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by Blerg
Sun May 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)
Replies: 35
Views: 6152

Re: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)

Seems like there is trouble in paradise. Wizz Air has reduced Vienna-Tuzla from 4 to 3 weekly. All tickets in the next few months are selling for as low as €19.99 one way. A brand-new route. When I searched for 2 weeks' time, it was €60 one-way. I don't see Tuzla working long-term. Distance is not ...

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by Blerg
Sun May 20, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)
Replies: 35
Views: 6152

Re: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)

Seems like there is trouble in paradise. Wizz Air has reduced Vienna-Tuzla from 4 to 3 weekly. All tickets in the next few months are selling for as low as €19.99 one way.

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by Blerg
Sun May 20, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)
Replies: 35
Views: 6152

Re: Wizz Air Massive Vienna Expansation (5 aircraft, 27 routes)

What are the constraints to Wizz at Vienna? How is gate availability? VIE has at the moment no gate constrains. They are trying to fill their old terminal, since it was used mostly by Air Berlin. Last year the convinced LH to move the EW flights to the old terminal complex, as this would have had r...

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by Blerg
Sun May 20, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 7327

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

I think this is a rather tasteless list. LHR lives from all these noisy and polluting airlines. This whole environmental mania has gone too far. Yes, there are houses close to the airport but equally so there are houses in much quieter areas as well. You don't like planes flying over your head? No p...

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by Blerg
Sat May 19, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 5887

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2018

An observation crossed my mind: With fortunate raise of tourism in Turkey and the heavy return of foreign leisure carriers to holiday destinations such as as AYT, DLM, BJV, GZP, etc. is there a chance that local airlines will feel the difference on their domestic flights from IST/SAW to those desti...

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by Blerg
Sat May 19, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)
Replies: 35
Views: 6152

Re: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)

That is a pretty clear shift in strategy. They don't have any strategy... unless that strategy is called " erratic, hit or miss opening or shutting down of bases/routes" or "go where the subsidies/incentives are higher". Or they simply had enough of much lower yields in the east...

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by Blerg
Sat May 19, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)
Replies: 35
Views: 6152

Re: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)

It has been almost a month since Wizz Air launched its first three VIE destinations: Gdansk, Tuzla and Varna. So far they have been only competing with OS to VAR and I noticed that Austrian has sent relatively large aircraft there. The route is mostly operated by the A320 with an occasional E95. I g...

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by Blerg
Sat May 19, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 11432

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I see that B6 has quite a few aircraft on order, anyone knows when they are due for delivery? How many are they getting this year?

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by Blerg
Thu May 17, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”
Replies: 64
Views: 1777

Re: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”

Why is CNN even reporting this? I mean I am sorry for those Spanish speakers but this is hardly something a global network such as CNN should be dealing with. Or am I missing something?

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by Blerg
Thu May 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 75
Views: 4004

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

Maybe this is a warning to the US to not block the sale of Airbus to Iran.

It was also reported that the EU will drop the Dollar in favor of the Euro when buying Iranian oil.

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by Blerg
Thu May 17, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40677

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Isn't there a clause in the Finnish-Russian ASA agreement that Finnair has to remain state owned or that overfly rights only apply to government owned airlines?

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by Blerg
Thu May 17, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 11432

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Don't they also fly three daily between BOS and ORD where some of the flights are on the Embraer? That seems like too little capacity to me.

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by Blerg
Mon May 14, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 71
Views: 10971

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

I am sure if EK could fly to TLV it would be double daily on the A380.

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by Blerg
Mon May 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December
Replies: 21
Views: 4018

Re: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December

I was always curious, how do they manage to make money from such routings? I mean how can they be competitive in MAN compared to EK, QR, LH, AF, KL ...

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by Blerg
Sun May 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 22900

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

Is it a write off? ;)

From the pictures it looks as if Asiana is taxiing on the yellow line. Could it be that the A321 wasn't properly parked?

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by Blerg
Sun May 13, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 11432

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

If/when B6 goes transatlantic, I do wonder what kind of product they'll offer in economy class. Will they go the way of Icelandair and Norwegian or will they copy other legacy carriers and offer a full service.

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by Blerg
Sun May 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 92
Views: 9362

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

Interesting about AMS. Has the growth come from larger aircraft being sent since I remember there are no free slots left. In S18 carriers will be operating larger aircraft into AMS to overcome the slot restrictions: - KL replaces Fokker 70 with E75 = +8 seats on many 100s of movements each month. -...

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by Blerg
Sun May 13, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shades drawn
Replies: 32
Views: 2731

Re: Shades drawn

SLC is one of those airports where you always board with the shades down. However, I think most passengers don't know they can raise them as there is no announcement by the crew. Personally, I don't care and I raise mine the moment I am in my seat. Also, there is a new trend to have the shades lower...

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by Blerg
Sun May 13, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 92
Views: 9362

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

I read somewhere that EIN is getting quite full as well. Is that true? Is there an expansion plan put in place?

Interesting about AMS. Has the growth come from larger aircraft being sent since I remember there are no free slots left.

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by Blerg
Sun May 13, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 11432

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

But that's the thing, B6 keeps on growing and so does AS. A merger between two healthy companies that don't really need one another would be a messy business. In my opinion B6 is here to stay and I don't see them getting into bed with anyone, especially not now when they are starting to look west. T...

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by Blerg
Sat May 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 92
Views: 9362

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

Interesting rumor. Jan Taube, Director Regional Management Eurowings in Düsseldorf: Eurowings is looking into starting operations from Rotterdam and Eindhoven. Palma de Mallorca is being named as a possibility, Eurowings has a base there. At the end of this year or in 2019 they are likely to set to...

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by Blerg
Sat May 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 11432

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Thank you for the numbers, they are more than interesting. That's what I have been saying all along. Overall, B6 seems like it is doing quite well in the markets they serve. I fail to see why they would consider a merger with anyone, especially not now when they are starting to expand westward.

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by Blerg
Sat May 12, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 237
Views: 13905

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I think we might see BEG sometime in the future. Ever since the visa regime was suspended there were roughly 500 extra tourists visiting the country via one of the world hubs. On top of that, trade between Serbia and India has been rapidly expanding. But you know many tourists are being deported fr...

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by Blerg
Sat May 12, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 237
Views: 13905

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I think we might see BEG sometime in the future. Ever since the visa regime was suspended there were roughly 500 extra tourists visiting the country via one of the world hubs. On top of that, trade between Serbia and India has been rapidly expanding.

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by Blerg
Sat May 12, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 11432

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Thank you both for the replies. I think B6 is a great airline and I do hope they keep their Long Beach hub, that's one of the most beautiful airports I've been to, especially in summer evenings.

With three daily to MSP from BOS, could we see them add more destinations?

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by Blerg
Fri May 11, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 11432

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

With the new terminal opening in Salt Lake City, could we see them add more flights there? Or Denver? Denver is pretty saturated. Great location, great airport but Southwest and United have the place covered. SLC B6 has a pretty decent operation right now. They tried a focus city once to some Cali ...

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by Blerg
Fri May 11, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 11432

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Looking at those numbers we can see that B6 can actually compete with much bigger players while remaining highly profitable. Good for them.

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by Blerg
Fri May 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 59
Views: 4992

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

Anyone know when the remaining 8 E135 are supposed to arrive? Out of curiosity did you hear something about 8 additional E135 someplace or are you getting that based on their projection to have about two dozen planes by year end? Assuming they do get several additional RJ's this year I wonder if th...

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by Blerg
Fri May 11, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 59
Views: 4992

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

Anyone know when the remaining 8 E135 are supposed to arrive?

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by Blerg
Thu May 10, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 8261

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

They probably realize that unless they do something about Iran, the whole market will be flooded with SSJ aircraft. Plus, it goes to show that no one besides Trump wants more tension with Iran.

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by Blerg
Thu May 10, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 5844

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Qatar Airways has submitted a request to increase BEG from current 7 to 11 weekly flights. New ones to be operated with the following schedule:

DOH-BEG 15.45-20.10
BEG-DOH 23.10-05.10

MEB3 in BEG:

EY: 12x
QR: 11x
FZ: 7x

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by Blerg
Thu May 10, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 5844

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

From 02.06 Etihad Cargo will further boost its BEG operations by increasing it from 1 to 2 weekly.

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by Blerg
Wed May 09, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 59
Views: 4992

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

Larger is still restricted to 30 seats. I don't think there is any interest in obtaining DOT authority or FAA 121 certification. I am not from the US nor am I familiar with this so could you clarify please? Do they get subsidies for maximum 30 seats? It's a little complicated. If you operate schedu...

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by Blerg
Wed May 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 5844

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Etihad increases flights to BEG and GYD while replacing the A320 to Nairobi with A330.

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by Blerg
Wed May 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 59
Views: 4992

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

It says online that this April they received one E145, I guess it's based in Pittsburgh. It is interesting that they are already introducing larger aircraft. I wonder if eventually, as they become more popular, they might switch to something like E70 or E75. I would really love for them to succeed....

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by Blerg
Wed May 09, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27762

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Etihad seems to be growing once again but they seem to being more cautious this time around. A few weeks ago they increased BEG from 7 to 10 and then yesterday they added another 2 flights to make it 12. Baku got extra flights while Nairobi was upgauged from an A320 to an A330. I think Rome was als...

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by Blerg
Tue May 08, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 523
Views: 64152

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

https://www.icelandair.com/en-gb/flights/dusseldorf/


I am surprised it took them this long. I wonder why they didn't launch it earlier.
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mjoelnir wrote:
Icelandair seems to be adding Dusseldorf, first flight October the 25th 2018.

https://www.icelandair.com/en-gb/flights/dusseldorf/


I am surprised it took them this long. I wonder why they didn't launch it earlier.

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by Blerg
Tue May 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 523
Views: 64152

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

https://www.icelandair.com/en-gb/flights/dusseldorf/


I am surprised it took them this long. I wonder why they didn't launch it earlier.
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mjoelnir wrote:
Icelandair seems to be adding Dusseldorf, first flight October the 25th 2018.

https://www.icelandair.com/en-gb/flights/dusseldorf/


I am surprised it took them this long. I wonder why they didn't launch it earlier.

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by Blerg
Tue May 08, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22205

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

France, the UK and Germany said they will keep on abiding by the contract and that it's business as usual.

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by Blerg
Tue May 08, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments
Replies: 28
Views: 2537

Re: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments

Ok - looks nice, but at the moment a lot of airlines are cancelling or reducing service...TG, AF, EY, flydubai, airasia Is FZ reducing flights because there is no demand or because of the recent code-share with Emirates? EY is suspending IKA because of their own internal issues. I am sure there are...

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by Blerg
Tue May 08, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments
Replies: 28
Views: 2537

Re: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments

Ok - looks nice, but at the moment a lot of airlines are cancelling or reducing service...TG, AF, EY, flydubai, airasia Is FZ reducing flights because there is no demand or because of the recent code-share with Emirates? EY is suspending IKA because of their own internal issues. I am sure there are...

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by Blerg
Tue May 08, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27762

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Etihad seems to be growing once again but they seem to being more cautious this time around. A few weeks ago they increased BEG from 7 to 10 and then yesterday they added another 2 flights to make it 12. Baku got extra flights while Nairobi was upgauged from an A320 to an A330. I think Rome was also...

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by Blerg
Tue May 08, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 59
Views: 4992

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

drdisque wrote:
The E-145s are flying PIT-MCI, PIT-PBI, and ALB-BUF.


Great, thank you.

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by Blerg
Mon May 07, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says NO to historic Chinese censorship on Taiwan/HKG/Macau
Replies: 43
Views: 3529

Re: Trump says NO to historic Chinese censorship on Taiwan/HKG/Macau

hongkongflyer wrote:
BA is the first airline to change their website, now show both Hong Kong and Taiwan under "China"


When did they do this? Was it a recent thing or...?

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by Blerg
Mon May 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 37
Views: 5938

Re: LH Group

I hope there is no more consolidation, we lost enough airlines so far. I don't think a merger will ever happen. These brands are distinctive and are adapted to the markets they serve. I can't imagine many Austrians would be happy to have their local brand replaced by Lufthansa. Educate an uninforme...

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by Blerg
Sun May 06, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27762

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

JoKeR wrote:
Wonder what will happen to 320neo orders for JU and HM, two airlines they still have equity in? Or should we assume they’ll be getting out of these investments as well?


Current plan for JU is that maximum two planes are coming and that's not even sure anymore.

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by Blerg
Sun May 06, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27762

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Several of their European destinations were recently downgraded to the A332. Seems like they are still struggling with yields.

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by Blerg
Sun May 06, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 37
Views: 5938

Re: LH Group

I hope there is no more consolidation, we lost enough airlines so far. I don't think a merger will ever happen. These brands are distinctive and are adapted to the markets they serve. I can't imagine many Austrians would be happy to have their local brand replaced by Lufthansa. Of course they would...

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by Blerg
Sun May 06, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 37
Views: 5938

Re: LH Group

I hope there is no more consolidation, we lost enough airlines so far. I don't think a merger will ever happen. These brands are distinctive and are adapted to the markets they serve. I can't imagine many Austrians would be happy to have their local brand replaced by Lufthansa. Of course they would...

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