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1st Direct Link Between West Africa And Bangkok?

Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:48 pm

never heard of this airline before, just saw a schedule that they oeprate from Lome, Togo to Bangkok via jeddah and Dubai any more informartion about this ?
Depart Lome, Lome
Depart time 12:01am Monday Mar 28, 2005
Terminal

Arrive Bangkok, Bangkok
Arrive time 12:30am Tuesday Mar 29, 2005
Terminal Terminal 1
Total time 17 Hrs, 29 Mins

Aircraft Stops Stop 1: Jeddah
Stop 2: Dubai

Business Class Meal information not available
Economy Class Meal information not available
Day of Operation Mo *Valid Mar 4 2005 until Mar 3 2006
Aircraft Boeing 767-200 Passenger
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
PRGLY
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RE: 1st Direct Link Between West Africa And Bangkok?

Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:12 pm

The airline is Air Horizon headquartered in LOME TOGO. Funny is the schedule of BKK-DXB-JED-LFW flight 8C111
it is departing BKK day 2 at 0130 landing in DXB at 0430 continuing to JED and LFW at 1530. In other words 11 hours ground time in DXB. After small investigation I found spectacular flight 8C1111 day 2 from DXB to SDA (big surprise Baghdad international airport) leaving DXB at 0630 landing in SDA at 0800 and returning as 8C1112 day 2 from SDA at 0900 arriving DXB 1230.
Till now I did not hear about any scheduled flights to/from SDA yet except occasional flights from AMM. Seems to me a little strange. Also I did not find any info about 8C fleet neither on airfleets.net nor on planemad.net, regardless both aircraft types they operate (737,767) are supported there.
Can anybody confirm that this airline is not only paper (or screen) one.
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soups
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RE: 1st Direct Link Between West Africa And Bangkok?

Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:20 pm

The also fly to johanesburg via (a weird name) on a 737. is that a virtual airline? LOL and to baghdad?? i mean from Lome? lol come on there must be a trick, bet eurostar, ETstar might drops us a line lol
Probably routine is BKK-DXB-SAD-DXB-JED-LFW what a journey? how about crew for this weekly flight maybe the layovers are in dxb till it has its roundtrip to baghdad

[Edited 2005-03-08 13:31:42]
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PRGLY
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RE: 1st Direct Link Between West Africa And Bangkok?

Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:36 pm

Yeaah, their flights to JNB are also funny. They should operate it daily via Borotou (BRZ), Ivory Coast, which should be mistake according me. I suggest correct routing should be via BZV. Regarding SDA they are supposed to have 3 weekly rotations in there from DXB (8C1111/1112 day 2, 8C1401/1402 day 4 and 8C1601/1602 day 6). Flights on day 4 and 6 are between flights 8C140/141 and 8C160/161 LFW-JED-DXB-JED-LFW. Desperately need to know if it is true or not. May be some of our friends from France can confirm, because 8C is supposed to operate 3 times weekly MRS and CDG with their 767 on days 3/5/7 as well.
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RE: 1st Direct Link Between West Africa And Bangkok?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:42 am

just saw on a togo website that they ceased operations in february this year
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