Rizzibird
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Air Club International Questions

Tue Feb 20, 2001 11:29 pm

When I was looking through the list of previous operators to Frankfurt, the name Air Club International came back to my mind. I remember having seen this very name some years ago (I guess 1996) while looking through travel catalogues searching for flights to Canada. I didn't fly that airline, however I'm interested in getting some information about it. The only ones I remember is that they were a Canadian charter carrier flying 2 B742 and 4 A310-300 at one time. Does anybody know more about them? (i.e. dates of foundation and closing down , complete fleet list, destinations) Furthermore, can someone having flown them share any experiences? Thanks for every reply!

Rizzibird
 
by738
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RE: Air Club International Questions

Wed Feb 21, 2001 4:04 am

They used to operate during the summer to my local airport Glasgow. Usually A310's, but occasionally 742's. I think they operated to many Uk airports incl Manchester Newcastle and Gatwick. I don't think they lasted very long.
 
LJ
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RE: Air Club International Questions

Wed Feb 21, 2001 4:14 am

I hope this helps:

Founded: 1993
IATA code: HB
ICAO code: CLI
ICAO call sign : Air Club
Head: Claude Levesque
Number of employees: 185
Headoffice: 11905 Cargo road A-3, office 205 Mirabel Quebec

Fleet 1995
C-GCIT A310-324ET (c/n 455) config Y265
C-GCIV A310-324ET (c/n 451) config Y265
C-GCIH B747-212B (c/n 21162 line 283) config Y482

Fleet 1996
C-GCIT A310-324ET (c/n 455) config Y265
C-GCIV A310-324ET (c/n 451) config Y265
C-GCIL A310-324ET (c/n 439) config Y265
C-GCIO A310-324ET (c/n 449) config Y265

All A310s leased from Airbus Leasing and all ex-PAN AM.
C-GCIT and C-GCIV operated for Air india in 1996 according to JP.

I've seen CLI at Paris CDG and AMS. Out of AMS they operated a Amsterdam-Paramaribo for SLM with their B747-200. Moreover, CLI operated YYZ-AMS-ATH-AMS-YYZ if I'm correct and YYZ-AMS-YYZ.

Regards
Laurens Janssen
 
slawko
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RE: Air Club International Questions

Wed Feb 21, 2001 8:07 am

Air Club stopped their Canadian Charter operations a few years ago but they did continue to lease out their planes all over the world....
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FLYGUY
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RE: Air Club International Questions

Wed Feb 21, 2001 9:03 am

I heard that their 742 is also a Tower Air bird

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