Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted
Thu Mar 25 2004 11:10:24 UTC (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2543 times:
CY in financial trouble they decided to axe CMB, especially as it was a "new" route and had not fully developed in its own right.
DXB will continue to ge the A320s though.
Zizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted
Thu Mar 25 2004 13:36:57 UTC (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2490 times:
Does anyone know how were the loads like when they did operate into Colombo? I assume the yields would not have been too crash hot.
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted
Thu Mar 25 2004 13:37:25 UTC (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2493 times:
I read that the vast majority of
CY's services are unprofitable, with the notable exception of London, Athens and Thessaloniki. As these three destinations are in Europe, I wonder whether the unprofitable routes extend into Africa (Cairo), the Middle East and beyond (CMB).
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Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted
Thu Mar 25 2004 16:49:06 UTC (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2424 times:
I would imagine that
DXB is profitable too. Is that the case?
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AF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2159 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted
Thu Mar 25 2004 19:57:11 UTC (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2375 times:
weren't they just working with someone to shore up operations? when i look at their schedules they seem to have a lot of inefficiencies.
1234567 LCABEY 2145 2230
1234567 BEYLCA 0730 0815
they overnight the crew after a 45 minute flight? even if it is to make connections that seems ridiculous.
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted
Thu Mar 25 2004 21:23:46 UTC (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2351 times:
offering a morning connection might require them to fly there in the evening before. maybe there are reasons, maybe there are none ...
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GoMEA From France, joined Jan 2004, 202 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted
Thu Mar 25 2004 21:26:49 UTC (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2350 times:
Maybe the last route they will ever stop will be BEY (beirut international, Lebanon).
Many lebanese travel to Europe using CY via LCA due to their competitive prices. I travelled more than one to CDG on their A330-243, with very good IFE in Y class.
In fact, on the 270 passengers their A330 was carrying to Paris, 80% are passengers connecting to/from Lebanon.
Definitely a good route for them !
MEA raising the Cedar far up in the sky
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted
Thu Mar 25 2004 21:36:36 UTC (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2334 times:
Cyprus Airways does very well in Beirut.
For the summer season, it will be upgraded from daily A320 to 10x weekly A320 and 2x weekly A319 for a total of 12 weekly flights.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted
Thu Mar 25 2004 21:43:13 UTC (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2327 times:
There maybe a new international airline starting up in Cyprus in the near future if all goes well, but that is all I can tell you at the moment - but remember you heard it here first.
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"