Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 390 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1330 times:
Kyrghyzstan Airlines have suspended their weekly(Sunday) service to BHX until the company is re-financed and an A320 is available, what aircraft were they plying on the route and what was the routing of the service
Zoomer From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1305 times:
I can answer your question in part. The service began with a French registered and leased A320. This was re-possessed only several weeks later after being impounded (following maintenance) in Shannon. The airline continued serving BHX with it's own TU-154s The exact routing I can't remember.
A330-243 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1274 times:
Actually the service was suspended about a year ago its been a while since K2 were at BHX.
I did see one of their TU-154s when I was at the airport to see the first PK flight. That day was 16/4/2000, not long after the Sunday afternoon service was suspended.
I'm certain the A320 flew nonstop to Bishkek (FRU). However the TU-154s may have routed with a stop enroute. Some of the cities included may have been Kiev, Minsk and Kishinev. Sorry, my memory of the flight routing is a bit vague.
In the last 5 years there have been a number of airlines to BHX from the Central Asia (CIS) region. The first to do so was Tajikistan International who flew to Dushanbe and continued to Delhi with a leased TriStar. They where followed by Turkmenistan who recently went daily and have rights to fly ASB-BHX-YYZ/JFK. In March 2000 Uzbekistan flew Thursday and Friday 757 service, continued onwards from Tashkent to Amritsar. This route was recently suspended. Also Kazakhstan served Almaty with Tupolevs for a short period.