Zimbabwe as some have rightly pointed out doesn't need a national carrier for at least another 10 years. What the Govt can do is let another airline form a de facto national carrier and pay a small royalty to the HRE Govt annually such as 1-2% of total revenue which can be used then on other essenti...Jump to post
boefan wrote:pabloeing wrote:¿some news about last press conference?
I have been told it was delayed so Egyptair can finish with BBD first but i could be wrong . We have to wait and see
News link: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airshow-ethiopian/ethiopian-could-buy-10-20-of-boeings-proposed-mid-sized-jet-idUSKBN1DE0UF This is the right sized airplane for them on routes that dont require a 270 seater and more expensive B788 to operate on. It will also allow them to open...Jump to post
This is for "beyond 2023" so I will not be surprised to see FZ a launch customer once the Boeing 797 rolls out as that is the only aircraft that meets their medium haul expansion ambitions as the flying range shall be 7.5-8.5 hours carrying 230-240 pax approximately along with 6-7 tons of ...Jump to post
Through my fleet planning experience now with 3 different airlines I have concluded the following : 1. Whatever official stated range of a Boeing aircraft it is to be penalized by -25% to get somewhat of a realistic flying range assumption. 2. However for Airbus that penalty rises to -30% from the o...Jump to post
I would have rather have them do ADD-LOS-IAH 3-4 weekly on the B787/A359 as its way higher yielding + bigger demand.
ORD most likely will also end up being operated via DUB but I reckon it will be on the B789 or A359 as the B788 may not be able to operate with a full payload nonstop from ORD to ADD.
In North America it should be YYZ and MIA with WS/AA code share.
In Europe it should be MXP MAN and I agree that DXB can work provided they agree to codeshare/interline with EK or FZ beyond to GCC/Africa.
I expect many airlines who have in the past ordered both the B738M and B739M to switch their B739M orders to the larger -10M variant like how WS has done so here. The difference in capacity between the B7M8 and B7M9 is not that much but versus the 7M1 there is a bit.Jump to post
Yes I agree that upgauging from E70 to CS3 is a bit too much as I also thought that the CS1 would be a better fit. Probably MS realized that the residual value of the CS3 down the road plus its higher capacity would come in handy down the road ? I don't understand why they are ordering A320neo when ...Jump to post
Source: https://dailynewsegypt.com/2017/10/22/egyptair-agrees-buy-12-c300-aircraft/ As reported in Cairo print media, Egypt Air subsidiary ie Egypt Air Express is looking to dispose off its entire E70 fleet which currently number 12 units by replacing them with the Bombardier C300 series. Hopefully ...Jump to post
ACs incremental orders should be for CS3s and B789s mainly as these are the best aircraft for them in the long run.Jump to post
The dates of these flights are ultra peak and very high yielding. It is just an extra service for the peak winter travel period so nothing that big to talk about. In fact if EK really wanted to be aggressive and take advantage of the situation, they should have this flight between 14-23DEC and 03-10...Jump to post
Kindly note the following for Hawaii-Europe nonstop: HNL-LHR is 14:45 HNL-CDG is 15:20 ***The return sectors from EU should be 1:00-1:15 hours longer There is no way the A338NEO or the A339NEO would be able to operate either sector with a full payload or even at 90% on a year round basis no matter w...Jump to post
I forgot to add one more prospective client which is BA Cityflier replacing their 6 E70s plus 14 E90s with 20 CS1s all based out of LCY airport. I believe LCY can handle the CS1. Even though Southwest has many B737-700s, I do not forsee them changing to a different manufacturer or airplane type but ...Jump to post
The orders I see being the most potential for future C Series are as follows (non US carriers only): BA ordering 50 CS3s to replace 44 A319s CZ ordering 60 CS3s to replace 28 A319s + 26 B737-700s LH Cityline ordering 35 CS1s + 15 CS3s to replace 34 CR9s and 15 E90/95s MU ordering 80 CS3s to replace ...Jump to post
If D7 only has future expansion plans focused on the Austral-Asia region then it does not need the A359 at all. If D7 wants to make a bit of money on sale-leaseback + lease out its A359s to fellow D7 franchises like Air Asia Thailand who want to launch DMK-EU nonstop then it needs the A359 as the hi...Jump to post
He stands to make more money operating a dozen B77Fs rather than a full service premium pax carrier. He should seriously consider the freighter business model where demand is guaranteed year round + much less intense competition + more liberal bilaterals + can take advantage of 5th freedom traffic r...Jump to post
Logically, I see HA converting their A338neos to the A359.
The only way I see Boeing winning this order for 25-30 B789s is if they submit a highly attractive price point for such a big B789 order which includes buying off HA's A332 fleet and paying the penalty to cancel their pending Airbus WB order.
I could see them going for a combo of all 787 variants considering the 789 is smaller than the 77E, and more like an A330, while the 78J has the ideal capacity (then again my judgement isn't the best since anytime I hear replacement I say 35K or 78J). But seriously the 787 is the ideal plane for th...Jump to post
By the end of Q1 2018, OS shall have 12 wide body aircraft in its fleet i.e. 6 B772ERs + 6 B763ERs. Their B777s have 48J + 264Y seating 312 pax in total whilst the B763s have 225 (26J + 199Y). It is too small of a fleet to have 2 different variant types and I agree with anyone who suggests that the...Jump to post
By the end of Q1 2018, OS shall have 12 wide body aircraft in its fleet i.e. 6 B772ERs + 6 B763ERs. Their B777s have 48J + 264Y seating 312 pax in total whilst the B763s have 225 (26J + 199Y). It is too small of a fleet to have 2 different variant types and I agree with anyone who suggests that the ...Jump to post
it should just be B787s for WB and B738MAXs for NB...keep it straight and simpleJump to post
Really dislike the 787. Would have hoped that MS would go for the A350 instead. MS currently deploys the 77W to JFK, YYZ, LHR, DXB, CAN plus rotations to JED, RUH, DMM and KWI. MS is restarting a weekly CAI-NRT flight on the 77W as well. So they need a 77W type aircraft on a bunch of routes either ...Jump to post
EgyptAir Holding chairman Safwat Musallam confirms. Says order represents a large portion of previously planned modernization that calls for 33 planes through 2021. Says company now working on financing methods of the deal. Egypt Air uses Boeing Dreamliner and Airbus A320neo https://dailynewsegypt....Jump to post
IMO MS doesn't need the A320neo for any route as their current and newly ordered B738s can easily satisfy that demand segment. What it needs to order are A321Neos and specifically at least 5-6 A321NEOLRs in order to expand in a low risk manner to cities 6-7.5 hours south of CAI operated nonstop + en...Jump to post
Their investment in Meridiana is no where close to the amount EY invested in AZ in $ terms as it's a much smaller airline with far less liabilities on the books.Jump to post
Am very happy that they are making BCN year round. The route deserves it and can easily sustain a year round 4 weekly A359 service.Jump to post
If Airbus Sales Chief says 7000nm then realistically you have to take out 20% to be safe so 5600nm. This means the 251T A330NEO from DXB can fly westwards up to YUL and eastwards till PER maximum. From LHR, it can fly up to HKG nonstop eastbound, it can cover the U.S. West Coast easily and southboun...Jump to post
So finally we have officially TK's choice of replacement aircraft for both its A332 and A333 fleet down the road. This is a very smart decision made by TK as: 1. The B789 would likely seat 291 pax in a dual class layout i.e. 30J + 261Y thus enabling it to be used to replace both its 250 seater A332s...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Tianjin and Hangzhou can easily support a 3-4 weekly TK A332/A333 serviceJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.