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Air Explore flights & tickets

Air Explore (IATA code ED) is a small wet lease airline services company that operates out of Bratislava Airport in Slovakia, Eastern Europe. Among major international airlines, it is common practice to farm out domestic regional, feeder services to operators who provide services to them. They fly with the major airlines, often under their own livery. Air Explore occupies another niche, however -- it supplies aircraft complete with crew, on short-term leases. These aircraft fly under their own livery and insignia, however. Passengers often receive last-minute notifications from their airlines about a switch and find themselves on these substitute aircraft .

Air Explore's fleet consists of 7 new-generation Boeing 737 aircraft that are wet-leased (supplied complete with crew) to various airlines around Europe and the rest of the world. In Europe, Air Explore frequently supplies aircraft to Norwegian Air, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair and Monarch Airlines of Britain.

Air Explore is one of those airlines that stay in the background and offer an important service to major airlines. Most passengers are only ever likely to be able to experience Air Explore as part of a last-minute change-- it isn't an airline that one can plan to go on (unless you fly with an airline like Pulau Air in the Far East, that entirely relies on Air Explore for its fleet).

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