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by Kadish
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 54
Views: 4220

Re: Philadelphia route expansion?

Maybe MÁD or LIS 3/4 weekly with the newer 321lr?

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by Kadish
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms
Replies: 29
Views: 3805

Re: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms

It is cheaper to go to Thailand than Gran Canaria. And the hotel food and service is 500% better in Thailand or Bali than Spain (sorry for exaggerate but you get my point). ALC and AGP are famous for its cheap all inclusive holidays, but people have grown out of it as income grows yet the hotel mar...

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by Kadish
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 9833

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

I find it odd that they would do ADD-LIS-MAD for one, which is what the article states, given the backtracking that'll be involved. Something else about the article states that the flight will arrive in LIS at 4:40PM, which doesn't jive with ET's current main bank that sees Europe-bound aircraft ar...

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by Kadish
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 9833

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

ET's European destinations are primarily based off of Outbound European travel to Africa. However, BCN is primarily an inbound tourism destination, and I doubt there's much demand to BCN from Africa. Thus, it didn't work for ET. Ironically La Vanguardia (the main newspaper in Barcelona) blames Madr...

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by Kadish
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13596

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Also, MAD isn't slot limited, so while the natural connection to Latin America is there and should be pushed, there's no reason to limit other potential markets. YYZ would be another good TATL get soon (though AC already serves the route). As far as the talk about direct flights to MNL, while there...

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by Kadish
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13596

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Basically because of the altitude. La Paz is at 4,000 meters above sea level. Although the runway is long enough (4,000 meters, coincidence), A330s cannot operate there, making it hard for IB or UX to offer nonstop from Madrid to La Paz as it is their primary aircraft for transatlantic service. Tha...

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by Kadish
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13596

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

I think La Paz and Tegucigalpa are the only capitals of the former Spanish Empire in the Americas with no nonstops to Madrid, however, covered through both Santa Cruz de la Sierra and my home town San Pedro Sula. Also, Manila, Hagåtña, El Aaiún/Laayoune, and a few cities in the Pacific Ocean have b...

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by Kadish
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13596

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

I think La Paz and Tegucigalpa are the only capitals of the former Spanish Empire in the Americas with no nonstops to Madrid, however, covered through both Santa Cruz de la Sierra and my home town San Pedro Sula. Also, Manila, Hagåtña, El Aaiún/Laayoune, and a few cities in the Pacific Ocean have b...

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by Kadish
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13596

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

airbazar wrote:
Trying to preempt TP, perhaps? There are very strong rumors that TP will start SFO in 2018 as well.


Or Norweian

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by Kadish
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13596

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

They also say that Tokio will increase to 5 weekly, daily to Guatemala and they Will use in one of the rotations to Tel Aviv the 332.

I hope they open more destinations in Asia like Vietnam, Singapur, China....I see some room to grow there. África tío.

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by Kadish
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats
Replies: 20
Views: 6161

Re: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats

Evelop is charters from Madrid to Punta Cana and Cancún with working-class couples on honeymoons and college students going for a cheap Caribbean all-you-can-drink 1-week holiday. So pitch is not a deal-breaker here. Yes and no.Their main business is charter, but they are trying to become a mixture...

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by Kadish
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 113
Views: 15964

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

I know IB works only with airbus, but it seems the perfect plane to cover all Africa from its hub in MAD and secondary cities in USA (esat coast), Brazil or even the Caribbean

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by Kadish
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW & Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 4247

Re: LGW & Europe

In the past LGW has seen scheduled flights from most of the major European national airlines including the following. Air France Air Moldova Air Serbia Alitalia Atlantic Airways Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Brussels Airlines CSA Cyprus Airways Estonian Airways Iberia JAT Yugoslav Airlines KLM Lithuani...

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by Kadish
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 11393

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

Both the A339 or existing A332's have all the range they need to fly to Asia. NRT would be the furthest plausible destination that TP would serve in Asia and IB flies that route with an A332 and MAD is at 2,000ft of elevation and hotter than LIS in the Summer. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/IBE...

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by Kadish
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 11393

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

IB runs A333s on GRU-MAD and seems to do just fine, considering they also have A340s at their disposable to use if desired. CNF is slightly closer than GRU and has a runway only 300' shorter than GRU's longest so there will probably be no major issues there either. Yes I forgot about IB, it operate...

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by Kadish
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 6802

Re: Catalonia Independence. What does it mean for Aviation?

I think this must have already an It is interesting to see that foreign carriers in general are adding little capacity to Spain for 2018. Let's compare Portugal and Spain to the US. Portugal is getting OPO-EWR with United, ATL-LIS and JFK-PDL with Delta and OPO-YYZ and LIS-YUL with Air Canada. 5 ne...

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by Kadish
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB new route to Colombia
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

IB new route to Colombia

http://www.eleconomista.es/transportes/ ... uropa.html

Regards
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Accordin to an article in the spanish media Iberia will announce a new destination in 15 days, Any idea where?

Link only in spanish:

http://www.eleconomista.es/transportes/ ... uropa.html

Regards

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by Kadish
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases
Replies: 34
Views: 7710

Re: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases

VCEflyboy wrote:
Today it was Genoa's turn. New route from Genoa:
Madrid, Mykonos, Lampedusa.


Great to see them growing.

I wonder if they have ever thought of becoming the feeder of IAG/AF/....

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by Kadish
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plans to launch BCN and MAD flights from CAN next S18
Replies: 10
Views: 1747

Re: China Southern plans to launch BCN and MAD flights from CAN next S18

I am disappointed that they are thinking about flying to South America via Madrid or Barcelona - they had previously floated the idea of routing these flights via Auckland, which could have filled the SkyTeam void left by Aerolineas Argentineas discontinuing Auckland and Sydney only a few years ago...

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by Kadish
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plans to launch BCN and MAD flights from CAN next S18
Replies: 10
Views: 1747

Re: China Southern plans to launch BCN and MAD flights from CAN next S18

I am disappointed that they are thinking about flying to South America via Madrid or Barcelona - they had previously floated the idea of routing these flights via Auckland, which could have filled the SkyTeam void left by Aerolineas Argentineas discontinuing Auckland and Sydney only a few years ago...

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by Kadish
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases
Replies: 34
Views: 7710

Re: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases

Taking into account the eastern population, the conditions of Mad for being a huge hub Europe/America and North Africa, Madrid itself as a tourist destination and economic centre having a few routes to Poland, Romania and Bulgaria IMO is to be underserved. No year round services to Yugoslavia, only...

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by Kadish
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases
Replies: 34
Views: 7710

Re: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases

They already serve Madrid in a few routes...and I can see more room for growth in routes from Madrid to the Esatern countries which are poorly served. MAD has Nantes and Bordeaux, both subsidised by their respective local French governments to bring Spanish tourists to their cities. Madrid has a fe...

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by Kadish
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases
Replies: 34
Views: 7710

Re: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases

Verona-Faro is the real outlier and surprise in that list. I checked the FAO wikipedia page and there is not a single flight between Faro and Italy. So truly out of the box. I reckon this will be sold mostly to Italian tour-operators. The entire business model of Volotea is to connect Europe's seco...

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by Kadish
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 6093

Re: IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019

Very difficult to say a IB route for the A321LR......maybe in Africa is the answer......but not easy in America.A new market fot IB?....Maybe open again IAD?.....but one rumour said that the first two routes for the first two A350's arriving in June are BOS and ORD. The only possible route for Ib i...

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by Kadish
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 6093

Re: IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019

IAG CEO Willie Walsh has been speaking at the World Routes conference in Barcelona. https://twitter.com/dominiksipinski/status/911927069562540037 WiIlie Walsh says Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019 and up to 30 in 2022. The next base will be either Paris Orly or Rome and it will be decided in the...

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by Kadish
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 16274

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

It depends how conservative thet are.
I can see a lot of opportunities in Africa, Asia and North América...just to mención a few San Francisco, Washington, cape town, Toronto, increase frequncies in China and Japan...

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by Kadish
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 16274

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

I think Ib will need more than just 16 350. Its been salid that some 330 wil be remplaced with this 330 and Laso that Ib will order 350-1000 todo.

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