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by Galwayman
Tue May 22, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 39
Views: 7938

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

Coca Cola ( vomit ) for middle seat passengers ... insult to injury ... might as well wash them in excrement

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by Galwayman
Tue May 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 40
Views: 3959

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

As soon as it wasn’t made in the USA or operated by a US airline it was going to be destroyed at some stage unfortunately

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by Galwayman
Tue May 22, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 77
Views: 11063

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 5% in April to 2.6 million, which made it the busiest April in the airport’s history 78-year history. Passenger volumes to and from Continental Europe increased by 6%, with almost 1.4 million passengers travelling on flights to and from continental E...

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by Galwayman
Mon May 21, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Results Financial Year 2017-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

Re: Ryanair - Results Financial Year 2017-2018

What’s happening with the proposal to start feeding EI at Dublin ?? Seems to be taking a long time to kick off

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by Galwayman
Mon May 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 113
Views: 12161

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

Does attendance at this thing vary by year? Disheartening to see KCI and MEM send representatives but not STL. Do you want BA and Heathrow on a 787 or do you want Quasi-LCC Aer Lingus in a mostly single class 220 seat A321LR. There's a little business traffic but MEM would for the most part be leas...

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by Galwayman
Wed May 16, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 3114

Re: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe

LIS will definitely be next. I won DUB would be so low yielding... and given that they funnel traffic to DUB at LHR with OW partner BA... Latam funnels Dublin traffic via Frankfurt not LHR and they’re very uncompetitive . KLM pretty much owns DUB>Brazil for price and timings.American Airlines offer...

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by Galwayman
Mon May 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December
Replies: 22
Views: 4380

Re: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December

ET aircraft are usually on the ground so long in Europe these tags make perfect sense , especially with ETs significant lower costs

I can see people in Man going to CPT taking this route rather than going via the ME3

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by Galwayman
Sun May 13, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 304
Views: 43451

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

The idea that a bit of Norwegian be retained at Oslo to build a hub to Asia that competes with Finnair is really really interesting ... however I think Norwegian would have done this itself if they could have gotten overflights for Russia which u fortunately they didn’t get ... the Norwegian Oslo >B...

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by Galwayman
Sat May 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 304
Views: 43451

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

A joint IAG Ryanair bid is pure genius , Makes complete sense ... and following on Ryanair to feed Long haul ... brilliant , bring it ont

Something like ...
Short haul 737s to Ryanair , Norwegian brand possibly retained

787s to BA , IB and Level

A321lrs to EI, IB and Level

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by Galwayman
Fri May 11, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S., UAE strike deal resolving contentious airline spat
Replies: 44
Views: 7081

Re: U.S., Emirates strike deal resolving contentious airline spat

Here we go again, USA bullying it’s competition in international trade .....

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by Galwayman
Wed May 09, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22252

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Time to boycott US and Israeli products and remove their visa free travel from Europe . They’re both aggressive nut cases

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by Galwayman
Wed May 09, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15344

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Anyone know how long a flight from KEF to Delhi with Russian overflights rights should take ?

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by Galwayman
Tue May 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Edinburgh
Replies: 60
Views: 10672

Re: Emirates announces Edinburgh

The timings suggest they’re treating Edinburgh and Glasgow as serving the same catchment area , great news for Edinburgh

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by Galwayman
Tue May 08, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not so much LCC to Zagreb?
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: Why not so much LCC to Zagreb?

There are so many Lcc choices to Croatia in excellent places ....Zadar, Spilt , Dubrovnik .... there’s really no need for most tourists to visit Zagreb ...

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by Galwayman
Sun May 06, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 77
Views: 11063

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

There should be full fifth freedoms on all routes between Ireland and the America’s . The more competition the better for travelers and the economy

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by Galwayman
Sat May 05, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea
Replies: 41
Views: 7370

Re: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea

Maybe we'll see some flights from Chinese and Russian carriers land in Pyongyang. With 3 flights a day (source: FR24) is not what you call a busy airport. Question is, the airport has to be updated with western(ish) standards... If it’s been neglected for so many years it’s probably at Western stan...

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by Galwayman
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20576

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Fingers crossed for IST > DUB > MEX with 5th freedom traffic rights , and a code share with EI ( I can dream )

I think the New Mexico City airport is under construction , possibly TK might wait until they can go non stop on a 787

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by Galwayman
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 12461

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

Nothing works without overflight rights from Russia.

ISB is perfect along with BOM and DEL . It’s a nightmare for the dreaded US/ME 3

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by Galwayman
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 12461

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

You can read about this here for examples also if you play with google maps for a while you can see many flight paths go directly over KEF. https://www.forbes.com/sites/martinrivers/2017/11/14/why-icelands-wow-air-could-be-planning-to-fly-from-america-to-india/#227338697b5a[/quote] Thank you , very ...

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by Galwayman
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 12461

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

Is KEF in a good geographical location for flights to Asia ( like HEL ) ?? Presumably the flights would go over the North Pole ? I’d have thought the location wouldn’t work for Asia transit passengers from Europe ,not so sure NorthAmerica ..

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7599

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

I wish they would stop clogging up the aisles , nightmare

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20576

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Underserved or over served , it will be impossible for EI to make a profit on ASEAN flights , even if they sell every seat on every flight every day ... mile be mile flights to ASEAN are pretty much being given away for pennies ....book a package including hotel and the flights are almost free sever...

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20576

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I can see EI going back to DXB with the A321LR , there’s lots of stranded QR fans in Dubai who will want an alternative to EK I can also say winter flights to CPT with feed from the US , so a daytime schedule down to CPT like KLM does with a quick turn around feeding NYC, ORD , Boston Sin / Bol/ Kul...

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7599

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

I’m not convinced they’re really necessary anymore and would be happy to fly in an aircraft without them , perhaps in the future passengers can do some online annual certification and earn and maintain an annual fitness to travel certification Personally I feel a bit sorry for them , low pay, long s...

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by Galwayman
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai won't locate to DWC. more destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6711

Re: Flydubai won't locate to DWC. more destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe

Even Gran Canaria wound work if there are connections to EK and if the max has the range ...

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by Galwayman
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai won't locate to DWC. more destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6711

Re: Flydubai won't locate to DWC. more destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe

IBZ would definitely work , Dubai expats would pay top dollar for it during the season

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by Galwayman
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook Longhaul
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: Thomas Cook Longhaul

I flew them Cape Town to London before Christmas and was very impressed ,much better than British Airways who I took the outward journey with(broken seats,miserable crew )

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 7727

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

Perfect for EU short flights . Reclining seats should be illegal on flights less than four hours

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia lays off its EZE staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6676

Re: Iberia lays off its EZE staff

Exactly some people will get really lucrative pay offs . It’s not like workers in the USA ....

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30093

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

Boston > Dublin , JFK > SNN/DUB .... low hanging fruit

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia lays off its EZE staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6676

Re: Iberia lays off its EZE staff

A few years back I had a problem with an Iberia flight at Madrid and there were lots of staff everywhere in booths offices etc .... but they were busy on Facebook or reading books under the counter and didn’t want to deal with me moving me from person to person with no real intent to help ... last t...

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 5234

Re: Icelandair buying Azores Airlines?

Personally I think Cabo Verde is the place to for an EU / South America hub ..... I think Azores is too far north , you might as well hub in Gran Canaria

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by Galwayman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20576

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

This article is doing the rounds , mainly click bait obviously , but makes an interesting point ... Ryanair is the safest airline blah blah blah .....an airline is either safe or it isn’t obviously but well done FR long may it continue https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/southwest-a...

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by Galwayman
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 304
Views: 43451

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Looks like it’s going to go ahead , IAG always go cheap with their first offer ( Vueling , EI) and then raise the prices , sounds like Kos will play ball

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by Galwayman
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20576

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

That’s my gut feeling too, unless Dublin becomes over congested

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by Galwayman
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20576

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Shannon can’t compete with Dublin but it could easily compete with KEF as a low cost hub from Europe to USA/ Canada ..... Wow was looking for an extra hub at one stage , that would be brilliant for Shannon ( yes I can dream )

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by Galwayman
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20576

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

I’m based in Galway , generally for cost , convenience , accessibility , route choice Dublin usually beats Shannon except for maybe London trips ..or mid season transatlantic ..

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by Galwayman
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 304
Views: 43451

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Only time will tell I guess ... but DY is strategically all over the place with overlapping and complex structure and a lot of heritage issues for such a new airline .... LEvel has been strategically designed and engineered , even down to the bland brand ...

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by Galwayman
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10875

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

I had no idea that the 787-9 was wider than the 787-8 .... is it wider fuselage or thinner cabin walls?

Might be prepared to fly the 787-9 and give it a go

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by Galwayman
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 9625

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

BA really only has advantage in the Lagos to Gran Cayman bank account ‘transfers’ market ... and the retiree memsaab community looking for cheap retirement in Cape Town

It’s too high cost low quality with poor hubbing geography

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 8966

Re: New Routes from Ireland

readytotaxi wrote:
Suprised that Dublin does not offer any Caribbean routes, BGI,UVF, lots of affluent people in the country.



Long overdue ... winter season services to Cancun , Punta Cana , Cape Town and possibly Barbados long overdue .

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3615

Re: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread

Great map , great topic

The only hope really is ET , US airlines are too sub par , only interested in monopoly profits to actually do any significant flying here .
Essentially China wins Africa completely

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20576

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Cork will get ‘fair share’ of future US flights Cork will have more transatlantic flights to US destinations like New York in the future as more efficient aircraft become prevalent, according to Fáilte Ireland’s chairman. Former Ryanair deputy CEO and current chairman of the tourism authority, Mich...

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20576

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Just an interesting bit of Dublin statistics for you.... from the new +1 Million passengers/year route DUB-AMS !! In 2017 Dublin boomranged to 5th largest destination airport at AMS with well over 1 Million passengers following the KLM AMS-DUB route launch and KL's capacity increases. Both for move...

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 304
Views: 43451

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I know IAG usually keep individual brands and encourage all of its airlines to compete with each other , but in this case they’re is a strong case for asset stripping and merging into various existing brands

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8149

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

IST > SYD is much more economically viable than LHR > Perth , only a matter of time

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?
Replies: 29
Views: 3019

Re: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?

You might enjoy Bangkok Airways , ridiculously high airfares on monopoly routes with expensive Branding . Nearly always half empty . Aimed at the international tourist as a ‘boutique’ (pretentious) . And same same safety record

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?
Replies: 29
Views: 3019

Re: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?

Hi all, I'm an aviation enthusiast from England stationed in Cambodia for business; I follow the industry a lot, including the forums, safety news and the famous tv series, and have become quite conscious/nervous/(paranoid?) about flying (I'd always choose a BA than a EZ or FR, which may have reduc...

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 9992

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

They should really launch from Dublin. UK is a mess with APD and Dublin offers lots more self connect opportunities than any U.K. airport including dreadful Heathrow In what way is the UK a mess with APD? I mean come off it mate. Self connecting long haul is a niche trick for those REALLY struck fo...

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by Galwayman
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7889

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

No , they’re in the perfect geographical location for sometime like 80% of the worlds population ( istanbul is probably the perfect location for a global hub, however ) Airlines from Australia or the USA are too poorly populated and in too remote locations to compete effectively . Doesn’t mean a bad...

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