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Saudi Cargo To Start IAH  
User currently offlineLear777 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 290 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

IAH will be a new Saudi Arabian Cargo destination starting April 1, with an MD-11 routing Jeddah-Brussels-New York (JFK)-Houston-Brussels-Dammam-Jeddah.

They have chartered here for a long time, but it's nice to finally have them on a scheduled basis.

Brian


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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3967 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4528 times:

Could it be that 2004 will be the "Year of IAH" ?! If HAS is not too careful, they just night help turn IAH into a real int'l airport! With CI an PK slated to start service this summer and now only days away this suprise pops up, this should be an interesting year for IAH spotters.


Thomas



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User currently offlineEstablished02 From Belgium, joined Jan 2002, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4521 times:

Interesting news.

> with an MD-11 routing Jeddah-Brussels-New York (JFK)-Houston-Brussels-Dammam-Jeddah.

The Brussels Airport Authority http://www.biac.be/cargo_tt/ states that this flight will be operated with the B742 and thus not with the MD11.

Cargo flights from GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT (IAH) to Brussels (BRU)
Flightnumber Days Dep. Arr. Type Validity
SV3902 ----5-- 00:30 17:30 74F 0504-3010
SV3902 ---4--- 23:30 17:30 74F 2803-0304


> Jeddah-Brussels-New York (JFK)-Houston-Brussels-Dammam-Jeddah.

I believe IAH-BRU is again through JFK.

Cargo flights from NEW YORK JFK (JFK) to Brussels (BRU)
Flightnumber Days Dep. Arr. Type Validity
SQ7991 ------7 00:10 14:10 74Y 0404-0404
SQ7991 ----5-- 00:10 14:10 74Y 0404-0404
SQ7931 -----6- 00:30 13:30 74Y 0504-3010
SQ7931 -----6- 00:30 13:30 74Y 2903-0304
SQ7989 ---4--- 00:30 13:30 74Y 0504-3010
SQ7989 ---4--- 00:30 13:30 74Y 2903-0304
SQ7997 1------ 00:35 13:35 74Y 0504-3010
SQ7997 1------ 00:35 13:35 74Y 2903-0304
OZ583 1------ 00:40 14:30 74F 0404-0404
SQ7991 ------7 01:10 14:10 74Y 0504-3010
SQ7991 ------7 01:10 14:10 74Y 2903-0304
SQ7991 ----5-- 01:10 14:10 74Y 0504-3010
SQ7991 ----5-- 01:10 14:10 74Y 2903-0304
OZ583 -2----- 01:20 14:00 74F 2502-2703
OZ583 1------ 01:40 14:30 74F 0504-2510
OZ583 1------ 01:40 14:30 74F 2903-0304
SQ7991 ---4--- 16:20 05:30 74Y 3010-2503
SV3902 ---4--- 18:40 17:30 74F 2803-0304
SV3902 ---4--- 19:40 17:30 74F 0404-2910

SQ7989 --3---- 20:35 09:45 74Y 2910-2403
OZ587 -2-4-6- 21:45 11:35 74F 0304-0304
OZ587 --3-5-7 21:50 10:30 74F 2610-2603
SV900 -----6- 22:00 12:10 74F 2803-0304
SQ7931 ----5-- 22:00 11:10 74Y 3110-2603
SV904 -2----- 22:00 12:10 74F 2803-0304
OZ587 -2-4-6- 22:45 11:35 74F 0404-2410
OZ587 -2-4-6- 22:45 11:35 74F 2803-0204
SV900 -----6- 22:55 11:50 M1F 2610-2603
SV902 ---4--- 22:55 11:50 M1F 2610-2603
SV904 -2----- 22:55 11:50 M1F 2610-2603
SV900 -----6- 23:00 12:10 74F 0404-2910
SV904 -2----- 23:00 12:10 74F 0404-2910
SQ7931 ----5-- 23:30 13:30 74Y 0304-0304
SQ7989 --3---- 23:30 13:30 74Y 0304-0304
SQ7997 ------7 23:35 13:35 74Y 0304-0304


> They have chartered here for a long time

Any idea what kind of stuff gets loaded on these SV cargo flights ex IAH?

What specifically made SV chose for Houston as their second (?) US cargo destination?

Thanks

Established02


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

Agree with Thomas...

the Asian airlines are really going for IAH, and this is before CO moves most of their ops out of terminal D!


User currently offlineLear777 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 290 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4456 times:

Thanks for the clarification Established.

I'll take a 742! Saudi joins Air France, British Airways, Cargolux, and Polar Air Cargo in offering 747 cargo flights to IAH.

So if I am reading the schedules correctly, I am surmising that the 742 will likely arrive in Houston early Thursday mornings...

I am sure oil will play a big role in this flight...it has been rumored for quite some time.

Brian



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User currently offlineHz747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4441 times:
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Saudi Aramco is based in Houston, TX. That could be a factor. Also, Saudi Arabian Airlines has had a ticket office in Houston for a very long time. Again, I agree with Lear777, this probably has a lot to do with Oil.


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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3967 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4431 times:

In regards to the arrival times, I suppose it is safe to assume that these are ZULU (GMT/UTC) times....Correct? If so then the 1730 arrival would be 11:30AM local or am I mis-reading this?

Thomas



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User currently offlineBartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 791 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4381 times:

IAH really is taking the forefront as far as Asian/Middle East expansion with new carriers is concerned - much more than ATL, DFW, and other competing airports. Good to hear that more foreign carriers are coming to the States, whether they're cargo or pax or both.

User currently offlineLear777 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 290 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4329 times:

Agreed, Bartond- and I think it's about time. I have been waiting for these new flights for years!

I think all three- PIA, CI, and SV- have potential to be real proving cases that Houston can be a big draw for airlines from those parts of the world. I really feel that this is just the beginning for IAH. More airlines are expanding beyond their traditional gateways and Houston is proving to be a beneficiary of it.

I have long been surprised that more airlines haven't tapped into the Middle East-Houston cargo market. I expect SV to find a significant amount of success on this route.

From a spotters point of view, I cannot wait to see PIA 777s and China Airlines A340s at Terminal D (next to KLM 767-300s, also new), and just beyond them, the dusty 747-200F of Saudi at the new cargo complex.

Brian



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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3967 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4312 times:

KLM 763s? When is this suppose to happen? Has IAH just lost it's last pax 747 service?

Thomas



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User currently offlineCAL From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 499 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4308 times:

KLM will continue to have its Daly 747 Cobi service IAH-AMS. Additional 767-300 service that KLM is adding IAH-AMS. This is a 2nd flt.


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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3967 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4301 times:

That rings a bell. I do seem to now remember something about that. I guess I am getting old and the memory is starting to go.

Thanks CAL.

Thomas



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User currently offlineND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4289 times:

Yay! Now, come to Houston, Emirates!


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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

Isn't Lufthansa supposed to upgrade to 744 service in Sep ot Oct?


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User currently offlineTriley1057 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

Yes, Lufthansa is supposed to upgrade to a 744 in October I believe. I wouldn't get your hopes up though because they were scheduled to start flying 744's last October and it never happened.

Speaking of Emirates, I always thought IAH was on their "original" list of US destinations. Hopefully one day they will come. I think they would do better then PIA.


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3967 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4179 times:

As for EK, I have been hearing that for years as well as Qatar and Air India. I treat all rumours concerning new services with a grain of salt until I see some official word from the carrier themselves, flights listed in a CRS, ect......Even then I remain a little skeptical. I am not fully convinced until I see their birds parked at one of IAH's 5 terminals. I have seen major announcements from Iberia, Varig, Swissair, Singapore Cargo, Carnival, Caribbean Airways, Hawaiian Pacific, Trans Atlantic (the last 3 were paper carriers that never really got off the ground) , all promised IAH service none ever materlized.

So, while I am excited about the recent announcements, again I won't be 100% convinced until I see CI, SV and PK's planes either flying overhead or parked at 'D' and the cargo ramp.

Thomas



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User currently offlineMacmac76 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

I didn't know CI is going to start service to IAH??? can somebody give me details? is it a Cargo only service or is it a regular passenger service? Can someone fill me in??

User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4111 times:

Egyptair will be starting services to IAH in the spring of 2005. They were supposed to be launched last year but the war in Iraq and the SARS outbreak made them delay the launch. Even though the flights will go ahead, frequency, aircraft and routing have not been finalised yet. I'll keep you to up-to-date as soon as details come out.


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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3967 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4094 times:

Macmac,

Try this link, it should answer some questions

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1468582/6/

Horus,

I believe that you are sincere in your posts regarding Egyptair coming to IAH next year and I sincerly hope it comes to pass but I remain as awlays skeptical. A lot of things could happen between now and then. I remember when SR was ready to start an IAH service in the late 80s only to get left at the alter when they decided to serve ATL instead.

Thomas



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User currently offlineCoTXDFW777AA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4042 times:

wow ultrapig your name fits you well.
Saudi Arabian airlines to George Bush intl. Wow it is like a reunion of old friends!

-COtxdfw777AA



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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3967 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

I've sent a suggested deletion of Ultra Pig's racist, moronic post.

Thomas



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