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Air Blue Get Pan Am Iata Code + New A/c Types

Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:30 pm

From ED to PA I wonder why

https://www.airblue.com/Res/step1-flights-list.asp

The airline is also leasing two A343 from Turkish Arlines due in September in all Y configuration, as well as some Dash 8-Q400 supposedly coming from France, with the latter they will launch domestic socio-economic routes mainly to the the Northern most parts of the country Chitral, Gilgit and Skardu, flights there are weather restricted, PIA only serve those places currently daily but cancellations are frequent.

[Edited 2012-06-21 10:13:56]
 
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RE: Air Blue Get Pan Am Iata Code + New A/c Types

Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:52 pm

Where are the A343 supposed to fly to? Could it be that they're looking at more Europe flights, and the ED designator conflicts with Edelweiss, forcing a change? They took PA presumably since it's the first two letters in 'Pakistan'.
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RE: Air Blue Get Pan Am Iata Code + New A/c Types

Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:54 pm

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 1):
Where are the A343 supposed to fly to?

Set for the MAN route.
 
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RE: Air Blue Get Pan Am Iata Code + New A/c Types

Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:21 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 2):
Set for the MAN route.

Thanks for that info. Wikipedia does indicate that ED was used by both Edelweiss and AirBlue, as a controlled duplicate similar to IT (Kingfisher and Irtysh Avia). I can't think of any other reason to change than a conflict. Anyone else got any ideas?
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RE: Air Blue Get Pan Am Iata Code + New A/c Types

Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:24 pm

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 1):
and the ED designator conflicts with Edelweiss

Edelweiss Air has WK as IATA-Code.

I'm very surprised about the news of the A340 and Q400. ED (sorry PA) has ordered 14 A320s back in 2006/2007 but only get one single aircraft of this order (AP-EDA)...
 
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RE: Air Blue Get Pan Am Iata Code + New A/c Types

Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:52 am

Quoting viasa (Reply 4):
Edelweiss Air has WK as IATA-Code.

Apologies. I went by what a.net was indicating in the mouseover text, combined with the (questionable)fact that the ED code was indicated as a controlled duplicate on the wikipedia list.
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RE: Air Blue Get Pan Am Iata Code + New A/c Types

Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:26 pm

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 5):
Apologies. I went by what a.net was indicating in the mouseover text, combined with the (questionable)fact that the ED code was indicated as a controlled duplicate on the wikipedia list.

AirExplore is the other ED.
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RE: Air Blue Get Pan Am Iata Code + New A/c Types

Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:33 pm

An AirBlue A340 at MAN... That will be chaos.
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RE: Air Blue Get Pan Am Iata Code + New A/c Types

Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:41 pm

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 1):
Where are the A343 supposed to fly to? Could it be that they're looking at more Europe flights

They are planning new destinations could be Copenhagen and Oslo, perhaps Frankfurt too, in the East they want to start Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
 
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RE: Air Blue Get Pan Am Iata Code + New A/c Types

Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:05 pm

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 7):
An AirBlue A340 at MAN... That will be chaos.

Why so?
 
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RE: Air Blue Get Pan Am Iata Code + New A/c Types

Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:28 pm

The A340 are coming from ILFC in September now confirmed by PA website http://www.airblue.com an A320 is also due in August according to their Facebook page.

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