danielmyatt From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 160 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1895 times:
Following on from the airlines that only operate Airbus or Boeing thread. I propose a thread on airlines that operate none of either manufacturers aircraft.
To keep this from going down to very small airlines, can I propose that to qualify an airline should operate 10 aircraft.
And I am going to ban regional carriers for bigger airlines in the USA, like colgan for US Airways, etc.
Akiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 599 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1871 times:
The best examples that I can think of from the Philippines are Sky Pasada and Mid-Sea Express, which are small carriers flying missionary routes which none of the major airlines (PR, 5J, 2P, Z2, DG, PQ) are inclined to serve.
Also Jazz, and many Canadian regional carriers that only operate propeller types, mainly serving small communities in the more remote parts of Canada, such as the following (only mentioning those with scheduled services):
Air Georgian (operates many domestic and transborder routes for AC with Beech 1900Ds)
Central Mountain Air
Exploits Valley Air Services
Island Express Air
Northern Thunderbird Air
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Sky Regional Airlines (operates YTZ-YUL for AC with 5 Q400s)
West Coast Air
West Wind Aviation
eurowings From UK - England, joined Sep 2011, 298 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1512 times:
If wholly owned, but separate subsidiaries count like Portugalia (TAP) and Air Dolmiti (LH), then there are many examples in Europe with a 10+ non-A or B aircraft fleet.
Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne*
bmi Regional (will be separate from BD-BA/IAG very shortly)
Swiss European Airlines*
Sun Air of Scandinavia
*Owned by parent airline, but with their own separate operating license (and often a different product e.t.c). All the others are independently owned to my knowledge, but some operate on behalf of or in partnership with a mainline carrier.
SRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 691 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1288 times:
Although they only have 9 active aircraft aircraft right now (the 10th, 1 of their 2 Dash 8s was seriously damaged in Greenland last year) Air Iceland (NY) have 6 F50s, 2 DHC8s (only 1 flying, mentioned above) and 2 DHC6 Twin Otter aircraft that operate from Akureyri (AEY), these 2 are owned by Norlandair but are in Air Iceland colours.