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Monarch Airlines In Brazil?  
User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 900 times:

There are a few pictures here on airliners.net of Monarch 757s operating in Brazil. Monarch don't fly from the UK to Brazil, so the 757s must be doing some work within the region.

Is this a wet lease? Usually the airline at least puts a sticker on the side, but these aircraft are in full Monarch livery. Monarch can't be operating the flights for it's self can it?

I would be greatful if anybody has any information. This is a bit of a strange one!

Here is a photo of Monarch 757 G-MONK at Florianapolis, Brazil;


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Photo © Bruno G. Orofino



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User currently offlineEu From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 829 times:

I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and never heard about any monarch flight to Brazil,and if monarch had a flight to Brazil, it wouldn't stop at florianopolis, which is not a very big city, but in Rio or São Paulo, the bigest cities of Brazil. Does monarch has any flight to Argentina?
This plane should be going to Argentina and got got diverted to florianopolis, whitch is close to Argentina


User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 826 times:

Eu, What you say makes me even more puzzled!!!!
As far as I know Monarch does not fly to Argentina either.
You say Floianopolis is not a big city, looking at the photos from there on airliners.net it is well served by:
Varig MD-11, DC-10, 767, 737
Austral MD-83
TAM A319, F100
Rio Sul 7376
Trans Brazil 767, 737
Aerolineas Argentinas MD-88, 737
Nordeste 737
Avant 737
LAPA 737
Lan Chile 737
Pluna 737
Dinar MD-83, 757 (Air Holland with Dinar titles)

Here's another picture of a Monarch 757 at Florianopolis, so I don't think the first was a diversion!


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Photo © Bruno G. Orofino



Do you have any other ideas?


User currently offlineAirtours_a320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 821 times:

It may just be that it is on a short-lease and that there is no point in adding a sticker or changing it's livery. Airtours does exactly the same thing to Helsinki - Vantaa (HEL). It does not fly there in any of the UK brochures, but a lot of photos have been taken of it there. It departs from there to another airport not in the UK. It may have been flown in just for 2 days or so for another airline while one of there planes is out of service.

Craig


User currently offlinePhil330 From Australia, joined May 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 819 times:

Monarch operate special charters to Brazil with G-MONK, their youngest 757 (which is getting quite old).

The flights make two stops en-route according to a friend of mine who flies Monarch DC-10s.

As far as I know these are not availble to the general public, and are chartered privately.

Phil
A320/330 pilot.


User currently offlinePhil330 From Australia, joined May 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 806 times:

I've just found out from my contact at Monarch that in fact the aircraft (G-MONK) has been leased to Dinas Lineas Aereas (D7/RDN) who operate a fleet of 4 DC-9 aircraft.

The lease covers the Winter Season (99/00) and the aircraft will be returned before the end of April 2000.

Monarch have, in fact, operated the 757 to Brazil in the past and continue to do so with specialist charters, although this is not the case here

Sorry for the confusion!!

Phil
A320/330 pilot.


User currently offlineEu From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 799 times:

So, it was a charter flight.
Well, florianopolis is not a big city, but it is strategicly positioned in the south of Brazil, very close to Argentina, Chile and Paraguai.that explain all carriers from these countries (shorthaul planes)
Varig planes can be seen there becouse Florianopolis and Rio are varig's bases of operation.
nordeste and Tam are regional carriers (TAM is starting it's international service whith it'sA330-200) so they fly to lots of destinations in Brazil
What I still dont know it's Dinar, does anibody knows about it?


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4295 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 794 times:

It would be no surprise if Dinar did this. Remember folks, it might be snowing up north, but in Argentina, it is summer, & since the warm weather, unlike in Brazil, doesn't last very long in Argentina, people take their vacations now. Brazil has always been a major travel destination of Argentines. I lived there four years, & my best friend who lived in the same block as me, went to Camboriu (Sorry if I spelt it wrong) for three out of the four. Now, with one(1) argentine peso worth 1,80 reals
(last year it was $1ARG=$1.20BRA), the Brazilians are expecting an invasion. Around 2.6million Argentines could head to the white beaches of BRA this summer. According to Brazilian tourism figures, 25% of their tourists every year come from ARG. This year, with the exchange rate, it could be 33%. Florianopolis is a MAJOR destination for Argentines, since you can drive there from many places in Argentina, but many more will fly there. That's why Aerolineas Argentinas, LAPA, Dinar, Austral (all Argentine airlines) serve Florianopolis, however, only in the summer. During winter, virtually all flights are cancelled. That's the reason that Monarch probably leased those planes for the Northern Hemisphere's winter season. Hope this helps anyone.
Derico.



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User currently offlineLima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 791 times:

Dinar usually charters B757´s from Monarch during our summer (which runs from December to February), at least during the past three years.

The aircraft flies to Florianopolis, a very popular beach destination for Argentinians. I am from Buenos Aires and spotted the B757 a few times. Last February a friend of mine went on vacation to Porto Seguro (a beach resort in Bahia, north of Brazil) with Dinar, but he flew a Monarch B757. The aircraft also operated last year from other Argentine airports such as Rosario and Cordoba to the beaches of Brazil.


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4295 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 792 times:

Eu:

Would your name in Spanish be, Yo? (just kidding)  

Sorry I forgot you were asking about Dinar. Dinar Lineas Aereas is an Argentine domestic carrier. It flies to major cities in Argentina. Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Mendoza, Tucuman, Salta, Rawson, etc. They claim to offer the best on board service in Argentina, so they charge higher prices accordingly. What I've heard of them, since I have never flown them, is that they are really good in service. Interesting to see for how long people will want to pay for better service, since K-marts are popping all over the airline world, even in Argentina.
Happy new year....Derico.



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