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Who Land As 1st At Athens International Airport?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:03 am

Which airline and aircrafttype will do the official opening flight to and landing at the new Athens International Airport in Spata? The Greek president in a Olympic Airways A340 perhaps? Reply if you have the answer already...
 
cedarjet
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RE: Who Land As 1st At Athens International Airport?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:08 am

These things never quite work out right. Wasn't the first landing at DIA a United 737 from Colorado Springs? Great.

I bet it's a Macedonian 737 charter from Skopje or a slightly defective DAS 707 making a precautionary landing on it's way to delivering arms from Uganda to the Balkans.
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myself
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RE: Who Land As 1st At Athens International Airport?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:21 am

Naaaaaah,

even in that case priority would be given to an Olympic aircraft, calling from 80 miles out that they have the runway in sight.

 
BDRules
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RE: Who Land As 1st At Athens International Airport?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:22 am

how long is the runway then?????????

regards BDRules
 
GOT
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RE: Who Land As 1st At Athens International Airport?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:27 am

I got no idea, but it would be nice if someone came in a Cessna and landed ahead of the Olympic aircraft Big grin.
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