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by OD720
Mon Aug 11, 2003 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sibir New Colours?
Replies: 9
Views: 2209

RE: Sibir New Colours?

This is all too interesting. The rights of the EVN-<acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> route were handed to Armavia in April of this year. But I've heard that <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</...

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by OD720
Mon Aug 11, 2003 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sibir New Colours?
Replies: 9
Views: 2209

RE: Sibir New Colours?

Was this bird performing Armavia's EVN-FRA flight on Saturday? Or is it still listed as an Armenian Airlines' flight?

Regards.

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by OD720
Sat Aug 09, 2003 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UM Air Adding Iran And Lebanon With New A320
Replies: 11
Views: 6070

RE: UM Air Adding Iran And Lebanon With New A320

I haven't noticed that, that must be really tight!
I know some airlines fly 156 in two class and still people complain about the seat pitch.

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by OD720
Sat Aug 09, 2003 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UM Air Adding Iran And Lebanon With New A320
Replies: 11
Views: 6070

RE: UM Air Adding Iran And Lebanon With New A320

My friend Chadi has found this on <acronym title="Air Zimbabwe">UM</acronym> Air's website. They will finally be able to fly the A320s they leased earlier from SALE. Ukrainian Mediterranean Airlines becomes the first operator of A320 in Ukraine. The airline is based in Kyiv with some flights carried...

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by OD720
Wed Aug 06, 2003 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Copycats
Replies: 67
Views: 8132

RE: Russian Copycats

Hi B4E,

We come back to the same place as we started, if a plane looks similar from the outside doesn't mean that it is a copy.
Does this mean that the Tornado is a copy of the MiG-23?

Or is the 7E7 a copy of currently exsisting types since it will have two wing mounted engines?

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by OD720
Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ariana Afgan To EVN, Armenia?
Replies: 1
Views: 1840

Ariana Afgan To EVN, Armenia?

While going through Armenia's EVN airport schedule, I found that Ariana has operated a flight from <acronym title="Istanbul - Ataturk (Yesilkoy) (IST / LTBA), Turkey">IST</acronym> to Kabul via EVN with a 727 on August 5th, flight number 712. Does anyone know if this is a regular service or just one...

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by OD720
Tue Aug 05, 2003 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UM Air Adding Iran And Lebanon With New A320
Replies: 11
Views: 6070

RE: UM Air Adding Iran And Lebanon With New A320

I may be confusing between <acronym title="Ukraine National Airlines">UR</acronym>-BFB and <acronym title="Ukraine National Airlines">UR</acronym>-UFB here. When checked again, it seems that <acronym title="Ukraine National Airlines">UR</acronym>-UFB has been returned back to US register on June 6, ...

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by OD720
Tue Aug 05, 2003 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UM Air Adding Iran And Lebanon With New A320
Replies: 11
Views: 6070

RE: UM Air Adding Iran And Lebanon With New A320

UM Air have been flying to Beirut for some time now, it can be found in the list of airlines <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> posted a few days ago. As far as I know, they've been facing some problems regarding the aquisition of the A320s and I'm not sure the issue has been solved at th...

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by OD720
Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Copycats
Replies: 67
Views: 8132

RE: Russian Copycats

I can't believe that the <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-86 is considered as a copy of the A300. Are some people trying to stretch their immagination or what? Different engine configuration, different wings, different tail, different cockpit, different fuselage. The next thi...

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by OD720
Wed Jul 30, 2003 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NS From Funchal To UK? Which Airline? Not Caucasus
Replies: 2
Views: 3123

RE: NS From Funchal To UK? Which Airline? Not Caucasus

Caucasus Airlines operates from Tibilisi to Yerevan and Baku with EMB-120

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by OD720
Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Decomissioned Singapore Airlines A310 Photo
Replies: 25
Views: 4916

RE: First Decomissioned Singapore Airlines A310 Photo

But some of the SQ A310s are only 7 or 8 years old! Do they have a good replacement for the type?

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by OD720
Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?
Replies: 68
Views: 6917

RE: What Is Your Favorite Airbus?

Hi Osteogenesis, Will we get the final results of the poll, like which type was mentioned the most? It will be interesting if you could do that. I'll vote for the A310, it's the best looking Airbus ever but the least sold too. Can Airbus modernize the type further like Boeing has done to the 747 ove...

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by OD720
Mon Jul 28, 2003 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favourite Ilushin
Replies: 16
Views: 2127

RE: Favourite Ilushin

I've flown on the <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-18, <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-62 and <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-86 and I loved the <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-86 a lot. It even feels ...

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by OD720
Sun Jul 20, 2003 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Aircraft You Been On But Not Flying
Replies: 31
Views: 4341

RE: What Aircraft You Been On But Not Flying

The An-124 in Yerevan, Armenia. Magnificent plane!

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by OD720
Fri Jul 18, 2003 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore A340 In BEY
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

Singapore A340 In BEY

My friend has seen an SQ A340 taking off from BEY on Sunday. Neither he or I have any clue what it was doing in Beirut.

Anyone can help? Could it have been an emergency stop?

Thanks and best regards.

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by OD720
Fri Jul 18, 2003 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA A321 Seat Configuration
Replies: 7
Views: 6751

RE: MEA A321 Seat Configuration

Sure I will, but I need your email address.
Please write to my address, it's in my profile.

Best regards.

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by OD720
Fri Jul 18, 2003 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom Increases Beirut, Amman
Replies: 3
Views: 2260

RE: Tarom Increases Beirut, Amman

There is a lot of traffic at BEY at the moment, because of the tourist season. I guess they are giving in to high demand.

As for Beijing, the pilots and crew probably need a good rest. It's common for airlines to do big layovers on their longer routes.

Regards.

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by OD720
Fri Jul 18, 2003 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA A321 Seat Configuration
Replies: 7
Views: 6751

RE: MEA A321 Seat Configuration

My friend Chadi sent me photos of the A321 interior but I don't know how to attach them. Can anyone help?

Regards,

Vatche

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by OD720
Mon Jul 14, 2003 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Flown An A310?
Replies: 49
Views: 4669

RE: Anyone Flown An A310?

Armenian Airlines went bankrupt in April of this year, so no more A310s in Armenia. The new operators fly A320s and Tupolevs.

MEA retired its A310s last month in favor for the A321s and A330s.

Sad!

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by OD720
Sun Jul 13, 2003 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Flown An A310?
Replies: 49
Views: 4669

RE: Anyone Flown An A310?

I've flown on MEA's A310 and I loved it. It's one of my favorites and it's sad for me to see them becoming amongst the rarities.
Most of MEA's planes have a comfortable seat pitch too.

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by OD720
Sun Jul 06, 2003 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The A300 Too Big For East Eurpoe?
Replies: 6
Views: 4103

RE: Is The A300 Too Big For East Eurpoe?

I know about Aeroflot's 777s but as I said, they will be replaced by 767s very soon. This is not really about the A300, it's about larger airliners which also include the DC-10/MD-11, B747, and the larger Airbus series. Bromma: There are a number of A310s in E Europe and the CIS (Aeroflot, Kazakhsta...

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by OD720
Sun Jul 06, 2003 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The A300 Too Big For East Eurpoe?
Replies: 6
Views: 4103

Is The A300 Too Big For East Eurpoe?

I was wondering why there are no A300 in all of East Europe. There was one operated by Kyrgyz Airlines about 2 years ago and now that is gone too. Is the A300 too big for airlines in East Europe and the CIS? Most airlines use the 767 and the A310 and only Aeroflot has the larger 777 and these will ...

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by OD720
Sat Jul 05, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Roman Abramovich - What Does He Fly?
Replies: 18
Views: 3803

RE: Roman Abramovich - What Does He Fly?

It's true that these players won't go to another English club easily.
On the other hand, I was refering to Inter's Christian Vieri and not Gunner's Vierra.

Best regards.

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by OD720
Fri Jul 04, 2003 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Roman Abramovich - What Does He Fly?
Replies: 18
Views: 3803

RE: Roman Abramovich - What Does He Fly?

Would Arsenal let Henry go to another Premiership club? It's hard to imagine that even though I heard about the story yesterday too but found it very unlikely.

If its not a 767, so what does he own?

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by OD720
Fri Jul 04, 2003 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Adding Azerbaijan
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

RE: Austrian Airlines Adding Azerbaijan

It just seems that Azerbaijan should get more foreign carriers with all the fuss about its oil industry and so.
How is the handling at Baku airport? Does British Med continue to central Asia via Baku?

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by OD720
Fri Jul 04, 2003 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Roman Abramovich - What Does He Fly?
Replies: 18
Views: 3803

RE: Roman Abramovich - What Does He Fly?

Let's just keep mentioning a name of an airliner so that this thread doesn't get deleted  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> So it will be interesting to know what 767 he is using and how often. I always thought that Harry will play for Chelsea this season, it will be perfe...

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by OD720
Fri Jul 04, 2003 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA A321 Seat Configuration
Replies: 7
Views: 6751

RE: MEA A321 Seat Configuration

I think it is the most spacious for the A321s operated by an airline for pax services.
I was just wondering the other day, will they be able to make money with such a layout? I really hope so.

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by OD720
Thu Jul 03, 2003 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Roman Abramovich - What Does He Fly?
Replies: 18
Views: 3803

RE: Roman Abramovich - What Does He Fly?

In my opinion, the 767 will make the perfect private jet because it's both spacious and got a great range. I bet Abramovich can fly Moscow-LA non-stop in full comfort. He has told today that he wants to win trophies with Chelsea, I bet Ranieri is currently busy shortlisting players. Let's hope he do...

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by OD720
Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Roman Abramovich - What Does He Fly?
Replies: 18
Views: 3803

RE: Roman Abramovich - What Does He Fly?

Harry Kewell will be perfect. I hope they'll get Joe Cole too. How about a good striker as well, Jimmy was not all too impressive last season.

I think the B767 makes the perfect private jet. Lucky guy!

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by OD720
Thu Jul 03, 2003 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Roman Abramovich - What Does He Fly?
Replies: 18
Views: 3803

RE: Roman Abramovich - What Does He Fly?

Being a big Chelsea fan myself, I hope it's for the good of the club.

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by OD720
Thu Jul 03, 2003 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline : Kyrgyz Air
Replies: 6
Views: 3686

RE: New Airline : Kyrgyz Air

You can find more details here:

http://www.aviatsiya.ru/forums/viewthread.php?tid=49

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by OD720
Wed Jul 02, 2003 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Travelled By Syrian Airlines?
Replies: 10
Views: 2264

RE: Anyone Travelled By Syrian Airlines?

I read that, do you really believe it?
He sounds so rude towards "villagers" of his own people. I also don't believe that flight attendants would behave that way, not that I give two shits about Syrian Air.

What do you think Airmale? I don't buy it myself.

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by OD720
Tue Jul 01, 2003 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Travelled By Syrian Airlines?
Replies: 10
Views: 2264

RE: Anyone Travelled By Syrian Airlines?

I once flew domestically with them a very long time ago, maybe in 1990, between Damascus and Aleppo.
I know a freind who took Syrian a few years ago to London. He complained of too many stops. That's all I know.

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by OD720
Tue Jul 01, 2003 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countrys That Have No Airbus Registered
Replies: 31
Views: 3517

RE: Countrys That Have No Airbus Registered

MEA operates an all Airbus fleet but none are Lebanese registered.


JAT:

Balkan Holdays has just leased an A320 with Bulgarian registration.

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by OD720
Tue Jul 01, 2003 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estonian Air News
Replies: 10
Views: 2625

RE: Estonian Air News

Hi Treg,

That's really great news, I always have this affinity towards Estonia and everything Estonian.

That's lot of expansion in my opinion which equals to 25%  Smile

All the best to Estonian. Keep us updated please.

Vatche

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by OD720
Sun Jun 29, 2003 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrianair 747SP New C/s!
Replies: 13
Views: 2222

RE: Syrianair 747SP New C/s!

As far as I know, the Tupolevs, both the 134 and 154 are grounded.
They want to add more A320s to replace the 727s too. I don't have furhter details.

Cheers.

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by OD720
Sun Jun 29, 2003 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I'm Flying To Skiathos!
Replies: 4
Views: 1907

RE: I'm Flying To Skiathos!

I was in Skiathos in 1997 and stayed there for about a week. It's sure one of the best Greek islands I have visited. I took the ferry there from Volos (as far as I remember) and rented a studio right by the airport with an excellent view of the whole rwy. Most of the charter traffic was on 737s. Hop...

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by OD720
Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Slovakia 757!
Replies: 9
Views: 2928

RE: Air Slovakia 757!

Great livery, better than the old one.

Is this 757 be re-registered? It carries US registration at the moment.

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by OD720
Sun Jun 22, 2003 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Airlines To Buy Airbus?!?
Replies: 50
Views: 10420

RE: LOT Polish Airlines To Buy Airbus?!?

At the moment, the A330 is the better product, so why not go for Airbus if it serves the business of the airline best. It's true though that the 7E7 sounds very promising and Boeing seems to be more determined than the currently shelved Sonic Cruiser. Regarding load factors, a lot of airlines suffer...

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by OD720
Fri Jun 20, 2003 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting In Moscow Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 3178

RE: Spotting In Moscow Airports

One of the restaurants in <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym> 2 has a good view of the runway and the terminals/jetways. Also, the road linking the <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym> 1 to <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetye...

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by OD720
Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA's Fleet The Youngest
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

RE: MEA's Fleet The Youngest

I can't argue that once the economy recovers, MEA will get the chance to become a major player in the region. Things were a little different back in the early 90s when there was Israeli-Arab dialogue and everyone thought that there will be peace in the Middle East. So Lebaonon invested hugely in rec...

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by OD720
Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA's Fleet The Youngest
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

RE: MEA's Fleet The Youngest

Well EurostarVA, The difference between MEA and both Emirates and Qatar is that the Lebanese company doesn't have the strong state support that both have. These are airlines that can spend billions without making any profit and keep on flying and spending more. I'm not saying that there's anything w...

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by OD720
Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA To Sao Paolo?
Replies: 16
Views: 2476

RE: MEA To Sao Paolo?

MEA's Sao Paolo (<acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym>) service was an extension to its West African destinations and it was operated between 1995 and 1998. Many destinations (more than a dozen) were dropped that same year to reduce cost and optimize...

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by OD720
Tue Jun 17, 2003 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA To Sao Paolo?
Replies: 16
Views: 2476

RE: MEA To Sao Paolo?

MEA already has an strong alliance with Air France and the french carrier is the main airline connecting South America with Lebanon. I'm sure MEA won't act immediately because the Prime Minister thinks it's a good idea to have a direct service to South America. The company's interests are above all ...

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by OD720
Tue Jun 17, 2003 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slovak Airliens Innaugurates BEY
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

RE: Slovak Airliens Innaugurates BEY

Thanks for the correction there. I thought it would be seasonal.
Can you please give some info on Air Slovakia's network?

Thanks again.

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by OD720
Tue Jun 17, 2003 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slovak Airliens Innaugurates BEY
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

RE: Slovak Airliens Innaugurates BEY

Hi Amir, You are right that they don't have the network and are far from <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> in this respect. The flights will be scheduled but I can't tell how long they will last. I don't know about the GSA, although there was a name in the newspapers this morning. Reg...

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by OD720
Tue Jun 17, 2003 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slovak Airliens Innaugurates BEY
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Slovak Airliens Innaugurates BEY

Slovak Airlines will start operating Bratislava-BEY twice weekly (3,7) with Boeing 737-300.
The number of airlines using Beirut International will thus exceed 55!

Great news for Lebanon. Others are also welcome.

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by OD720
Tue Jun 17, 2003 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA To Sao Paolo?
Replies: 16
Views: 2476

MEA To Sao Paolo?

MEA was asked by prime minister Hariri to start working on BEY-Sao Paolo route which the chairman of the company, Mr Hout, confirmed yesterday adding that they will study the possibilities and act to the best of the company's interest. MEA served Sao Paolo a few years ago but later dropped it. If th...

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by OD720
Tue Jun 17, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA's Fleet The Youngest
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

MEA's Fleet The Youngest

Now that all A321s (but one) and A330s are delivered, I believe that MEA has the youngest fleet in the world. The oldest A321 was deliverd back in February of this year and the remaining, between April and June. The older A320s and A321s and the A300 have already found their new owners (Ryan Int'l a...

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