ThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 732 posts, RR: 9 Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1137 times:
It certainly is still with MyTravel Airways UK. It will be off to Zurich shortly to be repainted into full livery ready for the Summer. At the moment though, OY-VKG is in for its repaint and maintenance.
It must either be a mistake or the aircraft was operating for MON becuase as you may know MyTravel Airways work closely with Monarch.
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 62 Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1128 times:
Cheers Crosswind, ThomasCook...oh and I guess you too Kirkie. Thats what I thought but just wanted to double check.
I looked at the aircraft used on that flight over the last few weeks and they all seemed to be with MON / NZMC), New Zealand">MON's A332s so I guess ThomasCook is right, its either a mistake or MYT operated this particular service on behalf of MON / NZMC), New Zealand">MON.
I have another quick question. I found this flight and wanted to know whether the Amritsar-Birmingham leg was also operated with a 757? Isn't it quite a stretch?
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 18 Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1008 times:
Quoting GAWZU (Reply 8): A lot of MyTravel (the travel company) long haul holiday flights are actually operated by Monarch instead of MyTravel Airways itself.
Whereas tour operators like My Travel, First Choice and Thomas Cook have their own in-house airlines, Monarch is not owned by any tour operator although she is a 'sister' company of Cosmos and Avro. Consequently, many tour operators (including major companies like My Travel) have an allocation of seats on MON charter flights, particularly those operating from airports other than LGW and MAN where it is economic sense to 'consolidate' flights. The fact that MyTravel often use MON for some of their flights does not mean there is a close association between MyTravel Airways and Monarch Airways.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
Myt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 74 Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 997 times:
Quoting GAWZU (Reply 8): A lot of MyTravel (the travel company) long haul holiday flights are actually operated by Monarch instead of MyTravel Airways
Yep tis true. I flew ZB to LAS in 2000 when we booked with Airtours Holidays.
Also we can't forget ZB have Monarch Scheduled which take up quite a few flights since not all of their aircraft are operating charters like it's rivals. I actually rate the Scheduled arm quite well even though it's the same config aircraft as the charter flights. The service makes it.