Orion737
Topic Author
Posts: 3044
Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:14 pm

Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:10 pm

How are Yemenia doing? I know they have recently introduced the A330, are the 310s still flying as well?

Are prime destinations like LHR and Paris served from both Aden and Sanaa? It seems that Sanaa has more flights.

Also why are there so few European carriers flying to Yemen?
 
AIR MALTA
Posts: 1733
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2001 6:45 am

RE: Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:20 pm

Yemenia has recently introduced 2 A330-200. They also have 3 B737-800, 4 A310 and 1 B727-200.
Sanaa flies from Sanaa to LHR, CDG, MXP, ROM, CDG and MRS in Europe. They also fly to CAI, ADD, Djibouti, Moroni, JNB, Dhaka, Mumba, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Doha, Damascus, Beirut and Amman.
From Aden they fly in Europe to LHR only I think. They also fly to Mumbai and Dhaka as well as Cairo and other Gulf cities.

They also fly to Dubai from Riyan Mukallah and to Cairo from Hodeidah.

I think they are doing better now although their schedules are a mess.



Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
 
Thomas_Jaeger
Posts: 2206
Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2002 5:35 pm

RE: Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:36 pm

Aden to Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Damascus, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, London Heathrow, Mumbai, Riyadh

Hodeidah to Cairo

Riyan Mukallah to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah

Sana to Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Amman, Asmara, Bahrain, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Djibouti, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul Ataturk, Jakarta, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London Heathrow, Marseilles, Milan Malpensa, Moroni, Mumbai, Paris CDG, Riyadh, Rome Fiumicino

Seiyun to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah

Taiz to Cairo, Djibouti, Jeddah

Looks like I was not as fast  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

[Edited 2005-01-26 12:38:22]
Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
 
Arsenal@LHR
Posts: 7510
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2001 2:55 am

RE: Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:07 pm

The A330's should gradually replace the A310's over the next few years, they have two at the moment (leased) with more planned later on. SAH looks like their main international hub, i'm flying IY in March, anyone what it's like to transit in Sanaa?
In Arsene we trust!!
 
AIR MALTA
Posts: 1733
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2001 6:45 am

RE: Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:26 pm

I am flying IY next week to SAH from DXB and back with their brand new A330-200. I am looking forward to it...

Arsenal@LHR, I have some experience with Sanaa airport but I was not transiting there. I have made a trip report that you can read here (http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/53498/).

I hope your transit time is not that long because Sanaa Airport is a joke and there is nothing to do there.
Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
 
airevents
Posts: 755
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:20 pm

RE: Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:28 pm

Where does their B727 usually operate to?
www.airevents.com
 
Arsenal@LHR
Posts: 7510
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2001 2:55 am

RE: Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:58 am

Thanks for the info, i'm not staying long at SAH, just getting off the LHR flight and connecting to the DAC flight. Do us a trip report Air Malta on your return flight to SAH.  Big grin


In Arsene we trust!!
 
Pe@rson
Posts: 16015
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2001 6:29 pm

RE: Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:59 am

Arsenal - how much did you pay for your ticket? Did you check it/book it online?
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
Arsenal@LHR
Posts: 7510
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2001 2:55 am

RE: Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:04 am

Pearson

We paid 370 GBP return (tax included), LHR-SAH-DAC-SAH-LHR in late March, got the tickets from a travel agent.
In Arsene we trust!!
 
AIR MALTA
Posts: 1733
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2001 6:45 am

RE: Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:13 am

Yemenia IY flies only domestic flights to Aden, Hodeidah, Socotra, Seyoun, Riyan, Hodeidah, etc...with their unique B727-200

Let me tell you that landing in Riyan is spectacular. I am looking forward to do it again soon.

[Edited 2005-01-26 17:14:08]
Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
 
nycflyer
Posts: 1288
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:23 am

RE: Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:52 am

the usual Yemenia suspects again (Air Malta, Arsenal). how goes it?

I'm a Yemenia veteran too. The A332s are in great shape, and sadly they're never more than 30% capacity. Tight seating and no PTVs, though. Service is respectable, in line with the general international standard.

I took an A310 from CAI to SAH. It was totally packed. So yes, the 310s are still in the ari.

The only international flight from Aden (I believe) is to Dubai. All the Euro flights go to Sana'a, but there are a good amount of flights per day from SAH-ADE. The scheduling b/w SAH and ADE is a bit weird, though. They'll have two flights at say, 12 and 12:15, and not another one till 3. I went RT in a day b/w SAH and ADE, on the same A332 that went to and from DXB in the time I was in Aden.

Euro carriers to Yemen: only Lufthansa right now, they go 3x a week via CAI. Flights arrive at 23:25 and depart at 01:00, so LH doesn't stay on the ground for long. I believe KLM had service up until a year or two ago.

Currently, there just isn't much business in Yemen (beyond a depleting supply of oil), so that explains the lack of other Euro carriers. That, and the unfortunate lack of tourist appeal, and the relative lack of VFR traffic compared to other Arab countries.

All in all, good airline, exceeds most people's understandably low expectations.
 
JoFMO
Posts: 1840
Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:55 am

RE: Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:17 am

I wouldn't say lack of tourist appeal, because Yemen has some famous historical spots. Just to mention the city of Saba.
But it has a horrorfying security image to the traffic public. Some year ago there were several news in TV about hijacked tourists and the civil war. I am sure Yemen would be famous for tourists if it would have the same secure image as Dubai has.

Does anybody know if LH's crews overnight in Sana'a?
 
AIR MALTA
Posts: 1733
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2001 6:45 am

RE: Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:50 pm

LH crews don't overnight in Sanaa. My friend works for LH and he goes often to Sanaa. The flight is operated through Cairo. Normally the one crew does FRA-CAI then go and rest. The next day, they fly the "shuttle" CAI-SAH-CAI, then the next day they go back with the CAI-FRA flight.
So no stay in SAH. They also do the same for the FRA-CAI-Kharthoum flights.
Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
 
Pe@rson
Posts: 16015
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2001 6:29 pm

RE: Yemenia, Int From Aden And Sanaa?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:36 pm

Yemen is a hugely brilliant country in terms of friendliness of the people, the cuture, the environment (great mountains), scenery and things to see. It is not always easy or cheap to get around (you often need to hire a private car with driver due to the requirements), but it is a fascinating country indeed.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."