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I think I owe an apology to tm who I now realise was responsible for almost all of those posts! So, sorry taskmaster for seeming to pick on you. You may post what you like, of course, if it’s aviation-related but I would just ask that your headings are preceded with O/T so’s we know it’s off-topic.
I know all of your posts are indicated as such beneath your name but since nobody bothers to change that default category to “observation”, except shylock and me, it is really rendered meaningless!
I welcome all posts telling me that x-airline has gone bust; or y-airline’s Facebook pages are worse than ours, or the cabin-crew are overweight, elderly, and malodorous! :-)
Thanks for some FASTJET NEWS!
I must confess to getting a bit fed up with so many posts telling me of the successes of other airlines: Precision Air; Jambojet; Fly Africa; Afric Aviation; Air Nigeria! and flydubai! – all across the last 2 pages. Well-intentioned I’m sure but giving me a complex about MY airline!!!
I’ll gladly retract all that if the great majority disagree but if I want to read about any of them, I can go to their Board/s. This one is supposedly dedicated to FASTJET!
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Was very tempted to respond last night but had just returned from a 2hr drive after a day out in 31C so just generally knackered!
I also didn't wish to appear too ignorant about our fleet but did want to check with you about where our first E190 was? Browsing this board earlier, I found your post about the pair due via Solenta in September (I think) and in answer to my earlier question of what would happen if the sole A319 required maintenance, you explained it had just had it four weeks ago. Also I think you added something about how Solenta would come to the rescue if need be.
All the above is my preamble to now asking you, or anyone else, what the ERJ-190STD, reg'd LZ-BUR and Flight No FB492 is doing en route from Zurich to Sofia as I write, having just spotted it during one of my occasional checks of FlightRadar24? An obvious answer is that it's currently under lease to another airline except that the box shows it is with us!
Working flat out, unfortunately zero flights departed on time over last two days and currently abt 95 mins late,taking into consideration it's just one aircraft and five double rotations x three days per week four on remaining days they are putting on a darn good show
It's interesting that the Defence Web article has a photo of an Air Nigeria aircraft. After starting operations 12 years ago as Virgin Nigeria, it ceased operating nearly 5 years ago!
Another of the links talks about Arik Air setting up a low cost carrier offshoot. Arik has long had a troubled history with many allegations of it being founded with stolen money. It is currently under the control of Assett Management Corporation of Nigeria. There have been recent rumours of it being forcibly merged with Aero Contractors, but the latest rumours is that it is in talks with an Emirati airline which may pay off its debts to AMCON and other creditors
Gloomy outlook indeed if their forecast turns out to be fact.
Try again !!
Don't know what happened there, should have only been the one ironic CNN article posted for your delectation. I will exercise restraint in future !
Why are you continuing to post these articles, all perpetuating the situation of Ed Winter running fastjet? Where’s the “CNN update” to which you refer and to which I alluded to on Wednesday? I don’t see it. Or am I missing something?
Yes taskmaster it is and I've posted couple of times stating it's been re instated via HRE, it's always nearly sold out, cracking route, very high fares if booked late
Dunno about “Dikko not Nico” – more like “Ed still not Nico”!
Disappointing to see such out-of-date management information accompanying the first of “10 budget airlines changing Africa’s skies” that appears at the foot of this article.....
“.....With Ed Winter...at its helm, [fastjet’s] looking to break into the lucrative South African domestic market.”
And this is from a subsidiary of CNN! Mind you, that appears to be just stock copy tacked on to the end of the journalist’s article. But why hasn’t that been updated?
Is this route in operation ?
showing 'sold out' for months mostly on Tuesdays Thursdays & some Sundays..
Nigeria's newest airline prepares for take off as storm clouds gather...
Afric Aviation suspends operations....
Air Algérie abandons plans for services out of Oran...
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What's the woman on the right up to ?...
Apols if already posted.
on moving beyond Kenya and learning from the failure of other African airlines...
AIR’S FOUR FLIGHTS PER WEEK WILL LINK DAR ES SALAAM WITH ENTEBBE AGAIN....
Does make a pleasant change
Wolfgang was a supporter of the old team and certainly had access to them for press comment
Nico has decided not to go down that path by not inviting Wolfgangl to the office whilst he was in South Africa.
Nico has a tough job to safe Fastjet from the previous disastrous management
To reduce capacity by 25% and yet only loose 3% of passengers is in itself a huge achievement,it does however show how flawed and how out of synch the business model was.
As usual a fair and impartial assessment from Wolfgang, if unusually critical – a timely reminder for any of us with our head in the clouds!
Despite that (admission!), I do think that, given the huge amounts of dollars being bandied about, and that many of us have chosen to place our faith and hopes in Nico’s team, their “major wage strain”, as Wolfgang refers to their remuneration, was a necessity if we were to be ‘rescued’ last year by anyone with the credentials he had, though I am aware that some better informed than I don’t rate them as highly.
One thing Nico got right, which Wolfgang has chosen to imply some doubt in his choice of headline, is blaming the “former management” for the doubling of fastjet’s losses over the previous year. An indisputable fact surely as anyone here who lived through the “Winter of our Discontent” must surely testify?