....It was supposed to increase capacity at hubs without using up more slots. .. Is there any analysis to support this? If 4(2 x Gates x 2 turnarounds x 180 pax each) narrowbodies can turnaround with the same amount of gate space and time of one A380 (1x525 pax) turn, 4 narrowbodies give more acces...Jump to post
- Korean/Update/Now includes seasons Seoul: Bangkok 744 Auckland 748 (Summer 748, Winter 77W) Hong Kong 748 Frankfurt 748 Honolulu 748 Rome 748 (Summer 748, Winter 77W) Kuala Lumpur 748 SYD usually get 748 during the ramp up of the high season before getting A388. NRT and KIX get the 748 not sure i...Jump to post
Armchair CEO me says there's a good chance KE and AF get some. KE because they'll replace their 77Ws and also because they seem to buy everything in the air (except A330 and A350, up until now). Not sure what you mean with the A330...they've had them for nearly 20 years...this March is 20th anniver...Jump to post
Iberia seems to be playing cheap with their high density A350-900, hopefully they'll still get A350-1000s or even (dare I say) A380s. I don't see how SAA is going to acquire anything anytime soon. Armchair CEO me says there's a good chance KE and AF get some. KE because they'll replace their 77Ws an...Jump to post
Kashmon wrote:HJM wrote:AC may be the "king of density" with some B777-300 with total 450 seats (28/24/398). This one often found on flights to HKG and PEK.
CX regional 777-300 will compete for that title!
Has there been any rumors recently of KE or CI looking to start service between ICN-BOS-ICN or TPE-BOS-TPE? With CI getting A350'S and KE 787'S perhaps we will see one of them in BOS in the not to distant future. Hopefully the KE/DL JV will be a sufficient nudge for KE to start it, I can't see it f...Jump to post
KE644 is now showing a local departure time of 15:15 TOMORROW so I think 03:00 was wishful thinking indeed! hope you get where you need to go sooner rather than later. As you said, flight was cancelled. Had a connecting flight to Paris that went up in flames with it so got rescheduled to the AF fli...Jump to post
At SIN at the moment, waiting for KE644, weather problems in ICN, arriving plane (KE643) hasn't been able to take off yet. Being optimistic they predict a 3am departure (instead of 10:30pm).Jump to post
My goodness thats a pretty plane...I’m hoping for a top up order. Is there a strong regional market in Korea for an aircraft the size of the CS100? Maybe strong enough to open up new domestic routes even. I remember KPO used to have quiet some love with flights to CJU (suspended when the airport cl...Jump to post
Will KE swap out 737-800 for these on domestic runs ? Or are the CS300s for China ?Jump to post
AF has claimed F won't go anywhere because they have important contracts on them. But downsizing has been quiet visible. On the other hand airlines like KE seem to not care and have F on their whole fleet ? Wonder what load factors are there... having done a few CDG-ICN flights I can say I've never ...Jump to post
52J seats is a lot. Compare that to DL's 350 which has 32 and the soon to be refreshed 777 which will have only 28. I can see AA going down the same path and shrinking the J cabin. It will mean less upgrades for elites and non-revs but more profits and isnt that really the name of the game? Heck, I...Jump to post
CDG is a very good example of this, the outer runways are shorter and are used for landings.Jump to post
You mean the exact 787-9s that are/will be flying around in AF colors to ?
If so I think they're doing just fine
BA A318s were modified to allow them to land at LCY I believe.Jump to post
I was expecting suite walls to be alot higher, someone tall enough could just peek into the "suites".Jump to post
I think this may spell the end of the 789 order though. A333, A350, A380 gives MH a complete solution. So I'd say those 789 will be converted back to new generation 737. Agreed, a simplified A330/350/380 longhaul fleet and 737s for short haul would be much better for an airline the size of MH. Espe...Jump to post
IPFreely wrote:How have you determined the demand is there?
As far as current airlines, KLM is the only airline serving Calgary that has 747's in their fleet. And they'll be gone in two years. There is virtually no chance of regular 747 service to Calgary.
Can't say I'm surprised, they've been suggesting A380 loads are healthy for the past year or two. Heres hoping that A350s will help open up AMS or CDG again.Jump to post
Do QRs A35K come with Q suites preinstalled ? Or will they also have to go through retrofitting ?Jump to post
DKTraveller wrote:How about AREX / KTX connections from T2 ?
Hopefully available from opening date to Seoul Station and KTX network.
Will these mean that more flights will move from GMP to ICN? Or is the long term plan to keep GMP open as a short haul type airport? I’ve not seen any official plan but I suspect not. Gimpo is far more convenient that Incheon for those living in Seoul, and thus it will continue to be the capital’s ...Jump to post
Am I crazy for thinking Terminal 2 doesn't look big enough for all of Korean Air's operations? Don't get me wrong, this is a huge improvement and I'm thrilled whenever see airports expanding (especially since we in North America seem to have lost the art and have adopted Europe's lipstick-on-a-pig ...Jump to post
Not exactly breaking news but : Incheon airport T2 set to open the 18th of Jan 2018. http://www.nationmultimedia.com/Recommended/business/99 http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20171129000910 Interesting to note that KE will finally have priority queues for immigration and security, on top of hav...Jump to post
A small update on this: Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew expects to get approval from Khazanah Nasional Bhd to launch the new airline catering to haj pilgrims by year-end. The carrier said it has received overwhelming response from haj pilgrims and that does not have enough seats to accommodate p...Jump to post
RL777 wrote:I think LAX has reached its prime for A380 operations, QR & EY seem quite unlikely to send their premium heavy configurations and the remaining A380 operators aren't likely either.
Seems like Boeing is doing away with autodimming windowsJump to post
This was said 17 years ago by every major airline hornblower. Yet America west/continental/us air/northwest were supposed to still be relevant, where are those airlines now? America West acquired Usairways, then acquired American Airlines. The current America West is called American Airlines. Conti...Jump to post
Concorde was much less safe than current airliners, people just didn't know it. On top of the crash it had many lucky breaks. It could never be certified today. Most airliners of that time could never be certified today either... Most of the planes that are still around benefit from grandfathering ...Jump to post
With all the talk around QF1/2 moving back to Singapore I was left wondering how big their network was under their JV with BA. Does anyone remember their european destinations ? Where did they flew from in Asia (I think they flew from BKK, SIN and HKG to LHR but I don't know how they flew to CDG or ...Jump to post
What a sight for sore eyes !
Will be nice to see QF A380s return to SIN after so many years, will make the lounge look less empty.
Return of the First class lounge in SIN ?
I wonder if this means QF will expand codeshare with BA to secondary cities in Europe for 1 stop options to Australia (Would BA even be willing to do so ?)Jump to post
Jetblue and Air Canada with E190Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Qantas announces A380 refurbishment program, starting in Q2 2019
https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... 380-fleet/
Really hoping for that CDG-PER-BNE-LAX/DFW that was rumored a few months ago to be announcedJump to post
Back to EDI, through which I regularly commute, I'm afraid I'm with the cynics who say that this is just an opportunity to add more retail space. The worst aspect is being forced to meander through the duty free shop between security and the gates - I have brushed into quite a few people in there, ...Jump to post
KE does quiet a few ICN - NRT with the 744 seasonally. This summer KE and OZ went crazy, we got scheduled 744 flights to LHR and FRA, pretty sur that won't ever happen again now they have less and less frames (OZ also subbed some US bound A380 flights with 744). I believe OZ doesn't fly the 747 to H...Jump to post
Both SQ and CX are not doing well, this shows how cruel is the industry. I think it also shows how vulnerable an airline is when it doesn't have a "protected" domestic market to fall back upon and other airlines start doing what they are. Between low costs and rising neighboring airlines ...Jump to post
In the hypothecial case of a unified Korea (lets just ignore any damage that a conflict could cause) My guess is FNJ will likely get flights from GMP. RGO, DSO, YJS and WOS might eventually get some but as you said infrastructure is almost non existant outstide of the current capital. I do think air...Jump to post
tlecam wrote:According to this, ATL- ICN flips to a 350 in S18 as well.
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-changes/