Ciaomc2002 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4913 times:
Air Scandic is a really bad airline. I dont think they own any of their aircraft, as I know they used to lease from Finnair. I dont even think it runs as a proper operation, the HR department is in Jersey and everything seems to be subcontracted.
I am currently creating a business plan - for a project - to see how Air Scandic would fair as a new business, sort of (in a virtual world) bought by myself and restarted as a rival to the likes of Mytravel etc.
With Air Scandic this year I've had a 2 hour delay outbound from MAN and a cancellation on the inbound which resulted in an Excel 757 stopping off to pick us up on it's way to another greek island. Total delay time for that was 7 hours. Nice work.
Airchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4774 times:
I think they had capacity lined up for this year but lost it so they seem to be getting one-off sub-charters for a lot of their flights at the moment which is a very expensive way to operate. They'll be very hard pressed to find capacity once it starts getting really busy in a couple of weeks.
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4739 times:
Quoting Airchabum (Reply 4): They'll be very hard pressed to find capacity once it starts getting really busy in a couple of weeks.
What's also going to hit them is that they've now got an image of being a financially struggling company, as a result some airlines will not perform sub-charter work for them due to the risk that they may be unable to pay for such services afterwards. This is especially true in peak season when there is less risky work on offer...
GAWZU From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4649 times:
Was at STN this morning at around 0930... SCY2231 to Kos "Delayed indefinitely" and passengers told to wait for the next announcement at 1100! Not sure what the problem was as SE-RDH was sitting on the tarmac.
MACDADDY From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4598 times:
Crosswind thats non-sense. Airlines usually cover ACMI upfront and Air Scandic have paid upfront every time, either that or they get the broker to cover them and that works as well. There is a massive shortage of capacity in Europe anyway but they get by as all airlines do!
I went to East Midlands Airport on Sunday, and really did want to get some pictures of Air Scandic Aircraft, there was about 2 scheduled for the 2 hours I was there. Not one Air Scandic MD-83 turned up.
One flight was really bad, SCY4466 from Kos was expected at EMA at 0340 Monday 4 July, 1 whole day late!
I believe Air Scandic can change the way things are going, but the MD-83s are causing too much trouble. At Newcastle where there are 757s based, I have been told there doesn't seem to be problems to the same extent as we have heard in this thread.
AIHTOURS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4420 times:
Air Slovakia has been doing subbing work for Air Scandic at Nottingham East Midlands Airport.
I saw an Air Slovakia 757 operating for SCY on Sunday at NEMA, and there is a Photo in the database of an Air Slovakia 757 operating for Air Scandic on June 18th 2005 at Nottingham East Midlands Airport.
Though as Air Scandic's flights are all operated by other carriers, wouldn't they be responsible for any subcharters?
i.e Finnair 757 goes tech, then Finnair arrange and pay for sub?
That sounds correct to me!
Quoting TravelTime (Reply 16): Well if it was around 16:45 then it was G-OOOG didnt catch it, other than that it could have been the Ibiza flight that was G-OOOG.
I have not seen any flight logs for EMA from 3rd July 2005, but I can try and help.
I was at the Airport from 1:30pm > 3:30pm
I saw two First Choice Airways Aircraft during that time.
G-OOOG departed around 2:00pm I would say (guess).
G-OOAH arrived about 3:00pm (guess) , I presume to do the scheduled DP Cyprus run.
Some of my friends went on your flight about 4 Weeks ago, when it was operated by G-OOAE (aircraft changes most of the time), every Sunday I usually see (when I go) the Aircraft that is going to do the DP46 flight to Cyprus Land at EMA.
From that very sketchy information, I am presuming you flew on A321 G-OOAH (I've flew on her 4 times!, my favourite FCA Aircraft), and I do have Photographs of G-OOAH landing on Sunday 3rd July 2005 to start the DP46 flight (I presume).
I do not have access to the Photos at the moment, but will post them when I do. Again, Aaron will hopefully have Photos of G-OOAH as well as myself.
So to confirm, you flew on G-OOAH in the afternoon on Sunday 3rd July?
What I have said above is not very accurate at all, so please feel free to correct me!
Jetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4218 times:
The MD80's are operated by Viking Airlines, and the 757's are operated by Finnair. Finnair 757 OH-LBU was at MAN today parked on remote getting loaded up with catering early this morning.
White A310 CS-TKI was also recently at MAN operating for Air Scandic.
Also bit off topic but MON A330 G-EOMA operated XLA220V to ACE from MAN today, aircraft shortage for Excel?
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