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by vfw614
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 86
Views: 4415

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

You conveniently missed the point of mentioning that the EU’s own figures show that the UK is the 3rd single contributor to tourism within the EU. 3rd says nothing, really, You can be third with 1 per cent or 32 per cent. All that matters is really the percentage, not the rank. 13 per cent is not i...

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by vfw614
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 17363

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

Given that AF was happy to operate the A318 unlike almost everyone else, I would not be surprised if they will replace their A318/319ceos with A319neos. As for Eurowings - I guess that the order would be by Lufthansa (the group) rather than Eurowings, so I do not see a reason for the secrecy we see ...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9202

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

Isn't the number of peopl allowed downstairs limited to a rather low number? I seem to remember signage to that effect from my Lufthansa A340-600 flights. Or is that just Lufthansa?

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35375

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

As it went off 2400m beyond the threshold, this must have been a very long landing - what would be the minimum braking distance under the circumstances? If the eyewitness account of the aircraft accelerating again after touchdown is correct, an aborted go-around seems one plausible explanation - or ...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 81
Views: 11701

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

Yes, of course I did consider that (as this argument is routinely brought up) and you are absolutely right that it dpeends on individual circumstances. But geographically, there can absolutely no doubt that Berlin central station and Munich central station are much closer to the final destination of...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 81
Views: 11701

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

4h25m is extemely competitive in my book if you take into consideration how long it takes to get from Munich proper to MUC and how long it can take to get to/from central Berlin to TXL in heavy traffic. Add to that the time for security, boarding etc. + flight time and the train really is a no brain...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 81
Views: 11701

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

I have spoken to countless regular travellers from Hamburg and not a single one of them is happy about the U2 base closing there, almost all of them mentioned a lack of competition and higher prices as a result. The demise of airberlin created an opportunity for easyjet, but it also takes the manpo...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15263

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

Constitutional rights give protection of citizens against the state. That's what constitutions are for. Constitutions are not meant to cover interactions between two private individuals (unless a private individual has been confered state authority). It does not change because private individuals in...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15263

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

Folks, again: Filming is one thing. A wholly different matter is passing the result of the filming to, say, a newspaper, tv station etc. so that the tape is being used for commercial purposes. The cases we discuss only come up because someone does not simply film something and keeps the file on his ...

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 46
Views: 8922

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

Sure, I am aware of this. But why did it make more sense for Embraer and AE to develop and pay for a new sub-type - instead of simply using 44 seat E145s, just like others did with the CRJ200/440. In contrast to the CRJ440, the E140 cannot be converted to a 50 seater and, as a result, is a rather ex...

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 46
Views: 8922

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

Quick question re the E140: What was the point of developing that subtype? As only a relatively small number was produced for just a single customer, wouldn't it have been more sensible to simply use the E145 airframe and leave out two rows CRJ440-style - and "invest" the saved development...

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15263

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

I think a couple of legal aspects get mixed up here. Whether someone is allowed to film in a terminal or not is a different legal issue than whether someone can film an individual and post his/her image on a commercial website as this concerns that individual's right of publicity. And this, of cours...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2469

Re: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018

Why? Can't they swap the aircraft at LAX - or is the capacity needed for the HNL-LIH leg or are HNL one-stop pax needed to fill the airplane?

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin-Tegel (and Düsseldorf) without Air Berlin?
Replies: 18
Views: 5306

Re: Berlin-Tegel (and Düsseldorf) without Air Berlin?

I traveled from Dusseldorf's terminal B (the one predominantly used by airberlin) in December on British Airways and to be honest, the upper level was pretty much a ghost town. I was the only customer at the Starbuck's there over a 20 minute period and the baristas there looked seriously bored. Not ...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 81
Views: 11701

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

Berlin will become easyjet's second largest operation after London with a total of, if I am not mistaken, 37 aircraft (25 at TXL, 12 at SXF). So a split operation is no surprise. Not sure if TXL could accommodate 37 based aircraft anyway. I suppose easyjet will operate from the "sheds" at ...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: (Why) do US airlines not admit their Business Class passengers into their business lounges?
Replies: 29
Views: 3910

Re: (Why) do US airlines not admit their Business Class passengers into their business lounges?

Why should the US3 waste money on generous lounge access? Nobody does it and with the limited competition among legacy carriers in the US, there is no point in starting it. Plus, as far as I understand, a high percentage of first class passengers are upgrades anyway, so even a bigger waste of money ...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair predicts profit loss this year.
Replies: 25
Views: 3108

Re: Loganair predicts profit loss this year.

ATR72s have been used into the Shetlands since the days of the late British World - so isn't the alleged operational problem slightly exaggerated? Plus I don't see why the slightly slower speed of the ATR vs. the Saab 2000 would be an issue. It is not exactly a market with 10 competitors operating j...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair predicts profit loss this year.
Replies: 25
Views: 3108

Re: Loganair predicts profit loss this year.

Are there any airports where they need the ATR42-600 capabilities? My understanding is that the operating costs for an ATR72 are not much higher than those for an ATR42, so for relatively little extra money you get another 30 seats to make some extra money with (apparently one of the reasons for the...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there not a single US airport with a transit area?
Replies: 23
Views: 3183

Re: Why is there not a single US airport with a transit area?

That is not the reason at all. The reason is because right after 9/11 the US government enacted a law that requires every arriving passenger to have its passport checked. It was a stupid, knee jerk reaction which unfortunately was never undone. Which would not rule out some sort of airside transfer...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wake of Air Berlin Bankruptcy
Replies: 62
Views: 5859

Re: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wake of Air Berlin Bankruptcy

But even if the authority were to find a dominant position by LH, I doubt they can prove "unfair" prices. The whole term is very weak, and the airline business is very specific in its pricing model: On any one flight you may find passenger A having paid 300 EUR (on short notice) and passe...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Etihad Regional be replaced by something else?
Replies: 14
Views: 2324

Re: Will Ethiad Regional be replaced by something else?

Skywork has announced the intention to serve Lugano - Geneva and possibly also Rome. That is the best Lugano can hope for.

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by vfw614
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017: In memoriam
Replies: 20
Views: 2955

Re: 2017: In memoriam

I think you should link to pictures from the a.net database, I doubt that your initial post complies with copyright rules....

That aside, another victim:

Image

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by vfw614
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wake of Air Berlin Bankruptcy
Replies: 62
Views: 5859

Re: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wak of Air Berlin Bankruptcy

Just chill and relax, this all follows legal principles. Staff at the German anti-trust authority are top their class recruits, they are not dimwits. It goes without saying that all industries under scrutiny tend to argue that the anti-trust authority has no clue and does not understand the specific...

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by vfw614
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 190
Views: 55318

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Maybe I missed that part in the 130 or so posts - but how is Virgin going to crew these 4 A330-200s if they are replacing Boeing 787-9s? Is Virgin taking on former airberlin flight deck crew?

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by vfw614
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON
Replies: 34
Views: 5439

Re: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON

I don't think just looking at frequencies is really helpful. While CGN is a large market, BA will loose very little long-haul traffic by not serving it. DUS on the train takes just 20min longer from Cologne central station than CGN, it is really not much different than, say, LGW/LGW. CGN is a decent...

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by vfw614
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty
Replies: 23
Views: 8112

Re: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty

When i had to travel to Astana and looked at the flight options, i found klm's offering not very appealing. While almost all flights to that region are horrible night time flights, the triangular route by KLM that came on top of it was really a non-starter.

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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: 5788

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: 3500

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: 3500

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: 6694

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: 6093

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: 30623

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: 30623

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: 30623

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: 3472

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: 14438

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: 14438

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: 3472

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: 14438

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: 3537

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: 30623

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: 30623

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: 11767

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: 3472

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: 3472

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: 30623

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: 30623

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: 30623

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: 30623

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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