I can't believe that there will be more than 2-3 big players long term in VIE. So basically 1-2 have to go out of OS/EW, OE/FR, VY/VK, W6.
VK and OE are pouring in the highest investment, Wizz has/had the first mover advantage and maybe the lowest cost structure.
Probably talking about the "new" ex-AB frames, which are a bit different, i.e. no screens, thus the FAs have to do the security demonstration.Jump to post
TP with the new owners is highly unlikely. OU and JP don't bring much to the table, could be done via Eurowings themselves. If the Norwegian Deal (IAG) gets through, I reckon that LH will respond somehow and I see Jet2 and Blue Air and even Wizz as possible targets to expand Eurowings (and stay numb...Jump to post
Actually, the areas where the Germans and the English go are mainly separated. If you spend time in Cala Ratjada for example, all road sign advertisements are German. Other parts are more English dominated. So it’s very appealing to parts of the society who want the warmth without the Need for using...Jump to post
I dont understand why if you go to book a flight from NYC-DEL on skyteam they still try to route you through rome on AZ. (I am talking about a flight for December 2018). If you buy this ticket and the JFK-Italy flight is no longer running would you be rebooked on DL or AF/KLM? If you book via DL or...Jump to post
I can’t see U2 being allowed to swallow the LIN station of AZ. And given the highly political process (and objectives), focusing on intercontinental connections and staff, I see W6 with limited chances. So my bet, in case it’s sold at all (knowing it’s Italy), is on LH. But probably not selling is m...Jump to post
DALCE wrote:FR will soon base 1 or 2 frames in ZRH to start new routes to OLB,SUF,PMI,ACE,IBZ & FUE on behalf of LaudaMotion. This will certainly shake up things in ZRH after the demise of Air Berlin.
FRA advised via NOTAM all airlines to cancel half their flights.Jump to post
They also applied for PEK-HAM ... still waiting for news about this. German-China bilateral is maxed out for Chinese Carriers, so not happening anytime soon with HU (except for getting frequencies of another route). AC already started shuffling around to start its SZX-FRA route (dropping some frequ...Jump to post
As per German news, the captain is also under supervision for not reporting on his FO.Jump to post
They already did it for SS18, where Mostar won and got 2 weekly flights each to both DUS and STR. There were talks in the FDH press (one of the possible destinations) that it would mean a flight to DUS, so DUS is the most likely for KSC. Maybe another frequency to HAM/STR/MUC. VIE is too close as an...Jump to post
Garzweiler is to the wrong side of DUS/CGN to make it worthwhile.Jump to post
They signed a letter of support (valid for 18 months) and the German press reported that it is likely (>50%) binding under German law. Would be a huge blow to EY if this view is validated by a court.Jump to post
There are reasons, why AB lost more than 10€ per passenger. Fact is, loads, especially in Y have been incredibly low at the LH flight. barely more than a 100 passengers on the plane.
It's a perfect route for the A321LR if EW (or U2, or B6 or someone else) gets it.
The 330neo has barely a chance at LH. They plan to fly the LH/LX 343 to 2025, and the same is rumored to be happening to the OS 763/772 with some used 772s replacing the oldest 763s.
So the question is, what will they order for 2025. I doubt it will be 339s.
I think a lot of persons are jumping to conclusions too early. SN is very very similiar to EW in its offering (with EW getting a C for longhaul, and their Best class on Short haul). EW is also hubbing at DUS, and no one is talking about dehubbing BRU. So the real question is about the brand (Lufthan...Jump to post
Given the amount (738) this person could very well be facing jail time.Jump to post
Considering they were more or less producing 2 per month for most of the recent months, an increase to 3.5 does't seem so far fetched...Jump to post
Most are put on chartered flights anyway, because it is cheaper to put together 50-60 and the personal needed on one flight than having multiple flights with just one deportation. The example with Afghanistan is stupid, as there are no commercial flights between the two countries. Tunisia would be a...Jump to post
They will need it in time to operate the DUS routes, i.e. Summer schedule.Jump to post
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