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Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:58 am

http://www.magyarhirlap.hu/cikk.php?cikk=108151

According to the article above (in Hungarian), MALEV has signed a lease for 3 B767-300s to replace their 2 B762s over the next 3 years. The first one will enter service next spring, followed by one frame in '08 and '09 each. Malev starts service to Bangkok in November and plans to add charter flights to Japan (the article does not specify to what cities) next year to keep up with demand. The 2 B762s will keep flying next year through the summer season in Malev colors, thus making the airline's wide-body fleet the largest ever. Apparently, Malev is also in the process of selling their 4 CRJs.
 
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:10 am

Great news, thanks for the link!!

This has been expected for a while now, the 2 B762ER are 15 years old now and have had very high utilization rates.
I’ve been told to expect MA to buy new long-haul aircraft, but only once the airline has been sold.

Anyone know where the aircraft are coming from? will the by GE powered birds.
 
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:20 am

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 1):
Great news, thanks for the link!!

This has been expected for a while now, the 2 B762ER are 15 years old now and have had very high utilization rates.
I’ve been told to expect MA to buy new long-haul aircraft, but only once the airline has been sold.

Anyone know where the aircraft are coming from? will the by GE powered birds.

Quite surprised they went for the 767 over the A330 but i guess cash is tight.
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:23 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
Quite surprised they went for the 767 over the A330 but i guess cash is tight.

Actually it was expected they would stick with 767s. And yes cash is indeed tight.
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:34 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
Quite surprised they went for the 767 over the A330 but i guess cash is tight.

Why should they take airbus, due to they nearly have an all Boeing fleet. Where will they get these 3 Birds from?
What about the privatization? Who is allways making the problems with it? The government or who?
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:35 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
Quite surprised they went for the 767 over the A330 but i guess cash is tight.

Well there was talk about MA getting A332s a few years ago, but MA was in horrible financial situation back then, so those plans were scrapped. There was a big push on behalf of the Malev pilots to get B777s, but management pretty much dismissed that idea right away.

Malev has operated B763s twice before, first in the early 90s before the B762s arrived, then in the mid 90s an ex-delta B763 was acquired but only lasted a few months due to several mechanical issues.

MA owns the B762s (HA-LHA, LHB) so I would suspect that the cash from selling those birds along with the CRJs will finance these new lease agreements. I will be interested in seeing to what extent MA will improves the IFE in its new B767s.

My Hungarian is pretty rusty, but it kind of sounds like MA is buying these planes, can someone set my clear on that?

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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:37 am

These are indeed good news for MA.

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 1):
I’ve been told to expect MA to buy new long-haul aircraft, but only once the airline has been sold.

I've found the following link on the topic of privatization.

KrasAir Set to Continue Fighting for Hungary's Malev

[Edited 2006-09-28 18:41:28]
 
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:39 am

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 5):
My Hungarian is pretty rusty, but it kind of sounds like MA is buying these planes, can someone set my clear on that?

My somewhat rusty hungarian thinks they are planning to lease if the article is correct.
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:40 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 3):
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
Quite surprised they went for the 767 over the A330 but i guess cash is tight.

Actually it was expected they would stick with 767s. And yes cash is indeed tight

A332s a better fit to do the JFK and Toronto runs surely? I suppose their premium loads arent going to be earth shattering - lots of cargo though I bet.
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:51 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 8):
A332s a better fit to do the JFK and Toronto runs surely? I suppose their premium loads arent going to be earth shattering - lots of cargo though I bet.

During the summer months, BUD-YYZ sees load factors in the low 90 percentile, load factors on JFK flights have also increased partly thanks to the code-share agreement with AA. My sister, a MA F/A told me stories where some pax would be given crew jump seats on JFK flights. MA has always had a problem with long-haul ops; it’s hard to fly an aggressive schedule with only two aircraft.
the article also said that the new B763s will carry 45 more passengers than the current B762s which carry 185 pax. That would mean the B763s will have 230 seats.

KrisYYX

[Edited 2006-09-28 18:55:16]
 
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:00 am

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 5):
My Hungarian is pretty rusty, but it kind of sounds like MA is buying these planes, can someone set my clear on that?

The planes will be leased not purchased.

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
Quite surprised they went for the 767 over the A330 but i guess cash is tight.

According to the article, last year Malev was in negotiation with Airbus, but they couldn't offer anything better financially than the current leasing terms. Also, the new owner of Malev will have a final say in all these transactions and very well may modify the whole plan. Even if the CRJs find (a) new owner(s) they would only sign a letter of intent to purchase the planes, pending the new owner's approval.
 
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:00 am

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 9):
some pax would be given crew jump seats on JFK flights

What seats do you mean? The ones you can pull down located next to the exits? Or do you mean the real jumpseat in the cockpit?  Wink
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:52 am

Quoting TommyBP251b (Reply 11):
What seats do you mean? The ones you can pull down located next to the exits?

yes, usually where the FA sit by the exits. The pax had to agree to this of course as those seats aren't comfortable at all.
In these cases some of the FAs had to sit in the flight deck and the crew rest area behind the flightdeck during TO and Landing. But this was all before 9/11.

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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:40 am

It is really good news. Malev is in long-haul market for quite some time and I was always wondering why they don't expand and stick to two scheduled routes only (JFK and YYZ). Bangkok seems interesting, but I was wondering if they plan to add flights to China having in mind huge Chinese community in Budapest.

As for flights to Japan, JAL organized five charters this summer with 747-400s and it seems they were successful. I've seen two of them and it looked as if those planes were full, but it is difficult to say.

Quoting Cornish (Reply 3):
Actually it was expected they would stick with 767s. And yes cash is indeed tight.

Yes, I wasn't surprised with that, too. After all, Malev is very loyal to Boeing.

Quoting Cornish (Reply 7):
Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 5):
My Hungarian is pretty rusty, but it kind of sounds like MA is buying these planes, can someone set my clear on that?

My somewhat rusty hungarian thinks they are planning to lease if the article is correct.

My rusty Hungarian has no idea what they tried to say  Silly
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:31 pm

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 13):
Bangkok seems interesting, but I was wondering if they plan to add flights to China having in mind huge Chinese community in Budapest.

Malev codeshare partner Hainan Airlines already operates 3x weekly flights between BUD and PEK on a B763.
 
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:44 am

Quoting IADguy73 (Reply 14):
Malev codeshare partner Hainan Airlines already operates 3x weekly flights between BUD and PEK on a B763.

Yes, I know that. I was wondering if Malev plans to enter into that market on its own.
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:56 am

great news to malev, I hope we will see new transatlantic flights soon. This season they have charters to KIX, MLE, Cancun and BKK will be scheduled again.
 
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:25 am

KLM's PH-BZM will go to Malev. Depending on which source you listen to the delivery will be january or march next year.

Don't know where the other 2 767s come from, but not KLM. The other four remaining 767s will go to Aeroflot (3) and Privatair (1).

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Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:33 am

Quoting Dean (Reply 16):
great news to malev, I hope we will see new transatlantic flights soon.

Chicago and Miami?
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Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:10 am

Quoting QFSYD744 (Reply 18):
Chicago and Miami?

I can just hope it. But I think MA will expand its Asian network sooner, than its American. MA has already a code-share agreement with AA about connect 16 US cities with BUD (via JFK).

I would say BKK can get higher freq, and possibly new route can be NRT or KIX
 
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:15 am

So, are these New Build 767s or are they used?
 
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:22 am

Quoting RJ777 (Reply 20):
So, are these New Build 767s or are they used?

Just read back 3 post before you... all of them will be used.
 
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:22 pm

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 1):
Anyone know where the aircraft are coming from?



Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 17):
KLM's PH-BZM will go to Malev. Depending on which source you listen to the delivery will be january or march next year.

Correct, and since KLM's B767's are all leased from ILFC, I expect that the other two are also going to be leased from ILFC.
 
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Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:19 pm

Any news about the current two MA B762? Does anybody know which airline will take them? Is JAT still looking for B762s?
 
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Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:12 pm

Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 17):
KLM's PH-BZM will go to Malev. Depending on which source you listen to the delivery will be january or march next year.

Thanks!!

PH-BZM was delivered to KLM in early 1999 making her much younger than MA current B762's. I wonder if MA will change the interior config, or leave it as is.

Quoting Dean (Reply 23):
Any news about the current two MA B762? Does anybody know which airline will take them? Is JAT still looking for B762s?

HA-LHA/LHB have racked up alot of flight hours in the 15 last years, I would bet on them being converted into freighters.

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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:56 am

Quoting Dean (Reply 16):



Quoting Dean (Reply 16):
great news to malev, I hope we will see new transatlantic flights soon. This season they have charters to KIX, MLE, Cancun and BKK will be scheduled again.

Do you have a source to support this or it is just an educated guess? Is most of the traffic to Asia business or leisure? I know there is a large Chinese community in Hungary but I was wondering about the flights to BKK and Japan.

Quoting QFSYD744 (Reply 18):
Chicago and Miami?

I seriously doubt there will be new routes to the US. The largest Hungarian communities are in NY, northern NJ, Ohio and California. Malev's BUD-JFK already serves the NYC area in addition to DL's direct service. The DL hub in CVG provides easy connection to the JFK-BUD service for Hungarians traveling from Ohio. As for Florida, I'm not sure how large is the Hungarian community down there and if it would make a BUD-MIA sustainable. As for California, plenty of connections from JFK on AA or on many other airlines.
 
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Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:55 am

Quoting IADguy73 (Reply 25):
Do you have a source to support this or it is just an educated guess? Is most of the traffic to Asia business or leisure? I know there is a large Chinese community in Hungary but I was wondering about the flights to BKK and Japan.

Yes, I do have a source... malev.com
KIX has already started, every Saturday
MLE is in the winter charter timetable since 2004. BKK was only winter charter in the recent years, but this winter season it will be scheduled. I think 2 or 3 times a week, but I'm not sure...

Japanese really like Budapest, also JAL had 5-6 summer charters in this summer, from NRT, KIX. So, I'm not surprised about MA charters to Japan.
BKK is a really preferred tourist-place in Asia for Hungarians.
 
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:43 am

Quoting Dean (Reply 26):
BKK is a really preferred tourist-place in Asia for Hungarians.

If the new B763 comes early 2007, I wonder if MA will still run some BUD-BKK with the B738s.

I think any north American expansion in out of the question. Malev used to fly to CLE but that was abandoned a while ago. Asia is definitely the area of concentration for Malev in respect to long-haul ops.

Anyone know when the first B762 will leave the fleet? Will MA maintain 3 767s in its fleet at all times after the first B763 arrives?

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Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:04 am

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 27):
Malev used to fly to CLE

MA did never fly to CLE scheduled, as far as I know.

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 27):
Anyone know when the first B762 will leave the fleet? Will MA maintain 3 767s in its fleet at all times after the first B763 arrives?

The first B763 is arriving in March/2007 (maybe January).
The first B762 is leaving the MA fleet arround the end of 2007. And than every the whole "process" repeats itself untill 2009.
 
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Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:18 am

Quoting Dean (Reply 28):
MA did never fly to CLE scheduled, as far as I know.

perhaps not scheduled, but they did fly to CLE once or twice a week in the late 90s.

Quoting Dean (Reply 28):
The first B762 is leaving the MA fleet arround the end of 2007. And than every the whole "process" repeats itself untill 2009.

That would still only leave 2 B767s for the scheduled n.american routes as well as the numerous winter charters. MA cancels JFK and YYZ flight in the summer due to aircraft shortages, they should try to have at least 3 767 available.

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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:18 am

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 24):
I wonder if MA will change the interior config, or leave it as is.

God, I certainly hope they'll change it. MA's 762 are way more comfortable than anything KL I ever experienced (wasn't too much though). And since they don't allow DVD players aboard, AVOD would be a good idea too.
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Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:10 am

There is a relatively high chance that they will reorganise the interior. Anyway the aircraft has to go under a check before releasing, so the time is there only the money is the only missing one.  pessimist 
But according to news, MA wants to have a unique interior in the B763s, hence they will arrive from different airlines, I think they will change the interior all of them...
 
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Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:17 pm

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 9):
During the summer months, BUD-YYZ sees load factors in the low 90 percentile

The MA095 which is currently enroute YYZ-BUD (HA-LHB) is not so well filled, 136 pax + 1 infant and 442kgs of cargo...

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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:38 pm

Hasn't MA been serving BKK with a 737 (and a stop somewhere) as a scheduled flight? I know I saw it there several times earlier in the year on Saturday mornings as I was leaving Bangkok.

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Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:15 pm

Quoting Flyingfool (Reply 32):
Hasn't MA been serving BKK with a 737 (and a stop somewhere) as a scheduled flight? I know I saw it there several times earlier in the year on Saturday mornings as I was leaving Bangkok.

Are you sure the a/c you saw were not actually Hungarian-registered Travel Service 738s? They often fly charters to BKK with their 737-800s (usually via Oman). Talk about narrow-body madness...
 
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Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 34):
Are you sure the a/c you saw were not actually Hungarian-registered Travel Service 738s?


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Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:43 pm

Quoting Sllevin (Reply 33):
Hasn't MA been serving BKK with a 737 (and a stop somewhere) as a scheduled flight?

They has actually, due to lack of long-haul aircrafts...
 
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Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:02 pm

Quoting Flyingfool (Reply 32):
The MA095 which is currently enroute YYZ-BUD (HA-LHB) is not so well filled, 136 pax + 1 infant and 442kgs of cargo...

Well, not every day is Christmas. On June 16, 2004 MA 95 was heavily overbooked and everybody showed up... They were looking for volunteers for quite a time... My return flight three weeks later was full too. The interesting part was, that the check-in and boarding in YYZ was done by KL personnel. Most of them didn't even speak Hungarian.

One more remark: 136 of 185 seats sold, that's approximately 73.5%... Not bad for October...

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Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:12 pm

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 37):
The interesting part was, that the check-in and boarding in YYZ was done by KL personnel. Most of them didn't even speak Hungarian

There is always one Hungarian speaking Malev rep at YYZ T3. You brought up a interesting point, with MA now a official future OneWorld member, I would of thought that BA would handle MA's flights at YYZ. Perhaps that will change once MA becomes a full-fledged member.

Quoting Dean (Reply 31):
But according to news, MA wants to have a unique interior in the B763s, hence they will arrive from different airlines, I think they will change the interior all of them

That would be nice! The B762's are the most comfortable 767s that I have ever flown on. It sounds like MA will have 230 seats on these new birds, I hope they won't decrease their generous legroom by too much.

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 30):
And since they don't allow DVD players aboard, AVOD would be a good idea too.

I always found that odd, MA is the only airline that I know of that didn't allow DVD or even CD players to be used during the flight. But I think the use both devices are permitted after take off now.

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Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:13 pm

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 37):
One more remark: 136 of 185 seats sold, that's approximately 73.5%... Not bad for October...

Bud cargo could be better...
 
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Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:48 pm

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 38):
The B762's are the most comfortable 767s that I have ever flown on.

I agree, however AC 763's in international configuration aren't bad too.

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 38):
MA is the only airline that I know of that didn't allow DVD or even CD players to be used during the flight. But I think the use both devices are permitted after take off now.

OK was another airline forbidding anything digital aboard. I can only hope that MA really changed this policy. In 2004 they wouldn't even allow a miniature MP3 player without moving parts inside...

Quoting Flyingfool (Reply 39):
Bud cargo could be better...

Well, this is why I wrote the Hungarian saying in my previous reply.

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 38):
I would of thought that BA would handle MA's flights at YYZ.

Exactly my thoughts...
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:04 am

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 38):
I always found that odd, MA is the only airline that I know of that didn't allow DVD or even CD players to be used during the flight. But I think the use both devices are permitted after take off now.

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They only don't allow you to switch them on during take off/landing.

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 38):
The B762's are the most comfortable 767s that I have ever flown on

Well, personally I don't like the current interior. Many of the seats are damaged a bit... Also C class is far under the today's average, so I think it is really time to introduce a new intercontinental C and Y class on the new B763s.

There is also a rumor that MA board has approved that one of the "new" B763s will get a retro color (so far I've seen two design for two different versions, but once I will have the final one, I will post it here).
 
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Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:39 am

Quoting Dean (Reply 41):
There is also a rumor that MA board has approved that one of the "new" B763s will get a retro color (so far I've seen two design for two different versions, but once I will have the final one, I will post it here).

Thanks Dean!
That would look great!! Please post it as soon as you can! Are they considering the the old TU-154/134 scheme with the blue streak and the large M on the tail, or totally new designs?

Quoting Dean (Reply 41):
Well, personally I don't like the current interior. Many of the seats are damaged a bit... Also C class is far under the today's average, so I think it is really time to introduce a new intercontinental C and Y class on the new B763s.

Agreed. I like the colour and the seats are comfy with a lot of leg room. I just manage to always get a seat were the headphones don't work.

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dean
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:26 am

I cannot post it untill copyright agreement, sorry. The variations are most likely the old livery from MA Il-18 aircraft.

BTW nice pictures!  Wink
 
iadguy73
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:57 pm

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 29):
perhaps not scheduled, but they did fly to CLE once or twice a week in the late 90s.

I think so too. As far as I remember the flight went on to CLE from JFK (or YYZ?). This was when Malev started their North American service in the early 90s.
 
flyboeingjets
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:25 am

Malev at CLE was a publicly advertised charter, nonstop CLE-BUD-CLE 1x weekly during the Summer months only.
 
dean
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:05 am

Like LAX.

During summer time, the demand is still there, but I think LH, BA, AF with one change have a really competitive price so this can be a reason why MA did shut down those summer charters a long time ago  Sad
 
krisyyz
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:06 am

Quoting Dean (Reply 46):
Like LAX.

During summer time, the demand is still there, but I think LH, BA, AF with one change have a really competitive price so this can be a reason why MA did shut down those summer charters a long time ago

I think there will be some BUD-VRA charters coming up soon.

I remember my sister and brother-in-law (both MA F/As) being mad when MA reduced all the interesting charter destinations. They use to love having a week long layover in Tokyo, LA, or Cuba.

With MA being a oneworld member soon, Im sure we won't see many more special charter flights.


KrisYYZ
 
BA787
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:01 am

Great news I would expect that MA will keep the 762ER's to operate alongside, especially if they are looking to expand internationally. The ole birds still have a bit of life in em. Also, maybe Malev would be in the market for A310's? might make sense on the longer lower yield runs!

Tom
 
L410Turbolet
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RE: Malev To Acquire 3 B767-300s To Expand Network

Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:44 am

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 35):

Ewwww.... I thought that QS was the only airline doing this narrow-body lobghaul torture.

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