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PIA To Start Cargo Operations From Luton  
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3748 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.

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User currently offlineBilly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

Don't bank on that STN move

User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

For more info, check out

http://www.b2g2.com/boards/board.cgi?action=read&id=1053589078&user=historyofpia


User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3620 times:

Isnt Luton's runway a bit small for a 747?

User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3618 times:

bhxforever, thats what i was thinking. Personally they should send it up to East Midlands Airport. Long runway, cheap handling charges and convenient (cant spell)

Regards

Stu


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7359 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3616 times:
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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).

David


User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3602 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)

Cheers

Stu


User currently offlineAirchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3595 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?


Biggidy biggidy bong
User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3569 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.

User currently offlineBilly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3541 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.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24899 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 3526 times:

BDRules: Prestwick is also capable of full 747 operations.


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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

PIA advertised the freighter service in the papers today, so its not going to be with their own aircraft, are the plans to convert the A300 into Freighters definite?

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