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Futura - I'm Confused  
User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 743 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3368 times:

Just a quick question - have Futura stopped flying? What is/was Futura Gael? Are they one and the same thing? Are they 2 seperate entities? Have they both stopped flying? I know something Futura-related ceased operations, but I'm confused. And I know that was more than one question, but they're quick ones!

Thanks  Smile

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User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1609 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

Futura Gael was a sister company of Futura, it had an Irish licence allowing them to fly charters to non EU countries from DUB.

Futura and Futura Gael have both seized operation, the 2 FGL aircraft are parked up in DUB.


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

Anybody know where the rest of the Futura fleet are parked? Are they still in Tenerife and Palma, or have they moved on to be painted, stored etc?

User currently offlineTomascubero From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2005, 525 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3154 times:



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 2):
Anybody know where the rest of the Futura fleet are parked? Are they still in Tenerife and Palma, or have they moved on to be painted, stored etc?

EI-DXO, a B737-400 was ferried last Friday PMI-SID-BDA-SJO and arrived here for paint and change of operator, still unknown to who but came in full Futura cs.


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1432 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3103 times:



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 2):
Anybody know where the rest of the Futura fleet are parked?

The following are parked at Lasham (QLA):

EI-DGZ B738
EI-DJT B738
EI-DND B738

Along with sx-S7 and ex-XL Airways 737s.



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User currently offlineIrish251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 979 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3045 times:

At Dublin are EI-DJU, EI-DOR & N977RY.
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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12562 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3039 times:

A recent report by the examiner appointed by the Irish High Court to Futura Gael suggested that the airline may be able to resume operations at some point in the future.

User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2939 times:
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Quoting GCT64 (Reply 4):
The following are parked at Lasham (QLA):

EI-DGZ B738
EI-DJT B738
EI-DND B738

The following are stored at Perpignan (PGF):

EC-KIN B738
EC-KQQ B739
EC-KQR B739

The following are stored at Palma de Mallorca (PMI)

EC-GNZ B734
EC-JSS B734 --> operating for Blue Air
EC-KNS B734
EC-KTM B734
EC-KUI B734 --> operating for Air Algerie

At Brussels (BRU)

EC-IZG B734 --> operating por Jetairfly
EI-DMZ B738

At Milan Malpensa (MXP):

EC-KRD B734 --> operating for Blue Panorama

At Dublin (DUB):

EI-DOR B734 --> operated by Futura Gael
EI-DJU B738 --> operated by Futura Gael

At Southend (SEN):

N483JC (ex EC-INQ) B734 --> operated for Binter Canarias (why this new registration?)
N587BC (ex EC-JNU) B734

At Tenerife South (TFS):

EC-JDU B738
EC-KFB B738
EC-KKU B738

At Madrid (MAD):

EC-JRL B738

At Maastricht (MST):

EI-DKD B738

At Antalya (AYT):

EI-ECD B738 --> operated for Sun Express

At Barcelona (BCN):

CC-CAL B733 --> operated by Aerolinea Principal

At Dinard (DNR):

CC-CBD B733 --> operated by Aerolinea Principal

And the Flyant Cargo fleet is still operating in Italy and Portugal on ad-hoc freight flights.

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineEgmcman From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 898 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

I saw one at AGP on 12 September does ayone know which that was?

User currently offlineAerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2848 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

im really sad bout this i know they were only a charter/holiday airline but stil brings me back memories, even if i got leaked on by n977ry, slán futura. well, at least is till have one of their plastic cups  cry 


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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2509 times:
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Quoting Egmcman (Reply 8):
I saw one at AGP on 12 September does ayone know which that was?

There were two aircrafts in September 12, 2008: EC-JRL (stored after a positional flight from MAD on September 08) and EI-DMZ (stored after last flight from DUB on September 08).

Regards,

Gerard



El dia que los gilipollas vuelen, no podremos ver la luz del sol!
User currently offlineEgmcman From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 898 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2475 times:



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 10):
There were two aircrafts in September 12, 2008: EC-JRL (stored after a positional flight from MAD on September 08) and EI-DMZ (stored after last flight from DUB on September 08).

Thanks Gerard the one I saw was parked on it's own I saw it on take off from the window my A319.


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1432 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2293 times:



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 7):
At Tenerife South (TFS):

EC-JDU B738
EC-KFB B738
EC-KKU B738

Since your email these have been re-registered:

EI-ECL, EI-ECM & EI-ECN - but still located at TFS



Flown in: A30B,A306,A310,A319,A320,A321,A332,A333,A343,A346,A388,BA11,BU31,B190, B461,B462,(..51 types..),VC10,WESX
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23197 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

I know that some FH planes have been leased to someone in the States (RD?) for the winter in the past. Is that happening this year?


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User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2179 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

3 a/c still parked up in DUB. 1 734 (EI-DOR I think) & 2 738s (EI-DGZ & N977RY)

User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

What happened with the idea of Futura restarting with some of the ex Spanair 717´s?


from the Island with sun and great photo's.. Why not visit Lanzarote
User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2083 times:
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Quoting Acelanzarote (Reply 15):
What happened with the idea of Futura restarting with some of the ex Spanair 717´s?

Wow! This is the first notice that I've heard about it. But will not be a bad idea...

Do you know something about to fill the miss of Boeing 737-400's in the Binter Canarias fleet wet-leased from Futura?

Gerard



El dia que los gilipollas vuelen, no podremos ver la luz del sol!
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2081 times:



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 16):
Do you know something about to fill the miss of Boeing 737-400's in the Binter Canarias fleet wet-leased from Futura?

How are the loads on Binter's (and Islas) flights between the Canaries. I noticed they have around 20 flights a day in each direction between some of the islands. Are they really filling these seats, or are they subsidised?


User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2047 times:

Binter have added extra flights since the Futura 737´s disappeared. There may be
lots of flights but they are nearly all full! Yes as a resident the fares are subsidised
but they are not that bad to start with, plus Binter get a lot of feed from/to Iberia
through LPA/TFN and hospital traffic to LPA from ACE/FUE etc.

Islas Airways have also upped the number of inter island flights..

Now whether Binter will look for something bigger to cover some of the
rotations I don´t know. In the past (before I came here) they had some
Dc9´s, more recently they have used the odd Iberworld A320
to cover a trip. They certainly where left high and dry with Futura
closing up...


cheers
Keith



from the Island with sun and great photo's.. Why not visit Lanzarote
User currently offlineFlitemax From Spain, joined Aug 2007, 249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2031 times:



Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 1):
Futura and Futura Gael have both seized operation,

That should read "ceased" operations  Wink


User currently offline146CREW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Anyone know what's going on with the Ryan International leased 737-400/800's? They leased them from Futura. They used to lease A320/321's from Aero Lloyed until they went bust and now it seems their in the same boat again!

I'm sure the leases will continue, they used to then go operate them for Futura during the summer months. Anyone have any ideas who Ryan will partner with next?



Cross check complete.
User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
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Quoting Acelanzarote (Reply 18):
Binter have added extra flights since the Futura 737´s disappeared. There may be
lots of flights but they are nearly all full! Yes as a resident the fares are subsidised
but they are not that bad to start with, plus Binter get a lot of feed from/to Iberia
through LPA/TFN and hospital traffic to LPA from ACE/FUE etc.

Islas Airways have also upped the number of inter island flights..

Now whether Binter will look for something bigger to cover some of the
rotations I don´t know. In the past (before I came here) they had some
Dc9´s, more recently they have used the odd Iberworld A320
to cover a trip. They certainly where left high and dry with Futura
closing up...


cheers
Keith

Hi Keith,

as you said and I'm agree with you would be a great idea to fill the space left of Boeing 737's of Futura with Boeing 717.

Do you know something about the possible clousure of Aebal due to the ERE of Spanair?

By the way, if it's possible see you soon at ACE!

Gerard



El dia que los gilipollas vuelen, no podremos ver la luz del sol!
User currently offlineF1eddie From Ireland, joined May 2007, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1852 times:



Quoting Flitemax (Reply 19):
That should read "ceased" operations

Theres hope yet for Futura Gael...

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...ins-stay-of-execution-1510069.html



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User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1432 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1589 times:



Quoting GCT64 (Reply 12):
Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 7):
At Tenerife South (TFS):

EC-JDU B738
EC-KFB B738
EC-KKU B738

Since your email these have been re-registered:

EI-ECL, EI-ECM & EI-ECN - but still located at TFS

These are not at TFS any more.
They all departed on 6/7 Nov, I believe that they went to BUD.



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User currently offlineBramble From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

This link shows a lot of aircarft that were used by now closed airlines:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-send-unwanted-passenger-jets.html


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