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by RainerBoeing777
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 14791

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Ethiopian took delivery of its first 737-8 MAX yesterday. There are 29 more to be delivered. The config on the MAX gives them 6 more seats than the 154-seat 738s they now fly. I hope for a bigger expansion in North Africa, increasing destinations in Egypt (CAI) and new routes such as ALG, CMN and T...

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by RainerBoeing777
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future strategy
Replies: 21
Views: 3912

Re: Cathay Pacific future strategy

My expectations of Cathay Pacific in Europe are to open Munich and increase more frequencies to Frankfurt, new destinations such as Stockholm or Geneva, in North American destinations Houston, Seattle, Detroit, Las Vegas, Dallas or Atlanta, instead to frequencies with the arrival of Airbus A350 -100...

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by RainerBoeing777
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest premium markets
Replies: 28
Views: 2934

Re: Biggest premium markets

FRA , ZRH , MUC , HKG , SIN , HND , SYD , SFO

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by RainerBoeing777
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 21143

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

With the approach of the Farnborough International Airshow, the incorporation of the Airbus A350-1000XWB to the fleets of Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific, what are the next expectations? a pity that United will change again to the A350-900, I see a strong potential in Qantas, China Airlines, Ethiop...

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by RainerBoeing777
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines at MNL
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

Re: Airlines at MNL

Most European airlines axed their MNL flights years ago. From memory: BA: LHR-HKG-MNL 4/weekly using 744 AF: CDG-MNG 3/weekly using 343 LH: FRA-BKK-MNL 7/weekly using 744 OS: VIE-BKK-MNL (really not sure about this) Quite why KL flies TPE-MNL without fifth-freedom is unknown to me, looks strange. L...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 14714

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

Munich - Bangkok! It is a route with high demand and it is necessary to return it, apart from these two cities are strong Star Alliance hubs Munich - Osaka with the JV of ANA, LH seeks to expand further in Japan by 2020 in the Olympics Lufthansa Group also plans to increase its operations in Haneda ...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

Re: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?

stl07 wrote:
maybe level to BWI


would be a good option British Airways flies to Baltimore (BWI), could be a flight BCN - BWI, and several IAG airlines fly to IAD and BA sometimes uses the A380 to integrate IB into IAD would generate as overcapacity

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by RainerBoeing777
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand new expectations
Replies: 53
Views: 7068

Air New Zealand new expectations

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=AKL-ADD/ICN/JNB/DEL/KIX/YYZ/IAD/EWR/GRU/GIG+,+AKL-LAX-FRA&MS=wls&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=* Air New Zealand has grown considerably with the incorporation of the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners has optimized its routes and doors to new markets, in recent years ha...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines at MNL
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

Re: Airlines at MNL

umm, the flight from MNL to AMS, it is AMS-TPE-MNL is with clear scale in the MNL-TPE route and vice versa it will not be full, KLM does not have fifth freedom in this route either, so the low load factor Ethiopian Airlines works ADD as an excellent international hub with many connections in Europe ...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350 next year fleet placement expectation
Replies: 30
Views: 4458

Re: LATAM Br 330 next year fleet placement expectation

I very much doubt that they change the LHR route to a Boeing 767 S: in the high season Latam Brazil has 9 frequencies week apart LHR is a strong OneWorld territory maximum can reduce to an Airbus A350, but so much reduction do not think, I think the use for MEX and FCO, but for BCN and MCO would be ...

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by RainerBoeing777
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy launches Delhi
Replies: 32
Views: 3896

Air Italy launches Delhi

With five weekly frequencies with Airbus A330-200! excellent addition to its network of routes, with the arrival of the Dreamliners I see a potential in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, without a doubt Air Italy comes with everything, I hope that in the fu...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9757

Re: IAG and the A350

IAG has A350 on order, 16 A350-900 for Iberia an 18 A350-1000 for BA. and 9 A350-900s for Aer Lingus... The reality is that the order sits with IAG now and which airlines gets how many of them is a big TBD except that the A350-1000s are going to BA for sure. I'm sceptical if the A359 will ever see ...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 14791

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Ethiopian Airlines launches Istanbul and Moscow! now there are 15 destinations in Europe without a doubt this 2018 has been a great growth, I hope that the arrival of the new airplanes continue opening much more and more destinations! I just want to see you soon in Australia https://twitter.com/Air...

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by RainerBoeing777
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 3421

Re: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe

LATAM Brazil has launched new routes in recent years such as Johannesburg, Boston, Las Vegas, Tel Aviv and Rome But what will be your next route in Europe, and for this summer 2018 JJ has 7 daily flights to the old continent the GRU-FCO route quickly increased to a daily flight, in the past Varig g...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 14791

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Ethiopian Airlines launches Istanbul and Moscow! now there are 15 destinations in Europe without a doubt this 2018 has been a great growth, I hope that the arrival of the new airplanes continue opening much more and more destinations! I just want to see you soon in Australia https://twitter.com/Airl...

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by RainerBoeing777
Fri May 25, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 78
Views: 16624

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

impressive moments that is happening SAA, it is incredible that only have 8 long distance destinations (Hong Kong, Washington DC, New York, Sao Paulo, Perth, London, Munich, Frankfurt) and have reduced frequencies, capacity and many more aircraft stopped , I do not understand yet how the deficient A...

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by RainerBoeing777
Mon May 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7892

Re: European expansion in SFO

Hmmm. I’ve lived in SF for a while and had family there too. I think your statements are not entirely correct. - Important financial centre yes but not for Europeans. I would disagree, at least with respect to venture capital/technology finance and banking. A huge number of European startups choose...

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by RainerBoeing777
Mon May 21, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 14791

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is certainly a great success! Very soon it will be a leading airline in the world, they launch it to Jakarta (CGK)! with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner equipment for next July 17, 2018 https://www.eturbonews.com/185528/addis-ababa-to-jakarta-new-non-stop-flight-on-ethiopian-airlines The...

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by RainerBoeing777
Mon May 21, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 14791

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is certainly a great success! Very soon it will be a leading airline in the world, they launch it to Jakarta (CGK)! with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner equipment for next July 17, 2018 https://www.eturbonews.com/185528/addis-ababa-to-jakarta-new-non-stop-flight-on-ethiopian-airlines

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by RainerBoeing777
Mon May 21, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7892

Re: European expansion in SFO

Not really European, but I've always wondered the chance of ET operating a ADD-XXX-SFO flight with XXX being an unserved European city from SFO. Something like ADD-ARN-SFO seems possible since it first gives ET a presence in SFO which would benefit its large Ethiopian community and its Star hub, se...

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by RainerBoeing777
Mon May 21, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7892

Re: European expansion in SFO

While SFO has a good range of destinations in Europe, it still is the 2nd choice for many EU carriers when they want to serve the West Coast. Most telling is that both LO and OS fly to LAX instead of SFO despite the large Star hub up the road. Furthermore, many of the destinations served out of SFO...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sun May 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7892

Re: European expansion in SFO

Not sure if I see much more in way of SFO - Europe: certainly not Air Italy in the immediate future, though MXP 2-4x/week on Norwegian might work (assuming they last). Perhaps more reinforcement of the UA/LH (et al.) hold on the hub, though SN to BRU is a long shot to me: maybe EW to DUS in the sum...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sun May 20, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7892

Re: European expansion in SFO

Don't forget that Oakland, just across the bay, also sees service to a good number of European destinations. It may not be the same airport, but it's certainly within the same catchment area and therefor these flights do compete with the flights out of San Francisco. In the opening post Barcelona, ...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sun May 20, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7892

European expansion in SFO

San Francisco is one of the largest financial centers worldwide and one of dreams, apart from SFO is one of the best airports in the United States in the latter has had a notorious growth airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Eva Air and Korean Air have increased its operations, apart from being an airpo...

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by RainerBoeing777
Fri May 18, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR
Replies: 19
Views: 3560

Re: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR

I think the best option for AR to improve its wide-body fleet, is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have the capacity and range for all missions in Europe, North America and the Pacific, between models -8, -9, -10 are ideal for the route network, the Boeing 787-8 would be ideal for routes such as New York, ...

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by RainerBoeing777
Wed May 16, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300
Replies: 77
Views: 17077

Re: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300

https://twitter.com/FlySWISS/status/993748663494209537 https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/05/07/boeing-777-lufthansa-cargo-swiss-air-freighters.html Swiss ordered two more Boeing 777-300ER, are to be delivered in 2020 potentially to operate the route Zurich - Tokyo Narita, I think this i...

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by RainerBoeing777
Wed May 16, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 14791

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Ethiopian Airlines launched the Manchester route http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2021064-manchester-airport-launches-new-route-heart-africa ! you have the expectation of Moscow and Istanbul for this second quarter of the year, I hope that soon Munich and Houston will be launched

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by RainerBoeing777
Sun May 13, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 3421

Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe

LATAM Brazil has launched new routes in recent years such as Johannesburg, Boston, Las Vegas, Tel Aviv and Rome But what will be your next route in Europe, and for this summer 2018 JJ has 7 daily flights to the old continent the GRU-FCO route quickly increased to a daily flight, in the past Varig go...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sat May 12, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific in Germany
Replies: 19
Views: 5437

Re: Cathay Pacific in Germany

Cathay Pacific because it has not increased its operations in Germany? What do you mean with this 'question', the first sentence of your post? Hong Kong and Frankfurt are global leading economic centers, and as the economy is strong there are very few flights between Hong Kong and Germany, Cathay P...

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by RainerBoeing777
Wed May 09, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 9078

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

United needs more Dreamliners! more Boeing 787-9 for its transpacific routes, but 787-10 on its transatlantic routes and more boeing 787-8 on its Latin American routes and open new ones in Africa

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by RainerBoeing777
Wed May 09, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific in Germany
Replies: 19
Views: 5437

Cathay Pacific in Germany

Cathay Pacific because it has not increased its operations in Germany? Germany is the largest European economy and most Asian airlines are very strong in Germany, and compared to other competitors Cathay Pacific offers the lowest capacity with a daily flight with its Boeing 777-300ER with a configur...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sun May 06, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG-ORD on AV finally launches
Replies: 29
Views: 3597

Re: BOG-ORD on AV finally launches

I think BOG-EWR and BOG-IAH need to be inaugurated, excellent growth! I hope they add more routes like San Francisco, Toronto and Montreal. The good thing is that all these routes can fly by Airbus A321neo

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by RainerBoeing777
Sun May 06, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38138

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

It makes more sense to keep the Boeing 777x, EY is going through bad times but a good restructuring, could return to the long-range market and return routes such as Perth, Sao Paulo and San Francisco, the production of the A350 goes as very slow if deferred some of these planes could take longer to ...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sun May 06, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 25323

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

Qantas is going to replace its 10 Boeing 747-400 / 400ER with 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners but there is a considerable loss of capacity which will be the strategy of Qantas? The Boeing 747 comply with the following routes SYD-SFO / JNB / HKG / SCL / HND / YVR BNE-LAX, LAX-JFK On the Brisbane - Los An...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sun May 06, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will the strategy of replacing the Boeing 747 in the fleet of Qantas be?
Replies: 4
Views: 694

How will the strategy of replacing the Boeing 747 in the fleet of Qantas be?

Qantas is going to replace its 10 Boeing 747-400 / 400ER with 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners but there is a considerable loss of capacity which will be the strategy of Qantas? The Boeing 747 comply with the following routes SYD-SFO / JNB / HKG / SCL / HND / YVR BNE-LAX, LAX-JFK On the Brisbane - Los An...

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by RainerBoeing777
Tue May 01, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA 787s will be based where?
Replies: 24
Views: 3759

Re: New AA 787s will be based where?

But the Boeing 787-8 is good for transatlantic routes, British Airways uses most of its Boeing 787-8 for North America and India, the only ones of the long route as such are Seoul (ICN) and Rio de Janeiro (GIG), Japan Airlines also uses most of its Boeing 787-8 on medium-haul routes such as Bangkok...

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by RainerBoeing777
Tue May 01, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA 787s will be based where?
Replies: 24
Views: 3759

Re: New AA 787s will be based where?

But the Boeing 787-8 is good for transatlantic routes, British Airways uses most of its Boeing 787-8 for North America and India, the only ones of the long route as such are Seoul (ICN) and Rio de Janeiro (GIG), Japan Airlines also uses most of its Boeing 787-8 on medium-haul routes such as Bangkok,...

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by RainerBoeing777
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018

I still do not understand how Ethiopian still does not return to Amsterdam being a market too potential, which can offer multiple connections! Ethiopian is strong in Paris CDG, London, Frankfurt and Rome, Amsterdam is a very important destination to add to its route network

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by RainerBoeing777
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 16305

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

The 77W transfer is news to me. PT-MUI is bound to leave the fleet soon (left already?), with more 77Ws to follow. They were always intended to just be placeholders for the A350s, but it’s still sad that 777 operation will reach an end in Brazil, once more. The ten boeing 777-300ER will remain in t...

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by RainerBoeing777
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal to fly LIS-EZE in 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3647

Re: TAP Portugal to fly LIS-EZE in 2019

TAP Air Portugal should return its operations to Panama City and Bogota, both are strong Star Alliance Hubs and it is a good time to return

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by RainerBoeing777
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports
Replies: 43
Views: 7050

Re: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports

wow ! Cathay Pacific has strong load factors!

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by RainerBoeing777
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 105
Views: 9842

Re: DL in China

Delta should be stronger in China have very strong partners with super strong hubs I feel that they have little flights should increase more, United fly from PEK to ORD / EWR / SFO / IAD, from PVG to ORD / EWR / SFO / LAX, from HKG to ORD / EWR / SFO and finally CTU-SFO and that United has Air China...

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by RainerBoeing777
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 76
Views: 9771

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Congratulations ! finally return to Barcelona was a very important route to return, I hope new routes such as Frankfurt, Rome, pity that Aeromexico did not add the route Mexico City - Beijing

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by RainerBoeing777
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying
Replies: 68
Views: 8736

Asiana Airlines future expansion

Asiana Airlines has had a considerable expansion increase its flights to Rome and Chicago with daily flights, Frankfurt is now operated by the A380 throughout the year, added Barcelona and Venicia as new destinations and changed their order of Airbus A350XWB, 21 of model -900 and nine units of the -...

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by RainerBoeing777
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December
Replies: 28
Views: 4966

Re: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December

What happened to the GRU-LIS route was not going to be inaugurated?

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by RainerBoeing777
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific
Replies: 50
Views: 11860

Re: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific

Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur and Manila must return! and another route that should return is Munich - Bangkok is another route with high demand, Lufthansa must regain its leadership in Southeast Asia Why “must”, if you’re comparing against European airlines then Finnair would have a few things to say ab...

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by RainerBoeing777
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific
Replies: 50
Views: 11860

Re: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific

Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur and Manila must return! and another route that should return is Munich - Bangkok is another route with high demand, Lufthansa must regain its leadership in Southeast Asia ...since when was LH the "leading" anything, to SE Asia?? Lufthansa had a strong network of de...

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by RainerBoeing777
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific
Replies: 50
Views: 11860

Re: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific

Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur and Manila must return! and another route that should return is Munich - Bangkok is another route with high demand, Lufthansa must regain its leadership in Southeast Asia

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by RainerBoeing777
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD
Replies: 38
Views: 8274

Re: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD

Manchester is a perfect route for the A350! good time to return to Spain but would have preferred Barcelona but this route can easily be operated by the Boeing 787-8, I do not understand why THAI does not return to Düsseldorf? It is a bigger market than Hamburg and in Düsseldorf they have Eurowings ...

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