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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

OK will inaugurate service from Prague to Colombo via Dubai on 29Oct02.

Schedules as follows :

OK188 PRG 1310-2210 DXB 2310-0520 CMB (Ops on Tue & Fri)
OK189 CMB 0915-1145 DXB 1245-1605 PRG (Ops on Wed & Sat)

Flights will be operated with an Airbus A310-300. (Courtesy justplanes.com).

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User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1456 times:

This is interesting.
It seems just last year CSA dropped Bangkok in its attempt to focus on NOrth America, as its Asian services were not profitable.
This will be its only Asian destination, which will also be a new market.
I wonder if they are aiming at Czechs going to holiday, or a new cheaper back door market to Europe via its Prague hub.


User currently offlineVarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1605 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1444 times:

hi

do you have any info if the flight could be code-shared with ,say, AF ?
AF isn't flying to CMB so that could be an opportunity within skyteam



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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Well its great news for Sri Lanka, as it continues to go from strength to strength since those airport attacks last year and with the peace talks well under way in Thailand and assuming all goes well (fingers corssed...), there is a bright future for Sri Lanka. I wonder which new airline will be next to introduce flights into Colombo.

User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

Does CSA plan on ordering more widebodies?


CB777


User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1039 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

CB777,

according to Airliners World mag. CSA is looking for A330 and B767 as a replacament for the A313.

Also, they are looking for a new RJ.


Cheers,

Andrej Lippay


User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

I doubt they would codeshare this with AF.
I just checked the Czech Airlines web site and from what they are on about, it appears the main market is Czechs seeking sun and sand.
Apparenly the Sri Lankan authorities are trying to get Aeroflot and PIA back to Colombo.
Im sure there will be another airline adding Colombo before the year is out.


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1242 times:

Yes PIA are definitely planning to return to Sri Lanka.


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User currently offlineSrilankan From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

Also, Aeroflot will be operating to CMB once a week via MLE during W02.


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

The thing with Aeroflot is cool, there are already plenty of tourist from Eastern Europe and Russia...


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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Does anyone know what type of aircraft Aeroflot will be using? Tupolevs?

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

A310 or 767 maybe the 777.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33284 posts, RR: 71
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

Aeroflot will use the A310 to Colombo once a week on Mondays. The return service is non-stop (CMB-SVO), but I don't know where the SVO-CMB service stops (it does not stop in MLE).


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