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....Jump to post
The news deserve a dedicated thread. The runway works in course are paying off for IGR.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Despite the intentions of flying LAX-EZE only 3x weekly, American has applied for 7 weekly frequencies:
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D= ... -0051-0001
enilria wrote:O6 MIA-GRU DEC 1.0>2
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...Jump to post
LATAM is well known for its scheduling SNAFUs since the LAN days.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
DUSZRH wrote:Garzweiler is to the wrong side of DUS/CGN to make it worthwhile.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
I really don't understand why LATAM is not heavily investing in Argentina now that they are able to expand.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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?
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
(...) 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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Brazilian citizens are required to have transit visas in Canada.Jump to post