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Post by Passenger » 11 Nov 2019, 16:22

Slippery runway at Chicago:
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Also shown here:

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Post by sn26567 » 11 Nov 2019, 20:50

Air Serbia reports October 2019 passengers up 13.3% to 212,314, with Load Factor out of Belgrade up 3 points to 75%.

Why do I mention something that we never report here? Because I was one of those passengers, having flown Tirana-Belgrade-Brussels in business class, and I was positively impressed by that airline which belongs at 49% to Etihad.
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Post by sn26567 » 11 Nov 2019, 21:01

IAG aims to shrink the number of airline brands it has in Spain, following another acquisition of a carrier in the country. Iberia, Iberia Express, Vueling, Level, Air Europa: way too many!
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Post by sn26567 » 12 Nov 2019, 21:25

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.
And here we go already: Ryanair will be looking for the competition authorities to require some divestments from Air Europa, particularly in short-haul presence on Spanish domestic routes and European short-haul.

Of no interest to Ryanair, but there is also an overlap with Iberia in routes from Spain to America, particularly South America!
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Post by rwandan-flyer » 14 Nov 2019, 18:57

Air France will serve Kinshasa, every day, using A330, from 24 Nov 2019

Africa and Indian Ocean

In Kenya, Air France is increasing service to Nairobi with two additional flights (a total of five flights per week).

In Côte d'Ivoire, Air France is offering a +9% seat offer to Abidjan thanks to five additional flights (totaling 12 flights per week). The destination is made in Airbus A350-900, the latest generation aircraft, until 8 December 2019 and from 10 February 2020, continuation of Bamako.

In Chad, Air France increases the service to N'Djamena with an additional flight, four flights per week.

In Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Air France increases the frequency of its flights and offers a daily flight to Brazzaville and a daily flight to Kinshasa with respectively three and four additional flights.

In La Réunion, from October 28th to January 12th, Air France is increasing its seat offer by + 13% to Saint-Denis thanks to two additional flights, ie up to 13 weekly flights for the high winter season.



https://www.lechotouristique.com/articl ... -2019-2020

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Post by lumumba » 14 Nov 2019, 19:48

So the new flight is Paris Kinshasa Brazzaville Paris and from January it's every day different.

I'm not sure it's a winner but let's see...
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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I'm Thibault Lapers, spotter in Belgium for now 3 years, but not yet across the world and a huuuuuge aviation geek ! Join me on Facebook & Twitter @TLspotting

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Post by Passenger » 18 Nov 2019, 14:27

On Saturday 16th November 2019, 632 business people from 282 companies and a lot of press departed from Brussels Airport to a trade mission to China, led by Princess Astrid.

Bejing: 16-19 Nov
Guangzhou: 21-22 Nov
Hongkong: 21-22 Nov

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Passenger wrote:
18 Nov 2019, 14:27
On Saturday 16th November 2019, 632 business people from 282 companies and a lot of press departed from Brussels Airport to a trade mission to China, led by Princess Astrid.

Bejing: 16-19 Nov
Guangzhou: 21-22 Nov
Hongkong: 21-22 Nov
That should be at least two wide-bodies!
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Post by luchtzak » 18 Nov 2019, 14:34

With Hainan Airlines ?

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Post by Passenger » 18 Nov 2019, 14:40

luchtzak wrote:
18 Nov 2019, 14:34
With Hainan Airlines ?
The initial schedule said HU-492 indeed.

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Post by lucas » 19 Nov 2019, 10:57

Air Sénégal ordered 8 A220-300's during the Dubai 1ir Show. It seems that for so far, Airbus is the big winner of the DAS, with 120 A320NF for Air Arabia and 50 A350 for Emirates and some other smaller orders.

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Post by 737MAX » 19 Nov 2019, 11:48

lucas wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 10:57
Air Sénégal ordered 8 A220-300's during the Dubai 1ir Show. It seems that for so far, Airbus is the big winner of the DAS, with 120 A320NF for Air Arabia and 50 A350 for Emirates and some other smaller orders.
Looks like it, indeed! The A220 seems to be really good compared to the E2. Although one airline in Belgium thinks the E2 is a better product, I fail to see why honestly... any specialist in the E2/A220 battle around here? :)
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Post by lumumba » 19 Nov 2019, 14:01

737MAX wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 11:48
lucas wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 10:57
Air Sénégal ordered 8 A220-300's during the Dubai 1ir Show. It seems that for so far, Airbus is the big winner of the DAS, with 120 A320NF for Air Arabia and 50 A350 for Emirates and some other smaller orders.
Looks like it, indeed! The A220 seems to be really good compared to the E2. Although one airline in Belgium thinks the E2 is a better product, but I fail to see why honestly... any specialist in the E2/A220 battle around here? :)
I also think the company you referring to fly with Boeing's and Boeing is working closely with Embraer and it will be almost the same relation between Embraer and Boeing than Bombardier and Airbus in the future there is the explanation in my opinion.
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Post by 737MAX » 19 Nov 2019, 17:05

lumumba wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 14:01
I also think the company you referring to fly with Boeing's and Boeing is working closely with Embraer and it will be almost the same relation between Embraer and Boeing than Bombardier and Airbus in the future there is the explanation in my opinion.
Sorry lumumba, my question was more about performance, specifications, costs, etc...
The fact that Embraer is kind of Boeing is not relevant here.

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Post by PttU » 19 Nov 2019, 17:16

737MAX wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 11:48
Looks like it, indeed! The A220 seems to be really good compared to the E2. Although one airline in Belgium thinks the E2 is a better product, but I fail to see why honestly... any specialist in the E2/A220 battle around here? :)
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19 Nov 2019, 17:05
Sorry lumumba, my question was more about performance, specifications, costs, etc...
The fact that Embraer is kind of Boeing is not relevant here.
So you ask why one airline in Belgium thinks the E2 is a better product, lumumba answers with arguments specifically to that one airline, and then his answer isn't relevant? :?:
No matter which aircraft is the better product, often there's a broader scope to make it the better choice or better package for an airline...

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Post by 737MAX » 19 Nov 2019, 17:45

PttU wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 17:16
737MAX wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 11:48
Looks like it, indeed! The A220 seems to be really good compared to the E2. Although one airline in Belgium thinks the E2 is a better product, but I fail to see why honestly... any specialist in the E2/A220 battle around here? :)
737MAX wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 17:05
Sorry lumumba, my question was more about performance, specifications, costs, etc...
The fact that Embraer is kind of Boeing is not relevant here.
So you ask why one airline in Belgium thinks the E2 is a better product, lumumba answers with arguments specifically to that one airline, and then his answer isn't relevant? :?:
No matter which aircraft is the better product, often there's a broader scope to make it the better choice or better package for an airline...
No. I am wondering why the E2/A220 "battle" is currently way in favor of the A220 in general. That question was not specific to that airline. And that's why I tried to make my question more clear in an answer to lumumba's intervention... better now?

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Post by lumumba » 19 Nov 2019, 19:30

737MAX wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 17:45
PttU wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 17:16
737MAX wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 11:48
Looks like it, indeed! The A220 seems to be really good compared to the E2. Although one airline in Belgium thinks the E2 is a better product, but I fail to see why honestly... any specialist in the E2/A220 battle around here? :)
737MAX wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 17:05
Sorry lumumba, my question was more about performance, specifications, costs, etc...
The fact that Embraer is kind of Boeing is not relevant here.
So you ask why one airline in Belgium thinks the E2 is a better product, lumumba answers with arguments specifically to that one airline, and then his answer isn't relevant? :?:
No matter which aircraft is the better product, often there's a broader scope to make it the better choice or better package for an airline...
No. I am wondering why the E2/A220 "battle" is currently way in favor of the A220 in general. That question was not specific to that airline. And that's why I tried to make my question more clear in an answer to lumumba's intervention... better now?
But this are your words:

Although one airline in Belgium thinks the E2 is a better product, but I fail to see why honestly...

You can understand that it was not very clear!
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Post by lumumba » 20 Nov 2019, 14:01

737MAX wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 11:48
lucas wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 10:57
Air Sénégal ordered 8 A220-300's during the Dubai 1ir Show. It seems that for so far, Airbus is the big winner of the DAS, with 120 A320NF for Air Arabia and 50 A350 for Emirates and some other smaller orders.
Looks like it, indeed! The A220 seems to be really good compared to the E2. Although one airline in Belgium thinks the E2 is a better product, I fail to see why honestly... any specialist in the E2/A220 battle around here? :)
it seems that KLM has made the same reasoning in my opinion.
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Post by sn26567 » 20 Nov 2019, 15:29

lumumba wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 14:01
737MAX wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 11:48
lucas wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 10:57
Air Sénégal ordered 8 A220-300's during the Dubai 1ir Show. It seems that for so far, Airbus is the big winner of the DAS, with 120 A320NF for Air Arabia and 50 A350 for Emirates and some other smaller orders.
Looks like it, indeed! The A220 seems to be really good compared to the E2. Although one airline in Belgium thinks the E2 is a better product, I fail to see why honestly... any specialist in the E2/A220 battle around here? :)
it seems that KLM has made the same reasoning in my opinion.
Indeed, KLM ordered 21 new E195-E2 aircraft, with an option for 14 more. But that leaves Embraer far behind the A220.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... -aircraft/
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