I highly suspect it's LH (Group). If the pilot deal goes through (currently in ballot), they need to expand the KTV flying (overall), while it's partly shrinking, as the 4U part is moved to EW. So they need aircraft. Also the number kind of makes sense. It could be the 30 options and the one ntu by ...Jump to post
What will happen is that the oldest 767s will be replaced by used 777s, to not lose the advantage of one type rating. And in 2022, maybe a bit earlier, (when the current leases for the younger frames expire) they will do a complete roll-over. Depending on the LH Group orders by then, 787s or 350s (c...Jump to post
Only E2 is advertising jobs so far for the wetleases they plan to integrate. Otherwise, I see don't see anything positive on the horizon. U2 will probably not take on a basis in MUC and LH won't be able to (competition reasons). Hence the cutting of the MUC-CGN/HAM flights. If they will operate nigh...Jump to post
Also BA has allegedly bid for parts of the AB shorthaul business, is reported by the German press, see for example:
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/d ... 00593.html
The ME3 have reduced their annual capacity growth to something like 3%. If they continue this way, one can calculate their needs and see that something doesn't fit. I.e. some deferrals are to be expected.Jump to post
To be honest, anyway the German government will pay everyone for at least 3 months to come. All AB pilots willing to work, will find a job elsewhere, if AB will not continue. The chance that some serious investor will show up an buy entire Air Berlin to continue everything including the problems is...Jump to post
jfklganyc wrote:Who would buy tickets post August on AB?
This isnt US chap 11!
As it seems now, the buyers won't take over the employees directly, but force them to reapply. Especially the people with the most generous contracts (read old LTU) are unhappy about it. As is written by the media, the walk-out of 200 pilots (out of 1500 total pilots) mainly represents captains (i.e...Jump to post
There are some huge routes, where AB is the only competing carrier, i.e. DUS/CGN/HAM/TXL-MUC, DUS-VIE/ZRH, DUS/CGN-TXL, and more (just top off my hat). All routes where AB carried more than half a million passengers annually. Given the statements so far, it is clear however, that LH knows that they ...Jump to post
AB is retreating from TXL and shifting capacity to DUS. There won't be any new long haul destination out of TXL for the time being.Jump to post
The Swiss airforce is only available during working hours, for the other 14hours they have an agreement with the French and the German airforce to provide coverage, if needed.Jump to post
Will there be any entry level fare discounts? I poked around on SWISS.com (you have to book WK tickets there if you're American) and the cheapest economy seats nonstop DEN to ZRH from June 4th and onward were over $1,800! :( I know its non-stop and during summer but I thought WK was a leaisure carr...Jump to post
aviationjunky wrote:What kind of airline would allow for someone to bid below seat value for an empty seat? If they are bidding for the seat to be empty, odds are its going to be empty anyways. That sounds a little odd to me.
Does EW has a flight number structure? EW 3 digit long haul EW 4 digit short haul I don't know on exact numbers but that's roughly what it is. No, the Flightnumbers are based on the basis the flight is operated from. CGN (the oldest) has the range up to 0999, that's why long-haul flights are in the...Jump to post
4 A319 will move to E2 (Eurowings Europe). D-AGWP to D-AGWS. D-AGWP is already repainted, Q is in the paintshop. All A320s are leaving this year (Some to LH others are being parked, they are all 20years +). Regarding the other A319s nothing is decided yet, as there is no new contract signed with the...Jump to post
Cash from North-Rhine Westphalia is nearly out of the question, as a new conservative/neoliberal administration is about to take office end of the month. They already told the press that they think it's nearly impossible that AB will provide a proposal which could be approved. And that they don't wa...Jump to post
Just read this month an interview with a senior official of BBD that they expect to deliver 10 CS in H1. Considering that there are 3 CS1 delivered to LX and 1 CS3 to BT so far and there are 2 CS3 flying (1 to each), this means there need to be 4 more. My guess would be the last two CS1 for LX and t...Jump to post
I'd imagine the 5 really old 330-300 and then the opportunity to decide between growth and further replacement regarding the 330-200.Jump to post
7. The wet leased planes have EW interiors, correct. But they do keep the AB Recaro seats and just get different headrest covers. 9. Tricky question: AB is pulling off some routes so these routes aren't taken over by EW directly but more like "indirectly" since EW "starts to operate&...Jump to post
One has to realize though that according to German media the effective losses are not that big. The old CEO's kept a 'fancy' book keeping, overvaluing a lot of the assets. So supposedly they did a lot of (non-cash) write-offs, which is why the losses are that big. Performance wise it should be in li...Jump to post
The next LX CS100 had its first flight two weeks ago and I expect it to be delivered shortly.Jump to post
TP couldn't get slots in DUS and thus opening CGN. Btw interesting to note to the German market is that there were negotiations some years ago (5?, it was the time when QR got some additional ones) and the VAE were offered to freeze the then current frequencies, but make them available to all airpor...Jump to post
C-FOYA had her first flight yesterday!Jump to post
They poured in 1.5bn in AB alone! Through equity, buying off parts for (high) prices, mezzanine debt, debt, and Insurance coverage for third party debt. The figure is before the recent Niki buy off. Most people consider all of that money gone! AB has been losing more than 300 million per year since ...Jump to post
https://www.facebook.com/16699009332221 ... 832909957/
Here is some footage of the CS100 doing a pre-run for the flyby for the Lauberhorn Ski Race. As far as I know they cancelled the 'official ' flyby due to weather.
I don't know how much credibility to give to a report, which gets simple facts wrong. LH alone has more than 100 million passengers a year, so I don't know how they come up with the combined 97 millionJump to post
Swiss' first CS300 should go into revenue service in October. https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/818033592970317825 SWISS plans Bombardier CSeries CS300 first revenue flight on 09OCT17 I think that is LX being conservative. All announcements they have made have pointed towards Q2 and CS300s ba...Jump to post
You won't hear about it until the end of the year (my guess). In the original planning, they had 10 delivery slots each for 2016,17,18, and they are still open to specify the last tranch (5) of aircraft. Based on the last specification, the deadline for it is a little bit more than 12 months and exp...Jump to post