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Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Thu Sep 19, 2002 4:11 pm

Marcel van den Berg's 1st www spotter site said that Ariana was expected to start its Kabul-IST-FRA service yesterday (Sep 18) - any confirmed reports?

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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Thu Sep 19, 2002 5:04 pm

The swiss newspaper "Tages Anzeiger" confirmed the flight!
 
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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Thu Sep 19, 2002 5:30 pm

Yes, in several Swiss newspapers they confirmed that Ariana flew with an Airbus (most propably the A300) from Kabul via Istanbul to Frankfurt yesterday...
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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Thu Sep 19, 2002 5:35 pm

Good Morning!

Very good news for my favorite airport! Has FG only one weekly flight to FRA? Do they also serve other European cities except FRA and IST?

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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Thu Sep 19, 2002 5:48 pm

Not listed at OAG.

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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Thu Sep 19, 2002 5:49 pm

I wonder what the local spotter club is good for then if they don't have info like this beforehand. (Or maybe - see the discussion around N707JT - those who knew kept the info to themselves to get the exclusive photo...)

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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:42 pm

Hi,

I found it very strange indeed there is no mentioning of the flight on the www.rmas.de website.

Anyway, according to a pressrelease on www.airliners.de Ariana is going to fly twice a week to Frankfurt, on Wednesdays and on Thursdays. So maybe today another chance to see the aircraft. Looking forward to the photos.

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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:43 pm

...Ariana is going to fly twice a week to Frankfurt, on Wednesdays and on Thursdays.

Thanks for the info, Marcel!

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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Thu Sep 19, 2002 9:03 pm

I'll keep an eye on it. Maybe they still show up today then.
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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Thu Sep 19, 2002 9:37 pm

the flight is not listed for todays arrivals at Frankfurt , at least not at 17:00 today.
 
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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Thu Sep 19, 2002 10:49 pm

I didn't find any Ariana flight on Istanbul airport's website either...

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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Thu Sep 19, 2002 11:17 pm

yes, Konstantin, the A300 showed up yesterday! landed at 17:54

it was too late to let you know about it, saw the flight on the FRAPORT arrivals page at 6p.m.  Sad

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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Fri Sep 20, 2002 9:20 pm

Maybe it was just the inaugural service, justplanes.com didnt report it either.
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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Fri Sep 20, 2002 9:58 pm

Ivi, what was the scheduled time, 6pm?
So let's see if anyone has a photo proof.

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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Fri Sep 20, 2002 10:02 pm

OK here we go, finally some info from www.rmas.de.
Official start is next week, so maybe it was only a route proving flight, I'm sure the local papers would have reported it otherwise:

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RE: Did Ariana Show Up In Fra?

Sat Sep 21, 2002 3:37 am

Yes its confirmed, justplanes.com announced the inauguration of the new service too, it will operate on Wednesday's routing Kabul-Sharjah-Istanbul-Frankfurt.
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