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Sharjah Intl Airport  
User currently offlineAf3876 From Spain, joined May 2000, 49 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Hi,

I was checking the arrivals and departures at this airport and was impressed to see that they receive today at least 3 flights from Martinair from different routes: SYD, HKG.. why would a flight from AMS to HKG be routed through SHJ or Condor flight from Germany to Puket? As well i noticed at least 5 Cargo flights from FRA on LH. What on this area?

Can anyone help me with this?

Many thanks

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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Quoting Af3876 (reply 0):
As well i noticed at least 5 Cargo flights from FRA on LH. What on this area?


Sharjah is the main cargo hub in the middle east. Cargo will move on from there to pretty much any point in the Middle East, Indian subcontinent or Africa.

I don't know if they still do, but LH used to feed all their cargo into Sharjah beofre moving it on to India using a local cargo carrier they had an interest in.

Its an absolute mecca by all accounts for those people who love to see rare cargo aircraft they wouldn't see at their local airport (particularly russian types).



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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5922 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Quoting Cornish (reply 1):
I don't know if they still do, but LH used to feed all their cargo into Sharjah beofre moving it on to India using a local cargo carrier they had an interest in.


SHJ is the LH Cargo stop in the Middle East for many flights to Asia. Increasing the payload of the flights drasticly with the stops. And for cargo it is not necessary to fligh non stop... All these airports are used for this cargo stops. Also carriers like CX, MH etc. stops there.

regards
Avianca



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User currently offlineAF3876 From Spain, joined May 2000, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

Thanks a lot Cornish,

but what about DXB for commercial flights such as Martinair, wouldn't they have more sense?


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5922 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

Quoting AF3876 (reply 3):
but what about DXB for commercial flights such as Martinair, wouldn't they have more sense


the Martinair are also Cargo flights, SHJ is very cheap...



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12394 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 2050 times:
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SHJ and DXB are only a few Kms apart. I believe SHJ is a lot cheaper, so some of the budget airlines fly there rather than DXB.


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User currently offlineSk945 From Sweden, joined May 2002, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

Mytravels charter flights from Scandinavia to Bangkok, Phuket and Colombo are all making a fuelstops at Sharjah.

User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Quoting Avianca (reply 4):
SHJ is very cheap...


Yes it'll accept flights from operators and aircraft that some other airports wouldn't touch.

Thanls for the LH info Avianca -assumed they still used it.



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User currently offlineLyzzard From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 404 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

SQ Cargo typically has 4 to 6 flights tech stopping in SHJ on a daily basis. Cheap fuel ground handling make a perfect stop for its Asian-European cargo runs.

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