Bartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 788 posts, RR: 3 Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2343 times:
I was cruising around Flytecomm and noticed this BA flight from Glasgow - Atlanta but there is not much information about it. Can anyone fill me in on this flight? I assume it's cargo but I cannot tell.
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7194 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2191 times:
Quoting Joelatbsl (Reply 1): Yes, it's a cargo flight, operated by Global Supply Systems.
There are two flights a week. Both operate a slightly tortuous route, namely STN-FRA-PIK-ATL.
The Wednesday flight is scheduled to depart from STN at 2.10pm local time. It is scheduled to be at FRA from 4.35 to 6.05 pm and to leave PIK for ATL at 9.40 pm. Its scheduled arrival at ATL is 1.05 am on Thursday mornings. Its scheduled departure for Europe is 3.40 am again on Thursday morning.
The Saturday flight leaves STN at 3.30 pm. After following the same route it is scheduled to arrive at ATL at 2.10 am on Sunday morning and depart at 4.40 am.
GSS operate a third weekly flight to the USA on behalf of BA. It routes STN-FRA-PIK-ORD-IAH-STN-DMM-DXB. It is scheduled to depart STN on Saturday at 4.35 pm local and be on the ground at ORD from 2.45 to 6.00 am on Sunday and at IAH from 8.15 am to 3.45 pm also on Sunday. This particular flight is obviously geared to serve the oil industry with the huge ARAMCO facility being close to an otherwise very un-notworthy airport at Dammam.
It will be interesting to see if these freight only services survive Open Skies and, for example, the availability of hold space on direct flights to IAH out of LHR. (Note that neither IAH or ATL could be served by BA passenger flights from LHR under Bermuda 2.)
Although BA World Cargo used to operate flights to Southern Africa the rest of its long haul flights today are all to the Far East.