teahan
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Qatar Airways To Launch Zurich - However No Date

Fri Jun 20, 2003 7:08 am

Listening to the live audio on Airbus.com from the Qatar Airways order this afternoon, I thought I heard Akbar Al Baker (CEO) say "We will launch Zurich" or something like that, then again I thought I might simply be confusing it with something else since the sound wasn't particularly clear.

Well the following is included in the press release at Airbus.com:

***quote***
“We use the A319LR to open new routes which will then be operated with our A300s and soon with our A330s. We are going to start flying to Moscow and later to Zurich. In addition to its comfort, this aircraft is a real money-spinner for airlines, allowing us to operate with an 85 per cent load factor,” said Akbar Al Baker.
***(unquote)***

Looks like the rumours were correct. However still no firm date.

Jeremiah
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717fan
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RE: Qatar Airways To Launch Zurich - However No Date

Fri Jun 20, 2003 3:28 pm

Thats great! Zurich badly needs some more carriers, especially intercontinental carriers....
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Launch Zurich - However No Date

Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:27 pm

Would be really great if we cold see Qatar Airways offering flights into ZRH as soon as possible. Maybe starting with the Winter schedule?
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Unique
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RE: Qatar Airways To Launch Zurich - However No Date

Fri Jun 20, 2003 7:16 pm

That's excellent news! Especially since A319 A7-CJA is in the hangar for maintenance since a few weeks (briefly left for Le Bourget Air Show on the 18th but returned today 20th).
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ZRH
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RE: Qatar Airways To Launch Zurich - However No Date

Sat Jun 21, 2003 1:23 am

After all bad news und problems Zurich-Airport has, this is really good news, if it is true  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
andyhunt
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RE: Qatar Airways To Launch Zurich - However No Date

Sat Jun 21, 2003 1:25 am

Funny, saw Qatar Airways for the first time at ZRH today! Upload coming soon!

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Unique
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RE: Qatar Airways To Launch Zurich - However No Date

Sat Jun 21, 2003 1:36 am

Andy, I hope I wasn't rushing through your pictures with my yellow car...!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
andyhunt
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RE: Qatar Airways To Launch Zurich - However No Date

Sat Jun 21, 2003 4:37 am

Nope, phtoographed her as she taxiied off 14 from the Carpark, bit of a long focal length but it has come out pretty well.

Didn't see any yellow cars!

Andrew
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andyhunt
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RE: Qatar Airways To Launch Zurich - However No Date

Sat Jun 21, 2003 5:39 pm

Nope, no yellow car!!!!


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RE: Qatar Airways To Launch Zurich - However No Date

Sat Jun 21, 2003 10:04 pm

Ok, I'm glad! I nailed it when crossing runway 28...
 
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RE: Qatar Airways To Launch Zurich - However No Date

Sat Jun 21, 2003 10:52 pm

What is the range of these A319LRs?

How is the interior config like.. more J or Y or is it half-half?

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