Samair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
IM just looking on the internet and I have found direct flights from the UK (Brize Norton) to the Falkland islands does anyone have any more information on the sevices available on the flight (this flight is a military cargo one although the air force leaves spare seats for paying customer's!)
the captain has now dimmed the lights for take off this is a routine procedure for flights during the hours of darkness!
Actually the Tristar has not been used on the BZZ-MPA route for some time as they are needed on the many other deployments that the British Forces are on, such as the Middle East, Afghanistan etc etc.
Instead the MoD have contracted the flights out, and they are currently operated by Air Luxor with the A330, usually CS-TMT, and the aircraft can be regularly seen on the ground at Brize Norton. The aircraft usually stops at Ascension Island on the way for a fuel and weather diversion stop in case the conditions foul up at Mount Pleasant. However I understand the contract will shortly be up and handed over to Air Atlanta Icelandic...