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Iran Air Starts BRU Service  
User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2948 times:

According to Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran Air will start flying to BRU. Iran Air will operate 2 !!! flights a month, one nonstop and the other will be routed via Cologne. Flights will be operated with an A300.

Any other airlines out there that have such a ridiculously low frequency scheduled? Anyhow, nice to see IR starting operations to BRU. 2007 really seems to be the year of BRU's revival.

http://www2.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-239/0705227752165449.htm


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2907 times:

Quoting Manni (Thread starter):
Any other airlines out there that have such a ridiculously low frequency scheduled?

The only scheduled which comes into my mind would be SU which has a twice monthly schedule between SVO and LAD.



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User currently offlineAH332 From Algeria, joined Mar 2007, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

Hi,

What's the point of such a low frequency?!! Anyway, Brussels is such a nice city, so nice to see it get all this attention lately.

Also, a bit off topic but what is IR to do with fleet renewal? I mean with the political situation they just can't go order aircraft.

Cheers,
Imad



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User currently offlineSNBru From Belgium, joined Feb 2005, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Quite difficult to book with this frequency. Which passengers will buy a retour ticket with this inflexible schedule?

Which other European countries have Iran Air flights scheduled?


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Quoting SNBru (Reply 3):
Which other European countries have Iran Air flights scheduled?

IR operates a daily THR-AMS flight, usually by A300-600R's, although sometimes we see the A310 as well.
I don't know if IR will give an option to the Belgium passengers to return via AMS, and AMS-BRU by train (regular fasttrain or High Speed Thalys). The last option is done by some other airlines as well.

Good for BRU though. After Jet Airways another new carrier  Smile



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User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

These flights will predominantly be aimed at Iranians residing in Belgium- twice weekly is sufficient demand.

User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2513 times:

Quoting ETA Unknown (Reply 5):
twice weekly

Sorry, it seems we're talking twice monthly, or every other week!

At BRU, we had CU having a DC-10 flight every other week back in the 90's. This kind of frequency is however not common.

Welcome to Iran Air! Let's hope the frequency increases, and the civil fleet gets upgraded. If part of PIA's fleet was banned, it can't be too long until IR suffers a similar faith.



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User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Quoting SNBru (Reply 3):
Which other European countries have Iran Air flights scheduled?

From my part of Europe ARN twice a week, GOT once a week and CPH once a week.

[Edited 2007-05-23 11:58:23]

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8171 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Quoting SNBru (Reply 3):
Which passengers will buy a retour ticket with this inflexible schedule?

Almost all of them - Iranians going home for a fortnight in summer. I think this offers plenty of frequency for the market it's designed to serve.

Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 1):
The only scheduled which comes into my mind would be SU which has a twice monthly schedule between SVO and LAD.

Ah yes, well back in the Cold War days and into the 90s, Aeroflot did a lot of twice-a-month flying all over Africa, these multi-stop Tu154s to places like Senegal and Chad. Mostly an instrument of foreign policy but carrying African students to the Patrice Lumumba uni in Moscow as well.

Quoting BrightCedars (Reply 6):
If part of PIA's fleet was banned, it can't be too long until IR suffers a similar faith.

I dunno, I think they're OK actually. They can get parts, and have very high maintanence standards. I've done plenty of flying with IR, both domestic (F100s, 727s) and international (747-100, -200, SP). Always on time, aircraft always spotless. I don't know why PIA couldn't keep it together, it's not as though they have to contend with sanctions. It must be poor management and / or a lack of safety culture. IR's management I can't speak for, but they run a good operation all over Europe and Asia, not to mention the well-publicised flights to S America, no mean feat for any airline.



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5940 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Quoting Manni (Thread starter):
Any other airlines out there that have such a ridiculously low frequency scheduled?

I can list ten major airlines that have similar amount of frequencies to various destinations around the world some even operate just once a week to places, its quite normal in most countries, I dont understand the surprise.

Infact he comments and recation regarding low frequency in relation to this service being discussed here and at another forum is mind boggling, more so keeping in mind its Iran Air and Tehran/Iran we are talking about, they are not aiming to become Emirates nor Dubai/UAE.

Quoting Manni (Thread starter):
Anyhow, nice to see IR starting operations to BRU. 2007 really seems to be the year of BRU's revival.

Yes be grateful for just that.


User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5044 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 9):
I can list ten major airlines that have similar amount of frequencies to various destinations around the world some even operate just once a week to places, its quite normal in most countries, I dont understand the surprise.

I'm not sure you read the thread starter well. He said twice per MONTH. Not twice a week.

BTW, it seems there's confusion over the frequency. The Iranian press report indeed said the flight would be two times per month, but other sources, like www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl are reporting it will be two flight per week...


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5940 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

I didnt read the month part, sorry.

User currently offlineSIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 483 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

According http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/ it seems one of the weekly flight will be a direct one and the other one will make a stop at Koln (Germany). Could be great to book a Koln-Brussels flight on an Iran Air A-300-600!!

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