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OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?  
User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1046 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

OS runs 5 flights on the 23rd, 3 on the 26th and 5 again on 27th Dec.
Beside the regular flight, all others have flight numbers above 1000 and are fully booked. So I guess they are charters. Anyone knows what happens in ATH at this time of the year, that they send so many planes down there?


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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

I think these are charters fpr Greece passengers! There are always many many charters during christmas from Athens to Vienna.

I remember Astreus doing some last year.


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3637 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

Yeah, probably too many Greeks going to Austria for Christmas holidays. I doubt its the other way around cause there is nothing that interesting happening here on these dates.

User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1046 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

but then, why are all these flights fully booked out of VIE....

and I love to spend that time in ATH. at least there is some sun down there  Smile



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Quoting Macc (Reply 3):

They are just coming in in the morning and going out the same day.

Sometimes they stay for one night!
I guess these are the returners  Smile


User currently offlineCY319 From Cyprus, joined Apr 2006, 396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

Indeed, Austria is a very popular Xmas destination for the Greeks.
For many years OS runs numerous charters around these dates. Their 330s and 340s were their usual machines for those flights. Now, since their 340s are going to LX...i guess that 330s and 767s will be deployed for this year's charters.



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User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3637 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Quoting Macc (Reply 3):
and I love to spend that time in ATH. at least there is some sun down there

No sun during the past few days and its still October! Big grin


User currently offlineKesflyer From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2814 times:

Definitely Greeks travelling to VIE.

Also, there are other charters around Xmas time for Greeks travelling to Budapest and Istanbul in particular and to a lesser extent Prague, Warsaw and the Santa Claus flights to Rovaniemi.


User currently offlineCY319 From Cyprus, joined Apr 2006, 396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2807 times:

Quoting Kesflyer (Reply 7):
Also, there are other charters around Xmas time for Greeks travelling to Budapest and Istanbul in particular and to a lesser extent Prague, Warsaw and the Santa Claus flights to Rovaniemi.

BUD yes..on MA charters
PRG yes,even more than BUD..on OK charters
WAW nop.
IST not in Xmas that much. it gets much more charter traffic on Easter holidays.
Rovaniemi yes. on HHI or A3 charters.
and PAR...usually on A3 charters and not only.



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User currently offlineKesflyer From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

Quite correct CY319

Here's a few other Charters from Xmas of 2005 Ex-Athens :-

Tunisair to Tunis
Novair to Stockholm
MNG to Istanbul
Egyptai to Cairo
Sky Europe to Prague
Travel Service to Prague
Viking to Rovaniemi
Viking to Vienna
Niki to Vienna
Olympic to Vienna
Viking to Salzburg
Viking to Rome
Viking to CDG
LOT to Warsaw

Of course there were more charters later for New Year and Skiing.


User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1046 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

so, given the flights on 23rd, which mostly are leaving between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. and the system showing not available (C class incl.) I guess these flights are not supposed to have any pax on board. They are just sent to ATH to pick up their loads there...


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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

Quoting Macc (Reply 10):

A scheduled charter Big grin


User currently offlineKesflyer From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

Quoting Macc (Reply 10):
so, given the flights on 23rd, which mostly are leaving between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. and the system showing not available (C class incl.) I guess these flights are not supposed to have any pax on board. They are just sent to ATH to pick up their loads there...

Macc seesm to make sense. Would not too many tourists heading to ATH over Xmas and if need to, can book on the regular OS daily scheduled.

BTW, OS operating similar charters for SKG-VIE.


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