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by kiwiandrew
12 May 2013, 01:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Austrian Airlines considers South American flights
Replies: 39
Views: 5000

Re: Austrian Airlines considers South American flights

The opportunity window is closing indeed for SN. About the 1.5 day problem, I can see a solution for that but it's out of SN's reach due to complexity. SN can only do very simple things. The solution I have in mind is a cross between 5th freedom flights like SQ does them, and Cargo B used to work b...
by kiwiandrew
02 Mar 2013, 21:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Korongo Airlines: THE END
Replies: 860
Views: 296918

Re: Korongo Airlines

It seems several airlines (including the partly BA daughter Comair) applied for the extra traffic rights that will become available on the fast growing Lubumbashi-JNB route, but Korongo doesn't seem to be one of them. http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/NewsDetails.aspx?newsId=67258 I could be wrong, bu...
by kiwiandrew
30 Sep 2012, 06:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 700 jobs threatened at Brussels Airlines?
Replies: 246
Views: 61310

Re: 700 jobs threatened at Brussels Airlines?

BRU is still indeed underused when we speak about long haul......South African Airlines is now also in the picture for a late evening flight. Considering how SA have kept cutting back their European network I would be very surprised to see them in BRU anytime soon. IIRC their European service has s...
by kiwiandrew
29 Aug 2012, 12:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air India or Jet Airways, who will join Star Alliance?
Replies: 239
Views: 80237

Re: Air India: "Jet Airways may join Star Alliance too"

convair wrote:Re MUC and its "future" third runway, I don't quite understand why it is so badly needed whilst Heathrow can manage with 2. Am I wrong somewhere?

LHR can't 'manage' with 2, it is seriously restricted by only having 2.
by kiwiandrew
28 Aug 2012, 21:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air India or Jet Airways, who will join Star Alliance?
Replies: 239
Views: 80237

Re: Air India: "Jet Airways may join Star Alliance too"

As if the picture wasn't already confused enough... http://www.livemint.com/2012/08/28195510/Govt-approves-Jet-Lufthansa-s.html?h=B New Delhi: The civil aviation ministry has approved a strategic alliance between Jet Airways (India) Ltd, the country’s largest airline by passengers carried, and Deuts...
by kiwiandrew
31 Jul 2012, 21:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet asks Govt of India for permission to join Star
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Jet asks Govt of India for permission to join Star

http://www.livemint.com/2012/07/31230326/Jet-Airways-seeks-government-n.html New Delhi: Naresh Goyal-controlled Jet Airways (India) Ltd, the country’s biggest carrier, has sought government permission to join the world’s largest airline grouping, Star Alliance Services GmbH, putting the aviation min...
by kiwiandrew
03 Jul 2012, 10:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus to build a factory in the US
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Airbus to build a factory in the US

Another factor which I don't think anyone has mentioned yet is that it is easier to hire and fire in the US. If they need to increase production for a year or two they can do it through the US plant, then trim it back down again if demand drops.
by kiwiandrew
22 Jun 2012, 22:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: LATAM Merger approved
Replies: 15
Views: 2362

Re: LATAM Merger approved

Now that Avianca-Taca have joined Star TAM legally must leave, it is just a question of when. Legal conditions attached to the merger ( read: take over of TAM by LAN) by regulators in both Chile and Brazil require that the airline NOT be in the same alliance as AV-TA.
by kiwiandrew
17 May 2012, 10:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 777X news
Replies: 78
Views: 30719

Re: Also British Airways wants the Boeing 777X

also its because BA can wait untill the 777X is available and the routes where 4 engine are needed can be passed on to the A380. What routes does BA operate that would still require quads ? I can understand that they will need the A380 on some routes for capacity, but I can't think of any routes wh...
by kiwiandrew
03 Feb 2012, 08:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Malév ordered to repay state aid, now bankrupt
Replies: 76
Views: 16359

Re: Malév ordered to repay state aid

Sadly for the employees of Malev, it looks as though it is all over. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/03/malev-stoppage-idUSL5E8D30E920120203 Feb 3 (Reuters) - Hungarian flag-carrier Malev announced on Friday that it had stopped operating because its liquidity situation has become unsustainabl...
by kiwiandrew
22 Jan 2012, 01:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: THY is buying LOT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Re: THY is buying LOT?

Presumably it would be to buy up to 49% rather than to buy LOT outright. At the risk of getting flamed I can't see this being successful. To put it politely, in my limited experience, Poland is not a country which particularly embraces other ethnicities or cultures, and I can see any attempt by TK t...
by kiwiandrew
11 Dec 2011, 09:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: brussels airlines to New York!
Replies: 383
Views: 113956

Re: brussels airlines to New York!

Wouldn't a flight BRU-BKK-NRT be sensible? I use to remember that Brussels - Tokyo was doing pretty well in the Sabena era. What would be sensible about a/ going up against their *A partner (TG) and their newly launched BKK-BRU service? b/ going to Tokyo on such an out of the way routing? Also, can...
by kiwiandrew
05 Sep 2011, 21:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Last A330-200 flight at SWISS
Replies: 128
Views: 37723

Re: Last A330-200 flight at SWISS

Last rumour I've heard JFK is bound to be launched september 2012. Am I the only one who thinks it would be odd to inaugurate a new North Atlantic route at that time of year? They would miss out on the packed flights of June-August which seem to be the only time that a lot of players actually make ...
by kiwiandrew
05 Sep 2011, 11:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Last A330-200 flight at SWISS
Replies: 128
Views: 37723

Re: Last A330-200 flight at SWISS

Can they reach Johannesburg or Cape Town with the A330-200? They should be able to, SA operates the -200 to Europe. ( not sure whether PW versus RR makes a difference) Whether SN really want to go back into the extremely competitive South African market is another question. Compared to the other ot...
by kiwiandrew
05 Sep 2011, 11:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: man chokes to death on long haul flight
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: man chokes to death on long haul flight

Local news reports say that he had a heart condition.... there seems to be a possibility that his girlfriend just assumed that he was choking and that it might have actually been heart related.
by kiwiandrew
02 Sep 2011, 11:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa to launch Munich-Mexico in spring 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Re: Lufthansa to launch Munich-Mexico in spring 2012

Lufthansa launches new route from Munich to Mexico City First flight from Munich to Central America Next summer Lufthansa is launching a new service from Munich to Mexico City. The new route will be operated from 26 March 2012 by an Airbus A340-600. From that date on, Mexico City will be served fiv...
by kiwiandrew
01 Sep 2011, 21:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air China becomes largest shareholder of Cathay Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Air China becomes largest shareholder of Cathay Pacific

IIRC from the news stories when CA increased their stake a couple of years ago the reason they stopped at 29.9% (rather than 30% ) was that if they went any higher they would be legally obliged to launch a takeover bid. I will see whether I can find the news article from 2009.
by kiwiandrew
01 Sep 2011, 11:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Fokker 100 progress
Replies: 21
Views: 5224

Re: Fokker 100 progress

I have a great deal of difficulty in believing that it will be viable to resurrect a frame which has been out of production for around 14 years. IIRC the F100 was pretty heavy for it's size, partly because Fokker liked to build "robust" aircraft, that was fine when fuel prices were much lower, but n...
by kiwiandrew
01 Sep 2011, 11:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air China becomes largest shareholder of Cathay Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Air China becomes largest shareholder of Cathay Pacific

I thought CA increased their shareholding to 29.9% more than 2 years ago... in any case, that still does not make them the largest share holder as I believe Swires still hold around 40%
by kiwiandrew
09 Aug 2011, 09:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ANA may add flights to 3 European cities with 787
Replies: 1
Views: 997

ANA may add flights to 3 European cities with 787

Apologies if someone has already posted this http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-08/all-nippon-may-add-flights-to-three-european-cities-with-787.html Could BRU be one of the three possible new cities? February is an odd time to start a new long haul route, isn't it? Sorry, I just realised that the...