Category Archives: Quantum Air

Quantum Air ceases all operations

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth. Boeing 717-23S EC-HUZ (msn 55066) is pictured on final approach to Barcelona.

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.

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Quantum Air to phase out Boeing 717s

 

Quantum Air 717s PMI (JV)(LR)

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez. The two "all white" 717s are pictured at Palma yesterday.

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 now has two Boeing 717s painted

 

Boeing 717-21S EC-JZX (msn 55065) was painted at Seville and returned to Palma on April 5 where it is pictured.  Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez.

Boeing 717-21S EC-JZX (msn 55065) was painted at Seville and returned to Palma on April 5 where it is pictured. Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez.

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.