Premobrimo From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4075 times:
Sun Country has a deal with Transavia to lease some of their aircraft for the winter months when Sun Country's business booms with people from Minnesota wanting to get out of the cold and go to all of the warm destinations in Mexico.
MH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1706 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4027 times:
They have a similar deal with South African: in fact PH-HZU is operating now with Transavia titles and -tailcolours (rest is white), and is the only winglet operating 737-800 at the moment; during the winter-period, HV is leasing out some -800's to SA for their demand
LJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4001 times:
Quoting MH017 (Reply 3): They have a similar deal with South African: in fact PH-HZU is operating now with Transavia titles and -tailcolours (rest is white),
And the PH-HZZ is doing the same (thus two South African 737-800s are flying for HV)
Quoting Larspl (Reply 2): because the airlines need the extra capacity during certain months.
the odd thing is that while HV leases two 737s, they've leased out one 737 to KLM (will fly for HV during July and August). They needed the Sun County 737 as they leased one 737 to KLM and one to Air Berlin which returned recently. The Sun Country 737 has been returned to Sun Country a few days ago.
Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2438 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3968 times:
There are a lot of similar relationships between European and North American charter carriers. Excel Airways has similar deals with Miami Air and Zoom Airlines, First Choice Airways and MyTravel with Skyservice Airlines, Thomas Cook with USA 3000 and Ryan International, Futura with Ryan International etc.
Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
AMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 954 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3793 times:
Quoting LJ (Reply 4): the odd thing is that while HV leases two 737s, they've leased out one 737 to KLM (will fly for HV during July and August). They needed the Sun County 737 as they leased one 737 to KLM
After the Barcelona incident with PH-BTC KL needed a replacement. It was probably the cheapest way to take one from HV (owned by KL) and let HV lease one from Sun Country instead of letting KL lease on from Sun directly. HV has/had already leased out 7 of their 737 to Sun during the winter.
Vain~ From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3643 times:
Quoting Larspl (Reply 14): it probably didn't get the businessclass/klm pitch and still has the full 189 Y in transavia config. and IST is probably a destination where they actually can use such a config..
PH-HZM is in the normal KLM-config with HV-seats (168 or 172 can't remember), standard HV-config 737-800 is 186 seats