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Air Blue To Expand - Change Tech Stop For MAN

Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:21 am

Air Blue have changed their refuelling stop to Trabzon in Northeastern Turkey with immediate effect for the Islamabad-Manchester service, Ankara was not working out and almost all flights from there to MAN were delayed.

ED have also been granted permission to launch Jordan and Oman with services expected to start by Dec or Jan 2008. They also plan to add Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and full rights service Turkey in the future.

14 new aircraft are also to be added, the airline has recieved financial approval to buy eight A320 and two A332.


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RE: Air Blue To Expand - Change Tech Stop For MAN

Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:36 am

Intreresting that Islamabad-Trabzon-Manchester is actualy a shorter journey than Islamabad-Ankara-Manchester.

4011 mi as oposed to 4128 mi.

Any idea when the flights will be switched to non-stop with the larger A330s?

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RE: Air Blue To Expand - Change Tech Stop For MAN

Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:58 am

They are also considering starting Oslo soon according to a member at another board.

Dont know about when A330 will arrive.
 
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RE: Air Blue To Expand - Change Tech Stop For MAN

Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:55 am

Will you be able to buy tickets MAN to Trabzon??? Or do they not have rights .
 
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RE: Air Blue To Expand - Change Tech Stop For MAN

Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:11 am

Quoting 777way (Thread starter):
Ankara was not working out and almost all flights from there to MAN were delayed.

I wonder why ESB was not working?

For Trabzon wait till winter. Trabzon tends to get heavy fogs that can close airports for days in addition to snow.
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RE: Air Blue To Expand - Change Tech Stop For MAN

Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:23 am

Its a refuelling stopover only.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
Will you be able to buy tickets MAN to Trabzon??? Or do they not have rights .
 
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RE: Air Blue To Expand - Change Tech Stop For MAN

Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:58 am

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 4):
wonder why ESB was not working?

For Trabzon wait till winter. Trabzon tends to get heavy fogs that can close airports for days in addition to snow.

The last post in this link tells another story http://www.pakistaniaviationforum.com/index.php?showtopic=1820