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Olympic Airlines A340 Fleet - Downsized!?  
User currently offlineSobelair From Croatia, joined Sep 2000, 353 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4385 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 Oh my God, I am obviously out of date with Olympic developments, but what happened with their remaining A-340s!?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!





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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4260 times:

I read last week Olympics A340 are temporarily stored. No further info.

User currently offlineKtliem@yvr From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

Re. Storage A340
Is this not a bit strange with the summer Olympics coming up in August?


User currently offlineMNeo From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2004, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

I belive that they are making their A340s better so more poeple would fly on them. personally when i flew on them to JFK i wasnt too impressed by the cabin. just my 2 cents


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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3912 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.


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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9726 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3833 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.

Regards A388


User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

I can't imagine that Olympic Airlines is any more prepared for the Games than the City of Athens is!

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3712 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.


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

It's sad to see such new jetliners rotting away in the desert.

Hmm, minor technicality-- the point of them being in the desert is so that they wont rot  Big grin


User currently offlineAlitis From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3519 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.

-alitis


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3432 times:

What's the reg of the 2 parked A343's?

Thanks
Frederic


User currently offlineVSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3403 times:

i have seens Olymipcs Airbus A340's at LHR a lot, I wonder if that will continue?

Kimberly.


User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3282 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


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