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Ethiopian Inaugural Flight To YYZ On July 16th  
User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 717 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5902 times:

According to a press release on the ET site, the inaugural flight will leave ADD on July 16th and get to YYZ on July 17th at 7:40am.

ET 502
ADD-FCO July 16 1030p - 0340a
FCO-YYZ July 17 0440a - 0740a

Hope we will get some nice pix on A.net from our spotter friends in Toronto.

Press Release: http://www.ethiopianairlines.com/en/news/pressreleases.aspx?hl=%20319

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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5910 times:

Too bad for anybody in FCO who wanted to see it. I know the IAD flight connects through there, but it's still cool to see the inaugural.

User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5867 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 1):

Too bad for anybody in FCO who wanted to see it. I know the IAD flight connects through there, but it's still cool to see the inaugural.

True, the IAD flight leaves ADD 15 min before the YYZ one, so there will be a 2x 77L convoy from ADD-FCO and a good part of the TATL leg as well. would be nice to capture that on camera at FCO.


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5865 times:

Quoting ETinCaribe (Reply 2):
True, the IAD flight leaves ADD 15 min before the YYZ one, so there will be a 2x 77L convoy from ADD-FCO and a good part of the TATL leg as well. would be nice to capture that on camera at FCO.

It would be cool to see that convoy taking off


User currently offlineqm001 From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5566 times:

Do they have traffic rights on the FCO YYZ leg? I wouldn't mind hopping on that sometime!


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User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5553 times:

Quoting qm001 (Reply 4):
Do they have traffic rights on the FCO YYZ leg? I wouldn't mind hopping on that sometime!

Unfortunately no 
AFAIK, they have not applied for one. It is purely a fueling stop due to ADD altitude, a stop or heavy penalty on weight is required on the westbound leg.


User currently offlineboeing773ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5531 times:

Anyone know why they chose FCO over MAD, BCN, or LIS?


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User currently offlineairbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7868 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5496 times:

Quoting boeing773ER (Reply 6):
Anyone know why they chose FCO over MAD, BCN, or LIS?

I think that's been answered. IIRC, ET already served FCO so they already had a station there. And Ethiopia having been an Italian colony generates traffic between the two countries that wouldn't exist between any other city pair.


User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5496 times:

Quoting boeing773ER (Reply 6):
Anyone know why they chose FCO over MAD, BCN, or LIS?

Because they have operations there (daily flight so ground staff) is the general consensus rationale on A.net.

See details of FCO S12 schedule at: http://airlineroute.net/2012/02/06/et-arnadd-jun12/


User currently offlinedon From Japan, joined Jun 2003, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4851 times:

The Ethiopian Airlines inaugural flight to YYZ (ETH 502) is on the way from FCO now, expected to land around 07.30 local time. This is, IMHO one of the least publicized inaugural flights I have seen.

User currently offlinedkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4672 times:

According to ET website flight left ADD an hour and fifteen minutes late, same delay in FCO and will arrive at YYZ at 8:55 am

User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4475 times:

Landed at YYZ 20 minutes ago... Pictures will show up anytime now... tic, tac  

User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4474 times:

ET502 landed about an hour or so late in YYZ on Rwy 23. I saw the plane on final from my office parking lot. ET crew wears a very interesting green uniform (google for pics).


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User currently offlinequig From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4325 times:
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Any chance of them returning to New York?

User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

Finally out of YYZ - slow of the blocks (why, not sure, any info anyone has?) but she is on her way back to ADD:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETH503

Quoting quig (Reply 13):
Any chance of them returning to New York?

Not in the short term, has not been of any plans recently. But who knows, sometimes things happen fast at ET with little to no public announcements.


User currently offlinelouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4059 times:

Did anyone get pictures in YYZ? I will assume that ET being a Star Alliance member will use T1?


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User currently offlinesunrisevalley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 4602 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4025 times:

How would ET rank on Skytrax?

User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

Quoting louA340 (Reply 15):
Did anyone get pictures in YYZ?

I am still waiting too   I am sure it won't be too long...

Quoting louA340 (Reply 15):
I will assume that ET being a Star Alliance member will use T1?

According to the Toronto Pearson airport website, it was indeed T1: http://www.torontopearson.com/en/flights/departureschedules/#


User currently offlineIrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2086 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3989 times:

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 16):

How would ET rank on Skytrax?

Skytrax is a very subjective airline quality ranking system. There are so many combinations and permutations taken into account that it isn't really what I would consider a "reliable" source of information. I personally visit the TR forums right here on ANET to get more accurate data points on what type of service to expect.

Ethiopian does appear to have a very solid product based on the reviews I have read.

Quoting ETinCaribe (Reply 14):
Finally out of YYZ - slow of the blocks (why, not sure, any info anyone has?) but she is on her way back to ADD:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETH503

WOWOWOWOW. So it left YYZ three hours late?? Crazy!



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 18):

It was about an hour late into YYZ and with the "first day kinks" I expected a delay. Perhaps they had issues at check-in, baggage handling, catering, etc.



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User currently offlinedkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

Did anybody take pictures of the celebrations in YYZ

User currently offlineBA777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

There are pictures of the arrival and celebration on the Toronto Pearson Airport Facebook page...


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User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2248 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

Quoting BA777-236 (Reply 21):
There are pictures of the arrival and celebration on the Toronto Pearson Airport Facebook page...

what a scam.

In two of the pictures, a banner is there, and it cleary states "first non stop between Africa and Canada". This is clearly false, as YUL has had non stop to CMN and ALG for years now.

Amateurs !!

Thenoflyzone



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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1151 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3421 times:
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Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 22):
In two of the pictures, a banner is there, and it cleary states "first non stop between Africa and Canada". This is clearly false, as YUL has had non stop to CMN and ALG for years now.

Don't leave what the first part of the message says "Toronto Pearson and Ethiopian Airlines brings you the first non-stop between Africa and Canada"... It was in relation to "Toronto" not the rest of Canada. Ethiopian is the first airline to do that.

I truly wish them all the best, especially the large Ethiopian community of Toronto.


User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2248 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 23):
Don't leave what the first part of the message says "Toronto Pearson and Ethiopian Airlines brings you the first non-stop between Africa and Canada"... It was in relation to "Toronto" not the rest of Canada. Ethiopian is the first airline to do that.

First part of the message does absolutely nothing to correct what is an innacurate statement. They could have said "Tim Hortons and Dunkin Donuts bring you....." and it would still convey the wrong message. They should have stated " between Africa and Toronto".

Thenoflyzone



us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
25 Post contains images flightsimboy : Well if you insist
26 Post contains images ETinCaribe : Since when is Quebec part of Canada??? On se calme, c'est une (mauvaise) blague
27 Post contains images thenoflyzone : 1867... A joke that could be very costly. People have sued for less. YYZ is lucky this isn't the States. Edit: Incidently, those two pictures in ques
28 Viscount724 : Fifth freedom rights aren't very useful when you only operate in one direction. 90% of people are flying round trip. The schedule would also be very
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