airmale
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CSA Adding Sri Lanka

Sat Aug 31, 2002 7:01 pm

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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gardermoen
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RE: CSA Adding Sri Lanka

Sat Aug 31, 2002 8:14 pm

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.
 
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RE: CSA Adding Sri Lanka

Sat Aug 31, 2002 8:40 pm

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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zizou
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RE: CSA Adding Sri Lanka

Sat Aug 31, 2002 10:40 pm

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.
 
CB777
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RE: CSA Adding Sri Lanka

Sun Sep 01, 2002 1:27 am

Does CSA plan on ordering more widebodies?


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andrej
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RE: CSA Adding Sri Lanka

Sun Sep 01, 2002 4:50 am

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.


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gardermoen
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RE: CSA Adding Sri Lanka

Tue Sep 03, 2002 1:25 am

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.
 
airmale
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RE: CSA Adding Sri Lanka

Tue Sep 03, 2002 8:12 pm

Yes PIA are definitely planning to return to Sri Lanka.
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srilankan
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RE: CSA Adding Sri Lanka

Sat Sep 14, 2002 4:06 pm

Also, Aeroflot will be operating to CMB once a week via MLE during W02.
 
swissgabe
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RE: CSA Adding Sri Lanka

Sat Sep 14, 2002 5:06 pm

The thing with Aeroflot is cool, there are already plenty of tourist from Eastern Europe and Russia...
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zizou
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RE: CSA Adding Sri Lanka

Sun Sep 15, 2002 12:00 am

Does anyone know what type of aircraft Aeroflot will be using? Tupolevs?
 
airmale
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RE: CSA Adding Sri Lanka

Sun Sep 15, 2002 4:08 am

A310 or 767 maybe the 777.
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RE: CSA Adding Sri Lanka

Sun Sep 15, 2002 5:10 am

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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