From a former PE
employee now working somewhere else... (not me)
Air Europe brand got gobbled up by Volare. In the end the remaining PE
routes were flown by Volare crew as the PE
crew pool was disbanded.
First the PE
A320 crew got integrated into Volare.
777 crew were sent to Volareweb, those who did not want to join got the sack.
Third... this is the end.
Losses became heavier when Volare dabbled into the long haul with the A332s. Volare treated Air Europe as their back up airplane in the end, screwing up Air Europe charter commitments. In the end Volare wanted to kill Air Europe's brand. The 772s ended up a "poor state" in terms of reliability, so PE
's clients moved to Volare.
It is rumoured the charter route Malpensa-Nagoya-Sapporro-Malpensa incurred penalties by the charterer after the A332 took the route.
Volareweb had a disastrous start, but then recovered, and maybe it was too late... By then, I got no further updates...
Anyone got other info?
I feel sorry for those friends from Air Europe... those who left, and those who remained with Volareweb...