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baw787
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AirBlue A340 Heathrow

Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:19 am

Hi,

Came across on planemad

http://www.plane-mad.com/airport-spo...gdom/london-heathrow-lhr-egll.html

That Airblue will be doing a test flight for a charter to Heathrow, this does seem a bit suprising? Can anyone shed some light on this?

Thanks
 
vv701
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RE: AirBlue A340 Heathrow

Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:55 pm

BA currently operate 13 charter flights, ten on Saturday, three on Sunday, out of LHR every weekend. Most are for Mark Warner Holidays.

There is no reason why others should not also operate such flights provided they can obtain the slots.
 
spottingpete93
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RE: AirBlue A340 Heathrow

Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:10 pm

I saw this too the other day. As far as I know they don't have any slots for this particular flight and as September is one of the busiest months of the year for Heathrow it is highly unlikely that they will get them approved at this short notice.
 
rutankrd
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RE: AirBlue A340 Heathrow

Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:29 pm

Quoting spottingpete93 (Reply 2):

A pair of late Saturday one off slots should be no problem what so ever.
This is the quietest period of the whole week at LHR and why do you think it's the day when there are still some freighters and even BA are able to operate limited charters !

One off charters are not that unusual only yesterday Turkish had an extra A321 flight in connection with Fenabahce football match.

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