Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
LTU Discontinues Kabul Flights - Security Threat  
User currently offlineZSSNC From Germany, joined Feb 2003, 428 posts, RR: 8
Posted (11 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1989 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.


Airbus A340-600 - the longest temptation in the sky
8 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

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



User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1956 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.

Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1840 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


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (11 years 17 hours ago) and read 1777 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, 2900 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (11 years 17 hours ago) and read 1770 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 (11 years 17 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

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?


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (11 years 14 hours ago) and read 1709 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, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (11 years 13 hours ago) and read 1650 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

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
LTU To Kabul posted Sun Apr 23 2006 10:15:10 by Cgnnrw
Prosthesis Wearers A Security Threat? posted Wed Oct 12 2005 13:38:11 by Andz
Jet Airways India (9W) A Security Threat To US? posted Wed Jun 1 2005 17:46:51 by Mrniji
Security Threat At Philipsburg / St. Maarten posted Thu Aug 12 2004 18:42:18 by Unitedkatw
Air Santo Domingo Discontinues Domestic Flights posted Mon Mar 17 2003 05:06:18 by Chepos
Ariana Likely To Start Peshawar-Kabul Flights posted Wed Jan 8 2003 13:03:09 by GF-A330
VEX Discontinues Zurich Flights posted Fri Mar 29 2002 19:28:48 by Pressclub
Dehli-Kabul Flights Soon posted Mon Dec 10 2001 09:06:10 by Airmale
AF Suspends Orly Due To Security Threat posted Sat Sep 29 2001 19:20:10 by Jiml1126
Lufthansa Discontinues Abidjan Flights posted Fri Jun 22 2001 01:52:44 by AirafriqueDKR