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Old 7th Dec 2012, 06:43   #1 (permalink)
 
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Gulf air down sizing to 20 airplane 160 pilot will be available in the market

Soon too many pilot will be available in the market
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Old 7th Dec 2012, 08:51   #2 (permalink)
 
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Won't believe it till it happens. Also, it will take some time even if it happens.
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Old 7th Dec 2012, 08:56   #3 (permalink)
 
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Fact or stil rumor!?
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Old 7th Dec 2012, 14:09   #4 (permalink)
 
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I would say most probably rumor considering the latest news regarding some mps being against it, And I really hope it is, It's rather discouraging to even think about it.
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Old 7th Dec 2012, 14:43   #5 (permalink)
 
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Bearing in mind it is/was a five year plan,
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Old 7th Dec 2012, 15:30   #6 (permalink)
 
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Which came after a three years realignment plan (AD-BN) which in turn came after another three years plan (JH)...

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Old 7th Dec 2012, 17:20   #8 (permalink)
 
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Dark times and lots of worrying but that comment made me laugh. 5/5*!
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Old 7th Dec 2012, 19:06   #9 (permalink)
 
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GFA

Losing a job its hard i hope ALL GOES WELL

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Old 8th Dec 2012, 12:34   #10 (permalink)
 
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Sad times.

Back in the old days, GF was the place to be. Long layovers in European destinations with western women tending bar in the back and willing to make the most of the down time in the destination.

Nowadays......... it's a different story.
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Old 9th Dec 2012, 20:02   #11 (permalink)
 
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Hay Varmint, that sounds kind of familiar, but couldn't happen here,could it?
.... but wait, aren't there are at least some ex GF "managers" at work in EK...777/380 CP's for a start.

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Old 12th Dec 2012, 18:38   #12 (permalink)
 
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So how come they are still hiring DEC for the A320 ?
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Old 12th Dec 2012, 21:56   #13 (permalink)
 
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Quite! They've also just recieved or are about to receive two new A321s making the average age of the A32x fleet very very young. 20 airplanes just sounds too far fetched (here's hoping) and commercial suicide. Oh well, time will tell
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Old 13th Dec 2012, 02:59   #14 (permalink)
 
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Unfortunately, those 2 A321 will not reach BAH, will be sent to storage immediately from Airbus facilities until somebody come and buy those aircraft from GF.

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Old 13th Dec 2012, 03:17   #15 (permalink)
 
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On what grounds did you come up with this?
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Old 13th Dec 2012, 11:10   #16 (permalink)


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Run baby run.
17 destinations are going to be closed.
Big cuts...
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Old 13th Dec 2012, 17:27   #17 (permalink)
 
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Can we please continue this discussion in the 'Gulf Air Developments' thread? Just to keep things easy...
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Old 14th Dec 2012, 16:44   #18 (permalink)
 
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Unfortunately, those 2 A321 will not reach BAH, will be sent to storage immediately from Airbus facilities until somebody come and by those aircraft from GF.
This might come as a shock to you, but all the 320/321s etc are leased and not owned by GF.

(Not an unusual arrangement by the way)
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Old 14th Dec 2012, 16:57   #19 (permalink)
 
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The number of aircraft actually owned by any airline is a rather small percentage of aircraft being operated by airlines...

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Old 14th Dec 2012, 18:46   #20 (permalink)
 
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It's pretty rare to find airlines that own their whole fleet of aircraft one example is our neighbours to the east only own a small percentage of their already large fleet

But then again if true 20 planes is not exactly the most viable solution at all (for a country like Bahrain it should be within current fleet size or a bit more)

All we know is there is more to the issues than fleet size

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