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by embraer420
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 245
Views: 14093

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

It's crazy that no airline serves WAW from DUB. Unless EI manages to get A220s sometime in the future, LO would work better on the route. They have brilliant brand recognition in Poland, and strong recognition in the Polish community in Ireland. They have a hub in WAW which would be good for people ...

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by embraer420
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 245
Views: 14093

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

So what's the story with Pobeda then? They are wholly owned by SU, I wonder if that makes any difference? Yes, it's very confusing, initially the Irish Times said Aeroflot was going to launch the route, then Pobeda was given rights to launch the route, and now the booking engines show Aeroflot is g...

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by embraer420
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 245
Views: 14093

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Have I missed something? Did a search for Moscow to Dublin in December and a booking site gave me the option of Aeroflot! I thought that Pobeda (the Aeroflot low cost branch) had recently been give approval but not AF itself.. This is super news and long overdue. Good to see Aeroflot finally back i...

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by embraer420
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 2890

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

TG788 wrote:
embraer420 wrote:
but ASB-BHX I just don't understand


This thread my shed a bit of light on this route :)


Thanks :checkmark:

So it's all connections to India. Interesting.....

So I guess in this case Turkmenistan Airlines are genuinely operating as a business, not as a political tool.

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by embraer420
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 2890

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

So there are a few different models. For example, China could be considered a dictatorship. They have multiple airlines and technically they are state-owned. There is heavy regulation and yet there is room for entrepreneurship. Then there was the Soviet Aeroflot. Every non-military aircraft in the ...

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by embraer420
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 2890

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

Depends what you classify as a dictatorship. North Korea is a particularly exaggerated example, but just have a look at Saudia. There, the carrier is seen as part of the political body. Their routes regularly exist as a symbolic statement of relations between Saudi Arabia and another county. I beli...

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by embraer420
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 2890

State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

Hello everyone, I'm just posting this thread as state-owned airlines in dictatorships intrigue me, and I have a number of questions, such as: How do they decide where to fly? (Well for routes like PEK-FNJ this is obvious, but ASB-BHX I just don't understand) Do they actually make money on the route,...

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by embraer420
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry
Replies: 29
Views: 1714

Re: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry

SFO-DUB is a route that serves the tech industry. There are a lot of big US multinationals in Dublin, mainly tech giants from Silicon Valley. Aer Lingus has arrangements with tech companies to buy certain amounts of seats on each flight.

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by embraer420
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 245
Views: 14093

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

With BDL being a good proof of concept I'd expect that some of the following showed (varying) interest: Central MidWest: STL/MCI NE MidWest: IND/CLE/PIT/CVG/CMH New England and Mid-Atlantic: BUF/ALB/SYR/ROC South Atlantic: CHS/RIC Neither BUF, ALB, SYR, or ROC are considered New England or Mid-Atla...

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 2820

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

aerolimani wrote:
Ciudad Real, Spain.

Famous only for its airport, and you can’t even fly there anymore!


Also in Spain: Almeria, Murcia and Zaragoza. And maybe Girona. Maybe.

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 245
Views: 14093

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

And if BA offer club class on their European flights (Including leisure flights), why can't EI do the same thing? Weren't they supposed to launch a European business cabin called AerSpace a few years ago? Aer Space was put on the back burner after the IAG purchase. Not sure what the plan is at the ...

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 2820

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

A few examples here, just off the top of my head: Did you just randomly throw out a bunch of cities? B/c many of them makes no sense. Guangzhou Shenzhen How so? Shenzhen is more known for being the next door neighbor to HK, and also being "Chinese Silicon Valley". As for Guangzhou - known...

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 245
Views: 14093

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Yes EI seems only interested in bucket and spade and leaves the business cities to others. No Business class, lousy frequent flyer programme and less than special lounges Mind you expensive enough bucket and spade fares this year! I remember reading that EI would consider using the A321LRs on key E...

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 245
Views: 14093

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Yes EI seems only interested in bucket and spade and leaves the business cities to others. No Business class, lousy frequent flyer programme and less than special lounges Mind you expensive enough bucket and spade fares this year! I remember reading that EI would consider using the A321LRs on key E...

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by embraer420
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 245
Views: 14093

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Yes EI seems only interested in bucket and spade and leaves the business cities to others. No Business class, lousy frequent flyer programme and less than special lounges Mind you expensive enough bucket and spade fares this year! Concentrating on bucket and spade destinations isn't a great strateg...

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by embraer420
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 2820

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

A few examples here, just off the top of my head: Antwerp Prestwick Exeter Newquay Bridgetown Gibraltar Tecigualpa ( I think that's how it's spelled anyway!) Addis Ababa Guangzhou Shenzhen Fuzhou Haikou Lhasa Panama City Oklahoma City Muscat Wonsan Ypsilanti Liege Luxembourg Louisville Da Nang Gdyni...

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by embraer420
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 245
Views: 14093

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I'm looking forward to seeing what new routes Aer Lingus announce in the next few weeks. I'd bet on LAS ( leisure market, like MCO) and DFW ( AA connections ). In the future, new routes I expect from DUB: (Obviously not all of them) North America : YYC - EI/AC/WS YOW - AC SAN - EI BWI - DY/B6 OAK -...

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by embraer420
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 245
Views: 14093

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I'm looking forward to seeing what new routes Aer Lingus announce in the next few weeks. I'd bet on LAS ( leisure market, like MCO) and DFW ( AA connections ). In the future, new routes I expect from DUB: (Obviously not all of them) North America : YYC - EI/AC/WS YOW - AC SAN - EI BWI - DY/B6 OAK - ...

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