VSMUT wrote:There is a Dutch airline flying about trying to make the Jetstream work out on various routes.
Thunderboltdrgn wrote:Swedish airline "Flightline" operates some Swearingen Metroliners.
WayexTDI wrote:Thunderboltdrgn wrote:Swedish airline "Flightline" operates some Swearingen Metroliners.
How many Flightline airlines are there??? There was a British one (FLT) based in London, there is a Spanish one (http://www.flightlinebcn.com) based in Barcelona that appears to do cargo flight, and it seems there is Swedish one as well (http://www.flightline.se)...
However, the Swedish Flightline flies Twin Commanders registered in Sweden (SE-) whereas the Spanish Flightline flies Metroliners registered in Spain (which seem to match your link).
mxaxai wrote:Delta Air, later acquired by BA who turned it into a 737 operator and renamed it dba, was founded with DHC-6 flying primarily from FDH, later augmented with Metroliners and Do-228. Again, mostly point-to-point.
AZa346 wrote:Hello everyone,
I was wondering if someone could give me some details on the significance of 19 seater operations in Europe over the past decades, as I have seen pictures of such aircraft in Brit Air and Air Littoral colours, I assume operating for AF. Now we are left with minor operators (Twin Jet comes to mind in France) or operators in remote areas such as Sweden.
I am wondering if operations similar to the ones happening in the US and Canada, where 19 seaters were used by Major Airlines' regional partners for hub feeding ever took place in Europe.
I'd be interested in hearing routes, operators, equipment, time period and any other detail you might have.. and of course anecdotes!
VSMUT wrote:They did exist, 30-something years ago. I remember someone posted a flight schedule for Berlin Tempelhof in a topic at one point. There were loads of small pistons and turboprops flying in. Everything from Piper Seneca's to Shorts 360s and Metroliners. Almost completely extinct today.
There is a schedule of flights from Berlin in 1995 here. Lots of ATRs, Dash 8s (not Q400s) and some rare ones like the Dornier 228 and 328, Embraer 120, a Piper from Karlog Air and a Beech 1900:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -nov-1995/
Sun Air in Denmark flew a Jetstream until a few years ago. Now fly fly the Dornier 328 jet. There is a Dutch airline flying about trying to make the Jetstream work out on various routes.
seansasLCY wrote:Flugfelag Islands used Twin Otters in Iceland too on domestic routes.
davidjohnson6 wrote:Aer Arann Islands operate BN Islanders between Connemara and the Arann islands in Ireland https://aerarannislands.ie/
TripleDelta wrote:There's also Van Air of Czechia: their L-410 OK-VAA nowadays operates internal routes in Croatia on behalf of Trade Air (ZAG-OSI + OSI-PUY-SPU + OSI-RJK-SPU-DBV). Before this whole corona mess, Silver Air used to fly Turbolet OK-SLD on the ZAG-LSZ run; a deal brokered by hotels on Lošinj Island to fly in pax from Zagreb (45 minutes by L-410, but approximately 6-7 hours by road).
DLHAM wrote:I can remember Air France flying Beech 1900 aircraft from Strassbourg to Hamburg in the late 90s/early 2000s -- thats 1:45 hr in a 1900 . I am sure they operated them to some other places too.
VSMUT wrote:DLHAM wrote:I can remember Air France flying Beech 1900 aircraft from Strassbourg to Hamburg in the late 90s/early 2000s -- thats 1:45 hr in a 1900 . I am sure they operated them to some other places too.
If you ask me, the Beech 1900D beats all the full-economy 737s and A320s we have today.
AZa346 wrote:you guys are coming up with some pretty incredible airlines and settings! I am really glad i started this thread!!
mxaxai wrote:Pro Sky, an Austrian charter broker, is selling scheduled flights STR-GRZ with Cessna 525C operated by Smartline Aero. This is supposed to replace OS, who announced to give up regional point-to-point routes last year. https://aviation.direct/smartline-bedie ... usinessjet [German]
debonair wrote:I think the LET410 seems to have a revival in Europe.
debonair wrote:SILVER AIR is also connecting Elba with Italy
CrimsonNL wrote:French Chalair operates the 1900D on some domestic French routes. They also had a short lived ANR-GVA service a few years ago, for which even the 1900D was too much apparently.
kelval wrote:In France, Chalair Aviation (http://www.chalair.eu/index.php) still flies with a Beech 1900, mostly to/from the West of France, in codeshare with Air France.
I've just tested it on Paris Orly - Quimper and they still show flights with a 1900D.
MHG wrote:Unfortunately the whole thread is a bit messy in particular because many here come up with aircraft above 19 seats.
debonair wrote:Will these route survive, after France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in favour of train service?!
mileduets wrote:The Ju-52 could also be listed here. The airframes, originally purchased by the Swiss Air Force in 1939 were sold to Ju-Air in 1982 and operated for sightseeing flights until one of them crashed in 2018 killing all 17 passengers and 3 crew members aboard.
Their airworthyness is still rewoked, bu Ju-Air hopes to restart operations this spring:
(Text in German)
Devilfish wrote:MHG wrote:Unfortunately the whole thread is a bit messy in particular because many here come up with aircraft above 19 seats.
Well, should Cessna eventually launch a pressurized, retractable gear, pax version of the SkyCourier, that would be one sweet challenger to present offerings.....
However, not sure how the price delta would affect a SkyCourier sales campaign across the pond, especially in these tough times. The $6 million figure floated before is daunting enough for the small operators it will be potentially pitched to.
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