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Larnaca Airport to become a hub for Jordanian airlines

Postby Agios Amvrosios » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:45 am

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Postby sk » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:42 am

great news!!i always wanted to go to sao paolo!!!but is larnaca airport capable of accepting jumbo planes?
well,i hope they will upgrade the airports soon,we are losing money as a country if they dont
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Postby Nickp » Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:43 pm

Some direct flights to the USA, would be cool. However, why have the airports taken so long to upgrade??? I can't belive we still have to get on busses to get to and from the terminal. If they had 700 million to spend on S300 mislies in 96 that were never even deployed!! I'm sure they could put the money to better use.
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Postby sk » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:45 pm

they could "upgrade "the airports immediately but this euro introduction in 2007 and the eu checking everything is proving to cause delays.......
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Postby Yiannis » Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:45 pm

Oh finally an airline doing direct flights from Cyprus to the US. There is nothing worse than taking a flight to Frankfurt sitting there for 5 hrs doing nothing and then getting another plane to Larnaca. I hope this deal works out.
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Postby cannedmoose » Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:58 pm

sk wrote:great news!!i always wanted to go to sao paolo!!!but is larnaca airport capable of accepting jumbo planes?
well,i hope they will upgrade the airports soon,we are losing money as a country if they dont


I know it's capable of handling 767's as BA fly those in everyday. Not sure on the absolute range of a 767, but it's got to be close to the distance from Larnaca to NYC.
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Postby rotate » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:36 pm

sk wrote:great news!!i always wanted to go to sao paolo!!!but is larnaca airport capable of accepting jumbo planes?
well,i hope they will upgrade the airports soon,we are losing money as a country if they dont


Existing Larnaca Airport runways will take Jumbo's, Boeing 747SP's have been regular visitors for some time as have Boeing 777's. Not sure about the new double decker Airbus though could be a bit tight but handy for the Kefenaon in Kiti.

No good wacking to many wide bodied aircraft into Larnaca at present as ground handling will not cope, which is not to say that it cant be done if handling equipment is upgraded and working practices are reviewed and improved upon.

None of which matters a jot as have just been told that Airport employees are either on strike or are going on strike. They may as well stick out their other foot and shoot that one as well!
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Postby cannedmoose » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:43 pm

rotate wrote:Existing Larnaca Airport runways will take Jumbo's, Boeing 747SP's have been regular visitors for some time as have Boeing 777's. Not sure about the new double decker Airbus though could be a bit tight but handy for the Kefenaon in Kiti.

No good wacking to many wide bodied aircraft into Larnaca at present as ground handling will not cope, which is not to say that it cant be done if handling equipment is upgraded and working practices are reviewed and improved upon.

None of which matters a jot as have just been told that Airport employees are either on strike or are going on strike. They may as well stick out their other foot and shoot that one as well!


I highly doubt Larnaca would cope with the superjumbo A380, even places like Heathrow are having to modify facilities to deal with it. It's not so much runway length as the engines are powerful enough to lift it off the ground within the same sort of distance as a jumbo, it's more the width of taxiways, ability to cope with huge numbers of passengers en masse, new steps/ramps to link the plane to the terminal etc.

Having waited an hour in the sweltering baggage collection 'suite' at Larnaca on many occasions, I dread to think how the luggage 'chuckers' would cope.

Let me guess, the airport workers are planning to strike because of some EU measure? Or because the government won't guarantee some of their jobs. Welcome to the modern world folks...
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Postby Yiannis » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:51 pm

Let me guess, the airport workers are planning to strike because of some EU measure? Or because the government won't guarantee some of their jobs. Welcome to the modern world folks...


They are striking cause their jobs are not guaranteed after the airports get under the new management.
Cypriots are used to having strikes everytime they disagree with smthing. Its time for this to stop but i doubt it will the way the goverment controls such situations.
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Postby cannedmoose » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:55 pm

Yiannis wrote:They are striking cause their jobs are not guaranteed after the airports get under the new management.
Cypriots are used to having strikes everytime they disagree with smthing. Its time for this to stop but i doubt it will the way the goverment controls such situations.


Isn't the simple solution for these folks to go up to Lefkosia and camp on the lawn of the Presidential Palace? That seems to be how most industrial disputes reach a conclusion, normally with TPap giving way.

I think Cypriot workers are now starting to confront how industrial relations work in many other countries around the world. The days when a job was for life are going to come to an end, and that counts for government jobs as well - especially if the government wants to reduce its deficits and debts down to EMU levels.
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