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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK after new Istanbul airport
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: TK after new Istanbul airport

IST-PER-SYD seems possible on a 280t A359. There's no way Australia would allow that. PER-SYD is a domestic Australian flight. That is called cabotage and is known as 8th freedom. Very few countries allow foreign airlines to fly domestic routes. QANTAS flies LAX-JFK in the US, but they can only car...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK after new Istanbul airport
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: TK after new Istanbul airport

IST-PER-SYD seems possible on a 280t A359.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Double diversion LY8?
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: Double diversion LY8?

More details on the diversion and how EL AL followed up are in these threads on the Dans Deals forum. The comments are not-aviation related so can be skipped This one is about the diversion https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/airlines/airline-news/el-al-diverts-flight-8-jfk-tel-aviv-twice-shame...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Br 330 next year fleet placement expectation
Replies: 12
Views: 1761

Re: LATAM Br 330 next year fleet placement expectation

PT-MOG is the oddball of JJ fleet, the only one with the old LA interior. How long it will take them to refit or retire this frame. No retrofit scheduled for this one, actually, I bet PT-MOG will be one of 767's to be converted into CARGO, just like PT-MOH. There are three owned frames not line num...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4314

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

Aren't WestJet an LCC themselves? Why did they launch Swoop? Lower cost structure and less frills (i.e., Y189, unbundled fares). Swoop isn't just a WS brand; it's a different corporate entity entirely with its own AOC. WS proper has really evolved to be the former Canadian Airlines International do...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nippon Cargo ceases all operations (for at least a week)
Replies: 8
Views: 2934

Re: Nippon Cargo ceases all operations (for at least a week)

How does this happen in such a large corporation? The airline is small, but it's owned by a large shipping company, NYK Line (which might be taking on the non-sensitive or time-restricted cargo in the interim).

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Br 330 next year fleet placement expectation
Replies: 12
Views: 1761

Re: LATAM Br 330 next year fleet placement expectation

Regarding the B77Ws, LATAM Brasil appears to be returning the planes to their lessors (all 10 were sold and leased back in anticipation of A359 deliveries); one has already been parked and is being stored in AUH.

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 92
Views: 15245

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

The A339s that were to have gone to Air Berlin are instead going to Rwandair to launch a KGL-JFK route, although they have a 242t A332 and a 242t A333; the A332 should have the range to reach JFK. As for these lessor orders; why are they not gunning hard for IndiGo with the incentive for earlier int...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8505

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

Don't know if they still do it, but AC used to fly an E190 from SEA to YYZ. Flew that back in 2013. Greets from Innsbruck, InnsbruckFlyer In Europe, the E190 is considered a regional jet, and I suspect that's your POV. However, in the USA and Canada, the E190 is considered a mainline jet. As for th...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Br 330 next year fleet placement expectation
Replies: 12
Views: 1761

Re: LATAM Br 330 next year fleet placement expectation

Wait - when did LATAM Brasil reintroduce A332s?

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing
Replies: 33
Views: 5284

Re: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing

Its not going to go anywhere. With the pilot shortage and the move by airlines for regional planes with more than 50 seats, the days of 19-37 seats are over. How about currently <19 seats market? Those that rely on the <19 seat market can’t afford new jets. That is the trouble with the market. A ~7...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18219

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

I have to wonder if KE will ever launch a route like ICN-BOS now, on a 787-9, without cannibalizing service to JFK which right now is double-daily A380. (On the East Coast, KE also serves IAD and ATL, and both ATL and JFK are served with dedicated 777 freighters.) I give ICN a leg up on the UA and ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 118
Views: 13592

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Telair has developed a containerized cargo loading system for the 737 that will first be installed in the GECAS 737-800 freighter conversions. And will soon be available for all the NG and the MAX models. http://flexibleloadingsystem.com/home/ If KLM want's containerized cargo loading they will hav...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI "extra section" flights and a place for bigger planes at FI
Replies: 4
Views: 1197

FI "extra section" flights and a place for bigger planes at FI

In increasing capacity, what I have noticed that Icelandair sometimes has 2 flights arriving within minutes of each other. At JFK, an example would be FI615 and FI617 (and FI623 arrives in EWR only a little before), or FI645 and FI649 into IAD or (select days), FI681 and FI683 into SEA (where both p...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 223
Views: 19385

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

https://news.delta.com/delta-add-seattl ... n-air-2019
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It should be noted that even though it's to KIX, this is being operated within the DL/KE joint venture. https://news.delta.com/delta-add-seattl ... n-air-2019

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16455

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Malaysia Rayani Air ceased operations. It can raise funds, obtain AOC and all the due diligence, but is it economically viable?! It's a business and even Halal businesses can fail if basic math is not met and even with travelling prayers broadcasted before take-off. That airline barely lasted a mon...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18219

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

THANK YOU, DELTA ! not so much for the ICN-MSP route...... but for "The 220 all-new Main Cabin seats are the widest in the Delta international fleet in a 9-abreast configuration..." really do appreciate you continuing to buck the 10AB trend; but get on the PE train, won't you? In the mean...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18219

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

I have to wonder if KE will ever launch a route like ICN-BOS now, on a 787-9, without cannibalizing service to JFK which right now is double-daily A380. (On the East Coast, KE also serves IAD and ATL, and both ATL and JFK are served with dedicated 777 freighters.) I give ICN a leg up on the UA and A...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3306

Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

This one piques my interest because of AC548/9. For years, this route was flown by an Airbus A319 as the regularly-scheduled equipment from Vancouver to Newark. However, in June 2016, the route was up-gauged from the Airbus A319 (with 12 J seats) to a Boeing 787-8 and has since then been varied betw...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 3738

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

For 12 years, JetBlue was the owner of LiveTV before selling it to Thales. JetBlue still has a joint venture with El Al called Cockpit Innovation.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Europe and Vueling Austria - why?
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Eurowings Europe and Vueling Austria - why?

I suspect labor laws. Remember that when easyJet, to protect itself from Brexit, was seeking another AOC, it ultimately chose Austria as well. I would actually ask why Small Planet doesnt have an Austrian AOC given that for a small airline, it has four AOCs.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy launches Delhi
Replies: 32
Views: 3367

Re: Air Italy launches Delhi

For IG, the plan has been A332s until QR has more 789s in the fleet, then 788s will move over to Air Italy. IG seems to be an airline that could be positioned for oneworld down the line. That said, AZ is likely going to find out that yes, MXP can work as the major hub. I have to wonder if the next r...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6249

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

I'm actually surprised that Transavia doesn't fly to KEF at least seasonally. This doesn't seem to be a flight that would make sense for KLM proper though.

As for lately, FI has been using a mix of 752 and 763s and WOW 320/321.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3446

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

Likely with an A339?

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18219

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Good, they should take the opportunity to end MSP-HND at the same time. They only average low 70% LF for 2017. They won’t do that unless they can convince regulators to move it to another hub. The slot is too important... Like JFK perhaps? Currently, only Japanese carriers (although as part of JVs)...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ applies to Sudan for overflight to serve TLV
Replies: 9
Views: 2155

KQ applies to Sudan for overflight to serve TLV

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/68049-kenya-airways-eyes-sudanese-transit-rights-for-israel-ops I'm actually surprised a route over Ethiopia and Eritrea isn't considered instead. The great circle distance is 1995 nmi, which would definitely be longer with a detour over the Red Sea, but I wou...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 3738

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

Ansett at one stage owned: -Ansett Wridgways - removalists -Ansett Technologies - defence contracting -ATV10 Melbourne - television station -Hayman Island Resort -50% share in Hamilton Island Resort -Ansett Freight Express - road freight -Transport Industries Insurance - Insurance company It did a ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 3738

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

Norwegian owns Bank Norwegian in Scandinavia They also own a leasing company (Arctic Aviation Assets), and that company is the one which owns all of the aircraft Norwegian operates not leased to third-party lessors, plus the Airbus A320neo family aircraft ordered by Norwegian (dry-leased to other a...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian OAK-BCN on a a340-500
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Norwegian OAK-BCN on a a340-500

This is such an expensive aircraft to operate. With fuel costs going up are they risking not even covering cash costs? Hi Fly likely acquired this frame, and the abandoned CS-TFW, on the cheap. I suspect that it's also the only plane that Hi Fly actually owns. As for its former configuration, it ca...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian OAK-BCN on a a340-500
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Norwegian OAK-BCN on a a340-500

It is still in its Kingfisher configuration of 237 seats. Those were the only 380t A345s built. I have photographed it operating for Arik Air in its livery, and then for Finnair and El Al. No. Only 12 seats in the premium area and 261 in coach. I don't think this is correct. As per HiFly website, i...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked
Replies: 30
Views: 10130

Re: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked

According to AllAfrica.com, guards for King Mswati III of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) have been fined for leaking photos of his new A340. Honestly, I am surprised it took this long for them to surface. I know when I was still in the country several months ago, pictures were circulating among what...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan
Replies: 42
Views: 7602

Re: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan

There’s no ‘feud’ - it’s EK’s market big time , the others are way behind Based on what? Remember that because this flight doesn't touch Dubai they don't take profit from cheap fuel prices like they do in Dubai. An aircraft can only land if the fuel tanks are nearly empty, so for the flight to New ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 3738

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

In the past, you had SAirGroup, which operated a whole heap of businesses which, combined with the Hunter strategy, led to its collapse (that has still not been settled). Surviving business still trading today include Crossair (became Swiss International Air Lines), Swissport, SR Technics, and Gate ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11326

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

The real problem for this route for DY is that it's all based on O&D. I would suggest that perhaps serving BCN would be better, as BCN is a focus city for Norwegian with 12 year-round destinations in Europe and Israel and 7 seasonal destinations from there. I'd move the CDG flight to BCN and the...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports built by airlines (outside Thailand)
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Airports built by airlines (outside Thailand)

I title the thread outside of Thailand, as PG (Bangkok Airways) built and is either the owner and operator, or master lease holder and operator, of three airports in Thailand: Samui Airport (which it serves with A319 or ATR72 equipment 19-20 times daily) - other airlines serve it as well and this is...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian OAK-BCN on a a340-500
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Norwegian OAK-BCN on a a340-500

It is still in its Kingfisher configuration of 237 seats. Those were the only 380t A345s built. I have photographed it operating for Arik Air in its livery, and then for Finnair and El Al. No. Only 12 seats in the premium area and 261 in coach. So Hi Fly finally reconfigured the plane---what is it ...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian OAK-BCN on a a340-500
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Norwegian OAK-BCN on a a340-500

It is still in its Kingfisher configuration of 237 seats. Those were the only 380t A345s built. I have photographed it operating for Arik Air in its livery, and then for Finnair and El Al.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan
Replies: 42
Views: 7602

Re: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan

Also of note: AZ and IG return trips to MXP leave JFK at the EXACT SAME TIME (2030 hours) from adjacent gates at Terminal 1.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4103

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

Eurostar cannot be the only reason. Paris is +- the same distance by train from London, but easyJet and Vueling fly the route. Brussels is not that touristy after all. Uhh...the Eurostar to Paris literally stops at Brussels and then it's around another hour to Paris. Combined with less demand overa...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9585

Re: IAG and the A350

So the most 779s they could possibly need for 744 replacement is 12, and they'd need all of these delivered in 2023. Every time I have asked on this forum whether Boeing has enough 779 delivery slots available to supply 12, all in 2023, against a brand new order, nobody has replied.... Indeed, and ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26083

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

I wonder when CX is going to consider a 4-class configuration for the A35K, so that it can take over the B77W's flying on routes such as to LHR and JFK? This aircraft seems to make much more sense than a B77W as it's much lighter.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9585

Re: IAG and the A350

I ultimately see any EI A359s going to IB as IB has the need for the A359 (in turn, I could see the A333s at IB moving to EI in exchange), while the longest routes for EI only need a 242t A333 (are the IB A333s 238t frames?). That said, if BA ever decides to try to build a Manchester hub again with ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 118
Views: 13592

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

The A321neo could be intriguing, primarily flying east on routes on which competitors were able to use smaller planes to drive KLM off the route, such as to Kazakhstan and other locations in central Asia like GYD, TAS, DYE, TSE, and ALA, and maybe even IKA or DXB (I'm thinking about 1-stop options t...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12588

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

Interesting. The second bank was with European or north American flights? I guess it could only work if they do some major network reshuffling starting with getting rid of those 12 hour layovers in America. 12? Some sit on the ground for almost 24 hours. SEA even has 2 aircraft siting on the tarmac...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12588

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

A likely route for this is KEF-EWR as that's scheduled for a B753 (75T) Monday-Thursday this week.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 75
Views: 13716

Re: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

Planeboy17 wrote:
Just saw a 763 ( all white) flying for Swift out of MSY this morning operating to Punta Cana. Anyone know more info about this flight? FR24 showed it as Swift.


Probably N793JM. That never received a Dynamic livery.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU commission adds Venezuelan Airline Avior Air to the EU Blacklist
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: EU commission adds Venezuelan Airline Avior Air to the EU Blacklist

I'm surprised that the ICAO hasn't conducted another audit of Venezuelan aviation which could result in a downgrade.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 80
Views: 12320

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

ET to PTY, that'd be the day. And perhaps before EK makes it to PTY. Seriously, if ET wants to link Star Alliance hubs ADD and PTY, best would be to do it via a European airport not currently having flights to PTY in the likes of "an airport in London", BCN, AGP, FCO, MXP. If that airport...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 80
Views: 12320

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

No analysis, unless you had insider information, could have landed one to bet on MAN. ET's primary targets have been Star Alliance hubs which they continue to expand into, which is where one would have better odds. At the same time, you have folks that suggest ET fly into PTY. ET to PTY, that'd be ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12618

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

Sounded like a cue for me to throw up a simplified table. I've used the US DOT T-100 stats and the CAA stats to combine into this for the period January to November 2017. https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34348707_10215410646795988_7976147842295136256_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeHmop...

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