I am not 100% sure on MIA into ATH, back in 2009 Delta were operating services twice daily from JFK into Athens on 767-300s in addition a 4 or 5 weekly flight was operated direct from ATL as well. Assuming the ATL services are all fed from additional points across the US assuming that I don't think ...Jump to post
I just found this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRAIC_CR929 Has there any progress on the Russian & Chinese jet CRAIC CR929? Is it still in the planning stages? Or this just a dream ala IL-96 and TU-204 which weren't successful!? Il-96 and Tu-204 were not a dream, they were designed and first ...Jump to post
Aegean Airlines operates cargo services to Hong Kong. A320Neo SX-NEB operated A3 4980 from Athens to Hong Kong via Almaty and will return this evening to Athens via Almaty as A3 4981. https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/94688579_2836534636432449_2832671596185911296_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_n...Jump to post
I have a question for everyone. If you were in Scurrah/Deloitte shoes, which direction would you take? Refocus on the core aspects of the business. Go back to a hybrid carrier that it was as Virgin Blue not Qantas lite which John Borghetti tried to turn it into when he got passed over for the top j...Jump to post
Good cargo capability from Russia and China, looking like a passenger flight. With many Syrian living abroad and trunk route like DXB it's "also" "maybe" to serve those? The Syrians even say they want to use it to China. For tourism? Or do many Syrians live in China? The same re...Jump to post
Almost all of you, except one, forgot to mention Interflug (IF). And you have forgotten their IL-62, famously landing (bouncing) in a field a few years ago. In the seventies and eighties I lived near the threshold of the runway at ATH Ellinikon, and I have seen everything, all those Russian stylish...Jump to post
Africa: Egypt Air operated Ilyushin Il-62, Il-18 and Tu-154 aircraft Air Cairo (Egypt) still operates Tupolev Tu-204 freighters and pax aircraft which are equipped with RR power plants I think it's a bit of a stretch to say Air Cairo still operates the TU-204. Last I saw any evidence of them operat...Jump to post
Open racks on Tu-154A to B-2 was normal along with the early Il-62M aircraft as well. From the early 80s enclosed bins were standard on Tu-154M, Il-62M, Il-86 onward. Seats in all Soviet airliners were able to fold forward for a number of space utilisation, sometimes in flight in turbulence they wou...Jump to post
MIAT Mongolian Airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are two more. Libyan Arab had Il76s too while I think of it Mongolia, Afghanistan were definitely an eastern bloc nation with Soviet Back Governments. Syrian Air also operated Tu-154M aircraft and still operate TU-134 and Yak-40 aircraft but once a...Jump to post
eta unknown wrote:TAAG & LAM both had one Il-62. IIRC there was also a TAAG TU-134.
Syrian, Ariana, Iran Air Tours had TU-154's.
Guyana had an Il-62 for a one-off presidential visit.
Hi folks, Bit of a two pronged question, so bear with me As far as I know, SU and flag carriers of other Eastern Bloc countries operated Soviet airliners quite frequently on various international routes to Western countries. In these instances, did the Soviet types require any sort of special handl...Jump to post
Greek CAA suspends traffic between Greece and northern Italy until 23-Mar-2020 due to coronavirus. Notice effective till 23/03 so far.
https://centreforaviation.com/news/gree ... rus-982036
The change of livery was made public in November 2007 and the aircraft was transferred to ASASCO. On the following picture taken last September, the two MD-11s are seen engineless and HZ-AFAS has several doors open : https://flic.kr/p/2hb6CrD Exactly, the aircraft was re-registered also from HZ-AFA...Jump to post
I'm 99.9% sure that HZ-AFAS was sold to Mid East Jet and hence painted out of SV colours in 2009 or 2010. The change of livery was made public in November 2007 and the aircraft was transferred to ASASCO. On the following picture taken last September, the two MD-11s are seen engineless and HZ-AFAS h...Jump to post
Found a picture of the two MD11's (…) Didn't remember that one of them (HZ-AFA) does not wear the SV-colours. Cool, thanks. So they are just abandonned, not even stored. HZ-AFAS didn't operate for a long time in the new livery: https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/mcdonnell-douglas-md-11-hz-afas-...Jump to post
Link from the Uzbekistan Airways' website advertising the sale:
https://www.uzairways.com/ru/press-cent ... -samoletov
Today is the closing day for any interest in the aircraft!
Air Koryo has had for some time a TU-204-300 built in 1993. reg number P-6322. It is an EX VNUKOVO aircraft which was registered RA-64012. I found under rizjets.net that Air Koryo has a TU-204-100B registered P-633. which was NTU by Red Wings registered RA-64048 with a delivery date of 04/03/22013....Jump to post
Bul Air is a subsidiary of Bulgaria Air operates 9 Boeing 8737-300s which share the same basic livery
There are multiple direct flights operated by many carriers not just Mahan Air between China, Europe, Australia and North America which are still currently operating. I don't see why the Iranian government would try keep their flights hidden?Jump to post
Actually IB A346 is a regular visitor to ATH in summer. It's dispatched for cruise traffic and is usually a charter that arrives in the early afternoon. Indeed although in this case its actually on the 3280 which is just a regular flight. Still got AVIOS redemption seats on it in J ! So tempting ;)...Jump to post
Those Airbus A310-300s are getting a little long in the tooth and are used extensively on services to the Gulf region. The Airbus A330-200 would be a good suit with the follow through of some Airbus A320 family narrow bodies.Jump to post
Iran Air Cubana Air Koryo Cubana has an average fleet age of 11.6 years with the eldest Russian built aircraft being a 2005 Il-96-300 Air Koryo utilises its fleet of 2 Tu-204s and 2 An-148s on the majority of scheduled services it operates with an average age of 12 years between the 4 the eldest be...Jump to post
Definitely a major improvement on the previous bland grey livery. This is more authentic to the nation they serve, good job A3! https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/86177734_2751082704967812_2403715860666515456_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ohc=WrHbYHGw20AAX875gz5&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&...Jump to post
Adding to that the two frames were stored in Air Koryo livery for the past 4 months or soJump to post
Flights to KWI use to make a fuel stop in China or Pakistan. I still think there is 3 main reason an IL-96 could be needed. To operate on the FNJ-PEK trunk route. During peak season, passengers and cargo demand could justify such a flight (from what I read; I am looking to find the source). It coul...Jump to post
Makes sense considering they have suspended Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Kuwait City flights due to sanctions. Macau being a more friendly city to North Korean interests once again. Interestingly it looks like Air Koryo will be operating some kind of services to Ulan-Ude in Russia after recent talks be...Jump to post
Skymark of Japan were the final customers of the 737NG, the last -800 JA73AC was delivered late last month.Jump to post
https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/06/saudi-arabian-airlines-to-boost-a320neo-family-fleet-up-to-100.html Saudi Arabia increases A320neo order from 35 to 100 with 35 options, for a total of 65 of the neo family with 15 A321XLRs. Nice bump Saudi Arabia are they expanding or repla...Jump to post
The article says: It is specified that the aircraft were arrested at the request of the Ukrainian Antonov Concern, which claims that the airworthiness of the aircraft was renewed with a violation. According to the lawyers, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency illegally certified the German comp...Jump to post
Does anyone have the schedule to MH's flights to Zagreb? I am really interested and curious about this one! Me too. You'd be surprised who flew there. Even Qantas did at one point! It's off topic but you'd be surprised by some of the old routes. I think there was a lot of demand to the Adriatic are...Jump to post
On a related side note in regards to the Russian SST and US-Russian joint testing on a 2nd Gen SST using the TU-144L at the time.
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/his ... index.html
There are still cargo services if I believe correctly operating round the world services. Closest things to it nowadays could be the following: Air China (CA) operates PEK-MAD-GIG services - (longest direct flight in the world) Air New Zealand (NZ) operates AKL-LAX-LHR Air Tahiti Nui (TN) operates P...Jump to post
Going through the Planespotters database, I noted that the remaining active fleet is as follows, with 107 remaining in service or due to enter service with an airline: Iran (1) Meraj Airlines: 1 Meraj Airlines actually doesn't own that 737-200 in question which is EP-AGA, the Iranian Government VIP...Jump to post
Suprised no one has mentioned Aurora (Aeroflot's Far Eastern subsidiary) who mainly took over operations of Vladivostok Avia & SAT Sakhalinsk, They operate to Tokyo NRT from Vladivostok VVO SU5480 / SU481 Five times weekly A319 service They also operate to Sapporo CTS from Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Ura...Jump to post
Emirates first flew to Melbourne in Australia back in 1996, and the service was : Dubai - Jakarta - Melbourne with A310-300. With the delivery of the Boeing 777-200s they then served: Dubai - Singapore - Melbourne 3 Weekly B777-200 Sydney services were inaugurated in 1999 operating: Dubai - Singapor...Jump to post
Oh yes, it was the largest airline in the whole world, the equivalent of all the US based airlines that existed in the 80s combined. Incredibly huge yes, but it was the only airline that existed in the Soviet Union. Hundreds of Tupolev 134s and 154s, a combined fleet way larger than what the Americ...Jump to post
They gotta move their NK expat slave labor some how. They have been doing that successfully with what they have now, I mean they flew as far as Kuwait until these increased were imposed on them. Flights to KWI use to make a fuel stop in China or Pakistan. I still think there is 3 main reason an IL-...Jump to post
I will say no. The regional operation at OA (an A3 subsidiary) is purely domestic (plus possibly from Greece to LCA), and thus turboprops are perfect for those short routes. What I would say, however, is that perhaps the DH8A fleet should be retired soon (OA once had 5 DH8As but is down to 2.) and ...Jump to post
They could use one of the Tu 204 they already have to fly to VVO. In the high season a capacity boost on PEK could be needed. I hope to see them going for one of those old Domodedovo frame I seriously doubt Air Koryo would be opting for a wide body aircraft. Most likely additional Tu-204s or maybe ...Jump to post
I didn't want to open a new treat for that but it seems Air Koryo is looking at Russia to buy two new frames: https://fr.sputniknews.com/international/201904141040740931-coree-nord-russie-avions-civils/ https://www.nknews.org/2019/04/north-korea-wants-to-buy-new-commercial-aircraft-russians-in-pyon...Jump to post
Both airlines fly to Israel in one way or the other. RJ Royal Jordanian along with Royal Jordanian Cargo serve TVL from AMM while Egyptair operates to TVL from CAI via its "subsidiary" Air Sinai which operates an Egyptair Express ERJ with no titles or flag on it to TVL. The later being a s...Jump to post
Here are 10 of the oldest airlines in the world still in operation. BA missing from this list. 1. KLM 1919 2. Avianca 1919 3. Qantas 1920 4. Aeroflot 1923 5. Czech Airlines (CSA) 1923 6. Finnair 1923 (originally named Aero O/Y) 7. Delta Air Lines 1924 8. Tajik Air (until January 2019) 1924 9. Air S...Jump to post
A country in a state of civil war, really this is their focus?Jump to post