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BasilFawlty
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Last-minute Aircraft Lease, How Does It Work?

Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:47 pm

Here's the situation:

Let's say Transavia, Thomas Cook, Monarch, Thomson etc. have an aircraft with a technical problem and no back-up aircraft is available. The technical problem is bigger then they thought so they decide they need to hire an aircraft somewhere. In situations like this, usually Titan Airways, White Airways, Blueline and such airlines are the rescuers.

But how do you lease an aircraft in a situation like this? Is there somone at Monarch calling Titan with: "Goodmorning, Titan Airways speaking" , "Morning, this is Monarch speaking" ? Big grin

What comes next, what do you say etc.?

I've been wondering how this work for quite some time now so I hope we have an expert in the house with the answer.  Wink
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RE: Last-minute Aircraft Lease, How Does It Work?

Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:53 am



Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
In situations like this, usually Titan Airways, White Airways, Blueline and such airlines are the rescuers.

Try Googling these airlines you referenced. Titan airways claim they can provide a replacement aircraft ready to launch within 60 minutes.

http://www.titan-airways.co.uk/passenger-charter/airline-sub-charter
 
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RE: Last-minute Aircraft Lease, How Does It Work?

Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:51 pm

Generally the ops team will start calling around various airlines to determine whether they have a suitable aircraft available, and if so, whether they have a crew available that have enough duty hours to complete the flight. Many airlines negotiate standard rates with main suppliers (e.g. Titan / Astraeus) so contracts are faxed through and returned. So it really does start with a phone call!
 
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RE: Last-minute Aircraft Lease, How Does It Work?

Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:15 pm

Thanks for your reply!
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