StarFlyer
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EasyJet @ HAM?

Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:57 pm

Dear all,

at around 1300 I saw an EasyJet A319 take off at Hamburg airport (not the Airbus plant!!!) runway 23. What would it be doing here? I am not aware of EasyJet serving Hamburg.
Anybody knows?

Regards

StarFlyer

[Edited 2004-04-19 14:58:33]
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RE: EasyJet @ HAM?

Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:00 pm

Could be a technical diversion.


Starflyer, have you recently read Hamilton's "Pandora's Star"?  Big grin
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RE: EasyJet @ HAM?

Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:02 pm

Thanks for your quick reply.
No I haven't read it, why?  Smile
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HeyMach
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RE: EasyJet @ HAM?

Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:10 pm

Could also have been a test flight. It's not unusual for Airbus to use Fuhlsbuttel for such flights. Another reason could be to do with Lufthansa Technik having a base at HAM and they may be servicing EasyJet's A319 fleet - although that is speculation on my part.

[Edited 2004-04-19 15:11:44]
 
fuairliner
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RE: EasyJet @ HAM?

Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:23 pm

It definitely was a touch-and-go. During its pre-delivery flight testing phase every aircraft does touch-and-gos at nearby airports (with HAJ, BRE and HAM being the most common ones).

Lufthansa Technik doesn't serve easyJet and I don't know about an A319 diversion to Hamburg (HAM).


Frank
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RE: EasyJet @ HAM?

Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:47 pm

Frank, thanks for clearing this up!
Yours truly - StarFlyer

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