Chiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2003 posts, RR: 19 Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 19247 times:
Looks like the first IR flight from THR is arriving today in CCS.
Flight IR 744 bound from THR and DAM is scheduled to arrive at 15:45h in CCS.
Somebody knows the aircraft they are using ? I guess it is the 747SP as they still don't have the A340.
Shame that I will be in CCS tomorrow and not today.
FlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 19086 times:
Wow, Iran, Syria, and Venezuela all on one flight. That's amazing. It's like the axis of evil 2.0 express.
It's of course a political statement route, but go figure. It'll provide easy transportation for whomever from these countries to go about whatever business they want to work with each other. Damascus to Caracas has got to be a very long flight on IranAir.... even if it is on the lightning quick 747SP
"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"
Erikgnoha From Venezuela, joined Jun 2006, 214 posts, RR: 4 Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 19048 times:
According to Maiquetia's website it says the flight was canceled.
AIR FRANCE 460 15:05 15:03 PARIS LLEGO
TACA PERU 034 15:15 15:01 LIMA LLEGO
LUFTHANSA 534 15:20 15:14 FRANKFURT LLEGO
LACSA 631 15:25 15:19 SAN JOSE LLEGO
ALITALIA 666 15:40 16:24 MILAN DEMORADO
IRAN AIR 744 15:45 TEHERAN CANCELADO
IRAN AIR 744 15:45 DAMASCO CANCELADO
IBERIA 6703 16:35 MADRID
LAN CHILE 568 17:25 SANTIAGO
LAN CHILE 568 17:25 GUAYAQUIL
LANPERU 564 17:30 LIMA
AVIANCA 080 17:50 BOGOTA
Erikgnoha From Venezuela, joined Jun 2006, 214 posts, RR: 4 Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 18963 times:
Quoting Chiguire (Reply 11): Sorry Erik..... I would guess that the flight has been scheduled and slots were coordinated. So it appears on the airport screens. But it might be that the airline starts later....or not.
Yes, I think that too. Maybe in a month or two we could see an Iran Air schedule flight in CCS.
Also Cubana re-started schedule flights to CCS since November I think, 3 weekly flights, plus the 3 weekly flights of VH.
I remember Air Zimbabwe wanted to start Harare-Beijing (stopping somewhere). Also a political route...maybe even more.
Although I totally agree that these flights are "idiotic" I want to remind that there is a Iranian-Venezuelan factory producing tractors and they are currently building a car plant. So there might be a very limited traffic in future. This little traffic could be handled through Paris or Frankfurt. No need of a weekly direct service.
Sukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 371 posts, RR: 8 Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 17277 times:
Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 21): Quoting Cba (Reply 14):
Sort of like the old Aeroflot flights to Havana. Do they still operate those?
Yes, once a week with 763 equipment.
It says four times a week on amadeus?
If Iran Air offer a bargain price from ARN via THR-DAM to CCS not sure if the THR-DAM-CCS connect with the ARN-THR flights and how much a transit visa is but I would not hesitate to book a trip like this if it´s a good price like €500
25 Avianca: btw I was yesterday at the airport, saw already the new Iran Air check-in desks (they are shared with Conviasa) next to the LH ones..... but I didnt s
26 OA260: The flight used to be operated by an IL96 or 86 im not sure which but it used to stop off in Shannon . They sold tickets on it SNN-HAV . I never got
27 Koosi: You may be surprised how many Vietnamese people live here.
28 Dc863: Well the load factor on one of Iran's SP's will be about 10%. All the pax will be diplomats or military advisors.
29 QatarA340: According to http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/070124/16/465sr.html : Maybe the flights were scheduled from the beggining next month. Then again, I wouldn't tru
30 Latinplane: No way, not enough to support such as a flight. There's a lot of people of Syrian descent in Argentina, and you don't see a flight linking Damascus a
31 RP TPA: Hmmmm....Tehran, Damascus, Caracas....I wonder what would happen if this plane ever had a mid-flight emergency and had to divert to to the USA?
32 777way: Flights are up at Amadeus time table showing service from March.
33 Bimmerkid19: You don't have to be so judgemental. Im guessing they'ed be allowed to land but would be watched like a hawk. An Iranair 747SP has been at JFK many t
34 RP TPA: What did I say in my post that was "judgemental"?? I was merely being speculative. It would be an interesting scenario, but not much different than t
35 2travel2know: There's a sizable afluent Middleeastern community in Venezuela (and Colombia, Ecuador), even if they can't sustain a CCS-DAM service alone, they'll ha
36 Avianca: I wouldn't say zero demand.... In Venezuela are living a lot of people from Middle-East country's... they have a big part of the commerce on hand....
37 A300: Both Iran and USA are members of ICAO. American aircraft routinely overfly Iran. There was a NW that made an emergency landing in THR back in 2005. Th
38 A342: The cargo capacity of the 747SP is miserable ! However, with almost no baggage (no pax), it becomes somewhat more acceptable... The route is quite fa
39 Avianca: true regarding the cargo capacity... but it would be not the first time such carriers are using the SP to carry only cargo... can well remeber that S
40 IAD380: I don't much about the 747SP, except that it is old. Will this aircraft need to make refueling stops between DAM and CCS in either direction? Assuming
41 TGV: Considering the route is passing at 1150 nm from MIA, I guess there are few chances to see such an event happen ! http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=
42 N1120A: Well, their 747SP is more than capable of that Probably at the airport I take it you mean PEK No, that is flight number 744. It would divert and be f
43 MAH4546: Just as a Northwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Tehran in 2005, if an Iranair flight had an emegency, it would most definitley be cle
44 YVRLTN: What would that freight be?? Im a freight forwarder, and my company will ship anything to any country as long as there is no embargo on that product,
45 BPS3458: Being a freight forwarder myself I wouldn't hesitate one minute to book freight on this flight being 100% certain that the freight rate would be half