Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3026 posts, RR: 13 Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 834 times:
Thx for the information. I already saw Syrian Arab Airlines at Frankfurt last year.
Is there such a great potential for Syria - Belgium flights then? If I'm correct, even SN used to fly to Syria (or am I mistaking Syria with another Middle East country? I remember from last year when I was a luggage sorter at BRU that there were late evening flights to - I think - Syria with an A321)
Flying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2360 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 745 times:
The laodfactors to BEY wasn't bad at all at Sabena... The potential of the Middle East market is generally very good. Moreover I know that Austrian Airlines flights to Damascus are very full with a lot of connecting pax in VIE.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7713 posts, RR: 55 Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 693 times:
Interesting how some European airlines fly to the near east overnight with fairly small aircraft (737s, MD80s) and make loads of money doing it. Alitalia (MD80s), LOT (737s), Malev (737s), Austrian (A320s) and Sabena (A320s) all leave their home bases at about 11pm and fly a narrowbody to Beirut, Damascus, Cairo, Tripoli, Amman et al, arriving at the destination about 3am local, spend 50 mins on the ground and fly back to their home base in time for sunrise. No way is there any market between Budapest and Beirut, maybe a couple of pax a week. But feed Malev's hub with a few pax each from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Brussels et al and voila, four or five full flights a week on each red-eye route. Good use of what would otherwise be parked aircraft.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 665 times:
Today, Syrian Airlines flew for the first time to Brussels.
15/06 10:00 Damascus RB 433 Landed: 10:28
15/06 11:00 Damascus RB 434 Departed: 12:02
The aircraft doesn't fly to Amsterdam before flying to Aleppo and Damascus during the return flight??
I heard that the first flight of RB was sold out.
BTW, now that we are talking about the Middle East, I heard that the load factor for this summer is very high on the Royal Jordanian flights. RJ flies this summer two times a week to Brussels with an A310.
Glider From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 297 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 579 times:
Flights from Hurghada; cool! I was on one of former Citybird. We also had to make a second landing, but we did that at Rome Ciampino. Lots of take-offs and landings on that flight (Hurghada - Sharm-El-Sjeik - Rome Ciampino - Brussels).
On that flight, I realised that there are some stupid people living on this planet. The announcement of a fuel stop in Rome was made by intercom at Sharm-el-Sjeik airport. The lady next to me called a crew member and told her she didn't pay for a second landing, and that she would like to go imediately to BRU. Wonder what this woman would like the most; make a fuel stop and arrive in BRU only half an hour later, or getting out of fuel and make an emergency landing.
Pressclub From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 773 posts, RR: 5 Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 559 times:
These fuelstops are one of the main reasons why SLR will change it Boeing Fleet into NG Boeing 737... The fuelstop is not only uncomfortable for the pax, sometimes pilots go out of duty time and need to be replaced at the fuel stop airport... A flight BRU-SHARM-VIE FUELSTOP -BRU is a long long working day for a crew. VEX had during their 'charter period' the advantage of having a crew base in Rome. So they could switch the crew in Rome in no time. SLR sometimes had to sent an extra crew tu Vienna with a Sabena flight... I don't know how they are operating this now.