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A300 Still In Service?  
User currently offlineholidaycharter From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 203 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 18781 times:

I wondered if anyone could tell me how many of the A300 Aircraft are still used for pax?


Thanks
Oliver

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User currently offlineSkyeurope From Germany, joined May 2006, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 18808 times:

52 A300-600s

and

15 A300B2/B4

are still active in passenger service.

In Europe there's only Monarch left.


User currently offlinesierra3tango From Bahrain, joined Mar 2013, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 18614 times:

Iran Air has about 8 in total

User currently offlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 912 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 18537 times:

KU still operate to LHR with them, saw one yesterday.

User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 18312 times:

Monarch still have 3 I think


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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4338 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week ago) and read 18261 times:

Iran Air, Mahan Air (Iran), Thai Airways, Kuwait Airways, Monarch, China Eastern and Tunis Air still fly A-300 pax.


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User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3488 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 17843 times:

Tunisair fly 3x A300-605R to almost all its network, but mainly to TIP, BEN, ORY, JED, MED, MRS... they are already on a tender to be sold  

[Edited 2013-06-16 06:28:37]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27100 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 17755 times:

Monarch have some cheap fares Ex LGW so easy to get on those whilst you can. Saw this one at LGW last week.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/PRIN1/file_zps97f14bde.jpg


User currently offlineb2319 From China, joined Jan 2013, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 17703 times:

My last two flights have been on MU A300s, between SHA & SZX. Not just the cheapest means for me (west Jiangsu) to Hong Kong, I get to ride in A300s.  

Thai have some other 'nail on' routes other than SHA/SZX & SHA/CAN for the A300- PNH, RGN, KKC, and others ex BKK with Thai Airlines Internatinal.

IMHO, Asia is the golden land for A300s at present.

Regards

B-2319


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17471 times:

For the A300-B2 and -B4 variants, only Iran Air and Mahan Air still have them in service.

I was fortunate enough to fly an Iran Air A300-B4 from BOM to IKA three weeks ago. It was one of the ex-KarAir / Finnair / Air Scandic machines which I remember well when it was based in the UK with Air Scandic. The Iran Air -B2s and -B4s are also still used domestically in Iran.

Mahan Air operate the oldest active A300 (and indeed the oldest active Airbus) in the world in the form of EP-MHF. This is primarily used on domestic flights from THR.


User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3488 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17394 times:

I think Kar Air A300s are among the few with no flight engineer, only 2 pilots, like ex-Tunisair TS-IMA... scrapped in the US in 2001 :'(

User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10763 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17308 times:

I guess in 5 years only the Iranians will still fly them, freighters excluded. So hurry up if you want to ride on one. I´ve been on LHs A300s so often I cant remember it anymore. They were better than any shorthaul plane of today, shame widebodies arent built for short flights anymore.

User currently offlineholidaycharter From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 17129 times:

I remember flying G-MONS a couple of years ago to Mahon lovely bird I really have a soft spot for the A300, how many in total did Airbus sell?

Thanks


User currently offlineairways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 17011 times:

Three months or so ago I flew on an MU A300 from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao. Nice to go on one again before they disappear, but in reality, they don't have anything particularly distinguishable about them from inside.

User currently offlinetriple7x From Singapore, joined Dec 2012, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 17000 times:

Quoting holidaycharter (Reply 12):

Airbus sold about 561 A300s of various models in total..



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User currently offlinelawair From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 16956 times:

TG is down to 6 now, with the rest being retired by the end of 2014 (or early 2015 as the case may be). Still a bit of time left to catch one.

User currently offlinemandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6919 posts, RR: 76
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 16794 times:

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 10):
I think Kar Air A300s are among the few with no flight engineer, only 2 pilots, like ex-Tunisair TS-IMA... scrapped in the US in 2001 :'(

The A300B4-200FF ? Not many were made. Garuda launched the FF on the 300B4-220FF, and KarAir is the only one who ordered the B4-200FF... who else ordered the GE powered B4-200FF? (and who else ordered the B4-220 (JT9D) or B4-220FF?)



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User currently offlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 1860 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 16685 times:

Quoting lawair (Reply 15):
(and who else ordered the B4-220 (JT9D)

Besides GA only China Airlines ordered six of the fifteen produced, including two that were originally built as B4-120 for IB but NTU, and later cvtd before delivery.



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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2185 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 16466 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 7):
Monarch have some cheap fares Ex LGW so easy to get on those whilst you can

Assuming it doesn't go tech (as they seem to almost daily), which is how it managed to evade me last year   



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User currently offlinemandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6919 posts, RR: 76
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 16344 times:

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 17):
Besides GA only China Airlines ordered six of the fifteen produced, including two that were originally built as B4-120 for IB but NTU, and later cvtd before delivery.

Ah OK... so B4-220 went to Garuda (-220FF) and China Airlines (-220 3 man crew), and -200FF to Tunisair, VASP and KarAir then....

Thanks...



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User currently offlinejetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1650 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 16288 times:
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Did any of AA’s A300-600’s find new homes after AA retired them a few years ago or did they go to the scrappers?

JetStar


User currently onlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1407 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 16175 times:

Quoting jetstar (Reply 20):
Did any of AA’s A300-600’s find new homes after AA retired them

RUS Aviation in SHJ operates 2 ex-AA A300-600s (as freighter conversions) A6-JIL and A6-JIM
Not sure whether any others are still in use.



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User currently offlineawacsooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 16097 times:

Quoting jetstar (Reply 20):
Did any of AA’s A300-600’s find new homes after AA retired them a few years ago or did they go to the scrappers?

Most of them are sitting at ROW.


User currently offlineDUSint From Germany, joined Apr 2013, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 14847 times:

My suggestion would be Kuwait Airways (within Europe, considering the origin of the OP). They aren't up to date, but that gives the whole experience the right feeling of a "travel through time". Even their business class is quite affordable. Route for example FCO-CDG (and vice versa). Did it last year, very nice flights. To me, KU gives the better "legacy carrier" experience over Monarch. And they are not 9-abreast...

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25626 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 13882 times:

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 21):
Quoting jetstar (Reply 20):
Did any of AA’s A300-600’s find new homes after AA retired them

RUS Aviation in SHJ operates 2 ex-AA A300-600s (as freighter conversions) A6-JIL and A6-JIM
Not sure whether any others are still in use.

They appear to be the only 2 of AA's 35 A300s that flew again after retirement by AA.


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25 awthompson : Are all four Monarch not still in service? G-MAJS G-OJMR G-MONR G-MONS I've flown on MAJS and MONR, really enjoyed those flights DUB-TFS-DUB a few yea
26 bennett123 : IIRC, G-MONR was flown to Tupelo in late 2012, and has since been scrapped.
27 nimool : Iran Air Mahan Air Kuwait Airways Monarch Airlines Thai Airways The Above Airlines run A300s in their fleet consisting of 600s and B4s also I'm not su
28 TS-IOR : Tunisair had an FF ordered to Airbus and delivered new in 1982. It was a real workhorse. It went to a US scrapper in 2001 :'(
29 Post contains images A320ajm : I am flying on a Monarch A300 from LGW to Larnaca on Wednesday. What can I expect? (First time for both Monarch and the A300). Me and my girlfriend ha
30 Post contains links and images Superfly : Here is a trip report I put together last year on the Thai Airways A300. Escaping Bangkok Floods; Thai A300 To Khon Kaen (by Superfly Dec 13 2011 in
31 Post contains links and images Ty134A : The best chance for A300s is Iran, lots of them operate on domestic services. They have all variants. Especially the older ones are appealing. The A30
32 bennett123 : Hi, Do you remember the date in May? MTIA
33 CrimsonNL : Be sure to walk to the very aft of the cabin. Monarch's AB6's don't have cabin dividers or bulkheads so you can look all the way forward! The extra l
34 Ty134A : Sorry, messed up my dates: it was in February of course, since Saha quit with the beginning of March! The exact dates were: Feb. 26th TRH - MHD and F
35 Superfly : No, Thailand is the best chance for an A300. Not sure what the visa requirements are for Iran but Thailand is a much easier and safer destination. Pl
36 holidaycharter : Great just the info I was looking for thanks mates.
37 SPaceshipDC10 : MONR arrived at TUP on November 14th and was seen there in last February, per airlinerlist.
38 awthompson : As CrimsonNL has stated, Monarch A300-600s don't have any cabin class dividers and are the only wide body I have flown on where you could appreciate t
39 Post contains links OA260 : Youtube video here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-eJZ4maAyA I believe taken by another Anetter.
40 Post contains images DUSint : Haha, after I saw this, I would not have been surprised if there would not be any separation to the cockpit...
41 Superfly : The IL-86 and IL-96 slopes up in the rear as well.
42 Post contains links and images 777way : QR Cargo have three A300-600F, Amiri have an A310-300 ex-Emirates. Kuwait govt. also have one A300-600R and Iraq govt. have one A300B4 ex-Mahan Air.
43 HECA : Now I understand why the Monarch birds are so popular for Haij charters!
44 viasa : TS-IPA was retired from service some months ago.
45 Post contains links and images OA260 : This was an ad from when it was launched :
46 mon : All three remaining Monarch A300's will now be withdrawn from service by May 2014.
47 gilesdavies : NOOOOO! I thought two were remaining, until October 2013... I'd better get booking a trip! Monarch have done a great job looking after these birds ov
48 777way : Meraj Air Qeshm Airlines (new operator)
49 b2319 : All, MU's A300s have started to go travelling. There are six active passenger airplanes left. At the moment, two tend to be in the south; Shenzhen, Gu
50 tonystan : I remember working on Qatars A300s! Great little beasts unless you ended up on one or their high capacity "white" hulls....think one was 'AFA', forget
51 Post contains images OllieJolly : G-MAJS is one of my favourite aircraft, but not for much longer. Saw G-OJMR too at MAN on 21/6. Pretty much my favourite Airbus.
52 Carpethead : I thought KE still operated a few A300s. Or did they retire the remainder recently.
53 HOONS90 : I believe the last flight was in late May. I heard one of them will be preserved.
54 Tristan7977 : There was only one time I flew the A300, but that was at a time where I was so young I couldn't remember. I'd still like to fly it anytime!! I call it
55 Post contains links and images speedygonzales : MSN 003 is still in service for zero g flights. http://www.airzerog.com/en/discover-air-zero-g/the-a300-zerog.html Only 5980€ per flight
56 jfk777 : Whatever happened to the Colombian A300 from AeroCondor Airlines single plane which flew for about one year with that airline and was repossesed.
57 Post contains links viasa : Latest operator was Holiday Air from Turkey and this plane is scrapped long ago: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/aircraft/26652
58 02hilliert : Good choice on the extra leg room seats - those will give you approx. 34" seat pitch, which will be nice and comfy on the mid haul leg to Cyprus. It'
59 Post contains links and images BestWestern : I snapped probably a unique occasion of an MU A300 and a RO A310 on the ground at the same time in Shenzhen last monday. Excuse the quality of the pi
60 b2319 : Hello BW, Nice! I wasn't aware that RO flew to China, never mind Shenzhen. TBH, post Shanghai Expo 2010, I've not had so many delays recently. In fact
61 BestWestern : I'm planning a A380/787 weekend soon - CAN PEK return.... or perhaps an A300 to SHA, 787 to CAN, A380 to PEK, and A330 back to Shenzhen. I think it w
62 b2319 : I'm not sure if it is school holiday traffic, however, MU, at present, is using their 300s out of PEK, much more than at SHA. I personally think ther
63 bennett123 : JFK777 MSN 029 TC-RAE Returned to Citicorp and stored Marana 28/11/1996 Sold to AAR Engine Group Inc 02/07/1997 Broken up Marana ??/01/1998 Source Jet
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