Concorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1230 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4612 times:
According to The Economic Times of India, Jet Airways is looking to fly to Birmingham from India.
"The airline already operates a daily flight to London, which it proposes to double this winter besides introducing a thrice-weekly flight to Birmingham."
What do you think will happen in reality guys? I know AI is doing very well with its flights to BHX (just look at the loads, though I know that doesn't always mean $$$). Where would 9W fly to...ATQ, DEL or BOM?
CHI787ORD From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4433 times:
9w in the past has said that they would like to fly to BHX similarly to how AI is... DEL-ATQ-BHX on the days that AI isnt flying. They do not seem to be interested in flying to YYZ at the moment, and the flight quite end up being extended to JFK, YVR, ORD, etc....
HanginOut From Austria, joined May 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4161 times:
I'm a bit confused.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Air India operate DEL-ATQ-BHX-YYZ with a 777? Then why isn't a A340 able to use the same runway? Does the A340 have a really long takeoff run in comparison to the 777?
B742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3981 times:
Quoting Mrniji (Reply 6):
340 not able to land in BHX? Does it need a longer runway than a 777?
Yep true, BHX's runway 15/33 is 2605m x 46m!
A fully loaded 343 needs around 3,000m, whereas a 777 needs only around 2,600 (Roughly)
Quoting Mrniji (Reply 6): I thought PIA did once operate a 747 to BHX?? Confused
True, on many occasions 747's have been at BHX!
Even last year, BHX had a BA 744!
I'm not sure how much runway length a 747 needs!
Also BHX has received 773ER's and 773's from EK, not sure about 340's!