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LTU Discontinues Kabul Flights - Security Threat  
User currently offlineZSSNC From Germany, joined Feb 2003, 428 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

The German online news magazine SPIEGEL ONLINE reports that LTU discontinues its weekly DUS/KBL service due to a security warning issued by the German Federal Foreign Office.

LTU got only granted traffic rights to KBL under the precondition that it would decide on the continuation of its flights on a daily assessment of security in KBL.

The German pilot union Cockpit which had always criticized LTU's flights to KBL as irresponsible welcomed the decision of the German tourist carrier.

ZSSNC


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User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

I guess that means the planned www.airevents.de aviation enthusiast flights to Kabul won't take place then?

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

You know, sometimes a little use of common sense is pretty helpful to predict the outcome of certain business ventures.

In other words: I'm not surprised at all.



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User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Too bad, it would be really great if the service would have been kept. But I can understand that there are a few things speaking against sending an A332 there. If I make it to Kabul with the German army I hope to then see "a plane from home" there when I have some spare time and go spotting at the airport. Laugh out loud

Max


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

You might remember that yours truly shook his head in disbelief as soon as the decision to fly to KBL was published.

In this very forum I asked myself how it is possible that the German Airforce only brings in C-160 Transalls, because these are equipped with counter measures against SAMs, and LTU rolls in a brand new shiny 332…

I´m glad this irresponsible stunt found an end. Apparently there´s some form of intelligence left in LT´s legal department after all. I wouldn´t want to imagine the legal aftermath of a shot down of such a flight…

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2899 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

If I'm not mistaken, there was actually only one LT flight to KBL, which was the inaugural flight. From the second week on, the KBL flight was always cancelled.

User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

Alex,
I think they flew twice. The first one and then two got cancelled and the fourth was then the second... That would mean that KBL got flooded with 600 extra seat in just four weeks.  Laugh out loud
If only the NATO troops would really go for it and make Afgahnistan a safe place. I mean it did not take long after WWII to get peace to rule in Europe...

Are there actually any pictures from the two flights besides those from dpa and the other news agencies?

Max


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

>>>I mean it did not take long after WWII to get peace to rule in Europe...

Are you sure?

Three years until a stable currency was established.
Four years until a successor state to the Great German Empire was founded.
Five years until food rationing was ended.
Ten years until the last POWs came home.
45 years until full sovereignty was re-gained.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7409 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

That's a very good decision.
I don't understand this "new fashion" for airliners who all wish to open or re-open so quickly flights to KBL or SDA !!! (BA, NW, VS, AF, LO etc...)
Of course there is certainly some money to make... but money is not everything.
NOBODY, and certainly not the US Army, can guarantee the security of such commercial flights in these countries for the moment.

Personnaly, I refuse the AF flights I am programmed on, to TLV and ALG...and it would take a long time before I accept to fly to KBL or SDA... Angry


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