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I see HI- FLY malta are sourceing 3x 319 jets to operate the airbus shuttle flights. Replacing loganair. 319s rather than 145/135s.
 

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I see HI- FLY malta are sourceing 3x 319 jets to operate the airbus shuttle flights. Replacing loganair. 319s rather than 145/135s.
It makes you wonder if staff being moved around will increase when Brexit kicks in.When the shuttle flights started way back when they used a Caravan aircraft,and a airline from Canada that did the shuttle used Airbus type aircraft.
 

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About 25 years ago the Airbus shuttle flights were operated by Air Bristol BAC 1-11s for a while when they flew out of Filton.
 

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Bristol airport are going to need more room, stands south side, for at least 2x 319s airbus shuttles
 

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Bristol airport are going to need more room, stands south side, for at least 2x 319s airbus shuttles
150-seat size aircraft are sometimes parked south side when I've driven past.
 

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Oh wow. Big aircraft for such a route. Unless they are kitted out like executive style.
 

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I see HI- FLY malta are sourceing 3x 319 jets to operate the airbus shuttle flights. Replacing loganair. 319s rather than 145/135s.
I think it may be a case of 2+2=5 here.
The 3x A319s to be operated by Hi Fly Malta are for the Airbus shuttle between Hamburg and Toulouse, not between Bristol, Chester and Toulouse.
The BRS/CEG/TLS operation only requires 50 seat aircraft, and I don't think that will be upgraded in the near future.

I've copied a ch-aviation article on the news you are referring to below:

Hi Fly Malta to add 3 A319s for Airbus shuttle
Hi Fly Malta will take over the Airbus SE shuttle flights between the manufacturer's assembly sites at Hamburg Finkenwerder and Toulouse Blagnac on May 2 and add three A319-100s to its fleet, ch-aviation can exclusively reveal.

Two A319-100s will be ex-Germania stock, msn 3689 and 5085, and the third one will be ex-Cobalt msn 2662.

The Portuguese ACMI/charter specialist will dedicate two A319s for the double daily Airbus SE shuttle between Toulouse and Hamburg, while the third unit will be used as a back-up and be available for ad-hoc ACMI wet-leases to other operators.

The shuttle flights between Hamburg Finkenwerder and Toulouse are currently operated by Titan Airways (ZT, London Stansted) using one A320-200 and one A321-200.
 

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I think it may be a case of 2+2=5 here.
The 3x A319s to be operated by Hi Fly Malta are for the Airbus shuttle between Hamburg and Toulouse, not between Bristol, Chester and Toulouse.
The BRS/CEG/TLS operation only requires 50 seat aircraft, and I don't think that will be upgraded in the near future.

I've copied a ch-aviation article on the news you are referring to below:

Hi Fly Malta to add 3 A319s for Airbus shuttle
Hi Fly Malta will take over the Airbus SE shuttle flights between the manufacturer's assembly sites at Hamburg Finkenwerder and Toulouse Blagnac on May 2 and add three A319-100s to its fleet, ch-aviation can exclusively reveal.

Two A319-100s will be ex-Germania stock, msn 3689 and 5085, and the third one will be ex-Cobalt msn 2662.

The Portuguese ACMI/charter specialist will dedicate two A319s for the double daily Airbus SE shuttle between Toulouse and Hamburg, while the third unit will be used as a back-up and be available for ad-hoc ACMI wet-leases to other operators.

The shuttle flights between Hamburg Finkenwerder and Toulouse are currently operated by Titan Airways (ZT, London Stansted) using one A320-200 and one A321-200.
Thank you for clearing up that, Severn.

I'd forgotten that when Germania went out of business Airbus had to find a replacement airline for its Toulouse-Hamburg shuttle and turned to Titan as a stop-gap. They have obviously now forged a more permanent relationship with Hi Fly.
 

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