irobertson
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Air Canada A345 C-GKOM In Beijing?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:45 am

I just noticed this AC A340-500 in Beijing while browsing the latest uploads:


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I thought AC only ran their 340-500s to Hong Kong. Was this a replacement for a 763 or 343? Nice to see one besides just YYZ and HKG.

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RE: Air Canada A345 C-GKOM In Beijing?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:49 am

The YYZ-HKG route is now flying the B77L. The A345's are being used on other YYZ-China routes until they are phased out - which is soon.
 
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RE: Air Canada A345 C-GKOM In Beijing?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:50 am

Just noted with a quick search that it was also recently spotted in Narita:


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Are they filling in on other routes perhaps while they wait to be transferred? Are they off the hong kong run now that the 772LRs have arrived?
 
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RE: Air Canada A345 C-GKOM In Beijing?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:51 am

Ahh, thanks for the info. And do we know the buyers yet?
 
chrisa330
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RE: Air Canada A345 C-GKOM In Beijing?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:52 am

Never seen anything "official" but TAM is the rumoured takers. Not sure if they were bought from AC or whether AC is sub-leasing them as they have been with some of the other aircraft they've been removing from the fleet lately.
 
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RE: Air Canada A345 C-GKOM In Beijing?

Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:55 am

Quoting Irobertson (Thread starter):
I thought AC only ran their 340-500s to Hong Kong. Was this a replacement for a 763 or 343? Nice to see one besides just YYZ and HKG.

I believe that you may find the answer to your question in this thread.
Where Are AC's 345s? (by ZBBYLW Aug 17 2007 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: Air Canada A345 C-GKOM In Beijing?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:38 am

According to ATDB.org, both 345's will be removed from AC service in Sept. New regs for TAM will be PT-MSK/MSL.
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RE: Air Canada A345 C-GKOM In Beijing?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:09 am

Gents,

TAM's new flight to FRA is already in the CRS and the equip shows 340, so the rumors are more than true. We'll be seeing 2 ex AC 345 in TAM's livery very soon.

Cheers!

M.
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RE: Air Canada A345 C-GKOM In Beijing?

Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:17 am

Quoting SAOAP (Reply 7):
TAM's new flight to FRA is already in the CRS and the equip shows 340, so the rumors are more than true. We'll be seeing 2 ex AC 345 in TAM's livery very soon.

This should clear things up a bit!

http://canairradio.com/fleet.html
 
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RE: Air Canada A345 C-GKOM In Beijing?

Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:20 am

Original plan concurrent with the A345's being removed from AC015/016 (HKG) was to redeploy them on the YYZ-PVG route. As is often the case, things change rapidly at AC. They are making the rounds flying to PVG/NRT/PEK & LHR.
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RE: Air Canada A345 C-GKOM In Beijing?

Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:50 am

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 8):

Thanks for the update!!! This is a very interesting page.

For those interested in brazilian civil aviation, this is our best and most reliable source:

http://www.aeromuseu.com.br

Whatever you see in here is pretty much 100% confirmed - might take a while before rumors find their way in here, but they only do if they are indeed confirmed. There are of course a couple of exceptions, but plans change very quickly as everyone here knows.

Cheers,

Marcelo
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