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Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:07 pm

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092034.jpg



Cyprus 2/2: LCA-MLA-MUC-STR on Air Malta and the Emirates



Hello, dear readers,

let me tell you something more around my latest trip with destination Cyprus.

The outbound part is here:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/146390/

Now it was Wednesday, early morning, after a short night and a quick breakfast, it was time to explore Larnaca.

Some pix:

The ancient turkish fortress:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092002.jpg

The mosque:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092012.jpg

The minaret:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092004.jpg

Agios Lazarus Church:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092006.jpg

Harbour captains house:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092013.jpg

The beach:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092016.jpg

Good bye to my hotel:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092018.jpg

And further on to the airport for my flight´s back home.





Wednesday, 01.04.2009
LCA (Larnaca-International) Sunny, 24 degrees centigrade
MLA (Malta-Luqa) Sunny, 17 degrees centigrade
Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes announced
2 hours, 30 minutes actual

Service EK 107 operated by Emirates
Scheduled: 12.15 - 14.00 One hour time difference
Actual: 12.45 - 14.15
Gate: 3 Seat: 39A
Load factor: Near 100%
Fare: 97,50 EUR


By taxi was also this time my choice for the airport transfer. 15.-- Euros yesterday, 12.-- Euros now, seems expensive from my point of view, but no other options here.
LCA terminal is only a small building with an gate extension at one side. But a new terminal is under construction.
Four desks staffed, only a very low number of pax around. A friendly middle aged female checked me in.
My earlier secured seat 39A was ok. My connecting time at MLA was tighter than yesterday. Passport controll, bag delivery, new check-in and no secured seats on the further two legs. I´ve asked the agent if it´s possible to check my bag to my final destination today. She answered: "We will try it!".
And with a little help from her colleagues, was my bag decorated with a three airlines/three destinations tag. Hopefully to see it again at STR in the evening!.
No time to wait at security and soon thereafter in the gate area.
Not that much action there at LCA. All the pax had to wait in a central area far from the windows, but as long as the gate was not used, the door was open and nobody cares that I´am going for some pictures and waiting there.

Arrival N registered Omni Air:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092019.jpg

Departures board:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092021.jpg

Cyprus Airways has the most flights, but Moscow was the top destination on the screen. It seems Cyprus is popular in Russia.
Boarding time comes and goes, lots of pax near that small gate area. I was impressed again. Such a huge demand between LCA and MLA, it seems like yesterday
most of the pax travelling only between these two mediterranean islands.
Some minutes late, my EK heavy arrived from DXB, taxied by and parked on the apron.

Arrival EK:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092024.jpg

Taxi EK:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092025.jpg

To the apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092028.jpg

Arrival TNT:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092029.jpg

And the local hero:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092030.jpg

Aeroflot from Moscow:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092031.jpg

Boarding passes checked at the entrance to the small gate when boarding was called. Around twenty minutes more, till the door opened and the busses arrived.
Not the great fun there, all the pax cattled in, only a low number of seats. LCA is in immediate need for that new terminal.
Ok now, by bus to the plane. Some more apron shots with that really nice weather conditions. Interesting metal there.

Omni on the apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092033.jpg

My machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092032.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092035.jpg


Todays machine A6-EMI was another Boing 777-200, one of the six ER machines, delivered to Emirates at 25.07.1997.
A new registration for my log, leg no. 2 on the 772.
Boarding by the rear stairs as one of the last pax, a young male in my window seat, no way here, that´s my one!.
Later a young asian guy seated next to me.
Slightly other seats than on the inbound leg yesterday, fabric in mixed colours, clean, comfortable, good legroom.

My seat:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092037.jpg

The cabin crew again from mixed nationalitys, not unfriendly, but alltogether a better impression yesterday.
The captain welcomed us friendly and detailed during boarding. According to the names, both pilot and FO seems European.
Only a short taxi and departure from LCA´s 2980 meter runway 22.

Departure:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092038.jpg

Near the airport:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092040.jpg

We´re going above Paphos, Sitia, Heraklion and Chania in clouds, later it cleared up above the med.

Paphos:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092041.jpg

Sea view:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092046.jpg

The map:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092047.jpg

Closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092049.jpg

Arabic:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092051.jpg

Malta ahead:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092052.jpg

Flightlevel only 34.000 feet today.
Service was a cold plate and free drinks.

The menu folder:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092042.jpg

Inside:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092044.jpg

And for real!:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092045.jpg

The pilot informed us short to descent into MLA around the weather conditions. No comment from the FO.
We´re passed the island, turned around above the sea and landed some minutes delayed on MLA´s 3544 meter runway 31 .
Also here a quick taxi, parked on the apron and ready to catch the bus into arrivals.
No time to wait at passport control and again out in the public.







Wednesday, 01.04.2009
MLA (Malta-Luqa) Sunny, 18 degrees centigrade
MUC (Munich-Franz-Josef-Strauss) Light clouds, 16 degrees centigrade
Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes announced
2 hours, 10 minutes actual

Service KM 308 operated by Air Malta
Scheduled: 16.35 - 18.55
Actual: 16.30 - 18.40
Gate: 2 Seat: 23F
Load factor: Near 100%
Fare: 53,44 EUR


Once more, a new airline for my log ahead.
Well, just around the corner when you leave the arrivals area, are the check-in desks.
Not that much action beneath a huge line of mainly retired couples what looks like a travel group.
And when I´ve gone for a look at the screen, KM payed two agents to check-in all the pax for FRA, TXL, MUC and unbelievable but true, that long line was mine.
I´am not amused, the queue moves slow, really slow. What happened when I´ve don´t checked my bag to finals and had to wait also to collect it?.
Anyway, some 30 minutes later in the queue it was my turn. I´am lucky, the agent changed only some pax ahead to me and so the middle aged female was in a good mood to work today.
She identified my bag, secured my seat of choice on the way to MUC, tried it for several times but can only fix the second last row on the flight to STR.
OK, good service here. The next security check with only some minutes to wait and again in MLA´s secured area. Lots of pax around now, much more than yesterday,
nearly no way to catch a seat.

What´s that?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092053.jpg

Lybian CRJ900 to Tripolis:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092054.jpg

EK taxi to departure:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092055.jpg

Some more Malta machines:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092057.jpg

My plane was present on the apron when I arrived.
Boarding started ontime by bus, only a very short ride.
Another chance to collect some nice apron shots.

Under the wing:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092059.jpg

My plane:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092060.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092061.jpg

My machine for that leg was 9H-AEM, one of the five A319´s in Air Maltas fleet.
Delivered at 05.02.2005 and therefore the newest example and a new machine to my log.
Leg no. 42 on the A319.
I was one of the last pax to board and with that nearly full load it seems only a low chance for a free seat next to me.
Two males in the last row, window and aisle, not amused when I´ve called for my window, absolutely no way for me to join the middle seat!.
The cabin fitted with dark blue leather seats, clean, but low legroom. Flat screen monitors, the map system only for a short time after departure and prior to arrivals on the screen.

My seat:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092069.jpg

Two male, two female FA´s, let me say nothing what me impressed. They doing the job, nothing more.
It seems the flightdeck crew was from Malta. The pilot with a short friendly welcome during boarding. The FO also short during cruise with weather informations.
Departure from runway 31 in direction Palermo, Roma, Venice and Innsbruck.

The magic Aetna in the background:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092063.jpg

Reaching Sicily:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092064.jpg

Service was another cold plate and free drinks.

The meal:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092065.jpg

Lots of circles and curves during approach into MUC, finally touched down on the 4000 meters long runway 08R and taxi to our stand opposite T2.

New Dolomiti ERJ:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092066.jpg

Another company machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092067.jpg

Parked close by:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092068.jpg

Bye-bye 9H-AEM:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092070.jpg

Bus deboarding into MUC´s modern and huge terminal building.




http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/thumb/4/4a/Contact_Air_Logo.svg/800px-

Wednesday, 01.04.2009
MUC (Munich-Franz-Josef-Strauss) Light clouds, 12 degrees centigrade
STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen) Light clouds, 11 degrees centigrade
Duration: 40 minutes announced
45 minutes actual

Service LH 1374 operated by Contact Air
Scheduled: 21.15 - 22.10
Actual: 21.35 - 22.20
Gate: G27 Seat: 18A
Load factor: Around 60%
Fare: 53,44 EUR


Will there be something new on short notice?.
The Contact pilots gone for a 24H strike yesterday morning, so we will se if my flight is ok.
No delay when I checked the massive flight screen.
I walked a bit around, from one end of the terminal to the other, for real a long way to go!.
Some nightly pix later I was at the gate.

MUC T2, impressive:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092071.jpg

TG 744 just arrived from BKK:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092072.jpg

Some more departures:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092073.jpg

The friendly female gate agent informed us about a short delay due to the late arrival of the aircraft. Nothing serious, she stated.
Boarding was called around 15 minutes late, by bus to the regional apron where the announced machine waited.

My machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092075.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092076.jpg

Contact Air operates 6 ATR 72 planes. D-ANFG is the oldest example in the fleet and was delivered at 22.03.2001 to its previous operator Eurowings and at 09.09.2005 changed to Contact Air.
Another new registration to my log, six flights around that trip, six new regs!. Leg no. 9 on the AT72.
Three female FA´s included one trainee on that machine, all together very friendly and professional.
The cabin fitted with dark grey somewhat oldfashioned leather seats, low legroom, clean so far.

Cabin:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092077.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/LCA092/LCA092078.jpg

Departure from the also 4000 meters runway 08L. No route information nor a simply comment from the pilot.
Service was free water or beverages.
The FO was later on the speakers during cruise with detailed informations in a friendly style.
Another long approach to STRs runway 07 and landed with some 10 minutes delay.
I thanked the FA´s for their good job here, thumbs up especially to the nice and friendly trainee girl.
Parked on the regional apron, by bus to the terminal.
And will I see my bag here at STR again?.
Yes, it arrived only some very short minutes after me at the belt.

Professional service on LH, especially that friendly Contact Air crew on the short MUC-STR leg.
EK impressed me, real good on that short intra EU hop, friendly staff, good airline quality.
And I like the 772!.
And KM, not impressive, cramped, low level FA´s, not the way to catch me for a quick next flight here.

But all together a interesting trip with some new impressions and six new reg´s for me.
So, I´am looking forward to the next flights. Only some days to go, if nothing goes wrong as usual,
to catch another new plane type operated by a new airline together with some new airports for my log!.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:45 pm

Hi Markus,

interesting second part of your Cyprus trip with really nice pictures from Larnaca. However, the beach and the hotel don't look very encouraging.

How was the drink service on EK and how did you like the IFE?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
My seat:

Bad to see you didn't have the window directly next to you. I was seated in 38K (second last row) on A6-EMH some years ago - can't remember how the layout was behind me. However, the situation is definitely better on EK's 773. That's the the last row on A6-EMV which I got between DOH and DXB some weeks ago:



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Contact Air operates 6 ATR 72 planes.

Reduced to five now, D-ANFK is stored at AMS.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And I like the 772!.

Not surprising...flying on the 777 is always a pleasure. If I had a choice, I'd rather take one 777 flight than ten others on narrow-bodies...well, except for the DC-9, of course!  Wink



PH
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:10 pm

Hi Markus,

Another great read with nice pix, thanks  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I was impressed again. Such a huge demand between LCA and MLA, it seems like yesterday
most of the pax travelling only between these two mediterranean islands

- It is amazing the traffic on this route, I'd have never have though it!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Another new registration to my log, six flights around that trip, six new regs!.

- A real result, congrats!

Shame about the KM service, given they are a niche carrier, you might have expected something a little more, after all, they are an advert for their home.

Regards

Mark
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:12 pm

Hi Markus,

Finally you made it to post the second aprt of your trip! I was really waiting for it  Smile
And not surprisingly it is again of high standard with some great pics of Larnaca!
I really enjoyed the report, and scoring 6 out of 6 is a good one I would say Big grin

Thanks for sharing and hope to read you soon again!
Cheers,
Joost (D-ALCE)
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:12 pm

Very nice report.... very nice pics as well.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Arrival N registered Omni Air:

What was that bird doing at LCA?

Thanks for the report
 
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:56 pm

Hi Markus ,
Great 2nd part to this interesting EK route. Nice to see you liked EK. I like the Chicken Tikka meal lol...

Shame KM didnt impress. I always liked them but have not flown them for many years. I think they are more like a charter service now.

Nice pics of Cyprus. Shame you were not there this weekend for Greek Easter, its a really nice time to be in Cyprus/Greece.

Thanks for the report

Philip
 
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:57 pm

Hi Markus,

Nice to see that your return report is online - I enjoyed reading and watching the pictures a lot.

So you had a really interesting trip with different airlines - and six new regs isn't bad at all.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Another company machine:

Interesting that two Air Malta aircraft meet at MUC. I wouldn't have expected this regarding their small fleet.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
especially that friendly Contact Air crew on the short MUC-STR leg

I like flying Contact Air as well (what a surprise!  Smile ). I have always had good impressions of their crews; usually they are very friendly and attentive.

Regards
Christoph
 
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:23 pm

Hi Markus
As usual another great trip report. Thanks for posting.
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:43 am

Hi Markus,

nice to read the second part.
I can confirm your impression about Air Malta, found them ok, but nothing special at all. Nevertheless it did the job and I was able to try another airlines.

As for the aerial photo you posted, I'm quite sure that this isn't Paphos but Limassol. I remember sleeping on the beach that is in th upper part of the picture. At the end (the dark part) is a UK military base if I'm right.
 
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:56 am

It seems that KM are offering low fares so am surprised they even give free meal. Thanks for interesting pictures.
 
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:41 pm

Really good conclusion to your first part - well done!

I travelled on KM last July from LGW and found their service reasonbly good - although I do remember having to pay for the drinks (the food was free tho). I travelled on one of the A320s which was very clean and smart. Also, your EK return flight looked very nice (I love EK).

Well done!
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:37 pm

Hi Markus,

nice to read part 2. Very interesting. I've been curious about KM's service. It's a pity to hear about the low service level.

Contact Air is the only member of LH Regional that I haven't flown with yet. But I'm planning to check them out on HAJ-STR or HAJ-BRU in the near future, particularly the ATR is my favorite turbo prop aircraft.

Both meals on your flights looked above standard for intra European flights. I know you don't like to eat in planes, but have you given them a try?

Looking forward to your next reports, especially for the MCO-Report.

Cheers,
Stefan
 
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:52 pm

Hi Markus,

Thank you for the lovely TR.

This weekend my partner and I are heading to Cyprus ourselves. I can barely wait.  goodvibes 

Cheers,
Suryo
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:00 pm

Hello, time now to follow all your comments.

@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
interesting second part of your Cyprus trip with really nice pictures from Larnaca.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
However, the beach and the hotel don't look very encouraging.

Indeed, it was not the carribean, beach wise, hotel was ok for that short stay.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
How was the drink service on EK and how did you like the IFE?

Drink service twice, during the meal and before appraoch, ok from my point of view.
My IFE check was the route map, perfectly ok.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
That's the the last row on A6-EMV which I got between DOH and DXB some weeks ago:

That looks like a perfectly situated window.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Reduced to five now, D-ANFK is stored at AMS.

Any more news around that, scheduled or else?.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Not surprising...flying on the 777 is always a pleasure. If I had a choice, I'd rather take one 777 flight than ten others on narrow-bodies...well, except for the DC-9, of course!

Definitely, it´s more a real plane than for example the A333, experienced last week.



@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 2):
Another great read with nice pix, thanks

Thank you.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 2):
Shame about the KM service, given they are a niche carrier, you might have expected something a little more, after all, they are an advert for their home.

Indeed, that´s also my impression about KM.



@Joost:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 3):
Finally you made it to post the second aprt of your trip! I was really waiting for it
And not surprisingly it is again of high standard with some great pics of Larnaca!
I really enjoyed the report, and scoring 6 out of 6 is a good one I would say

Thank you.


@Co7e7:

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 4):
Very nice report.... very nice pics as well.

Thank you.

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 4):
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Arrival N registered Omni Air:

What was that bird doing at LCA?

It was not on the departure board. Troop charter or something private?


@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
Great 2nd part to this interesting EK route.

Thank you.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
I think they are more like a charter service now.

Also my impression about KM nowadays.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
Shame you were not there this weekend for Greek Easter, its a really nice time to be in Cyprus/Greece.

Yeah, for sure a good time to go for Greece/Cyprus.

@ Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 6):

Nice to see that your return report is online - I enjoyed reading and watching the pictures a lot.

Thank you.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 6):
Interesting that two Air Malta aircraft meet at MUC. I wouldn't have expected this regarding their small fleet.

Me too, destination also MLA with a stop at CTA.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 6):
I like flying Contact Air as well (what a surprise! ). I have always had good impressions of their crews; usually they are very friendly and attentive.

Also my impression.

@Mark:

Quoting EICVD (Reply 7):
As usual another great trip report. Thanks for posting.

Thank you.

@Reifel:

Quoting Reifel (Reply 8):
nice to read the second part.

Thank you.

Quoting Reifel (Reply 8):
I'm quite sure that this isn't Paphos but Limassol.

Thank you for the information. I remembered Paphos from the routemap,
but Limassol might also possible.

@Semsem:

Quoting Semsem (Reply 9):
Thanks for interesting pictures.

Thank you.

@ Jack:

Quoting Airthanet (Reply 10):
Really good conclusion to your first part - well done!

Thank you.

Quoting Airthanet (Reply 10):
I travelled on KM last July from LGW and found their service reasonbly good

That´s my overall impression, might be better on another route.

@Stefan:

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 11):
nice to read part 2. Very interesting.

Thank you.

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 11):
Contact Air is the only member of LH Regional that I haven't flown with yet. But I'm planning to check them out on HAJ-STR or HAJ-BRU in the near future, particularly the ATR is my favorite turbo prop aircraft.

I was surprised to read that they stored one ATR72 and that there are several more F100´s
to come. We will see what happens there.
LH´s mainline service STR-TXL is also going to Contacts F100´s the next weeks.

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 11):
Both meals on your flights looked above standard for intra European flights. I know you don't like to eat in planes, but have you given them a try?

Also here, I´ve pictured the meals and secured some souvenirs, that was it.

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 11):
Looking forward to your next reports, especially for the MCO-Report.

Maybe online around the next weekend.

@Suryo:

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 12):
Thank you for the lovely TR.

Thank you.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 12):
This weekend my partner and I are heading to Cyprus ourselves. I can barely wait.

Wish you a good time there and let us share some impressions.

Best regards,
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:37 pm

I just spent the weekend in Larnaca at the Amorgos!!! Smile
 
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:10 pm

Hi Markus,

Nice to read part 2 of your trip and great to see it was another successful one. It never ceases to amaze me just how you connections nearly always work flawlessly!

It is quite amazing to see the demand between LCa and MLA, really wouldn't have thought it. I totally agree with your comments about KM. I too found the ground staff to be very friendly, but cabin crew not so. They never smiled and you got the impression they didn't want to be doing their job. Still the meal service is good for a short flight. I found the old 737 to be more comfortable than the 319.

6 new entries for your log, great work!

Happy flying
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:20 am

Hi Markus!

Very nice reprot with great pictures!

Where are you going next ?

Looking forward to your next report!

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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:02 pm

Hi Markus,

finally the time for me, to read your report.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Reduced to five now, D-ANFK is stored at AMS.

Seems only to be in AMS for a refreshed paintjob.... nothing special around this machine as far as I know.

Can say that the meals on both KM and EK look pretty good for flights of these distances!
Good to read that you like the B777, it's indeed a fine bird, although I prefer 4 engines on longhaul in general since it guarantees more an arrival at your destination (in case of engine failure  Wink), and the cabin environment on the B777 is now completely what I like, when it comes to humidity and aircondioning. But, this is all my personal taste.

I just came back after another 2 successful B777 flights accross the Atlantic, and will start my writing soon to publish something here  Smile

Gruß
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:07 pm

Hello, time for some replys after lots of biz during the last days.

@ELAL772

Quoting ELAL772 (Reply 14):
I just spent the weekend in Larnaca at the Amorgos!!!

Good to know, I am not the single one who decided to stay at the Amorgos.


@Hannah:

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 15):
Nice to read part 2 of your trip and great to see it was another successful one. It never ceases to amaze me just how you connections nearly always work flawlessly!

Thank you, till now and hopefully always in the future!.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 15):
I found the old 737 to be more comfortable than the 319.

For sure, let me go on one of these classic 737´s, warm welcomed!.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 15):
6 new entries for your log, great work!

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@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
Very nice reprot with great pictures!

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
Where are you going next ?

Two storys around my latest trip to your flag country are short on finals on the assembly line.
And in about three weeks a shorty to Krakow on Cimber, Norwegian and the LOT E70.

@Eric:

Thanks for your reply.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 17):
Seems only to be in AMS for a refreshed paintjob.... nothing special around this machine as far as I know.

Good to know.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 17):
Good to read that you like the B777, it's indeed a fine bird,



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 17):
I just came back after another 2 successful B777 flights accross the Atlantic, and will start my writing soon to publish something here

Also my opinion, better than the A333 as experienced also on your route twice.
I´am looking forward to your story, you know!.

Best regards,
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:39 pm



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 18):
Good to know, I am not the single one who decided to stay at the Amorgos.

I actually found the little hotel charming. close to Mcdonalds, KFC and Starbucks  Big grin
 
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RE: Cyprus 2/2: LCA-STR On Air Malta And The Emirates

Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:53 pm

Hello, ELAL772:

Quoting ELAL772 (Reply 19):
I actually found the little hotel charming. close to Mcdonalds, KFC and Starbucks

Also my opinion.
Not the place for a longer beach stay, but ok for some "hot" nights in the city.

Greetings,
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