Air Foyle will begin operating two Airbus A300s in May 1998 on European charters for a newly formed carrier, Air Scandic.

The airline, which is being set up by Gunnar Ohlsson, boss of Swedish charter airline Nordic East, will operate seat-only charters for various UK tour operators from Manchester and Newcastle to European holiday destinations.

A five-year contract has been signed with Air Foyle's Charter Airlines division to operate the 317-seat A300s under its air-operator's certificate, and provide crews.

Air Scandic is in negotiation with Finnair to acquire its two General Electric-powered Airbus A300B4-200s, which were previously operated by Finnair's charter subsidiary Karair.

Source: Flight International