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New Flights Launched Between NCL And Durban,SA!  
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24814 posts, RR: 56
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

http://www.newcastleairport.com/news-press-release.asp?newsID=402
Av8air will launch direct flights between NCL and Durban next summer. Flights will operate using a based 278 seat Boeing 767-300ER a.c. The 763 a/c will also operate flights from NCL to Tenerife, Malaga, Arrecife and Alicante.

Great news for NCL, and maybe I might pop down to S.Africa next year  Big grin


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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

Good news for NCL, I understand MAN services are also to be launched.

Wouldn't mind a few SA stints myself to mix with those 757 Canary charter flights... how much will Av8air pay a 763 First Officer I wonder....?  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3465 times:
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So...it looks like this airline will be catering for "Northern Britain" as they're meant to be basing at least 1 757 at MAN for Euro-destinations and a 767 for Durban and Cape Town (and somewhere else?).

David


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24814 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3441 times:

Yeah, there supposed to be launching another long haul flight from NCL also.
Just wondering whether the 763 can do NCL-Durban nonstop? Rick, you may know?  Laugh out loud
Meanwhile at NCL, groundstar staff look set to be going on strike, as they get paid less than what groundstar staff at other UK airports get.



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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

"Just wondering whether the 763 can do NCL-Durban nonstop?"

At 5,400nm great circle, not likely  Big grin

With a low-ish PAX load and favourable winds, they might just squeeze it. Not sure that the NCL runway could take a 763 @ MTOW, will check. Probably a PLTOW (Performance Limited TOW) of around 170t..

Would be surprised if there was not a tech stop involved.



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24814 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3407 times:

Maybe a stop in TFS or somewhere on the way down and back up again then?


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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3329 times:
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How about NCL-MAN-DUR...they were advertising non-stop from MAN.

David


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3269 times:

MAN-DUR might be do-able simply because of the longer runway so no payload / fuel restrictions.

TFS would be well out of the way for a tech stop (adds about 700nm to thr trip). Great circle track UK to DUR heads over Tunisia.



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User currently offlineBestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 6953 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

DUB CPT will be operated with a tech stop southbound at TFS, northbound direct this winter using a 763ER


The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

MAN-TFS-DUR seems an illogical routing (some 800nm further than say MAN-MIR-DUR).

Unless they've got themselves a fantastically cheap handling contract @ TFS, I find it hard to justify such a strange routing. This will add 2 hours to the flight.

Perhaps they plan to combine TFS & DUR passengers on a single flight?

Otherwise it's the equivalent of doing SFO-LON via MCO!  Nuts



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24814 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/3140651.stm
The flights will operate via Manchester to pick up more passengers before continuing to DUR.



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User currently offlineACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

Fantastic news, My local being used for flights to SA! now that is a bit different from the usual flights on the boards.

User currently offlineFax From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3139 times:

Its NCL-MAN-DUR got the brochure sent last week from CT2.

Regards,
Darren


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