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.
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
J class becomes 2-4-2 --yuckJump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
It's purely a management contract and nothing else. They will most likely too provide maintenance support for the 737NG DH4 fleet.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
So will they get 1.5 A359LRs for each A380 swapped? If so then 12 A359LRs for 8 A380s would be the end result.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!...Jump to post
so these used B763ERs have how many J class flat beds + Y class seats?Jump to post
good work by them...so what will be the new B763ER cabin configuration with the flat bed J class seats pleaseJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
Is this a world record loss announced by an airline for its annual result or has someone lost more in the past ?Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post