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sprite86
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New airline for the Canary Islands

Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:30 pm

A group of hotel owners are setting up a Canary island based airline to bring tourism to the islands
Article from travelweekly says 1 x A320 has already been secured for the new venture

https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles ... rt-airline
 
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Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:59 pm

This seems like an extraordinarily bad idea. The Canary Islands are extremely well connected to the rest of Europe by air and have been for years - TUI do not have a monopoly on flying people to Tenerife. If there is demand for flights (i.e. strong demand for seats at profitable fares) then airlines will happily make more seats available. It sounds to me like a bunch of hoteliers who don't want to accept that in a pandemic, the desire to travel collapses, and that national Govt tends to prioritise the health of its citizens over the ability of hotel owners to make money. If the hotel owners want customers coming back, it's very simple - just cut your room prices for a couple of months and let the tourists book their own flights
 
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Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:11 pm

Wonder how a single A320 will "ensure a continuous flow of holidaymakers to the Canary Islands".

Sounds like a desperate idea. Connectivity with Europe is ensured, what is not ensured is the reactivation of tourism in the islands as the virus is not even close to disappear. Besides, summer is a low season in terms of international tourists. What hotel owners should be worrying about is survival during these months, with efforts in attracting national tourists from the mainland being vital.
 
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Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:15 pm

Article is unclear regarding the AOC. Do they have it already or not ?
 
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Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:24 pm

But they already have Binter Canarias with the E2-195s...Why not expand this airline instead of forming a new one?
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Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:46 pm

A380MSN004 wrote:
Article is unclear regarding the AOC. Do they have it already or not ?

Are they buying the 320 from RC or is it being leased to them by RC? If the latter I'd imagine they could use the Atlantic AOC initially?
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Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:32 am

And the reason why so many pilots, flight attendants and ground staff are unemployed is because there’s no demand. Perhaps Europe will be on the path to recovery soon, but it’s not clear whether things will be in full swing by December. My guess is that travel will remain depressed through next August. There’s also something telling about the hotels not partnering with Binter on this. Perhaps they approached them and were rebuffed? Binter has plenty of skin in the game itself.
 
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Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:00 am

CWL757 wrote:
A380MSN004 wrote:
Article is unclear regarding the AOC. Do they have it already or not ?

Are they buying the 320 from RC or is it being leased to them by RC? If the latter I'd imagine they could use the Atlantic AOC initially?

According to the article below, the airline AIR ONE is holding a valid AOC and was founded 2009 in Santa Cruz de Teneriffe. First aircraft will be an A319 and not A320, second article.

https://www.hosteltur.com/137713_los-ho ... linea.html

https://www.preferente.com/rss1/despega ... 01379.html
 
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Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:35 pm

debonair wrote:
CWL757 wrote:
A380MSN004 wrote:
Article is unclear regarding the AOC. Do they have it already or not ?

Are they buying the 320 from RC or is it being leased to them by RC? If the latter I'd imagine they could use the Atlantic AOC initially?

According to the article below, the airline AIR ONE is holding a valid AOC and was founded 2009 in Santa Cruz de Teneriffe. First aircraft will be an A319 and not A320, second article.

https://www.hosteltur.com/137713_los-ho ... linea.html

https://www.preferente.com/rss1/despega ... 01379.html


Maybe EU AOC experts will light us but as far as I know you can't hold a valid AOC as much as you want and it's need to allocate at least one aircraft on the AOC. Not sure when the Travel Will recover and they will be able but to fly with decent load factors but timing in this venture is key
 
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Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:55 pm

I think the airline involved is One Airways - http://www.oneairways.com/
 
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Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:53 pm

 
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Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:47 am

What an extraordinarily bad idea. Really, they couldn't come up with a worse idea, at the worst time. Really the fastest way to burn through thinning stacks of cash.

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