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  1. #1061
    Serendib - I do hope SQ increase to 11 weekly flights: keep the existing one as is (as it provides some great connections, especially to Australia and New Zealand) and perhaps a 4 weekly during the day for O&D or VFR traffic. Maybe they could start this with Silk Air A320s/B73Hs, or a SQ service as is with an B772... But nothing official.

    88gee - thanks for sharing such a wonderful experience with us!

    Regards
    Jish

  2. #1062
    Quote Originally Posted by jbalonso777 View Post
    Serendib - I do hope SQ increase to 11 weekly flights: keep the existing one as is (as it provides some great connections, especially to Australia and New Zealand) and perhaps a 4 weekly during the day for O&D or VFR traffic. Maybe they could start this with Silk Air A320s/B73Hs, or a SQ service as is with an B772... But nothing official.

    88gee - thanks for sharing such a wonderful experience with us!

    Regards
    Jish
    If I can recall it correctly, In 1996 SQ used to operate Ten weekly flights to Colombo - seven weekly flights were operating during the night time and three weekly during the morning hours. When MH cut-down the international flights next year, SQ or D7 may take advantage on expanding the number of flights to overseas. I'm not too sure if MH will cut down the Colombo flights though.

    Hmm! Does Silk Air currently operate B73H as well? I thought they have only A320 types in the fleet.

  3. #1063
    Quote Originally Posted by jbalonso777 View Post
    I will be on my first A340 flight this Friday (24th October), on my way to Bengaluru.
    I hope to share some positive experiences with you all!

    Regards
    Jish
    jbalonso777, I am looking forward to see the pictures and trip reports from your recent flight trip onboard A340.

  4. #1064
    Yes Banu, off recent, Silkair are starting to renew their old A319/A320 fleet with new Boeing 737-800s. I think this has been happening since 2013 or so..

    And I will post the trip report sometime in the evening later today

    Regards
    Jish

  5. #1065
    Before I share the trip report, I have some pictures of spotting to share..
    Early morning from CMB on 24th October 2014




    ^^ That's my plane, 4R-ADF




    ^^ 4R-ALG operated my last flight with UL - UL563 CDG-CMB



















    For now, you can go ahead and read the full TR in the link: http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/...opic14031.html

    Regards
    Jish

  6. #1066
    Quote Originally Posted by jbalonso777 View Post
    Before I share the trip report, I have some pictures of spotting to share..
    Early morning from CMB on 24th October 2014

    For now, you can go ahead and read the full TR in the link: http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/...opic14031.html

    Regards
    Jish
    Really nice shots bro! Why they are using A340 to MAA? Any signs of Phase 2 construction works at CMB?

  7. #1067
    Quote Originally Posted by jbalonso777 View Post
    Before I share the trip report, I have some pictures of spotting to share..
    Early morning from CMB on 24th October 2014

    For now, you can go ahead and read the full TR in the link: http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/...opic14031.html

    Regards
    Jish
    Lovely photos Jish. Looking forward to some more!!

  8. #1068
    Quote Originally Posted by Serendib View Post
    Really nice shots bro! Why they are using A340 to MAA? Any signs of Phase 2 construction works at CMB?
    For CMB-MAA, the occupancy rate is high. UL has been using 340 for long time for some of the flights in MAA route.It may be economical to use in high occupancy short haul routes other than using low occupancy long haul routes.

  9. #1069
    Quote Originally Posted by jbalonso777 View Post
    Before I share the trip report, I have some pictures of spotting to share..
    Early morning from CMB on 24th October 2014



    For now, you can go ahead and read the full TR in the link: http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/...opic14031.html

    Regards
    Jish
    Superb shots!! I wish to know the airline-name of the B767 parked in the background? In the aircraft tail say as "&". Must be a charter flight for sure.

  10. #1070
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    Superb shots!! I wish to know the airline-name of the B767 parked in the background? In the aircraft tail say as "&". Must be a charter flight for sure.
    A very nice photos and detailed report. Very interesting to read

  11. #1071
    Quote Originally Posted by channa View Post
    A very nice photos and detailed report. Very interesting to read
    Jish, truly nice photos! but next time please post the full trip report here. Don't you think ADF got the nice interiors?

    Shame KU still using those out-dated A310 to Colombo ;o

  12. #1072
    This certainly is cheating on my part, since I took the photograph :P

    Its a plane belonging to Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury travel company from the UK.
    So I'm assuming it was a charter of some sort.

    Also, interestingly, there was a Icelander B757 parked that I saw while I was taking off....

  13. #1073
    Hey all, thank you so much for your replies!
    Unfortunately I exceeded my bandwidth limit last evening, so I was unable to load the pictures and therefore, post the trip report.

    Serendib - there were so many passengers on the flight, justifying the need for an A340! And no, sign of the new terminal construction just yet, sadly

    Banuthev - Thank you! yes, it is a 767 belonging to Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury travel company from the UK.

    Channa - thank you so much

    Skyline - yes, I intend to post the trip report here, but due to time constrains and a slow internet, I am unable to do so, for now.
    Yes, ADF does have some nice interiors, but why would they update it on a plane leaving the fleet soon? It would have made a lot more sense if all A330s had the updated interiors: ALC and ALG, I'm assuming still have the old interiors...
    Shame about the A310 yes, but think about it from an avgeek context - isn't it nice and refreshing to see an A310? Compared to the usual A320s and A330s? And they are increasingly rare so I think for us its good to see, but not so good for the passenger traveling

    Regards
    Jish

  14. #1074
    One slight error here. The plane is going to Guatemala City (GUA) instead of Antigua. It is currently there now, after arriving from the Azores on the 28th. It will be flying to SFO in 2 days time.

  15. #1075
    Quote Originally Posted by jbalonso777 View Post
    This certainly is cheating on my part, since I took the photograph :P

    Its a plane belonging to Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury travel company from the UK.
    So I'm assuming it was a charter of some sort.

    Also, interestingly, there was a Icelander B757 parked that I saw while I was taking off....
    You're correct. I done a search about "Abercrombie & Kent" so i come to know Founder of Abercrombie & Kent Luxury Travel came to Colombo on his private B767 jet from Miami. That B757 wet-leased from Icelandair has 50 lie flat bed seats to transport the passengers who booked with this luxury travel group.

  16. #1076
    Quote Originally Posted by jbalonso777 View Post
    Hey all, thank you so much for your replies!
    Unfortunately I exceeded my bandwidth limit last evening, so I was unable to load the pictures and therefore, post the trip report.

    Serendib - there were so many passengers on the flight, justifying the need for an A340! And no, sign of the new terminal construction just yet, sadly

    Banuthev - Thank you! yes, it is a 767 belonging to Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury travel company from the UK.

    Channa - thank you so much

    Skyline - yes, I intend to post the trip report here, but due to time constrains and a slow internet, I am unable to do so, for now.
    Yes, ADF does have some nice interiors, but why would they update it on a plane leaving the fleet soon? It would have made a lot more sense if all A330s had the updated interiors: ALC and ALG, I'm assuming still have the old interiors...
    Shame about the A310 yes, but think about it from an avgeek context - isn't it nice and refreshing to see an A310? Compared to the usual A320s and A330s? And they are increasingly rare so I think for us its good to see, but not so good for the passenger traveling

    Regards
    Jish
    hehe.. I flew on that 9K-ALC back in 2010. This bird has such a poor interior and seats. any idea if KU has done cabin upgrades for their A306 or A313 after 2010?

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  18. #1078
    Banuthev - I highly doubt if KU have refurbished the interiors of the A310s and A300s. But have you seen the new factory fresh A320?! It looks amazing! And they also have A330s on order, so slowly the classics will disappear

    Regards
    Jish

  19. #1079
    Quote Originally Posted by jbalonso777 View Post
    Banuthev - I highly doubt if KU have refurbished the interiors of the A310s and A300s. But have you seen the new factory fresh A320?! It looks amazing! And they also have A330s on order, so slowly the classics will disappear

    Regards
    Jish
    It's nice to hear KU is going to upgrade their ageing fleet. Yeah i saw that A320WL (9K-AKE CN6350) with sharklets wearing the classic KU livery. Do you know how many A320WLs and A332s they are planning to get them on lease by Apr 2015? I think those 3 x A320s, 5 x A306s and 3 x A313s going to be phased out very soon. May be their 4 x A343s and 2x B772s will be replaced by A359s after 2019 if i am not mistaken.

  20. #1080
    Hi from Chateauroux again,

    I have news pics for your ... A330-343 with registration "4R-ALM ( F-WWKF )".
    Châteauroux (LFLX or CHR) is a pleasant place for airplanes, specialy for Airbus.
    They come to get livrery ... some weeks before delivrery !!
    "4R-ALM" will live LFLX in a fornight, back to TLS.






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