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MCO2BRS
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Estonian E170 At BHX

Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:00 pm

There has been an Estonian E170 at the Elmdon side of BHX for a while, it seems to disappear for a few days then reappear and night stop. Any ideas as to what its doing or who its operating for?

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skinny
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RE: Estonian E170 At BHX

Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:06 pm

Go here all the info you want its based for charters.


http://bhxflightguide.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/news-estonian.html

[Edited 2014-02-13 15:13:21]
 
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RE: Estonian E170 At BHX

Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:59 pm

It recently opped SOU-NCL-SOU for a football match recently.
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RE: Estonian E170 At BHX

Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:49 am

Quoting gkirk (Reply 2):
It recently opped SOU-NCL-SOU for a football match recently.
Quite amazing that Estonian should pick up charter work like this right in Flybe's backyard in BHX & SOU. And we wonder why Flybe are in the mess they are. Or have Flybe got an E75 over in TLL at the moment ferrying sports teams around there ? No, didn't think so....

 
MACDADDY
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RE: Estonian E170 At BHX

Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:41 am

Hello

The aircraft is managed by Air Charter Service, a charter broker in the UK. Im hoping to put a flight together to the Fairford airshow if possible. Right now we are using it for sports teams and other groups mainly from the UK, but in the past month it has been to Sweden, Belgium, Malta and Holland! Cheers

MAC
 
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RE: Estonian E170 At BHX

Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:27 pm

From Estonian Air website:

Estonian Air signs exclusive agreement with Air Charter Service
15.01.2014

Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service (ACS), has agreed to market and sell Estonian Air’s Embraer 170 aircraft exclusively, having identified a gap in the market as airlines continue to trim charter capacity.

Commercial Jets Director at ACS, Matt Purton, explained: “With a capacity of 76 seats and a range of around 3 hours, we feel that the aircraft is very versatile and will be ideal for sports teams, Oil and Gas clients and the MICE industry. The aircraft is in an all economy plus configuration, with 31” pitch seats in a two by two configuration. There is a lack of this kind of capability, in the UK market especially, and, at the request of our client base, we have brought it in.”

Purton continued, “We’ve been pleasantly surprised at the uptake from Tour Operators looking for niche routes from regional airports to Mediterranean countries especially. Also we’ve already seen some demand for ACMI coverage, all this is in addition to our core charter business.”

The agreement means that Air Charter Service is the sole agent for the aircraft, with availability exclusive to their customers. Purton also added that the contract started on January 1st, and he expects the initial deal to be extended: “If the current market trends don’t change too much, I can only see us continuing this partnership on into 2015.”

Mikael Wangdahl, the COO of Estonian Air commented: “We see a good opportunity to utilise our surplus aircraft capacity in the UK’s market and we have had a very good, longstanding cooperation with Air Charter Service. By signing the agreement with ACS we extend the existing relationship and get good value for marketing and sales on the Western side of Europe."

About Air Charter Service
Our name is Air Charter Service: no ‘s’ on the end, and not simply ‘Air Charter’ as email addresses might suggest, it can be abbreviated to ACS however
Air Charter Service is a global company with 16 worldwide offices spanning five continents and offering private jet, commercial airliner and cargo aircraft charters.
Air Charter Service arranges more than 7,000 charters annually with the revenue in excess of US$ 400 million.
Formed in 1990 by Chairman Chris Leach in his basement, Air Charter Service now employs more than 280 staff worldwide.

www.aircharterservice.com.


About Estonian Air
Estonian Air, Estonia’s national carrier, was founded in 1991 with home base in Tallinn Airport. Estonian Air is the biggest operator at Tallinn Airport. The airline flies regular routes to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Brussels, Oslo, Moscow, Munich, St Petersburg, Kiev, Vilnius and Trondheim. On 21 December 2013, Estonian Air launched a seasonal air link between Tallinn and Munich. The route will be operated until 29 March 2014. In addition, from May to September, Estonian Air will fly to Nice and Split, and from June to August to Paris.
In 2013 the airline carried more than half a million passengers, Estonian Air employs around 170 people. Estonian Air is owned by the Estonian state and the SAS Group.

www.estonian-air.com.
 
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RE: Estonian E170 At BHX

Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:26 pm

Aircraft currently on ground at MAN, positioned in from DUB and will operate MAN-CWL at 1600 local, with Wigan Athletic onboard for their match tomorrow against Cardiff City in the English FA Cup.

Mark
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RE: Estonian E170 At BHX

Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:50 pm

Since it's operating sports charters I presume it arrived in DUB from CWL with the Dragons rugby team for their game against Leinster tonight.
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RE: Estonian E170 At BHX

Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:21 pm

Unfortunately OV8713 to CWL had to be cancelled due to adverse wind in MAN.. Aircraft is currently parked up at MAN awaiting next adventure!

Mark
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RE: Estonian E170 At BHX

Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:27 pm

Saw it on the ground at DUB last Wednesday around 14:00. Was wondering why it was there. Nice to see though.
 
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RE: Estonian E170 At BHX

Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:40 pm

To my thinking this is the sort of work Flybe should be doing with their spare E195 fleet. The European Cup games start again next week and teams will be after aircraft to get them to venues all over the place.
 
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RE: Estonian E170 At BHX

Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:43 pm

It's arrived back at MAN from CWL this evening.
 
MACDADDY
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RE: Estonian E170 At BHX

Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:18 pm

Hello all,

I thought as this thread continues to roll on you might like to know what else the plane is doing. in the next two weeks

19 FEB BHX - AMS - PRG
21 FEB PRG - AMS - BHX
22 FEB BHX - BFS - TSF
23 FEB TSF - BFS - BHX

In March so far we have it going to places such as AMS, LBG, CDG , EDI, RVN LGW, CWL, LDE, RTM & more

This summer expect to see in SZG INN BHX and BRS a lot.

MAC
 
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RE: Estonian E170 At BHX

Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:46 pm

Good looking Estonian ES-AEA, ex-Finnair OH-LEE.


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