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LOT To Baghdad

Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:11 pm

Today LOT Polish Airlines received invitation from Iraqi majors to start flying on Warsaw-Baghdad route. And LOT said 'Yes'. Plans to have 2 fights a week on route with 1 stop in Beirut. LOT is another airline after Lufthansa, KLM and Virgin that will get new route in the schedule.
 
AngelAirways
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RE: LOT To Baghdad

Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:25 pm

that's strange. i'm quite surprised. are there iraqis in poland? or do poles want to do business in iraq?
 
cedarjet
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RE: LOT To Baghdad

Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:25 pm

I hardly think this is going to happen in the forseeable future. If you don't believe me, get a telly.
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Alessandro
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RE: LOT To Baghdad

Fri Jul 11, 2003 11:07 pm

Poland is involved with the coalition troops, so I guess it´s because of that.
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cancidas
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RE: LOT To Baghdad

Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:13 am

Poland should be interested in Iraqi busines. It would be benneficial to both coutries! Big grin
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Boeing4ever
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RE: LOT To Baghdad

Sat Jul 12, 2003 1:58 pm

I believe this is due to the Polish Peacekeeping Force deployed to Iraq. Plenty of business, especially in oil.

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PolAir
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RE: LOT To Baghdad

Sat Jul 12, 2003 3:10 pm

As far as I know Peacekeeping troops will fly on Ukrainian military aircraft ( AN-124?) rented by polish gov. specially for this purpose. On the other hand we are talking about 2300 troops, so I dont know if Ukrainians can handeled it, plus some jurnalists and gov. officials. Anyway its first time I hear about this. What is the source?
 
donder10
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RE: LOT To Baghdad

Sat Jul 12, 2003 9:57 pm

LOT is another airline after Lufthansa, KLM and Virgin that will get new route in the schedule.

BA not Virgin have the rights to Baghdad.
 
DTWINTLFLYER
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RE: LOT To Baghdad

Sun Jul 13, 2003 1:27 am

I only hope that "reconstruction" will proceed as quickly as possible. I am sure there are many family members not only here in the US but around the world who are just counting the days down until they can fly back to their home. I know for NW it will be a full flight everyday once we can safely operate into Baghdad. I think it will certainly be longer than just the end of the year before flights are allowed back in though....
 
airworthy
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RE: LOT To Baghdad

Sun Jul 13, 2003 3:09 am

Virgin landed in southern Iraq, not Baghdad.
 
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RE: LOT To Baghdad

Sun Jul 13, 2003 4:18 am

Polish companies used to do a lot of construction work (roads, buildings, even airports) in Iraq in the 70s and 80s.

LOT used to fly to Baghdad, and Kuwait, and Dubai (not so long ago).

It is said the route would be via Beirut.
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