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Old September 1st, 2016, 08:20 PM   #881
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ANA B787-800 in Phnom Penh International Airport:



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Old September 26th, 2016, 12:13 PM   #882
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Plane Spotters almost ground airline.

http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1343727

So Monarch flies a lot UK >< Med and Planespotters in Manchester noted that United (of all people) were seemingly sending A/C to some of their Med destinations.

From there a rumour spread like wildfire yesterday that these United routes were deliberately designed to bring Monarch passengers home and even that the Aviation Regulator in the UK may have had a hand in getting these United routes up and running for that purpose.

Not all of the Plane Spotters lost the run of themselves, User Planesarecool in that forum said.

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And fairly baseless rumours like that aren't helpful to those whose livelihoods depend on the company, including many friends of mine
As to the considerable fallout see 1 2 3 and 4 once the twitterati got going. yesterday.

Later on on the 26th of September the UK Civil Aviation authority admitted to having "Robust Contingency" plans.

The Guardian further noted.

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Monarch, among many other airlines, must renew its Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (Atol) by 1 October. An Atol – which requires an operator to show it has the financial resources to operate for three months – provides compensation to customers when travel companies go bust.

Speculation about the airline’s financial position appears to have begun when plane enthusiasts spotted that alternative aircraft were being lined up to cover incoming flights at the same time that Monarch flights were due to depart. It was suggested that these flights, reportedly from United Airlines, had been chartered by the Civil Aviation Authority to bring back stranded passengers.
https://www.theguardian.com/business...ancial-trouble

As of Tuesday Morning the 'contingency' aircraft were occasionally filing flight plans from Spanish Airports to UK Airports.

http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/infovuelos/es/

11:20 UAL2285 PMI MANCHESTER (MAN) UNITED AIRLINES

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Old December 3rd, 2016, 08:59 PM   #883
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The Bloke with OCD was in charge of Shanwick Control today. Those neat lines are 1000 Miles Long.

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Old February 19th, 2017, 04:22 PM   #884
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I've been searching for a general cargo airline discussion thread, but haven't found any current active thread.

There is a photo thread here, but I don't have pictures..

I want to discuss the Amazon Prime Air project, but don't want to put it in the Boeing 767 thread since it involves a Boeing vs Airbus discussion.
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Old May 3rd, 2017, 09:27 AM   #885
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Gogo and SES to improve in-flight connectivity over North America and Pacific Ocean routes


Global broadband connectivity provider Gogo has signed a new capacity deal with satellite operator SES to offer improved in-flight connectivity services for the aircraft operating in routes over North America and the Pacific Ocean.

Under the deal, Gogo has leased all available capacity on SES's AMC-4 satellite.

SES will shift the AMC-4 satellite to a new orbital location to serve flights to, from and within the US states of Alaska and Hawaii.

The repositioned satellite will also be able to cater to the aircraft flying along the west coast of the US and over the Pacific Ocean.
Click here to know more :- https://goo.gl/3AOguQ
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Old June 20th, 2017, 08:59 AM   #886
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http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/...1.html#gallery

which is this aircraft which landed as first in St. Helena island? maybe BAE Avro RJ-85

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Old November 30th, 2017, 11:14 AM   #887
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Lufthansa must offer EU concessions to seal Air Berlin deal
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Lufthansa must offer significant concessions to win Brussels’ early approval of its Air Berlin purchase, a deal that regulators fear is likely to hurt competition and increase prices.

In October, the German group agreed to buy half of Air Berlin’s assets for an estimated €210m. The assets include Niki, Air Berlin’s Austrian holiday airline; its regional carrier LGW; and 20 other aeroplanes.

The deal would create high market share and even monopolies on some routes, said Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s competition commissioner in an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung last month. EU regulators are concerned that the move will increase prices and cut consumer choice.

German airline ticket prices have risen significantly since Air Berlin was forced into insolvency in August, according to the German Business Travel Association (VDR).

To win permission for the deal, Lufthansa will probably need to sell some routes, and possibly even all of Niki, according to two people familiar with the case.

It must provide clear-cut solutions to all the commission’s concerns if it hopes to gain approval this year, according to those people. Lufthansa has until midnight on Thursday to make its offer to Ms Vestager.

In an interim decision, regulators said that the deal “likely threatens competition” within the European Economic Area

“The companies overlapped on more than 100 routes, with combined market shares above 60 per cent on around half of those routes, including the creation of monopolies in a number of cases,” it wrote. They also worried that “strong positions at congested [German, Austrian and Swiss] airports . . . [may] raise barriers to entry for competitors”.

Lufthansa has been party to 15 deals that have been required EU approval since 2000.

The commission will be using a well-established process, looking at many of the same routes that were examined in 2005 when Lufthansa bought Eurowings, according to people familiar with that case.

The main difference is that officials are likely to insist on an upfront buyer for the slots that Lufthansa will sell, which was not the case in the Eurowings case.

Assuming an offer is made, the EU will have until December 21 to either approve the transaction with the promised changes or launch an in-depth probe, which would delay the deadline to late spring 2019.

Complex cases can be approved without an in-depth investigation. Two recent examples are AB InBev’s merger with SABMiller, and Holcim’s acquisition of Lafarge.

In addition to Lufthansa, EasyJet, British Airways owner IAG and Condor, a subsidiary of Thomas Cook, also bid for parts of Air Berlin in September.

EasyJet won part of the airline’s operations at Tegel airport, Berlin. Lufthansa received special permission from Brussels in late October to temporarily assume some of Air Berlin’s leases, and a €150m loan guarantee was provided by the German state.

Ryanair complained about the process to both German and EU competition officials and did not bid for Air Berlin assets.

“By the time the collapse was announced, the negotiations with Lufthansa were clearly already advanced. We had no confidence there would be an open and transparent [bidding] process for the assets,” Ryanair said.

Lufthansa declined to comment. Condor said: “The dominant position that Lufthansa is seeking to further increase can only be allowed after an in-depth investigation and with the strictest possible remedies”.

The commission said that its investigation was ongoing and it could not prejudge the outcome.
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Old December 12th, 2017, 09:10 PM   #888
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Airline consolidation creates pressures for Europe's airports
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BERLIN, Dec 12 (Reuters) - A wave of consolidation among European airlines is creating pressure on the region’s airports because it gives carriers more negotiating power over their hubs, the head of airports association ACI Europe told Reuters.

European airlines have had a turbulent year. Monarch, Air Berlin and Alitalia have entered administration after struggling to compete as air fares fell.

Lufthansa and easyJet are scooping up Air Berlin’s assets and have also both made bids for some Alitalia operations. Meanwhile British Airways has acquired collapsed Monarch’s valuable Gatwick slots.

“Consolidation means less airlines in the market to chase, to serve your airport and open destinations. It also gives airlines more purchasing power, more power to dictate the conditions under which they serve an airport,” ACI Europe head Olivier Jankovec told Reuters.

While budget airlines such as Ryanair were already more flexible in shifting business to and from airports, the creation of big airline groups with multi-hub operations - IAG, Air France-KLM and Lufthansa Group - means traditional airlines can now also go elsewhere, he said.

For example, Lufthansa this year upped pressure on Fraport , the operator of its main base in Frankfurt, by moving some of its A380 superjumbos to Munich.

“An airport cannot move, an airline can move to another location. With those three groups emerging in Europe, they all have multi-hub operations so they can play that game,” Jankovec said.

The Air Berlin collapse has left Berlin’s Tegel airport lacking in more lucrative long-haul flights. Jankovec also predicted that Rome Fiumicino could suffer if Alitalia ceased operations or was bought by a rival.

It took Brussels airport traffic 14 years to recover after the collapse of Sabena, he said, while Budapest lost its status as a hub following the demise of home carrier Malev.

Airports can try to woo airlines, however, by making their operations more efficient so that planes spend less time on the ground, thus earning the airlines more money, he said.

More : https://www.reuters.com/article/euro...-idUSL8N1OC1D2
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