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Iberia cancels 2 Africans routes from May 2016: Accra (Ghana) and Lagos (Nigeria).

An opportunity for Brussels Airlines?

At the same time, Iberia will also stop flying to Istanbul. Too strong competition from Turkish Airlines it reminds Brussels Airlines).
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Delta are dropping Istanbul by not resuming the season service and TAP will quit Campinas in Brazil both from May.

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sn26567 wrote:Iberia cancels 2 Africans routes from May 2016: Accra (Ghana) and Lagos (Nigeria).

An opportunity for Brussels Airlines?

At the same time, Iberia will also stop flying to Istanbul. Too strong competition from Turkish Airlines it reminds Brussels Airlines).
They also cancel Luanda from June ...
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No opportunities for SN here, oneworld is streamlining routes/connections between BA and IB

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sean1982 wrote:No opportunities for SN here, oneworld is streamlining routes/connections between BA and IB
What do you mean?

In Luanda the rights to fly are 2 to 3 times a week for all European companies.
8 for TAP but because historical reasons.

So One world is downgrading from 4 to 2 flights a week.

The two flights from BA are staying .
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lumumba wrote:
sean1982 wrote:No opportunities for SN here, oneworld is streamlining routes/connections between BA and IB
What do you mean?

In Luanda the rights to fly are 2 to 3 times a week for all European companies.
8 for TAP but because historical reasons.

So One world is downgrading from 4 to 2 flights a week.

The two flights from BA are staying .
It means that oneworld is pretty happy with 2 flights as 4 are not needed. Why would that be an opportunity for SN?

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sean1982 wrote:
lumumba wrote:
sean1982 wrote:No opportunities for SN here, oneworld is streamlining routes/connections between BA and IB
What do you mean?

In Luanda the rights to fly are 2 to 3 times a week for all European companies.
8 for TAP but because historical reasons.

So One world is downgrading from 4 to 2 flights a week.

The two flights from BA are staying .
It means that oneworld is pretty happy with 2 flights as 4 are not needed. Why would that be an opportunity for SN?
In fact I don't now,it's just less seats to Luanda .
And it's a big difference you had 22 flights a week BA,SN,IB,LH,KL,TP,AF.(without the TAAG flights)

In fact STAR is very strong in Luanda they have 2 flights a day with BRUSSELS,Lufthansa and TAP...
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True but oneworld's strenghts lay elsewhere. They dont have a very strong presence in Africa (except for south africa then) and I dont feel as if it is a priority for them.

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On 26 June, Cityjet will axe the London City to Cork route, launched with great hopes only 7 months ago.

And Ryanair launches 'rescue sales' with this dubious tweet: "Feeling shitty about City? We've launched a €16.99 sale from @CorkAirport to London Stansted & Gatwick."
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Air Asia drop Goa from June, they were the first and only far eastern carrier serving the place.

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Air Astana have cancelled launch of Ulaan Bator which was to start in June.

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Capital Airlines of China have ended Birmingham service.

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Air China have pulled out of Addis Ababa after just six months of relaunch.

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globetrotter wrote:Capital Airlines of China have ended Birmingham service.
AFAIK they even never started the route. Thus cancelled before launch.

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Lufthansa unexpectedly to stop Frankfurt-Caracas (Venezuela) service, effective 18 June.
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Taiwan's China Airlines have dropped plan to operate seasonal charter flights to Athens which were to start on 3rd June.

China Southern are not launching Toronto which was to start from August.

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sn26567 wrote:Lufthansa unexpectedly to stop Frankfurt-Caracas (Venezuela) service, effective 18 June.
Latam also pulled out of there last week.

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globetrotter wrote:
sn26567 wrote:Lufthansa unexpectedly to stop Frankfurt-Caracas (Venezuela) service, effective 18 June.
Latam also pulled out of there last week.
The main reason (like for Nigeria) seems to stem from the difficulty to repatriate funds from those countries. Lack of traffic is not the cause of the withdrawals.
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