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Flybe To Operate For A Greek Airline  
User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1796 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6240 times:

News on the grapevine that Flybe will be sending four Bombardier Dash 8 Q400's down to Greece to operate for Olympic, with pilots, cabin crew & engineers - from August 2009...

Anyone heared any more on this? Could these be the four odd-ball Dash 8's that came from SAS (G-ECOV/W/Y/Z).


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6065 times:

It's been rumored about for quite a few months, with the aircraft changing between the DHC4s and the EMB145s.

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User currently offlineHBJZA From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5402 times:



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
It's been rumored about for quite a few months, with the aircraft changing between the DHC4s and the EMB145s.

I think you made a little mistake here you probably meant EMB195 because as far as I know, they operate only DCH4 and EMB195 !


User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1796 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5371 times:



Quoting HBJZA (Reply 2):
I think you made a little mistake here you probably meant EMB195 because as far as I know, they operate only DCH4 and EMB195 !

No, Dan was correct in saying the Embraer 145. The original rumour was that Flybe would use the 145's inherited from BA Connect. All of these 145's have been WFU and stored at Exeter and will not be used for the contract.


User currently offlineHBJZA From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5323 times:



Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 3):
No, Dan was correct in saying the Embraer 145. The original rumour was that Flybe would use the 145's inherited from BA Connect. All of these 145's have been WFU and stored at Exeter and will not be used for the contract.

Ok, very sorry for this. I wen't even check on Flybe's website and saw that they only had 195's.
Sorry again and thanks for the info


User currently offlineMerNion From Greece, joined Aug 2006, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4833 times:

Flybe to wet lease 4 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 to Olympic Air:
http://athensairport.blogspot.com/20...be-olympic-air-wet-lease-q400.html

No info though on which 4 planes will be...


User currently offlineTravelsUK From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4477 times:

Does anyone know on what routes Olympic will be operating these aircraft?

User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1796 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

Flybe tie-up with Olympic Air on regional flights

16 June 2009


Flybe, Europe’s largest and most successful regional airline, is delighted and proud to announce its support for the summer start-up of Greek airline, Olympic Air.

By providing Olympic Air with four Bombardier Q400 aircraft, with pilots, cabin crew and engineering support, the deal is yet more evidence of Flybe’s growing reputation as a quality provider of professional ‘turn-key’ solutions in the global aviation market.

The ‘wet lease’ arrangement is from August 2009 until September 2010, at which point, the aircraft will return to Flybe. Based in Athens, the aircraft will become part of the New Olympic business and, operating under the Flybe Airline Operating Certificate (AOC), will be fully crewed by Flybe pilots and cabin crew and maintained by Flybe engineers.

The deal, which was officially announced at the prestigious Paris Air Show is the latest in a line of innovations which have highlighted Flybe’s ability to not only ride out the recession but place it in a position where it will emerge stronger and more competitive when the upturn arrives.

In what is a major extension of the Flybe brand, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jim French says: “The partnership with Olympic Air is an exciting development for Flybe. Following on from our Air Transport World Regional Airline of the Year award, this is a major extension of the Flybe brand and is a very important milestone in Flybe’s development.”

He adds: “The Flybe business model has been a great success over the last eight years and as a result I am proud that we will be one of the very few airlines likely to announce a profit for the 2008-09 financial year.

“Over the past 18 months or so, Flybe has been offered literally dozens of opportunities to start up or support start-ups globally all of which, until this one, we have declined. Flybe’s senior management team is 100% convinced that this partnership with Olympic Air is a tremendous opportunity and dovetails perfectly with our brand. We look forward to it being a great success.”


Source: http://www.flybe.com


User currently offlineLuke From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4179 times:

This is a very good way for Flybe to get some capacity out of its system and make money out of it! I'm sure there are many airlines which are grounding aircraft at the moment that are quite envious of this deal.

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