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by Blerg
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 8073

Re: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet

I don't see a short term switch to used 330-300, as these aircraft don't have the range to serve far East and US west coast routes. Austrian doesn't have any west coast US routes left. Hong Kong is the longest, and is ending soon. Of the remaining, none will be longer than 4600 nm. By comparison, S...

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by Blerg
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria announces opening of Paderborn base
Replies: 18
Views: 2838

Re: Adria announces opening of Paderborn base

Adria already tried this once before but in Poland. They got subsidies from the city authorities and I think they flew into MUC and AMS. Flights didn't last long and were suspended the moment subsidies ran out. Don't forget that besides Star Alliance membership, JP doesn't offer much. They tend to b...

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by Blerg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 7998

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

Impressive growth to TLV! IST-TLV has been growing quite nicely over the years. It's probably convenient for TK as well as they can send their widebodies there between two long-haul rotations, same with other regional destinations such as ESB, ATH, OTP ... Passenger numbers for IST-TLV. 2013: 560.25...

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by Blerg
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 243
Views: 28950

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Today it was reported that Dr Lens (A Serbian and Italian citizen) has won the case against LX which discriminated against him on several occasions. Swiss banned him from their flights on two occasions, in 2011 and 2014. In 2012 when the ban was lifted, Dorit Rosenberg, the airline's representative ...

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by Blerg
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19351

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

How many weekly flights does LO have to TLV? Seems like they have quite a bit of a presence there. Who knows, maybe soon we'll see BUD-TLV.

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by Blerg
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Aeroflot in talks to expand A350 order
Replies: 17
Views: 6992

Re: Aeroflot to buy up to 28 A350

Could we see Aeroflot move towards a single widebody type in the future?

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by Blerg
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations
Replies: 25
Views: 6018

Re: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations

santi319 wrote:
So little service to the Balkans.... They seem to be weary of VFR traffic


I think they are first going after higher yielding destinations. Wizz Air is already serving quite a few Balkans destinations while Tuzla was already reduced from, I think 4 to 2.

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by Blerg
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 144
Views: 11427

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

xwb777 wrote:
QR to order 15 A321NEOLR and will reduce its stake in Latam


Why are they reducing their stake in Latam?

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by Blerg
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI to India in 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 4188

Re: FI to India in 2019

FI is a fantastic airline that has successfully built its hub at KEF. I really hope they are not launching India just because WOW did it. I think airports closer to home such as ATH, VIE, FCO... would be a much wiser choice than India.

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 7998

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

FLYKTPA wrote:
So with the new IST opening in a few months, what new destination do you expect to see Turkish add due to the new airport capacity?


Maybe we will see less widebodies on shorter flights as there will be more space for additional frequencies?

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by Blerg
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 144
Views: 11427

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Riyadh-Belgrade flights to be announced soon. They will be bringing Saudi holidaymakers to Belgrade which has been a total success for Turkish, Iranian and Chinese tourists over the past several months. Will be interesting to see who ends up operating these. Would love to see Saudia do it with their...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46165

Re: ATL-BOM, JFK-BOM revealed to be DL's chosen routes of US-India service

How long would the flight from ATL to BOM take?

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 727
Views: 90001

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

This winter Norwegian will be increasing BEG from OSL from 2 to 3 weekly. ARN becomes year-round with one weekly flight.

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations
Replies: 25
Views: 6018

IAG to open a VIE base for Level in three weeks

Good afternoon, Even though there were multiple threads on IAG's expansion in Vienna, I think it's news that it won't happen with Vueling but rather with the 210 seat A321s operated by Level. Furthermore, we now have an official date for the launch of their Austrian base. First scheduled flight is s...

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by Blerg
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19351

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Has LO become larger than OS? In terms of fleet size it will catch up to OS by next year, but LOT's planes are smaller on average. Talking about passengers flown, OS carried nearly 13million in 2017, whilst LOT managed 7million in the same year. Thank you. I guess this should change in near future ...

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by Blerg
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19351

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Has LO become larger than OS?

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no easyJet or Ryanair at HEL?
Replies: 12
Views: 2640

Re: Why is there no easyJet or Ryanair at HEL?

Could TLL be a factor? It has some Ryanair destinations and Wizz Air is adding Luton. Do Finns cross the gulf in order to catch a flight?

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 654
Views: 36152

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I wonder how many Israelis actually connected at DEL. I am sure AI relied on these travellers when they launched these flights.

Could AI actually become a convenient option for Israel-Australia market?

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8176

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

ULA340 wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
First Nigerian poster to chip in, in 3, 2, 1....


Ah yes IIRC there was an issue with BA sending old 747s or 767s right?


I think that was Delta. The government protested the downgrade from a B777 to a B767. I think they even tried to blackmail DL which resulted in the suspension of a route.

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles to see another China link from Shenyang on CZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Re: Los Angeles to see another China link from Shenyang on CZ

I am surprised to see that it was LH that launched FRA flights. Impressive. Anyone know the aircraft and frequencies?

The airports reminds me a bit of DXB.

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2336

Re: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

Well, Wizzair Priority (which guarantees you to have your carry-on with you in the cabin, and also allows an under-the-seat bag) is €5-10 if purchased online or through the call center. I don't think it is excessive. But that is also my point: the income for Wizzair is minimal on each flight, while...

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2336

Re: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

All this seems counter-productive to me. Now they will have a lot of bags that have to be loaded by paid handling staff, instead of bags that the passengers themselves carry onboard. It would have been wiser, if overhead bin space is the problem, to make sure that the second carry-on is really a sm...

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2336

Re: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

All this seems counter-productive to me. Now they will have a lot of bags that have to be loaded by paid handling staff, instead of bags that the passengers themselves carry onboard. It would have been wiser, if overhead bin space is the problem, to make sure that the second carry-on is really a sm...

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2336

Re: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

Is it me or are they changing these rules every few months?

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30296

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Any specific reason why they are losing money to NRT? I can understand China but why Japan?

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT
Replies: 46
Views: 4400

Re: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT

No connections at either end, not much of business traffic...how can they not lose?... Doesn't the existence of 4 daily British Airways flights from Heathrow speak to the existence of business traffic? I'm willing to be proven wrong but this looks like an innovative move. In other news, LOT AMS is ...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19351

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Unbelievable. They did get four E90 so maybe next is PRG-LCY. lol That said, I wouldn't be surprised if LO eventually opens a base at BUD. Wizz Air won't be happy about this. LOT already bases a 788 in Budapest, with LOT AMS servicing the Dreamliner there. It was announced that the maintenance base...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT
Replies: 46
Views: 4400

Re: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT

It's unfortunate that so many on here immediately rush to politics. I think this is great news. There is so much demand between Budapest and London and I am sure there are enough people who can afford to fly from LCY. Budapest has nicely developed over the past ten years and its economy seems to be ...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19351

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Unbelievable. They did get four E90 so maybe next is PRG-LCY. lol

That said, I wouldn't be surprised if LO eventually opens a base at BUD. Wizz Air won't be happy about this.

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 9202

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

A friend of mine attended some ceremony at the new IST today and she posted a picture from inside the terminal. I have to say the airport will look stunning. Seems like the gate area will have some sort of wood on the walls and the ceilings in hallways are nicely stylized. I have a feeling that the ...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 654
Views: 36152

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Domestic passenger numbers grew by 16.53% in May 2018. This is the 45th consecutive month of double digit passenger growth! From Jan to May this year traffic has grown by 22.69% With such spectacular growth I can imagine Indian airports (and airspace) getting increasingly congested. I wonder if dow...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 654
Views: 36152

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Domestic passenger numbers grew by 16.53% in May 2018. This is the 45th consecutive month of double digit passenger growth! From Jan to May this year traffic has grown by 22.69% With such spectacular growth I can imagine Indian airports (and airspace) getting increasingly congested. I wonder if dow...

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by Blerg
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A380 economy seats
Replies: 24
Views: 3352

Re: Lufthansa A380 economy seats

I love LH's A380, it's such a wonderful plane to fly on. Small suggestion, during online check-in, upper deck window seats are rarely available. They mostly have just a few seats available and they are usually in the middle or next to the isle. If you have a chance fly in the upstairs cabin. If your...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 16834

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

First of all, it's absolutely wrong that the Silk Road was some sort of extractive system that was only used by evil European empires to rob the weak defenseless Asians. The Silk Road was basically a collection of resting/trading towns and cities where merchants stopped on their way from China to E...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 9202

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

So where would TK use these regional jets if not IST? Maybe they could station them on the coast and carry tourists from smaller markets at higher frequency where this would be impossible with their current fleet? Or maybe Ankara or Izmir?

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 16834

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

The European Union was clear on this matter, they want European companies to continue doing business with Iran. Airbus might be publicly stating this but I am sure they are working with Brussels behind closed doors. It's only a matter of time before they find a way around it. Once other countries s...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: airlines under 10million that surprise you?
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

Re: airlines under 10million that surprise you?

I would say Lot and Icelandair. I always imagined both being much larger than they actually are.

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 144
Views: 11427

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

MEA started Madrid today sending their latest A330 (OD-MEE). I also had a question. I hear that they will make a decision on 5 new wide bodies soon (A330neo or B787), seems like its most probably the A330neo and they will swap their current A330s. Does it make sense to order more than 5 at this poi...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 16834

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

The European Union was clear on this matter, they want European companies to continue doing business with Iran. Airbus might be publicly stating this but I am sure they are working with Brussels behind closed doors. It's only a matter of time before they find a way around it. Once other countries st...

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future AZ uniforms revealed when?
Replies: 24
Views: 2539

Re: future AZ uniforms revealed when?

artofzen wrote:
If they are so petty minded perhaps ditchng EY era livery would be a good idea too.


That actually wouldn't be such a bad idea as the previous one had nothing wrong with it.

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future AZ uniforms revealed when?
Replies: 24
Views: 2539

Re: future AZ uniforms revealed when?

Love them, they are classic, elegant and simple. Much better than the Etihad ones which were, by the way, hated by everyone in the airline. They were uncomfortable and extremely warm even in summer so crew would sweat which is something, as an airline from the south, you want to avoid. People on her...

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT launch WAW-LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3343

Re: LOT launch WAW-LCY

Fares are quite competitive. I was looking at some connections from eastern and southern Europe and they were at around €260. Not too bad for this kind of destination.

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 727
Views: 90001

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

SAS opens CPH-HKG, closes ARN-HKG as of end October. https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-opens-new-route-from-copenhagen-to-hong-kong/ Given how many people praised ARN-HKG on here I expected it to last longer than that. Moving it to CPH makes more sense given the size of their network there. I’m sure ...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air VIE Base Launch
Replies: 0
Views: 445

Wizz Air VIE Base Launch

Good afternoon, Today is June 14th which is the day when Wizz Air launches its VIE base. Today following routes start: 1. VIE-MLA 3x per week 2. VIE-FCO 14x a week 3. VIE-VLC 3x a week Tomorrow Wizz Air will inaugurate the following destinations: 1. VIE-BRI 3x a week 2. VIE-TLV 4x a week Wizz Air al...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 727
Views: 90001

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-opens-n ... hong-kong/


Given how many people praised ARN-HKG on here I expected it to last longer than that. Moving it to CPH makes more sense given the size of their network there.
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okobjorn wrote:
SAS opens CPH-HKG, closes ARN-HKG as of end October.
https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-opens-n ... hong-kong/


Given how many people praised ARN-HKG on here I expected it to last longer than that. Moving it to CPH makes more sense given the size of their network there.

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19351

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Interesting that they are getting four new ones, not second hand. That said, all these different Embraers will provide them with a great deal of flexibility.

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT launch WAW-LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3343

Re: LOT launch WAW-LCY

runway23 wrote:
Wonder if the next step is possibly selling their LHR slots


Highly doubt it, I heard LHR is performing really well for them. If I am not mistaken it was also on the first MAX routes.

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China will resume regular flights to Pyongyang, citing market demand
Replies: 16
Views: 2803

Re: Air China will resume regular flights to Pyongyang, citing market demand

Not surprising, those who have never visited this part of the world always come up with their own theories while being ignorant to local economic facts. Both North and South Korea get a lot of Chinese tourists. Might even get a little more uptick once the US State department lifts the travel ban to...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China will resume regular flights to Pyongyang, citing market demand
Replies: 16
Views: 2803

Re: Air China will resume regular flights to Pyongyang, citing market demand

lol market demand.... do people here actually believe Air China is not a mere prop of the Chinese government?! Plenty of people, and commercial exchange. I understand that sitting the other side of the world wont allow you to know or understand some market regions, but at least not making statement...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 144
Views: 11427

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Etihad and Cobalt signed an interline agreement. Cobalt stepped in to replace Etihad in LCA but I doubt this combination will be successful.

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