24 JANUARY 2011


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Article from BTNews 24 JANUARY 2011

Palmair goes off into the "hangar in the sky"

Bournemouth Airport will be without one of its regular sights this coming summer, a Palmair branded aircraft.  Owner Bath Travel is scrapping its tour operator Palmair arm after being what it calls “swamped by Ryanair”.  The very long established travel company returned its last Palmair aircraft to a leasing company last autumn, but had planned to continue by sub-chartering seats on Thomson Airways flights.

Palmair Flightline was created in 1993 operating a BAe 146 aircraft.  Upgraded aircraft were acquired in 1999 to reflect increased demand for capacity from Bournemouth and for the introduction of longer range routes.  Until winter 1999 services were operated by Flightline, using a single BAe 146-300.  In 2003 Palmair carried 75,000 passengers.  In 2004 the company operated scheduled passenger flights to 10 European airports, and day trips to 25 European cities using European Aviation Boeing 737-200s and, with the demise of that company in 2008, 300 series aircraft on the Astraeus AOC (Air Operator’s Certificate). www.bathtravel.com

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