raffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 4 Posted (2 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3502 times:
Just wandering if anyone can help with this. Looking at tomorrow, MEA has the following flights out of Najaf, a destination they do not (until now) offer scheduled service to.
Seven flights, some just minutes after the other and all on A321s. Does anyone know what this is for?
ME 1327 Beirut 12:00 PM A321-200
ME 1333 Beirut 12:10 PM A321-200
ME 1329 Beirut 17:25 PM A321-200
ME 1335 Beirut 17:35 PM A321-200
ME 1339 Beirut 21:10 PM A321-200
ME 1343 Beirut 21:25 PM A321-200
ME 1331 Beirut 22:50 PM A321-200
kamboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2822 times:
People used to travel overland by charter bus, but due to the events in Syria that's no longer an option. Also there has been recent kidnappings of pilgrims tour buses in Syria, so the government disallowed all overland travel, and hence the frequencies of flights to Najaf.