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Flyblu- New UK Longhaul From BHX?!  
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4728 times:


I know it's been brushed past on here previously, but I was wondering if anyone has info on "FlyBlu", who are apparently planning to start B767 services between Birmingham International and 3 Florida destinations. Personally I think it's just someone mucking about- any ideas?

Also, was just wondering about the following two, which I heard about earlier this year:
-Dreamcatcher Airways: Read on Pprune was planned to be a B747 operation from LGW serving VFR markets (just the name sounds dodgy to me!)
-Asia Express: B767 from BHX to India (beleive it had something to do with one of the already established Khazakstan airlines).

Any info would be great!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4641 times:

'Watch this space' ..... LOL

- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4502 times:

From the picture, it looks like their going to be operating DC-8's - could be good for a larf.

User currently offlineNG737PSR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4406 times:

Yes and by 2005, they'll be operating to the moon with specially modified ex MYT DC-10s!

Call me cynical but how many times have we seen websites such as flyblue's in recent years? "Bluefox" "Skybus" need one say more.

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4367 times:

I think Blue Fox was a serious proposition that was a victim of the aviation downturn

User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4341 times:

If they could afford to run a long-haul service, surely they could afford better webdesign? When did it become acceptable to hyphenate airline, start a sentence with and, &c &c?

Incidentally, the front page mentions "BHX" 3 times, but "Birmingham" only once. BHX might make sense to aviation geeks like us, but not to the general public...

Cunning linguist
User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4271 times:

LOL, I'll eat my hat if this one ever gets the go ahead! Sounds like another Fresh Air!!

User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4206 times:

Will be interesting to see......

Website says that there will be a new website coming soon.

They will also be at the forthcoming World Travel Market in London.

User currently offlineViveAF From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 198 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4123 times:

I just had a look at the World Travel Market website and FlyBlu are certainly registered on the exhibitors list....

I guess `watch this space` might have a bit of substance... let`s see !

Here is their exhibitor listing :



Stand Number NA3040

Contact Mr Aden Murcutt

Shell Buildings
Maltmill lane
Halesowen, West Midlands B62 8JB
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 121 708 4585
Fax +41 121 706 4446
Email aden@flyblu.com
Website www.flyblu.com

Company Description :

At flyBlu we have reviewed every aspect of the scheduled flying experience to develop a truly remarkable product at an affordable price. Bookable January and launching in April 04, flyBlu will serve Birmingham to Sanford, FortLauderdale and Clearwater/St.Petersburg.

User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7810 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4063 times:
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Can't recollect seeing them in the CAA Official Record series as having applied for a license to either become an airline or for actual route licences (both of which I would have thought be quite important for a British airline!).

Besides, just to remind everyone Freshaer actually attended an IATA slot conference in Vancouver...so I wouldn't read too much into them being at an exhibition.


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