Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24 Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3324 times:
TUI's French subsidiary Corsair handles the better part of the French long-haul charter business.
After the most recent orders by TUI and First Choice for 787's (12 for First Choice and 11 -unconfirmed - for TUI ),how will look the transfers within the TUI subsidiaries of those planes.(Arkefly,Jetairfly etc..)
Will Corsair (Tuifly France ) still be alive in some years ?? have there any recent Long Haul order been considered for France ?
YULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3301 times:
Corsair will be alive for some yrs... Orly based Corsair is a major Charter for France flying to Montréal, Moncton, Fort de France, St-Marteen, Pointe a pitre, Il de la réunion, Antananarive from Brest , Nantes, Paris and Bordeaux
FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3250 times:
The future of SS is uncertain.It will depend of the good or bad results in the one or two years to come.
If they lose money again , probably TUI will sell them.
Some other airlines will fill the gap left in case of deasappearing of SS........
That's said , i do not see any 787s at SS , simply as it is far too small for PTP , FDF and RUN.
For time now , heard of rumors about 777-300ERs to replace 744s.
These 744s will not stay very long in the SS fleet , about 6 or 8 years , not more.
Please take this as rumors only , as nothing is official by now.
Goldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1889 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2971 times:
Quoting LTU932 (Reply 4): This is the first time I hear that SS is losing money
Corsair had hard times in 2005 & 2006 due to the outbreak of a mosquito-transmitted disease called Chikungunya in the French island Réunion in the Indian ocean during the northern winter 2005-2006. This outbreak has affected also all the nearby islands like Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles but RUN was the most affected. And RUN was at that time the largest market for Corsair leading them to loose a lot of money as no more tourists were going there.