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OS Retries Service To Iraq  
User currently offlinePanamandy From Austria, joined Mar 2005, 97 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

http://www.aua.com/at/eng/Austrian/n...D5D1D-20D1-44FC-ADD3-1627DDFAF623}

dec 11th is the new start date for twice weekly flights into erbil with a319 a/c.

they dont give up!

hope this time they can start this service, would be money maker !

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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

It seems to me that Hamburg International has stopped its flights ti Iraq. Is OS now the only European carrier flying there?

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4386 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 1):
Is OS now the only European carrier flying there?

OS don't fly there. A second read through of the opening post will reveal that Austrian in fact are hoping to launch flights. No European airline fly to Iraq. No way Jose.



fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4342 times:

The flights are open for sale

MON 11 DEC OS 829 DEPART VIENNA 1020

ARRIVE ERBIL 1605

OS 830 DEPART ERBIL 1700

ARRIVE VIENNA 1905


Will operate Mon/Fri

Cheers!

Tony


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4249 times:

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 2):
Quoting Thorben (Reply 1):
Is OS now the only European carrier flying there?

OS don't fly there. A second read through of the opening post will reveal that Austrian in fact are hoping to launch flights. No European airline fly to Iraq. No way Jose.

Ufffff, first check than write Big grin

OS 829 15 VIE EBL 1020 1605 0 11DEC06 23MAR07 319 3:45


User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 4513 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4233 times:

While technically we're still talking about Iraq, Erbil is considered part of "Kurdistan" I believe...a family member of mine travels to Erbil every couple of weeks from Beirut and Dubai and his impressions are that it is a safe place. He travels on something called Magic Carpet airlines from Beirut, I dunno what the airline is from Dubai.


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User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 1):
It seems to me that Hamburg International has stopped its flights ti Iraq. Is OS now the only European carrier flying there?

The Swedish airline Viking Airlines flies to Erbil once a week with Swedish pilots and Greek cabin crew at the end of November they will also fly to Suleimanya once a week.

At spring this year we had Swedish Falcon Air flying to both Suleimanya and Erbil almost everyday but they went burst. Viking airlines and Jordan Aviation also flew. A lot of traffic.

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 2):
No European airline fly to Iraq. No way Jose

Not true

I think OS will get a lot of passengers from Sweden not sure about filling up the business class but at least at the back, on the other hand many Swedish-Iraqis are down there doing a lot of business and have leading positions in the politics.

The Airport manager at Erbil international airport is a Swedish-Iraqi.


User currently offlineShinkai From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4062 times:

why do they want to fly to Iraq so desperately? are there high loads between Austria and Iraq?

User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

Isn't ironic how right after the Allies took Baghdad,alot of the worlds's airlines were vying for flights to Baghdad. Now,some years later almost no arilines fly there.


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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4038 times:

Quoting Shinkai (Reply 7):
why do they want to fly to Iraq so desperately? are there high loads between Austria and Iraq?

There are a lot of refugees or former nationals of Iraq in Europe as well since most of the country is damaged or destroyed there is a lot of business to do!


User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4119 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4026 times:

The question is not "who wants to fly there" the question is who "needs" to fly there. This results in high fares.

There are a lot of diplomats, members of international organisations and also business people (just look at the foreign companies building up Iraq now).

With a good feed they will fill the plane and make good money in my opinion.

Regards,
RJ100



none
User currently offlineDK001 From Ireland, joined Dec 2003, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

Appropriate name for a airline flying into Iraq.

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 5):
Magic Carpet airlines

 Big grin


User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2682 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

Quoting DK001 (Reply 11):
Appropriate name for a airline flying into Iraq.

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 5):Magic Carpet airlines
 

Whoa, watch yourself there. That comment can offend many people on this board, and was uncalled for.  thumbsdown 


User currently offlineGabrielz From United States of America, joined May 2004, 85 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 12):
Whoa, watch yourself there. That comment can offend many people on this board, and was uncalled for. thumbsdown

Why? What's offensive about it?



User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Quoting Sukhoi (Reply 6):
The Swedish airline Viking Airlines flies to Erbil once a week with Swedish pilots and Greek cabin crew at the end of November they will also fly to Suleimanya once a week.

And from where do they fly to Iraq? Arlanda?

Quoting Shinkai (Reply 7):
why do they want to fly to Iraq so desperately? are there high loads between Austria and Iraq?

There are many Iraqis/Kurds in Europe, Vienna could function as a hub for those from Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, Scandinavia etc.

Quoting United_fan (Reply 8):
Isn't ironic how right after the Allies took Baghdad,alot of the worlds's airlines were vying for flights to Baghdad. Now,some years later almost no arilines fly there.

Ironic, why? It is just the consequence of the fact that the situation there is so bad.

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 5):
While technically we're still talking about Iraq, Erbil is considered part of "Kurdistan" I believe

The situation in the Kurdish part of Iraq is a lot better than in the rest.


User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17544 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 5):
something called Magic Carpet airlines from Beirut

I'll take "airline names that sound really dodgy" for $500, Alex!  Silly



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26536 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

Quoting Shinkai (Reply 7):
why do they want to fly to Iraq so desperately? are there high loads between Austria and Iraq?

It is the fact that no one else flies there, which means that people will pay big bucks to do it.

Quoting Gabrielz (Reply 13):
Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 12):
Whoa, watch yourself there. That comment can offend many people on this board, and was uncalled for. thumbsdown

Why? What's offensive about it?

Well, everyone knows the real Magic Carpet is Mehdi Mahdavikia



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User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 14):
And from where do they fly to Iraq? Arlanda?

Yes from ARN


User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 5):
He travels on something called Magic Carpet airlines from Beirut

I've seen a photo of their 737-200 just prior to last summer's attacks on Lebanon. The livery looked very nice but I heard very little of that airline. Where are they flying?

As for Iraq, it is obvious that Baghdad is still not safe for normal traffic, but what about other airports. Erbil seems safe. What about Basra?



R-E-S-P-E-C-T
User currently offlineBMIbaby733 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

Panam 330!
I'm sick and tired of coming on here to see pathetic comments like that!
Lighten up!!!, i think train spotting might be more your thing!!!
There are far too many people on these forums that don't appear to be able to sleep at night because all they have going around in their head is "oooh i bet someones posted something i can tell them off for"
Grow up! you're worse that bitchy women!!!!

(i'm sorry but i am about done with the childish behaviour of some of the members here, how terrible are your liveS really? CHILL OUT!!)

Magic carpet airlines, Perfect Big grin


User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2180 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Quoting Panamandy (Thread starter):
would be money maker !

 scratchchin  Not much related to lucrative money-maker oil business IMHO, but rather economical migrations = low yields. Foreign business flyers, if any, must come from somewhere though, perhaps DOH / DXB and then the US army sorts this out...

Quoting United_fan (Reply 8):
Isn't ironic how right after the Allies took Baghdad,alot of the worlds's airlines were vying for flights to Baghdad. Now,some years later almost no arilines fly there.

Were there so many?



When I doubt... go running!
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 5):
He travels on something called Magic Carpet airlines from Beirut,

It's Flying Carpet Airlines. They currently have three aircraft, a Fairchild Metro III, a Piper PA-34 Seneca II, and a Boeing 737-200.

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They make most of their profits from flights to Iraq.



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User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3486 times:

Quoting BA (Reply 21):
They make most of their profits from flights to Iraq.

Similar to Royal Jordanian, I guess. Do they fly to other destinations?



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3482 times:

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 22):
Do they fly to other destinations?

They are a charter airline, so they will operate to wherever they are chartered to. Before the Israeli bombings in July and August, the 737-200 was operating some vacation charters to Sharm el Sheikh.

Here's their website:
http://www.flyingcarpet.com.lb



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5750 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 5):
I dunno what the airline is from Dubai.

Its Kurdistan Airlines, they operate 737-200.


User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 25, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

I spot the Flying Carpet Fairchild Metro here in Beirut all the time but there's no trace of theat 737. I hear that it's mostly used for flights to and from Iraq and particularly to Erbil.

Quoting 777way (Reply 24):
Its Kurdistan Airlines, they operate 737-200.

This aircraft is still stored here in Beirut. It was bought by a Lebanese for the summer charter season. The Lebanese company intended to operate up to 5 737-200s but I guess that plans may have changed after the events.


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