Airliner777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 495 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2138 times:
I would like to know how Iberia's A340-300s manage to take off from a 8,000ft MSL airport, and then fly non-stop to Madrid. I was looking for information regarding this flight, and through iberia.com and other sources it shows that they fly non-stop from BOG-MAD. I know Iberia flies into Quito, but on their way back to MAD they refuel at Guayaquil (which is understandable). Does any of you guys have any information about my question?
Anxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1925 times:
Yes, IB do MAD-BOG-MAD daily. I did that route 2 times.... but, what do you want to ask exactily????
The IB route to Ecuador is Madrid-Quito-Guayaquil-Madrid. Quito has a short runway, and it's necesary to go GYE.
Air Madrid, for instance, do MAD-UIO-PTY-MAD ... it's unable to fly from UIO to Europe non-stop. (well... possible it is, but with a few pax and it will not be profitable at all)
miamiair... what reply so interesant!!!
Bio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1882 times:
You're correct about the runway. I know both runways are 12,500 feet long. My guess is that BOG is at a distance just necessary for no re-fuel, and that any farther from Spain might need a splash-n-go.
The aircraft with a full passenger load of 210 and their luggage is capable of a 6:00 hour flight from BOG. For example EZE, SCL or JFK which are less than 6:00 hours from BOG.
For any flight of more than 6:00 hours to carry a full passenger load and their luggage, a fueling stop is mandatory at an airport without the altitude limitations of BOG; or a reduction of passengers and luggage is required.
In the case of the MAD flight from BOG, for the fuel stop it can be CTG, BAQ or MIQ which all are at sea level where the maximum take-off weight can be used.
Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
AV757 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 666 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1530 times:
Both IB and AF A340-300's operate non stop to MAD and PAR from BOG, it can be done with major restrictions to the maximum take-off weight, sacrificing passenger loads and zero cargo allowed due to the performance reductions and limitations imposed on the aircraft due to loss of engine and wing lift performance due to the 8360 foot above sea level altitude of BOG.
Plus more limitations on aircraft second segment climb limits imposed by obstacles to the A340-300 in case of an engine failure, since its 3 engine performance here at BOG´s altitude after take-off is pretty poor.