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by aemoreira1981
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 126
Views: 15989

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

Don't get Lufthansa's fleet policy. Potentially, adding another type, while still holding options for the A350. They seems to be the Thai Airways of western Europe: add all widebody types currently in service: they might operate the A330/B787/A350/B779/B748i/A380 by 2022 :shock: Or might the 787 be...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 42
Views: 5211

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

hvusslax wrote:
Are there a lot of Indians around Vancouver? They wanted a destination that could drive connections to Dehli.


But for Vancouver, going via the Orient would be way shorter.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zaragoza second busiest in Spain for cargo ops
Replies: 16
Views: 2274

Re: Zaragoza second busiest in Spain for cargo ops

This expansion would require that Inditex remains there as it drives the cargo at ZAZ.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Indigo to open new South East Asia routes for the incoming A321 neos
Replies: 20
Views: 2501

Re: RUMOR: Indigo to open new South East Asia routes for the incoming A321 neos

DEL/BOM to DPS seems extremely long for the 321N. Direct line is feasible, but with ATC delays and routings in the region thats going to push those legs to the limit. BLR a little more likely. Given all the engine troubles they are having with the NEOs, I am a little surprised to see them push inte...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air mulling widebody order
Replies: 57
Views: 10648

Re: Korean Air mulling widebody order

... especially when the 779X can easily fly as many pax as KE's existing A380s which are getting long in the tooth. I didn't know you could fit 12 first and 94 business seats along with 300 eco seats in the 779. EK has about 300 eco seats in their 77W but even with their 2-3-2 business only 42J and...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air mulling widebody order
Replies: 57
Views: 10648

Re: Korean Air mulling widebody order

Boeing may have another big order coming its way, courtesy of Korean Air. KE president Cho Won-tae tells reporters - “There is a very high possibility we will expand our fleet on the 787. The 777X would be a good replacement for our current 777 generation and we are also keeping in mind the A350 as...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4226

Re: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019

LY also plans to add Europe 747 routings. LY really should be considering converting the 787-8 order to 787-10. Before the 789s came online, their wide-body passenger fleet was 18 planes (6 each of B744, B763, and B77E). If the B788 order is converted to B78J (I could see a 330-345 seat configuratio...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European aviation in a over supply situation?
Replies: 34
Views: 5612

Re: European aviation crisis

I'd take Small Planet off the list partially. The Group as a whole was profitable last year...although their German and Polish operations are not. Azur Air of course is still around, but the planes are being moved to other units. The next domino I could see falling is FlyBe, especially if its aircra...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Report: Air Belgium on the Brink of Liquidation"
Replies: 17
Views: 4769

Re: "Report: Air Belgium on the Brink of Liquidation"

Airbus could be who decides to pull the plug as they own the Air Belgium fleet. If they go bust, might LH be interested in newer A343s to expand Eurowings? These were the fifth through second to last A343s built.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 82
Views: 16378

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

DFW was a bloodbath and it couldn’t support 3 carriers on DFW-KEF. As for JFK, that got moved to EWR on the A330. DL is now flying to KEF year round.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 261
Views: 24429

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Even at 2x weekly, this is a route few saw coming.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cobalt Air In Trouble
Replies: 43
Views: 7408

Re: Cobalt Air In Trouble

I have to wonder if A3 will assume some more of the traffic at LCA...although their planes are larger (minus the lone A319). I know A3 is all Airbus A320-family operator, but the Airbus A220-100 and -300 would be a model that could be really suited for operations to and from LCA, and adjustable with...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years

Boeing predicts market it wholly owns will do exceptionally well for well past 15 years beyond any stock investor window. Got it. Exactly. What plane is selling poorly as a passenger model so needs a PR boost for the freighter? Can’t be the 777X can it? I suspect the 747-8F, which still has value a...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years

This will be an interesting case for Boeing, with the B777X coming along. However, this is also a case where old models really may live on for a lot longer...especially the Boeing 767-300ER freighter and the Boeing 777-200LR freighter, and to a lesser extent, the Boeing 747-8 freighter. The Boeing 7...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop to Italy from SFO
Replies: 35
Views: 4813

Re: Nonstop to Italy from SFO

The issue is the front of the plane. Rome is the political capital of Italy, but the economic capital is Milan. The J traffic between Italy and the USA is primarily Milan to JFK and EWR (when AZ moved its main hub from MXP to FCO, JFK and NRT were intentionally spared for that reason), with some to ...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC
Replies: 44
Views: 5556

Re: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC

BOS-MEX on AM is a crap red-eye that arrives at 4 AM in MEX. Thanks, but no thanks. No wonder it’s cut. I think B6 will do better with their daytime flights. That's a huge problem...the MEX-BOS flight can only really target VFR traffic in BOS which isn't much. By contrast, AM operates 4x daily to J...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 23508

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

xwb777 wrote:
I wonder what is James Hogan's reaction when he hears and reads such news?

Everything is fine (fire raging around him).

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 5493

Re: Will the A380 become the MD-11 for cargo?

I will say no largely because of its wingspan. The 777F has succeeded the MD11F in that role.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Data: scrap value of an A380
Replies: 27
Views: 6259

Re: Data: scrap value of an A380

I assume (given the reported age) this is MSN 3, 9V-SKA? If so scrapping was the only realistic option. An interior refit of this bird, with its essentially custom wiring, would be a nightmare. This is a likely outcome for any of the first 25 frames that cannot find a new operator (like HiFly) will...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 34
Views: 5692

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

Probably couldn’t get a fourth daily slot into JFK.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EW and SN to merge by end-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 11330

Re: EW and SN to merge by end-2020

For my part, I'm happy our home carrier Luxair threw LH out as a shareholder a few years ago, otherwise they would've done the same to Luxair. Really, they "threw them out"? All I can find is that LH wanted to sell their 13% in 2015 and they did that. I see LH Group reducing to 4 brands: ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EW and SN to merge by end-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 11330

Re: EW and SN to merge by end-2020

What happens to the Africa network built by SABENA over the years will be interesting. I can’t see them abandoning routes like FIH or KGL, but Air France could push for the rest of Africa. I see LH Group reducing to 4 brands: Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo (separate AOC), Swiss, and Eurowings, with DUS,...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 13230

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

I would actually think that this is done by at least Delta in NYC...leasing apartments along the same bus route coming from JFK. When PK flew to JFK, they likely used the Roosevelt Hotel, managed by the airline since 1979 and fully owned since 1999.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 12407

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

I was just thinking about this---but what about B6 if they get the A321LR and have TATL ambitions? They obviously can't immediately break into primary Europe, but they could do secondary destinations with strong brand recognition in the USA...such as HAM and DUS year-round (taking Eurowings head-on ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 12407

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Tbh I could see AC doing better with a YYZ-HAM route, then u got loads with both Canada and US bound pax. Also EWR is not the most convenient place for those who want to go to manhattan or long island. However, EWR is likely where a slot is easiest to get as EWR is no longer slot-restricted. Recall...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 12407

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

I'd be surprised if DL or EW doesn't consider this route. EW could do this on a W pattern---DUS-EWR-HAM-EWR-DUS with a Biz Class-equipped A333 or A343. If the OS B763s are given a refresh, maybe the route could be VIE-EWR-HAM-EWR-VIE, as a 300-passenger EW wide-body is probably too much plane. This ...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 A321LR South America
Replies: 25
Views: 4050

Re: B6 A321LR South America

The limit is likely the São Paulo area with ICAO flight planning rules. The XLR would be needed for Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?
Replies: 46
Views: 6366

Re: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?

If AC had the A321LR on order, perhaps. But that’s pushing it with an acceptable alternate on the MAX.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 13670

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

Makes sense since KU already has A332s...would they take the A338 at 238t as well? They probably don’t need the full range. As for slots, probably the former HA slots and probably exchanging A332s for A338s, as the A332s at KU are partially owned by Airbus. Might someone like DE be interested in try...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Classic (-200/-200ER/300) - why so few leasing firm orders and why no RR leasing firm orders?
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

Re: Boeing 777 Classic (-200/-200ER/300) - why so few leasing firm orders and why no RR leasing firm orders?

Are you sure those aren't the result of sale-leasebacks? On Planespotters, I cannot locate any 77E or 773s with customer codes AL (BOC/SALE) or 6N. I am basing this off of the customer codes listed. For instance, an AerCap owned-B773 would be a Boeing 777-31H (1H being Emirates' customer code; Emir...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 38009

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Could you back that up with actual statistics, rather than assumptions from an armchair? Dont you think that dropping the route is quite a telling sign of not being able to fly the route profitably? Yes, when oil was at over $100 per barrel it became unfeasible with the A345, and aircraft that cons...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Classic (-200/-200ER/300) - why so few leasing firm orders and why no RR leasing firm orders?
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

Re: Boeing 777 Classic (-200/-200ER/300) - why so few leasing firm orders and why no RR leasing firm orders?

Not sure where you get the info - I just ran an order summary from Boeing and have the following lessor orders for 777 Classics: BOC - 2 777-200ER RR engine, 4 777-300 with RR engines ILFC - 43 777-200ER with all three engines, 8 777-300 with RR engines GECAS - 4 777-200ER all with GE engines (obvi...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights
Replies: 49
Views: 6876

Re: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights

There won't be any US based on airlines flying NA to ASEAN countries. So no, DTW-MNL doesn't work. It's terrible idea. Here is why JFK/LAX/SFO to BKK don't have direct flights. The Chinese airlines are pricing JFK to BKK R/T j at $2500 on most days. And it only adds a few more hours to the trip. In...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Classic (-200/-200ER/300) - why so few leasing firm orders and why no RR leasing firm orders?
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

Boeing 777 Classic (-200/-200ER/300) - why so few leasing firm orders and why no RR leasing firm orders?

By and large, the only leasing company that ordered the classic 777 versions (not including the B77W/L or its derivative freighter, which has received orders from GECAS, ILFC, Guggenheim, and ALC), was ILFC (now part of AerCap). Their orders consisted or PW4090-engined planes (which not too many oth...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights
Replies: 49
Views: 6876

Re: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights

[*]

Kno wrote:
I’m surprised nobody has tried a nonstop from BKK. Thailand is an incredibly popular vacation destination from the US.


High fuel prices killed BKK-JFK. Realistically, only SQ and QF have the high yield traffic to sustain such.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319
Replies: 33
Views: 8132

Re: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319

LAX772LR wrote:
stylo777 wrote:
with the transfer of the A340's to mainline LH

Will they maintain the "Jump" high-density configuration, or are they going to be reconfigured to what the current fleet is at now?


Eurowings is also a possibility. These planes are fully paid off. EW kept the CityLine configuration.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 631
Views: 75486

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

The big question, when is KE going to let DL do LAX-ICN and JFK-ICN. They have those markets all to themselves. The traffic between LAX-ICN is huge. KE offers nearly 5600 weekly seats on JFK-ICN using premium heavy A388s. I doubt DL would be interested in flying that route on its own metal. Now, LA...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnnair to wet lease an A330-200 from Air Italy
Replies: 5
Views: 2263

Re: Finnnair to wet lease an A330-200 from Air Italy

Second major incident for OH-LTS. It had an incident landing at JFK a few years ago.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 5493

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

I think Garuda Indonesia and Saudi Arabian Airlines are the best candidate to buy A380-800 because they need to transport tons of hajj. What about secondhand A343s that still have significant hours left, such as the Air Tahiti Nui frames? They could be in a Y360 configuration. (Garuda has 212t A333...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 12789

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

If WS heads to Asia, I see ICN being the likely destination, where WS could be added to the Delta/Korean Air joint venture.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 6593

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

I suspect that someone would have swallowed up AirTran...if not Southwest, then JetBlue. At the time, Atlanta was the largest station without Southwest service, and that filled a gap in their network.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 5493

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

I will say no, as the problem really is the wingspan at a lot of airports. The Boeing 777F really is optimized for heavier freight that is standard shaped...and if one needs nonstandard freight, one has the 747 with nose loading or the Ilyushin 76, Antonov 124, or Antonov 225. The 747-8 freighter ca...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 12789

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

ojjunior wrote:
chrisp390 wrote:
Eastern Europe or South America maybe? Australia, Hong Kong possibly?

WestJet to South America??
Any sources?


If the DL-WS ties get closer, I could see DL and G3 helping WS in Brazil, and a YYZ-GRU or YYZ-GIG route as likely.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4226

Re: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019

I have to wonder if LY has any plans to buy or lease 777 freighters, which should be available cheaply near the end of the line. They would be more versatile than the existing 747 freighter, and LY would only need 2 at most. Or will it offload its dedicated cargo needs to 5C, codesharing with 5C on ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12103

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

I would think the C-Series/A220 would be a better A319 replacement. I've had two airline employees who worked in fleet management tell me that the operating costs between the A320 and A319 were very similar and that it was almost always better to utilize the A320. Why did the airlines order so many...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/UA/DL US Big 3: Nuanced Changes in Airlines' Fleets
Replies: 20
Views: 3218

Re: AA/UA/DL US Big 3: Nuanced Changes in Airlines' Fleets

In the case of American, since the OP mentioned debt...they have a lot of debt and negative equity. They have to be considered a ticking time bomb compared to the other US3+WN and the three major regionals (HA, AS, B6).

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 5000

Re: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement

To look at a future 757 replacement for this airline you've first got to look at where this aircraft operates from; LBA & MAN only. Whilst a 737-900/max200/max10 will have no problem operating in/out of MAN it will out of LBA. If you don't know why; do some research about Leeds Bradford Interna...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4226

Re: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019

The 747-400 is now scheduled to operate until June 15 only on TLV-JFK. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279454/el-al-extends-747-passenger-service-into-s19/ That said, DL operates a 242t A330-300 on TLV-JFK, and it has shorter range than the 787-10 (planning with DTW or RDU as an al...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 5000

Re: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement

The A321neo or A321LR could be had from lessors; either could be able to fly to Newark, which is likely a requirement for a 757 replacement. If Jet2 wants to remain an all-Boeing operation, the B39M could be a possibility if Jet2 acts quickly to be able to acquire some of the frames that Primera Air...

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