It is understood that Sunclass Airlines has put its final Airbus A330-200, OY-VKF, on the market for removal from the fleet by April 2024.
OY-VKF is the final A330-200 in service with the Scandinavian carrier, and will be replaced ahead of their next A330-900neo delivery.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
About OY-VKF: Sunclass Airlines’ Final Airbus A330-200 in the Fleet…
OY-VKF is a 23.8 year old Airbus A330-200 that started out life with Airtours International Airways bac kin December 1999, and was leased to Premiair initially.
From there, the aircraft kept switching between the two sides, until the jet was handed over to MyTravel Airways back in May 2002.
It remained with MyTravel until May 2008, when ownership was handed over to Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia.
Then, post-Thomas Cook bankruptcy, the aircraft was handed over to Sunclass Airlines in October 2019, as per data from Planespotters.net.
Skytech-AIC Appointed to Sell The Aircraft…
It is understood that Skytech-AIC have been appointed by Sunclass to sell OY-VKF, the final Airbus A330-200 in their fleet.
The jet will be available for delivery in Western Europe by April 2024, as the aircraft continues to operate commercial flights for the airline.
Commenting on the appointment was Skytech-AIC’s Director, Julian Balaam:
“We are delighted to have been selected for this important assignment and we look forward to continuing to expand our relationship with Sunclass Airlines”.
End of a Long Era?: From Airtours, To MyTravel, Thomas Cook & To The End…
The sale of this jet represents the end of an era within UK aviation that has been present over the last 23 years.
With Sunclass Airlines being formally known as Premiair, the connections between the airline and this aircraft have been prevalent over the years.
OY-VKF has been part of some significant steps: Whether it be the merger into MyTravel or Thomas Cook (As well as their subsequent downfall), it won’t have the same history anymore.
Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see where this jet goes, as it is most definitely still got a few more years left in it going into the future.
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