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User currently offlineLXA333 From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 288 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

I was looking at some flights to SKG from ZRH via VIE for the summer and 772 came up as the equipment on one of the days in august. Does OS operate widebodies on such short flights to mediterranean destinations or is this just a possible glitch? Can SKG even support widebodies?


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User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5373 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2191 times:



Quoting LXA333 (Thread starter):
Can SKG even support widebodies?

OA has used the AB6 to SKG in the past.



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User currently offlineBananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1588 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2079 times:



Quoting OA412 (Reply 1):
OA has used the AB6 to SKG in the past.

Pretty sure Britannia sent the odd 767 there too, back in the days.

Mark



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4696 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

It's not a regular use of the 777 on this route, must be due to the end of school holidays in Austria or something like that.


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User currently offlineTW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

are you referring to flights OS9043 VIE 15:00 SKG 17:50 / OS9044 SKG 19:05 - VIE 19:55 operating on Thursdays?
These flights do operate with B772 as it is extraflights/additional flights - the normal flight is OS809 either with F100 or A319.



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User currently offlineRaffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

What a great opportunity to get on a 777! Is this the shorted 777 ride in Europe?

Any news about OS returning to Beirut this summer? Used to love their service when I travelled LHR-VIE-BEY



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User currently offlineHeathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

in the database, thees photo's of an SQ 777 in SKG diverted from ATH. I would LOVE to catch this flight. I couldn't imagine landing at SKG with a widebody!

[Edited 2009-04-02 07:45:17]

User currently offlineKesflyer From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

In the past there have also been OA 747s in SKG. I am not 100%, however I do believe they were used on flights from Canada. From Canada only and not to Canada. This was however for a very short period. I am sure someone on the forum may know better about this.

OS has also regularly sent widebodies to SKG as part of their summer schedules / charters to SKG including A340s.

The runways do have restrictions in SKG, however I understand that one of the runways has been or will be extended out into the bay to handle these widebodies without restrictions.

BTW - OS 777 have been to CFU as well and believe that QR once had a VIP A340 there.


User currently offlineHeathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1528 times:



Quoting Kesflyer (Reply 7):

The runways do have restrictions in SKG, however I understand that one of the runways has been or will be extended out into the bay to handle these widebodies without restriction

Yeah, I might be wrong, but I believe this was done between 2003 and 2005. It's finnished, that's for sure.


User currently offlineTW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1508 times:



Quoting Kesflyer (Reply 7):
The runways do have restrictions in SKG, however I understand that one of the runways has been or will be extended

RWY 10/28 is 8005 x 164 feet (2440 x 50 meters) and 16/34 is 7907 x 197 feet (2410 x 60 meters) according Greek Airport Data

Quoting Kesflyer (Reply 7):
BTW - OS 777 have been to CFU as well

also at HER



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User currently offlineKesflyer From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1323 times:



Quoting TW741 (Reply 9):
RWY 10/28 is 8005 x 164 feet (2440 x 50 meters) and 16/34 is 7907 x 197 feet (2410 x 60 meters) according Greek Airport Data

Not much of an increase really !! On google earth cannot see the extension unless it was a fairly short extension.

SKG needs atleast 3,000 metres, however lack of land seems to be the issue.


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