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Gabon 747 F-ODJG To Be Scrapped  
User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

After many years of plying its trade, mainly on the Paris route, 'Leon M'ba' is heading to the scrapyard at Vatry,east of Paris.


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Seeing as the airline loses money for fun and Gabon's oil production is falling this is probably a good move although the parrot will be missed!

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User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3362 times:

Aw , that is such a pity. Was always a regular here at JNB and will be missed.

RIP F-ODJG!

-SA006



Proudly South African
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10645 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

Fortunately I took some nice pictures of this rare bird at CDG in the past years. As sad as it is that it´ll be scrapped now, 27 years is not a bad age to be retired for a hard-driven airliner. Bad that Air Gabon has no successor for its flagship. Aren´t they flying a bland 767 now in its place?

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

Aren´t they flying a bland 767 now in its place?

They have(or should I say,had?)their own 767-200 but that hasn't been into CDG for a few months now.The bland 763 is operated by Air Atlanta for Air Gabon I believe now.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

This was actually a regular at YYZ in the early 90's. AF leased it I think 3 days/week and used it regularly on CDG-YUL/YYZ services.


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2712 times:

Quoting Donder10 (Thread starter):
Seeing as the airline loses money for fun

This is true, but I could never figure out why. When I lived in Gabon 1990-92 that plane was always packed full. In addition, the fares were astronomical.



Nuke the Gay Wales for Christ
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7451 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2683 times:

If they have loads o passengers paying lots of money, then there must be lots of revenue.

If they are losing money then they must have very high costs, (way above average).

Either they are inefficient, pay too much for fuel, staff etc, or someone has his hand in the till.


User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 879 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

I'm Scrapped.... Noooooo !!!!

User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 6):
Either they are inefficient, pay too much for fuel, staff etc, or someone has his hand in the till.

How about "all the above" from my sources in LBV

LPLAspotter



Nuke the Gay Wales for Christ
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