UsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6283 times:
hello. I just got back from the airport, dropped my mom off for her trip to MCO. As i was driving away to exit the airport, i saw an Olypic A340 parked at the international terminal! I wonder if this is one of the evacuation flights from Cyprus? But it was cool...never seen an A340 at BWI ever before. On a side note, Mexicana had an A320 parked next to it. Initially this was an A318 service, maybe loads are good enough to upgrade aircraft.
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3525 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6042 times:
Indeed a flt from Cyprus
Airline Olympic Airways
Flight Number 4118
Departure City (Airport) Larnaca, Cyprus (LCLK)
Departure Time 07/23/2006 11:10 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Baltimore, MD (BWI)
Arrival Time 07/24/2006 06:18 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type A343
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
i just got word that 1200 americans will be transported to the US over the next few days...not sure if the flights will come back to BWI, i hope so, but i dunno yet. Canada and Brazil will also get flights with evacuees.....
Kesflyer From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5101 times:
Quoting Olympic707 (Reply 20): Olympic A340 did fly evacuees to BWI. I talked to a BWI employee (also a fellow spotter) that confirmed it.
I did not get the registration on the A340.
I love to see OA make BWI a destination.
Yanni, yes one OA A340 did go to BWI, however so far, 2 otherOA flights have gone to PHL this week.
I belive there will be atleast one more of these flights from LCA and will either go to PHL or BWI in next day or so..
On another note, with OA's current weak position, cannot see them flying to BWI on regular basis.. Seems all they have been doing over past few years is cutting destinations and not adding anything new. Your bext hope to see a Greek plane in BWI maybe Aegean in around 5 - 10 years time ???
Olympic707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 266 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4944 times:
Quoting Kesflyer (Reply 21): On another note, with OA's current weak position, cannot see them flying to BWI on regular basis.. Seems all they have been doing over past few years is cutting destinations and not adding anything new. Your bext hope to see a Greek plane in BWI maybe Aegean in around 5 - 10 years time ???
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Yes, you are correct. They are cutting back. OA is leaving the North American route alone. I think Aegean will expand the Trans Atlantic in 5 years or less.