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Have Orbest Closed Down?  
User currently offlineacelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 852 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6323 times:

Hearing a rummor Orbest Airlines (Old Iberworld) in Spain has shut down today, unable to find
a link yet although their website says service tempory not available....
http://www.orbest.com/
anyone know more?
This before the Iberia mess even starts...


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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2830 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6116 times:

According to this article (Spanish only, sorry) it looks like it.

http://www.preferente.com/noticias-d...y-la-aboca-al-concurso-236922.html

Another one bites the dust, and a few thousand more people jobless...

MIAspotter.



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5495 times:

That's very sad to see. They have served the Irish market and in particular the regional airports well for the last number of years.
Hope the staff manage to find other employment soon.


User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5397 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 2):
Hope the staff manage to find other employment soon.

Maybe UX is interested in a the A330s (though they're old). With Orbest gone and IB retreating from long haul, it looks as if UX can need some additional A330s.

BTW what's the relation between the Spanish Orbest and the Portugese one? Is it the same airline?


User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2460 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5250 times:

Quoting LJ (Reply 3):
BTW what's the relation between the Spanish Orbest and the Portugese one? Is it the same airline?

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It was the same holding company - so AFAIK both companies are down...

Quoting LJ (Reply 3):
Maybe UX is interested in a the A330s (though they're old).

True, you can read here (sorry only in Spanish): http://www.preferente.com/noticias-d...planea-volar-el-sabado-236989.html

Quoting LJ (Reply 3):
With Orbest gone and IB retreating from long haul, it looks as if UX can need some additional A330s.

Maybe now is the best chance to enter the market for AIR PLUS ULTRA: http://www.plusultra.com/ :
http://www.preferente.com/noticias-d...darse-uno-de-sus-a-340-235358.html


User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5056 times:

Quoting debonair (Reply 4):

Maybe now is the best chance to enter the market for AIR PLUS ULTRA

Didn't they try before or don't they have any affliliation with the former Air Plus Comet?


User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5024 times:

Are they not being rescued buy the holding company of Air Europa ?

User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4419 times:

I still see Orbest flights operating today on Flight radar. Are they still going?

User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2460 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 7):
I still see Orbest flights operating today on Flight radar. Are they still going?

AFAIK, UX is very interested in Orbest - but the deal is blocked by the Spain's National Competition Commission (at least for the moment). According to sources close to the airline, Orbest will run out of money by the end of the week - if the deal is not getting through!


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

Was is the status of EC-LEQ? The Chilean airline Aerolínea Principal Chile S.A. (PAL) recently wet-leased the A-330-300 from Orbest in order to operate charter flights from SCL to CUN, HAV, PUJ, and VRA...

User currently offlineacelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

Quoting debonair (Reply 8):
AFAIK, UX is very interested in Orbest - but the deal is blocked by the Spain's National Competition Commission (at least for the moment). According to sources close to the airline, Orbest will run out of money by the end of the week - if the deal is not getting through!

Yet AEA and IWD code charge on some flights....difficult to see why there should be a hold up to saying yes really...



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User currently offliner2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2743 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

Quoting debonair (Reply 8):
AFAIK, UX is very interested in Orbest - but the deal is blocked by the Spain's National Competition Commission (at least for the moment). According to sources close to the airline, Orbest will run out of money by the end of the week - if the deal is not getting through!

Being integrated into UX is probably the best outcome for all. While I understand the competition concern since both UX and Orbest served the typical Caribbean destinations, the (current) market is showing that it cannot support two airlines (actually 3 until IB pulled out). And letting UX grow would actually even improve competition, as it would compete better against IB. I hope the deal goes through in the end.


User currently offlineacelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

Skyliner aviation website shows the A320´s returned or transfered so it looks like the end? Shame.
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=1



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User currently offlinetcx69k From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2012, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3124 times:
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User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Quoting acelanzarote (Reply 12):
Skyliner aviation website shows the A320´s returned or transfered so it looks like the end? Shame.

Are you sure they are closing down? It was reported in another thread that 1 A330 and a few A320's would continue.


User currently offlineflyboi4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Aren't they currently flying CCS-MAD for V0 until Conviasa can get their 340 up to standards? What's V0 going to do if Orbest closes


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