Dgehfx From Canada, joined May 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2450 times:
I was imagining that one day I could visit Syria in order to fly on a YAK 40 and a Tupolev 134. I believe they still operate YAK 40 's from DAM to LTK (Latakia) but the Tupolev 134 that last week was operating from DAM to DEZ (Deirezzor) has disappeared from their timetable.
Does anyone know whether that is temporary or whether it reflects a permanent removal of the aircraft from their active fleet?
Thanks for any information.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8313 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2380 times:
Worth a trip, Syria is a fascinating country. I've flown on their 727s a few times, most memorably over Berlin, we did a low pass at both Tegel and Templehof (flight originated and ended at SXF). Aircraft interiors look shabby (but with loads of character and 70s charm) but the machines fly like birds.
Never flown on a Yak 40. I would book yer trip asap, the 727s are going nearly as fast as the 134s.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Dgehfx From Canada, joined May 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2342 times:
Thank you both, FlySSC and CedarJet.
I did a bit more research on http://www.amadeus.net and discovered that the TU134 is being deployed on the DAM to KAC (Kameshli) service six times a week. I'm very eager to visit - not just for the airplane rides but to see what sounds like a very interesting country. By the way, Cedarjet, I've been on a 727 probably hundreds of times. It feels like a good solid aircraft. Now for something completely different
SIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 485 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2170 times:
The Yak-40 belong to Syrian Air Force but are in full Syrian Air old colors.
The Tu-134 is in "new" Syrian Air colors.
Both of them are confortable. As you can see on the photo, the Tu-134 has no cabin separation as most of them have.