AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2411 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1881 times:
Yemenia has recently introduced 2 A330-200. They also have 3 B737-800, 4 A310 and 1 B727-200.
Sanaa flies from Sanaa to LHR, CDG, MXP, ROM, CDG and MRS in Europe. They also fly to CAI, ADD, Djibouti, Moroni, JNB, Dhaka, Mumba, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Doha, Damascus, Beirut and Amman.
From Aden they fly in Europe to LHR only I think. They also fly to Mumbai and Dhaka as well as Cairo and other Gulf cities.
They also fly to Dubai from Riyan Mukallah and to Cairo from Hodeidah.
I think they are doing better now although their schedules are a mess.
Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2335 posts, RR: 29 Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1871 times:
Aden to Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Damascus, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, London Heathrow, Mumbai, Riyadh
Hodeidah to Cairo
Riyan Mukallah to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah
Sana to Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Amman, Asmara, Bahrain, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Djibouti, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul Ataturk, Jakarta, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London Heathrow, Marseilles, Milan Malpensa, Moroni, Mumbai, Paris CDG, Riyadh, Rome Fiumicino
Seiyun to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah
Taiz to Cairo, Djibouti, Jeddah
Looks like I was not as fast
[Edited 2005-01-26 12:38:22]
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Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 21 Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1818 times:
The A330's should gradually replace the A310's over the next few years, they have two at the moment (leased) with more planned later on. SAH looks like their main international hub, i'm flying IY in March, anyone what it's like to transit in Sanaa?
NYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1382 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1702 times:
the usual Yemenia suspects again (Air Malta, Arsenal). how goes it?
I'm a Yemenia veteran too. The A332s are in great shape, and sadly they're never more than 30% capacity. Tight seating and no PTVs, though. Service is respectable, in line with the general international standard.
I took an A310 from CAI to SAH. It was totally packed. So yes, the 310s are still in the ari.
The only international flight from Aden (I believe) is to Dubai. All the Euro flights go to Sana'a, but there are a good amount of flights per day from SAH-ADE. The scheduling b/w SAH and ADE is a bit weird, though. They'll have two flights at say, 12 and 12:15, and not another one till 3. I went RT in a day b/w SAH and ADE, on the same A332 that went to and from DXB in the time I was in Aden.
Euro carriers to Yemen: only Lufthansa right now, they go 3x a week via CAI. Flights arrive at 23:25 and depart at 01:00, so LH doesn't stay on the ground for long. I believe KLM had service up until a year or two ago.
Currently, there just isn't much business in Yemen (beyond a depleting supply of oil), so that explains the lack of other Euro carriers. That, and the unfortunate lack of tourist appeal, and the relative lack of VFR traffic compared to other Arab countries.
All in all, good airline, exceeds most people's understandably low expectations.
JoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
I wouldn't say lack of tourist appeal, because Yemen has some famous historical spots. Just to mention the city of Saba.
But it has a horrorfying security image to the traffic public. Some year ago there were several news in TV about hijacked tourists and the civil war. I am sure Yemen would be famous for tourists if it would have the same secure image as Dubai has.
Does anybody know if LH's crews overnight in Sana'a?
AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2411 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
LH crews don't overnight in Sanaa. My friend works for LH and he goes often to Sanaa. The flight is operated through Cairo. Normally the one crew does FRA-CAI then go and rest. The next day, they fly the "shuttle" CAI-SAH-CAI, then the next day they go back with the CAI-FRA flight.
So no stay in SAH. They also do the same for the FRA-CAI-Kharthoum flights.
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19023 posts, RR: 53 Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1590 times:
Yemen is a hugely brilliant country in terms of friendliness of the people, the cuture, the environment (great mountains), scenery and things to see. It is not always easy or cheap to get around (you often need to hire a private car with driver due to the requirements), but it is a fascinating country indeed.
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