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by Begues
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway 12/30 at Málaga-Costa del Sol (AGP)
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: Runway 12/30 at Málaga-Costa del Sol (AGP)

The reason the newer runway was built the way it was built is because of the river. A proper parallel runway would have required humongous infrastructure in the form of a tunnel under the runway that is big enough for a 1000 year flooding event, or upwards of 10000 cubic meters per second (well over...

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by Begues
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12324

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Neither Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm or Helsinki had any jetways when 747, DC10 or the tristar began operating for SAS and Finnair or any foreign airline. And most european airports on the continent had widebody traffic long before any jetways were installed. Only London, Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich and...

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by Begues
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?
Replies: 54
Views: 11236

Re: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?

You cannot compare EU air traffic with US air traffic. In the US you have huge airports with 5-7 runways with enormous room for growth, they have so much capacity they are even closing runways as in the case of Pittsburgh. With the exception of Madrid and possibly De Gaulle (if they could add anoth...

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by Begues
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 118
Views: 39688

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

I saw nice photo of runways complete http://www.kokpit.aero//image/data/3.%20havalimani/ucak-indir-2.jpg It must be an optical illusion because it doesn't look like there is enough separation between the runways. The left one is the actual runway, the right one is the taxiway dubbling as an extra r...

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by Begues
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?
Replies: 54
Views: 11236

Re: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?

lightsaber wrote:
The issue with Milan is three airports split the traffic.


Washington DC also has the traffic split between 3 airports and nobody would call Charlotte the hub of Maryland, why would Italians go to Munich if an airline can establish a hub in Malpensa?

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by Begues
Mon May 21, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10317

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

Barcelona is probably i raw numbers the first or second biggest O&D airport in Europe, it has a lot of transfer passengers but limited domestic traffic and the inconvinient location for intra european flights means most tranfers are to and from intercontinental flights, which has increased in th...

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by Begues
Fri May 18, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global visibility of French secondary cities’ airports, or a lack thereof
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Global visibility of French secondary cities’ airports, or a lack thereof

A quick rundown on current China-Europe air links reveals that, in spite of the many city-pair routes that have opened in recent years between China and Europe (PVG-BCN, PVG-HAM, PEK-MAN, PEK-DUS, SZX-MXP, XIY-PRG, SHE-FRA, CTU-LED, etc), France remains the only major Western country whose cities o...

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by Begues
Thu May 17, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10589

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

We're in Europe and business are transnational, it makes absolutely no sense what you've written above. Government cannot "act in the interest of Austria" by starting up an airline because there are many EU regulations that inhibit this way of financing business, as AZ demonstrates with b...

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by Begues
Thu May 17, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10589

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

Lufthansa obviously want to kill long haul competition in Vienna just like in Brussels, the problem is that Europe is not anything like US where an airline can just move a hub to wherever they like (including shuting it down altogether), it doesn't work like that. The moment LH kills Austrian long h...

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by Begues
Thu May 17, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation ambitions of interior West China: XIY, KMG, CKG, CTU target world-class airports with rwys ≥4, pax ≥100 million
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Re: Aviation ambitions of interior West China: XIY, KMG, CKG, CTU target world-class airports with rwys ≥4, pax ≥100 mil

They could have included URC to as that airport is being expanded with 2 additional runways and a 4,3 million sq feet terminal building. It will handle 60-70 million before the end of 2020s.

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by Begues
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serbia to limit airport growth outside Belgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1669

Re: Serbia to limit airport growth outside Belgrade

Given that there are only 2 passenger airports in the whole of Serbia, I don't see any problem with this really. The second and only other passenger airport handled 300.000 pax last year. Serbia (and all of Balkan really exept for Slovenia) is a really poor country to, 7 million people and less than...

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by Begues
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 83
Views: 5132

Re: Big cities without any airport

I would guess a bunch of cities in China, Putian for example has over 1 million in the urban area and no airport, Huizhou is another city, 2 hours north of Shenzen with 2,5 millon urban population and no airport. But China is building dossens of new comercial airports every year so the list is getti...

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by Begues
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26875

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Gonna be funny when it eventually (and arguably, inevitably) gets utilized for 11 abreast in high density; especially as the 1st-iteration's life cycle ages. It's now 10 years since the first A380 was delivered and yet no A380 operator has gone for a high density configuration.... The same can't be...

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by Begues
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is
Replies: 29
Views: 6245

Re: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is

That's what Parker said at the last AA session with analysts. Hubs, hubs, hubs. The analysts love hubs. The airlines love hubs. It's only the passengers who don't. This passenger loves a hub - wouldn't hardly be flying anywhere without. yeogeo small market USA You can't be flying much then I guess,...

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by Begues
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10363

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

Number of destinations is not a good measure of the size of an airport, small airports can have a huge number of destinations with low frequency while large airports can have relativeley few destinations with high frequency. Example would be Gothenburg in Sweden with over 90 destinations but only ha...

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by Begues
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26875

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

The plane has the same halo effect that the original 747 had for Pan Am and TWA. It's a huge change from the preceding generation of airliners and as it's both big and exceptionally comfortable, that halo effect draws in passengers. Even if the route is actually a 777 operated one, the A380 still h...

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by Begues
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAN gears up to rival HKG as world's top 10 hub airport?
Replies: 30
Views: 3476

Re: CAN gears up to rival HKG as world's top 10 hub airport?

Meanwhile, CAN, with Asia's biggest airline China Southern as the base carrier, is already considering construction plans for a fourth/fifth rwy and a third terminal Granted, considerations like uprooting towns and villages are taken care of more easily in the PRC than in the West, but I don't see ...

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by Begues
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What new runways are in work over 2,000m?
Replies: 51
Views: 6326

Re: What new runways are in work over 2,000m?

Some of the above comments are for work complete. For example, Tehran's 2nd runway. I'm keeping the list to future work. I recommend celebrating completions in another thread. For many projects I need links as too many seem to be just proposed. New Airports: Navi Mumbai New Adampur New Beijing New ...

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by Begues
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 116
Views: 15916

Re: US airline hub closures

I still don't see the need for DL to keep a full-fledged hub at CVG and they ought to close it or downgrade it to a focus city (like RDU). Also, one or more of their European "hubs" (such as LHR) should close. Good points about AA hubs, thought I think the AA DCA could be closed. There re...

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by Begues
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 13992

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

How can it be cheaper than a conventional high-speed rail when there is: 1) a need to build air-tight tubes lined with powerful electromagnets 2) a need to maintain vacuum in the tube at all times 3) a need to devise a way to rescue a stopped train in the tube 4) a need to devise a way to cool the ...

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by Begues
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 13992

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

Beacuse the Hyperloop between San Francisco and Los Angeles will have to cross multiple earthquake generating faults, it will be insanely expensive to build it earthquake proof. You need to somehow build in the ability to maintain the vacuum in the event of a fault offset that can be upwards of 50 f...

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by Begues
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 12981

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

Huh?? In all recent polls, the Green Party (Miljöpartiet) falls below or is just on the limit of 4% of the votes required to get represenation in the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament). Not only is it likely that they will be out of Government, but also out of Parliament. And even in Government, they are...

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by Begues
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 12981

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

I think it is a given that SAS will give up on ARN given the political climate in Sweden (fanatical environmentalist in the government hellbent on shutting down airtravel), and in Norway it's not much better so HEL is defintely going to steal som traffic from both ARN and OSL. Also from my own expe...

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by Begues
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 12981

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

I know Copenhagen has some expansion planned, but until then I don't know that CPH could handle the extra capacity. They also have minimal capacity at HEL, so I don't see it coming. Could see one or two flights shifted to CPH or even OSL, but HEL is a long shot. HEL is in the middle of a large airp...

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