You have all missed the next route on the QR list (UK at least). At the Cardiff launch Mr. Baker said that the next UK / Irish airport he wants to launch is Belfast International BFS. This has been reported in local media again recently, we are just awaiting confirmation unless something has change...Jump to post
Not an expert either, but i have heard AMS is preferred operationally as CDG has a convoluted bag sorting process (much more misconnects/losses than ams) along with AF labor strikes Not sure if the data bears this out but I agree. The strikes in France, not just by AF but also airport ground worker...Jump to post
Why on earth would you want them at your local airport? Dreadful airline and they tend to 'infest' airports once they turn up, driving other half decent carriers away and constantly expanding . Awful. I mean which airport would want an airline that's constantly expanding? Good for the airport grant...Jump to post
Why on earth would you want them at your local airport? Dreadful airline and they tend to 'infest' airports once they turn up, driving other half decent carriers away and constantly expanding. Forget about having any other choice once FR are in, this is the problem we have at EMA nowadays, even BHX...Jump to post
Hoping they'll open up a base at Cardiff Why on earth would you want them at your local airport? Dreadful airline and they tend to 'infest' airports once they turn up, driving other half decent carriers away and constantly expanding. Forget about having any other choice once FR are in, this is the ...Jump to post
Channex757 wrote:Cunard wrote:Would they not just transport the engine to Cardiff rather than flying the aircraft over?
It'll come in a freighter, so as it's coming from Canada it might mean something interesting for the local spotters.
There's a solid airline for sale. - A strong leisure driven network from one of Europes biggest markets. https://media.alternativeairlines.com/images/stories/monarch-lgw-route-map.jpg - 35 A320's including everything, pilots, support. - 737MAX order, although it's unclear who paid what. I can't ima...Jump to post
I think the word on the grapevine is its 50/50 at the minute. Some of the routes seem to be doing ok and at some point they must have been doing ever better as they applied for A320 ops until it was blocked. Who applied for A320 ops and who blocked whom? Flybe only operate the Q400, E175 & E195...Jump to post
Nothing much, BCN will continue to see constant growth. Vueling will become Catalan airline (rather than Spanish) Both Air Europa have centered their operations at MAD and the few routes that they have to/from the rest of Spain will all probably continue. Your assuming an independent Catalonia woul...Jump to post
There is value in the company (hopefully) as the MAX leases actually have some saleability. MAEL is a money maker too. I am wondering if someone in the press has got hold of a whisper that confidential takeover or part sale talks have not gone well. I would imagine the liquidator will divest any li...Jump to post
I doubt they'll ever take them up but I can see them converting the order to A330 900 in the future to replace their A330sJump to post
I'm sure Delta's legal department will come up with a way to perhaps transfer the order to VS , then lease the frames from them or some other clever idea. to get around the tariff's Why would VS want them? Red didn't work, and I can't see them building up a European network given it seems the conti...Jump to post
It's widely assumed in the industry that VS will not take the 380's on order. It was widely assumed that the A380 order would be cancelled as part of the A350 deal, but it wasn't. Inquiring minds wonder why not? :scratchchin: If they haven't taken them by now it seems very unlikely. The assumption ...Jump to post
Associated Press is reporting, or rather speculating, this afternoon that Norwegian is in negotiations to buy, the whole, or parts of Monarch. Norwegian declines to comment. Why would they do that? Surely buying 30 737MAX-8 straight from Boeing would be cheaper than buying 30 undelivered 737MAX-8 p...Jump to post
As this was announced/discussed back in April... http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1361303 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1361481 ...is this the first time the flight times have been released or what is the news? The flights have been put on sale today and fligh...Jump to post
Great news for Cardiff Airport and Wales! Securing a daily 787 service to the gulf is a massive coup for the airport and Wales and will hopefully get other airlines to consider routes to Wales.
downdata wrote:I dont get how some people can just live on a tiny piece of rock in the middle of the atlantic ocean
Glad to see Icelandair increase service to the Pacific Northwest. Like BlatantEcho, I am an AS loyalist and now tend to avoid DL, especially given their outrageous pricing on direct flights to AMS. I just hope that FI can improve the reliability issues - KEF has become increasingly congested and th...Jump to post
Interesting that they didn't just order 15 E170s instead. When was the last time an E170 was built? Unlike the E175 the E170 didn't receive a performance improvement package. In addition, the resale value of the E175 is much more attractive. Flybe also has a couple still on order. 4 to be delivered...Jump to post
The entitled to BA LHR service from the States has now expanded to CDG! I'm sure FRA, AMS, and seasonal to FCO is mandatory for any airport with a 9,000' runway, and more than 5M boarding per year. Have much of an axe to grind? This is A.net. The OP asked a valid question. I don't think Rome would ...Jump to post
It was flown from 2003 to 2009, in an A343 that wasn't daily service, but was year-round. I believe the route was transferred to SEA, which is now a daily 744. Sounds right . I meant to type 2009 but hit an 8 instead. Can't recall if LH was at SEA at the time, but a move north makes sense. LH start...Jump to post
Actually as a hub AMS is far better than CDG. If Delta did launch a CDG route then it would be targeting more O&D traffic. Paris like London is a massive tourist destination. AMS may been as "better" than CDG from a passenger point of vue (I would say "easier"), but CDG offe...Jump to post
Well, DL already flies PDX-AMS, so why no PDX-CDG ? is there more Dutch interests in the Portland area than French ones ? And CDG is a by far more important Hub in Continental Europe than AMS... Actually as a hub AMS is far better than CDG. If Delta did launch a CDG route then it would be targeting...Jump to post
If PDX were to get a CDG service then I can only see Delta Airlines providing it. With maybe Norwegian as an outside bet.Jump to post
Years ago I flew to LHR from Boston on a $199.00 round trip fare and the airport taxes were $100.00 extra. The fees are much higher today and since that time I have avoided London and instead have visited FCO.AMS,MUC,BCN,MAD,ATH,BRU,MXP,VCE,etc. The point being rather than pay these outrageous fees...Jump to post
Hoping they'll open up a base at Cardiff. They have 2 routes Faro and Tenerife at the moment. I could see a 1 aircraft base like Bournemouth working well with a couple of non based flights thrown in as well. If they don't base I'd hope they'd add some more routes Gran Canaria, Girona and Krakow wou...Jump to post
Hoping they'll open up a base at Cardiff. They have 2 routes Faro and Tenerife at the moment. I could see a 1 aircraft base like Bournemouth working well with a couple of non based flights thrown in as well. If they don't base I'd hope they'd add some more routes Gran Canaria, Girona and Krakow woul...Jump to post
This will be a welcome addition to the 1 stop options with KLM from Cardiff Airport and many regional airport's. Orlando is really popular from South Wales. Maybe in the future they'll look at direct flights to UK regional airports that don't have a direct link or only a small offering like BHX .Jump to post
LGW-MCO: BA, VS, MT, and DY STN-MCO: MT STN & LGW-SFB: BY (charter) MAN-MCO: VS, MT MAN-SFB: BY (charter) There's way more than that: GLA-MCO: VS, MT BFS-MCO: VS NCL-SFB: BY BHX-SFB: BY EDI-SFB: BY EMA-SFB: BY BRS-SFB: BY 2. Why doesn't BA, at least seasonally, use larger equipment? If not 744,...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:Jerry123 wrote:A330 800neo could be a possibility especially if AA order them.
In what way would an AA order make any difference to AY?
I think AY need something smaller than 350-900 and 350-1000 is not good idea, because it results to too many configurations in quite small fleet. I think main reason AY take 3 350-900 with 336 seat is that they cannot fill J seats in leisure heavy routes. Also AYs LF improve after they cease some r...Jump to post
Selling INV-AMS on KLM to long haul has nothing to do with VS, makes zero difference. They're already codesharing on a JV with Delta, that's the strenght in their core market, not having a VS codeshare on two points unconnected to VS network. Delta came late to LHR, AA and UA came in 1991, DL had t...Jump to post
AirbusA322 wrote:Does anyone see the VS brand going in the medium term? We saw what happened over at VX so can't be ruled out.
Virgin Australia could be the last Virgin standing.
jomur wrote:Virgin had better remove all references to being British then....
Wonder if IAG will lodge a complaint about Delta owning more than 49%...
If Ryanair wanted to do low cost long haul they'd be doing it. They wouldn't need to buy Alitalia to do it. If Alitalia goes bust Ryanair will expand in Italy and take over a lot of the routes but only the ones that make money. You bet they'd happily take those LIN slots and say "Blablabla Air...Jump to post
I'd say BA would be a good chance of 10 to 12 for the right price! It might free up some slots at LHR! I wonder if Virgin will ever take their order as well?Jump to post
Will the A321 be able to cover some of the narrowbody East Coast-Europe flights? This could be beneficial for LCCs who want to break in to the transatlantic market. It seems this market is all mixed up right now, no one way to service. For example, IAD has six flights today to LHR. Every flight use...Jump to post
Do Virgin Atlantic still use 747's on their LHR ops? Happy to be corrected if I'm wrong. Cheers Ben Virgins 747s tend to operate on the holiday routes out of MAN and LGW. Heathrow is mostly 789s and A340s. I work at Gatwick so am used to seeing them there, still gives me a 'buzz' each time I see th...Jump to post
I was looking at movements for Heathrow and was suprised to see that if you exclude BA, the only other 747 operator is UA with their flight from SFO. Did I miss some out? Not the cargo ops. I know that UA will end this soon so will it only be BA left flying them at LHR? Do Virgin Atlantic still use...Jump to post
Would love to see them do CWL-NYC 4 to 5 weekly in the summer at least. I do think South Wales would appeal to American tourists. Lots of history especially castles in Wales! Another would be CWL-MCO once a week. Toronto has a good history from Cardiff but not sure if Norwegian would be allowed to d...Jump to post
Would someone like Eisenhower or Patton or FDR, an American who was instrumental in the liberation of Western Europe be a good fit for the MAX (the 737 does a lot of Western European flying) or would that be in poor taste? I'm asking specifically the European community on the forum but anyone can g...Jump to post
Looks like their onboard meal options are $70 or $40 for a meal :shock: I guess it depends on the quality of the meal before I'd get googly eye'd. Those are relatively short TATL and a good meal before could get you through. I'm saying that's shockingly overpriced. I'd be surprised if literally any...Jump to post
Flown KLM a couple of times and found them pretty good but if it was between them and Delta I'd choose Delta. The last time i flew back from the US it was via CDG on a Delta flight from SEA but an Air France flight number. I found transiting CDG a bit of a pain because of the internal security point...Jump to post
impact of Dublin transit with clearance (BHX) Not surprised at all. Once Aer Lingus becomes a member of Oneworld & AA / IAG TATL pricing, I expect DUB to impact USA flying from the UK Regions even more with MAN being the most vulnerable, currently drawing & depending on USA bound passengers...Jump to post