Lufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3256 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10605 times:
Makes perfect sense to me, they won't need a high frequency with that kind of distance, a larger long haul
aircraft is probably well suited. It's amazing though to think you can fly a 9 hr flight and still be in the same country!
migair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 2457 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 9802 times:
Quoting EK413 (Reply 4): Are these flights crew familiarisation prior to the aircraft being deployed on key international routes...?
I´m sure for that they could do Moscow-St Petesburg or something shoter than a 9 hours flight to Yuzhno or Petropavlosk, maybe we can have a better idea if some can share the plan configuration of the plane, but i think it will be in 2 clases.
Transaero is pushing really hard and they are getting big planes so SU needs fight as well.
Right now, the following routes are planned to be served with B777-300ERs:
- Bangkok: Up to daily, 01FEB-30MAR13
- Hong Kong: Daily: 31MAR-26OCT13
- New York JFK: Daily: 31MAR-26OCT13
- Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: 6x weekly 31MAR-26OCT13
- Phuket: 3x weekly: 02MAR-30MAR13
- Vladivostok: Daily 16MAY-31AUG13
- Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk: Daily 13MAY-26OCT13
Quoting RayChuang (Reply 5): Speaking of big planes in Russia, what type of airliners are used on the DME/SVO to KHV non-stop route?
DME-KHV is served by Transaero daily with B777-300s. SVO-KHV is served by Aeroflot with a mix A330-200s, A330-300s and B767-300ERs as well as Aeroflot subsidiary Orenair operating a B777-200ER. Aeroflot and Orenair together offer three daily flights.
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