kl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 4977 posts, RR: 14 Reply 6, posted (9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2272 times:
Quoting heebeegb (Reply 5): But with those flight times it can't be a W rotation (unless I am missing something obvious) because the aircraft leaves SEN early morning and then returns back in SEN early afternoon.
Holiday charters often depart and arrive at any time during 24 hours, so it might as well arrive at SEN at lets say 6:00 and depart again at 07:30. I once arrived at AMS at 03:00 for example.
I cant see Germania base an aircraft at SEN unless its leased out.
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Burkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4248 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1816 times:
It could be W from DUS-SEN-PMI-SEN-DUS
A DUS departure 6:30 CET arrives 6:30 GMT, so can depart 7:30GMT to PMI, is back 6 hours later, departs back to DUS at 2:30 GMT, arrives at 4:30 GMT...
Quoting kl911 (Reply 6): Holiday charters often depart and arrive at any time during 24 hours, so it might as well arrive at SEN at lets say 6:00 and depart again at 07:30. I once arrived at AMS at 03:00 for example.
eurowings From UK - England, joined Sep 2011, 298 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 929 times:
Quoting Humberside (Reply 14): They are starting to make more use of '3rd party airlines' again. Next Summer they are also using Air Europa, Pegasus, Onur Air and Nouvelair for example
I've noticed that, Thomson and Thomas Cook have kept the vast majority of flying with their own airlines in recent years. That has meant that very few foreign charter airlines have been visiting UK airports regularly, in comparison to say the situation 10 years ago (when it was an everyday sight).
With the bankruptcy of a some smaller tour operators (e.g. Goldtrail, WingAbroad, H4U), this seems to be changing. I've noticed Thomas Cook are using e.g. Freebird, Nouvelair and SmartLynx this summer season
Off topic, but Onur Air are also operating a number of Turkey flights for TCX. They took a huge hit after both Goldtrail and H4U went under.
So i guess the UK Tour Operators are getting good deals in order to keep the foreign carriers fully utilised.