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Today in Aviation: Spanish Charter Carrier Spantax Is Founded

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Spanish leisure carrier Spantax (BX) was founded in 1959. The airline was set up by ex-Iberia (IB) Pilot and Flight Attendant Rodolfo Bay Wright and his partner Marta Estades Sáez. Based in Gran Canaria, the airline started life flying geologists and technicians exploring oil opportunities in the Sahara Desert and […]

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Today in Aviation: Futura International Airways Ceases Operations

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Palma de Mallorca (PMI)-based Futura International Airways (FH) abruptly ceased operations in 2008, with the loss of over 1,200 jobs. Despite carrying 3.7 million passengers in 2007, the airline had accumulated debts of approximately €50m. Despite attempting to restructure with a view to relaunching operations, its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) […]

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Today in Aviation: Aviaco Airlines Is Fully Absorbed Into Iberia

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Aviación y Comercio better know as Aviaco (AO), was fully absorbed into Iberia’s (IB) operation in 1999. AO was founded by Spain’s National Institute of Industry on February 18, 1948. The airline was intended to supplement Iberia’s inadequate regional network, as the flag carrier focused on its long-haul routes. Operations […]

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