cardiffairtaxi
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BRS Based Air Malta A320

Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:53 am

Does anybody know how long,the BRS based Air Malta A320 aircraft,has been working for XL?
It has XL.com titles on the main fuselage,but still Air Malta colours.
Is this aircraft operating all XL schedule now from BRS?
 
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:50 am

Should keep the excel bashers on here happy though.
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dhhornet
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:08 am

Quoting Cardiffairtaxi (Thread starter):
Does anybody know how long,the BRS based Air Malta A320 aircraft,has been working for XL?
It has XL.com titles on the main fuselage,but still Air Malta colours.
Is this aircraft operating all XL schedule now from BRS?

It has done some weekly flights for XL for the year and a half it has been based at BRS. XL have a 737 based as well.
 
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:27 am

Saw it at EXT last sunday. I know it was based in BRS last summer and did flights for XLA (The ones our 734 couldn't do).

Excel now have a 737-800 at BRS, could someone please tell me if its G-OXLB or is that the one for CWL?

Phil
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:09 am

G-OXLB would be the BRS based 738, the CWL a/c is Canadian registered. They've been doing really well from both BRS and, especially CWL this season!

I believe the KM aircraft operates both XLA and KM flights. Don't know why it's in XL.com c/s though?
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:30 am

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 4):
Don't know why it's in XL.com c/s though?

Probably to help prevent passenger confusion, I remember last year when our 734 said "Islandsflug" along the side, just got worse when we had "Aviajet" for a week and finally "Blueline" - by which point we'd pretty much given up  Smile Wink

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 4):
G-OXLB would be the BRS based 738,

Thanks, I knew OXLB and a Canadian 738 were down at CWL & BRS, just didn't know which way around.

Phil
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cardiffairtaxi
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:27 pm

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 4):
I believe the KM aircraft operates both XLA and KM flights. Don't know why it's in XL.com c/s though?

Will try and get a pic of KM aircraft this week.
 
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:35 pm

Quoting Cardiffairtaxi (Reply 6):
Will try and get a pic of KM aircraft this week.

Found one  Smile


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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:42 am

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 7):

Thats the One!Top Man!
 
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:44 am

Oh what a clash! They could at least have put the XL.com bit in colours that would take to the Air Malta c/s... or vica versa!

Thanks for the pic though  Smile
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:32 am

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 9):
Oh what a clash! They could at least have put the XL.com bit in colours that would take to the Air Malta c/s... or vica versa!

Keep in mind what colours we were flying around in for the better part of a season  Wink


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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:32 am

Just like the old Sabre days! When I first flew for XLA, we had our first 2 flights on the 737-800 in full Sabre colours minus the titles.
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:50 pm

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 3):
Excel now have a 737-800 at BRS, could someone please tell me if its G-OXLB or is that the one for CWL?

The B737-800 at Bristol swaps with a Gatwick aircraft at Las Palmas every Saturday night/Sunday morning. So it's a different aircraft every week - although G-OXLB does appear quite often there.
 
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:51 am

I was under the impression that XL and KM had entered into some sort of a deal allowing KM flights to be sold through xl.com

KM operations in BRS and MAN were doing well until recently... Don't know it this is still true. Anyone with a better insight that could let us know??  Smile
 
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:11 am

Quoting BBADXB (Reply 13):
I was under the impression that XL and KM had entered into some sort of a deal allowing KM flights to be sold through xl.com

I think Excel have contracted AIr Malta to provide aircraft and crews for them at BRS and BHX. Can anyone confirm?
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dhhornet
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:06 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 14):
I think Excel have contracted AIr Malta to provide aircraft and crews for them at BRS and BHX. Can anyone confirm?

Yep this is what they do. The BRS aircraft (9H-AEN since the end of last winter) is staying for this winter and most certainly next summer.

Quoting BBADXB (Reply 13):
KM operations in BRS and MAN were doing well until recently...

What makes you thInk they are not at the moment? MAN? Should'nt that be BHX?
 
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RE: BRS Based Air Malta A320

Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:12 pm

Don't know really! Thanks for pointing out that it's BHX, not MAN  Smile