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by TheGeordielad
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick
Replies: 52
Views: 15021

Re: IAG wins Monarch slots at Gatwick

We will not see level at LGW for a while. They don't need them at Gatwick simply as they roll on the new cabins for Gatwick on the 777s they will fine and able to match Norwegian as the cabin is larger on the BA 777s. Plus it would also mean training up pilots and cabin crew for A330 aircraft the ai...

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by TheGeordielad
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 101
Views: 24672

Re: First glimpses of Emirates new First class

Flighty wrote:
Will they retrofit all 77W with this? How about A380?

Totally depends on whether owns or leases the aircraft. Emirates may refit older aircraft which are leased but it depends on how longs left on the lease.

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by TheGeordielad
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 10356

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

Terrible livery.They could of made it a lot better.

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by TheGeordielad
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 26215

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

http://www.lawa.org/uploadedfiles/LAX/s ... e-2017.pdf

But are carrying cargo to SFO (170tns in September)?

https://data.sfgov.org/Transportation/A ... /u397-j8nr

The runway is too short at Dublin AFAIK.
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BestWestern wrote:
Why isn’t Aer Lingus carrying freight to or from LAX?

http://www.lawa.org/uploadedfiles/LAX/s ... e-2017.pdf

But are carrying cargo to SFO (170tns in September)?

https://data.sfgov.org/Transportation/A ... /u397-j8nr

The runway is too short at Dublin AFAIK.

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by TheGeordielad
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new Condor A332
Replies: 37
Views: 10411

Re: The new Condor A332

JannEejit wrote:
Is this just a winter lease from Air Transat ?

Believe so to cover air Berlin.

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by TheGeordielad
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia low cost carrier (Level) to Colombia
Replies: 14
Views: 3640

Re: Iberia low cost carrier (Level) to Colombia

TheLion wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Keep the thread on topic and keep the personal attacks out of the discussion


Which personal attacks? I could see none whatsoever. Are you sure you’re posting this in the correct thread?

qf789 might of removed them and then mention to keep personal attacks out of the discussion.

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by TheGeordielad
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 13255

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

thgsr08 wrote:
AB has also some brand new A321 that would perfect fit Easyjet. Actually its weird how 2 "low cost" go bankrupt at the same time, talking about Monarch.

I think the A321s are meant to be transferred to Niki

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting an A346 at LHR
Replies: 7
Views: 3618

Re: Spotting an A346 at LHR

South African airways

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by TheGeordielad
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350s - Routes & Destinations
Replies: 21
Views: 4681

Re: LATAM A350s - Routes & Destinations

The B777 fleet will be replaced by the A350-1000s as the 777s are returning to the lessor from next year.

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 18
Views: 4443

Re: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings

Slash787 wrote:
Which A340? 300 or 600?

300

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 31
Views: 6527

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

Someone might buy Monarch's engineering and maintenance but that's about it. Monarch leased everything. I assume that the slots will be put up for auction as part of the liquidation but I dont think there's anything else that anyone would want. Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited is now a separate...

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by TheGeordielad
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 39
Views: 8297

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

There was lots of problems leading up to their collapse.
1 reason is that they had a decent percentage of their business in countries like Egypt and countries like Tunisia but those markets collapsed and monarch had to restructure their routes.
Other people will explain better into other problems.

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by TheGeordielad
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners look shorter in real life
Replies: 38
Views: 5792

Re: Airliners look shorter in real life

For its the B753 looks small at first but when you're next to it,it's longer than expected and it keeps going.

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8319

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Samrnpage wrote:
Also - Jet 2 to increase seats at LBA by 50000! Is this due to Monarch do you reckon?

Yes as LBA is Jet2s second largest base and home therefore they would be quick to attend to Monarchs demise.

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8319

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Samrnpage wrote:
Is the QR flight to Cardiff ever going to happen? Some people I know are saying it might not even hit the soil in wales.

For now it is QR CEO has faith that it will work.

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news 57: Seattle calling
Replies: 127
Views: 26987

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

Jet2 Summer 2018: 482 weekly flights to 42 destinations. 19 aircraft based (18 in full use, one on standby), an increase of 2 aircraft. Palma now sees 5 flights on Saturdays, including an A330 flight. Bergerac and Verona are new routes for S18, Toulouse is dropped (still served ex-MAN by Flybe). --...

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9647

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Could routes to Indianapolis,Cincinnati,Pittsburgh
Hartford,Tampa and Miami work?

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330neo Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 3441

Re: Delta A330neo Predictions

Any route that currently uses a a330 or B763 aircraft.

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8319

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Glasgow Prestwick confident of the potential of a flight to London http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/274975/london-calling-for-glasgow-prestwick/ Nothing here... think i saw that same 'confidence' 5 years ago. Who would do it? BE ? I would say they'd be targeting Easyjet to LTN, LGW...

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8319

Re: Rest of the UK thread

http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/bre ... erlin-bid/
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Walsh confirms Air Berlin bid
(Including this as IAG HQ is London)
http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/bre ... erlin-bid/

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8319

Re: Rest of the UK thread

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nor ... n-13681406
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Two in court accused of weapon possession when coming through Newcastle Airport.
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nor ... n-13681406

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8319

Re: Rest of the UK thread

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ ... ellations/
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Ryanair facing legal action from uk aviation body for persistently misleading passengers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ ... ellations/

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8319

Re: Rest of the UK thread

https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Kuw ... 100514637/
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Kuwait and U.K. Sign agreement on civil aviation cooperation
https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Kuw ... 100514637/

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8319

Re: Rest of the UK thread

http://www.airport-technology.com/news/ ... ax-5932320
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Heathrow airport urges U.K. Government to scarp domestic air tax
http://www.airport-technology.com/news/ ... ax-5932320

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8319

Re: Rest of the UK thread

http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/bre ... ric-plane/
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EasyJet help to develop an all electric aircraft
http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/bre ... ric-plane/

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by TheGeordielad
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8319

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Ryanair uk suspensions
Edinburgh-Hamburg
Edinburgh-Szczecin
Glasgow-Gran Canaria
London Gatwick-Belfast
London Stansted-Edinburgh
London Stansted-Glasgow
Newcastle-Faro
Newcastle-Gdansk

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by TheGeordielad
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1 - London to Seoul on KLM? No. Air France? No. Korean Air?
Replies: 12
Views: 6858

Re: Part 1 - London to Seoul on KLM? No. Air France? No. Korean Air?

Great report! like it

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by TheGeordielad
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the deal to sell 30 737 Max jets to Iran be in jeopardy?
Replies: 9
Views: 2126

Re: Could the deal to sell 30 737 Max jets to Iran be in jeopardy?

If this deal fails, Boeing can go back to the planned 2015-2016 massive layoffs in the US. Boeing last year finalized a $16.6 billion deal to sell 80 aircraft to Iran Air, Iran’s flagship airline which is owned by the Islamic republic. While it was said the deal had been "finalised", Boei...

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8319

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Flybe is cutting a few routes from London Southend, and one of them is Cologne/Bonn. Why can't Flybe make Cologne/Bonn work from Birmingham or even London Southend? This is the second time the airline will be pulling out of the airport. Even Air France and KLM cut Cologne/Bonn as well too, and Easy...

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news 57: Seattle calling
Replies: 127
Views: 26987

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

klm617 wrote:
Has there been anymore rumors about a DTW-MAN route starting as it is still one of the biggest wholes in the DL/VS joint venture network.

I've heard nothing someone else closer to Manchester might have.

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8319

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Little catch up New airline waves secure AOC https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/59756-guernseys-waves-secures-aoc-preps-for-launch Eastern Airways FlyBe franchise to kick in Q4 with all Eastern flights operating for FlyBe by Eastern https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/59750-eastern-airways-...

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread - Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 4

Even though it's not the answer this is a German aviation thread so I'll add
Air Berlin will end all long Haul ops by October 15th,very sad to see a airline crumbling like this.

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's LEVEL considers A321neo(LR) equipment
Replies: 18
Views: 3391

Re: IAG's LEVEL considers A321neo(LR) equipment

These could potentially replace the openskies B752s which operate from ORY.Level are considering opening a Paris base therefore IAG could merge openskies&Level together into the Level brand and possibly move ops from ORY to CDG.

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 retrofit plan - any update
Replies: 51
Views: 12192

Re: AF A380 retrofit plan - any update

At yesterdays Joon launch event, AFKL CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac spoke about the A380. There seems to be some questions about future size of the A380 fleet, with 5 of 10 frames on leases terminating in 2020, and not yet decided if they will opt to keep aircraft or not. CEO also confirmed company has n...

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by TheGeordielad
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?
Replies: 26
Views: 3382

Re: Which type of B777 do BA use on each of their LHR-DXB flights?

Thanks, so old seats, old entertainment etc. in World Traveller! Shame... I dont think so .... should be all new product. Very nice seats / entertainment they are BTW. Recommended ! Oh! Why did I think that ALL of the B772's had the old seats and entertainment? So, how many/which B772's have the ne...

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application
Replies: 15
Views: 3221

Re: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application

Pacific wrote:
Antarius wrote:
The million dollar question is... why?


I just noticed it still says "YH" on the nose gear door. Originally a photo of D-ABYH of Lufthansa it seems!

Well spotted

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?
Replies: 45
Views: 6552

Re: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?

BFS not BHD

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by TheGeordielad
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul
Replies: 34
Views: 9269

Re: Norwegian to cut short-haul at LGW, increase long-haul

lightsaber wrote:
Didn't Norwegian make a profit last year? Why the doom?

Some people argue that Norwegian will go as they have a negative cash flow(from what I seen in another thread).Yes making a profit but spending way more. They might just have a lot of cash that their shareholders have and are spending it.

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch
Replies: 29
Views: 4068

Re: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch

Correct me if I am wrong, wasn't Monarch almost went into liquidation few years ago when their bank account almost dried up and they were limping from one "paycheck" to another year on year? Last year I believe. Thanks, I still struggle to understand the need to move over to Boeing fleet ...

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 34
Views: 7657

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

Where did their 330s go? That interior has to be the worst of any airplane ever. My last flight with them saw 50 people on an A330 flight. About one row per passenger, but that didn't make those seats bearable. Or stop gate people at gatwick spend a comical amount of time measuring peoples carry on...

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch
Replies: 29
Views: 4068

Re: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch

juliuswong wrote:
Correct me if I am wrong, wasn't Monarch almost went into liquidation few years ago when their bank account almost dried up and they were limping from one "paycheck" to another year on year?

Last year I believe.

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch
Replies: 29
Views: 4068

Re: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch

So it's odd DY hasn't done MAN-USA flights. That's exactly what Monarch would do with the MAX. This seems like a choreographed dance. It may all be Monarch manipulating DY, but I don't doubt it's true. Otoh, Monarch hasn't even gotten the MAX yet. Pretty early days. Not really at the time at launch...

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch
Replies: 29
Views: 4068

Re: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch

Why would DY want to invest in something ailing? Lots of reasons maintenance (Monarchs BHX base seems to get Norwegian B787s) Large bases at Manchester&Birmimgham One of the most important are they got quite a few aircraft based at Gatwick and 45 B737 MAXs coming starting 2018 Plus other bases ...

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF
Replies: 59
Views: 6786

Re: Norwegian considering expanding services in SWF

Just a question here can my Airport (NCL) with a runway length of 7,641ft handle a B737MAX with a full load to PVD or SWF? Great to see it working out for Norwegian I do believe next announcement for long haul flights from BDL/PVD/SWF will include MAN or most likely BHX and than possibly NCL,GLA or ...

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by TheGeordielad
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair future strategy
Replies: 26
Views: 3266

Re: Icelandair's fleet plans

First three of B737MAX8 will join the FI´s fleet first quarter 2018. They have already announce first B737MAX destination as it is already posted in another thread. There is a rumor, that FI will acquire at least 4 aircrafts for 2018. Three B737MAX and one B753. Interesting times ahead! There aren'...

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by TheGeordielad
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Seychelles at last
Replies: 43
Views: 8363

Re: BA return to Seychelles at last

readytotaxi wrote:
Correct me if I am wrong but didn't Virgin fly there sometime ago and gave it up. Fantastic islands certainly.

No virgin hasn't surprisingly I would think in the future they may try it from LGW
Not sure but they could off flown charters.

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal
Replies: 26
Views: 8662

British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal

British Airways (BA) has apologised to passengers who were caught up in the ordeal which began on Tuesday last week. The flight time from London to Athens is less than four hours, but this journey lasted eight times longer. A faulty cockpit warning light caused the first flight, due to depart at 1.1...

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by TheGeordielad
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aviation Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 10863

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

cedarjet wrote:
The order I'm keen to see begin deliveries is Iran Aseman who have ordered something like forty 737NGs (-800 I guess) which is a big order for an airline who currently have maybe half a dozen planes. What's the latest with this?

It's 30 737-8 max aircraft from 2022 and with 30 options.

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by TheGeordielad
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aviation Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 10863

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

ist2014 wrote:
Does any body know delivery schedule of airbus and boeing and variants

They will take delivery of 5 more ATR aircraft by the end of the year plus 4 A320 family aircraft.Thats about it I saw it in a article.

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