchment area of the major London airports it means sod all to be honest as I live in Southampton in Hampshire and I travel to the following airports although LHR is my airport of choice. LHR 65 miles distance LGW 90 miles distance STN 123 miles distance And SOU 5 miles distanc...

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by Cunard
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's on India-Europe Sector
Replies: 37
Views: 5328

Re: LCC's on India-Europe Sector

According to ch.aviation Spicejet have retracted from their original plans to fly to Europe and for now the airline will instead concentrate on flights from India to Asian destinations.

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by Cunard
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW & Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 4248

Re: LGW & Europe

In the past LGW has seen scheduled flights from most of the major European national airlines including the following. Air France Air Moldova Air Serbia Alitalia Atlantic Airways Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Brussels Airlines CSA Cyprus Airways Estonian Airways Iberia JAT Yugoslav Airlines KLM Lithuania...

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