Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Olympic Airlines last passenger flight, operated by Airbus A340 registered SX-DFB (farewell low pass)

Last updated 2/10/2009 10:45 (added another better video of the low pass at Athens at the end of the post)

Olympic Airlines performed today their last passenger flight ever. It was the OA424 (Toronto - Athens) flight that was operated by the Airbus A340 registered SX-DFB. As a farewell, the crew of the flight performed a low pass over runway 03L of Athens airport before returning for landing at 10:30L. 152 passengers were on board this last ever flight of Olympic Airlines. This plane, along with SX-DFA which arrived one hour earlier from JFK as OA412 will be parked on taxiway "Z" together with SX-DFC and SX-DFD that are already there (see post).

Special thanks to Ilias for the following photos of the low pass. Click on a photo for higher resolution version hosted on www.airpics.net

Airbus A340 / SX-DFB / farewell low pass over rwy 03L of the last Olympic Airlines flight (photo 29/9/2009)


Airbus A340 / SX-DFB / farewell low pass over rwy 03L of the last Olympic Airlines flight (photo 29/9/2009)


Airbus A340 / SX-DFB / farewell low pass over rwy 03L of the last Olympic Airlines flight (photo 29/9/2009)


Airbus A340 / SX-DFB / farewell low pass over rwy 03L of the last Olympic Airlines flight (photo 29/9/2009)

Update 30/9/2009
Thanks to YULspotter for the following video which is the last departure of SX-DFB from YUL to Athens, where it did the low pass.


Also thanks to Ilias, here is a photo of Airbus A340 registered SX-DFA which arrived from JFK, a little earlier than SX-DFB and was the last flight from New York for Olympic Airlines.

Airbus A340 / SX-DFA / arriving flight from JFK as OA412, the last ever passenger flight from New York for Olympic Airlines (photo 29/9/2009)

Update 30/9/2009 17:10
Thanks to PILOTCH for the following video of the low pass over runway 03L.


Update 2/10/2009
Thanks to panos290788 for the following video of the low pass.

4 comments:

  1. Great report, thanks for the great photos. DFB was my most frequently flown 340 (from Toronto)

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  2. Thank you for posting and collecting these. I never liked flying with OA, but I am surprisingly sad and linked to them, so others may enjoy the photos and videos.

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  3. I always wanted to fly with Olympics A340's but it never happened :(
    Farewell A340!

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