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Old 23rd Apr 2016, 03:46
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One would think that Sea-Air would arrange soon for the B737 to appear at Southend and invite the local press etc so that local people can see it is a serious venture. Unless Maleth Aero have been sworn to secrecy about this (and why should they?), maybe an alternative smaller aircraft will be used....whoops...there goes that giant flying Pink Pig again.
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Old 25th Apr 2016, 13:22
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The Maleth-Aero B733 (9H-AJW) was still in an all white livery when it operated from BHX to BIO the other day.
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 06:48
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Roughly how much does a substantial paint job on a 737 cost?
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 07:45
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........ and is now back at Lasham.
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 08:11
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Malerh-Aero are more than aware of Sea Air. In their recent job adverts for cabin crew and pilots for the SEN and PAD based aircraft they even say Sea Air are their client! So either someone in Malta is fibbing or they are poorly informed. Latest Pilot Jobs - Warning Jobs
Comes up now as no longer available. Optimists will be thinking that the posts have all been filled while the pessimists will be concerned that all is not well.

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Old 26th Apr 2016, 08:26
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Pessimists or realists?

Is it known if Sea-Air are actually operating their Paderborn programme? The airport website shows the flights with SIB flight numbers but FR24 doesn't recognise them.
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 09:58
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Unlike SEN, PAD have actually promoted the Sea Air routes. Getting a flight onto the departure board is an achievement in itself, however, whether there is anyone booked on it is anybodys guess.

Also the Munich Airport page now shows the Sea Air flights to SEN. Doesn't recognise it as a London airport though (which won't help).

If my memory serves me correctly, the closing date for the Maleth-Aero positions was today.

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Old 27th Apr 2016, 16:28
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Thought I would take a peak at the Sea Air website but I got this message instead.

Your connection is not secure

The owner of www.sea-air.hr has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

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Old 27th Apr 2016, 16:47
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I don't think that website is in use any more. My security software may differ from yours but it shows just a blank page when I click on your link and has done so for a few weeks now.
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Old 27th Apr 2016, 17:45
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I don't think that website is in use any more. My security software may differ from yours but it shows just a blank page when I click on your link and has done so for a few weeks now.
http://www.sea-air.info
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 09:51
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Just arrived at Lasham and operated by Maleth Aero is 9H-PAM Boeing 737. Maleth were linked to operating for Sea-Air?
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 10:39
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This is Maleth-Aero's new 737-33A(QC). Presumably it is the airframe they refer to on their website, beacuse 9H-AJW isn't a quick change variant: "Maleth Aero have been awarded the management of a Boeing 737-300QC aircraft. The aircraft was ferried to the UK in November and is expected to enter revenue service this month. Michael O'Brien Chief Executive Officer of Maleth Aero commented "we are very pleased to have been awarded the management of this aircraft which adds to our growing expertise covering both the Boeing 737 Classic and NG type. Included within the responsibility of the management contract is the need for us to identify suitable commerical opportunities for this unit and our growing database of partners will be used to assist with such. Initially to be operated as a passenger variant it is expected that the true value of the unit by way of quick change capability will be introduced into operation by the end of April this year"

If Alpha Mike is the airframe referred to then maybe this will operate for Sea-Air? But is Sea-Air really a "suitable commercial opportunity"...?
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 10:45
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As of Wednesday Maleth Aero ops in Malta still do not have Southend on their known flights board.
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Old 30th Apr 2016, 08:30
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Maybe I'm imagining it but I appear to recall from somewhere that SEN where due to make various announcements during April around reigniting various routes. Maybe I'm getting it jumbled up with the noise around Cityjet and Aer Lingus Regional?

Anyone got a line of sight on this or able to comment here (assuming it isn't commercially sensitive).
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Old 30th Apr 2016, 08:40
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There is basically nothing for the management of SEN to announce for 2016 and first half 2017. I guess that Sea-Air have had a quick look at the early bookings for MUC and decided to give up on that idea. Easyjet seem unwilling or unable to expand and management struggle to attract a new operator. Still no flights to Malta. Large maintenance hangars still empty.
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Old 30th Apr 2016, 10:17
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tophat - forgive me if I am misinterpreting but are you saying Sea Air have given up on Southend-Munich or just hypothesising purely based on the lack of an announcement from Southend airport ?
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Old 30th Apr 2016, 12:00
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davidjohnson6. To be honest i am merely hypothesising mainly because the operator of the 737 says they know nothing about a SEN-MUC operation for their aircraft (yes..its just over 2 weeks to go) plus if you look at the Sea-Air website for bookings it is a real mess on the scheduling and not corrected/updated to make any sense...plus the airport management still has no press release for the Evening Echo because nothing has been signed yet. Thats what my sources in all those relevant departments tell me directly...no bar gossip.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 10:03
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Any idea why last nights 1st may, venice flight was diverted to stansted? I arrived back from Barcelona on schedule, but all the talk was that the Venice flights was diverting?
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Old 2nd May 2016, 11:55
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The reason given by easyJet was that handling wasn't available at the arrival time of the delayed VCE-SEN flight. The original aircraft had gone tech and an A320 was flown in to operate SEN-VCE-SEN.
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Old 2nd May 2016, 12:17
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chesna152 wrote

Pain in the R's I doubt you noticed but last nights Barcelona flight landed at Southend at 0318 this morning after a tech issue requiring a replacement aircraft to to flown to Barcelona. I said I would post when the next post 2am EZY arrival happens (as many have before). Hopefully this confirms to you that any diversions out for late running aircraft are made as dynamic operational decisions rather than the airports lack of H24 availability, and that your statement that EZY arrivals after 2am 'never happen' is simply not true!
Well it happened again last night. Maybe there wasn't not enough staff willing to work or the airport willing to pay them
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