Quantum Air (La Compania Quantum Air S.A.) (Madrid) on January 26 ceased all operations. The company originally started operations on July 4, 2000 with an initial fleet of three Boeing 717-200s under the AeBal (Aerolineas Baleares) brand. It was initially owned by Spanair (51 percent) and the GAS Group )(49 percent). However AeBal (Spanair Link) ceased operations on September 16, 2008 as part of the Spanair restructuring plan. SAS sold the company in January 2009 to Proturin, a Spanish investment company. In March 2009, AeBal was reorganized as Quantum Air.
Quantum Air (Palma de Mallorca) due to the low demand for their scheduled flights and ad-hoc charter services this past summer, has decided to shed at least two of its five Boeing 717-200s. EC-HUZ and EC-JZX have been painted in an all white condition prior to the return to the lessor. For the 2010 season the airline is planning to return the rest of its 717 fleet due its unprofitability and swap them for larger McDonnell Douglas DC-9-80s (MD-80s).
Quantum Air (formerly AeBal) (Palma de Mallorca and Madrid) has now painted its second Boeing 717 with the new brand. Boeing 717-2CM EC-HOA was painted first in March and is now based at Barcelona.