Spirit of Manila Airlines
Spirit of Manila Airlines is a new airline operating out of Diosdado Macapagal International Airport aka Clark.
Quick facts for those who have never heard of them:
Some staff are ex-PAL and other Airlines
Operate 733, MD83 and 763-ER. The 737 is the only one to be seen.
From Clark to many Asian destinations and Kuwait, Bahrain, Doha and Dubai in the Middle East.
Has a leased hangar at Clark
Was due to start operations Nov 2008, delayed to Feb 2009, then again to June 2009. The dates for Clark to Macau were July 13, but the flights never went.
737-300 In their livery
Offical Website of Inflight Magazine:http://www.manilaskies.com/ADVERTISING.htmlTair Airways
There was also to be Tair Airways, but their story is a sadder one.
The flight certificate was valid until Nov 2008.
They never had any aircraft, or that was visible at Clark.
They were planning to do Clark to Middle East destinations only.
The staff were hired, the FA's trained. They were never paid, promised to be paid once operations started.
I remember last year looking at training photographs and the FA's were being trained on plastic seats in a hall set in the configuration of an aircraft, not done in a aircraft simulator.
The website doesn't connect anymore, and contact with the company has completely ceased.
You can find more info on Google/Wiki
1. Does anyone have an update on the current situation of SoMA.
2. Off-topic note, I will attempt to paint the 737 for FS2004, thats one of the reasons why I'm looking for a Freeware 737 classic kit (this is in another thread)
Thanks for reading!