It actually was flight number BAL526, it said Britannia Airways oddly but in typing the flight number into Google it comes up as Belle Air Europe 526 from PRN (Pristina) to VCE (Venezia Tessera). Aircraft Reg No. EL LIR
I wonder what planefinder is doing having a defunct airline in its indexes?
There isnt really a dark side to the moon, as a matter of fact its all dark!
BritishB747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9215 times:
Ive had a similar experience. It wasnt with plane finder it was through flight stats. It listed the BA shuttle flight from LGW-EDI as being operated by a B737-300 of Air Zambezi. It turned out it was a B737-300 of Titan Airways. As far as I know Air Zambezi went bust about a decade ago.
tom355uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 336 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9155 times:
It's because the previously assigned IATA or ICAO code has been reused.
Titan's codes are ZT and ZAP -
ZT used to be the code for Air Zambezi, so if they are using an old IATA database then it will show as operated by that. I saw this once on the Titan Airways (on behalf of RAF) flight to MPN via Ascension. Air Zambezi Flight XXXX, I thought 'Not another change of wet lease!!'