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dcajet
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New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA

Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:37 am

Aerolineas Argentinas will be operating over the next few weeks a series of special flights between Argentina and Cyprus with the A330-200 242T MTOW. The purpose of the flights is to transport members of the Argentinian Armed Forces who perform functions in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission (UNFICYP) on the island of Cyprus. Under normal circumstances, these folks and their families would fly commercial, something not possible under the present circumstances.

I believe this will be the longest nonstop pax-carrying flights with the A330-200: 6,635 nm.

AR 1920 Buenos Aires (EZE) Larnaca (LCA) 08:00 05:45 +1 (15h 45 mins)
AR 1921 Larnaca (LCA) Buenos Aires (EZE) 08:00 18:25 (16h 25 mins)

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Prior to the pandemic, AR was operating the longest by distance A332 nonstop flight: EZE-FCO, Since April AR has also been operating EZE-AKL-PVG cargo flights. Although the EZE-AKL sector is only 5,580 nm, the A332 is only certified to ETOPS 270 and AR to ETOPS 180, so a longer, northern route had to be taken which resulted on a westbound flight time of almost 17 hours.
 
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Re: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA

Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:54 am

This is one long A332 flight especially WB. Much longer than LV BCN-SCL or AR's own FCO-EZE. Almost certainly will be heavily weight restricted.
 
dcajet
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Re: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA

Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:04 am

voxkel wrote:
This is one long A332 flight especially WB. Much longer than LV BCN-SCL or AR's own FCO-EZE. Almost certainly will be heavily weight restricted.


I doubt it will go out full in terms of paxs or carry any cargo.
 
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Re: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA

Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:25 am

dcajet wrote:
voxkel wrote:
This is one long A332 flight especially WB. Much longer than LV BCN-SCL or AR's own FCO-EZE. Almost certainly will be heavily weight restricted.


I doubt it will go out full in terms of paxs or carry any cargo.


full cabin may just be possible, the 250 troops that are supposed to fly should be ok. Cargo on top... nope.
The Airbus ACM charts are based on ~125t OEW, which should be on the heavy side for a new one of the line that is by no means premium heavy.

best regards
Thomas
 
Kamila88
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Re: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA

Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:20 am

It would be nice if civilians could book! :)
 
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Re: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA

Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:14 am

 
dcajet
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Re: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA

Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:20 am

Kamila88 wrote:
It would be nice if civilians could book! :)


You would have had stuck out like a sore thumb!

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Re: New (special) ULH A332 flights: EZE-LCA

Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:31 am

A long and impressive flight for the A330 family. Thanks for sharing the info.

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