Capacity rise due to charter seat squeeze

Capacity rise due to charter seat squeeze

VIRGIN Sun’s four-strong fleet is in demand from specialist operators as the shortage of charter seats in the Mediterranean market begins to bite.

Director Ian Brooks said seat allocations have been sold to third parties after Thomas Cook-owned charter carrier Caledonian withdrew many of its seats.

Brooks said it gave Virgin guaranteed income. “We have raised capacity by 60% and could have increased it further, but opted to sell seats on the airline,” he said.

“There is a real charter capacity squeeze and operators are prepared to pay that little bit more for seats.”


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