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Post by sn26567 » 10 Oct 2019, 15:53

We usually refrain from referring to awards, because they often are very subjective.

I will make one exception here, in honour of our member Rwandan-Flyer:

Rwandair has been nominated for the 'Most Promising Airline' at the Arabian Travel Awards 2019!
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Grupo Aeromexico obtains an injunction to stop the entry into the Mexican market of Emirates, who intends to launch Mexico City – Dubai via Barcelona soon.
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Post by sn26567 » 11 Oct 2019, 21:30

Air France plans to “comfortably densify the economy cabins” in order to compete with long-haul LCCs.

"Comfortably densify"? I have my doubts!
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Post by HansAir » 12 Oct 2019, 15:36

sn26567 wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 21:30
Air France plans to “comfortably densify the economy cabins” in order to compete with long-haul LCCs.

"Comfortably densify"? I have my doubts!
That is a beautiful "contradictio in terminis".

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Post by Homo Aeroportus » 12 Oct 2019, 20:12

HansAir wrote:
12 Oct 2019, 15:36
sn26567 wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 21:30
Air France plans to “comfortably densify the economy cabins” in order to compete with long-haul LCCs.

"Comfortably densify"? I have my doubts!
That is a beautiful "contradictio in terminis".
Not really.
It's the cabin that gets denser,
It's AF wallet that gets more comfy.
:mrgreen:

As a colleague years ago in South Africa was used to say, being a contractor in TDY for 2 full years :
"I'am happily married. My wife feels married, and I feel happy". No contradiction ;)

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Post by DIBO » 20 Oct 2019, 13:31

VOR calibration day, first BUB then BUN
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On 25 October, this Air China Airbus A330 (B-6131) hit a pole at Chongqing Airport, China.
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Post by sn26567 » 29 Oct 2019, 21:06

European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the plan by the Spanish region of Valencia to grant €10 million of public support to Air Nostrum for the renewal of its fleet is in line with EU State aid rules.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... -in-spain/
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Post by Passenger » 30 Oct 2019, 17:00

The private owner of Maastricht Aachen International Airport has sold the airport for 1 € to the Province of Limburg (NL). "Uncertainty about growth possibilities", he said:
https://www.nieuwsbladtransport.nl/luch ... n-airport/

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sn26567 wrote:
29 Oct 2019, 21:06
European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the plan by the Spanish region of Valencia to grant €10 million of public support to Air Nostrum for the renewal of its fleet is in line with EU State aid rules.

Air Nostrum president Carlos Bertomeu said the agreement with the Valencia government to support the airline’s fleet renewal was lawful and that the European Investment Bank supported the project.
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Post by Passenger » 04 Nov 2019, 20:57

"...International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) (Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Level, Vueling, …) this morning announced the definitive transaction of Air Europa. The third-largest airline in Spain, after Vueling and Iberia, will be placed under wholly owned subsidiary Iberia. The deal is worth €1 billion..."
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/inte ... ir-europa/

I wonder if the European Commission (anti-trust) will accept this merger/take over.

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Post by sn26567 » 04 Nov 2019, 22:41

Passenger wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 20:57
"...International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) (Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Level, Vueling, …) this morning announced the definitive transaction of Air Europa. The third-largest airline in Spain, after Vueling and Iberia, will be placed under wholly owned subsidiary Iberia. The deal is worth €1 billion..."
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/inte ... ir-europa/

I wonder if the European Commission (anti-trust) will accept this merger/take over.
Indeed. Such a merger would considerably reduce the competition within Spain and to South America. The three largest Spanish airlines (1. Iberia 2. Vueling 3. Air Europa) together? The EC will ask them to abandon a lot of routes.
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sn26567 wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 22:41
Passenger wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 20:57
"...International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) (Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Level, Vueling, …) this morning announced the definitive transaction of Air Europa. The third-largest airline in Spain, after Vueling and Iberia, will be placed under wholly owned subsidiary Iberia. The deal is worth €1 billion..."
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/inte ... ir-europa/

I wonder if the European Commission (anti-trust) will accept this merger/take over.
Indeed. Such a merger would considerably reduce the competition within Spain and to South America. The three largest Spanish airlines (1. Iberia 2. Vueling 3. Air Europa) together? The EC will ask them to abandon a lot of routes.
But on other hand competion is already so strong that this can be a relief.
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Post by Acid-drop » 06 Nov 2019, 18:44

Dropping fuel ?
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Post by luchtzak » 06 Nov 2019, 18:54

Acid-drop wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 18:44
Dropping fuel ?
Indeed: viewtopic.php?p=388908#p388908

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Post by Passenger » 07 Nov 2019, 09:55

"Unruly passengers": official Dutch figures 2018 for Notices of Violation

Figures from the Department, hence In Dutch only:
Press release:
https://www.ilent.nl/sectoren/luchtvaar ... s-zet-door
Fact sheet:
https://www.ilent.nl/binaries/ilt/docum ... 19_DEF.pdf

smoking incidents without further behaviour/agression: 20% in 2017, 12% in 2018

most risky routes to/from NL: Caribean area and Israël

average 2018:
40 reports on 10.000 flights long-haul
26 reports on 10.000 flights medium-haul
10 reports on 10.000 flights short-haul

33% on lowcost carriers (was 51% in 2017)
67% on national carriers (was 49% in 2017)

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Post by TLspotting » 10 Nov 2019, 12:31

TF-FIS / Icelandair is being repainted with "National Geographic" scheme.
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