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by janders
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees
Replies: 83
Views: 12408

Re: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees

Having an HQ in NYC is not cheap. Long time ago they should have moved more support departments down their Orlando OSC.

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by janders
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2634

Re: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018

Thank you for posting. :bigthumbsup: Suppose the fast arrival of MAX/NEO frames will push down values of older frames same how the 737NG arrival pushed down values of 300/400/500 series. Also will be interesting to see how the popularity of 787/350 will effect values of other older long range models...

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by janders
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana takeover target by SK Group
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: Asiana takeover target by SK Group

http://www.theinvestor.co.kr/view.php?ud=20180718000785
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SK denies interest, but Asiana shares continued to rise up 22% on the rumors

http://www.theinvestor.co.kr/view.php?ud=20180718000785

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by janders
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 Small Community Air Grants
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: 2018 Small Community Air Grants

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Posted last week. For info its the 2017 awards, not 2018

See
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by janders
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana takeover target by SK Group
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: Asiana takeover target by SK Group

From one conglomerate to another conglomerate. Almost like the airline is a souvenir to own.

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by janders
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 4956

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

"Work to rule" has on multiple occasions been considered by courts as an illegal work action. Unions have been sued and in several cases have had to pay out quite significant fines for such acts. The most recent case I recall was last summer when Spirit successfully sued its pilots union i...

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by janders
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3279

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

https://www.reuters.com/article/britain ... SL8N1UB0Q2
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Sounds like A350 might join the Starlux fleet


Airbus near deal to sell A350s to Taiwan's StarLux.
https://www.reuters.com/article/britain ... SL8N1UB0Q2

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by janders
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of SQ starting another 5th freedom route from ICN?
Replies: 21
Views: 3759

Re: Chances of SQ starting another 5th freedom route from ICN?

Lets remember SQ management about 2-years ago stated their goal was to get out of their many historic 5th freedom routes and link markets both in Europe and North America all nonstop to their home hub. I actually don't understand how LAX-NRT-SIN is more worth keeping than LAX-ICN-SIN. There's far mo...

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by janders
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 19
Views: 1600

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

The UA side of the operation does better than the rest of UA but Mesa as a whole is still terrible performance wise. They are consistently at the bottom when it comes to larger AA regional carriers; particularly when you factor out ATC & WX delays that hamper the east-coast carriers. Mesa #1 in...

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by janders
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 19
Views: 1600

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

flyguy84 wrote:
JO looks like he's running out of cash to keep that place afloat so he's trying to cash out while he can...


Quite the contrary.

Mesa has been solidly profitable for last 5 years. Its a good time for the post BK owners take some of their money off the table.

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by janders
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals
Replies: 26
Views: 4131

Re: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals

-Will T4 become 'shared gate usage?" -No new AA maintenance base? With additional gates comes more aircraft utilization and where will the work be done? Certain functions can be done at night, on the gate, but the actual heavy work will require a hanger. Unless, AA will ferry the planes to PHX...

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by janders
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern explores JV with BA
Replies: 9
Views: 2392

Re: China Southern explores JV with BA

Seems unlikely since they already codeshare with Air France-KLM which has Britain covered very well. They even own a part of those airlines. What could British Airways offer them that Air France-KLM can't offer? CZ already codeshares with BA since end of last year in addition to their AFKL JV relat...

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by janders
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern explores JV with BA
Replies: 9
Views: 2392

Re: China Southern explores JV with BA

It sure does seem CZ is getting ever closer to OW.

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by janders
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1721

Re: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan

Reported Gogo reducing staff by 30%. 5 percent were walked yesterday, and the remainder planned largely through attrition. If Gogo goes under, what is the alternative for the airlines? With more and more of them removing IFE consoles, will they be forced to provide their own internet capabilities in...

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by janders
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First "new" route from BFL in years: DFW
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: First "new" route from BFL in years: DFW

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Already being discussed today in the SCASD thread

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by janders
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Re: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first

It would be really odd if another Chinese airline joined ST. They are so heavily skewed towards China already.
Reporter forgot to ask about Virgin Atlantic membership.

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by janders
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France transfer SXM route to Joon
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Air France transfer SXM route to Joon

Wow 16 cities. Did not realize Joon has grown so fast.

When do first A350s arrive?

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by janders
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Group in Africa - Opportunities
Replies: 22
Views: 2104

Re: SQ Group in Africa - Opportunities

What about ETOPS. Are the MI 737MAX even ETOPS, and if so what range/routing restrictions would they have?

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by janders
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: iPad - Much wasted space when reading due to avatars
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: iPad - Much wasted space when reading due to avatars

Try using and posting via Tapatalk

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by janders
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

The novelty of the UA Singapore nonstops has been wiped away with SQ going nonstop to 3 US gateways now imo. Sure UA will have its own traffic and garner its corporate traffic with its discount pricing, but for many that have more flexibility and not held hostage by a corporate agreement, these SQ f...

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by janders
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46177

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ai-449781/
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FlightGlobal has a bit of an update. Per Bastian both ATL and JFK remain viable gateways for the service but not ready to announce which one.. Also route would be flowin in partnership with 9W.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ai-449781/

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by janders
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 17628

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

GF CEO Kresimir Kucko says "The [2011] agreement does not fit within our strategy. We are focused on other fleet types."

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by janders
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkish democrasy
Replies: 40
Views: 826

Re: Turkish democrasy

I’m amazed that the US hasn’t cancelled the F35 sale to Turkey, I don’t see how anyone can see them as a reliable partner, they should also be expelled from NATO. There is the little detail that Turkey is a founding member of the F-35 consortium and is a significant manufacturing subcontractor and ...

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by janders
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France and KLM end Tehran service
Replies: 15
Views: 4322

Re: Air France and KLM end Tehran service

Suspect many foreign operators will find it increasingly difficult to justify serving Iran if financial sanctions make them targets.

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by janders
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 17628

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

The CSeries was just perfect for GF, a very capable airliner that's small enough to allow them to serve markets too small to be flown by the ME3's bigger birds. It obviously was not perfect enough now that they are passing on the type. Fuel prices are rising. That is good news for aircraft like the...

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by janders
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 17628

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

I suppose this is one of the dangers when deliveries slip and the gap between when the order was placed widens so much.

The entire business case in 2018 is likely very different than it was in 2011 for GF.

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by janders
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 138
Views: 26460

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

They put out a press release. Lots of executive changes with the new structure. https://www.etihad.com/en-us/about-us/etihad-news/archive/2018/etihad-aviation-group-announces-new-structure/ The CEO Peter Baumgartner will be moved over to the group level and focus on "global partnerships and inn...

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by janders
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs
Replies: 48
Views: 8453

Re: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs

Perhaps increased frequency using smaller aircraft is exactly what this market needs in order to be successful and profitable? Then why tell the DOT you plan on offering service using 160-seat A320s and state the success of your existing service warrants the additional frequency??? :scratchchin: It...

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by janders
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs
Replies: 48
Views: 8453

Re: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs

I though MIA-Havana was a gold mine?

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by janders
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4234

Re: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights

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qf789 wrote:
Last time they served JFK was in 1996.


Not so sure about that. We seem to have trip report and travel questions from 2003 and 2006

:old:

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by janders
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

I've made that point clear in several post by say the 789 is being stretched to its limit on this route in our current configuration I never implied or meant to imply the 789 can't do the route. But so far I've haven't heard even so much as a rumor of UA reconfiguring any 789's with 162 or so seats...

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by janders
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

LAXIntl point is actually spot on. A 162 seat 787-9 could do the flight easily with cargo capacity to spare. One does not need such a niche airplane as A350ULR. UA 787-9 with 252 seats obviously takes the payload hit and hence the seat block which brings its typical capacity down to ~200-210 range d...

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by janders
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

btbx11 wrote:
This tool isn't very useful for SFO when it splits SF and San Jose into two separate metros. I'll never understand why the US Census Bureau split the Bay Area in half while leaving plenty of similarly-sized MSAs intact.


Census also splits up LA basin, but having some numbers better than nothing!

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by janders
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 3202

Re: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights

No FIS at HPN or ISP so you can forget those.

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by janders
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA changing rules as to food going through checkpoints ?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: TSA changing rules as to food going through checkpoints ?

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Been going on for a year.

Food because of its chemical composition can appear similar to some explosives in the scanning technology used.

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by janders
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Would love to see PDEW stats on SIN-USA. You can always use the interactive the Brookings Institute tool https://www.brookings.edu/interactives/global-gateways-international-aviation-in-metropolitan-america/ Quick look NYC - 112,608 LA - 104,052 SF - 93,592 HOU - 36,974 CHI - 23,592 DC - 19,505 SEA...

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by janders
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Blocking upwards of 50+ seats during peak winter certainly did not help. Any updates whether this could affect IAH-SYD, is it possible that UA would axe it to add in a 2nd daily SFO-SYD? I thought IAH-SYD was already being reduced to 4-5x weekly between Aug-Oct. I'm confused..SFO to SIN flights curr...

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by janders
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46177

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 739288002/
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Looks like ATL or JFK to Mumbai.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 739288002/

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by janders
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel Ban
Replies: 56
Views: 1482

Re: Travel Ban

I think we are losing fact that visiting any nation is not a right but a privilege. Each nation can and will set it entry requirements. As decision states, executive branch is afforded latitude to define this and sorting class of people that can pass our borders by nationality is not a discriminator...

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by janders
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkish Presidential Election
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: Turkish Presidential Election

Dear World: The Turkish nation has spoken, please everyone welcome their democratic choice. Erdogan again recives the confidence of the nation with 53% of total votes, 10 million more than 2nd candidate... There are no losers in elections today, instead all 81-million Turks won and showed the streng...

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by janders
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30081

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

bennett123 wrote:
If the curfew at LGB frequently means diverting to SNA or ONT.
Why not close your flights LGB and move to SNA/ONT.


SNA would be closed also with its even stricter curfew.

Most B6 diverts when they happen end up at LAX.

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by janders
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upgauging GUM-NRT back to 777
Replies: 16
Views: 3618

Re: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM

Good to see things coming back. Amazing how geopolitical theater can manage to tank a market.

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by janders
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30299

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

My question is, how is UA able to maintain these routes while AA, and DL pull out? Its largely because of California. UA can own the local SF traffic. Even Vasu speaks highly of LAX "Asia has not been nearly as profitable. In the case of Beijing, Chicago is impaired versus our other hubs becau...

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by janders
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30299

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

A bit more color - VP Planning. Says ORD-Asia hard market for AA. In addition ORD-PVG and NRT losing money much the same way PEK was. https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/06/21/after-dropping-chicago-beijing-american-airlines-considers-ending-all-chicago-asia-flying/ Some interesting and fr...

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by janders
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Daytime west coast - Europe transatlantic flights.
Replies: 15
Views: 2570

Re: Daytime west coast - Europe transatlantic flights.

Correct me if I'm wrong but when WOW first came into LAX, didn't the plane come in, overnight, and set off for KEF in the morning around 9/10am or so? LAX departure back in 2016 was 1240pm and SFO 120pm. Planes arrive KEF 0410 and 0440 respectively. https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/01/1...

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by janders
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC
Replies: 53
Views: 8361

Re: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC

Airline says: Over the past many months, the Company has been unable to complete its audited financial statements and therefore file its periodic reports with the SEC. The SEC’s filing requirement is very strict and matter of fact. The Company decided that the better course, rather than trying to de...

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by janders
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 233
Views: 25277

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

No one is saying there is no opportunity at BUR or other secondary airports, but the fact is for BUR that it is very much a local community airport tucked in a corner of mega greater LA. It simply will not draw people from all over (nor does it want to).

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by janders
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 5548

Re: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017

Yes thank you LAX for the post.

You often share very interesting data with us. Its nice to see actual numbers, then just random discussion or conjecture.

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