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Air France in Illulissat, Greenland

Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:25 pm

The Air France website is showing departures scheduled for Illulissat from CDG today and tomorrow with B772 a/c. Does anyone know what these flights are? AF is operating some rescue flight for stranded European pax in several countries...but these flights to Greenland seem odd or are they positioning flights for crews bound to/from US or elsewhere? Could they be cargo?
 
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Re: Air France in Illulissat, Greenland

Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:30 pm

A 777 into an 800-ish metre runway, I'd love to see that :D I guess it's a computer error or typo.
 
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Re: Air France in Illulissat, Greenland

Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:11 pm

There's only two airports in Greenland capable of handling a 777, Kangerlussuaq and Thule Air Base, so if AF is operating a flight to Greenland with a 777 it'll operate to one of those two airports.

It's most likely a computer error
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Re: Air France in Illulissat, Greenland

Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:54 am

Yes, it must be an error...someone probably typed the wrong IATA code.
 
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Re: Air France in Illulissat, Greenland

Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:47 am

JUANTRIPPEJR wrote:
The Air France website is showing departures scheduled for Illulissat from CDG today and tomorrow with B772 a/c. Does anyone know what these flights are? AF is operating some rescue flight for stranded European pax in several countries...but these flights to Greenland seem odd or are they positioning flights for crews bound to/from US or elsewhere? Could they be cargo?


Nope. And not a typo too.
Those are for visitors/press. They get a ticket to ILULISSAT just to get past the control.
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Re: Air France in Illulissat, Greenland

Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:11 pm

eastafspot wrote:
JUANTRIPPEJR wrote:
The Air France website is showing departures scheduled for Illulissat from CDG today and tomorrow with B772 a/c. Does anyone know what these flights are? AF is operating some rescue flight for stranded European pax in several countries...but these flights to Greenland seem odd or are they positioning flights for crews bound to/from US or elsewhere? Could they be cargo?


Nope. And not a typo too.
Those are for visitors/press. They get a ticket to ILULISSAT just to get past the control.


Oh, ok. Makes sense. Today's arrivals are showing Ilulissat (AF7991) and Kulusuk (AF7996)!! They are showing up on flightaware too!!! I checked one of the flight numbers in detail and it showed a CDG-DPS non-stop (but still showing Ilulissat as the destination!).
 
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Re: Air France in Illulissat, Greenland

Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:18 pm

What happens if somebody decides to make use of the ticket (outside a pandemic era) ? Presumably if Air France can't provide transport, it could be endorsed over to SAS, Icelandair or Air Greenland.. If somebody offered me a ticket to Ilulissat (and I knew about it a few days or more before the flight), I might well take them up on it...
 
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Re: Air France in Illulissat, Greenland

Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:36 pm

I'm sure the fare shows "0" and there are non-endorseable and valid only on this day restrictions lol

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