Anti_Egyptair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3290 times:
I know that Lauda Airlines SpA has a Boeing 767-300ER as it's only plane. This airline is the only airline I can possibly think of that has one plane in it's fleet. What other airlines have a fleet of just one plane?
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3164 times:
Airlines starting out with only one plane are now going to be a rarity. Start-ups now, and always, have had to have a competitive edge, not only against the majors, but against other start-ups. The latest trend has favoured airlines to start up with a huge capital, and more than one airplane. For instance, Impulse Airlines in Australia, has ordered two 717s for their operations. Jetblue has 75 A320's on order. So I think the days of one aeroplane operators are nearly over.
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Copper1 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3125 times:
There is a charter company I believed based out of Orlando Florida called Planet or something similar. I know at one time they had a single B 727. That may have changed by now, it has been awhile since I've been to Orlando.
AC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (15 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3083 times:
I can think of a few freight and charter outfits that have only one aircraft, but sked operators are very much a rarity. Clearly more than one aircraft is needed to effectively operate a schedule as maintenance downtime can't bring the airline to a halt. VistaJet tried to start up with only one aircraft, and they flopped because of the problems they had with their undercapitalized little operation, and problems with using only one airplane.
WestJet started with multiple aircraft, albeit of a single type. If I remember right, they started out with 3 and a 4th delivered soon after.
Oecmr From Austria, joined Jul 2000, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (15 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3069 times:
sorry to correct you, but lauda italy (spa) has more than one b767-300er
at the moment they are using
and it is planned that several b767-300er will be added to the fleet!
it depends on the demand of Lauda Air in Austria (who owns Lauda Italy SPA 100%) when the next aircraft transfer will take place.
actually they are operating Canadair Regional Jets as well, but I don´t have the exact number of A/C´s used!
Actually Lauda Air belongs to the Austrian Airlines Group (together with Austrian Airlines and Tyrolean Airways) who have all joined Star Alliance a few month ago.
Tullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1806 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (15 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3017 times:
Some small South Pacific airlines such as Air Nauru and Solomons operate sole 737s. Often these planes are painted in the livery of the South Pacific operator but are actually owned and maintained by airlines such as Qantas.
Solomons Airlines 733 flies with QF during the week and for Solomons on the weekend. The plane carries Australian registration. Ansett had a similar arrangement with Polynesian Airlines for a long time.
Anzff From Australia, joined May 2000, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (15 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3004 times:
Previous post is right - most Pacific airlines only have 1 737. Solomons, Air Vanuatu, Aircalin, Polynesian, Royal Tongan. I think Air Marshall Islands has only one SAAB 2000.
BUT some (eg: Solomons, Polynesian) have a couple of Twin Otters as well in the airliens domestic form (or HS748 in case of Royal Tongan). Air Vanuatu is the only one of the south pacific carriers to have only 1 aircraft. K2000 had only one 737 (but they folded in Jan), Kiwi International started with only 1 757.
Ah - Freedom Air International has only 1 737. Knew there was another.
Brissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (15 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2989 times:
Just clearing up a couple of points here.
* Impulse Airlines is NOT a new airline. The 717s they now operate heralded the start of *full* domestic operations for the airline. They have for many years operated Beech 1900s out of Newcastle Airport on regional Australian routes. They were previously, until a couple of years ago, known as Oxley Airlines and operated as an Ansett feeder airline.
* Air Nauru's 737-400 VH-RON (RON stands for Republic of Nauru) is owned by the Nauru Government and is sub-leased to QF, Norfolk Jet Express and other airlines on those days that it is not being utilised on ON flights. VH-RON is registered in Australia because Air Nauru operates under an Australian Air Operators Certificate (the only foreign airline to do so).
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (15 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2967 times:
Guyana Air 2000, formerly Guyana Airways, flies one 757-200 from its GEO base to MIA, JFK and YYZ nonstop. Its neighbour, Surinam Airways, has a 4 plane fleet at present (1 MD87, 1 Dash 8 300, 2 Twin Otter) but in 1989 experienced calamity as its only plane at the time, a DC-8, crashed just short of its Paramaribo base on a flight from AMS with the loss of 168. It is not surprising therefore that there has been talk about merging the two carriers.