Varig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 356 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2498 times:
I'm flying with Airtours in the summer from Newcastle to Tenerife.
But I'm totally confused about which airline I'll be flying with.
According to the Airtours website, I'll be flying on Air Scania (or Air Scandic) flights SCY6921 & SCY6922. But according to the Newcastle airport website, I'll be flying on Excel Airways flights XLA4178 & XLA4179.
When I looked on airfleets.net, it indicated that Air Scandic don't have any active aircraft at the moment.
Is this because they just wet lease aircraft from people like Excel Airways?
Can anyone help, I wouldn't mind finding out what airline/aircraft I'll be travelling on.
Burberry753 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2283 times:
Excel are leasing 2 of Islanflg's 734's for the summer and basing them at NCL. SCY just lease other airline's aircraft and use tour operators to sell their flights with their crews. I agree a very strange setup, have u been oin their clip art website? lol
Varig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2246 times:
Yes... very state of the art.
Just had another quick look at it. Noticed the section about pre-booking seats. It's a bloody con that. But the trouble is, if everyone did and you didn't, you could end up sat on your tod for the full flight. Hhhhmmm... what should I do?
PS Burberry... are you a proper smoggy or do you just live in smoggy land?
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2595 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2249 times:
Both of the ex-Air Scandic A300s are now flying for MNG Pax - the passenger division of the Turkish cargo airline.
They are some of the last "classic" A300B4s before the -600 model was introduced, built 1984, but the pair are oddballs because they have an all forward-facing flightdeck crew (FFCC).
As far as I'm aware they are the only A300B4s still in service with a 2 crew flightdeck, as opposed to the normal 3 crew on other classic A300s. Apart from Finnair/Karair the only other customer for the A300B4 FFCC was Garuda Indonesia, but their fleet has long since been retired.
MNG are currently operating TC-MNY (G-TTMC) on behalf of Turkish Airlines, and TC-MNZ (G-SWJW) on behalf of Jetair/TUI Airlines Belgium.
Eilennaei From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
"Both of the ex-Air Scandic A300s are now flying for MNG Pax - the passenger division of the Turkish cargo airline. "
But why does at least one of them presently carry the titles of a totally different company (Turkish Airlines)? Anyone from Turkey around?
"A300B4 FFCC was Garuda Indonesia, but their fleet has long since been retired."
Actually, a number of them were employed by Tunisair, but evidently they were originally unable to take delivery of the pair as planned, so Karair (Finnair) snatched them for charter work in 1984, in which role they've been ever since.