DETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1281 times:
Since TWA will no longer flying JFK to LIS, TAP Air Portugal will be the only airline left to serve this route. They currently use the A310 on this route but could this be too small a plane, especially during the summer? I know that in 2002 or 2003 they will have A330s replacing the current A310s, but what will they do until then? Will they use the A340 on the to fly to JFK?
SilverWing From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1216 times:
What about Continental? Didn´t they fly to LIS as well? Ok, they don´t serve JFK but Newark, but there should be a choice on this route. At least I saw one of their 757 two years ago when I was in LIS.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1213 times:
TAP will keep flying with the A310-300 until next year when they start to received the new A330-200's. TAP will not fly ( at least regulary ) with the A340-300. That plane is schedule to fly to Brazil, Caribe and Africa.
At least 2 of the A310-300 are currently beeing negociated with Portuguese Air Force, the rest I don't know but they might be repurchased by Airbus. About TAP service it's hard to me to accept that TAP as a terrible first class, I flew quite a while with them in the past and I can't complain about that, perhaps they had a bad particular time or they didn't appreciate the true portuguese cuisine!!!!
About Continental I think they could fill the space perhaps operating with another plane, a 767!
DETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1158 times:
The TAP A340s are used to fly to several destinations:
In Africa to Johannesburg, Luanda, Maputo and Sal.
In the Americas they fly to Caracas, Punta Caña, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Varadero.
In Europe they are used to fly to London.
TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1154 times:
A310s around the world are quickly being retired and replaced from many airlines. Univerally, they seem to be in terrible shape. SIA's A310s will be gone soon, and AF and LH are looking to lose thier's also. Wouldn't it be great if the 757-300 takes its place in Deutsheland?
Agrodemm From Greece, joined Apr 2000, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1150 times:
I think we have to be fair with the A-310.
When it was firstly operated, it gave the opportunity to (relatively) small airlines to operate trans-atlantic flights, or any other long route.
I am reffering to airlines such as TAP, Austrian as well as bigger airlines as Lufthansa and Swissair.