Pe@rson
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G-XLAF And G Opf FR

Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:58 pm

I saw G-XLAF and -XLAG, both Excel machines, operating in a hybrid FR livery at STN on 27th Feb. For how long have these planes been operating for FR, and for how long will this continue?
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RE: G-XLAF And G Opf FR

Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:49 pm

I think these are some of the aircraft that FR had to lease in because of the damage foudnon some of their 732's (these aircraft are currently stored at Prestwick). I think there is an Islandsflug 734 flying for FR as well. I think they will be returned once new 738's arrive into the fleet. Not sure how long that will take though, I would imagine XLA will want these aircraft back for the summer season.
 
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RE: G-XLAF And G Opf FR

Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:55 pm

Yeah, there's actually a few Islandsflug 737s flying for FR - ELM, ELD, ELV -seemingly based at DUB, although I saw one of them at LPL (ELM, if I recall correctly).
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RE: G-XLAF And G Opf FR

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:03 pm

There was an Islandsflug 737 at NCL yesterday parked by stand 2. I assumed it must have been covering for Ryanir as this is usually the stand used for DUB departures.
 
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RE: G-XLAF And G Opf FR

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:13 pm

any change I'll fly on one of the Islandsflug 737s on the following routes:

LBA-DUB and DUB-STN (both april 21) ???
 
Pe@rson
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RE: G-XLAF And G Opf FR

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:21 pm

Yeah, the two (ELD and ELV) came left from and arrived at DUB regularly, which suggests that they're being used on UK routes. I don't know which, though, but I'm confident that the destinations served will vary daily.
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Londoncenter
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RE: G-XLAF And G Opf FR

Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:50 pm

An Islandsflug 734 was in Bournemouth last week for FR, I think it was operating the Barcelona route. Think Pe@rson is right about the destinations varying, it hasn't been back since.
 
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RE: G-XLAF And G Opf FR

Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:36 pm

Islandflug have also been operating the BHX - MJV flight for Ryanair for most of the winter with 1 based aircraft. Girlfriends parents have flown that route 4 times in 3 months and had Islandflug each time.

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RE: G-XLAF And G Opf FR

Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:15 am

Islandflug have made a few regular apperances at MAN, not sure if they are FR flights or their own though. I never saw some FR A/C when I was there though if that counts.

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RE: G-XLAF And G Opf FR

Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:11 am

Phil,

The Islandsflug 737s that you have seen at MAN, have been operating for FR.

At Blackpool, Islandsflug B734s are expected to feature on selected Ryanair flights this month.

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