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Excel Airways - What Routes From LHR?  
User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3240 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Back in late January I visited the spotting terrace at Heathrow (actually this was the week before it was closed) and noticed an Excel Airways 767 at T2. I was surprised to see it there, as I thought that Excel is a holiday airline. Does it fly any regular services from LHR or was the plane leased to another operator?

Thanks for any info in advance.

TrintoCan.


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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

I imagine it was on a sub-charter or special charter at the time as I doubt they have any regular ops from LHR.


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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2600 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
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Probably had nothing to do with Excel Airways. All the B767-200s that fly for them are wet-leased from Air Atlanta, over the winter only a single aircraft has been operating any flights for Excel.

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Of the others, one still wears basic Excel livery but operates for other airlines, the other is in full Aeromar livery operating in the Caribbean.

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Currently Air Atlanta are also operating a B767 through Heathrow on behalf of Nigeria Airways.

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With 4 B767-200s in 4 different liveries, any planned or unplanned equipment changes on any of these aircraft by Air Atlanta will produce a livery other than the one you expect to see on that contract...

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CROSSWIND


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