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by OD720
Mon Jun 16, 2003 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air Add Armenia
Replies: 9
Views: 2044

RE: Syrian Air Add Armenia

Hi Amir, The ALP-EVN might not be as bad as you say since no Armenian carrier is serving ALP at the moment. I think the new company, Armavia will start on this route very soon. As far as I know, the demand is quite high during the summer season since Armenian used to add an additional flight at this...

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by OD720
Mon Jun 16, 2003 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does My Friend Have Time To Connect?
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

RE: Does My Friend Have Time To Connect?

How old is your friend? Can he run fast?

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by OD720
Mon Jun 16, 2003 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air Add Armenia
Replies: 9
Views: 2044

RE: Syrian Air Add Armenia

Hi Amir,

Doesn't RB fly to EVN from ALP? Maybe it originates from DAM with a stop in ALP??? I'm almost sure that it's EVN-ALP

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by OD720
Mon Jun 16, 2003 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not MH And SQ To New York Via Syria Or Lebanon
Replies: 32
Views: 6263

RE: Why Not MH And SQ To New York Via Syria Or Lebanon

Trvlr,

Services in BEY are not more expensive than those in Europe. I don't have any idea about Damascus.
BEY alongside Larnaca, have a superior geographical location than DXB for North American operations.

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by OD720
Mon Jun 16, 2003 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Hot Drinks On Tu-154!
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

RE: No Hot Drinks On Tu-154!

I was on a West European flag carrier a few weeks ago on an A320 and I was really disappointed with the inflight service. I know that some CIS carriers are doing a lot better with their Tu-154s and Tu-134s. The hot beer happened to me only ONCE on an Armenian Airlines Tu-154 flight and I strongly be...

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by OD720
Mon Jun 16, 2003 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not MH And SQ To New York Via Syria Or Lebanon
Replies: 32
Views: 6263

RE: Why Not MH And SQ To New York Via Syria Or Lebanon

BEY-N America has a lot of traffic and a lot of the European carriers serving BEY rely on this like <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>, <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym>..., On the ot...

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by OD720
Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Hot Drinks On Tu-154!
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

RE: No Hot Drinks On Tu-154!

I've been on many <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</acronym>-154 flights and as far as I remember, hot drinks were always available. Should say though, I did get a hot beer once! I was told the fridge was out of order. What the hell!!! One less cold beer wouldn't do no harm  <img src="/di...

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by OD720
Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not MH And SQ To New York Via Syria Or Lebanon
Replies: 32
Views: 6263

RE: Why Not MH And SQ To New York Via Syria Or Lebanon

Hi Airmale,

Once the BEY-Americas non-stop gets the green light, there are a bunch of airlines that will want to operate flights, and PIA could actually be one of those.

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by OD720
Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not MH And SQ To New York Via Syria Or Lebanon
Replies: 32
Views: 6263

RE: Why Not MH And SQ To New York Via Syria Or Lebanon

I think BEY will be excellent for both carriers, but at the moment, the political atmosphere would not allow such operations. Only 10 days ago Air Canada's direct service to BEY was cancelled for no clear reason even though <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> was quite happy with the demand. I ...

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by OD720
Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Regional Jet?
Replies: 14
Views: 5076

RE: Boeing Regional Jet?

Hi Delta-flyer, The types you listed all suffered from lack of funding so maybe, if the RRJ gets past that difficult and critical stage, it may become a success story. There is an enormous need for RJs in Russia and the CIS but we all know that things don't move too smoothly in the ex-Soviet Union. ...

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by OD720
Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Regional Jet?
Replies: 14
Views: 5076

RE: Boeing Regional Jet?

Maybe the RRJ will find its way to the west in very small numbers. If we just assume that a major operator either in Europe or the US introduces a small number of the RRJs, like 5 or 7 and starts operating them for a few years, it will built some confidence over time and others may start ordering it...

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by OD720
Sat Jun 14, 2003 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Regional Jet?
Replies: 14
Views: 5076

RE: Boeing Regional Jet?

It was Siberia Airlines, known as Sibir in Russia, that were talking about 50 RRJs.

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by OD720
Sat Jun 14, 2003 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air Add Armenia
Replies: 9
Views: 2044

RE: Syrian Air Add Armenia

A lot of CIS carriers have scheduled services to Yerevan. CSA is a new comer to EVN. British Mediteranean and Austrian have scheduled services for some time now. Swissair also served until it went bankrupt. There were a number of other short-lived airlines like Jes Air (Bulgaria) and <acronym title=...

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by OD720
Sat Jun 14, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Regional Jet?
Replies: 14
Views: 5076

RE: Boeing Regional Jet?

As Backfire says, Boeing is involved in the Russian Regional Jet program, so they have some activity in the <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> market. I think they would get actively involved in an <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> program if there was a remote chance that Air...

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by OD720
Sat Jun 14, 2003 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air Add Armenia
Replies: 9
Views: 2044

RE: Syrian Air Add Armenia

Hi Airmale,

Syrian has been flying to EVN, Armenia for at least 5-6 years now. They started with a TU154 but currently operate 727 on the route.

MEA used to fly to EVN in the late 80s from BEY. They may restart in the future, it's in their long term expansion plans.

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by OD720
Sat Jun 14, 2003 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More A310 For Tarom
Replies: 9
Views: 3085

RE: More A310 For Tarom

Romania used to make (assemble) the Puma helicopters in the 80s. Some of the Lebanese Air Force Pumas were made in Romania.
Do they still have this assembly line?

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by OD720
Sat Jun 14, 2003 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More A310 For Tarom
Replies: 9
Views: 3085

RE: More A310 For Tarom

Why wouldn't they lease addtitional and larger capacity planes like the A310? The price seems to be reasonable too.

Hope they will go ahead with the plan.

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by OD720
Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Forced To Cancel Montreal-Beirut
Replies: 97
Views: 7809

RE: Air Canada Forced To Cancel Montreal-Beirut

Trvlr and Floris, I'm no supporter of Hezbollah but to be fair, they never targetted civilians as <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> puts it clearly. In fact, 8 Israeli civilians were killed since 1982 (to present) because of Hezbollah activity. This is according to the BBC <acronym title...

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by OD720
Tue Jun 03, 2003 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Forced To Cancel Montreal-Beirut
Replies: 97
Views: 7809

RE: Air Canada Forced To Cancel Montreal-Beirut

Hi AWspicious,

There is such a bank called Lebanese Canadian Bank. Lebanon is a haven for banks, it's part of our economy.

BTW, great pictures of the airport BA, as usual.

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by OD720
Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News From TMA Lebanon?
Replies: 15
Views: 3892

RE: Any News From TMA Lebanon?

QatarAirways,

It's interesting to know what exactly you're worried about???
Your post doesn't make any sense at all.

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by OD720
Sun Jun 01, 2003 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News From TMA Lebanon?
Replies: 15
Views: 3892

RE: Any News From TMA Lebanon?

Hi Cedarjet, The problem is not with the skills of the Lebanese pilots, it's related to their job situation and the two parties are not being able to come to terms. On the other hand, there are lots of westerners who work and live here and they go on with their daily lives like everyone else. Touris...

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by OD720
Sun Jun 01, 2003 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News From TMA Lebanon?
Replies: 15
Views: 3892

RE: Any News From TMA Lebanon?

As far as I know, they are hiring foreign pilots since there are problems with the local Lebanese ones. Very little is known about their operations at the moment but as you say they are chartering a DC-8 for some of their operations. I'm not sure what happened to their A310, that was subleased from ...

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by OD720
Fri May 30, 2003 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incoming Traffic Over Beirut..
Replies: 11
Views: 2642

RE: Incoming Traffic Over Beirut..

Hi MEA310, As I told you earlier, my friend Chadi knows a good deal about air traffic over Lebanon and Beirut. He emailed me with the details and I find it relevant to post it here. I hope he will be made a member on this forum. Best regards. Here's his email in full: Hi Vatche, Concerning the topic...

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by OD720
Fri May 30, 2003 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incoming Traffic Over Beirut..
Replies: 11
Views: 2642

RE: Incoming Traffic Over Beirut..

Hi again Sonic, At present, the Lebanese Air Force operates few helicopters mainly the Italian built <acronym title="Air Berlin (Germany)">AB</acronym> 212. As far as I know, the Hunter fighters are grounded. There are also some <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> capabilities. But...

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by OD720
Fri May 30, 2003 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incoming Traffic Over Beirut..
Replies: 11
Views: 2642

RE: Incoming Traffic Over Beirut..

Hi MEA310, There has been some change of course in the past few months for airliners over Beirut. Our friend Chadi knows better about this but unfortunately he is not a member of this forum. I live in Dbaye and I can see the aircraft heading directly (almost 90 degrees) to the coast and then make a ...

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by OD720
Tue May 27, 2003 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Was The Old Rwy 03/21 In Beirut (BEY)?
Replies: 7
Views: 3574

RE: How Long Was The Old Rwy 03/21 In Beirut (BEY)?

That's an excellent website Unique, thanks a lot.

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by OD720
Mon May 26, 2003 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air Livery Query
Replies: 5
Views: 2136

RE: Syrian Air Livery Query

Well BA and Airmale,

I don't have answers to your questions.
Are they really considering the A330? Didn't know that.

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by OD720
Mon May 26, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air Livery Query
Replies: 5
Views: 2136

RE: Syrian Air Livery Query

The Soviet built aircraft are grounded for some time now and there are news that they will be ordering additional aircraft, probably A320s. Maybe the 727 will be phased out gradually too. If that's the case, they won't repaint the remaining Boeings.

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by OD720
Sun May 25, 2003 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Russian Aircraft Unsafe?
Replies: 24
Views: 10083

RE: Why Are Russian Aircraft Unsafe?

It should be blamed to negligence, either in maintenance or flight crew errors. Remember the A310 incident? There are many individuals in the CIS who went for quick money by operating a single plane or two without having all the staff to start an airline in the first place. I think these were the on...

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by OD720
Wed May 21, 2003 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Serving Beirut (BEY)
Replies: 10
Views: 3121

RE: Airlines Serving Beirut (BEY)

Hey Cedarjet, Hemus Air is Bulgarian operating between Sofia and Beirut with a Tu-134. <acronym title="Air Zimbabwe">UM</acronym> Air is Ukraine Mediteranean Air and as the name suggests, it's based in the Ukraine. <acronym title="Air Zimbabwe">UM</acronym> Air also operatres seasonal charters betwe...

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by OD720
Wed May 21, 2003 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Serving Beirut (BEY)
Replies: 10
Views: 3121

RE: Airlines Serving Beirut (BEY)

Hi <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, You're threads are excellent, as usual. Armenian Airlines is already bankrupt and Beirut is currently served by Armenian International Airways. You can get a scan at: <a href="http://www.armenianairways.com" target=_blank>http://www.armenianairways.c...

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by OD720
Wed May 21, 2003 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA Adding Armenia
Replies: 5
Views: 1565

RE: CSA Adding Armenia

Hi Airmale, Austrian is the only other major West European airline who currently flies to EVN (Yerevan) besides British Med. Others have operated before. There was another thread about 2 weeks ago about it: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1084083/6/" target=_...

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by OD720
Tue May 20, 2003 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines's Logo Is A Tree - Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 8151

RE: Middle East Airlines's Logo Is A Tree - Why?

Hi L-188,

It is safe for Americans to travel to Lebanon, I've had many American friends visiting me over the past few years and they loved it.
There is a travel advisery for US citizens but there is no ban. You can check out the US embassy web page in Beirut for further details.

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by OD720
Tue May 20, 2003 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia Still Flying To Beirut (BEY)?
Replies: 1
Views: 2943

RE: Belavia Still Flying To Beirut (BEY)?

Hi BA,

Belavia used to operate charter flights to BEY, I don't know if that ever turned into a scheduled flight. At the same time, it's not unusual some CIS carriers info not to be shown on some reservation services.

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by OD720
Tue May 13, 2003 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MenaJet Another MiddleEast No Frills Carrier
Replies: 6
Views: 2159

RE: MenaJet Another MiddleEast No Frills Carrier

There is definetly a market in the Middle East for no-frills, but the Middle East is not EU. There are many issues and most importantly, many arab countries need enterance visas to travel to which doesn't help much to the cause. If they plan to fly to Beirut in the future, maybe Beirut Int'l Airport...

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by OD720
Sat May 10, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ariana Afghan Has New Website Design.. Again!
Replies: 15
Views: 3944

RE: Ariana Afghan Has New Website Design.. Again!

I thought they had a 747, an ex-United plane was leased a few months ago.

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by OD720
Fri May 09, 2003 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Shortest Lived Airline?
Replies: 53
Views: 6320

RE: What Is The Shortest Lived Airline?

Air Wings of Armenia <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/051395/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/051395/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/5/9/3/051395.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" bor...

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by OD720
Wed May 07, 2003 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA To Start Yerevan (EVN), Armenia
Replies: 0
Views: 2227

CSA To Start Yerevan (EVN), Armenia

This is good news to Both CSA and Armenia. I think SkyTeam might benefit from it. Regards. Czech News Agency (CTK) CTK Business News Wire May 6, 2003 22::1 (Central European Time) CSA CONTINUES WITH EXPANSION <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> THE EAST -- PRESS PRAGUE, May 6...

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by OD720
Tue May 06, 2003 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Versus Boeing-THE Post
Replies: 40
Views: 4199

RE: Airbus Versus Boeing-THE Post

I wish there were more aircraft manufacturers than just Airbus or Boeing. Just imagine that Lockheed and MD were still making planes or even the Russian industry was in place. It surely would have been more interesting.

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by OD720
Tue May 06, 2003 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Releases New 7E7 Pic
Replies: 80
Views: 9940

RE: Boeing Releases New 7E7 Pic

It looks like a dolphine.

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by OD720
Mon May 05, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone In Cdg Today To Spot Mea New330?
Replies: 10
Views: 3380

RE: Anyone In Cdg Today To Spot Mea New330?

It's really bad!

Just joking BA, great effort.

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by OD720
Sun May 04, 2003 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone In Cdg Today To Spot Mea New330?
Replies: 10
Views: 3380

RE: Anyone In Cdg Today To Spot Mea New330?

Hi Salim, Check this out, a real beauty. <a href="http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.cgi?98324" target=_blank>http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.cgi?98324</a> By the way, Chadi's photos of the same plane in Beirut can be found in <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s postings. Best reg...

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by OD720
Sat May 03, 2003 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone In Cdg Today To Spot Mea New330?
Replies: 10
Views: 3380

RE: Anyone In Cdg Today To Spot Mea New330?

Hi Salim,

A friend of mine has already sent me photos of the A330 in Beirut with F-OMEA registration. Very clear and quality photos so I suupose they will appear somewhere soon.

Regards,

Vatche

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by OD720
Sat May 03, 2003 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Recieves First A330 Today, CDG Starting May 3
Replies: 24
Views: 3181

RE: MEA Recieves First A330 Today, CDG Starting May 3

I've heard it a lot too myself, it's like an unpublished fact. I think, when politics are right, it wouldn't matter Airbus or Boeing for MEA's US operations. Or maybe they play clever, they buy an old 737 from the desert and promise for more Boeings to come.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smi...

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by OD720
Fri May 02, 2003 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Recieves First A330 Today, CDG Starting May 3
Replies: 24
Views: 3181

RE: MEA Recieves First A330 Today, CDG Starting May 3

Hi <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, Do you think MEA's US opertaions are related to buying Boeing products? I've heard this so many times but honestly, I don't see these two being related. What do you think? Why should the US put conditions on MEA? In any case, I hope this is not true.

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by OD720
Fri May 02, 2003 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking For A320 -200 Details?
Replies: 1
Views: 2804

RE: Looking For A320 -200 Details?

Go to Aircraft Data and History on this site (Airliners.net) and choose the airliner you want. The A320 is also listed there.

Regards.

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by OD720
Fri May 02, 2003 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Recieves First A330 Today, CDG Starting May 3
Replies: 24
Views: 3181

RE: MEA Recieves First A330 Today, CDG Starting May 3

Well, Emirates flies both types. But it seems that Emirates doesn't follow the natural course of evolution.

 Smile

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by OD720
Thu May 01, 2003 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Recieves First A330 Today, CDG Starting May 3
Replies: 24
Views: 3181

RE: MEA Recieves First A330 Today, CDG Starting May 3

Who knows, it might happen. The 777 is such a fine plane, a real beauty.
I'm sure though, Airbus would campaign heavily against such a plan if it ever comes to light. Don't you think?

Regards

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by OD720
Thu May 01, 2003 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Recieves First A330 Today, CDG Starting May 3
Replies: 24
Views: 3181

RE: MEA Recieves First A330 Today, CDG Starting May 3

Just to let you know, the A330 arrived today at 5:59 pm local time and a friend of mine who was at the airport says that it performed several touch and goes on rwy 18.

There are no news now of new orders.

Regards.

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by OD720
Wed Apr 30, 2003 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Recieves First A330 Today, CDG Starting May 3
Replies: 24
Views: 3181

RE: MEA Recieves First A330 Today, CDG Starting May 3

I don't have the exact dates BA but I believe that the 5th A321 is due for June and the 6th (last) A321 of the current order for the end of this year or early next year.
The third A330 is due June too.

Maybe Salim knows better.

Regards.

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