Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2014 times:
I have read in several different magazines that Olympic Airways will start 5 times weekly services into Manchester (UK) this Summer. What is more interesting is that they will be operated by A340-300s and will contiunue on to Boston 2 days a week and Toronto 3 days a week.
From an article I read in Airliner World Olynpic already has the route rights ATH-MAN-BOS and is negotiating the ATH-MAN-YYZ rights.
This is an interesting developement, Mancester currently has no service to either BOS or ATH, while YYZ is served daily by Air Canada 767s. We also don't see regular A340s anymore, Virgin fly 747s and Air Mauritius now fly a 767 non-stop instead of an A340 via CDG.
My question is, are the US/Canadian flights adding to current frequencies, or are they in effect adding a stop at Manchester onto existing non-stop flights to/from Athens.
Has anyone flown Olympic? Their new A340s look nice on their website, having PTVs at every seat!
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1940 times:
Techincally, OA already flies to BOS, from/to ATH via JFK. The flights operate on Wed and Sat, using A340's. Due to the short winter days, I haven't seen the A340, but I know they switched over on Nov 11.
The new routes, I think will be an addition to the two already, or maybe a replacement. Either way, I was surprised to read it in Airliners World.
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Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
From what's been said above, it seems that the BOS/YYZ-MAN-ATH flights will be in addition to Olympic's current operations. Since they only serve BOS and YYZ twice weekly, these flights should give Olympic more competitive frequencies.