Sunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31 Posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5900 times:
I've been looking on flightstats at some airports in Greece, and saw an airline called Big Sky Airlines, using the likes of J41's. I'm assuming they are a Greek airline. I have tried to Google them but it only came up with the US company that ceased trading a while ago. Does anyone have any info on the company or a link to their website? Thanks in advance.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4294 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5549 times:
FlightStats codes and flights, especially of smaller airlines, are not very reliable.
You often see flights of airlines and types which haven't flown there for years or with names of totally different airlines. They ever entered schedules and then never remove or correct them. So don't take this Big Sky thing very seriously.
But for the bigger airlines it's still an interesting website to check what's going on at an airport.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3946 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5519 times:
I am not sure what your problem is?
Flightstats deciphers Sky Express flight data received under the (correct) designator "GQ" incorrectly as "Big Sky Airlines" because it has failed to update its database of IATA designators. That's all.
AFAIR, the original Sky Express IATA designator was "G3" and it changed to "GQ" as soon as it became available. Such a trade-in of "unwanted" IATA designators (particulalrly alpha-numerc ones) happens from time to time.