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by Jerry123
Sun May 20, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 49
Views: 8202

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

I direct you back to http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1394319#p20410033 Maintenance costs are high. A mostly one type fleet will make FlyBE more attractive to a potential acquirer. They have 2 fleet types once the E195s go they'll have aircraft perfectly suited to their operat...

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by Jerry123
Sun May 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 49
Views: 8202

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

Dash 8s are built like tanks. They'll last another 20 years easily. The 'classic' DH3s with the life extension programme will last until they're 50. I direct you back to http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1394319#p20410033 Maintenance costs are high. A mostly one type fleet will...

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by Jerry123
Sun May 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 26
Views: 3033

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Naples is very leisure based and also sees a lot of cruises. I know TUI will have a ship operating out of there for Summer 2019. I don't see it being an attractive destination for an US3 but I'm surprised Qatar doesn't operate there.

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by Jerry123
Fri May 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 49
Views: 8202

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

Everyone is deposing of the ERJ-190/195’s. It is going to be hard to sell the latest model with the previous model not doing well. There sweet spot in this narrow tube is the 75 - 80 passenger model. In Europe there are 20 operators of the E190/195 model and 10 of the E170/175 model and a few airli...

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by Jerry123
Wed May 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 49
Views: 8202

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

I don't know how they are supposed to negotiate good prices on a Q400 when they openly declare that the Q400 is the only plane they are interested in. Flybe have stated that they've no intention to submit a new aircraft order so I guess this isn't too important, and given that Flybe are one of the ...

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by Jerry123
Wed May 16, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6038

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

It could be that a LHR-LAS service by Virgin will be them operating it instead of Delta. Pretty sure i read somewhere on here that LAS is a target city for them but they might not have the aircraft to operate their own flight.

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by Jerry123
Thu May 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 11910

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

www.cardiff-airport.com/news/2018/05/10 ... milestone/
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The 1.5 million passengers mark has been reached at Cardiff Airport.
www.cardiff-airport.com/news/2018/05/10 ... milestone/

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by Jerry123
Sun May 06, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 271
Views: 39235

Re: MAN news - 2018

MANMatthew wrote:
Yes 359 I would say a possibility too, if any. Interesting that Cardiff gets 359 straight away.

It was a one off to launch the route as the wings are made in Wales. Was an amazing sight!

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by Jerry123
Sat May 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 32982

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

I'd say that they are probably talking to them about the 777 replacements whether more 787 10s or 777 8 or 9. They are probably as well talking to Airbus as well as I'm sure they'd have put forward the A350 1000 as an option.

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by Jerry123
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 191
Views: 8865

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flew Flybe Cardiff to Edinburgh return at Easter, haven't booked it but will be doing Cardiff to Portland via Amsterdam at the end of June and I've already booked Cardiff to Madrid with Iberia Express and then Madrid to Heathrow with BA mid August!

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by Jerry123
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 84
Views: 3354

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

I've got a trip coming up in August to Madrid and i booked the return with BA to Heathrow to fly on their short haul 767, never flown with BA either so should be an interesting experience!

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by Jerry123
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 8963

Re: The Future of the Virgin of Airlines

Honestly can't see them changing the name it's too well known. Also does Virgin Atlantic actually pay for the Virgin name?

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by Jerry123
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO
Replies: 71
Views: 11033

Re: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO

If they are looking at London it'll be Heathrow. Orlando would have no problem sustaining LHR and LGW. It's a pity they won't look at other airports as Florida is always popular from the UK regions.

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by Jerry123
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40807

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Would IAG keep TATL routes on truck routes to points like JFK and LAX? I can't see how those routes could make money. Maybe redistribute the aircraft to less competitive cities from LGW? Is DY making any money CDGJFK or LGWLAX? Could money be made? Depends on what sort of passengers they are pickin...

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by Jerry123
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 11910

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

www.cardiff-airport.com/news/2018/04/12 ... er-growth/
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Cardiff Airport continues to grow.
Stats for March 2018 from the airport.
96,767 passengers passed through the airport up 11% on 2017.
The rolling year was 1,488,000 up 10% on 2017.
www.cardiff-airport.com/news/2018/04/12 ... er-growth/

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by Jerry123
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40807

Re: IAG Looking into buying Norwegian

This is definitely a surprise development. Helpful for their UK AOC for activity after Brexit. There might be some serious competition issues, particularly within Spain. It could also be a bit of a shot across the bow at the Finnish government saying that if they won't let IAG buy AY, then they wil...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6663

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

My home airport is Cardiff CWL. We don't get a lot of long haul but do get about 10 Caribbean flights throughout the winter operated by TUI with their 787 8s. The airport has Qatar starting in a couple of weeks and the inaugural flight will be an A350 900 then it'll shift to 787 8s. The airport also...

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by Jerry123
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 271
Views: 39235

Re: MAN news - 2018

A leaked list of tenants in MSY's new north terminal shows Thomas Cook, so I guess an announcement of MAN-MSY should be coming soon. I wonder if they will start in February/spring of 2019 when the terminal opens or wait until the summer. Spring is our busiest tourism season with Mardi Gras and the ...

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by Jerry123
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 11910

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

The inaugural Qatar Airways flight for Cardiff Airport on Tuesday 1st May 2018 will be on an A350 900 and will arrive at 12.50 and depart at 15.55.

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by Jerry123
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 11910

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

TUI have released there Summer 2019 schedule for Cardiff Airport This is what Summer 2019 looks like for CWL at the moment. All flights look like they are on TUI aircraft. Bourgas 1 weekly Monday Dubrovnik 1 weekly Thursday NEW route Larnaca 1 weekly Sunday Paphos 2 weekly Wednesday and Sunday incre...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12548

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

No you’re missing my point. CWL, BRS and BHX are all well within the LHR catchment area, hence their ability to attract long haul is constrained. Wales does not exist in a self contained bubble (news to some, I know) but exists in a marketplace with many more frequent and attractive options. You ke...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12548

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Commercial reality finally hitting home? Let’s see how long Qatar last at CWL..... People should be rooting for routes like this to survive. You want me to cheer as if it’s a football team? “Yaaaay go Wales, the plucky taxpayer funded airport!” went the chant. Marketing analytics is my day job, I’m...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12548

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Commercial reality finally hitting home? Let’s see how long Qatar last at CWL..... Completely different market with no competition. Rubbish, the reason BRS and CWL lack long haul is their proximity to LHR via the M4. They’ll be competing with the ME3. Also Etihad were not only competing with QR at ...

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by Jerry123
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12548

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Completely different market with no competition. QR will have free reign of Wales/Bristol/The southwest area. EY at EDI are fighting QR and EK not too far away. Why didn't QR end up in Bristol rather than Cardiff? Bristol is the more populous of the two cities. Is the runway at BRS too short? Runwa...

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by Jerry123
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12548

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

skipness1E wrote:
Commercial reality finally hitting home?
Let’s see how long Qatar last at CWL.....

Completely different market with no competition.

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by Jerry123
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 11910

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Qatar Airways inaugural flight to Cardiff Airport will be with an A350 900 and then a 787 8 from then on.

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by Jerry123
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 11910

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Thanks for the update and I'm pleased that the other AirBridge is going to replace the condemned one and the one on stand 10 is to be refurbished meaning that Cardiff will eventually have three fully operational AirBridges again :-) Yes having 3 working airbridges is a good selling point for CWL, I...

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by Jerry123
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 11910

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

The new airbridge at Cardiff Airport has been fitted now. Also the stands in that area will be reconfigured with 2 new ones 7L and 8R being created with 7L being the wide body stand. 8R will be inbetween 8 and 7 and stand 7 will be moved up a bit. Also the Welsh government will invest £6 million mo...

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by Jerry123
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS dropping LGW - CUN
Replies: 43
Views: 8176

Re: VS dropping LGW - CUN

Possibly a side effect of their 787s problems. Maybe the aircraft is needed elsewhere? Also could Virgin Holidays just use another carrier?

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by Jerry123
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 11910

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

The new airbridge at Cardiff Airport has been fitted now. Also the stands in that area will be reconfigured with 2 new ones 7L and 8R being created with 7L being the wide body stand. 8R will be inbetween 8 and 7 and stand 7 will be moved up a bit. Also the Welsh government will invest £6 million mor...

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by Jerry123
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?
Replies: 51
Views: 2188

Re: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?

Definitely Cardiff Airport! Landing on runway 30 on a clear day gives a lovely view of the city as you approach along the Bristol channel!

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by Jerry123
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to expect on DL's HKG-SEA-HKG service? What aircraft?
Replies: 20
Views: 2081

Re: What to expect on DL's HKG-SEA-HKG service? What aircraft?

Flown Delta quite a few times and they are a very good airline with friendly and attentive crew and very good service. I've never been able to find a fault with them. Enjoy your flight with them!

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by Jerry123
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian increase London Heathrow flights from 7 - 10 Weekly
Replies: 15
Views: 2097

Re: Ethiopian increase London Heathrow flights from 7 - 10 Weekly

It's amazing how airline's always seem to find extra slots Heathrow!

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by Jerry123
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 11910

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Flybe are planning to add a 4th based aircraft to their Cardiff base potentially for Summer 2019 and are looking at new routes to Spain, the UK, Germany and Italy. The base for 2018 will be 3 aircraft 2 E195s and 1 E175 until the end of June then it'll become 1 E195 and 2 E175s from then on. https:/...

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by Jerry123
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Size of US-Europe market
Replies: 59
Views: 5657

Re: Size of US-Europe market

And yet, that is a minuscule part of all US-Europe flights - which is the scope of this thread, as per the OP. 30 flights a day is hardly minuscule! Lol Had you bothered to read through the thread, you would have noticed the Daily Mail article linked to by devron upthread. It says there are 2,464 d...

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by Jerry123
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Size of US-Europe market
Replies: 59
Views: 5657

Re: Size of US-Europe market

A little UK-centred (or even LHR-centred), are we? There's more to Europe than just the United Kingdom.... In fact, the 3 top airlines with regards to TA traffic are the US3. And the busiest trans Atlantic route is London to New York with over 30 daily flights. And yet, that is a minuscule part of ...

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by Jerry123
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Size of US-Europe market
Replies: 59
Views: 5657

Re: Size of US-Europe market

It's more confused than that because technically every BA flight is an AA flight and vice versa and every VS flight is a Delta flight and vice versa because of the joint ventures between them. It does get pretty complicated, however the fact that VS and BA have always, even pre codeshares, operated...

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by Jerry123
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Size of US-Europe market
Replies: 59
Views: 5657

Re: Size of US-Europe market

Just a detail but it's better to say Europe -USA, to not get mixed with the EU (European Union) True, because that includes countries like Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. Those are not EU-members, but they do have flights to the USA. However then you may ask, where to draw the border of Europe? Do...

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by Jerry123
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian planning Buenos Aires to Asia flights via Perth
Replies: 120
Views: 15700

Re: Norwegian planning Buenos Aires to Asia flights via Perth

I'm curious how the rights work. How does Norwegian get 5th freedom traffic rights between two countries on each end which are not its home country? Why would Australia allow that? They didn't allow Singapore Airlines to fly MEL-LAX when they got their A380's. They could always set up Norwegian Aus...

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by Jerry123
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 62
Views: 8320

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

I follow him on Twitter and all he seems to do is review business class and first class! Nice life if you can get it!

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by Jerry123
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 58
Views: 9946

Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

I’m hoping brighter days for them now that AF-KLM is (or already did) buying 30% of VS. Maybe one of their groups LCCs will begin P2P flying out of LGW or MAN. It’s just going road for them because they’re in such a niche market, crammed in between BA and all of the LCCs in the market. That stake i...

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by Jerry123
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 58
Views: 9946

Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

Erm, last time I checked DUB wasn’t in the UK..... It's still part of the British Isles and believe that is what the poster is thinking when saying UK. It is also still highly inaccurate. This oversight and its defense discredits anyone who seeks to speak about "UK" market dynamics with a...

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by Jerry123
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 58
Views: 9946

Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

marky wrote:
Erm, last time I checked DUB wasn’t in the UK.....

It's still part of the British Isles and believe that is what the poster is thinking when saying UK.

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by Jerry123
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?
Replies: 58
Views: 9946

Re: Is Virgin Atlantic struggling on LHR-MIA?

I wonder if they may look at their holiday company more, but the problem for Virgin is are they an independent airline or just Delta UK? I think they will join Skyteam.in the end considering the stake Air France/KLM bought. Maybe a joint venture with Flybe for more feed from the regions and look at ...

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by Jerry123
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment

And what about the English regionals such as MAN and NCL losing any advantage if/when Scotland abolished APD? Perhaps residents of northern Northumberland and Cumbria may head up to EDI/GLA respectively if there is a something much cheaper. However, there is little overlap. The many hundreds of Sco...

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by Jerry123
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment

I'd be very surprised if IAG launched any UK regional services if APD was abolished. They want it to make their LHR and LGW ops more profitable. The only way i could see APD reduction or being devolved to Wales being a bonus is if it can be used to attract new airlines from Europe and maybe one of t...

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by Jerry123
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next long-haul targets
Replies: 47
Views: 7544

Re: Norwegian's next long-haul targets are....

They're doing it totally wrong by putting the focus on Gatwick. The APD will kill them. They should focos on growth elsewhere in Europe and minimalise their UK service. If I were them I'd put up long haul bases in Ireland and Belgium, just east and west of the UK, and then add feeder flights to the...

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by Jerry123
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 787's
Replies: 62
Views: 12862

Re: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 7

The 10 new routes will be interesting and i wonder if any will be in the UK? Belfast and Leeds must stand a good chance.

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by Jerry123
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 385
Views: 66661

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

They won't use it on JFK, that service is more about frequency than size of aircraft . . . Right. That's why they operate 6 (!) daily 747s (!) on the LHR-JFK run this summer. Frequencies are king :-) And depending which ones are operating they have a max of 347 and others have a max of 275 seats wh...

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by Jerry123
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 385
Views: 66661

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Has been discussed before but can't find it : WHERE WOULD BA's ADDITIONAL A380s FLY TO ? Obviously not to Asia considering how much the ME3 are flocking into London, nor to JFK as T7 cannot have them. They won't use it on JFK, that service is more about frequency than size of aircraft but i can see...

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