Airlines Remembered

Air Plus Comet

Photos © R.Leeuw

Ceased operations: Dec.2006 (renamed)
Homebase: Madrid-Barajas, Spain
Founded: 1996
ICAO callsign: Red Comet
Prefix IATA: A7 / ICAO: MPD
Operations: Passengers


Air Plus Comet announced a revision of its brandname in Dec.2006, from Air Plus Comet to Air Comet.
It had always surprised me an airline would name itself to something that falls from the sky...!
The photo shows Airbus A310-324(ET) EC-GOT (cn455) at Amsterdam IAP in Jan.2000, on one of many subservice flights for one of the Dutch operators.

By 2006 the fleet of Air Plus Comet consisted of- Boeing 737-33A (EC-IZM), McDonnell-Douglas MD-88 (EC-JKC, ECJOI), Airbus A310-300 (EC-GMU, EC-GOT, EC-IPT) and Boeing 747-200 (EC-IPT, EC-IPN, EC-IZL, EC-JDH, EC-JJG).
Air Plus Comet is part of Grupo Marsans (holding company of Air Plus Comet, Air Pullmantur and Aerolineas Argentinas).
During january and february 2007 aircraft began to appear in a new livery

By Dec.2009 Air Comet folded, another airline to be remembered..

air comet history by ATDB
Detail from screendump,

Fleetlist Air Comet - JP08
Fleetlist by JP Airline Fleets, 2008

Air Comet ran into major financial difficulties in Oct.2009. Plans were made for the airline to be sold in Dec.2009 to a Dutch investor (Arnold Leonora), but the deal collapsed on 21Dec09 and operations were ceased. The A.O.C. was suspended on 23Dec09. (


Air Plus Comet on
Air Comet on

AeroTransport Data Bank
JP Airline Fleets, 2006 + 2008 edition

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