Demoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2335 times:
Just off the top of my head, it's been going well over a year now. Think they serve Damascus via LHR with a mix of 747SP and A320 aircraft. I don't know how well this route does or if it will last, anyone got further info?
Chazzerguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 277 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2279 times:
There are photos on 747SP.com of the inside of one of the SPs on this route... A lot of empty seats. Of course, you can't really draw too many conclusions from that... It's one picture from one flight... But the fact that they are also running an A320 on the route would indicate that the SP is probably too much plane.
I seem to recall there is a significant Syrian community in and around Manchester... Hence the need for service...
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2598 posts, RR: 29
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1718 times:
Quoting BHXDTW (Reply 8): If they still fly the MANLHR sector would tickets be saleable ??
Quoting BHXDTW (Reply 23): That is totally sweet !! .... Am I right in thinking this is the last 747sp in Europe right now ?
Syrian are still operating their two aircraft - YK-AHA / HB. The only other possible example I can think of would be Iran Air. They still operate an -SP and a -100, in addition to a small number of -200s. The last time I saw Iran Air at LHR, it was an A300-600, but maybe one of our LHR-based a.netters can let us know what IR are flying in these days. I believe IR's -SP's generally serve the far east - ICN, etc.
: OK, can someone let me know the weekly arrival and departure times of Syrian Air planes at Manchester ?
: Bit of a mixture...747s and A300s mainly. Haven't seen a 74L for a while now. Other regular 74Ls at LHR are mainly UAE based VIP versions. Otherwise,
: It was back in the mid-1980s and the MEA was on a sub-charter for Inter European operting LCA-MAN-LCA I believe; something to do with a 747 being abl
: Like this 747SP A9C-HMH - being tugged to the eastern area of LHR on 8 April 2006. (photo taken from the upper floor of the Renaissance Hotel)[Edited