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Sobelair Fleet And Future Fleet?

Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:31 am

It looks like Sobelair is adding aircraft at a rapid speed. First came the third 767-300 for the JNB flights, then the first 737-800 and now a fourth 767-300 is standing in front of Sabena technics to be repainted (?) into Sobelair colors.

How many aircraft does Sobelair currently operate? How many aircraft have already been planned to add to the fleet in the near future? Thanks for any info.
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RE: Sobelair Fleet And Future Fleet?

Sun Feb 02, 2003 3:45 am

As far as I know, they have no more 767 aircraft on order. They talked about operating 4 airplanes in the long haul network but they are not considering adding anymore of those, at least not for the time being. They have so far one 737-800. Maybe they'll get one additional 737-800 for medium-haul charter flights to destinations such as RHO, LXR...places near the Middle East which attract tourists during holidays. I don't know how many Classic 737's they have but I do know they include 300 and 400 Series. It does look like the fleet will consist of just 737 and 767 aircraft.

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RE: Sobelair Fleet And Future Fleet?

Sun Feb 02, 2003 4:03 am

Well I think they will first expand their charter network as no more plans are foressen for new scheduled routes.
I first thought they were to introduce Moscow and Cassablanca in spring but it doesn't seem to be the case...
Biut now comes the question of the 4th 767-300ER. I assume they signed big contracts with Thomas Cook to operate their long-haul operations, or maybe they'll try to increase the frequency of their JNB service.

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RE: Sobelair Fleet And Future Fleet?

Sun Feb 02, 2003 4:51 am

Speaking about the Sobelair B763, yesterday I've seen one making a very very low flight above Liège, it was very impressive...!

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RE: Sobelair Fleet And Future Fleet?

Sun Feb 02, 2003 9:42 pm

About SLR 767: the 4th aircraft is an ex Air Europe.

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RE: Sobelair Fleet And Future Fleet?

Mon Feb 03, 2003 8:34 am

second 737 Dash 8 will arrive after summer season. First SLR in TUI colors is ready...

 
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RE: Sobelair Fleet And Future Fleet?

Tue Feb 04, 2003 3:49 am

Thanks for all the info. But can anyone tell me how many 737's Sobelair currebtly operates?

Pressclub,

Is Sobelair taking delivery of a Dash 8? What are they going to do with that aircraft?
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RE: Sobelair Fleet And Future Fleet?

Tue Feb 04, 2003 3:57 am

Manni,

Dash 8 as in '737 Dash 8', or 737-800.
 
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RE: Sobelair Fleet And Future Fleet?

Tue Feb 04, 2003 3:59 am

@Manni: I'm sure Pressclub means a second 737-800!

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RE: Sobelair Fleet And Future Fleet?

Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:00 am

Does anybody know how many a/c of the SLR fleet are going to be painted in TUI-colors ?

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RE: Sobelair Fleet And Future Fleet?

Tue Feb 04, 2003 6:47 am

The fleet for the moment:
737-300 OO-SBX OO-SBZ OO-SDV

737-400 OO-RMV OO-SBJ OO-SBM OO-SLW

737-800 OO-VAS

767-300ER OO-SLR OO-SLS OO-IHV

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RE: Sobelair Fleet And Future Fleet?

Tue Feb 04, 2003 7:20 pm

Thanks, that makes more sense a 737-800!
Thanks IVO for posting the complete fleet registrations.
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RE: Sobelair Fleet And Future Fleet?

Tue Feb 04, 2003 8:55 pm



The Sobelair fleet composition depends on the season. Normally during the summmer peak SLR has one or two additional Boeings 737.

They are currently looking for one more 'summer' aircraft

One 737 is now in full 'World of Tui' colours