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by C010T3
Sun May 20, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner
Replies: 33
Views: 6278

Re: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner

I think it is a shame that they won't adopt a more logical plan. Considering the nature of the Chinese market, they could evolve to a "one gateway, one airline" policy. It would make much more sense all intercontinental routes from each major airport in China is flown by one local carrier....

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by C010T3
Thu May 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet mismanagement
Replies: 23
Views: 3944

Re: LATAM fleet mismanagement

JJ hasn‘t been taking all 350 that Airbus is delivering.

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by C010T3
Wed May 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 3114

Re: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe

ZRH is the only other viable alternative after LIS. If they launch MUC, LH will drive them away from the market.
AMS could come in third.

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by C010T3
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to start Madrid-Rio de Janeiro-Cataratas del Iguazú (IGR)
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Re: Air Europa to start Madrid-Rio de Janeiro-Cataratas del Iguazú (IGR)

The news deserve a dedicated thread. The runway works in course are paying off for IGR.

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by C010T3
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to Swap A330 with B737 on DUS-EWR
Replies: 18
Views: 5801

Re: Lufthansa to Swap A330 with B737 on DUS-EWR

Considering how LH is dropping the route in 2019 anyway, it is no wonder that it is treated as the stepchild.

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by C010T3
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5314

Re: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?

Despite the fact that UA indeed started mixing operations before crew integration, I believe that the integration itself from a training perspective was much simpler at UA. CO already operated 767 and 777. There was extensive fleet commonality, whereas that is not the case in the merged AA.

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by C010T3
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil to fly 5th freedom between Argentina and Peru
Replies: 21
Views: 1413

Re: LATAM Brazil to fly 5th freedom between Argentina and Peru

Open skies between Peru and Argentina would allow airlines from these two countries to serve the market without the need of having an airline from a third operating a flight between them. Considering additional layovers and everything, the labour cost in Brazil would have to be substantially lower,...

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by C010T3
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil to fly 5th freedom between Argentina and Peru
Replies: 21
Views: 1413

Re: LATAM Brazil to fly 5th freedom between Argentina and Peru

Considering how the Argentinian government was not able to tame the unions at AR, the evolution is taking a long time. Considering how Brazil has open skies with all other countries in South American, expect for Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela and France, it would be very easy for Argentina to achiev...

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by C010T3
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil to fly 5th freedom between Argentina and Peru
Replies: 21
Views: 1413

Re: LATAM Brazil to fly 5th freedom between Argentina and Peru

Considering how the Argentinian government was not able to tame the unions at AR, the evolution is taking a long time. Considering how Brazil has open skies with all other countries in South American, expect for Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela and France, it would be very easy for Argentina to achieve...

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by C010T3
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 113
Views: 13892

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

No resumption is published and route was previously year-round **DL EWR-CDG OCT 0.8>0.6 NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 That took them long enough! If they ever would like to return to the EWR-AMS/CDG market, KL/AF should do it instead. It makes no sense for Delta to fly spoke-to-spoke, when they have a hub in...

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by C010T3
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December
Replies: 28
Views: 4916

Re: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December

LATAM is well known for its scheduling SNAFUs since the LAN days.

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by C010T3
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 55
Views: 9509

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

Indeed dcajet, it is a decision of ceding market share to Avianca and Gol. O6 launched 2 daily flights, while G3 is about to launch 4 to the US.

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by C010T3
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American cancels CNF-MIA
Replies: 48
Views: 6990

Re: American cancels CNF-MIA

Either way, AA is leaving CNF just like they did POA, under heavy criticism as an unreliable carrier from litigation-loving Brazilians.

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by C010T3
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24552

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

According to AA... Rio de Janeiro (GIG): Starting Aug. 21, JFK-GIG frequency will reduce to five times per week but return to daily service to support peak winter travel from Dec. 19 through March 16. In 2019, we will only operate this route seasonally from December through March.[/quote So is JFK ...

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by C010T3
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24552

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

UPlog wrote:
JFK-GIG going seasonal


No, JFK-GIG is going 5x weekly in the low season, but returns to daily in the high season.

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by C010T3
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24552

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

If American retreats at CNF, LATAM will have difficulty making the market work. Azul will just crush them if they try. Let‘s see how Delta reacts at GIG. At this point, DL could go year-round to JFK and launch MCO, driving LATAM away from the Rio-US market entirely. highly doubt DL will go year rou...

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by C010T3
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24552

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

If American retreats at CNF, LATAM will have difficulty making the market work. Azul will just crush them if they try.
Let‘s see how Delta reacts at GIG. At this point, DL could go year-round to JFK and launch MCO, driving LATAM away from the Rio-US market entirely.

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by C010T3
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA officially upgraded to LH Mainline effective 28OCT18
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: TPA officially upgraded to LH Mainline effective 28OCT18

It has always been operated by mainline, just not by the main workforce group, but the product was the same. It was the equivalent of having Mixed Fleet at BA.

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by C010T3
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH returns to SJC
Replies: 34
Views: 5261

Re: LH returns to SJC

Doesn't Eurowings already fly seasonally to LAS?

Eurowings is also starting RSW in May.

I think that STL should be first choice for the LH Group if the Bayer-Monsanto merger is approved.

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by C010T3
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/IAH
Replies: 63
Views: 8959

Re: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/

Thanks as always, enilria! **UA EWR-PQI JUL 0>1.7 AUG 0>1.7 SEP 0>1.7 OCT 0>1.7 NOV 0>1.7 A few days ago United (with 50-seatd RJ) won the EAS bid for Presque Isle with PQI-EWR and it will be oprated by ExpressJet ER4. Skywest (to operate as UA*) won the bid for Plattburgh-Dulles. These EAS routes ...

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by C010T3
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved

Will this potentially allow Azul to fly to EWR? Nothing ever stopped Azul from doing so. In fact, since US Airways dropped CLT-GRU, any airline could have started any route between the US and Brazil. The open skies agreement will only make a difference in the next decade. Until then, then possibili...

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by C010T3
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa
Replies: 36
Views: 5591

Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa

It has been reported that Lufthansa is closing its FA base at DUS. The same newspaper report describes how a Lufthansa spokesperson explains that the airline will concentrate at FRA and MUC, transitioning the last Lufthansa longhaul route to Eurowings in W18/19. That can only mean DUS-EWR. Source: h...

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by C010T3
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CGN shrinking again: back to the RRI idea at Garzweiler?
Replies: 18
Views: 2000

Re: CGN shrinking again: back to the RRI idea at Garzweiler?

DUSZRH wrote:
Garzweiler is to the wrong side of DUS/CGN to make it worthwhile.


Well, it's not really on the Schäl Sick for Cologne, but the idea is really about finding a place which could be a consensus even for environmentalists.

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by C010T3
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CGN shrinking again: back to the RRI idea at Garzweiler?
Replies: 18
Views: 2000

CGN shrinking again: back to the RRI idea at Garzweiler?

With Eurowings set to shrink at CGN establishing itself at DUS after the demise of Air Berlin, it has become evident that CGN will never become really attractive as a primary airport, relegated to a reliever position. Air Traffic in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) seems to be doomed to never achieve it...

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by C010T3
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots
Replies: 51
Views: 5778

Re: DL/AA: Why not a LGA-JFK slot swap?

Given the capital spending Delta has committed at LGA, what makes you think Delta doesn't want LGA? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-airport-delta/delta-proceeds-with-new-yorks-laguardia-4-billion-project-without-goldman-idUSKBN1A52SM 'Transportation officials on Thursday approved a revi...

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by C010T3
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots
Replies: 51
Views: 5778

DL/AA: Why not a LGA-JFK slot swap?

Considering how American has been gearing up at PHL lately, it seems that JFK is increasingly less relevant for the airline. Meanwhile, Delta could actually grow its JFK further if terminal/slot capacity became available. One could wonder if a joint proposal from American and Delta to end the perime...

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by C010T3
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to increase flights to Lisbon
Replies: 19
Views: 3008

Re: Azul to increase flights to Lisbon

Yes, Azul is not able to fly VCP-BUE as part of the Fortaleza Agreement, because VCP is considered to be part of SAO. Yes, only the Brazilian side has no frequencies available to start new Brazil-Argentina flights. That has been the case since before VARIG went belly up. Yes, it has been like that f...

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by C010T3
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion
Replies: 45
Views: 5236

Re: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion

For the record, the Brazilian newspaper did not mention the setup of a Brazilian entity for local operations. It only mentioned flights from Argentina and from Europe.

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by C010T3
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Argentina drops two cities from its domestic network
Replies: 14
Views: 1730

Re: LATAM Argentina drops two cities from its domestic network

I really don't understand why LATAM is not heavily investing in Argentina now that they are able to expand.

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by C010T3
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved

The last hurdle in the Brazilian Congress has been cleared and the US-Brazil open skies agreement can finally come into force. We can now expect Delta-Gol and United-Azul to announce JBAs soon. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-aviation-usa/brazil-senate-approves-open-skies-air-deal-with-uni...

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by C010T3
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM to increase offer to GIG
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: RAM to increase offer to GIG

Considering how high prices have been between Brazil and Portugal, I believe they can fill most of the flights with passengers to the Iberian Peninsula alone. RAM is just taking advantage of how Iberia has been ignoring the market. TAP has been having difficulty reacting because of fleet difficulties.

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by C010T3
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US
Replies: 40
Views: 4017

Re: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US

If such a merger ever becomes reality, I believe the combined airline would easily be able to launch a hub at either STL or MCI. The Eastern half of the US is a lot more densely populated than the Western half. An airport like BNA might be a superior geo location and catches the market between the ...

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by C010T3
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US
Replies: 40
Views: 4017

Re: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US

ctrabs0114 wrote:
C010T3 wrote:
If such a merger ever becomes reality, I believe the combined airline would easily be able to launch a hub at either STL or MCI.


Wait, what merger are you talking about?


AS+B6

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by C010T3
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US
Replies: 40
Views: 4017

Re: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US

If such a merger ever becomes reality, I believe the combined airline would easily be able to launch a hub at either STL or MCI.

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by C010T3
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Capacity to return to Brazil?
Replies: 22
Views: 2572

Re: Capacity to return to Brazil?

Reciprocity is a broad concept. It can interpreted in many ways, but has been being used as an excuse not to waive visa requirements unilaterally. There is no impediment for that, but Anti-American activists will always dispute such a move, which is why it will not be adopted. The introduction of th...

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by C010T3
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Capacity to return to Brazil?
Replies: 22
Views: 2572

Re: Capacity to return to Brazil?

Well, I guess that the discussion is centered in the US-Brazil market, considering how the Latin America-Brazil and the Europe-Brazil markets were not very affected by the crisis. How is that true? For instance MAD-GRU (GRU's busiest European route) lost passengers in both 2016 and 2017. MAD-GRU 20...

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by C010T3
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Capacity to return to Brazil?
Replies: 22
Views: 2572

Re: Capacity to return to Brazil?

Well, I guess that the discussion is centered in the US-Brazil market, considering how the Latin America-Brazil and the Europe-Brazil markets were not very affected by the crisis. the visas continue to be a pain to obtain for US citizens. that inhibits a lot of impulse and vacation travel Well, I gu...

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by C010T3
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion
Replies: 45
Views: 5236

Re: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion

Brazilian intercontinental luggage regulation used to be applied to any POS to flights to/from/via North America, while it only applied to Brazilian POS in other cases. It did not matter if the airline was Brazilian or foreign. That's now history. Luggage has been fully liberalized. The only regulat...

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by C010T3
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion
Replies: 45
Views: 5236

Re: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion

Well, regarding international flights, there are 21 weekly frequencies available between Brazil and the UK.
Brazil-Norway is actually open skies, so they could actually use the Norwegian AOC even more flexibly.

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by C010T3
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CGH will receive international flights
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: CGH will receive international flights

It‘s waste of taxpayers money with the sole purpose of increasing revenues at CGH in order to finance the public servants that work for Infraero.

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by C010T3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Brazil to Argentina route: Maceio to Cordoba
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: New Brazil to Argentina route: Maceio to Cordoba

Considering how jet fuel for international flights is not taxed and how the subsidy is granted as cross-subsidy to domestic flights, it will be interesting to watch how this will play out.

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by C010T3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8584

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

Well, I am not here to defend YVR as a gateway to Asia from South America, but I am only seeing how the great circle route is used as an argument, but the scheduling particularities are not being taken in consideration. Which gateway is superior in terms of offering prime time scheduling for every s...

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by C010T3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB
Replies: 53
Views: 4577

Re: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB

(...) I am for one discussing only the domestic operations, which are the ones being practically withdrawn by LATAM next month. I had not heard this one. What are they cutting? I see CNF gone. VIX, REC, CWB, FLN and POA with big cuts. It sounds like this thread is a bit detached from the ground. It...

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by C010T3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB
Replies: 53
Views: 4577

Re: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB

I guess that are people discussing GIG as an intercontinental hub, while there are others discussing GIG as a domestic one. I am for one discussing only the domestic operations, which are the ones being practically withdrawn by LATAM next month. Perhaps LATAM knows their internal traffic flows bett...

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by C010T3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 315
Views: 30627

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I’ll be curious if there will be any growth in the next few years for JFK, namely any additional long haul flights. It seems that we take one step forward and two back. One example is the loss of ARN/SVO and a few others and then an announcement of GIG only to cancel it after a few short weeks. Wel...

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by C010T3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB
Replies: 53
Views: 4577

Re: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB

Then you got the domestic operation in Osaka. KIX has minimal domestic presence on both JL/NH, similar to GIG. ITM for Osaka and SDU for Rio are just too convenient for people to switch over. Yes, there's MM at KIX, but I see that as more similar to Azul@VCP anyway (airport far from center but lowe...

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by C010T3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB
Replies: 53
Views: 4577

Re: LATAM Brazil Rio de Janeiro HUB

I guess that are people discussing GIG as an intercontinental hub, while there are others discussing GIG as a domestic one.

I am for one discussing only the domestic operations, which are the ones being practically withdrawn by LATAM next month.

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by C010T3
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8584

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

Brazilian citizens are required to have transit visas in Canada.

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