by debonair
Thu May 19, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 21103

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2022

AirAnka's first A330 has received the Reg. TC-NYP is an Airbus A330-243. The second should be an Airbus A330-343, whose reg. is not yet known. https://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-haberleri/airankaya-ait-ucagin-tescili-belli-oldu.html Sorry if discussed before, but more information about the prev...

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by debonair
Fri May 06, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Parts Shortage Claimed as Reason for Air Baltic B737 Wet Lease
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

Re: A220 Parts Shortage Claimed as Reason for Air Baltic B737 Wet Lease

As you mentioned Air Baltic is wet leasing aircraft out while also needing to wet lease aircraft themselves... Makes zero sense You never know, maybe UIA is offering their fleet for very low rates to keep crew current and ops running. On a side note, there is an urgent directive issued by Transport...

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by debonair
Wed May 04, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Only: Best Cockpit Visit Or Aircraft Tour Story!
Replies: 14
Views: 980

Re: Passengers Only: Best Cockpit Visit Or Aircraft Tour Story!

Yes, good old times. Did a charter flight on one of these Spanish charter airlines back in the 90s. The crew invited me for landing to the cockpit, which was fantastic. Best part, the pilot told me to sit on the floor and hold tight - in today's world totally impossible! This experience was one of t...

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by debonair
Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15450

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

The BAE has concluded the pilots oxygen mask which is normally stowed just to the side of their seat was leaking slightly, the pilot had a smoke in the cockpit, with the pure oxygen exposed to the cigarette resulted in a uncontrollable fire. I'm puzzled... The fire was uncontrollable - so the oxyge...

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by debonair
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 24823

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2022

Another airline that will start in Turkey with 2 Airbus A330 is AirAnka The first A330 has already been spotted painted in Istanbul (ISL). https://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-haberleri/airanka-ucagi-ilk-kez-goruntulendi.html Nice catch, any more infos regarding their previous operators, maybe ex...

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by debonair
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 24823

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2022

two new airlines will enrich Turkish aviation On the one hand, Southwind Airlines, which is associated with Nordwind Airlines and Pegas Touristik and also Pegas fly, is to take off from Antalya with 2 A320 and 3 A330. On the other hand, the MGA Havacılık (Mavi Gök Havayollari), alias Azur Air (Türk...

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by debonair
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 85
Views: 16006

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022

Well, that explains why my mum's flight to BRU with UX is operaed by Iberojet. I thought it was a wetlease agreement, not a codeshare! Hola! After all these problems with the take-over of IAG, COVID-19 etc. it seems UX will eventually prosper again! Not only 4 B787 from Norse Atlantic will join the...

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by debonair
Sun Apr 24, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Austrian Airlines B767-300ER ✈ B777-200ER J
Replies: 7
Views: 3404

Re: Austrian Airlines B767-300ER ✈ B777-200ER J

tjcab wrote:
Not all, OE-LAX (orog. Lauda) has 3 main + one over-wing hatch. I think BA's all had 3 proper doors on each side.


True, thank you! Totally forgotten OE-LAX. Guess my brain ereased the frame after sale to Kalitta Air... :old:

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by debonair
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 472
Views: 106933

Re: BA to open up a temporary/summer crew base in MAD

https://news.yahoo.com/ba-offers-cabin- ... 09919.html
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a350lover wrote:
Correct. Or maybe they should consider paying some MORE!


BA already offering 1000GBP "bonus":
https://news.yahoo.com/ba-offers-cabin- ... 09919.html

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by debonair
Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Austrian Airlines B767-300ER ✈ B777-200ER J
Replies: 7
Views: 3404

Re: Austrian Airlines B767-300ER ✈ B777-200ER J

Boarding was announced on-time in the lounge, and as promised, the lounge agent scanned boarding passes so passengers could go from the lounge directly into the jetbridge to Door L1. There was no need to leave the lounge and go to the gate. I thought that was really nice, and the first time I've pe...

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by debonair
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL to operate 12 B737-800 freighters
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

Re: GOL to operate 12 B737-800 freighters

In addition or as replacement for SIDERAL CARGO B734?

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by debonair
Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyONE Armenia
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

Re: FlyONE Armenia

https://www.planespotters.net/photo/121 ... s-a320-232
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FlyONE Armenia is at least operating one A320 in their full colours, albeit still registered in the Republic of Moldova.

https://www.planespotters.net/photo/121 ... s-a320-232

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by debonair
Fri Apr 15, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pivot Airlines of Canada announces its launch dates
Replies: 12
Views: 4102

Re: Pivot Airlines of Canada announces its launch dates

Yeah, all in all, it seems quite strange - would like to know more about... Pivot Air, a Canadian regional airline, was charted to fly from Punta Cana... Why is someone chartering a passenger configured CRJ and not a business jet? And the flight operated with a crew of 9, for a CRJ? And did the airc...

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by debonair
Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pivot Airlines of Canada announces its launch dates
Replies: 12
Views: 4102

Re: Pivot Airlines of Canada announces its launch dates

Heavy "snowfall" in the Dominican Republic... Definitely a creative way to make some... :dollarsign: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/crew-of-ontario-airline-detained-interrogated-abroad-after-massive-drug-seizure-1.5859699 https://www.dncd.gob.do/index.php/noticias1/noticias/item/1289-investiga...

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by debonair
Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 24823

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2022

https://m.airporthaber.com/onur-air-hab ... tendi.html
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The end for ONUR AIR? Company under insolvency:

https://m.airporthaber.com/onur-air-hab ... tendi.html

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by debonair
Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyONE Armenia
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

Re: FlyONE Armenia

https://flyone.eu/en/About-FLYONE/News/ ... UL-YEREVAN
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Ever heard of google?! FlyONEArmenia is just a shell company to sell legally tickets from Yerevan under IATA code 3F...

https://flyone.eu/en/About-FLYONE/News/ ... UL-YEREVAN

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by debonair
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian adds IAD-LFW
Replies: 29
Views: 7519

Re: Ethiopian adds IAD-LFW

In addition to the nonstop IAD-ADD (it stops in Dublin for fuel on the way back to Dulles), looks like ET will also operate a one stop routing via LFW. Commences 6/1/2022 and will run 3x weekly I found this on AeroRoutes. It suggests that ET fleet is based in IAD, which is NOT the case. In aviation...

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by debonair
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 24823

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2022

Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines will offer 1.5 million and 0.5 million seats to Russian tourism sector this year. Additionally, another 1.0mil charter seats will need to be dedicated from Antalya to Russian markets. Turkish state will also guarantee $300 million in loans to Turkish tour opera...

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by debonair
Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 85
Views: 16006

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022

Iberia recovering capacity without enough fleet. IB got the 3 frames LEVEL operated in Paris-Orly as LEVEL France. The remaining three who still are in Madrid will be retrofitted to IB cabin featuring “proper Business Product” Guess same problem here with AirEuropa! UX will lease in 4 B787-8/9 from...

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by debonair
Mon Apr 11, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 and A340 Movements / Write-Off / Retirements / Scrapping Thread - 2022
Replies: 47
Views: 17121

Re: Airbus A330 and A340 Movements / Write-Off / Retirements / Scrapping Thread - 2022

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/ ... ra-Airways
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SENTRA AIRWAYS (one more of these POP, HANS start-ups) signed up for, believed to be, B-6517:

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/ ... ra-Airways

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by debonair
Sat Apr 09, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aruba airlines ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3451

Re: Aruba airlines ?

@MalevTU134
Thank you!

TriniA340 wrote:
P4-AAI currently operates between, Aruba, Guyana, Cuba and Nicaragua.


Btw. according to different sources, their A320-232 P4-AAF is still stored in HAV. Seems a strange place for longterm storage... Does HAV have a line maintenance for Airbus at all?!

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by debonair
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aruba airlines ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3451

Re: Aruba airlines ?

LY777 wrote:
So these are “fifth freedom” flights or chartered flights? Or do they operate for another airline?


I flew this rather "exotic" airline few years ago. At that time their business was to channel passengers from Venezuela to MIA via Aruba... Not quite sure what happened to this business.

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by debonair
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 85
Views: 16006

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022

Yes, BINTER Canarias is an independant airline with own AOC and 14 ATR72 in operation, leasing in additional capacity from CANAIR. However, AFAIK, CANAIR is member of the BINTER Group with lower operating costs and administration, likewise LH and EW.

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by debonair
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 497
Views: 65647

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Sky high embraer190 is in. Check their facebookpage for pictures. I think a 100 seater is perfect for the inter Caribbean travel. I really wish BW would explore this. Best joke ever! SkyHigh with granted US rights will most probably explore the US-Cuba market via DomRep! No chance at all for a regi...

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by debonair
Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2022
Replies: 180
Views: 24823

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2022

TKflyer wrote:
But I see ANADOLUJET as a cheap brand of TURKISH AIRLINES, which will remain true to its line, namely the operation of 737-800 and -8 MAX.


The summer timetable is showing A321 for Ajet, how many will join?

TK7676 AnadoluJet Airbus A321Narrow-body

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by debonair
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 85
Views: 16006

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022

When booking/flying with Binter in the Canaries, the airline seems to make a big thing that flights are operated by Canarias. Checking the aircraft reg, it seems to always be associated with Binter. Legally mandatory for BINTER, as flights are op. by CANAIR-CANARIAS AIRLINES COMPAÑIA DE AVIACION, I...

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by debonair
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27649

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

There are (temporary) loopholes to the Brexit issue of foreign airlines and domestic operations. Aer Lingus for example continued to operate BHD-LHR under its Irish AOC when the new rules came into effect because it had designated the route a wet lease operation with British Airways. Three A320s we...

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by debonair
Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27649

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

You do realise that any airline can operate any route in Europe, right? It's open skies with no restrictions, which is why Ryanair and Wizz and Norwegian can and do operate routes that are solely outside their home countries. Though Brexit did happen and several airlines scrambled to get AOCs in UK...

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by debonair
Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet cancels hundreds of flights over the weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 2481

Re: Easyjet cancels hundreds of flights over the weekend

Yes, sorry - you are right. I lost oversight with all these sub charters lately...

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by debonair
Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays
Replies: 181
Views: 27649

Re: Irish 4/22: Queues, delays and more delays

Sorry if discussed before, but I am totally confused. AerLingus Regional op. by Emerald started flying from BHD. In a previous interview, Emerald announced to create a mandatory UK AOC specific for these operations from BHD, which is not yet AFAIK granted. However, flights are running... So how coul...

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by debonair
Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo Airways bought their first jet, A 737-300SF
Replies: 46
Views: 10888

Re: Buffalo Airways bought their first jet, A 737-300SF

DL757NYC wrote:
For unpaved runways can DC-9/MD-80’s be used since the engines are high up?

Wouldn't it be possible to modify the B737-300 with gravel kits, like the -200?

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by debonair
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet cancels hundreds of flights over the weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 2481

Re: Easyjet cancels hundreds of flights over the weekend

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-60959462

It seems that easyjet took delivery of 4 SmartLynx A320 for their LGW ops.
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It seems also the airports, like Manchester, are to blame as well: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-60959462

It seems that easyjet took delivery of 4 SmartLynx A320 for their LGW ops.

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by debonair
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33334

Re: Condor launch new livery

Not a joke at all! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FPfhdtQX0AIzjJu?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/status/1510924132657020933?s=20&t=q5QJF_EnJQ6VjEjpB8UeMA From @FrenchPainter. Thank you for the great pictures! Nice, smart design, BUT the tail logo is way too small and d...

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by debonair
Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: lufthansa a340-600
Replies: 9
Views: 1799

Re: lufthansa a340-600

it might be the case i have to fly from Munich to Newark or JFK and then hop down to d.c. that way to guarantee a trip on the a340-600. but i would like to know how i can guarantee that exact aircraft for my trip?, or should i say if i can? Thanks Regards.. True, you never know, until you are onboa...

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by debonair
Fri Apr 01, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Video Only] Lufthansa 747-8 FIRST CLASS - San Francisco to Frankfurt
Replies: 4
Views: 2965

Re: [Video Only] Lufthansa 747-8 FIRST CLASS - San Francisco to Frankfurt

jangsu wrote:
I think Lufthansa First Class is such a great way when flying across the Atlantic Ocean.


Nice TR! Still, in my opinion, when flying FirstClass transatlantic nothing beats SQ A380 FRA-JFK or EK A380 MXP-JFK.

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by debonair
Sun Mar 27, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2022
Replies: 118
Views: 18517

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2022

Corendon Airlines will lease a pair of A320s from GetJet Airlines (Lithuania) starting in April for 7-months to be based in Antalya for flights to European destinations. On top the 2 A320(CPH) and 1A321(BLL) from DAT. Very sad to see, that XC decided this year against the dinosaurs from Global Avia...

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by debonair
Fri Mar 25, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 85
Views: 16006

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022

https://premierplus.net/PlazosPlus/Comprar
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WOW! Something new, PLUS ULTRA is now selling tickets as credit - passengers are now eligible to buy tickets and pay in 3 instalments...

https://premierplus.net/PlazosPlus/Comprar

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by debonair
Thu Mar 24, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 347
Views: 65336

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

https://check-in.dk/dat-skal-flyve-for- ... -airlines/
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Corendon and DAT joined forces, leasing 2 A320 and 1 A321...

https://check-in.dk/dat-skal-flyve-for- ... -airlines/

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by debonair
Thu Mar 24, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2022
Replies: 118
Views: 18517

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2022

Corendon Airlines will lease a pair of A320s from GetJet Airlines (Lithuania) starting in April for 7-months to be based in Antalya for flights to European destinations. On top the 2 A320(CPH) and 1A321(BLL) from DAT. Very sad to see, that XC decided this year against the dinosaurs from Global Avia...

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by debonair
Thu Mar 24, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1004
Views: 163529

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Honestly, I’m not sure that AMS and LHR are such a good idea for what is essentially a “start-up”. You’ve got to have either a very clear strategy in terms of partnership , or you’re happy to commit commercial suicide. Going up against BA/EI/KL? My first thought as well - will we see a VS feeder se...

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by debonair
Thu Mar 24, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 42180

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund has agreed a new €200m three-year debt facility with Aer Lingus. https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2022/0322/1287743-new-aer-lingus-debt-facility/ They have also agreed a 6M debt deal for Emerald Airlines . Well needed money to subsidies the tickets from BHD aga...

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by debonair
Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1004
Views: 163529

Re: Flybe relaunch

Are they going to use just Q-400's? Maybe some ERJ's? No Only Q-400, no jet service planned. Flybe will go head-on-head with AerLingus Regional from BHD. Does it really makes sense, to start exactly the same routes? I guess it will end in a price war, with IAG on the longer breath! Same routes from...

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by debonair
Sun Mar 20, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 14
Views: 2819

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/sx-mam

And what about Lumiwings and Olympus Airways, still around? Will Lumiwings return to Italy for summer 2022?
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What's the current status of Air Mediterranean, seems SX-MAM returned from storage:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/sx-mam

And what about Lumiwings and Olympus Airways, still around? Will Lumiwings return to Italy for summer 2022?

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by debonair
Thu Mar 17, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandic start up: Nice Air
Replies: 48
Views: 8873

Re: New Icelandic start up: Nice Air

Flights on sale, will operate under ICAO code HFM, HiFly Malta. So either 9H-TLS or -XFW will join the airline soon!

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by debonair
Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 135
Views: 13966

Re: Spirit adds ABQ BOI RNO

TWA902fly wrote:
LAS-RNO will have

Allegiant
Frontier
JSX
Southwest
Spirit


The only airline now missing would be aha! op. by ExpressJet... :duck:

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