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soups
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Attacks At CMB

Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:50 am

Just heard on TV a military base at CMB airport is under attack. Hope UL A/C are safe and no passengers are injured
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RE: Attacks At CMB

Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:55 am

Here is a link. I am very upset as I got relatives living there

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6494121.stm
 
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RE: Attacks At CMB

Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:56 am

Large Explosion At CMB (by OA260 Mar 25 2007 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: Attacks At CMB

Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:57 am

Hope it wont be as serious as the 2001 one. about half od UL fleet was destroyed.
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RE: Attacks At CMB

Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:01 am

[quote=Soups,reply=3]Hope it wont be as serious as the 2001 one. about half od UL fleet was destroyed.[/quo

Same here. hope it wont be serious as the last time.
 
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RE: Attacks At CMB

Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:37 pm

Cathay is stopping all flights to Columbo.

Quote:

http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_...62b8c81110VgnVCM32000011d21c39____

Cathay Pacific suspends Colombo services until further notice
26 March 2007


Cathay Pacific suspends Colombo services until further notice

Cathay Pacific Airways has taken the decision to suspend its flight operations to and from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, until further notice. The decision follows the closure of Colombo’s International Airport early this morning after the bombing of a nearby military base. Safety is a top priority at Cathay Pacific and a careful assessment of the situation will be made before services are resumed.

The airline confirms that the 119 passengers on this morning’s CX700 flight from Colombo to Bangkok and Hong Kong are safe and are currently being accommodated in downtown hotels. Cathay Pacific will operate its CX710 service early on Tuesday morning (scheduled depart time 0040 local time, 0310 Hong Kong time, 27 March 2007) to get the passengers to their destinations.

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RE: Attacks At CMB

Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:41 pm

Cathay is stopping all flights to Columbo.

Quote:

http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_...62b8c81110VgnVCM32000011d21c39____

Cathay Pacific suspends Colombo services until further notice
26 March 2007


Cathay Pacific suspends Colombo services until further notice

Cathay Pacific Airways has taken the decision to suspend its flight operations to and from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, until further notice. The decision follows the closure of Colombo’s International Airport early this morning after the bombing of a nearby military base. Safety is a top priority at Cathay Pacific and a careful assessment of the situation will be made before services are resumed.

The airline confirms that the 119 passengers on this morning’s CX700 flight from Colombo to Bangkok and Hong Kong are safe and are currently being accommodated in downtown hotels. Cathay Pacific will operate its CX710 service early on Tuesday morning (scheduled depart time 0040 local time, 0310 Hong Kong time, 27 March 2007) to get the passengers to their destinations.

A310/A319/20/21/A332/3/A343/6/A388/B732/5/7/8/B742/S/4/B752/B763/B772/3/W/E145/J41/MD11/83/90
 
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RE: Attacks At CMB

Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:32 pm

Looks like CMB is operating normal now. and of course with flight delays
This from LHR
14:00 UL505 COLOMBO EXPECTED 1648 Terminal Four
20:15 UL501 COLOMBO EXPECTED 2216 Terminal Four
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