jr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 974 posts, RR: 5 Posted (16 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 908 times:
I saw an airbus A320 with the titles 'Skyservice USA' at DFW yesterday
evening. It was in the basic colors of AirTours International (which
I think is a European carrier). Does anyone know anything about
this aircraft or its owner - Thanks.
hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3237 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (16 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 909 times:
SkyserviceUSA is part of the mixed-up, complicated set of US operations of Airtours plc (a British company). The A320 and DC-10 are flown by crews from Ryan International (not RyanAir). The A320 operates mostly to Mexico, the DC-10 to Hawaii. I'm not sure of the details of the A320 operation, but I know that the DC-10s operate LAX-HNL for SunQuest Holidays and SFO-HNL for SunTrips, both travel agencies are part-owned by Airtours. Don't ask me why they're operated separately; I don't know. I'm not sure why they use the name SkyserviceUSA on the planes, but I do know that the Canadian airline Skyservice is part-owned by Airtours as well. The DC-10s were formerly with Sun Country Airlines.