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SriLankan Airlines Might Give Away It's 330 And...  
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

... replace them with A340. The A330 could go to Emirates. Operating cost of UL's A340 are lower than 330.

SriLankan Airlines is also evaluating Beds in Business Class as soon as possible.

Next European destination could be Rome (FCO) or maybe Milan (MXP).


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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1413 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

What rubbish, idle rumour spreading  Sad you must be bored!

regards

Mike


User currently offlineDaV From Italy, joined Jun 2001, 669 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3377 times:

Depending on the internal configuration a smaller aircraft could be much expensive than a bigger one.

I hope they'll start a flight to Milan soon.

DaV



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3281 times:

HUYfan. The above is being evaluated by UL Head Office in CMB.
So I'm very sorry, but the only rubbish inside here is your comment!

DaV, you are right but it doesn't only depend on the configuration. Operating only A340 could save up to 20 million USD and the range is higher as well.



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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

Could this have to do with UL's long range flights? I assume then, that the A332 fly somewhat payload restricted to Europe (as an example). COuld that be the case?

Saludos
Gerardo



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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

The A330s are only 2-3 years old, so it seems strange why they would get rid of them so soon. However, Swissgabe is right, the A340 would be the cheaper option to operate. Which leads me to the question, why on earth did they order the A330 in the first place? Surely, they would have done their homework on this. I think maybe the A330-300 would suit them nicely?

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Zizou, regarding the A332, think of Emirates ...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Gerardo, as far as I know UL doesn't have payload restrictions between CMB/MLE and ZRH/FRA and to LHR/CDG they use A340.



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

Just a short update:
SriLankan Airlines will RESUME it's flight from CMB to KWI (think via DXB) from tomorrow, the 26th March 2003.

A press release enclosed:
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SriLankan Airlines to resume flights to Kuwait

SriLankan Airlines will resume flights to Kuwait from tomorrow, 26 March 2003.

"Flights were temporarily suspended with the outbreak of war in Iraq," says SriLankan's Head of Commercial G T Jeyaseelan. "The situation is now conducive to our resuming operations."

Flight timings of the Dubai and Kuwait flights have been revised and are as follows:

SriLankan Airlines flight UL 227 will leave Colombo at 1300 hours and arrive in Dubai at 1530 hours. The flight will leave Dubai at 1615 hours and arrive in Kuwait at 1700 hours.

The return flight UL228 will leave Kuwait at 1800 hours and arrive in Dubai at 2050 hours. The flight will leave Dubai at 2300 hours and arrive in Colombo at 0515 hours the next day.

These revised timings will prevail till Friday, March 28, when new timings will be publicized.

Jeyaseelan added that operations to Kuwait are subject to review based on any developments in the Middle East.

"The situation is being monitored on a 24-hour basis to ensure the safety of our passengers and crew," he said.

SriLankan Airlines passengers travelling to Kuwait are requested to contact the airline's reservations office on 421161, 073 3344 or 073 5500 before leaving for the airport.

Corporate Communications department
SriLankan Airlines Ltd
www.srilankan.lk

March 25, 2003




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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2968 times:

I don't think its yet safe to operate now. I think SriLankan is the first airline to resume flights?

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2980 times:

If I'm not mistaken, Airlines such as IC, AI, MS, etc never stopped their flights into KWI, isn't it? I think also KAC still operates flights ex/to KWI. So I don't see a big problem to operate into KWI but I wonder if there is really a big demand. Funny, UL also has traffic rights between KWI and DXB since CMB-KWI vv. are both via DXB.


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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2953 times:

other airlines currently serving Kuwait:
-Air India
-Biman Bangladesh
-DHL Aviation
-Egypt Air
-Emirates
-Falcon Express
-Gulf Air
-Indian Airlines
-Iran Aseman Airlines
-Kuwait Airways
-MEA
-PIA
-Qatar Airways
-Syrianair



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