Sobelair From Croatia, joined Sep 2000, 353 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3892 times:
Yesterday on my way from work home, I printed out the newest version of Athens Airport timetable, and had what to discover:
Olympic flies only to NEW YORK daily at 12.30 and to Toronto via Montreal on 12-4-6- days around 9 am or at noon.
What is this!? They used to fly to Sydney all until recently and apparently, flights to Johanesburg wre axed as well!? When was this? Oh my God, I am obviously out of date with Olympic developments, but what happened with their remaining A-340s!?
Can anyone tell!
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 61 Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3419 times:
Right after they discontinued the Sydney route, the airline was actually thinking about of getting rid of all 4 A343s, and code-sharing with other airlines for long-haul international flights. I know that this would never have happened, but it just goes to show the state of the airline, for management to even consider such a radical move. They ended up keeping the A340s, but redeploying some on their most profitable short routes like LHR. This was reported in Flight International and Airliner World magazines.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9402 posts, RR: 11 Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3340 times:
If Olympic Airways will get rid of their A340-300's, it doesn't have a big affect on the Olympic Games. Other airlines will just fill in the gaps and fly the people to Athens, there's no need for Olympic Airways to fly all those people to Athens, if there's simply no money for that. Just my two cents.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3219 times:
Well, even if they do get rid of their A340-300s, some will definently be picked up by other airlines. Those aircraft are still very new. It seems like so many airlines are putting some of their newest airplanes in temporary storage. United has put N208UA in storage along with its other Boeing 777s (hopefully all will be back in service with United). It's sad to see such new jetliners rotting away in the desert.
Alitis From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 257 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3026 times:
Currently, two 340's are parked. The flight to JNB is operated with one of the A300's with a stop in Cairo. Previously, when the A300's were used to JNB, they had a technical stop in Nairobi, but the bills went unpaid and Olympic is refused landing there until bills are paid up.
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 61 Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2789 times:
VSgirl, they're gonna use their A340s on some of their flights during the summer (OA259). I remember when they used to have their 742s operating into Heathrow. Iberia are also gonna use some of their A340s on the Heathrow route this summer