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by behramjee
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth
Replies: 29
Views: 5067

Re: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth

TK operates more than 60 A330 aircraft, there is no way all would be retired by 2023. And if a new order is for expansion, the A330s will stay much longer in the fleet. Aren't 10-11 A332s in storeage in Turkey or Germany since IATA W16 due to coup aftermath effect? Or have some returned back to ser...

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth
Replies: 29
Views: 5067

Re: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth

With regards to the previous thread on this topic http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1374197 , I do not think at all the B787-10 is right for TK as its flying range capability limits its viability. Since those initial launch orders were placed few years ago, I do not think any ai...

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth
Replies: 29
Views: 5067

Re: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth

Tianjin and Hangzhou can easily support a 3-4 weekly TK A332/A333 service

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 32
Views: 6959

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

If these four B788s are for domestic ops then they will be in a high density configuration close to 300 seats.

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by behramjee
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal
Replies: 26
Views: 8419

Re: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal

It seems to me that too many airlines these days are guilty of poor resource management, and it costs them real money (how many hotel rooms, meal vouchers?) and customer goodwill. Its one thing when its a small carrier or at a remote station.... but BA, at Heathrow - really? On the other hand, mayb...

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by behramjee
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23089

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Wouldn`t the A350-1000 be an ideal like-for-like replacement for their B777-200`s? I know it`s a little bigger so purchase price would be a consideration, but if AA can realize on expected growth I could see it fitting in well with improved running costs too. It would also directly complement their...

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by behramjee
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23089

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Thats why I wrote "AA's current A330 fleet numbers 24 units with some already phased out so either they take the easy route by replacing them with B789s for fleet standardization purposes (the smart thing to do) or they take on the A339NEOs and have a sub fleet of 25 aircraft (which the CEO has...

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23089

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

The A338NEO unfortunately has got only one customer so far i.e. Hawaiian hence its future is headed down the same path as the A358. If however, AA really pushed Airbus hard and knowing that the latter is desperate to boost the A338NEO viability to future customers, AA can manage to squeeze 28 A338s ...

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23089

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

There are two options here for AA to choose from: 1. Exchange 22 A359s for 44 A321NEOs 2. Exchange 22 A359s for 25 A330-900NEOs Both options mentioned above are good and have their own respective pros and cons. The safe bet would probably be OP1 as it can also opt for many A321neoLRs and base them o...

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by behramjee
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13622

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

This is an excellent, proactive, low risk move on AC by testing out new markets with a very capable NB aircraft type that has the legs to do it at a competitive cost level.

I hope they try out the MAX8 during winter on YVR-Florida routes too for both p2p and Asia transfer demand.

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by behramjee
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 43969

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

This is a brave "outside the box" thinking move which is very well thought of.

Hopefully now the future "owned" WB fleet will revolve around the B789 for long haul and B781 for high density regional services.

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by behramjee
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17171

Re: EK to study all-economy A380

So, Premium Y, Y+, Y- ... I can't imagine what would be the fourth one. What are the odds that their new Y- section will be 11-abreast? I see 4 easy. 7-across top deck, 20.5" wide, 38" pitch. An old business class seats branded as Y++ as business class is becoming full flat. Two 30kg bags...

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by behramjee
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 23455

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

TK doesn't need any more fleet complexity by adding the B748 as pax or freighter. If it wants a new good freighter they should just look at getting 5-10 B77Fs which will satisfy their network demand. As far as their future WB replacement is concerned, the A330neo fleet should be replaced by the A359...

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights
Replies: 20
Views: 8258

Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights

Lufthansa has officially disclosed via filing on major GDS systems that it shall be suspending its daily Doha bound services effective 29OCT17. Currently, LH operates a daily FRA-DOH-FRA service using an A330-300 via KWI in both directions thus making it effectively a non competitive one stop servic...

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by behramjee
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot plans India-Europe service
Replies: 13
Views: 2733

Re: Scoot plans India-Europe service

SQ used to fly to MAN via BOM with 5th freedom traffic rights until a decade ago. Scoot should focus on routes where there are currently no nonstop flights between India and EU for which MAN is a big contender whilst the other is BCN. CPH and VIE AI already serve from DEL so for Scoot the only viabl...

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by behramjee
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 13815

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

J class becomes 2-4-2 --yuck

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by behramjee
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 8986

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

Competing on HKG-LON is suicidal now with CX 5 daily, BA 2 daily and VS daily. In addition the same can be said about NYC-HKG and to an extent SFO-HKG. I would rather see them focus on niche markets such as HKG-IAD, HKG-SJC, HKG-IAH and HKG-LAS nonstop where no one currently flies and there is decen...

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by behramjee
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 10225

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL

In 2016, 86,000 pax flew YVR CDG YVR P2P which was a growth of 35% versus 2015 so definitely the right move made by AC to operate this nonstop for the peak high yielding summer period. YVR ZRH v.v. was 44,000 with a growth of 20% versus 2015. Very sensible on their part making YVR MEL go year round ...

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by behramjee
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor? Ethiopian Airlines in negotiations to take over troubled Nigerian Arik Air
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: Rumor? Ethiopian Airlines in negotians to take over troubled Nigerian Arik Air

It's purely a management contract and nothing else. They will most likely too provide maintenance support for the 737NG DH4 fleet.

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by behramjee
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 196
Views: 42944

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Aircraft will have 560 seats in a 2-class configuration. http://www.aerotelegraph.com/portugiesische-fluglinie-uebernimmt-zwei-a380 Thanks for posting this critical piece of info...does anyone know what is the cabin breakdown in J, Y+ and Y or is it J and Y only? Unfortunately they wont be doing an...

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by behramjee
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 196
Views: 42944

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

This could work if their A380s get reconfigured into a high density two class configuration offering 24-30J class (flat beds @75 inch pitch) + 620-650 Y class seats (32 inch pitch) as such a layout would be beneficial during peak Hajj/Umrah time for airlines requiring capacity as well as peak summer...

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by behramjee
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)
Replies: 144
Views: 25202

Re: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)

So will they get 1.5 A359LRs for each A380 swapped? If so then 12 A359LRs for 8 A380s would be the end result.

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by behramjee
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss studies A321LR business case
Replies: 55
Views: 10568

Re: Swiss studies A321LR business case

ZRH-YUL is an 8 hour 20 minute flight hence beyond the range capability of the A321NEO LR. This aircraft cannot operate trans-atlantic from ZRH/GVA. It is better suited for 6-7 hour flights maximum from ZRH/GVA to Middle East and Central/West Africa such as : *block times mentioned below besides eac...

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by behramjee
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A350's with 348 seats
Replies: 26
Views: 7648

Re: IB A350's with 348 seats

This is the highest density of the A359 so far revealed. What is the seat pitch in economy class please ?

This layout is perfect for the high volume Latin America flights.

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by behramjee
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 11419

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

DL are using the A332 (decent on board product) on JFK-LOS-JFK as a B763ER cannot operate it nonstop unless it takes a big payload penalty. P2P demand between LOS and JFK has grown significantly for the past few years despite the economic crisis in Nigeria which mainly effected IAH corporate travel ...

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by behramjee
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 72
Views: 13615

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

Thanks I went through it and the data shows that the A333P2F carries 61T only versus the A332P2F carrying 60T. Only a difference of one ton more for the A333? I would have expected at least 5 tons minimum.

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by behramjee
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 72
Views: 13615

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

Oh I didnt know that the A333 was also now part of the P2F program which I'm really happy it is now !

How many tons can the A333F uplift? As the B77F does 101T and MD11F has 80.

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by behramjee
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4840

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

There are maybe 5 million people of Lebanese origin in Brazil (more than the population of Lebanon itself) and Gulf carriers offer a rather indirect routing flying an extra 1,000 miles (Sao Paolo to Beirut via Addis is 7,894 mi, via Dubai is 8,924 mi) so expect lots of transit traffic between Brazi...

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by behramjee
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4840

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

Is there a source for this? For example, EK flies daily to both GRU and GIG on bigger planes and carry less people on to Asia than ET? I think they're trying to say except for the ME3, it's the biggest. Congrats to ET for this development! (The airline not the alien ;) ) I'd love to fly that route!...

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by behramjee
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats
Replies: 25
Views: 4109

Re: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats

so these used B763ERs have how many J class flat beds + Y class seats?

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by behramjee
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats
Replies: 25
Views: 4109

Re: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats

good work by them...so what will be the new B763ER cabin configuration with the flat bed J class seats please

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by behramjee
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air may lease aircraft for Hajj
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: Iran Air may lease aircraft for Hajj

Aren't QR registered aircraft not allowed to land in Saudi Arabia? If so then IR wont be permitted to utilize them on a wet lease basis during the peak Hajj period which begins next weekend and lasts till 10SEP. It is best if IR contacts a couple of ACMI specialists who have all Y class configured B...

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by behramjee
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways announces major expansion in S17
Replies: 73
Views: 18957

Re: Kuwait Airways announces major expansion in S17

KU's complete W17 schedule with frequency/capacity changes should be uploaded on the gds system by this Friday hopefully so expect to see stuff then but no long haul additions. Just capacity/frequency changes. KWI airport has over the past year become quite decent and transit friendly. I've flown th...

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by behramjee
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways boosts Indian Subcontinent capacity
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

Re: Qatar Airways boosts Indian Subcontinent capacity

Apart from P2P being large between DOH and CMB which stood at 234,000 pax in 2016 round trip, QR has one of the highest market share of traffic between mainland EU, Northern UK and USA to CMB as well as between certain Middle East destinations (AMM/BEY). The 5th daily CMB flight from 01SEP is a bit ...

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by behramjee
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways boosts Indian Subcontinent capacity
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

Qatar Airways boosts Indian Subcontinent capacity

Qatar Airways has officially published for sale another round of capacity increases for both S17 and W17 seasons of which the main highlights are as follows: CMB - originally it increased this route from 3 to 4 daily effective 01AUG, however from 01SEP onwards it further gets boosted to 5 daily usin...

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by behramjee
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates New Regional Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 12132

Re: Emirates New Regional Routes

I rather see EK operate to ALA, TAS, TSN, TBS, CGP and GYD with these smaller jets especially if the B789 gets ordered.

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by behramjee
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 109
Views: 15925

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

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a recent article I've just published on how to help fix South African Airways can be read here...its very long and offers decent insight.

Please do read it and let me know your constructive feedback...thanks

https://airline-news.blogspot.com/2017/ ... rways.html

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by behramjee
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals Vietnam expansion plan
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Qatar Airways reveals Vietnam expansion plan

Qatar Airways has officially announced major expansion plans for Vietnam as it looks to adequately feed its European flights with volume based demand destinations. Effective 01JAN18, frequencies to Hanoi shall be boosted from daily to double daily flights exclusively operated by the B777-300ER. The ...

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by behramjee
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout
Replies: 39
Views: 13719

Re: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout

Cathay Pacific tried for 2 years using A333s with PE cabin on their Gulf flights and failed big time with it. TK failed also with their PE cabin network wide hence I don't think so QR have any intentions of following suit. QR CEO has never before even hinted about ever thinking of having a PE cabin ...

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by behramjee
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout
Replies: 39
Views: 13719

Re: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout

The configuration chosen is a good one as it only has 8 less seats than its B77Ws but operational cost wise it is cheaper to fly by a fair margin. One would deploy the first 2.5 A351s to JFK (QR 701/702) daily replacing the B77W currently flown on this particular rotation as that would enable JFK to...

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by behramjee
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout
Replies: 39
Views: 13719

Re: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout

The A351 in this layout would do well at QR. I would first put it on the daily 0830am DOH-JFK flight to replace the B77W so that it can be easier to roster crew wise as the 0200am DOH-JFK service is currently on an A359 too. This way DOH-JFK-DOH becomes a double daily A350. Next I would put it on IA...

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by behramjee
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease
Replies: 46
Views: 7281

Re: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease

Govts of Sudan and Zimbabwe would take a look at it.

Also can't these 15 B77Es be converted into freighters and then sold off as that will for sure create a lot of interest from Fedex UPS and other freight carriers.

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by behramjee
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways posts $1.87 billion loss in 2016 amid turbulent year
Replies: 23
Views: 5598

Re: Etihad Airways posts $1.87 billion loss in 2016 amid turbulent year

Is this a world record loss announced by an airline for its annual result or has someone lost more in the past ?

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by behramjee
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to go 4 daily to Colombo from 1 August, adds 77W to 2 existing flights
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: Qatar Airways to go 4 daily to Colombo from 1 August, adds 77W to 2 existing flights

Those QR A346s are 372 seater (24J/348Y) as far as I recall and not 306, hence the capacity increase to the B77W from the A346 isn't that much.

However what will be interesting to see is which routes do these A346s originally scheduled for CMB get redeployed on.

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by behramjee
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 109
Views: 15925

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Would SAA politically be allowed to shut down or are the South African unions too strong for the govt to handle? Also say in a best case scenario, the airline did declare bankruptcy and close, would any investor or foreign carrier be interested in setting up a new major airline based out of JNB with...

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by behramjee
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to add DOH-SYD-CBR from 12 Feb 18
Replies: 11
Views: 4148

Qatar Airways to add DOH-SYD-CBR from 12 Feb 18

Qatar Airways has officially published on the GDS system that it shall be increasing its presence in Australia with the addition of a new second daily nonstop service to Sydney airport from Doha. This new flight will extend onwards to the capital city i.e. CBR-Canberra using a Boeing 777-300ER. The ...

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by behramjee
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?
Replies: 31
Views: 3251

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?

Hainan should not fly CAN-Europe as its low yielding and very low in P2P volume demand. Their EU strategy should be focused around PEK and PVG only plus they should not expand aggressively until they move their core operations to the new mega Beijing Capital airport in 2019 as from there, they can f...

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by behramjee
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces an extensive partnership with Flydubai
Replies: 16
Views: 3752

Re: Emirates announces an extensive partnership with Flydubai

I've flown twice with FZ in 2012 out of T2 and the terminal is fine. It isn't at all as bad you make it out to be. I don't understand why people can be willing to transfer between terminals at JFK LHR MAN CDG without doing drama but at DXB think its like the plague ! EK will now ensure T2 is spiced ...

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by behramjee
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to go longhaul!!
Replies: 51
Views: 10212

Re: IndiGo to go longhaul!!

I see a swamp A330 neos heading to Indian shores come 2019 Yes this would be the best way going forward as A320 flight deck crew can operate A330NEOs after just doing a cross qualification course certifying them on both types. In addition this aircraft type would more cheaper to purchase versus A35...

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by behramjee
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 190
Views: 26251

Re: Qatar to cancel 4 A350s due to supplier issues

The problem for airbus and other airlines taking a fully manufacturerd QR A359 with the interiors installed is the J class QR sky suite seat product which the airline owns and for another carrier to buy the plane in a as is condition means that they would legally have to pay QR royalties for having ...

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