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by Kadish
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A second airport at Madrid
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

Re: A second airport at Madrid

Whilst I agree with the other posters, and question the need of another airport. Madrid has three other usable runways around the city. Would it be feasible to link Barajas and Torrejon (TOJ) and make it a hub of low cost flying? This would significantly impact the cost, although TOJ I believe is m...

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by Kadish
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A second airport at Madrid
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

Re: A second airport at Madrid

FlyRow wrote:
Well luckily spain doesn't have a history for building pointless and empty airports. So we're fine and save in that regard.

:laughing: :laughing:

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by Kadish
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A second airport at Madrid
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

A second airport at Madrid

I ve just read an article in El Pais (spanish newspaper) about a private group that wants to buy an aerodrome and turning into a proper airport to draw low cost mainly and private aviation. https://elpais.com/economia/2018/10/16/actualidad/1539706587_694480.html Thoughts? Do you think the likes of e...

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by Kadish
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drop LAX
Replies: 71
Views: 10904

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

Will they sell 5th freedom rights on MAD-DUB? How many times has MAD been changed? I remember it has been routed ADD-FCO-MAD, ADD-MAD, ADD-BCN-MAD (never flown), ADD-MAD-BCN, ADD-LIS-MAD (never flown), ADD-MAD-LIS (never flown) and now ADD-MAD-DUB. It certainly looks like ET do not know what to do ...

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by Kadish
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 46
Views: 6696

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

That is strange, media in Vigo always reported the TAP services to VGO were a success! This is a huge blow for VGO airport and the area it serves. Many people used TAP for their yearly trips to Latin America to visit family and friends. Now, UX and IB are left to take care of the local feed to thei...

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by Kadish
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana looking at Madrid flights
Replies: 32
Views: 3496

Re: Air Astana looking at Madrid flights

This is a pointless discussion when some posters just do not accept objective facts, do not understand how Spain works (and having a house in Menorca is not very representative) and just continue posting completely subjective kool-aid arguments to support their fairyland views. Facts are facts........

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by Kadish
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana looking at Madrid flights
Replies: 32
Views: 3496

Re: Air Astana looking at Madrid flights

Not convinced of the demand here though, BCN feels a better fit and less vanity orientated. I don't see why BCN would be a better fit. Less vanity oriented? BCN-TSE would mostly serve rich Kazakhs going to the Mediterranean. MAD-TSE would strengthen business links and potentially provide Spanish pa...

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by Kadish
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 11908

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

If the AM management is as good as I think it is, it will announce BCN soon again. They took a hard line against government subsidies of EK, and now it will be seem what they do. Saludos, Alex Saying a wish or are just facts that u want to share... I dont have a clue but im sure that it the route h...

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by Kadish
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8046

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-09-17/china-s-bullet-trains-are-coming-for-hong-kong-s-airlines After years of heated debates and long delays, eventually, the world’s longest high-speed rail network from mainland China will be extending to downtown Hong Kong tomorrow on Sept. 23, provi...

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by Kadish
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8046

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

In Spain the train in the MAD-BCN route has over 50% of pax...so I guess the same would happen.

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by Kadish
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 11908

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

Of course. Being able to have a great flight experience on an outstanding 77W, and not having to deal with a cramped 346 from iberia? or a hit or mostly miss bad cabin experience on AM? count me in! Maybe u should fly again in those 346...totally different from what it was Iberia is still Iberia. C...

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by Kadish
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 11908

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

Its a Pity, because I would have changed the Market to Spain forever .... weird enough Turkish just announced Cargo flights to México ... Some things do not add up, but It´s México so anything can happen for no reason at all. Best Regards TRB Of course. Being able to have a great flight experience ...

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by Kadish
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6075

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Sorry not true at all...I dd the same research in their webs n if u want meal and luggage IB is more expensive but only 120 euros more...n I dont think thier product is the same Don't know quite what you were looking at, but Primera flight + bag + meal = €574 vs Iberia which is several hundred € mo...

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by Kadish
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6075

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Sorry not true at all...I dd the same research in their webs n if u want meal and luggage IB is more expensive but only 120 euros more...n I dont think thier product is the same

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by Kadish
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6075

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Ok, I’m in a mood today as Mrs VS. is in surgery so I will bite. What by your standards constitutes a real airline? Essentially all airlines are the same, they all take you from A to B 99% of the time (cue B6 OTP complaints) , you pick the flight time you want, show up at the airport and away you g...

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by Kadish
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6075

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Ok, I’m in a mood today as Mrs VS. is in surgery so I will bite. What by your standards constitutes a real airline? Essentially all airlines are the same, they all take you from A to B 99% of the time (cue B6 OTP complaints) , you pick the flight time you want, show up at the airport and away you g...

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by Kadish
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6075

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Ew no thanks, I’ll fly a real airline . Ok, I’m in a mood today as Mrs VS. is in surgery so I will bite. What by your standards constitutes a real airline? Essentially all airlines are the same, they all take you from A to B 99% of the time (cue B6 OTP complaints) , you pick the flight time you wan...

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by Kadish
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6075

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Starting in August is a little late, particularly for BOS, interestingly this is essentially a replacement for the defunct UX flight from 2017. IB has had this Route all to themselves along with Level from BCN, but another week, another PF flight. I am a bit sceptical about BOS. As you mentioned, U...

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by Kadish
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6075

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Starting in August is a little late, particularly for BOS, interestingly this is essentially a replacement for the defunct UX flight from 2017. IB has had this Route all to themselves along with Level from BCN, but another week, another PF flight. I am a bit sceptical about BOS. As you mentioned, U...

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by Kadish
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6075

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Toronto was always on my mind from Madrid..maybe IB has lost a chance to be there...

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by Kadish
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 14535

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

NRT will go daily sooner or later...N those 346 r fully paid n belong to IB so must last as Long as possible if oil price does not increase a lot. They could be use even in los yielding markets..

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by Kadish
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India-South America flights . Commercially nonviable?
Replies: 16
Views: 1910

Re: India-South America flights . Commercially nonviable?

globetrotter94 wrote:
believeinflight wrote:
The best I can hope for so far is a 5th freedom route through Europe by Air India, so maybe DEL-CDG-GRU


Any particular reason CDG? I would think LIS would be a better stopover option for that particular route?

The best choice Is LIS n then MAD...why CDG?

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by Kadish
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 14535

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

I think it s also a way to prevent anothwr airline like ux to enter in the market...but for me it's hard to understand why they r not sending the plane to Tokyo where the yields are higher and also good factors... I do not have the numbers of IB's ops to Central America or to Japan but more often t...

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by Kadish
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 14535

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

N for the Routes to USA/CAN maybe PHL,DTW, IAD, SEA...3/4 weekly could work with the newer 321lr in the East coast PHL is already served in the JV by AA, IAD maybe during the peak summer but I don't see SEA or DTW working at all from MAD. A321LR is ok to the US East coast from northern european mar...

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by Kadish
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 14535

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

I think it s also a way to prevent anothwr airline like ux to enter in the market...but for me it's hard to understand why they r not sending the plane to Tokyo where the yields are higher and also good factors...

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by Kadish
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3004

Re: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?

I dont think it will happen as they have to rely mainly in local traffic. A big bactrack for almost every european country....moreover they would need the 359..and as many point out they will be only for ib n ba

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by Kadish
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 14535

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

The well being of Iberia's staff is not the decision behind the cancellation of planned service to MGA, as you well say, layover would have been in Guatemala City where Iberia already operates. Any prospect of business that propelled this flight have evaporated and will remain next to nonexistent u...

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by Kadish
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 14535

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

A bit off topic, the second 359 has just arrived n first will be used in european routes n after that,where? JFK? Or they will try a south american route?

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by Kadish
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 14535

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Ethiopian is not dropping Madrid is tagging it with Lisbon only for the winter months. Lisbon is seasonal, Madrid is year round. About África even with fewer social ties, I think Iberia can do well if they have a good comercial strategy, Spain in very well geographically located for west african de...

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by Kadish
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 14535

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

It is less risky to add more flights to a well-established destination. Before BA launched new destinations in the US, they quite "maxed out" the demand in trunk routes like JFK. And UX tries from time to time those secondary markets, like Iguazú or San Pedro Sula. In any case, LatAm is n...

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by Kadish
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 14535

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Good news for them. But every single time i read news like this im tempted to buy them a global map so they could see there r more places for opening new routes....n the same goes for ux.

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by Kadish
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 45
Views: 6401

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

A Long time ago I decided not to fly with them anong other things for not being treated like catle...and with this new policy they r proving me right.
They r modern pirates

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by Kadish
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 11067

Re: Philadelphia route expansion?

Bigant0408 wrote:
Kadish wrote:
Maybe MÁD or LIS 3/4 weekly with the newer 321lr?


Lisbon possibly since they use 757/763. MAD I doubt it as they use a 332 so downgrading would be a bad idea.

I mean having the flight year round n not seasonal.

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by Kadish
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 11067

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: 30
Views: 4261

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: 10013

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: 10013

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
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 28355

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Mad-IAD sooner or later must come true

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by Kadish
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 9695

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

When was the last time a US airline made it into the top 10? When was the last time they pay for it? I am surprised it is not Aeroflot, Air China or Air Koryo winning each year then? CX falling from 5th to 6th place. A certain HK newspaper would love that so that they can continue to used the headl...

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by Kadish
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Nostrum and Cityjet to merge
Replies: 16
Views: 3317

Re: Air Nostrum and Cityjet to merge

One of the still legacy soft products merging with one of the worst airlines in Spain. I will miss Cityjet as much as I avoid AirNostrum. I assume AirNostrum's dirty policies will be mirrored by CityJet. Curious about this affecting codeshares with IB. Their customers wanted London city airport com...

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by Kadish
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 9695

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

Erebus wrote:
When was the last time a US airline made it into the top 10?


When was the last time they pay for it?

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by Kadish
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia
Replies: 61
Views: 14576

Re: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia

348 seats in a three-class full-service airline A359 is impressive (and perhaps an indicator of why the A350-1000 is selling slowly - the A359 is eating into its turf because it is turning out to be bigger than we expected?) That’s what I think. I’ve always believed that the 359 were the replacemen...

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by Kadish
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 3071

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

Few that I just think of: In Cape Verde, Praia (the capital) is the largest city, and is located in the most populous island (Santiago Island). RAI (Praia Airport), however, is not as busy as SID (Sal), since Sal get a ton more tourist traffic to/from CV. If anything, RAI is just slightly busier th...

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by Kadish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2460

Re: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?

asuflyer05 wrote:
Considering UA has a hub at IAD and only runs a 757 seasonally on the route I'd say its more likely to see Level IAD-BCN before IB/AA operating IAD-MAD. Plus connecting in MAD is terrible.


Ive had tons of connections in MAD and it’s always smooth n quick.

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by Kadish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2460

Re: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?

Logical adds: -YZZ -USA: PHL, IAD, IAH? -GDL -VVI -ASU -Lot of african routes with smaller aircraft (ACC, ABJ, LOS, DLA etc) -SIN -ICN -PEK -BOM With the new 321lr I think IB should start to build their African network and eat a big portion of AF,KLM...cake. I do see IAD again with the new 321lr bu...

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by Kadish
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 21393

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Some A330neo for IB maybe? They could probably perform some better once the A340s get fully replaced. A346 are staying at least another 5 years, and the direction is moving towards A350s. But within IAG, I'd think in EI as next order You are right, the 346 will be around at least 5 more years and t...

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by Kadish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3607

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

"Lisboa será a primeira cidade da Europa do Sul a ter uma ligação aérea direta com São Francisco" Translation of Lisbon will be the first city from Southern Europe to have a direct air link with San Francisco. I guess they are completely ignoring the existing flights from Madrid and Barce...

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by Kadish
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9928

Re: IAG and the A350

There you go, so IB has no need for additional frames for long haul. And I don't see them expanding anywhere else for the moment. I don’t agree with u. The 333/332 came to replace the 343 mainly. In the last years IB long haul route has grown in destinies n frequencies..so they need some more frame...

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by Kadish
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9928

Re: IAG and the A350

IBs 332 are brand new There you go, so IB has no need for additional frames for long haul. And I don't see them expanding anywhere else for the moment. I don’t agree with u. The 333/332 came to replace the 343 mainly. In the last years IB long haul route has grown in destinies n frequencies..so the...

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