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Why So Many European Charters?  
User currently offlineMCOtoATL From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 474 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

I am fascinated by the large number of European charter airlines. Living in Orlando, we see a wide variety of charters at Orlando International and at Sanford. These airlines obviously seem to be doing well (heck, they're still around.) Why do there seem to be so many more European charter airlines than US charters? I have read that Turkey, for example, has a bustling charter industry.

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User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

Europe has sooooo many charter flights by airlines they are:

Britannia
Air2000
Mytravel
Monarch
Astreaus
JMC
EAL
Flybe
Condor
Air Berlin
Germania
Hapag Lloyd
Transavia
Martinair
Tyrolean
Onur Air
Sun Express
Lithuanian
Bulkan Holidays
Euro Cypria
Helios
Cyprus Airways
Sterling

There are loads more but im in a rush coz i have gotta go to work

Regards

BDRules


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

There is a massive market in Europe for package tour holidays, probably more than in any area of the world.

The UK and Germany are two countries with the highest such demand and as such boast a very healthy number of holiday charter airlines.



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User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

Here more European charters:

Air Europa
Spanair
Futura
Iberworld
Air Comet Plus
Hola
Yes Air
Air Europe
Lauda Italia
Volare
Alisea
Eurofly
Blu Panorama
Macedonian
AeroLloyd
Novair
Air Adriatic
Edelwisse
Euralair
Corsair
Sobelair


User currently offlineGoing64 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Two more in Holland:
Air Holland
Dutchbird


User currently offlineSwiss-airplane From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 591 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

two more in Switzerland:

Belair
and Swiss sun (charter division of Swiss International Airlines)

in Germany
Hamburg Internationa
and much more in Turkey


User currently offlineKuba74 From Poland, joined Mar 2000, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

Another one from Poland- White Eagle Aviation (WEA) and soon Polonia Air which recently leased 2 ex- Pegasus 737.



User currently offlinePressclub From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 774 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

In Germany and the UK more than 40 pct of the tourists prefer package holidays organised by touroperators. That explains the succes of the charter airlines. Many popular destinations (canary islands, madeira, balearic islands, cyprus, greek islands, ...) can only be reached by air...



User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

as for your question: See my reply to the other charter thread by kay

MC and HNY
Andreas



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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

There is a difference between a schedule airline that operates charters for package holiday companies and a charter airline that is wholly owned by a holiday group company such as TUI.

User currently offlineExitrowaisle From United States of America, joined May 2000, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

Here are two reasons I think you don't see many charter airlines in the U.S.

1) Americans don't really go for package tours, especially within the U.S. Probably because it's easy enough to plan your own vacation, and you can get just about anywhere by scheduled airline or car.


2) Charter airlines work when there are large numbers of leisure travellers all going to the same place at the same time, to areas that don't have enough scheduled service to meet the tourist demand. Americans don't all go to one vacation spot, so it's hard to support tourist-only flights. Even the old "vacation" airlines, like Sun Country and ATA, wound up going to scheduled service. Europeans seem to be much more homogenous in their vacation plans. In the U.S. you do see charter flights to high tourist areas, such as Hawaii, Florida, and Mexico, but overall, I think it's more common for tour companies to book seats on scheduled flights.


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