BMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6 Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3601 times:
I am travelling with BA to LAN in Cyprus at the start of april on a cadet trip. I was wondering what aircraft to expect. Its the early morning flight out 0850 departure and the afternoon flight coming back. I've looked on the photo base and it says 763's and 320s. Can anyone confirm and if the 320's are they the ones flown by GB Airways. Cheers.
Orion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3572 times:
I am suprised to hear that the 320 is sometimes used by BA LHR-LCA as I thought that route was usually a 767 and before that it was L1011 and 767. In fact, LCA was L1011 for many years and one of the last BA routes to see L1011 and was a mix of Tristar and 767.
I would have expected the 767 to be used perhaps alongside a 777.
Tristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4092 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3427 times:
Quoting Cornish (Reply 5): plan to use one of the new A321s to replace 757s
First B757 don't normally fly to LCA.
Second an A321 would very rarely operate on a B757 route. The B757 are all based at T1 and the A321 at T4. It is very rare for T4 a/c to operate on T1 routes. Yes I know it happens, In the last 10 years we have had 4 B777 and 1 B744 at ARN on T1 routes, and never an A321.
Cyba From Ethiopia, joined Nov 2005, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3419 times:
As a regular traveller on this route I can confirm:
Winter-time BA flies daily 767 LHR-LCA. This is the short-haul version. GB flies --3-5-7 LGW-PFO with a 32S (usually 320, occasionally 321) and --3---7 MAN-PFO again with a 32S.
Summer 05, in addition to the daily 767 at 8:50 there was an evening flight on -2-4567 with 32S, always a 320 as far as I could tell. This was definitely mainline. GB LGW-PFO flights were daily, often with a 321 and MAN-PFO were 3 weekly
For summer 06 crosswind is correct that those are the schedules at the moment. But last year's evening flights didn't get loaded until January or February last year so things might change again.
In the past BA did use 757s extensively on the route (as late as 03 or 02). In the mid 90s a 3-time weekly 777 was used as a stop-over to the then mainline operated THR flight but this flight only lasted a few seasons. I suspect BA might have been testing the Cyprus market's appetite for the long haul product.