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by vfw614
Wed Jan 16, 2002 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aero Lloyd To Take A 20mio€ Credit!
Replies: 2
Views: 1809

RE: Aero Lloyd To Take A 20mio€ Credit!

Cash-flow problems over the winter season - they usually generate 70% of their turn-over during the summer which allows off-setting the losses the accumulate during winter. They have not been able to generate the required 30% of turn-over this winter because 75% of their traffic to Egypt was cancell...

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 16, 2002 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAS Airlines Gone
Replies: 11
Views: 2742

RE: RAS Airlines Gone

As Bernd Walter, the owner of LGW is concerned, he will stick with 19seaters as he regards anything larger difficult to fill in the niche markets he is concentrating on. Below the Team Lufthansa airlines, there will probably only room for airlines like OLT, LGW and City Air with 19seaters as all rou...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 15, 2002 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAS Airlines Gone
Replies: 11
Views: 2742

RE: RAS Airlines Gone

<b>Flying Tiger:</b> Correct, a Hahn Air Metro is flying for LGW all white with a tiny LGW sticker. see: http://www.jetstream.ch/d_airlines.html LGW needed an extra aircraft after they took over the DTM-SRS route from Eurowings. They now have three o 228 based at DTM (for HAM-ERF/DRS/LEJ), one at DU...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 15, 2002 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 LH 742 In HHN
Replies: 73
Views: 3483

RE: 3 LH 742 In HHN

Why are they scrapping the birds ? They cannot be that run down that LH could not sell them to, say, Kabo Air, European Aviation, Air Atlanta etc. Maintained by LH Technik, they for sure must be in perfect condition and they are not that old. Quite surprising that all LH can get out of them is the p...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 15, 2002 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAS Airlines Gone
Replies: 11
Views: 2742

RE: RAS Airlines Gone

True, LGW escaped me. It is more likely that VLM will take over the Berlin route as they planned to open that route in 1997/98. They could not make up their mind back then because of a mangement change and suddenly RAS was already there on the route. EAE has already stated that they don't plan to ta...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 15, 2002 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAS Airlines Gone
Replies: 11
Views: 2742

RAS Airlines Gone

German regional airline RAS Airlines has ceased operations. The last flight was operated on Friday and the company will file for bankruptcy later this week week. The airline operated a number of routes from its Moenchengladbach HQ and served Hamburg, Berlin and - on weekends - a number of destinatio...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 15, 2002 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Route Of An A310?
Replies: 39
Views: 3094

RE: Longest Route Of An A310?

UK_Dispatcher

BCal's were Srs. -200 aircraft. AFAI remember, they were mainly used on flights to West Africa.

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 13, 2002 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Huge Misunderstandings About A380...
Replies: 31
Views: 3239

RE: Some Huge Misunderstandings About A380...

B747-600X Thanks for the interesting information - just one remark: "Probably every airline in the world will be obliged to make these planes handicapped-accessible, and with a full upper deck there will come a point where it will be necessary for disabled people to get up there." I can't see that c...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 13, 2002 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No AF, LH, SR, KL, Etc In Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 3556

RE: Why No AF, LH, SR, KL, Etc In Australia

Why should Qantas bother serving numerous European cities ? They are a BA alliance member and BA can easily feed their LHR flights from almost all European airports. It is not that easy to fill an Australia-bound Boeing 747 year-round at places like ZRH, FCO etc. and if you need to combine city pair...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 13, 2002 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Route Of An A310?
Replies: 39
Views: 3094

RE: Longest Route Of An A310?

African Safari is using a A310-300 (lsf HF) on flights from Europe to Kenya; as did Kenya Airways in the past. Did not TAP fly from Lisbon via Cape Verde to Brazil in the past ? They also operate to Malabo with a A310 which is a pretty long flight. Interflug used their A310s to a number of Asian des...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 13, 2002 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Lufthansa 767?
Replies: 29
Views: 2891

RE: A Lufthansa 767?

Daniel, correct, I forgot to mention that I was talking about the summer schedule. Alain, the A340-200s will operate to Atlanta, Cairo-Asmara, Baku-Ashkabad, Kuwait-Damman, Abu Dhabi-Dubai, Abu Dhabi-Mascat and Almaty with effect summer schedule. I did not keep track of the -300 / 300X changes.

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 12, 2002 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A300/310 Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 2031

RE: LH A300/310 Replacement

This has been discussed over the last two or three days in the "LH 767" thread. Both the Boeing 757-200ERX (for mid-hauls) and the Boeing 757-300 (for domestics) have been ruled out by LH. also the A330-500 (A330 shrink/light) as LH thinks the aircraft is "too heavy". Lufthansa is now leaning toward...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 12, 2002 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Livery
Replies: 1
Views: 2112

Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Livery

justplanes.com has - I guess an artist impression - a picture of the Thomas Cook Airlines A320:

http://justplanes.net/images/welcome637.jpg

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 12, 2002 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blair Force 1: BA 777 Chartered For 60 Pax!
Replies: 36
Views: 2813

RE: Blair Force 1: BA 777 Chartered For 60 Pax!

<b>@Wunala Dreaming</b> <i>Tony Blair is NOT a PRESIDENT! He may like to think he is - but he is not... he never will be!</i> Hmm, and I thought he was the Vice-President of the US and had replaced Dick Cheney - or did I get something wrong  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Win...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 12, 2002 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NRT 2002 Timetable Highlights
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

RE: NRT 2002 Timetable Highlights

LH daily MUC-NRT, A340-300

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 12, 2002 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: About 15 Euro Routes To Be Axed At BA
Replies: 24
Views: 3034

RE: About 15 Euro Routes To Be Axed At BA

@ Flying Tiger OLT would indeed need another Do328 as the one they have is tied to the EADS corporate shuttle to Toulouse - I can't see Airbus employees shuttling to Toulouse in a Metro  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> . The question, however, is what fa...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 12, 2002 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Lufthansa 767?
Replies: 29
Views: 2891

RE: A Lufthansa 767?

@ BBADXB The A340-200 are used on medium-hauls and short long-hauls where they are obviously not too economic to operate. They replaced A310-300 and A300s on flights to the near and middle east and operate for example from Frankfurt to Cairo, Dubai, Mascat, Abu Dhabi, Asmara, Baku etc. which is a bi...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 11, 2002 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Blue To Bankstown?
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

RE: Virgin Blue To Bankstown?

Did Impulse ever operate from Essendon or Bankstown with their Beech 1900s ? There is something in the back of my mind....

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 11, 2002 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: About 15 Euro Routes To Be Axed At BA
Replies: 24
Views: 3034

RE: About 15 Euro Routes To Be Axed At BA

Flying Tiger, the problem LH will face in taking over BRE-LON from BA is simply slots - they will not waste any slots at slot-controlled LHR for a BRE-service. Admittedly, after Sep 9/11, they made some LHR slots available to transfer STN-CGN to STN, but in the long term slots at Heathrow are needed...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 11, 2002 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ScotAirways Drops GLA; Takes On BA!
Replies: 8
Views: 1405

RE: ScotAirways Drops GLA; Takes On BA!

Here in Germany, we had an airline called Tempelhof Express. In 1998, they started a service between Berlin (new capital) and Cologne/Bonn (old capital) with a Dornier 328, competing head-on with Lufthansa and Deutsche BA jet services. While those two operated into Tegel airport in Berlin, TEX opera...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 11, 2002 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scottish Borders Int Airport
Replies: 22
Views: 2022

RE: Scottish Borders Int Airport

I think Autair flew Carlisle - Luton in the 1960s. Air Ecosse flew Carlisle-Heathrow in 1984 with a Shorts SD330, a route which was taken over by Euroair with HS748s after a year or so. Euroair operated for approx. 2 years on the route. In 1988, Brymon was interested in a resumption of services to L...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 11, 2002 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ScotAirways Drops GLA; Takes On BA!
Replies: 8
Views: 1405

RE: ScotAirways Drops GLA; Takes On BA!

Probably 8 each - remember Ryanair announcing 30 daily flights from the Hahn base - and when you looked closely at it, it boiled down to 15 arrivals and 15 departures.

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 11, 2002 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ScotAirways Drops GLA; Takes On BA!
Replies: 8
Views: 1405

RE: ScotAirways Drops GLA; Takes On BA!

That's what I call clever marketing - making a ballyhoo about more flights on EDI-LCY so that it almost goes unnoticed that you cut 3 of 5 of your Scottish destinations....

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 11, 2002 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Lufthansa 767?
Replies: 29
Views: 2891

RE: A Lufthansa 767?

757-200ERX: considered for medium-hauls to near/middle-east, but "fleet would be too small to justify acquisition" (8 or so - quite stupid explanation given the large numbers of B757s Condor operates) 757-300: Considered for domestics / european short-hauls. As said, tested, but obviously not consid...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 11, 2002 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six ATR-42s For PIA
Replies: 11
Views: 1968

RE: Six ATR-42s For PIA

<b>@Flying Tiger</b> Could you elaborate why European Air Express are offering ATR42s for sale as they just have taken over some from Eurowings (with two more to come to the best of my knowledge),to expand the route network which will be further expanded in March 2002 ? By the way, some weeks ago AT...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 10, 2002 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream International Atr?
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

RE: Gulfstream International Atr?

Wouldn't they - at least - need Srs. 500 ATRs to replace the Dash 7 ? Or do the Dash 7 only operate into airports which do not require enhanced short-field performance ?

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 09, 2002 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Wrong With The Dash 8?
Replies: 22
Views: 4060

RE: What's Wrong With The Dash 8?

<b>T prop Dash8 tech</b> Maybe because you have been working on a Dash 8 for 10 years, you (or your ears) cannot remember how it is travelling on an ATR42  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic">  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being...

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by vfw614
Mon Jan 07, 2002 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer 02 News For Zrh?
Replies: 50
Views: 3198

RE: Summer 02 News For Zrh?

Bestwestern

Indeed - that's why we have the Swiss offspring of easyjet UK.

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by vfw614
Mon Jan 07, 2002 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Wrong With The Dash 8?
Replies: 22
Views: 4060

RE: What's Wrong With The Dash 8?

I think the non-Q versions are terribly noisy, compared to the Fokker 50 and to the ATR42 (which still is quite noisy compared to the Fokker). Much better on the Q-series aircraft, I must say. For sure the Fokker 50 was/is the best 50 seater turboprop- that's why so many flag carriers ordered the bi...

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by vfw614
Mon Jan 07, 2002 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Danish Air Transport?
Replies: 0
Views: 1124

Danish Air Transport?

Is there anything unusual going on at Danish Air Transport ? They have axed their Copenhagen - Ronneby - Kalmar route, will not start the new Copenhagen - Vaexjoe service. Oslo - Roros was axed last fall. Also their deal with Gotlandsflyg to operate Bromma - Visby seems to have fallen through - whic...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 06, 2002 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cimber Air's CanRJ200s
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

RE: Cimber Air's CanRJ200s

Well, to answer my own question, at the moment the QI CRJs operate from TXL to VIE and CDG thrice daily. Both routes, however, will be upgraded to a CityLine CRJ700 with effect summer schedule, which will mean that CityLine has to look for other routes to which it can allocate the wet-leased QI jets.

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 06, 2002 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Ground All 717 In Fleet
Replies: 46
Views: 5580

RE: AA To Ground All 717 In Fleet

Compatibility / commonality has little to do with the fuselage heritage of the B717, which is probably the biggest "commonality" with AA MD80s. We are talking about the engines, cockpit-layout, cabin interior etc. - and I guess there is no commonality with regards to this at all, making the B717 an ...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 06, 2002 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cimber Air's CanRJ200s
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

Cimber Air's CanRJ200s

Does anybody know to which cities the two Cimber Air CanRJs wet-leased to Lufthansa Cityline operate from Berlin in addition to Paris CDG ? The second a/c used to operate TXL-BRU thrice daily but after the demise of Sabena, Lufthansa replaced it with a CityLine Avro RJ85. As Lufthansa Cityline has t...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 06, 2002 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What About Still Flying Crossair?
Replies: 19
Views: 2003

RE: What About Still Flying Crossair?

I have flown a couple of times with them after the Swissair drama and it is as good as ever. However, I now prefer to go via LX Basel hub instead of ZRH. I was also booked on them when Swissair folded (I went out to Spain on SR/LX to Spain the day before SR folded...) and they did a marvelous job re...

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 06, 2002 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Premiair Airbus A300 Sold! Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 2238

RE: Premiair Airbus A300 Sold! Why?

All three have been ferried to Istanbul on Dec 7, 2001. Bosphorus European is a Turkish start-up.

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 06, 2002 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Pulling Out Of Singapore?
Replies: 17
Views: 2979

RE: Is Lufthansa Pulling Out Of Singapore?

MUC-SIN is not inclueded in the summer 2002 schedule (like GIG which was also "suspended"), therefore unlikely to return before 11.2002.

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by vfw614
Sun Jan 06, 2002 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VG Airline Go To Jfk
Replies: 26
Views: 3240

RE: VG Airline Go To Jfk

<i>heard that "VG Airlines" was going to be named after the founder of it. How modest is that, naming an airline after yourself </i> VG (Airlines) = Van Gaever (Airlines) ... and why is VLM Airlines' (Belgian regional airline) designator "VG" - because Freddie van Gaever founded it in 1993. ...and w...

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by vfw614
Sat Jan 05, 2002 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Domestic Market
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

RE: German Domestic Market

<b>@ bestwestern:</b> The OLT Dornier 328 (D-CATS) was inherited from Tempelhof Express which has ceased trading a while ago. TEX used to operate ERF-MUC with the D328 and OLT BRE-TLS with the Saab 340. BRE-TLS is more or less an Airbus/EADS corporate shuttle with the remaining seats made available ...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 03, 2002 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Domestic Market
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

RE: German Domestic Market

Skyteam does not fit into your pattern as it is a supplemental carrier that operates ad hoc services on behalf of other carriers, but not domestic services in its own right. For such a type of airlien, there will always be a market. I guess that to some extent there will be market for the other airl...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Belgian Airline To Use MD-11's
Replies: 23
Views: 4583

RE: New Belgian Airline To Use MD-11's

As far as I know, the a/c are in storage at Victorville.

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 02, 2002 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BMI Aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 1855

RE: New BMI Aircraft?

I guess bmi will downgrade most Fokker 70 routes to ERJ145s. They have done so on the DUS-MAN route and might do it on the remaining Fokker 70 routes, concentrating on high yield passengers with a 50 seater. Which leaves the question - where do the Fokker 70 operate at the moment ? DUS-MAN has chang...

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 02, 2002 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transjet Airways 747s Vs Air Atlanta 747s?
Replies: 3
Views: 2243

RE: Transjet Airways 747s Vs Air Atlanta 747s?

..and European Aviation is getting five ex BA 747-236 (one to be used for spares), targeting the same market.

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by vfw614
Mon Dec 31, 2001 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of British World's ATR72s?
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

RE: Fate Of British World's ATR72s?

The B757-200 was impounded by the airport authorities at BOH, not sure if it is still there. One B737-300 was impounded at STN and was later ferried to Lasham. I seem to remember that the/some ATPs have been ferried from Aberdeen to Woodford. Not sure about the other 737s

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by vfw614
Mon Dec 31, 2001 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Cities With Flights To Europe In The Past
Replies: 73
Views: 5624

U.S. Cities With Flights To Europe In The Past

I am wondering about U.S. airports which had nonstop or 1 stop (no a/c change) flights to Europe in the past, but have lost those routes for whatever reason. An airport that comes to my mind is Oakland which used to have a Citybird schedule to Brussels for a while. Not sure about San Diego, do they ...

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by vfw614
Sun Dec 30, 2001 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch Charter Airliners
Replies: 2
Views: 2342

RE: Dutch Charter Airliners

I understand that Dutchbird will operate a fourth 757-200 and Air Holland is considering addition of a Boeing 737-700 plus another Boeing 757-200. Dutchbird recently received approval to operate more nightly flights at AMS and therefore will increase flights to Greek destinations. Btw, what's the st...

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by vfw614
Sun Dec 30, 2001 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tacv Cabo Verde Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 2705

RE: Tacv Cabo Verde Airlines

I don't know what they serve in this winter's timetable, but there used to be flights in the past from BGY and BLQ (Italians make up a fair portion of Cabo Verde tourists), although I seem to recall that BLQ was chopped a while ago. Other traditional destinations are CDG, of course LIS (a couple of ...

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by vfw614
Sun Dec 30, 2001 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of British World's ATR72s?
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Fate Of British World's ATR72s?

What is the status of British World's two ATR72-200 they had placed on a long-term lease with Cityflyer Express ? Were they still with CFL when British World collapsed and if so, are they still with Cityflyer ?

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by vfw614
Sun Dec 30, 2001 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Metropolis (new Airline) Routes?
Replies: 1
Views: 2013

Fly Metropolis (new Airline) Routes?

Has Fly Metropolis announced any further route plans in addition to their Amsterdam - Malmoe service that has already started ? As they have taken over 3 EMB120s from the BASE estate, there should be some capacity. I heard about plans for EIN-ZRH and the airline itself mentioned destinations in "Ger...

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by vfw614
Sat Dec 29, 2001 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Condor Destination?
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

RE: New Condor Destination?

Well, if it has been in AERO, it must be true...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> As you will have noticed, they only publish airline or airport press releases and don't question what they get - or even do own research. The truth behind the story should ...

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by vfw614
Sat Dec 29, 2001 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Get Tickets On Charter Flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 4812

RE: How Do You Get Tickets On Charter Flights?

Almost all German charter airlines - at least Hapag-Lloyd, Condor, Air Berlin, LTU and Aero Lloyd - sell individual seats just as a normal scheduled carrier and you can buy a ticket through every travel agent or via their web-site. Seat-only sale has grown here in Germany over the past years and is ...

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