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Old 12th Dec 2006, 22:25
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They are being leased from CIT.

Due in 2008/2009.

It`s a shame really would have preferred a T7 order with a 787 order for the future, but who knows what will happen
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Old 13th Dec 2006, 13:57
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thanks, tried looking for it but must have missed it!

Do you know when they are being delivered?

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Old 14th Dec 2006, 13:27
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Hi BPM

1st 2 due for delivery in Nov/Dec 2008 with the remainder in 2009. They will be new build a/c so hopefully will all be the same, unlike the hotch-potch of 767s (configs, engines, etc)

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Old 28th Dec 2006, 19:23
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A330's FOR EXCEL ?

Just heard that Excel Airways are getting A330 's and that they are leasing an A330 aswell for operation out of CDG for the summer.on Carribean routes .
Any truth in this rumour anyone ?
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 19:53
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XL Airways UK have 2 firm orders, they are A330-200 due in Nov 2008, options for a few more.
not sure about the one for CDG operations, its possible, do they still have something to do with Star airlines, they were owned by the Avion group too so i belive.
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 19:59
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Star Airlines are now XL Airways France, and I believe Star XL Germany are now XL Airways Germany. This gives them a number of options for placing the A330's.
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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 12:53
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XL Airways

Now XL have rebranded and taken on different airlines in other countrys (Germany, Ireland, France and Australia) how are they performing?
XL have taken on quite a few a/c in recent month's which takes the fleet of 738's up to 15, with 2 more due and 739's due next year.
Does anyone know where these 738's will be based and any other plans for the UK?
Also whatever happened to the new 747's?
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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 13:56
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Don't know about the aircraft, but they won't need them if their online and telephone bookings system continue to work as they do at present, including their sister company Freedom Flights. They are working as new business refusal departments.

If you don't want your journey to start in the UK, the online booking system of XL won't allow you to do that. If you telephone XL you are told to ring Freedom Flights ("our sister company") who handle all bookings for flights where the journey does not originate in the UK.

The people at Freedom insist that they can only book such flights where the return ex UK is in multiples of 7 days from your day of departure, as they have to match the inbound and outbound pax. Clearly a load of tosh, when you are not so restricted on shortage or length of stay, when your journey originates from the UK, which can be booked online with XL.
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Old 1st Mar 2007, 08:17
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XL Airways - 2

Hi all,

I haven't read the previous thread in too much detail, but given the fact it was first created a year ago (!) I think the time is right for a new one.

The way I see it is, and I might be wrong here, what was a very troubled carrier just two summers ago, being the worst for delays as I remember it, is now a completely transformed carrier, with a much brighter future.

By the way, I understand they have an Australian division, I know of the French, German, Irish, and obviously the UK divisions, but I've never heard of XL Airways Australia?

Regards.
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Old 1st Mar 2007, 09:50
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I believe XL have a minority stake in Skywest Airlines in Australia
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Old 1st Mar 2007, 17:13
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I'm not sure of XL's expansion policy, but this summer seems to be a heavily contracted schedule compared to that of the last two summers, is this because XL are now more focused or what? To use EMA as an example (though I'm aware XL has withdrawn or scaled back from other airports) over the last two years the airline hasn't based it's own aircraft here, instead using XL uniformed crews but MD-83s of Viking Airlines under the brands Air Scandic in S05 and UKJet in S06. This summer they're using Air Malta and bmi for XL flights, as well as one or two XL W-pattern flights. The airline seems to be on a big marketing push with the XL.com brand, but they seem to almost always use other airlines to operate their flights, and have recently closed CWL & HUY.
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Old 11th Mar 2007, 16:40
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Man - Skg

Hi
Sorry if I asked this question about a FCA flight a few days ago but we've found an XLA flight cheaper.
Could anybody tell me what aircraft type XLA use on the MAN - SKG route in the summer?
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Old 11th Mar 2007, 21:22
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"The way I see it is, and I might be wrong here, what was a very troubled carrier just two summers ago, being the worst for delays as I remember it, is now a completely transformed carrier, with a much brighter future."

Not sure what happened to a couple of posts I made on this topic, but I hope this is still relevant:

Two weeks ago, I flew LGW-ANU (via SKB) on G-VKNG, which left LGW "about an hour late", due to a technical issue.

Didn't think much of it - XL still have a reputation for delays round here, but the price was too tempting to ignore. The next day, I took a flight out of ANU at 6AM - the aircraft, which should have left the previous evening at 20:05, was still on the apron.

I've heard that it eventually got back to LGW about 24 hours late, having been routed up the US East Coast, and via a tech stop in KEF. This sounds like it wasn't allowed to fly ETOPS, but I presume it is still SOP to carry passengers when there is a tech issue, even though this will have been known about before take-off?

Just hoping for an event free flight tomorrow, but would have serious concerns if I was heading out in the other direction, and had a cricket match to get to!
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Old 16th Mar 2007, 12:51
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XL A320 Order !!

Just been on wikedpedia web site and it is showing that XL have ordered 20 A320's to be delivered from Airbus, first due January 2009. This would make sense with the A330's which have been ordered. Can anyone give anymore info.
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Old 29th Apr 2007, 13:25
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Travel City/XL. Airways

Hello, does anyone know what type of aircraft TCD or XL airways are using for the Manchester-Sanford route that leaves every Thurday afternoon?

I have conflicting stories that it is a &$& Jumbo or a 767. Anyone know?
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Old 29th Apr 2007, 16:48
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I used to work for XL last year and they used a 747, I think they still do.
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Old 29th Apr 2007, 22:01
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last thursday it was 747 on man-sfb
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 10:46
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747-300 is based at MAN year round currently TF-AME
767-300 winter LGW
747-300 summer LGW
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 17:41
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is it only the one jumbo?

Do you have any idea how old that plane is?
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 18:01
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TF-AME

Delivered to SQ on 30/10/1984 as N121KG
Went to Corsair as F-GSEA on 21/8/1997
Then registered to Air Atlanta Icelandic as TF-AME on 15/12 /2004
Finally leased from AAI to Travel city direct still TF-AME on 17/03/2005

First flight date was 17/10/1984 not bad to say its nearly 23 years old, hasnt had a wealth of operators like most that age have.
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