Irobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4373 times:
Hello ladies and gents,
Was wondering if anyone out there had any details as to the future of Air Comet's long haul fleet beyond the following information:
- A330-223 (cn 943) ex EC-KUO has been re-registered EI-ELI and flown to BOD
- A330-223 (cn 962) ex EC-KVS has been re-registered EI-ELJ and flown to BOD
- A330-223 (cn 970) ex EC-KXB has been re-registered EI-EJY and flown to MUC
- A330-223 (cn 979) ex EC-KYC has been re-registered EI-EJZ and flown to MUC
- A340-312 (cn 007) ex EC-KHU has been re-registered EI-ELH, still parked at MAD
This tells me they've got new Irish registrations (significance? Whom do they now belong to?), two have gone to France, and two have gone to Germany. Is this a sign of storage, or a new operator(s)?
Also, does anyone know if Safi Airways has begun operating their ex-Comet A340-312?
RAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4222 times:
Quoting Irobertson (Thread starter): This tells me they've got new Irish registrations (significance? Whom do they now belong to?),
I know GECAS was one of the owners of these planes. And if I'm not wrong, GECAS is based at Ireland.
Two of the new line A330 stored at Lourdes and property of HSH Nordbank seems to be sold to a new Norwegian low-cost carrier called Feel Air that will intend to start flights from Oslo to NYC and some points in Asia.
Scouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3440 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4040 times:
There's also 6 outstanding orders for A332s on Airbus' books for Groupo Marsans (owners of Air Comet) who, I beleive, no longer have an airline to fly these planes with. I wonder whether these will be cancelled or immediatley sold on like the recent 2 which were taken over by Nordbank (as mentioned above) to lease out to someone else?