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Where Does Syrian Arab Airlines Fly Their 747SPs?  
User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

I'm looking at a trip to the Middle East in the winter, and was considering flying on SAA to fly their 747SP. Do they still fly them? If so, where?


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User currently offlineCyba From Kuwait, joined Nov 2005, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

Amadeus is showing them flying into LHR on Wednesdays and Delhi Thu and Fri. Not sure about other destinations.

BTW "SAA" usually stands for South African Airlines. Syrian's code is RB

User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

They were regular visitors to Orly , but from some months now , do not fly there.
So as Cyba said , probably they only fly to LHR and India now.
They also flew to MUC , but not sure they still do it.

However their days are counted , as both (YK-AHA and YK-AHB) are reaching their end time life.

Rumors said they will be replaced by A330s or Ill96s , but nothing concrete yet.

I still remember to have seen the first flight landing at Paris...........at that time it was Le Bourget..........old !

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4939 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

They flew to MAN Wed/Thu last year but we haven't seen them here since. Just the boring old A320 now.

User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3051 times:
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Hi all,

Dubai sees Syrian Arab Airlines Boeing 747SP flying three times a week from Damascus.



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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7494 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2859 times:

As mentionned above, LHR and DXB are among the destinations served most regularly by the B747SP.

Syrian Air also fly them sometimes to ORY, AMS, and (very) rarely to FRA and CPH.

Though Airbus were long rumored as a replacement, it is now more likely to see IL96 and other Russian built aircraft to join RB fleet due to the political situation and the embargo against Syria.

In June 2006, Syrianair announced an agreement to purchase two Il-96-400 aircraft and an Il-96-300 aircraft.

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17783 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2847 times:

RB used to fly the B747SP to ARN. But this doesn't happens anymore.

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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1421 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2801 times:

The deployment of RB's 74Ls is sporadic to say the least. This summer, they were scheduled to;

Abu Dhabi
London Heathrow
Moscow SVO



User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

At least replacing a 747SP with an il96 still gives us something interesting to see!

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