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Olympic A340(s) Question  
User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2297 posts, RR: 19
Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Hey Guys:

As some of you may know, I am a big OA fan, and I must say OA has a very beautiful livery. I did however notice how faded these machines look, and since there about ten years old, I am sure there due in for some sort of heavy check? My question is does anyone know when these birds will get re-painted and perhaps maybe a new product installed on their A340s?


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User currently offlineAlitis From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

I think they are at least 12 yrs old. I would venture out and guess that the new owners of Olympic (as of Oct 2009) have to first decide if they are to keep them for the long term before any decision to paint them is arrived at.

-Alitis


User currently offlineOlympicATH From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Hi SXDFC.

As you probably know, the OA group was recently sold to Marfin Ivestment Group. The four A340s were not part of the deal, since they belong to the Greek state and not OA per se.
We do know that MIG is in talks with Airbus, Boeing, ATR and Bombardier to replace the entire short- and medium-haul fleet as soon as possible.
However, MIG has been very quiet about OA's long-haul operations. What we know is that they will probably keep JFK and introduce a new business class product, but the future of YUL, YYZ and JNB is quite uncertain and nothing has been mentioned about the fleet yet. IMHO they will probably reach an agreement with the government to keep using the A340s since they're quite young and the only obvious replacement options require ETOPS certification (A330 and 767).
As you can see everything is very vague right now. We'll know much more in the fall, when MIG actually takes over the airline.


User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

I wonder what long haul aircraft they will go for!

How about OA joining an alliance?



seemyseems
User currently offlineCarmelo From Hungary, joined Sep 2005, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1796 times:



Quoting Seemyseems (Reply 3):
How about OA joining an alliance?

Well then only One World as Aegean Airways is already cooperating in the Star Alliance



Carmelo
User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1793 times:



Quoting Carmelo (Reply 4):
Well then only One World as Aegean Airways is already cooperating in the Star Alliance

And Skyteam??



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1780 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 5):
And Skyteam??

I would love to see OA in SkyTeam, perhaps they would need to make a few changes here and there.

I doubt they would go for OW. Plus they have no codeshares, which I find quite odd.



seemyseems
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