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by odafz
Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airport Sees All Airbus Widebody Types?
Replies: 38
Views: 5376

What Airport Sees All Airbus Widebody Types?

ATH receives the following :
A330 : Cyprus AW, EMIRATES
A340: Olympic AL plus of course the whole series of Airbus narrow body

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by odafz
Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help With Afrek (airline)
Replies: 1
Views: 3153

RE: Help With Afrek (airline)

The only ionfo I an supply you, is their offices were located on 15 Eleftherious Venizelou avenue (nowadays occupied by GOLDAIR) and they operated a fleet of Britannia.

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by odafz
Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA's Network, Past, Present And Future
Replies: 26
Views: 4111

RE: MEA's Network, Past, Present And Future

Dear Wassch71, I am a great fan of your site and believe me we went to the same school albeit at different period (VIVE LE CPF). In your map , DAKAR is missing , it was briefly operated once weekly in 1990 on a direct flight between BEY and DKR . There are many regional routes that MEA could develop...

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by odafz
Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable Airline Offices / Agencies
Replies: 49
Views: 6537

RE: Memorable Airline Offices / Agencies

Dear Wassch71, One of the most beautiful ticket agencies was <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym> office located in Bab Idriss, but the current one in GEFINOR center is not bad also. Once they had a mock up of L1011 which I found completely strange since <acronym title="Macae (M...

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by odafz
Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic - Why So Unsuccesful?
Replies: 19
Views: 3072

RE: Olympic - Why So Unsuccesful?

Cher Beaucaire, Thank you for your kind words on Lebanese kitchen, greek kitchen is not bad either and certianly not the french one. The liquidation of SABENA was one of the boldest move made by any government (after the firing of air controllers during the Reagan era). SABENA was a money pit and ne...

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by odafz
Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic - Why So Unsuccesful?
Replies: 19
Views: 3072

RE: Olympic - Why So Unsuccesful?

Cher Mozart, After a rocky start, I am happy we can exchange ideas and thank you of making me a respected user (you are the first) and I am reciprocating it. Now, as painful as it is, I think <acronym title="Olympic Airways (Greece)">OA</acronym> has lost golden opportunities because of the state in...

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by odafz
Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Athens Airport - Oversized?
Replies: 20
Views: 4129

RE: Athens Airport - Oversized?

Just a question to Pilotaydin:

What about Sabiha Gokcen AIrport?

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by odafz
Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic - Why So Unsuccesful?
Replies: 19
Views: 3072

RE: Olympic - Why So Unsuccesful?

Cher Mozart, Glad to see you again, here some historical facts about <acronym title="Olympic Airways (Greece)">OA</acronym>. It was formed to succeed <acronym title="Taegu (K-2) (TAE / RKTN), South Korea">TAE</acronym> (Technical and Aeronautical Exploitations Co) , a bankrupt state company. The ass...

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by odafz
Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair's DC-8's
Replies: 17
Views: 4786

RE: Swissair's DC-8's

The DC8-62 <acronym title="Harbor Airlines (USA)">HB</acronym>-IDE "canton d'Uri" overran the runway in Athens in October 1979. You can read the actual reason of the crash in which 14 persons died on : www.aviation-safety.net. According to this site it was a pilot error which lead to this tragedy ( ...

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by odafz
Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair's DC-8's
Replies: 17
Views: 4786

RE: Swissair's DC-8's

Used to see them in <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURRENT: Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos (Spata) (ATH / LGAV), Greece">ATH</acronym> (from <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym> and <acronym title="Zu...

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by odafz
Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Athens Airport - Oversized?
Replies: 20
Views: 4129

RE: Athens Airport - Oversized?

TO MOZART I am sorry if I sounded aggressive, my intention was to demonstrate that after all <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURRENT: Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos (Spata) (ATH / LGAV), Greece">ATH</acronym> is not as bad airport as it is, May be I resen...

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by odafz
Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baghdad...Is There A Market?
Replies: 50
Views: 6250

RE: Baghdad...Is There A Market?

You should also allow for Middle East Airlines . The company used to serve BGW 5 times weekly before the first Gulf War. Excellent connecting traffic to Europe from BEY.

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by odafz
Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Athens Airport - Oversized?
Replies: 20
Views: 4129

RE: Athens Airport - Oversized?

Voyons, Messieurs, Descendez de vos grands chevaux!!! "Just been to Athens and it struck me how "empty" the airport seems although it was peak time (late morning). I know <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURRENT: Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos (Spata) (ATH...

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by odafz
Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Athens Airport - Oversized?
Replies: 20
Views: 4129

RE: Athens Airport - Oversized?

Gentlemen, For the first stage of its development, the airport was designed to accommodate 16,000,000 passengers. In 2004, it handled more than 13 Mio passengers operating at more than 80% of its capacity. The arrival hall is split between Schengen arrivals (HALL A ) and Hall B non-schengen Arrivals...

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by odafz
Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finding Out About Route Potential
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

RE: Finding Out About Route Potential

Some centuries ago, when hell was frozen I made a summer internship at <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym> (Middle east Airlines AirLiban). One of my (many) questions is how to assess the potential of a line. The manager of route development told me that there were many indicat...

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by odafz
Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Launching Beirut Service In March
Replies: 28
Views: 4569

RE: Iberia Launching Beirut Service In March

LIST <acronym title="Transports et Travaux Aériens de Madagascar">OF</acronym> AIRLINES SERVING LEBANON <acronym title="MAT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN</acronym> THE 1970'S AIR ALGERIE AIR FRANCE SWISSAIR LUFTHANSA SABENA KLM AUSTRIAN AIRLINES SAS LOT MALEV ALITALIA BRITISH AIRWAYS AEROFLOT JAT...

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by odafz
Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "A380 Is Flying Into The Headwind Of Reality"
Replies: 57
Views: 11877

RE: "A380 Is Flying Into The Headwind Of Reality"

Concerning NH and JL not operating /ordering the A380. Shall I remind you that JAL is using the 747SR with a very high pax configuration and consequently, they might not need the A380 in the near future.

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by odafz
Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Without Fatalaties
Replies: 62
Views: 11072

RE: Airlines Without Fatalaties

Just my little contribution:

Cronus Airlines and Air Greece which merged to form Aegean Aviation had no fatalities since their formation

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by odafz
Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Launching Beirut Service In March
Replies: 28
Views: 4569

RE: Iberia Launching Beirut Service In March

Gentlemen, It is always a pleasure that New companies will be serving BIA. Finally, <acronym title="Beirut - International (BEY / OLBA), Lebanon">BEY</acronym> is on the map again Hope the airlines serving <acronym title="Beirut - International (BEY / OLBA), Lebanon">BEY</acronym> in the future will...

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by odafz
Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arab Airlines Outperformed Rest Of World In 2004
Replies: 69
Views: 8882

RE: Arab Airlines Outperformed Rest Of World In 2004

Gentlemen, I think that time has come to demystify some information and truths. Yes, the growth of 24% is un-precedented . There are many reasons for this growth, which I will list for your perusal : 1-2003 have been plagued by both the Iraqi war and the SARS outbreak. They had all a negative impact...

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by odafz
Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody 5th Freedom Flights Within Europe
Replies: 9
Views: 5426

RE: Widebody 5th Freedom Flights Within Europe

<acronym title="Saudi Arabian Airlines">SV</acronym> has also traffic rights between <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURRENT: Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos (Spata) (ATH / LGAV), Greece">ATH</acronym> and <acronym title="Milan - Malpensa (MXP / LIMC), It...

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by odafz
Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unsuccessful Variants Of Commercial Airliners
Replies: 41
Views: 4981

RE: Unsuccessful Variants Of Commercial Airliners

the various variants of the <acronym title="Highland Air (Sweden)">HS</acronym> 121 Trident did not sell very much. For example, the variant 1E was built at 15 copies, the variant 2E (33 copies) anf the 3B (26 copies) . super Trident 3B (2 copies). the <acronym title="Highland Air (Sweden)">HS</acro...

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by odafz
Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unutilized Indian Bilaterals.
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

RE: Unutilized Indian Bilaterals.

The bilateral between India and Lebanon, It has to be updated the B707s are no longer in service with both airlines <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym> and Air India. Air India served <acronym title="Beirut - International (BEY / OLBA), Lebanon">BEY</acronym> until 1975 with B7...

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by odafz
Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals Making Money But Not Mainline
Replies: 7
Views: 2634

RE: Regionals Making Money But Not Mainline

Gentlemen, The information I reported earlier on comes directly from the US government web site <acronym title="Bratislava - M.R. Stefanik (Ivanka) (BTS / LZIB), Slovakia">BTS</acronym> (bureau of Transport Statistics), and their sources of information is their own form 41 financial statements. The ...

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by odafz
Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Success And Failure Of Airliners
Replies: 5
Views: 3117

RE: Success And Failure Of Airliners

There is a golden rule that I learned at the University (when hell was frozen), it is called the 4Ps of marketing : 1- P#1 : Price Price you product at the adequate price based on customer awareness of what they expect as a price for the service 2-P#2 : Place Choose the adequate airport, slot , time...

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by odafz
Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Age Airline Names
Replies: 16
Views: 4657

RE: New Age Airline Names

A tribute to defunct new age airlines name :

Goodjet (Sweden)
JetMagic (Ireland)












































































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by odafz
Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals Making Money But Not Mainline
Replies: 7
Views: 2634

RE: Regionals Making Money But Not Mainline

The figures released for the 3rd quarter 2004 by the <acronym title="Bratislava - M.R. Stefanik (Ivanka) (BTS / LZIB), Slovakia">BTS</acronym> show that most regional airlines did make operating profits : American Eagle (highest profitable) COMAIR Atlantic SouthEast Air Wisconsin ME<acronym title="S...

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by odafz
Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Many Carriers Fly Africa - South America
Replies: 18
Views: 4844

RE: Do Many Carriers Fly Africa - South America

In 1998, <acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acronym> served also <acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym> and <acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym> from <acronym t...

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by odafz
Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What/who Is Your Airport Named After?
Replies: 125
Views: 15983

RE: What/who Is Your Airport Named After?

Athens "Eleftherios Venizelos" A Greek statesman Corfu "Kapodistria" A hero of Greece independence war Rhodes "Diagoras" named after a famous mathematician/philosopher Venice "Marco Polo" Rome "Leonardo da Vinci" (also called Fiumicino after the name of the town it is built near by) Thessaloniki "Ma...

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by odafz
Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Used To Be Big In Intercont Aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 6560

RE: Airports That Used To Be Big In Intercont Aviation

Dakar lost its prominent role in the eighties when the MD11 made this airport redundant for airlines flying to South America : Swissair, Sabena, Air France, Alitalia used to fly to this airport on their way to <acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Galeao International (Antonio Carlos Jobim) (GIG / SBGL),...

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by odafz
Fri Nov 19, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Rail Service
Replies: 67
Views: 6147

RE: Airports With Rail Service

Airports with rail service Athens "Eleftherios Venizelos" both metro and suburban railway. Munich Airport (Metro) Rome <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym> : metro <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym...

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by odafz
Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest International Cities Served From The US
Replies: 65
Views: 9113

RE: Smallest International Cities Served From The US

Other :
Paramaribo (and this is in Surinam),
FDF(Fort-de-France), La Ceiba (Honduras)

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by odafz
Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest US Airport With Commercial Service?
Replies: 103
Views: 27680

RE: Smallest US Airport With Commercial Service?

My 2 cents :
Port Angeles (CLW)
Walla -Walla (ALW)
Wenatchee (EAT)
Salem (SLE)
Tuscaloosa (TCL)
Tupelo (TPL)
Gilette

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by odafz
Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest International Cities Served From The US
Replies: 65
Views: 9113

RE: Smallest International Cities Served From The US

Smallest international cities served from the US :
Cayenne (CAY) French Guyana
Georgetown (GEO) - Surinam
Grand Cayman (GCM)
La Romana - Dominican Republic
San Pedro Sula (SAP)- Honduras
Plus all other mentioned above

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by odafz
Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is One-Way More Expensive Than Return?
Replies: 29
Views: 15046

RE: Why Is One-Way More Expensive Than Return?

5 years ago, I purchased 2 round trip tickets for my parents. They were leaving <acronym title="Beirut - International (BEY / OLBA), Lebanon">BEY</acronym> for good with no intention of returning. The travel agency itself assured they were no problems to issue a round trip ticket for both of them. C...

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by odafz
Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline City Office
Replies: 13
Views: 3924

RE: Airline City Office

Welcome to Greece The following companies have still cto in this beuutiful city Olympic Airways Aegean Airlines Singapore Airlines Gulf Air Tarom Aerosvit Luxair EgyptAir all of the above are on street level, in the center of Athens, others such as : <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</...

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by odafz
Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beirut's Glory Days
Replies: 21
Views: 3755

RE: Beirut's Glory Days

As I promissed you , I am back with some additional information taken from my collection of timetables . <acronym title="Pakistan International Airlines">PK</acronym> FROM <acronym title="Air Lithuania">TT</acronym> DD APRIL 15, 1974 <acronym title="Pakistan International Airlines">PK</acronym> 707 ...

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by odafz
Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beirut's Glory Days
Replies: 21
Views: 3755

RE: Beirut's Glory Days

long haul routes from BEY VIASA : BEY-<acronym title="Milan - Malpensa (MXP / LIMC), Italy">MXP</acronym>-<acronym title="Caracas - Simon Bolivar International / Maiquetia (CCS / SVMI), Venezuela">CCS</acronym> (DC8) VARIG : BEY-<acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Ital...

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by odafz
Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines With Major Number Of Hubs
Replies: 42
Views: 5735

RE: Airlines With Major Number Of Hubs

Hubs : Air France Major hub in <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>, mini hubs at Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseilles, Clermont-Ferrand. Continental Airlines : Hubs at <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym...

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by odafz
Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Montreal-Tunis?
Replies: 13
Views: 2138

RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Just my 2 cents, couldn't you check Alitalia on <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym>-<acronym title="Milan - Malpensa (MXP / LIMC), Italy">MXP</acronym>-<acronym title="Tunis - Carthage (TUN), Tunisia">TUN</acronym> or ...

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by odafz
Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airlines Need A New Livery?
Replies: 42
Views: 7140

RE: Which Airlines Need A New Livery?

OA kept its basic livery over the years and cheat (?) lines have changed to a lighter blue.

Airlines that need an urgent lifting are :
ALITALIA
AIR FRANCE
TAROM
EASYJET
KOREAN AIR
ETIHAD AW
ALASKA AIRLINES
CUBANA

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by odafz
Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MEA Beirut (BEY) - Amman (AMM) - Beirut (BEY)
Replies: 22
Views: 8482

RE: MEA Beirut (BEY) - Amman (AMM) - Beirut (BEY)

Congratulations on your excellent job

Best wishes for you.

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by odafz
Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Only That Operate A320/A330/A340Family
Replies: 23
Views: 4260

RE: Airlines Only That Operate A320/A330/A340Famil

MEA : A321-A330
CYPRUS AW : A320-A330
HELLASJET: A320
QATAR AW : A300-A330-A320

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by odafz
Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Old Were You When You First Flew?
Replies: 65
Views: 5033

RE: How Old Were You When You First Flew?

5 years and 7 month old on a DC6 from Bey to Ath on Olympic Airways.

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by odafz
Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have You Flown A;
Replies: 24
Views: 3737

RE: Have You Flown A;

I flew at least 3 times on SUD Aviation CVL of Middle East Airlines AirLiban from BEY to <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURRENT: Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos (Spata) (ATH / LGAV), Greece">ATH</acronym>. One of the greatest airliners to fly with. I love...

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by odafz
Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline With International Service Only?
Replies: 115
Views: 10339

RE: Airline With International Service Only?

There are some other few -HellasJet operating internationally from <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURRENT: Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos (Spata) (ATH / LGAV), Greece">ATH</acronym> . It is a joint venture between Cyprus Aw and Local greek interests -TMA...

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by odafz
Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Records $22M Profit! Considering More Aircraft
Replies: 65
Views: 4978

RE: MEA Records $22M Profit! Considering More Aircraft

That is extremely good news , but now <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym> must contemplate opening new routes or signing more codeshares, for example : <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym> should sign a code share agreement with either <acronym title="Gulf ...

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by odafz
Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To ATH-Hellenikon?
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

RE: What Happened To ATH-Hellenikon?

The airport has been decomissioned. It is now part of a vast Olympic complex but still there is an apron where some helicopters stand and can fly on aerial surveys etc... There are actually 5 aircrafts which are in a sorry state and in the process of being dismantled : 1-B737-200 2-B727-200 3-B747 4...

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by odafz
Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Fleet Names
Replies: 63
Views: 12588

RE: Airline Fleet Names

To Alitalia744,

Thank you for correcting me, I do not have such a sharp brain anymore.

Greece is waiting for you to come this summer . "Einai mia Hara"

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by odafz
Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Plane Served Your First Flight?
Replies: 68
Views: 7538

RE: What Plane Served Your First Flight?

Olympic Airways DC6B BEY-ATH June 1966

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