GF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4250 times:
PIA are to start flying from Luton to Pakistan soon to accomplish the transportation of mango fruit. They are to sign a contract with cargo agents, to handle these operations. Aircraft said to be used is the 747.
In addition to the cargo service, 9 transatlantic flights will now stopover in Stansted, for the PAK-USA-CANADA routing from the 15th July 03.
This would mean a lower freq. from MAN of 5 weekly flights to Pak.
Bhx x4 weekly, 9x Lhr weekly.
PIA are waiting for the 777 to arrive, so that the PAk-US-Canada can be flown nonstop.
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7578 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4118 times:
LTN has had a few 747s before. I'm just intrigued that they would be using 3 London airports for operations....not exactly the most economical use of resouces as they would presumably need to open sub-offices at both STN + LTN. Unless they plan to have one office only covering London?
It would also mean that both BHX + MAN could see an increase in "Eastern European" operations on 6th(?) freedom rights, plus it would also give the Qatar service at MAN a bit of a boost (if they get approval for more Pakistan services).
Would they have 5th freedom rights out of STN? Took them long enough to get them out of MAN (around a year).
BDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4104 times:
Its quite difficult to understand. R they going to use LTN because they cant get the slots they require at LHR or STN or are we just looking at a bit of bad management.
Can LTN get a fully ladened 747 off the ground with their runway????? i cant really see it. there are only a few airports within the UK that can and they are LHR, LGW, STN, EMA and MAN (there may be more but cant think of any)
Airchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4097 times:
LTN has had the odd 747 freight flight but I'd think they would be severely RTOW limited if they were going direct to Pakistan from there. Although seeing as they're transporting mango's they may all be going back empty?
PIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4071 times:
PK does not have full freighters, they would use the 747 Combi's for the mango operation and this means they will also be transporting passengers to and from Luton. This reeks of bad management, and definitely something I did not expect at this point, when PIA actually seems to be doing well for a change.
Billy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4043 times:
Luton is being used as the operator is MNG on behalf of PK. Aircraft would obviously be the A300F. MAN and BHX are furiously rewriting their deals to PK for the tech-stops. Nothing is a done deal yet on these flights.