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Old 12th Dec 2019, 16:12
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Old 13th Dec 2019, 01:59
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Strange and interesting for a European airline to open a base in the Middle East..?
Definitely for Wizz Air, who’s bases are only in East Europe
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 16:50
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Who next to setup shop in the region hope Air Asia.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 16:59
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Don't they already fly to DWC from Katowice and a couple of other bases? I wonder if they will only fly to Europe or further extend their network to the Middle East and/or South East Asia. Recently, Vueling have started operating in Jeddah in co-operation with Flyadeal - I stand to be corrected on this one.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 18:41
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The Vueling thing is just a wet lease https://simpleflying.com/vueling-flyadeal-airbus-a320/
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 11:35
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I wonder what rights they propose to utilise, it’s a long standing fact that only state related entities can avail of UAE flying rights.
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Old 12th Jan 2020, 21:10
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Has anyone heard anything regarding pilot jobs for this? Will they be recruiting directly for the base or will they be transferring from within the airline?
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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 20:06
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So is the Air Arabia in Abu Dhabi project scrapped ?
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 20:09
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Originally Posted by Stuntpiloot View Post
Strange and interesting for a European airline to open a base in the Middle East..?
Definitely for Wizz Air, who’s bases are only in East Europe
Only Eastern Europe? LTN and VIE?
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 16:49
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So is the Air Arabia in Abu Dhabi project scrapped ?
no..... +5chars
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 07:01
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no..... +5chars
Ok, I heard there were disagreements with the arabia in AD partnership which lead to this deal. I could be wrong but would love insight.
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Old 3rd Apr 2020, 12:23
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Packages for both sides of the cockpit door...



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Old 3rd Apr 2020, 13:22
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How does that compare to Air Arabia or Etihad A320 T&C for Captains and F/Os? Any figures?
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Old 3rd Apr 2020, 14:13
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Roughly:
28000 euro a year down on the housing allowance at the unmentionable.
3000 euro a month down on FO salary.
3500 euro a month down on CPT salary.
Compared to what? EK is currently on half basic pay. What will become the new standard is yet to be seen. We are in a brave new world ,
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Old 3rd Apr 2020, 14:46
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Most of us are in half pay in the sandpit. Hopefully this won't become the new standard terms after all of this...
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Old 3rd Apr 2020, 20:50
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Pardon the question, but are those the total yearly cuts at the airline you are referencing?

And what can one possibly rent with only 1000 euro per month in Abu Dhabi?
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Old 4th Apr 2020, 06:59
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Wow.... I guess you can live in the "Container Villages" where majority of the workers from South-East Asia reside.
And on the plus side you don't need a car. Wizz will offer pick up from certain "pick up points".
If many of you pull together you can probably affect the management decision on where said pick up points will be. Free commuting, a very generous offer indeed!!
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Old 4th Apr 2020, 10:38
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Crew transport only between 10pm and 6am, nothing during the day so you will still need a car.
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Old 4th Apr 2020, 10:45
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with those salary and housing allowance you will also need a second job to get a small almost decent house
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 22:39
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Wizz

Wizzair have just fired 265 guys.... They will probably re-employee them in Abu Dhabi with lower T&C than those mentioned above....
It seems this company is playing dirty games, especially having so much cash in the bank to easily go through this crisis....

https://www.portfolio.hu/gazdasag/20...lelnenk-425060
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