EZYAirbus
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Varig At LTN Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:40 am

A Varig DC10-30 (PP-VMU) was at Luton today and was parked in the engine test run bay for about 7 hours, before being moved to a remote stand nr terminal.


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Glenn

Nice to see widebodies at Luton!!
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RE: Varig At LTN Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:49 am

Quoting EZYAirbus (Thread starter):
Nice to see widebodies at Luton!!

Indeed, what is the largest aircraft to have operated into LTN?

Cheers,
Ian.
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RE: Varig At LTN Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:01 am

747-300 both Corsair last year


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And a BA 777-200


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RE: Varig At LTN Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:04 am

Varig were at LTN a few weeks ago on the 17th March...


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Definately not the largest aircraft to operate into LTN. Corsair have operated there 747-300's in an all Economy Class seating 500+ pax and British Airways have operated their 777's into the airport in recent time.


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Also MyTravel had there DC-10's based here in the summer of 2002 and Court Line back in the 70's had there Tristars based here.


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RE: Varig At LTN Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:07 am

I were at Luton for when that other Varig was there, fair bit of snow across the south of the UK that day!

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RE: Varig At LTN Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:14 am

The aircraft if from VarigLog, which is Varig's cargo division, and the biggest cargo airline in Latin America.

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RE: Varig At LTN Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:01 am

Ah good answered my question before I had to waste time posting!
Saw this beauty depart at 3.30 today just as I was getting into work in Luton town centre. Thought it was Varig but couldn't quite see as my eyes are so bad!

Cheers for the info folks!

Brett

PS does anyone know when it will be back if ever??
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RE: Varig At LTN Today

Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:48 pm

Anyone interested, These fights are transporting horses (polo ones) and there are 2 more flights scheduled as well, 1 this week and 1 the week after.
These are the flights that usually fly into STN.

rgdds

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RE: Varig At LTN Today

Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:12 pm

Largest a/c into LTN is probably this one:

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