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Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:54 pm

I remember there being a thread a few days back about where Mexicana clicks 717's would end up. Low and behold it seems 1 atleast has arrived in Spain with a newly formed airline.

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=7597

Cant really find anything on the airline.
 
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:16 am

Huh, no responses....much more popular a subject it seems when there is silly speculation that DL was acquiring them and when earlier this year several on here insisting that WN was getting them.
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:36 am

Too bad they wont be going to Delta..

Does anyone have further information about Volotea ?
 
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:58 am

Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 1):
Huh, no responses....much more popular a subject it seems when there is silly speculation that DL was acquiring them and when earlier this year several on here insisting that WN was getting them.

lol i know right.

Quoting dlatl37 (Reply 2):

Does anyone have further information about Volotea ?

Not a single thing.. unless my search engines are broken I cannot pull up one little tidbit of info which is odd if they already recieved an aircraft.
 
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:03 am

Wow, in these connected times, it is great to be surprised by a new airline that you never even heard rumors about. Hope they will operate some scheduled flights that I can book, as I missed Quantum Air...
 
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:28 pm

I read in another forum, that the airline owner is the co-founder of Vueling and that the staff are ex Air Quantum employees
 
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:34 pm

The 717 looks good in the new colour scheme too IMO  
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:32 pm

I really want a go of a 717! But like you all can't find any info   
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:42 pm

Their logo really looks like it was inspired by a picnic table cloth.

As for the lack of excitement/discussion, I guess it's the collective disappointment that it wasn't some "big name" carrier picking up the fleet, virtually assuring the planes would be in service for another couple of decades.

Nothing against Volotea, whoever they are, but a startup carrier taking a few birds (probably because they were cheap and nobody else wanted them) doesn't necessarily give a great long-term outlook, meaning they could wind up back in the desert again in a year or two if the airline doesn't work out.

The 717 is seemingly turning into one of the most kicked-around types out there, for a jet with such a limited production run. How many different carriers have flown the 717, and how many fly them now?
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:44 pm

Sometimes people who have knowledge of information share with those they can trust to not do a wiki leaks. Knowledge is power. (evil laugh)

SO I guess we found out what happened to the 717's Boeing was sitting on??
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:31 pm

The real question here is, did Volotea take all 20 717's that Boeing had, or is there still another surprise down the road.
 
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:41 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 6):
The 717 looks good in the new colour scheme too IMO

They've gone to Plaid!  Wow!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP6DXoNKITc
 
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:57 pm

Quoting emseeeye (Reply 11):
They've gone to Plaid!

Does this mean that "Then will be now, soooooon"?
 
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:34 am

First time I've ever heard of this airline, and no way to find anything about them online. Is this maybe a newly formed charter or private carrier? As a scheduled carrier they have no chance - the Spanish market is already saturated with IB/VY, UX, JK, U2 and FR.
 
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:16 pm

COYBIB
 
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:05 pm

Quoting HOMSAr (Reply 8):
Their logo really looks like it was inspired by a picnic table cloth.

That was my first thought too. But I like the typeface they chose for Volotea. Althought it doesn't go with the pizza place tablecloths. Anybody know what Volotea means?
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:14 pm

Funny name, hybrid between Spanish and English. In Pidgin German it can mean "you want some tea" ? Would be a good laugh if the FAs ask "volo tea or coffee?
 

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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:44 pm

I wish them well, Futura and LTE left a gap when they went but whether its
still there now,....also not sure a 717 is big enough to interest many
IT companies for routes between the Canaries and the UK/Ireland etc.
Hopefully it will work out anyway.
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:18 pm

This from a fiend of mine in Spain.


Volotea
A new airline named Volotea and based in Mallorca took delivery of an ex Mexicana 717. It is believed that the airline will eventually add at least three more 717s in the fleet. Their primary focus will be sub-chartering and ACMI business
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:51 pm

Quoting emseeeye (Reply 11):
They've gone to Plaid! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP6DX...NKITc

My first thought too! For the record, I really like the colors.


Quoting HOMSAr (Reply 8):
Nothing against Volotea, whoever they are, but a startup carrier taking a few birds (probably because they were cheap and nobody else wanted them) doesn't necessarily give a great long-term outlook, meaning they could wind up back in the desert again in a year or two if the airline doesn't work out.

True. So much for Boeing wanting to place them all with one new operator... From memory, we've had SAS, a few (4?) to HA, didn't a few go to Russia? (I'm not finding any record), and now "Volotea."

That shows how tough it is to resell an aircraft with so few operators.  
Quoting PanHAM (Reply 16):
Would be a good laugh if the FAs ask "volo tea or coffee?

Shouldn't that be "Volo tea, coffee, or me?"   (Bad old pun left over from when F/As were Stewardesses.)

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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:40 pm

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 19):
True. So much for Boeing wanting to place them all with one new operator... From memory, we've had SAS, a few (4?) to HA, didn't a few go to Russia? (I'm not finding any record), and now "Volotea."

They'll have a shot at 86 more in a few years if WN has their way.
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:10 am

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 18):
Volotea
A new airline named Volotea and based in Mallorca took delivery of an ex Mexicana 717. It is believed that the airline will eventually add at least three more 717s in the fleet. Their primary focus will be sub-chartering and ACMI business

Let me guess... founded by the former people of AeBal and Quantum Air? I think they won't be around for long, the 717 is too small for most ACMI requirements.
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:13 am

Quoting dtw9 (Reply 10):
The real question here is, did Volotea take all 20 717's that Boeing had, or is there still another surprise down the road.
Quoting lightsaber (Reply 19):
True. So much for Boeing wanting to place them all with one new operator... From memory, we've had SAS, a few (4?) to HA, didn't a few go to Russia? (I'm not finding any record), and now "Volotea."

I will just say that all 20 are spoken for and cannot share any more than that. As for some of the others, HA took 3 of the ex-YX, MX Click a/c from BCC and Blue1 took the two ex-Bangkok Air a/c from BCC. Blue1's other a/c came from Spanair and Quantum Air. All the rest are with FL, HA, Turkmenistan, and Cobham (dba Qantas Link). There technically aren't any on the market right now.
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RE: Volotea New Boeing 717 Spanish Operator

Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:24 am

TTztristar500,
Good to hear all of the 717s found homes. The type really needs all examples flying to keep up the economy of scale.

I'm impressed that the 717 is able to generate so much interest. We have this and a HA 717 thread going.

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