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Saudia operated double daily to Multan

Post by BJ911 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:56 pm

Today Saudi airline operated 2 flights from Jeddah to Multan. extra flight is operated by leased A330-200 (TC-OCF) as SV 9701. Beside this Regular flight is operated by sistership (TC-OCG) as SV 3800.
Must be getting high loads from South Punjab.

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Re: Saudia operated double daily to Multan

Post by Tuti Fruiti » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:13 pm

Thats a big and gud news in some way...
May be saudi is also taking chunk of traffic whose further destination is europe /usa as emirates will soon close its mux section....with mux airport,people from far areas of country take their flights

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Re: Saudia operated double daily to Multan

Post by BJ911 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:23 pm

Tuti Fruiti wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Thats a big and gud news in some way...
May be saudi is also taking chunk of traffic whose further destination is europe /usa as emirates will soon close its mux section....with mux airport,people from far areas of country take their flights
Today again Saudia operated Double daily A330-200 on JED-MUX. It seems loads r pretty high than wht not upgrading it to daily 777-300ER ??

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Re: Saudia operated double daily to Multan

Post by Tuti Fruiti » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:06 pm

Not sure whats the logic behind and its pretty high load as well.
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Re: Saudia operated double daily to Multan

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:20 pm

Saudia's inaugural flight SV-800 from Jeddah to Multan on April 1, 2017, was performed by airline's Boeing 777-300ER registration HZ-AK28 in 'Watan Al Majed' livery.

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Re: Saudia operated double daily to Multan

Post by Tuti Fruiti » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:23 pm

Thanks for clarification. Infact they did!

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Re: Saudia operated double daily to Multan

Post by BJ911 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:26 pm

Tuti Fruiti wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:23 pm
Thanks for clarification. Infact they did!
Obviously they did operated 77W during initial days but then switched to A330-200s.
it seems SV upgraded Multan as one regular and one extra flight on daily basis. Today also they r operating double daily :D

My point was surely they r getting high influx of passengers then why not upgrading Once and for all to a Daily 777-300ER !!

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Re: Saudia operated double daily to Multan

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:34 pm

BTW, according to a newspaper report some days ago, Pakistani airlines using Airbus A320 family aircraft for flights between Jeddah and Multan often arrive in Multan with a number of baggage pieces left behind due to smaller baggage/cargo hold of the narrow-body aircraft. Such bad experiences are making passengers opting for Saudia flights with wide-body aircraft on this route.

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Re: Saudia operated double daily to Multan

Post by Tuti Fruiti » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:08 pm

BJ911 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:26 pm
Tuti Fruiti wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:23 pm
Thanks for clarification. Infact they did!
Obviously they did operated 77W during initial days but then switched to A330-200s.
it seems SV upgraded Multan as one regular and one extra flight on daily basis. Today also they r operating double daily :D

My point was surely they r getting high influx of passengers then why not upgrading Once and for all to a Daily 777-300ER !!
No idea..Sometimes foreign airlines bring planes having not so good interior on routes where local economy is below average than on routes which are well local economcy is well off. May be plane to Ismalabad is more better than one to Multan (interior wise) ..
Apart from this.. MUX has lost Shaheen and soon to be Emirates. so a big dip in traffic overall for MUX right now

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Re: Saudia operated double daily to Multan

Post by Tuti Fruiti » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:11 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:34 pm
BTW, according to a newspaper report some days ago, Pakistani airlines using Airbus A320 family aircraft for flights between Jeddah and Multan often arrive in Multan with a number of baggage pieces left behind due to smaller baggage/cargo hold of the narrow-body aircraft. Such bad experiences are making passengers opting for Saudia flights with wide-body aircraft on this route.

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As Pak airlines fellts shringk and due to many factors their performance keeping on getting lower, one after the other all the routes will be taken over by ME3 and other low cost carriers of middle east. SaudiGulf is one recent major example which will likely take majority of traffic to Dammam. (The oil rich region where large number of expats work and live)