by AlexA340B777
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163011

Re: Flights to/from Wuhan (WUH) Suspended

The Lion Air flight from/to Denpasar has been operating to Wuhan today... currently otw back to DPS... so are there some exceptions being made?

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by AlexA340B777
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25605

Re: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread

AlexA340B777 wrote:
Checking FR24 today several times, it seems that TK has stopped overflying Iran as well. TK still operated a flight to Teheran though... but TK planes cruising seem to avoid Irans airspace now.


I stand corrected... TK58 from IST to BKK is just flying north of Teheran right now...

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by AlexA340B777
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25605

Re: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread

Checking FR24 today several times, it seems that TK has stopped overflying Iran as well. TK still operated a flight to Teheran though... but TK planes cruising seem to avoid Irans airspace now.

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by AlexA340B777
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 36560

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2020

Meanwhile, EY seemingly has retired all its A332s... according to FR24 none has been flying since end of December 2019.

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by AlexA340B777
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25605

Re: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread

So how are companies dealing with their internal risk assessments regarding business travel? Anyone here whose company has published travel ban on certain airlines due to them flying over the conflict zones of Iran/Iraq (of course I am not asking for the company names)? Would be interesting to know,...

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by AlexA340B777
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25605

Re: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread

And meanwhile TK and QR still flying over Iran... just now on FR24.

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by AlexA340B777
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Twin Otter Seaplanes Maldives - at what age retired?
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Twin Otter Seaplanes Maldives - at what age retired?

Thank you very much for your inputs, very interesting indeed!

So will we really see lets say 100 year old frames flying around one day? Awesome thought!

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by AlexA340B777
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25605

Re: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread

Watching FR24 today, it looks like EK is avoiding Iranian airspace as well, all routed around.

Still overflying Iraq though.

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by AlexA340B777
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Twin Otter Seaplanes Maldives - at what age retired?
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Twin Otter Seaplanes Maldives - at what age retired?

Hi guys, I was wondering the other day what would the life expectancy of a Twin Otter seaplane be at Maldives... operating in hot and humid climate and getting frequent contact to corrosive salt water of the sea. Just wondering, as some of the planes flying for Trans Maldivian Airways and/or Maldivi...

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by AlexA340B777
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25605

Re: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread

https://safeairspace.net/ New NOTAMs out today and that website is listing Iran and Iraq as „No Fly“ areas now in their map... I really hope that all other carriers who as of now are still overflying Iran and Iraq will stop doing so shortly. I for myself wont take the risk booking on any of those ca...

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by AlexA340B777
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 77600

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

Latest movements (courtesy of skyliner-aviation.de): Airbus A330-223 338 CS-TOF TAP Air Portugal ferried 22 Oct 2019 LIS-DGX, for part-out & scrap, ex D-ARND Airbus A330-243 852 A6-EYO Etihad Airways ferried 21 Oct 2019 AUH-LETL, for storage, ex F-WWKT Airbus A330-243 991 A6-EYS Etihad Airways ...

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by AlexA340B777
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD
Replies: 29
Views: 10269

Re: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD

Strangely, A6-EYD was ferried back today from Teruel to Abu Dhabi after nearly 1 year of storage.

Why would that be?

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by AlexA340B777
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD
Replies: 29
Views: 10269

Re: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD

More have been flown to Teruel yesterday, 19.11.2019.

From what I can see, EY only actively flying 4 332s as of today.

I am wondering why those birds do not find a new owner quickly, as they are not that old?

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by AlexA340B777
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA LHR and AMS Routes News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 24272

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Only A332s throughout November to AMS so far.

Flight to London seems to have stopped operating...

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by AlexA340B777
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD
Replies: 29
Views: 10269

Re: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD

btw, how about EYs A330-200s, are they scheduled for retirement this year? I remember to have read that somewhere, but cannot find more information...

Thanks,

Alex

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by AlexA340B777
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA LHR and AMS Routes News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 24272

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Any idea what aircraft they’ll use on these flights? Airbus A330-900neo, Garuda Indonesia have 14 of the type on order and the aircraft will operate the route from 29 October 2019 replacing the current A330-200. Flights will depart Denpasar and London Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. A single aircra...

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by AlexA340B777
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 7821

Re: German Aviation Thread 2019

Any idea or rumors if Qatar Airways is planning to fly to DUS in the near future?

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by AlexA340B777
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217738

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Thomas Cook GmbH, the German subsidiary of Thomas Cook, also filed for insolvency on Wednesday (today). The company said it was forced to take the step to free itself from financial entanglements and liabilities after its parent company filed for insolvency on Monday. Thomas Cook GmbH said it would...

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by AlexA340B777
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217738

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

What are the chances then for TC Germany GmbH getting the bridge loan of the German government in addition?

Is the German branch on its own potentially profitable, which would be a good chance for the loan to be approved as well?

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by AlexA340B777
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 28790

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

The reason being hopeful now is, that before for Condor all media had reported a 200 million loan is in the talks, whereas now 400 million being rumored... hope that would be 200 mio. each for Condor and TC GmbH Germany...

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by AlexA340B777
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 28790

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Breaking news: German government will make a decision about a cloe to 400 Million Euro loan for Condor, decision expected tonight. https://m.bild.de/geld/wirtschaft/wirtschaft/thomas-cook-pleite-bundesregierung-will-condor-retten-64921282.bildMobile.html But why does a "highly profitable"...

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by AlexA340B777
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217738

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

How about those who have booked a holiday in the next months, but not yet paid the final balance which is due about 1 month prior departure. Does this final balance still need to be paid as a contract has been made between them and TC? Or the payment can be cancelled, as the contract will surely not...

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by AlexA340B777
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217738

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Interesting detail from Condor: https://www.condor.com/de/flug-vorbereiten/reiseinformationen/aktuelle-meldungen.jsp Alle Condor Flüge finden planmäßig statt +++ Wichtiger Hinweis für Thomas Cook Gäste Hinweis für Gäste, die eine Reise mit Thomas Cook, Neckermann, Oeger Tours, Air Marin und Bucher ...

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by AlexA340B777
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217738

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Following Info on German webpage of TC: https://www.thomascook.de/ „Wir loten derzeit letzte Optionen aus. Sollten diese scheitern, sehen wir uns gezwungen, für die Thomas Cook GmbH, Thomas Cook Touristik GmbH und Bucher Reisen & Öger Tours GmbH und möglicherweise auch weiterer Gesellschaften In...

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by AlexA340B777
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217738

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Thanks a lot for your feedbacks OA260 and flyjay123.

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by AlexA340B777
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217738

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

So I might be lucky as flights of my package holiday are on Qatar Airways, so TC just dealing with the hotel I suppose... As long as you have tickets issued you should be ok. You would need to call hotel direct and see if they have been paid. The issues arise if you have paid the company in this ca...

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by AlexA340B777
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217738

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

So I might be lucky as flights of my package holiday are on Qatar Airways, so TC just dealing with the hotel I suppose...

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by AlexA340B777
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217738

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

I wonder whether it’s cheaper to let them go bust then people will buy which bits they want and leave the rest . Can some profitable companies rise out of the ashes ? I think the chance of a government bail out loan is a long shot . They didn’t bail out The steel makers which was much more politica...

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by AlexA340B777
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217738

Re: Updated: Thomas Cook Files for U.S. Bankruptcy Protection

I am booked for December on a package holiday of TC daughter Neckermann-Reisen, so that trip would be cancelled in case TC goes bust? The flights of the tour package are on QR and the tickets are already issued, would the flights still be happening so maybe I just need to rebook a new hotel in addit...

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by AlexA340B777
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 12252

Re: Lufthansa A330 hit at FRA

Its D-AILR, an A319 It was scheduled for repaint and transfer to City Line next month. A rather old frame, almost 22 years, which perhaps has 5 more years to go. Makes me wonder if its still worth the effort, a midsize repair and the repaint. As is it a Lufthansa A319ceo and is only 21.9 years old,...

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by AlexA340B777
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217738

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

With the latest development, would that be safe to book a package holiday with Thomas Cook for this winter season?

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by AlexA340B777
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update
Replies: 19
Views: 5178

Re: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update

Thanks a lot to all for your feedback.

So booking a flight on EK now for April/May should be fine, the challenge would be to get a seat as I understand.

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by AlexA340B777
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update
Replies: 19
Views: 5178

DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update

Hi there,

does anyone have a first situation update on how things are going at DXB airport currently due to the runway closure 16.4.-30.5.?

How are delays / cancellations... or is everything going smooth?


Thanks for some input,

Alex

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TG has reactivated stored 744 HS-TGP recently, nice.
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TheEuphorian wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Lion Air has retired their last 747-400 this week

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/lion-ai ... rnisation/

With that, TG is now the sole 744 operator in S.E.Asia.


TG has reactivated stored 744 HS-TGP recently, nice.

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by AlexA340B777
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 44
Views: 5301

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

Trans Maldivian Airway operates Twin Otters in daily service between the airport island in Male MLE and the holiday resort islands, some of them are over 50 (yes, fifty) years old. The oldest one I was flying personally is 8Q-MBC, that frame has been flying over 50 years as well, delivered in Januar...

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by AlexA340B777
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 147
Views: 40809

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

http://theeksource.com/emirates-b777-30 ... intenance/
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A6-EBF retired now at EK.

http://theeksource.com/emirates-b777-30 ... intenance/

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by AlexA340B777
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to Vegas?
Replies: 11
Views: 2761

Re: EK to Vegas?

http://theeksource.com/emirates-b777-20 ... s-charter/
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the one you saw some weeks back was this charter flight:

http://theeksource.com/emirates-b777-20 ... s-charter/

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by AlexA340B777
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to Vegas?
Replies: 11
Views: 2761

Re: EK to Vegas?

http://theeksource.com/emirates-b777-20 ... las-vegas/
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it is a charter flight:

http://theeksource.com/emirates-b777-20 ... las-vegas/

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by AlexA340B777
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49464

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

There are still 13 (at this moment) B73M shown in the air at flightaware: https://uk.flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B38M This must be a mistake, right or are all these empty flights. There is, for instance, a LOT flight from WAW - LHR, that seems impossible to me. it is shown incorrectly on flig...

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by AlexA340B777
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 77600

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

So that makes it 7 used A340s for Global Aviation: 3xEK, 2xSA and 2xTK... wow they are going big huh?

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by AlexA340B777
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 77600

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

ex EK A345 A6-ERD has found a new home at Global Aviation and has been flown to JNB already: Global have 3 former EK A345's. Since they arrived in JNB in June 2018, October 2018 and January 2019 they have not flown. I don't have any idea what their plan for them is. They also received two TK A343 t...

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by AlexA340B777
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 103
Views: 18608

Re: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies

BTW EK currently only operates B77W for the evening flight DUS-DXB, which used to be an A388 before.
Again, QR could fit in an evening flight ex DUS very well regarding the EK downgrade of equipment.

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by AlexA340B777
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 77600

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... ion/YXZtpN

Would be great to see that bird flying again!
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Some good news for all A340-500 lovers:

ex EK A345 A6-ERD has found a new home at Global Aviation and has been flown to JNB already:

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... ion/YXZtpN

Would be great to see that bird flying again!

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by AlexA340B777
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 103
Views: 18608

Re: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies

They are not serving Hamburg, the EUs 7th largest city. Also Düsseldorf, located in the high populated Rhine-Ruhr Area. Those two cities for example are now open for Qatar. With Emirates "doing" Hamburg by A380 do you think there is enough demand remaining? ( same goes for Duesseldorf wit...

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by AlexA340B777
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 14193

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

I was hoping for DUS to become QR destination very soon as part of the recently signed deal between EU and QR. Any idea by when DUS will be added soonest?

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by AlexA340B777
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 147
Views: 40809

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

https://m.planespotters.net/airframe/Bo ... s/xyROhDG9
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just found more info here:

https://m.planespotters.net/airframe/Bo ... s/xyROhDG9

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by AlexA340B777
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 147
Views: 40809

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

SQ789 wrote:
BOEING777EK wrote:
A6-EBF, A6-EBH and A6-ECB will shortly leave the EK fleet for Royal Flight soon.

I addition, A6-EBX and EBZ will also go down to Nordwind Airlines soon too.


EKs A6-EBZ has not flown since February 12th... seems that frame is leaving the fleet soon.

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