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Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:47 am

Iran Air have ended service to Turkmenistan(Ashkabad) and Kazakhstan(Almaty) both were served with A310-200/300 nonstop from Tehran, Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent is now the only destination they serve in the region and that too has been brought down to an F100 from A310.

Another carrier Iran Aseman Airlines pulled out of the region completely last year they were operating to Tajikistan(Dushanbe) and Kyghyzstan(Bishkek) from Mashad with F100.
 
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:57 am

Any specific reason they're pulling out?
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:04 am

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 1):
Any specific reason they're pulling out?

maybe the support of these governments to the US...as always linked to the nuclear problem on Iran
 
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:53 am

In Eastern Asia Iran Air have dropped Bangladesh where Dhaka was served nonstop from Tehran with an A310 once a week.
 
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:59 am

Near the entire A310 fleet is completely grounded due lack of spares. I would say has more to do with a lack of equipment then anything else.
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:11 am

A310-200 fleet is grounded for sure and all of these were mainly served by the type.
 
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:02 am

Politically I'm not surprised, Central Asia (other than Tajikistan) has much closer trade and travel relations with Turkey.

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 4):
Near the entire A310 fleet is completely grounded due lack of spares. I would say has more to do with a lack of equipment then anything else.

Due to the US sanctions, I suppose. No spares available.
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:59 am

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 6):
Due to the US sanctions, I suppose. No spares available.

Some times the US don't allow the selling of product which contains US-made components...maybe Airbus's spares are made with US components...because, as I know, Airbus is an european company, not US!
 
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:08 am

Is Iran Air likely to be getting any Tu-204's and/or Il-96's soon to get around the US Sanctions as Cuba has done and Syria plan to do
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:39 am

Quoting Camille38 (Reply 7):
Some times the US don't allow the selling of product which contains US-made components...maybe Airbus's spares are made with US components...because, as I know, Airbus is an european company, not US!

Many of Airbus components (starting with the engines), are US made, and consequently subject to US government embargo. Although Airbus is assembled in Europe, it could not fly without US components. The best example are avionics - digital electronics technology is completely dominated by American companies. Even large European electronic companies that make avionics (BAE, Thales, ...) use mostly American components and technology. For example most, if not all, microprocessors are American - Intel, Motorola, AMD, ....
 
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:41 am

thanks for aware me Katekebo
 
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:01 am

But don't worry about the US boycott.

The bat crazy Iranian President will soon design airliners that fly on nuclear fuel as part of his peaceful nuclear power strategy.

And Iran Air can fly daily nonstops to Ashkabad with its Ayatollah A-707-Ns (the N stands for Nuclear).
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:14 am

Anyone have any idea how those markets do in general for other carriers? I know LH/BA/OS/TK have sizeable ops to the Caucasus and Central Asia. I'm hoping to take the LH flight to GYD/ASB in the Fall!
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:36 am

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 12):

I know BA through their Franchise Operator BMed KJ make a bucket through these flights and also Yekatrinburg. Although they 'only' use A320/321 types on these routes, whereas LH uses A330's.
 
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RE: Iranian Carriers Cut Central Asian Routes

Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:40 am

There arent to many airlines from non-European countries flying to the region, PIA used to serve Alamty, Tashkent, Ashkabad and Baku and they have quit, Indian Airlines code share to Tashkent and maybe Bishkek, then there is Asiana in Almaty, China Southern in four republics plus Baku and the plan on starting Ashkabad, Air Arabia serve only Kazakhstan, Iran Air are also in Baku.

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