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Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:37 pm

I came across this video of Etihad A346 taking off in Malaga.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY_O5e39iFk

Since when does Etihad fly into Malaga with the A340? Will this service continue? I rather doubt they fly all year around because the new longer runway is closed for some months during the year.
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RE: Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:52 pm

Quoting stevenmeyer2005 (Thread starter):

I came across this video of Etihad A346 taking off in Malaga.

Beautiful, just beautiful.  
 
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RE: Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:57 pm

None of the Middle East big three (MEB3) - Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar - fly to Malaga on a scheduled basis.
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RE: Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:59 pm

Quoting stevenmeyer2005 (Thread starter):
Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Noticed there was a UAE 747SP in the Background at about 14 seconds in the vid. wonder if this 346 supported whatever the SP was doing there.....!

Edit: correction, ist the UAE´s executive 744!

[Edited 2014-02-09 06:05:37]
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RE: Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:04 pm

Almost certainly a holiday charter - Note a UAE 744 also parked behind on roll out.

Malaga area particularly popular with the rich and rather private individuals of the Gulf and just a few of the Saudi playboys
 
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RE: Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:05 pm

This was departing empty back to AUH after operating a one-off charter to AGP mid-2013. It was the only time EY visited AGP to my knowledge.
 
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RE: Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:10 pm

Quoting stevenmeyer2005 (Thread starter):
the new longer runway is closed for some months during the year.

Really, why is that? Noise abatement? Lower activity during the winter months?
 
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RE: Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:26 pm

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 4):
Malaga area particularly popular with the rich and rather private individuals of the Gulf and
just a few of the Saudi playboys

From what I remember, Marbella, a small, wealthy jewel town west of Malaga is where they vacation.
AGP is the closest airport to Marbella. Malaga is nice but its beaches & suburbs so full of budget EU tourists,
I'm sure the emirs and their families would just as soon distance themselves from that scene as much as possible!

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RE: Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:41 pm

Quoting r2rho (Reply 6):
Really, why is that? Noise abatement? Lower activity during the winter months?

According to the AGP notam:

FROM 02/12/2013 09:06 TO 01/03/2014 23:59 EST B8419/13
RWY12/30 NOT USABLE

I believe just due to the amount of traffic at the moment only one runway is needed.
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RE: Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:11 am

Quoting stevenmeyer2005 (Thread starter):
ecause the new longer runway

The new runway is shorter than the old runway  
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RE: Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:58 pm

Probably one of the UAE Princes was picking up the flight after parking his yogurt up in Marbella or they have been shopping.
 
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RE: Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:25 pm

Quoting Navigator (Reply 9):
The new runway is shorter than the old runway  

Navigator you are correct with the new runway being the shorter one. Can one count the runway end safety area (RESA) as part of the runway? If yes the 2 times 240 feet would make the new one longer.
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RE: Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:21 pm

Out of curiosity, why is the new AGP runway not a true parallel runway, but at an angle to the old one? Land occupation or alignment requirements with the surrounding mountains? (I am aware of the small river and the surrounding industrial area, but such things haven't stopped other infrastructure projects in Spain before).
 
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RE: Etihad A340-600 A6-EHH Take Off Malaga

Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:07 pm

This flight was operating for the Amiri flight, they usually use A340-600. They fly them usually to Moroccan cities the most as Rabat, Casablanca and Oujda.

Quoting cougar15 (Reply 3):
Noticed there was a UAE 747SP

Abu Dhabi Amiri flight use 3 B747-400, 1 B777-300ER, 1 B777-2200ER, 1 A320 and 2 B737-800.
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