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Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:18 am

I think it would be interesting to start a thread under which all of this season´s "Hadj"-jets (which are often in shortlived hybrid liveries) are collected. Feel free to add your finds.

To start which, two Garuda oddities:

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=&picid=3324

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=&picid=3333

Particularly strange is to me why they didn´t paint the A330s tail blue.
 
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:36 am

Garuda Indonesia is leasing 13 aircraft this year, including 4 B747s, 4 B767s and 5 A330s, in addition to which one Garuda frame will be dispatched to the Hajj operation. The airline will also reinforce its mailine operations into JED. Garuda will be carrying approximately 104,000 pilgrims in 275 flight groups to both Jeddah and Madinah starting next Tuesday, November 28. The last return flight will be operated on February 01. It's an operational nightmare I am not particularly looking forward to.
 
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:14 am

Four A330s have been repainted at MAN ready for use by Garuda on Hadj duty. These are OY-VKG/H and I, all A333s of My Travel and G-OJMB, a 332 of Thomas Cook. Pictures can be found on www.ringwayreports.co.uk/ringway.htm

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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:50 am

Two Thomsonfly 767's have been painted up, these are G-OBYB and G-OBYF - the later being painted here at Bournemouth after completing a flight from NewYork.

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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:55 am

PIA has leased atleast 2 Tristars, 1 Malaysian B777-200 1 Thai Orient B743 to my knowledge for Hajj.PK hasnt bothered with a hybrid colour scheme or anything as all plane retain their original colours.
 
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:24 am

Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 3):
Two Thomsonfly 767's have been painted up, these are G-OBYB and G-OBYF - the later being painted here at Bournemouth after completing a flight from NewYork.

Both already painted, they both at Luton yesterday!
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:16 am

Qantas will be operating special Hadj Charter flights this weekend.

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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:54 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 6):
Qantas will be operating special Hadj Charter flights this weekend.

747-300s again? On whose behalf do they operate these flights?
 
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:09 am

Quoting NA (Reply 7):
747-300s again? On whose behalf do they operate these flights?

Perhaps for GA? Didn't GA lease a few QF 743s for the Hajj last year?
 
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:11 pm

NA
747-300s again? On whose behalf do they operate these flights?

LTU932
Perhaps for GA? Didn't GA lease a few QF 743s for the Hajj last year?


Garuda Indonesia...B747-338...

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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:23 pm

Yeaps... GA will operate at least one QF 743... will be doing the stop over in Al Ain (AAN) for cockpit crew change purposes I am told... though the crew will be based in AUH... well, that's what I am told anyways...

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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:00 pm

Onur air sent 12 aircraft to support the Saudia operation
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:41 pm

Exuse me for my thickness, but can anyone name just a few of the airports these leased aircraft will be flying out of to Jeddah and Madinah?

Thanks,
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:54 pm

Indonesia Hajj embarkation ports:
1. CGK, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Intl. (SV/GA 742/3/4)
2. SUB, Surabaya Juanda Intl. (SV/GA 742/3/4)
3. SOC, Solo Adi Sumarmo Intl. (763/A332/333)
4. UPG, Makassar Hasanuddin Intl. (MYT A333)
5. BDJ, Banjarmasin Syamsudin Noor Intl. (TUI 763)
6. BPN, Balikpapan Sepinggan Intl. (TUI 763)
7. PLM, Palembang Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Intl. (TUI 763)
8. MES, Medan Polonia Intl. (QF 743)
9. BTJ, Banda Aceh Intl. (GA A330?)

and I think there's also:
10. MDC, Manado Sam Ratulangi Intl (I think this is covered by domestic flights connecting in UPG or BPN or SUB or CGK).
11. BTH, Batam Hang Nadim Intl. (Normally stopover for SOC, UPG, BDJ, BPN flights when carrying pax)
12. PDG, Padang Minangkabau Intl. (Emerg. enroute altn for CGK)

But dun count me on the above... I've yet to receive the info myself.

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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:38 pm

Quoting Mandala499 (Reply 10):
Al Ain (AAN) for cockpit crew change purposes I am told... though the crew will be based in AUH...

Makes perfect sense??? I believe that the GA 763's will also be using AAN instead of AUH this year...
A306, A313, A319, A320, A321, A332, A343, A345, A346 A388, AC90, B06, B722, B732, B733, B735, B738, B744, B762, B772, B7
 
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:46 pm

Quoting Mandala499 (Reply 13):
Indonesia Hajj embarkation ports:
1. CGK, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Intl. (SV/GA 742/3/4)
2. SUB, Surabaya Juanda Intl. (SV/GA 742/3/4)
3. SOC, Solo Adi Sumarmo Intl. (763/A332/333)
4. UPG, Makassar Hasanuddin Intl. (MYT A333)
5. BDJ, Banjarmasin Syamsudin Noor Intl. (TUI 763)
6. BPN, Balikpapan Sepinggan Intl. (TUI 763)
7. PLM, Palembang Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Intl. (TUI 763)
8. MES, Medan Polonia Intl. (QF 743)
9. BTJ, Banda Aceh Intl. (GA A330?)

and I think there's also:
10. MDC, Manado Sam Ratulangi Intl (I think this is covered by domestic flights connecting in UPG or BPN or SUB or CGK).
11. BTH, Batam Hang Nadim Intl. (Normally stopover for SOC, UPG, BDJ, BPN flights when carrying pax)
12. PDG, Padang Minangkabau Intl. (Emerg. enroute altn for CGK)

Your list is correct, except for Surabaya, which is entirely served by SV with up to 8 daily B747s and sees no Garuda flights. Garuda will deploy an A333 for the Hajj from both Banda Aceh and Medan. Pilgrims from Manado and Mataram (Lombok Island) will be shuttled through domestic flights to Makassar (UPG) and Surabaya (SUB) respectively. Batam (BTH) serves as a stopover point.
 
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:13 pm

Quoting KHI747 (Reply 4):
1 Malaysian B777-200

Will MH not need this 772 for it's own services to JED during the hajj season?
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:22 am

The A330 that Thomas Cook are sending does this go with Thomas Cook flight and Cabin Crew? If so, how long are the crews away for??

Cheers
 
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:35 am

HB-IWC,
So MES will be GA A333 and QF743?
So SV gets SUB Hajj ops totally then?

Thanks...

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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:00 am

Quoting KHI747 (Reply 4):
PIA has leased atleast 2 Tristars, 1 Malaysian B777-200 1 Thai Orient B743 to my knowledge for Hajj.PK hasnt bothered with a hybrid colour scheme or anything as all plane retain their original colours.

PIA have leased MH 777 for their own use not Hajj, they have also leased one A310 and one A321(In full PIA scheme with flag tail).
 
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:19 am

Quoting 777way (Reply 19):
PIA have leased MH 777 for their own use not Hajj, they have also leased one A310 and one A321(In full PIA scheme with flag tail).

Thats very interesting,when did they get the MH B777 and where is it flying to?
 
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RE: Hadj Jets This Year

Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:22 pm

Malaysia Airlines hajj charter operation for 2006/2007 season:
http://cms.malaysiaairlines.com/mys/...ia_and_events/media_and_events.asp

Outbound flights between 22 Nov & 19 Dec
Inbound flights between 6 Jan & 1 Feb