macc
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OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?

Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:56 am

OS runs 5 flights on the 23rd, 3 on the 26th and 5 again on 27th Dec.
Beside the regular flight, all others have flight numbers above 1000 and are fully booked. So I guess they are charters. Anyone knows what happens in ATH at this time of the year, that they send so many planes down there?
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OHLHD
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RE: OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?

Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:09 am

I think these are charters fpr Greece passengers! There are always many many charters during christmas from Athens to Vienna.

I remember Astreus doing some last year.
 
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RE: OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?

Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:15 am

Yeah, probably too many Greeks going to Austria for Christmas holidays. I doubt its the other way around cause there is nothing that interesting happening here on these dates.
 
macc
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RE: OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?

Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:21 am

but then, why are all these flights fully booked out of VIE....

and I love to spend that time in ATH. at least there is some sun down there  Smile
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RE: OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?

Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:56 am

Quoting Macc (Reply 3):

They are just coming in in the morning and going out the same day.

Sometimes they stay for one night!
I guess these are the returners  Smile
 
cy319
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RE: OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?

Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:43 am

Indeed, Austria is a very popular Xmas destination for the Greeks.
For many years OS runs numerous charters around these dates. Their 330s and 340s were their usual machines for those flights. Now, since their 340s are going to LX...i guess that 330s and 767s will be deployed for this year's charters.
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lewis
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RE: OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?

Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:58 am

Quoting Macc (Reply 3):
and I love to spend that time in ATH. at least there is some sun down there

No sun during the past few days and its still October! Big grin
 
kesflyer
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RE: OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?

Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:44 am

Definitely Greeks travelling to VIE.

Also, there are other charters around Xmas time for Greeks travelling to Budapest and Istanbul in particular and to a lesser extent Prague, Warsaw and the Santa Claus flights to Rovaniemi.
 
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RE: OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?

Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:09 am

Quoting Kesflyer (Reply 7):
Also, there are other charters around Xmas time for Greeks travelling to Budapest and Istanbul in particular and to a lesser extent Prague, Warsaw and the Santa Claus flights to Rovaniemi.

BUD yes..on MA charters
PRG yes,even more than BUD..on OK charters
WAW nop.
IST not in Xmas that much. it gets much more charter traffic on Easter holidays.
Rovaniemi yes. on HHI or A3 charters.
and PAR...usually on A3 charters and not only.
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kesflyer
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RE: OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?

Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:02 pm

Quite correct CY319

Here's a few other Charters from Xmas of 2005 Ex-Athens :-

Tunisair to Tunis
Novair to Stockholm
MNG to Istanbul
Egyptai to Cairo
Sky Europe to Prague
Travel Service to Prague
Viking to Rovaniemi
Viking to Vienna
Niki to Vienna
Olympic to Vienna
Viking to Salzburg
Viking to Rome
Viking to CDG
LOT to Warsaw

Of course there were more charters later for New Year and Skiing.
 
macc
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RE: OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?

Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:41 pm

so, given the flights on 23rd, which mostly are leaving between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. and the system showing not available (C class incl.) I guess these flights are not supposed to have any pax on board. They are just sent to ATH to pick up their loads there...
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OHLHD
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RE: OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?

Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:46 pm

Quoting Macc (Reply 10):

A scheduled charter Big grin
 
kesflyer
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RE: OS X-mas Run For ATH: Whats Up?

Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:53 am

Quoting Macc (Reply 10):
so, given the flights on 23rd, which mostly are leaving between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. and the system showing not available (C class incl.) I guess these flights are not supposed to have any pax on board. They are just sent to ATH to pick up their loads there...

Macc seesm to make sense. Would not too many tourists heading to ATH over Xmas and if need to, can book on the regular OS daily scheduled.

BTW, OS operating similar charters for SKG-VIE.

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