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Juergen Witte

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  1. Well, that´s obviously the main goal to get their own hotel/resort customers in and out. Selling leftover seats is just an afterthought. ... and if those hotel/resort passengers already make sufficient revenue there´s no huge incentive to sell seats cheap. After all it is a premium product they offer and cost per seat mile is way higher compared to e.g. Firefly which has a much higher seat density.
  2. I suspect JAL will transfer a few - primarily leisure - routes to Zipair Tokyo but I can see Zipair open other routes which JAL can´t serve sufficiently profitable (like JAL makes just a thin margin). They will even open new routes that JAL never considered before because these wouldn´t be profitable (with JAL´s high labour/production costs and expected relatively low average yield) under any circumstances So, Zipair Tokyo will be very much like AirCanada Rouge or Eurowings. After all Zipair Tokyo is primarily an attempt to lower production costs. I expect Zipair Tokyo to be kind of a hybrid carrier not fully LCC (like Air Asia (X) ) but also not full service. We´ll have to wait and see how much comfort/service for passengers will be stripped off in comparison to JAL.
  3. I guess it is an unfortunate or incorrect using of the term "per". I´d expect they meant to show the distance between the airport and destination in the city in either actual road distance or time wise (distance per km and distance in hours/minutes) ...
  4. Qatar Airways will serve Langkawi 4/7 from oct 15. as an extension of its Penang service. Initially served by A330-200 they will switch to B787-800 from oct 27. Planned schedule: QR866 DOH0155 – 1420PEN1540 – 1620LGK 788 x13 QR867 LGK1825 – 1905PEN2025 – 2330DOH 788 x13 I don´t know if they have traffic rights for the PEN-LGK sector. So, not sure if one can book it - I have doubts because it is a domestic sector wholly within Malaysia ...
  5. Thanks for the update. But ... I don´t think this can be a long term solution since that means no ILS at all. Firefly and possible other potential airlines certainly want a high level of reliabilty for their OPS. So, another solution needs to be found. It should be possible to install just a single direction ILS that approaches from the opposite direction. So, I don´t see an issue aside from an approach over limited housing areas in Singapore - or is there a hill obstructing approach from that side ?
  6. In that report is mentioned that Izham is exploring options to re-establish flights between Subang and Singapore "be it to Seletar or Changi". Could that hint to FY getting regional jets in order to circumvent the prop ban @ Changi ? I understand regulations @ Subang would have to be changed as well ... Maybe that would only be a last resort if all other talks with Singapore fail.
  7. I stand corrected ... Of course it´s Israeli (citizenship) related - because Kuwait does not recognize Israel as a country. Btw. we had a similar "incident" here in Germany which involved an Israeli citizen having purchased a ticket from Germany via Kuwait to BKK on KU but was denied boarding. The court decided that although he basically had the right for compensation KU was effectively unable to fulfil the terms of contract. Ultimately no compensation was due because the passenger did not check in advance if he complies with entry requirements at intermediate transit points (Kuwait in this case) as this is the customers responsibility.
  8. Correct. The last one to pull out was KU. Inofficiall reason: Because of a political/legal row over a passenger denied boarding because he is Jewish. KU is forced - by Kuwaiti law - to deny transportation of any Jewish passenger ... So, in order to avoid further serious legal trouble in US they decided to terminate the service altogether.
  9. But how come Berjaya operated into XSP until switching to SIN in 2010 ? Regulations have not changed since ...
  10. I´m pretty sure HY does not have (full) traffic rights for KUL-SIN vv. So, you can´t book that route Only Passengers with Tickets TAS-KUL/SIN can use these flights. They might even be allowed to make a stopover in KUL and use the HY flight KUL-SIN a week later. But no tickets can be sold on HY for KUL-SIN only.
  11. TK generally gets quite a lot of feed from Western Europe but due to (IMHO serious) political trouble with the EU and because IST has reached a not so stellar reputation in recent times because of almost permanent congestion at IST they are loosing market share. That has obviously some impact on loads on IST-KUL as well ... It is something no-one can blame on the local IST-KUL market/demand. People seem to book (at least in part) on other airlines now.
  12. You can expect fares are not only driven by demand but also by competitors fare levels. Revenue management of every airline keeps a close eye on what competitors are doing (e.g. raising/lowering fares not just related to load factor)
  13. Well, at least in a German Airliners forum there´s a rumour that LH will return to KUL with northern winter schedule 2016/2017 or summer schedule 2017 with A 350-900 ...
  14. BKK will soon get an interesting flight by Ural Air (U6). The airline will extend one of their twice weekly Ekaterinburg - Harbin flights to BKK with traffic rights on the Harbin-Bangkok sector. Schedule according to Airlineroute is: U6755 SVX 2045 – 0535+1 HRB 0700+1 – 1235+1BKK 320 6 U6756 BKK 0105 – 0745 HRB 0845 – 1235 SVX 320 7
  15. Thanks for you reply. Makes me wonder what will happen to their Dash-7 and ATR72-500 and also whether there will be another operator to serve Tioman/Redang - eventually ...
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