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Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

Post by Passenger » 11 Jul 2019, 19:27

Charlie Roy wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 14:56
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fran ... SKCN1U412B
New aviation tax in France!
(Can only be good news for Belgian airports...)
The announcement of the aviation tax has caused a firm drop for the value of the Air France/KLM shares. For shareholder France, that value drop means they have lost lost some 25M €. The tax is supposed to generate 180M-200M € each year.

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 11 Jul 2019, 20:28

Aren't those drops in share value very volatile, usually? I seem to remember even disasters like the Bhopal chemical explosion did cause spectacular drops in notations, but everything returned to "business as usual" over only a couple of weeks?

(and by the way, excuse me, I know you don't like to be reminded but still, this is not about an aviation tax as such...only a tax on passenger tickets...)

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Post by sn26567 » 12 Jul 2019, 16:33

Thomas Cook is in talks on a £750 million bailout that will give its largest investor Fosun Tourism (China) control of the indebted British group’s package-tour business. Dark clouds in the skies for its airline business...
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Post by lumumba » 12 Jul 2019, 16:52

sn26567 wrote:
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Thomas Cook is in talks on a £750 million bailout that will give its largest investor Fosun Tourism (China) control of the indebted British group’s package-tour business. Dark clouds in the skies for its airline business...
Why?
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Post by sn26567 » 12 Jul 2019, 23:13

sn26567 wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:33
Thomas Cook is in talks on a £750 million bailout that will give its largest investor Fosun Tourism (China) control of the indebted British group’s package-tour business. Dark clouds in the skies for its airline business...
The airline division could still be split off, even if the tourism activities are taken over by Fosun.
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Post by Jetter » 13 Jul 2019, 22:55

Charlie Roy wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 14:56
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fran ... SKCN1U412B
New aviation tax in France!
(Can only be good news for Belgian airports...)
Doubt it to be good for Belgian airports. The French catchment area of Belgian airports isn't that big. Transfer flights (and trains?) are exempt. This means transfer passengers from Belgium don't have to pay and become relatively more attractive to fill an airplane vis à vis local passengers yet passengers from France transferring at BRU will have to pay so BRU doesn't become more attractive as a transfer airport.

The catchment overlap with Dutch airports is much bigger and their new tax might have a more significant positive effect. But the Dutch government made the aviation tax very positive for KLM by excluding transfer passengers and having a flat rate regardless of distance.

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Post by Passenger » 15 Jul 2019, 17:01

sn26567 wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 23:13
sn26567 wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:33
Thomas Cook is in talks on a £750 million bailout that will give its largest investor Fosun Tourism (China) control of the indebted British group’s package-tour business. Dark clouds in the skies for its airline business...
The airline division could still be split off, even if the tourism activities are taken over by Fosun.
It seems that Fosun, Thomas Cook Group and the bankers are about to sign an agreement. Fosun will become major shareholder at the touroperating division, and a minority shareholder for the airline branch.

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Post by Passenger » 15 Jul 2019, 17:07

"...Police at Heathrow Airport are investigating how a 12-year-old boy slipped through security and managed to board a British Airways flight to Los Angeles without a ticket or boarding pass... The unaccompanied child, who had no travel documents, mingled with passengers getting on the flight and was only spotted when cabin crew asked to see his boarding pass in order to direct him to his seat..."

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... light-los/

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/inte ... s-angeles/

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Post by Passenger » 20 Jul 2019, 21:08

British Airways has cancelled all flights to/from Cairo (Egypt) for security reasons. For the next seven days.

The Foreign Office refers to BA:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt
"...On 20 July 2019, British Airways announced that it was suspending its flights to Cairo for seven days. If you are due to travel with British Airways, you should contact the airline on 0844 493 0787 for further information..."

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Post by luchtzak » 20 Jul 2019, 22:43

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20 Jul 2019, 21:08
British Airways has cancelled all flights to/from Cairo (Egypt) for security reasons. For the next seven days.

The Foreign Office refers to BA:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt
"...On 20 July 2019, British Airways announced that it was suspending its flights to Cairo for seven days. If you are due to travel with British Airways, you should contact the airline on 0844 493 0787 for further information..."
And Lufthansa follows suit.

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