Debonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2399 posts, RR: 4 Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2800 times:
Hi to you all,
after some months of trouble in Spanish aviation, I am very interested about the current status of some of these carriers.
according to their web-page: "we have had to suspend our scheduled operations (charter business and aircraft leasing is continuing)."
Which a/c are still active?! Still flying for NAS Air and Nouvelair?!
their sole B767 is stored in MIA since 01Nov.?! Anyone can confirm? So, gone?!
no re-start of operations, totally out of business.
what about these smaller operators, still active flying?
Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2376 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2692 times:
LTE, Pronair and Aerofan are still operating. I believe the Novuelair contract has ended at LTE, EC-JIB, EC-JRX and EC-JTA are operating charter and ACMI services right now from what I understand and LTE hopes to resume scheduled services as soon as it got new investment it keeps talking about. The Spanish authorities have told them to stop scheduled services until then.
Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
EUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2518 times:
Trouble since Spanair.....? Or trouble due to recession?? Two very different subjects. First one, in my opinion, was an awful disaster which over (short) time, has had no impact on general aviation but has had an enormous impact on Spanair -losses multiplied by 7 in Q3.
The second is adjusting business reality in every industry sector. In Spain, far too many airlines have been put into operation; some by financial sharks just looking at the opportunity to make fast money via future merges or acquisitions; others by regional governments with local businessmen trying to build an asset by connecting smaller inland cities to the main hubs. Most have already failed: Lagunair, Air Asturias, FlySur (about to even before taking-off), ... There is simply no space/demand to justify their existence.
The greatest news recently has been with Vueling. They have not only reached break-even (finally) but gone into profits! This is good news!