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User currently offlineSunshine79 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.


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User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3946 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5867 times:

I guess you are ocnfusing them with Sky Express Airlines, a regional carrier based in Crete:

http://www.skyexpress.gr/

Last time I checked, they had two Jetstream 32 and two Jetstream 41.


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5689 times:

No, Im not confusing them with Sky Express Airlines. Big Sky Airlines have an IATA code of GQ, which is the same code as the US airline had. I'm just wondering if they were connected in some way.


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5659 times:

Old IATA codes get recycled... Sky Express probably had nothing at all to do with Big Sky!

User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3946 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5592 times:



Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 1):
Big Sky Airlines have an IATA code of GQ

GQ is the IATA code of SkyExpress. So if you have deciphered "GQ" as Big Sky, it is apparent that you have been looking at SkyExpress flights.

IATA codes get re-allocated (of course), and there are also controlled duplicates if (regional) airlines from different continents are involved . Examples:

B9 = Bimini Air / Iran Air Tours
EZ = Evergreen / Sun-Air of Scandinavia
FC = Finncomm / Falcon Express

etc. etc.


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5568 times:

I was getting the information from Flightstats and it was showing Big Sky Airlines as GQ, see below:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v508/Shazza24/flightstats.jpg



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User currently onlineMEA-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.



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User currently offlineVfw614 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.


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5492 times:



Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 7):
I am not sure what your problem is?

I don't have a problem, all I was asking for is if anyone had any information on the company or a website address.



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