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UK Based Air Malta Aircraft.  
User currently offlineCardiffairtaxi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

Does anybody know,how many UK airports have an Air Malta aircraft resident,to operate IT flights?I know BRS has an A320 based all summer,since the Open skies agreement in Europe.Was also based BRS last summer aswell,and does anybody know if the aircraft is winter based aswell?

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User currently offlineTS-IOR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

AFAIK, 2x A320s are based in MAN,or is it one in MAN and one in BHX ?

User currently offlineDHHornet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Quoting Cardiffairtaxi (Thread starter):
Was also based BRS last summer aswell,and does anybody know if the aircraft is winter based aswell?



Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 1):
2x A320s are based in MAN,or is it one in MAN and one in BHX ?

One at BHX, and one at BRS. The BRS aircraft for sure, is staying for the winter.


User currently offlineKukkudrill From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

I believe they are 9H-AEF and 9H-AEN. 9H-AEN replaced 9H-AER which is currently operating from Malta.

User currently offlineCwldude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

It is just the BHX, MAN, and BRS aircraft. As stated the BRS aircraft shall be staying for the winter, presumably operating XLA's new winter schedule from BRS?

KM did operate from BRS last winter aswell! Did SSH, and Hurghada, and a few canaries too I think!


User currently offlineFlyingColours From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Last year the BRS A320 did flights for XLA including SSH, LCA, PMI and ALC but mostly the flights our 734 couldn't do.

Those flights didn't fall into the openskies agreement as they flew with an XLA flight number (if they used KM the flights would have to go via MLA), well thats what we were told  Smile

I think it stayed over winter, not sure though as I finished in November.

Phil
FlyingColours


User currently offlineDiesel1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2541 times:

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 5):
Those flights didn't fall into the openskies agreement as they flew with an XLA flight number (if they used KM the flights would have to go via MLA), well thats what we were told

Flights within the EU can be operated by any EU member state airline - hence Air Malta's flights from the UK to Spain, Cyprus, Greece etc.

However, other countries such as Egypt, won't allow an airline from another country operate between itself and (e.g.) the UK

In these instances, the simple get around is for the aircraft to be chartered by another airline an use their flight number...

Quoting DHHornet (Reply 2):
One at BHX, and one at BRS. The BRS aircraft for sure, is staying for the winter.

you got it... more on the £60million contract here http://www.miti.gov.mt/site/page.aspx?pageid=1382


User currently offlineEgmcman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 2504 times:

This winter they operated flights using EUK Air Atlanta Europe flight nos.

User currently offlineJetset7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 2485 times:

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 4):
It is just the BHX, MAN, and BRS aircraft.

MAN does not have a based KM aircraft, We handle KM at MAN, and the only flights we do are MLA schdules.

The BRS aircraft operates for XLA on a Thursday.

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 5):
(if they used KM the flights would have to go via MLA)

KM do operate charter flights and do not go via MLA. They used to do PFO from MAN, but non so far this summer.

Mark


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 2483 times:

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 5):
Those flights didn't fall into the openskies agreement as they flew with an XLA flight number

Most of them flew under the KM number, and still do. The only flight that the BRS aircraft flies under the XLA number is thursday's Sharm el Sheikh flight, as XLA384M/XLA385M

The Bristol aircraft also does 3 weekly W-flights to Exeter, from Corfu, Heraklion and Arrecife


User currently offlineFlyingColours From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

Quoting Diesel1 (Reply 6):
Flights within the EU can be operated by any EU member state airline - hence Air Malta's flights from the UK to Spain, Cyprus, Greece etc.

However, other countries such as Egypt, won't allow an airline from another country operate between itself and (e.g.) the UK

Got it thanks, I just remembered asking why SSH was an XLA flight no.

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 9):

Yes I rember last year they did BRS-JTR-CHQ-BRS about 10 minutes before our so before our flight did the same routing (every Tuesday) till we did started the Tuesday TFS.

Don't know anything about the programme for this year though (different airline & base).

Phil
FlyingColours


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