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So that's it, they'll fly to Hong Kong and will perform wet-lease, like HiFly?

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shockcooling wrote: 29 Mar 2018, 14:49 So that's it, they'll fly to Hong Kong and will perform wet-lease, like HiFly?
No. The next destinations in China have been announced in "L'Echo": Xi'An, Beijing and Shanghai. The wet-lease is only an opportunity to keep the aircraft and crew busy before the launch of the regular flights.
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But wet-lease offers a lot of possibilities when you have aircrafts enough

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Image

The interior looks nice !

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One of the AB shareholders is Mikko Rautio

Look at this: http://www.odysseymediagroup.com/apn/Ed ... tID=332566

And where do the AB A340-s coming from? YES ;) ;)

December 17, 2008
Finnair's Mikko Rautio The Most Influencial Airline Manager In China
The Chinese Foreign Airlines Awards Ceremony has presented its most influencial airline manager in China award to Mr Mikko Rautio of Finnair.

"Chinese traffic is one of the cornerstones of Finnair's Asian strategy. Mikko Rautio, who has lived in China for 36 years and knows the local culture and language, has been an important asset for our company," says Finnair's SVP Commercial Division Mika Perho.

The competition, arranged online by the Global Times newspaper, attracted a total of 3.35 million votes from readers. Categories included most influential airline, favourite airline, best uniform, airline visual image and best advertisement among others.

The Global Times newspaper belongs to the People's Daily Group, which is particularly known for its reporting of foreign affairs in China. The newspaper is available on international flights of all airlines flying to China.

The selection committee included several directors of international and Chinese companies, editors-in-chief, travel agency directors, professors and aviation industry specialists.

Finnair's Beijing route was opened in June 1988. Finnair had flights to Beijing once a week at that time. Nowadays Finnair operates three daily flights to China. Destinations are Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Mikko Rautio has worked for Finnair China for over 16 years. He is Finnair's Chief Representative in the People's Republic of China and is responsible for sales in Northern China.

The Chinese Foreign Airlines Awards Ceremony is a significant event in China. The awards are presented once a year.

www.finnair.com

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New departure time out of AMS is 17h00 local.

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Passenger wrote: 29 Mar 2018, 16:52 New departure time out of AMS is 17h00 local.
And airborne!

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Passenger wrote: 29 Mar 2018, 16:52 New departure time out of AMS is 17h00 local.
Just airborne!
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What is the official IATA code of Air Belgium?

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Boavida wrote: 29 Mar 2018, 18:53 What is the official IATA code of Air Belgium?
TBA (wikipedia)

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This is the funny crew picture ;-) Enjoy the flight!
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Nice plane, nice livery, good they're finally doing things...

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luchtzak wrote: 29 Mar 2018, 18:54 TBA (wikipedia)
IATA codes are 2 digit codes, ICAO is 3 (ABB).

I guess TBA stands for "to be announced", according to the IATA site they aren't a member (yet).

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Nice video’s Thx... nice livery too. Hope we will see many of them flying around soon.

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Boeing767copilot wrote: 29 Mar 2018, 16:17 And where do the AB A340-s coming from? YES ;) ;)
The A340's aren't owned by Finnair (at least not anymore), they are owned by Airbus. If I remember correct the sale of the A340's had a buy back clause which obligated Airbus to take back the birds when the deliveries of the A350 started. ;)

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Amavro wrote: 29 Mar 2018, 16:05 Image

The interior looks nice !
They didn't operated their first flight yet that some of the crew feel like wearing properly the uniform is not mandatory. We clearly see the Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium touch in here

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I assume the cabin crew for the Paramaribo flight will be half Air Belgium, half Surinam.

In such a case, how much would Surinam have to pay to AB for the whole operation? (order of magnitude)

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convair wrote: 29 Mar 2018, 20:55 I assume the cabin crew for the Paramaribo flight will be half Air Belgium, half Surinam.
Impossible, as both airlines have different procedures. The minimum legal crew will be AB, whilst there will probably be extra Surinam crew with a commercial function only, they are not allowed to execute any safety related tasks.

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