gayrugbyman
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Olympic To The USA From Manchester

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:11 pm

Did Olympic Airways actually ever start transatlantic services from Manchester?

If o, for how long and where to?
 
KA501
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RE: Olympic To The USA From Manchester

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:27 pm

No! It never happened.
 
David_itl
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RE: Olympic To The USA From Manchester

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:41 pm

Per KA501's reply, they didn't start - the small matter of no ETOPs for their A300s being a contributory factor plus also USA wouldn't allow them to extend their operations due to some regulatory oversight - hence instead of a 2 weekly ATH-MAN-BOS A300 service we ended up with a 2 weekly ATH-MAN 737 service.

David
 
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chrisnh
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RE: Olympic To The USA From Manchester

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:45 pm

Olympic DID have 747s into Boston in the late 1990s, IIRC. Were those strictly Athens-Boston routes???
 
David_itl
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RE: Olympic To The USA From Manchester

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:56 pm

They must have been - OA and PK had to wait for around a year to gain 5th freedom approval from MAN and this was at the beginning of this decade.
 
cyba
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RE: Olympic To The USA From Manchester

Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:25 am

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 3):
Olympic DID have 747s into Boston in the late 1990s, IIRC. Were those strictly Athens-Boston routes???

In addition to plain ATH-BOS they also tried other combinations for BOS including ORD and JFK at various points in time. After the 747s were gone they used their 340s on the route.
 
gayrugbyman
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RE: Olympic To The USA From Manchester

Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:02 am

Reckon there;s any chance of them returning to do a ATH MAN BOS?

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