Leo
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What Is Saudia Doing?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 3:53 pm

Today's flights of SAUDIA into Geneva:

Arrivals:

JEDDAH SV 001 14:00
LONDON LUTON SV 7582 15:45
RIYAD/KING KHALED INTL SV 7064 16:00
LONDON LUTON SV 7053 17:40
GENEVE COINTRIN SV 001 17:55
PARIS SV 7060 18:10

Departures:

JEDDAH SV 001 16:00
NICE - COTE D'AZUR SV 001 16:00
JEDDAH SV 7064 16:45
GENEVE COINTRIN SV 001 17:00
LONDON LUTON SV 7053 17:55
NICE - COTE D'AZUR SV 7582 17:55
PARIS LE BOURGET SV 7582 17:55
NICE - COTE D'AZUR SV 7852 17:55
JEDDAH SV 7060 19:15
NICE - COTE D'AZUR SV 7060 19:15


It looks more like a domestic airport in Saudi Arabia !!!!!!
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 4:23 pm

The flights from/to GVA it self will be test flights they are doing from time to time. I know they have done this already with the 757.

Since King Fahd is in Geneva since around 2 month most the time there are around 7 planes parked.

I have seen already:
1 747SP
1 747-300 (Kings Privat Jet)
1 757 (flying hospital)
1 MD11 (Cargo)
3 Gulfstreams (2 n/c and 1 o/c)

Other planes like the L130 in Saudi colors brought Cars and Equipments to GVA.

He is also visited regulary by his family, Saudi friends. A few of them might go to London or Paris for some shopping  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 4:39 pm

Summer vacation for the royal family!
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 8:32 pm

Falcon900, Gulfstreams, 727, 757, 747-300/400/SP, 777, L1011, MD11...
Since 2 monthes, GVA is a new hub for Saudia, and only with VIPs!
Falcon....like a limo but with wings
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 8:35 pm

No summer vacation. King Fahd is in a private Swiss hospital
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Thu Aug 01, 2002 1:27 am

The King's B747-300 left for a practice spin around GVA airport at 16.40 today, and returned again at 17.35 at GVA. After many weeks parked at the airport, I guess the cob webs needed to be shaken out of the systems. No to forget the pilots need to keep current as well.

A Saudia B747SP was parked here all day and left at 17.40, just as the King's B747-300 was arriving.

I won't mention the Saudia MD11 and B757 medical that are both becoming part of the permanent display here, though the B757 went for a shake-out yesterday.
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Thu Aug 01, 2002 1:48 am

A sidenote:
Having such wealth doesn´t necessarily mean the Saudi King is happy. 3 princes from his family died over the last days, one in a car crash, one got lost in the desert and was found starved to death, a third one suffered a heart attack.
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Thu Aug 01, 2002 2:13 am


These are to help the Saudi royal family spend additional money in the Swiss Alps and Interlaken areas !!!
Next flight TUN-YUL Tunisair A330-243.
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Thu Aug 01, 2002 2:20 am

Fahd is dying. .
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Thu Aug 01, 2002 6:07 am

It's not the cobwebs they need to shake out of the system. It's the 300 venomous snakes which reportedly escaped from some chap's suitcase when customs asked him to open it at Riyadh.

Only in Saudi...
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Thu Aug 01, 2002 6:12 am

According to NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman, King Fahd doesn't have much longer, and there is a veritable circus going on as underlings position to succeed him.

An MD-11 Cargo plane? For luggage? You've got to be kidding me.
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Fri Aug 02, 2002 12:29 am

Thursday 1 August at Geneva:

SAUDIA on ground:
# B747-300 HZ-HM1
# MD11 luggage
# B757 Medical

Just arrived:
# L1011 HZ-HM5 from Nice
# MD11 HZ-MH7 from Jeddah

Small fry:
# lots and lots of SAUDIA coloured business jets (old & new)

Its been cold & raining all day........what fun !!
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Fri Aug 02, 2002 5:52 am

King Fahad is indeed in Switzerland where he is kept alive by some very sophisticated means and methods....he is very very ill due to old age.
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Fri Aug 02, 2002 5:55 am

Geeze, it's like a blast from the medival ages talking about Kings and their underlings. I thought the world had matured past that age...
Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Tue Aug 06, 2002 12:38 am


An MD-11 for luggage...quiet normal for the Saudi royal family !!!

It is said that one time a well known Saudi came in a luxurious hotel in Tunis and he booked a royal suite for himself,a room for his clothes and another room for his shoes so...!!!

Every thing is possible when we have...money !!!
Next flight TUN-YUL Tunisair A330-243.
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Tue Aug 06, 2002 12:39 am


An MD-11 for luggage...quiet normal for the Saudi royal family !!!

It is said that one time a well known Saudi came in a luxurious hotel in Tunis and he booked a royal suite for himself,a room for his clothes and another room for his shoes so...!!!

Every thing is possible when we have...money !!!
Next flight TUN-YUL Tunisair A330-243.
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Tue Aug 06, 2002 1:25 am

Anyone here who made photos of the "Saudi-invasion"?
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Tue Aug 06, 2002 1:32 am

Anyone made photos of the "Saudi-invasion"?
 
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Tue Aug 06, 2002 1:34 am

SORRY FOR THE DOUBLE POSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Leo
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RE: What Is Saudia Doing?

Wed Aug 14, 2002 11:33 pm

There is a complete SAUDIA invasion in Geneva today:

Currently on ground:
1. B747-300
2. B747-400
3. B777-200
4. B777-200
5. MD11
6. B757-200
7. Lockheed Hercules in full Saudia colours

8. And an MD90 left earlier this morning at 11.01 for AGP and JED


Official ARRIVAL schedule below:

NICE - COTE D'AZUR SV 008 11:33 Arrived
CAIRO SV 7141 8:55 Arrived
JEDDAH SV 7134 14:53 Arrived
JEDDAH SV 7153 16:12
JEDDAH SV 7154 14:41 Arrived
MALAGA SV 6701 11:44 Arrived

and the DEPARTURES:

JEDDAH SV 7141 10:00 11:01 Departed
MALAGA SV 7141 10:00 11:01 Departed
JEDDAH SV 7134 12:00 16:00
MALAGA SV 7134 12:00 16:00
MALAGA SV 6701 14:00 15:00 Cancelled
FARNBOROUGH SV 7118 14:30 Cancelled
MALAGA SV 011 14:30 16:30
MALAGA SV 6701 15:00 15:28 Departed
MALAGA SV 01A 15:00 16:27 Departed (Kings B747-300)
MALAGA SV 001 15:00 16:30
MALAGA SV 005 15:00 16:30
MALAGA SV 008 15:15 16:30



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