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by OD720
Wed Apr 30, 2003 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6 NW DC-10 Seen @ AMS!
Replies: 16
Views: 4589

RE: 6 NW DC-10 Seen @ AMS!

Do these DC10s have PTVs in economy? Does any one know?

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by OD720
Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A310 @ Moscow
Replies: 3
Views: 1821

RE: PIA A310 @ Moscow

Are you saying that it flew with no engines?

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by OD720
Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:26 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 BA,

I am told that they recieved the second A321 on Saturday (April 26) and will recieve another A321 with the A330 today.
I'll try to go and see the A330 later in the afternoon.

Regards.

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by OD720
Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Moving Beirut Flight From Rome To Milan?
Replies: 3
Views: 4195

RE: Alitalia Moving Beirut Flight From Rome To Milan?

It seems that Alitalia does move its Beirut services from Milano to Rome probably to give connections to some European destinations. As far as I know, both MEA and Alitalia concentrate on <acronym title="Milan - Malpensa (MXP / LIMC), Italy">MXP</acronym> because of the different fairs Milano hosts ...

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by OD720
Fri Apr 25, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One More New Il-96-300!
Replies: 28
Views: 5141

RE: One More New Il-96-300!

They say there are about 11 IL96s being made in Voronezh, 6 of which will probably go to Aeroflot.

Regards.

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by OD720
Thu Apr 24, 2003 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One More New Il-96-300!
Replies: 28
Views: 5141

RE: One More New Il-96-300!

It should be around $70m. Yet again, it will not be easily available even if there was a firm order.

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by OD720
Thu Apr 24, 2003 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Beirut Become A Major Hub Again?
Replies: 31
Views: 4547

RE: Will Beirut Become A Major Hub Again?

Couldn't have described it better myself Salim.

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by OD720
Tue Apr 22, 2003 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Beirut Become A Major Hub Again?
Replies: 31
Views: 4547

RE: Will Beirut Become A Major Hub Again?

Here are some of the airlines (from memory) that fly to Beirut at the moment: From West Europe: British Airways, Air France, Alitalia, KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian, LTU (soon), Olympic, Turkish, Cyprus Airways East Europe and CIS: Malev, CSA, JAT, TAROM, Aeroflot, Armenian, <acronym title="Air Zimbabwe"...

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by OD720
Tue Apr 22, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One More New Il-96-300!
Replies: 28
Views: 5141

RE: One More New Il-96-300!

That's so funny Luzezito.

Seriously though, I hear that more IL96s are currently being assembled in Voronezh and Aeroflot might consider buying 6 additional ones if the new planes meet their requirements.

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by OD720
Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Aviation Websites
Replies: 8
Views: 3496

RE: Your Favorite Aviation Websites

http://www.airlinerlist.com/

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by OD720
Mon Apr 21, 2003 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320.5: Why Not A320-300?
Replies: 3
Views: 3258

RE: Jetblue A320.5: Why Not A320-300?

How about a 325 on the reservation system?

From what I know, it won't be a stretch, it will only be a change in the interior, right?

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by OD720
Sat Apr 19, 2003 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To AMS Spotters, And FRA Too
Replies: 2
Views: 2925

RE: To AMS Spotters, And FRA Too

Armenian Airlines doesn't have an A320, it was wet leasing Armenian International Airways A320 for the past 6-7 months. Now that Armavia has taken over the <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>/<acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDD...

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by OD720
Sat Apr 19, 2003 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To AMS Spotters, And FRA Too
Replies: 2
Views: 2925

To AMS Spotters, And FRA Too

As some of you probably know, Armenian Airlines ceased its operations on April 15th. Armavia, a private carrier in Armenia, has taken over most of the Armenian Airlines' routes including <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> and <acronym title="Frankfurt - Mai...

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by OD720
Thu Apr 17, 2003 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA @CDG In U2 Music Video
Replies: 8
Views: 3514

RE: MEA @CDG In U2 Music Video

The video was out a few years ago and I watched it many many times on MTV. You get a few perfect shots of the MEA birds.
I'm not sure though why they picked up MEA in particular and no other planes are seen in the video.

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by OD720
Tue Apr 15, 2003 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenian Airlines Goes Bankrupt Tues April 15
Replies: 4
Views: 3520

RE: Armenian Airlines Goes Bankrupt Tues April 15

Hi PW100, You are right about the airport but it's definitely called Zvartnots. That terminal though was only designed for handling domestic flights in the former US<acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym> and currently is being unable to handle international flights efficiently. So unfortunately that...

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by OD720
Mon Apr 14, 2003 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Times
Replies: 5
Views: 2273

RE: Flight Times

Hi MEA, You can use the website you mention and the cruising speed of the aircraft making that flight and you have a rough flight time. As a direct reply to your question, I haven't come across a website with flight times. In regard to a previous question you posted, MEA's first A330 might be arrivi...

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by OD720
Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenian Airlines Goes Bankrupt Tues April 15
Replies: 4
Views: 3520

Armenian Airlines Goes Bankrupt Tues April 15

Armenian Airlines will be ceasing operations tomorrow April 15 leaving 1600 of its staff and 320 pilots unemployed. The Armenian government will be transferring the operational rights of the state carrier to Armavia for the next 10 years, which is owned by Russia's Siberia Airlines. European destina...

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by OD720
Sun Mar 30, 2003 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAT Resumes Beirut And Dubai
Replies: 6
Views: 3019

RE: JAT Resumes Beirut And Dubai

JAT offers cheap flights from Beirut to European destinations via Beograd. They also fly Beirut-Dubai direct cheaper than MEA and Emirates.

Regards.

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by OD720
Sat Mar 29, 2003 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraq's Stolen Kuwaiti Airways A310s.
Replies: 6
Views: 4178

RE: Iraq's Stolen Kuwaiti Airways A310s.

I know that one of the A310-222 (msn 276) was operated by Armenian Airlines from 1998 to Jan 2002. This same aircraft was with Qatar Airways for a short while from 1994.

The aircraft were probably reclaimed by Kuwait Airways after Iraq agreed for a ceasefire.

Regards.

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by OD720
Mon Mar 17, 2003 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA A330-200 Arrival
Replies: 1
Views: 3014

RE: MEA A330-200 Arrival

There's a small MEA delegation at the moment in Toulouse finalizing the details. I suppose the exact delivery date will be known in the next few days.

Regards.

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by OD720
Sun Mar 16, 2003 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Still Operate 707's?
Replies: 22
Views: 5885

RE: Which Airlines Still Operate 707's?

I am told that <acronym title="Aero California (Mexico)">JR</acronym> Aviation of Lebanon still offers pax services on a Boeing 720. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/285350/L/" target="_blank...

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by OD720
Fri Mar 14, 2003 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Resumes Work On 777-200LR
Replies: 49
Views: 5355

RE: Boeing Resumes Work On 777-200LR

They should have showers in these planes and some kind of facility to change clothes too, or else it wouldn't be a very good site to see all those people walking out of those planes. Maybe they also should have seperate lines at the arrival terminals for these pax or quarantine them for a short while.

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by OD720
Thu Mar 13, 2003 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-LHR Distance
Replies: 4
Views: 3177

RE: LAX-LHR Distance

The A310-300 was just an example here. My question applies for all aircraft.
To be more precise, what does a design range mean? Does it mean flying headwind as you say it or it covers eastbound flights?

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by OD720
Thu Mar 13, 2003 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-LHR Distance
Replies: 4
Views: 3177

LAX-LHR Distance

This is not really about the air distance between <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> but rather the duration of the flight. It takes about 10.5 hours between <acro...

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by OD720
Mon Mar 10, 2003 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did Aircraft Leasing Begin?
Replies: 1
Views: 3936

When Did Aircraft Leasing Begin?

It is known to most that scheduled airline services began right after WWI, even though the Germans were flying Zepplins before the war. I'm not very familiar with the economics of airlines in the past, so does anyone know when did aircraft leasing begin for airline services? Also it would be good to...

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by OD720
Fri Mar 07, 2003 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1968 Beirut Airport Attack
Replies: 92
Views: 9516

RE: 1968 Beirut Airport Attack

Just want to make a few points here. Lebanon was never engaged in the Arab-Israeli conflict after the 1948 cease fire. And regarding the Hunter incident, the Hunters did intercept Israeli fighters and from the pilot report, he says that he had a fighter in a good shooting range but the Hunter's <acr...

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by OD720
Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada To Fly Montreal-Beirut
Replies: 33
Views: 7197

RE: Confirmed: Air Canada To Fly Montreal-Beirut

Hi Cedarjet, I know MEA and Pan Am operated transatlantic to and from Beirut but I meant non-stop Beirut to anywhere in the Americas. MEA operated to Sao Paolo too for a short time but that also had a stop in West Africa, was it Lagos? Can't remember well. A question to Hisham: Does this mean that M...

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by OD720
Fri Mar 07, 2003 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada To Fly Montreal-Beirut
Replies: 33
Views: 7197

RE: Confirmed: Air Canada To Fly Montreal-Beirut

With a rough calculation of the departure and arrival times, it seems that this is a non-stop operation taking 10 hours and 35 minutes. Has any airline ever operated non-stop Beirut-Americas? I think this is a first in Lebanon's history. June 5 will be a memorable day. Great news indeed. All the bes...

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by OD720
Fri Mar 07, 2003 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article About The 7E7
Replies: 17
Views: 3978

RE: Article About The 7E7

Airlines don't care much about these tiny "more efficient" percentages, they want a replacement for the 757, 767 and the A310! And what does the market offer at the moment? Airbus is offering the A321 and A330-200 (neither are perfect replacements) while Boeing has got nothing to offer! The B737-900...

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by OD720
Thu Mar 06, 2003 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1968 Beirut Airport Attack
Replies: 92
Views: 9516

RE: 1968 Beirut Airport Attack

If it's the death toll that counts here, I would only (and kindly) ask everyone to simply look at the history of the Lebanese-Israeli conflict rather than this one particular day.

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by OD720
Wed Mar 05, 2003 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estonian Air's Best Year Ever
Replies: 30
Views: 3580

RE: Estonian Air's Best Year Ever

It would be nice to visit again. It's great to hear about the airport too.

What airlines are currently flying to TLL? Do airlines from the CIS other than Aeroflot fly there too?

Thanks

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by OD720
Wed Mar 05, 2003 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estonian Air's Best Year Ever
Replies: 30
Views: 3580

RE: Estonian Air's Best Year Ever

Hey Treg, I always have great admiration towards Estonia and it's people. During the Soviet era, it was hardly noticed but after the independance, even the national football team started to do good in Europe  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I visited Estonia in May 1990 ...

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by OD720
Fri Feb 28, 2003 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good News! Air Canada To Beirut!
Replies: 30
Views: 5377

RE: Good News! Air Canada To Beirut!

Here is a link to the AC news provided by a friend. Thanks a lot Chadi!

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/27_02_03/art24.asp


All the best.

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by OD720
Thu Feb 27, 2003 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The IL-86 Airworthy Once Again
Replies: 3
Views: 2985

The IL-86 Airworthy Once Again

Here is the article I found today about the airworthiness of the <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-86. I'm glad the plane will not be grounded after all. Not too many 4 engined airliners are being designed nowadays. http://groong.usc.edu/news/msg64050.html Best Regards

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by OD720
Thu Feb 27, 2003 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good News! Air Canada To Beirut!
Replies: 30
Views: 5377

RE: Good News! Air Canada To Beirut!

I read it in a newspaper too (al-Safir). Excellent news! In a nutshell, it says that <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> (company) officials met with the transport minister and acknowledged him about the flights for June of this year. Airmale, Lebanon is multi-ethnic. It's neither 100% muslim n...

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by OD720
Wed Feb 26, 2003 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Cabin Noise
Replies: 16
Views: 2906

RE: 727 Cabin Noise

I've flown on the 727 and the Tu154 and found both of these types reasonably quiet.
I've never been on a MD-80 series nor on a F-100.

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by OD720
Tue Feb 25, 2003 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA No Longer Flying To Nice (NCE)?
Replies: 3
Views: 3315

RE: MEA No Longer Flying To Nice (NCE)?

As EurostarVA said, they only operate BEY-NCE in the summer and probably will do so this year too.

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by OD720
Tue Feb 25, 2003 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenian Doubles Frequency To AMS Today
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

RE: Armenian Doubles Frequency To AMS Today

LJ, I'm just assuming here. <acronym title="VLM (Belgium)">VG</acronym>/Delsey were hoping to be around for at least a few years successfully so maybe they wanted to make sure that they have some control on the Armenian market. Maybe they thought that sometime in the future Armenian Airlines might r...

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by OD720
Tue Feb 25, 2003 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA's First A321 Delivered
Replies: 28
Views: 10379

RE: MEA's First A321 Delivered

Hey Frank,

Was it really made by Airbus? Could it be a fake?  Big grin

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by OD720
Tue Feb 25, 2003 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenian Doubles Frequency To AMS Today
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

RE: Armenian Doubles Frequency To AMS Today

Hi <acronym title="Sierra National Airlines (Sierra Leone)">LJ</acronym>, You are right that they dropped <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> before the whole <acronym title="VLM (Belgium)">VG</acronym> deal and instead secured spots for <acronym title="Rott...

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by OD720
Sun Feb 23, 2003 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA's First A321 Delivered
Replies: 28
Views: 10379

RE: MEA's First A321 Delivered

Hey Frank, Thanks a lot for the reg info. I suppose the third may be F-ORMG and might be a misprint. Any idea about the A330 regs. Btw, the Lebanese delegation went to <acronym title="Toulouse - Blagnac (TLS / LFBO), France">TLS</acronym> for the delivery ceremonies, probably they first flew there f...

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by OD720
Sun Feb 23, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA's First A321 Delivered
Replies: 28
Views: 10379

RE: MEA's First A321 Delivered

Thanks Salim for the info. I would like to know what would happen with the A300 which currently flies mostly to the west African destinations. If you look at MEAs flights timetable, the A330s will mainly be replacing the present A310 routes to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United K...

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by OD720
Sun Feb 23, 2003 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA's First A321 Delivered
Replies: 28
Views: 10379

RE: MEA's First A321 Delivered

I think the rest will be carrying OD- registrations, including the A330s.

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by OD720
Sat Feb 22, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could RJ Replace Old Tu-134.
Replies: 2
Views: 1949

RE: Could RJ Replace Old Tu-134.

If only the Tu-134 operators could afford them.
The new Emb 170 is a good alternative too.

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by OD720
Fri Feb 21, 2003 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iranian Plain With 290 On Board Missing From Radar
Replies: 99
Views: 8968

RE: Iranian Plain With 290 On Board Missing From Radar

I heard on CNN's weather report that there was a Jet Stream in the region of the crash which might have played a role.
I'm no meteo expert, is that some kind of air current/stream and how often it happens?

I'm sure though that there were other aircraft flying through that system too.

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by OD720
Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS - The Only Company Interested In Lithuanian AL
Replies: 8
Views: 3229

RE: SAS - The Only Company Interested In Lithuanian AL

Hi Sonic,
A few years ago, Lithuanian AL used to operate to Beirut too. Were these charter or scheduled flights?

Thanks.

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by OD720
Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani F27 Crash. 18 Killed
Replies: 7
Views: 3753

RE: Pakistani F27 Crash. 18 Killed

Hi Scotty,
Any info on the Iranian crash? They say 302 are killed. Was it military or civilian?

Thanks.

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by OD720
Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenian Doubles Frequency To AMS Today
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

RE: Armenian Doubles Frequency To AMS Today

Hi FlyAirbus, I understand what you are saying but the situation with Armenian aviation is not the way as it used to be when <acronym title="VLM (Belgium)">VG</acronym>/Delsey started last April. I'm not sure who Belgian Universal Airways is doing business with at the moment as the fate of Armenian ...

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by OD720
Wed Feb 19, 2003 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenian Doubles Frequency To AMS Today
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

RE: Armenian Doubles Frequency To AMS Today

Hey Going64, You are absolutely right! One of the conditions put by <acronym title="VLM (Belgium)">VG</acronym> on Armenian Airlines at the start of the EVN-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> services via Brussels was the dropping of Armenian's ...

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by OD720
Wed Feb 19, 2003 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenian Doubles Frequency To AMS Today
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

Armenian Doubles Frequency To AMS Today

Armenian Airlines starts its second weekly Yerevan-Amsterdam flight today. The company currently uses Armenian Int'l Airways' A320 for its European services. Armenian Airlines restarted it's EVN-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> services on December 1, 200...

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