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by Heinz
Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Bangkok?
Replies: 3
Views: 5368

What's Going On In Bangkok?

Hi all ! Does anyone have an explanation for why there is such an extreme number of flights from Mainland China to <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym> in the early hours of 17APR ? In what looks like an invasion, there are 21 China Eastern flight...

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by Heinz
Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air L1011!?!
Replies: 11
Views: 3048

Mahan Air L1011!?!

Hello, according to the SABRE computer reservation system and the local Mahan Air representative, they now operate at least one Lockheed Tristar between Teheran and Bangkok, among others. The aircraft is said to be ex Saudia. Does anyone have more details ? 1W5 5059 <acronym title="Cirrus Airlines (...

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by Heinz
Thu May 19, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is Click Airways?
Replies: 3
Views: 3724

RE: Who Is Click Airways?

Thank you for the link ! "...becoming the GSA for Click Airways, which operates four <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-76s and three An-12s." Does anyone have registrations for these ? <acronym title="Tirana - Rinas International (Mother Theresa) (TIA / LATI), Albania">TIA</ac...

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by Heinz
Thu May 19, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is Click Airways?
Replies: 3
Views: 3724

Who Is Click Airways?

Hello, Sharjah Airport's arrivals and departures pages list lots of flights (mostly to/from Kabul and Baghdad) by an operator called "Click Airways". For example: 18-May 07:45 Kabul Click airways <acronym title="Jakarta - International / Soekarno-Hatta (CGK / WIII), Indonesia">CGK</acronym> 1102 No ...

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by Heinz
Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Demolished Airline Terminals You Miss
Replies: 21
Views: 3561

RE: Demolished Airline Terminals You Miss

Hong Kong Kai Tak.
Terminal was being torn down FEB/MAR05

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by Heinz
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manila... LH Taking Over?
Replies: 3
Views: 2750

RE: Manila... LH Taking Over?

The new terminal building was built by FRAPORT and its local partner PIATCO. FRAPORT owns a 30% share in PIATCO. Lufthansa was not involved. The terminal has now been sitting empty for over 2 years. The argument between the Philippine Gvmnt. and PIATCO/FRAPORT was over questionable parts of the cont...

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by Heinz
Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asian Spirit BA146s Any Details?
Replies: 0
Views: 1802

Asian Spirit BA146s Any Details?

According to their schedule starting 01.FEB.05, ASIAN SPIRIT will use BA146s to several destinations within the Philippines. Does anyone have any details regarding the identities of these aircraft ? Judging from their schedule, ASIAN SPIRIT should be operating 2 BA146s starting 01.MAR.05. <acronym t...

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by Heinz
Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Cebu Pacific DC9s
Replies: 0
Views: 2191

Question About Cebu Pacific DC9s

Hello, does anybody know what happened to the following CEBU PACIFIC DC9s ?: <acronym title="Chautauqua Airlines/US Airways Express (USA)">RP</acronym>-C1503 <acronym title="Chautauqua Airlines/US Airways Express (USA)">RP</acronym>-C1504 <acronym title="Chautauqua Airlines/US Airways Express (USA)"...

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by Heinz
Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Going On With Pacificair Philippines?
Replies: 0
Views: 3537

What Is Going On With Pacificair Philippines?

Hello ! Does anyone know wht is going on with this commuter airline in the Philippines (oerating since 1947) ? The web address http://www.pacificair.com.ph/ is listed as "For Sale", their last larger aircraft (a DHC-6), still listed in the <acronym title="Adria Airways (Slovenia)">JP</acronym> Airli...

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by Heinz
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question On Brazilian Regs.
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

RE: Question On Brazilian Regs.

I think South Africa also has several prefixes, while others (like Venezuela) have different suffixes, such as 'P' for private or 'C' for commercial.

Heinz

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by Heinz
Sat Sep 11, 2004 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB Complete Latin America Itinerary
Replies: 16
Views: 2075

RE: IB Complete Latin America Itinerary

Another slight correction has to be made: The central American routings are as follows (according to SABRE as of 10SEP04): IB6311 Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Guatemala - La Aurora (GUA / MGGT), Guatemala">GUA</acro...

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by Heinz
Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN225 To CGN Today!
Replies: 5
Views: 2237

RE: AN225 To CGN Today!

It will be parked on RWY 14R overnight.
Loading will start after 06.00 o'clock on ramp.
STD is 21.00 LT on 30JUL04.
Heinz

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by Heinz
Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CGN & DUS On Weekends!?
Replies: 7
Views: 2327

RE: CGN & DUS On Weekends!?

Come to Cologne tonight at 18.00 o'clock LT.
The AN225 is due to arrive ! (leaving tomorrow night...)
Heinz

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by Heinz
Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines WOW!
Replies: 40
Views: 8097

All PR 744s N-rgd? Not All!

There is one 744 that's regd. RP-C8168 (formerly C-FGHZ of Canadian / Air Canada).
Heinz

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by Heinz
Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot: Business = Economy?
Replies: 19
Views: 4296

RE: Aeroflot: Business = Economy?

@Jwenting Of course I know about <acronym title="Aeroflot (Russian Federation)">SU</acronym> in the old Soviet days, but the IL96s that Aeroflot operate are all from 1991 and later, thus post-US<acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym>, and they operate to Western destinations that overflow with compet...

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by Heinz
Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot: Business = Economy?
Replies: 19
Views: 4296

RE: Aeroflot: Business = Economy?

@Tasha: Maybe that's why they operate the IL96s to HAVANA, but not to the U.S... They do, however, also operate them into places such as Bangkok, and considering that they charge EUR 478.00 + tax as their lowest Y-class fare from Frankfurt (via <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Rus...

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by Heinz
Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot: Business = Economy?
Replies: 19
Views: 4296

Aeroflot: Business = Economy?

Have a look at Aeroflot's IL96 seat map:

http://www.aeroflot.com/about/il86.shtml

What's the difference in seating comfort
between business and economy class ?
I can't see any.

Heinz

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by Heinz
Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is A Convair CV-770?
Replies: 13
Views: 7340

YC-131C USAF's First Turboprop Aircraft?

Question: Is it true that the Convair <acronym title="Flight West Airlines (Australia)">YC</acronym>-131C was the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>'s first turboprop aircraft, as claimed by the seller of a <acronym title="Flight West Airlines (Australia)">YC</acronym>-131C Service Test Manu...

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by Heinz
Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is A Convair CV-770?
Replies: 13
Views: 7340

RE: What Is A Convair CV-770?

@backfire: that is obviously the aircraft in question, but according to AndersNilsson's list above it should be a CV580 with that registration (and as probably everyone would agree it is...). So again: what made it different in looks in its <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New...

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by Heinz
Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is A Convair CV-770?
Replies: 13
Views: 7340

RE: What Is A Convair CV-770?

From what I have found out there must have been at least one aircraft that was designated a <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym>-770 (N600AB). Later this aircraft seems to have been (re?-)converted to a <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chath...

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by Heinz
Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is A Convair CV-770?
Replies: 13
Views: 7340

What Is A Convair CV-770?

Hello,

does anyone know anything about the CV-770 transport ? How many built ? What did it look like ?

TIA
Heinz

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by Heinz
Sat May 29, 2004 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CPQ And VCP - Same Airport?
Replies: 1
Views: 9642

CPQ And VCP - Same Airport?

Question to our Brazilian friends:
Are Campinas (CPQ) and Campinas-Viracopos (VCP) the same airport ?

Photos in airliners net carry both airport codes.

Thank you !
Heinz

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by Heinz
Thu May 20, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai-jet From Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 1895

RE: Thai-jet From Germany

If you are interested, you can check their daily flightplans (both Atlasjet and Thaijet) under this URL: http://occ.atlasjet.net/ Aircraft OGB is erroneously listed twice. Correctly, Thaijet's OGB is actually <acronym title="Highland Air (Sweden)">HS</acronym>-OGC. At the bottom of the page is a dat...

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by Heinz
Sat Apr 24, 2004 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At KUL
Replies: 0
Views: 1482

Spotting At KUL

Hello,
can anyone provide some information on spotting / viewing / photography conditions at K.L.I.A. (KUL) airport ?
Are the windows tinted ?
Thanks.
Heinz

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by Heinz
Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Foundation For Airborne Relief" - Any Info?
Replies: 0
Views: 3188

"Foundation For Airborne Relief" - Any Info?

Hello ! Does anyone know of any good sources about the "Foundation for Airborne Relief" that had (or operated ?) a couple of C97s and C133s in the early 70s ? (Registered N . . . <acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acronym> and based at <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field...

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by Heinz
Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7109

RE: Convair 880

I talked to a scrapman at MIA in the late 80s who was just working on a CV880.
He told me that he "liked the 880, because there was so much platinum in them".

Heinz

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by Heinz
Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

RE: Cebu Pacific

Here is the latest on this subject (with an appropriate amount of sceptisim to be applied) : Operations are now supposed to start 05.JUN with the revised routing <acronym title="Frankfurt - Hahn (HHN / EDFH), Germany">HHN</acronym> - BAH - <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / V...

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by Heinz
Sun Mar 28, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports In The Cologne/Essen/Dusseldorf Area
Replies: 12
Views: 3627

RE: Airports In The Cologne/Essen/Dusseldorf Area

Siince no one has mentioned Bonn-Hangelar (EDKB): It's a general aviation field with an 800m runway (11/29). No scheduled services. Lots of glider activity on weekends. As a very rough estimate, about 60-80 light aircraft are present at any given time, most of them in the hangars. BGS (Bundesgrenzsc...

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by Heinz
Sun Mar 21, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu Pacific
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

RE: Cebu Pacific

I guess some scepticism is appropriate. The plan is to possibly operate this in cooperation with Oman Air and to also offer fares to African destinations, via Muscat. Royal Brunei also operated their <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> - <acro...

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by Heinz
Sat Mar 20, 2004 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kyrghystan Airlines From Oshkosh?
Replies: 1
Views: 1591

Kyrghystan Airlines From Oshkosh?

Sharjah Flight Information - Arrivals lists a Kyrghystan Airlines arrival from Oshkosh today at 22.30H. Seems kind of unlikely to me...
Does anyone know more ?
See: http://www.shj-airport.gov.ae/cgi-bin/fids/fids?33

Best regards
Heinz

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by Heinz
Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Palmdale:Ready For Prime Time?
Replies: 10
Views: 2600

RE: Palmdale:Ready For Prime Time?

Didn't they have civilian commuter flights, with a small pax terminal on the south side, quite a few years back ?

Heinz

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by Heinz
Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tantrums Over Seats
Replies: 28
Views: 3729

RE: Tantrums Over Seats

I heard the following story from a flight attendant from a major German airline today: A citizen from a South Asian nation was sitting on an emergency exit seat that was assigned to someone else. When this person tried to claim her seat, he would not release it. When the pursor finally threatened to...

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by Heinz
Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rebrandings That Went Wrong
Replies: 31
Views: 5314

RE: Rebrandings That Went Wrong

Thomas Cook replacing Condor

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by Heinz
Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airport For Spotting?
Replies: 27
Views: 3919

RE: Worst Airport For Spotting?

Buenos Aires - Ezeiza (as opposed to Aeroparque, which is excellent)

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by Heinz
Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD Barajas Expansion - Biggest In Europe?
Replies: 38
Views: 4389

RE: MAD Barajas Expansion - Biggest In Europe?

Hey, why think small ?
Add a taxiway and connect MAD with Torrejon !
(See aerial photo by David Guil above...)

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by Heinz
Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Best Viewing Airport In The World?
Replies: 24
Views: 10034

RE: What Is The Best Viewing Airport In The World?

Hello ! In terms of variety, <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> is excellent, but photography is difficult. Outside of the terminal building you will have to find off-airport locations to shoot on approach. Angles are kind of steep, if you look at...

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by Heinz
Sun Feb 22, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Old International Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 5120

RE: Odd Old International Routes

Here is a repetition of some old routing from an older post a few years ago with the same subject plus some 'new' ones: The following all from 1971 /1972: AF186 <acronym title="Paris - Orly (ORY / LFPO), France">ORY</acronym> - <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece...

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by Heinz
Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Old International Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 5120

RE: Odd Old International Routes

The Fiesta Route, according to a <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> timetable from 1972, had the following routing: <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> - BDA - <acronym title="San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field (NKX / KNKX), USA - ...

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by Heinz
Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kai Tak Checkerboard Approach
Replies: 29
Views: 11928

RE: Kai Tak Checkerboard Approach

TR, thanks for the 744 info ! Though I first got to Kai Tak in 1986, I have never seen any <acronym title="Varig Brasil and Varig (Brazil)">RG</acronym> 744s there. ------------------------------------------- In my experience, the 'best' airlines for 'out of the ordinary' approaches were the followi...

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by Heinz
Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kai Tak Checkerboard Approach
Replies: 29
Views: 11928

RE: Kai Tak Checkerboard Approach

I have seen Varig's MD11s on numerous occasions at both Kai Tak and CLK between 1995 and 1998. Didn't know they operated 744s into <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China -...

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by Heinz
Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airport Location
Replies: 11
Views: 2277

RE: Best Airport Location

Buenos Aires-Aeroparque

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by Heinz
Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Booked A Flight Leg Because Of Aircraft?
Replies: 68
Views: 6273

RE: Ever Booked A Flight Leg Because Of Aircraft?

Most of the times... One of my favorites (from 1991): Batam - Palembang - Bandung on Merpati'S L.382 PAX (yes !) Hercules continueing on Bouraq's Viscounts from Bandung to Yogyakarta and back. Before that, Mandala's L.188 Electra from Jakarta to Medan. All of the above aircraft types disappeared fro...

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by Heinz
Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help On Aviation Photography In BKK
Replies: 3
Views: 5106

RE: Help On Aviation Photography In BKK

Hi, as far as I know, the golf course between the runways isn't easily accessible for civilians. If anyone knows how to get there, that information would be much appreciated ! There are, however, two viewing decks behind glass in terminal 1, with only mildly tinted glass. They are on the forth floor...

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by Heinz
Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newcal Aviation
Replies: 1
Views: 2627

Newcal Aviation

Does anyone know at what airport exactly Newcal Aviation's planes are located (in the U.S., not Malta) ? Their address lists them as being locted at Little Ferry, New Jersey, which is very close to Teterboro / <acronym title="Vanguard Airlines (USA)">NJ</acronym>. However, I cannot remember to have ...

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by Heinz
Sun Dec 07, 2003 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chieftain Air / Covert Operations In Africa
Replies: 0
Views: 2565

Chieftain Air / Covert Operations In Africa

A mysterious "Chieftain Air" is supposed to have operated in Africa in the eighties with some C123s (N677DG + N546S, at least).
Does anyone know anything about this "airline" ? From where did it operate and in whose favor ? For how long did operations go on ?
Thanks...Heinz

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by Heinz
Tue Dec 02, 2003 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: URGENT: Saving Ship 24, The Last Convair 990
Replies: 21
Views: 6501

RE: URGENT: Saving Ship 24, The Last Convair 990

I remember to have seen this aircraft at Oostende in JUL90, still is basic Denver Ports-Of-Call c/s.
Heinz

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by Heinz
Mon Dec 01, 2003 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Iberia Fly To Bolivia And Honduras?
Replies: 7
Views: 4717

RE: Did Iberia Fly To Bolivia And Honduras?

According to <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym>'s winter schedule of 1972/73 they operated the following flights to/via La Paz/Bolivia: IB983 (TUE) <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym> - <acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (SJU / TJSJ), ...

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by Heinz
Sun Nov 30, 2003 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Modern Air
Replies: 5
Views: 2601

RE: Modern Air

They had a fleet of 8 CV990As (as of 1974):
N5601
N5605
N5614
N5615
N5617
N5623
N5624
N5625
Must have gone out of business approximately 1975.

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by Heinz
Sun Nov 23, 2003 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines Routes
Replies: 18
Views: 3532

RE: Philippine Airlines Routes

There are no immediate plans to resume the European routes. Emphasis is on regional services and North America.

Heinz

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by Heinz
Fri Nov 07, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Up With Garuda In Europe?
Replies: 5
Views: 3466

What's Up With Garuda In Europe?

Hello,
I just checked SABRE reservation system, and in the month of February there are no flights from AMS to JKT between 02 and 16FEB04. What does this mean ?
Heinz

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