af3876
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Sharjah Intl Airport

Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:12 pm

Hi,

I was checking the arrivals and departures at this airport and was impressed to see that they receive today at least 3 flights from Martinair from different routes: SYD, HKG.. why would a flight from AMS to HKG be routed through SHJ or Condor flight from Germany to Puket? As well i noticed at least 5 Cargo flights from FRA on LH. What on this area?

Can anyone help me with this?

Many thanks
 
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RE: Sharjah Intl Airport

Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:16 pm

Quoting Af3876 (reply 0):
As well i noticed at least 5 Cargo flights from FRA on LH. What on this area?


Sharjah is the main cargo hub in the middle east. Cargo will move on from there to pretty much any point in the Middle East, Indian subcontinent or Africa.

I don't know if they still do, but LH used to feed all their cargo into Sharjah beofre moving it on to India using a local cargo carrier they had an interest in.

Its an absolute mecca by all accounts for those people who love to see rare cargo aircraft they wouldn't see at their local airport (particularly russian types).
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RE: Sharjah Intl Airport

Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:20 pm

Quoting Cornish (reply 1):
I don't know if they still do, but LH used to feed all their cargo into Sharjah beofre moving it on to India using a local cargo carrier they had an interest in.


SHJ is the LH Cargo stop in the Middle East for many flights to Asia. Increasing the payload of the flights drasticly with the stops. And for cargo it is not necessary to fligh non stop... All these airports are used for this cargo stops. Also carriers like CX, MH etc. stops there.

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af3876
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RE: Sharjah Intl Airport

Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:21 pm

Thanks a lot Cornish,

but what about DXB for commercial flights such as Martinair, wouldn't they have more sense?
 
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RE: Sharjah Intl Airport

Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:22 pm

Quoting AF3876 (reply 3):
but what about DXB for commercial flights such as Martinair, wouldn't they have more sense


the Martinair are also Cargo flights, SHJ is very cheap...
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RE: Sharjah Intl Airport

Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:24 pm

SHJ and DXB are only a few Kms apart. I believe SHJ is a lot cheaper, so some of the budget airlines fly there rather than DXB.
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RE: Sharjah Intl Airport

Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:25 pm

Mytravels charter flights from Scandinavia to Bangkok, Phuket and Colombo are all making a fuelstops at Sharjah.
 
cornish
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RE: Sharjah Intl Airport

Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:26 pm

Quoting Avianca (reply 4):
SHJ is very cheap...


Yes it'll accept flights from operators and aircraft that some other airports wouldn't touch.

Thanls for the LH info Avianca -assumed they still used it.
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RE: Sharjah Intl Airport

Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:02 pm

SQ Cargo typically has 4 to 6 flights tech stopping in SHJ on a daily basis. Cheap fuel ground handling make a perfect stop for its Asian-European cargo runs.