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.
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 ...Jump to post
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"...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 RegardsJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
A few years ago, Lithuanian AL used to operate to Beirut too. Were these charter or scheduled flights?
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post