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by vfw614
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5399

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

easyJet's Johan Lundgren has 30 years experience in the travel industry, while airliners.net's Johan Lundgren was an IT student in Lulea 20 years ago (who apparently did not finish university, but, so I understand, went on to work more or less full time on a.net until he sold it in 2007). Doesn't re...

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by vfw614
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots
Replies: 22
Views: 3357

Re: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots

I suppose the administrator takes the view that slots can be reallocated to the legal entity that has held and grandfathered them in the last timetable period, regardless of the existence of an AOC held by that entity at the time of re-allocation. Of course that entity would loose the slots at the e...

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by vfw614
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots
Replies: 22
Views: 3357

Re: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots

So much for selling slots. Confirms the legal position that in the EU slots are not an asset owned by the airlines, but merely a licence to use airport infrastructure.

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by vfw614
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 31
Views: 6468

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

Slots are not property. Think of them more as a licence. If the holder ceases to function as an airline, then they can only go back to ACL. If the airlines are operative they can be rented or deals struck to transfer them with a cash incentive to do so. Slots don't carry any monetary value. They ar...

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by vfw614
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slot congested airports
Replies: 19
Views: 3138

Re: Slot congested airports

Slot-controlled is not the same as slot-constrained/congested.

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by vfw614
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

and getting it stranded there, was in breach of the lease agreement


airberlin until the end argued that the impounding was illegal, so in relation to BOC they ceetainly also took the view that they were not in breach of contract.

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by vfw614
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

We will never know how exactly the debt was paid off. The most likely scenario - that BOC paid off airberlin's debt from its own money or from the deposit it holds - will, for obvious reasons, never be confirmed by Isavia or BOC.

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by vfw614
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

What could be the reason for them to do that? Hmm... Could that be that snowplow in KEF, parked in front of AB plane? Hmm.. but so many voices said it's a useless exercise, with no chance to influence the outcome... Nobody said that. All that was said was that airberlin cannot just fork out money a...

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3318

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

https://www.bazl.admin.ch/bazl/de/home/ ... 68617.html

Flights to resume tomorrow.
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AOC has been reinstated after Skywork was successfully re-financed for the next 12 months:

https://www.bazl.admin.ch/bazl/de/home/ ... 68617.html

Flights to resume tomorrow.

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by vfw614
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 11644

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

Seems odd but then monarch had been grounded and is trying to sell slots by the administrator . The only difference is that company kept flying until the deal was done . Seeing as they bought the leases on the planes as well you would expect the flying to continue without much pause . I would imagi...

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 11644

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

As far as I understand - early January with a limited flight schedule and a full programme for summer 2018.

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3318

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

Operations suspended "for tomorrow" because of a lack of AOC for the winter schedule. This is from their homepage: "Aufgrund der noch immer fehlenden Betriebsbewilligung für den Winterflugplan fallen die Flüge von Sonntag 29.10.2017 aus. Betroffene Passagiere kontaktieren bitte per Ma...

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 11644

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

Interesting move. There was very limited overlap of airberlin's routes from TXL and easyJet's routes from SXF - discounting leisure destinations like PMI, AGP and TFS, just seven in total: VIE, ZRH, CPH, BUD, SZG, CDG and TLV. Will be interesting to see if easyJet will ... ...continue those former A...

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by vfw614
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Trump Shuttle Cabin Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 3152

Re: Trump Shuttle Cabin Photos

Let me guess: Lots of gold paint in the cabin.

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by vfw614
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

Depends probably on whether or not there is a payment bond or any other collateral on the aircraft that still has substantial value. Not sure if such bonds are common when it comes to aircraft leases, though.

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by vfw614
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

Tomorrow's flights to/from KEF have also been canceled. So the airberlin chapter at KEF is closed. Isavia will have to deal with the lessor to sort out the mess.

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service
Replies: 53
Views: 11574

Re: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service

What slots are they using? Either they have only slots for those dates for whatever reason or they would be plain stupid to have slots and only use them for those dates. LHR is the one place where you cannot show up and schedule some extra flights as you please.

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3318

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

I know. That's what I was trying to imply re Sun Air. They can even make the D328JET work...

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3318

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

There are people who say that you cannot make money with a Dornier 328 even with a 100 per cent load factor (and then there is of course Sun Air of Denmark).

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

To me it looks like you drive your Porsche for lunch to some restaurant one day, eat and when it comes to paying you say you have no money. And the next day you come back and expect them to feed you again? Exactly. That's why, once you have defaulted on your payments, any sound business would not s...

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

Folks, you need to distinguish different legal problems that arise from the situation: 1) Insolvency Law: airberlin is bound by German insolvency law and cannot make any payments, regardless what the law of other jurisdictions says. Of course Iceland is not bound by German insolvency law, but it doe...

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by vfw614
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

What will happen if BOC places the aircraft with another operator, the aircraft then is neither owned nor possessed by airberlin and all debts tied to the aircraft itself (landing fees, handling fees) are paid?

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by vfw614
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

But if the car is towed for parking tickets, the bank will still have to pay the tickets and the towing charge to get the car back. That is the beauty of KEF's position. They are not claiming ownership of the plane, just impounding it to insure payment of amounts due to them under Icelandic law. Ye...

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by vfw614
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

And again to not pay the tax you have collected, is a criminal act in Iceland, because those amounts are only in your care. That is not specific to Iceland, that is the same everywhere - and yet no other airport in Europe is blocking third-party owned aircraft operated by airberlin. Are they all di...

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by vfw614
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

Isavia should just pull any plug-in components like avionics/flight deck components or drop an engine to cover its cost and remove those snow plows. Why waste those snow plows. They are in no legal position to do this. All they are entitled to do under the relevant section of the Aviation Act is to...

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by vfw614
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

So, for example, the concept of collaterals is just a wet dream of lawyers because nobody has to respect a transfer of property by way of security? And everything somebody simply possesses is treated as his property regardless of actual ownership? I hope you guys are just as relaxed when you borrow ...

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by vfw614
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

According to Icelandic media, airberlin has canceled all flights to Keflavik since the grounding of its aircraft at KEF. Hence the press release by Isavia stating that its actions are limited to the aircraft in question - as apparently a fair number of Icelanders booked on those flights are now stuc...

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by vfw614
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

If that were true, a leased car could never be towed or clamped. Which pretty much puts paid to *that* argument. I really do not want to get into legal technicalities, but towing or clamping a car is a wholly different thing because the car is not towed/clamped by a third party because of debt of t...

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

No business in the world is forced to render services without payment. Airports are not in a more difficult position than any other business. The problem only arises if a business does not demand cash or upfront payment or bank guarantees in exchange for servies rendered. It is a dilemma every busin...

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

The relevant Icelandic law is explained here https://www.isavia.is/english/news/isavia-grounds-air-berlin-flight-for-overdue-service-charges/1658 Thank you. That exactly proves my point. We are not talking about a legal sequestration which would ultimately allow the creditor to convert the seized a...

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

So you assume that with Iceland not being a signee of the Cape Town Treaty the general (Icelandic) law of sequestration does not apply to an aircraft, which, after all, is just a movable property with wings on it? What the treaty does is to modify general rules for security interests in a jurisdicti...

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140561

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

I suppose they are selling the ability to transfer leases along with crews? No. Buyers will not be interested in the leases and the employment contracts as both had to do with the downfall of airberlin - too expensive.So the lease contracts would be re-negotiated anyway, I suppose. A sale mostly gi...

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140561

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Looks like deal was supposed to have been done but faltered at the last moment. Not sure the reason it was supposed to be done yesterday Because there was an exclusicity agreement in place until then, making easyjet the preferred bidder not allowing airberlin to negotiate with others (such as Condo...

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

German law is relevant to the release of this specific aircraft ONLY IF Iceland is party to a treaty that allows for German insolvency law to be enforced in Iceland (you have not cited any clear evidence that such is the case, and I do not know the answer for certain either). No it is not a German ...

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100328

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

What could make new 767-300ER an interesting option is that they could serve as a stop-gap measure for a handful of airlines mentioned in this thread before something more modern becomes available because FedEx, UPS, DHL etc. will be very interested in, say, 10year old, low-houred 767 P2F once they ...

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by vfw614
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25383

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

= Huh? Again, German law is irrelevant. As stated below: Saludos, Alex German law is absolutely relevant for airberlin. Isavia can park as many snowploughs in front of the aircraft as they want, airberlin, under German insolvency law, is simply not legally allowed to pay debt from the time period b...

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by vfw614
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 126
Views: 17201

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

The contract is indeed for carriage and not a specified flight. It that is the position of US law, I hope that United is aware that this is not the legal situation in other jurisdictions where they do business. Most jurisdictions would find it slightly bizarre that when I enter into a contract of s...

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116424

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Meanwhile in Toulouse: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4498/37718847522_8f9ec82cbc_c.jpg C-FFDO Bombardier CS300 with A320 Neo by Eurospot 1 Million views in 1 year, Thanks , on Flickr People who don't like smiling Leahy's better take a break today. How about an announcement today of a nice order to...

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116424

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I think that A319 stay and CS500 is coming. Those families complements each other and give smaller operators large scale options. They can stick in one family, to A320 family operator A319 gives low end option and to CS operator CS500 gives high end option. I'd say that Airbus has cleverly killed o...

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by vfw614
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3318

Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

The Swiss CAA today sent out this press release: Bern, 16.10.2017 - The Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA limited the operating licence of Skywork Airlines AG until end of October 2017, due to economic reasons. At present, the air carrier cannot ensure adequate funding of the winter flight sched...

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by vfw614
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 6879

Re: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

You could be right re the boarding procedure. While I am not a daily user of CGN, I have, however, seen the A330s parked at B03/04 (not sure which one exactly) in the past. Not sure, though, if steps were used for boarding instead of the finger. Walk/bus boarding certainly makes sense for a wide-bod...

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by vfw614
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 6879

Re: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

I think this makes good sense. Dusseldorf has a nice large and modern terminal, while Köln-Bonn Terminal 1 is dated and small. I don't think this is a fair comprison. Airside the Lufthansa terminal A at DUS is extremely crowded and it is easy to feel claustrophobic during peak times. I guess they w...

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by vfw614
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 6879

Re: Magazine: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

CGN would have no more long haul flights if they all moved to DUS, which is quite sad to see. Well, CGN was getting scaled back even before this development as three of the currently six A330-200 operating from CGN will be redeployed to Munich for summer 2018. What EW will do is effectively split i...

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by vfw614
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 6879

Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

German business magazine "Wirtschaftswoche" is reporting that Eurowings is in negotiations with Dusseldorf airport to move its long-haul operation from Cologne/Bonn to Düsseldorf and consolidate its long-haul operations in North-Rhine Westphalia there. Eurowings recently announced the star...

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30642

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Bursting at the seams does not necessarily mean it is (runway) capacity-constrained (i.e. slot-constrained). There is only a handful of airports in Europe that are technically slot-constrained.

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30642

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

There will be no long-haul from TXL on former AB routes by Lufthansa group other than a New York flight operated by Lufthansa mainline with an A330 freed up at FRA, as I understand, by reduction to some ME destinations. At DUS, some AB routes will be continued by Eurowings with a mixture of leased A...

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by vfw614
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140561

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

See above. They will depart tomorrow 11am'ish.

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by vfw614
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140561

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Interesting post by an AB employee in a German forum: He says that the employees today were informed that easyjet is not interested in operating from DUS, but only want to take over a large number of A320s for a TXL-base. And another surprising information was that Lufthansa wants to take over both ...

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by vfw614
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140561

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

That leaves five in the Fleet with XD already in ZRH. XA, XB, XG, PA and PH are all showing on various SFO, JFK, MIA, RSW flights in the System as far out as the end of October Can five aircraft realistically operate twice-daily flights to JFK, daily flights to MIA and SFO and 3/4 (?) weekly flight...

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