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What Happened To Virgin Sun?  
User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2236 posts, RR: 13
Posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

I know there used to be an airline called Virgin Sun which flew Airbusses. As far as I know, it no longer operates since about the year 2000-2001.

What happened? What were the origins of that airline? Is is the airline of a tour operator called Virgin Sun or is it a stand-alone charter airline not affiliated to any particular tour operator? Which airports did they go to (base in the UK, destinations in the sun?)

Thanks for any info

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User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Virgin Sun was set up by the Virgin Group to operator charters for Virgin Holidays, which at the time offered medium-haul packages. It was based in MAN and operated a few of the A320 family aircraft, but due to poor sales the venture was given up, and, i think Virgin is just concentrating on long-haul packages now.

MAtt


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Taken over by Air 2000 I think, but the a/c were returned to the leasors.
Their main bases were LGW and MAN, but they also operated a few flights from NCL,BHX,BRS and GLA

[Edited 2004-05-24 12:49:38]


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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7437 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2294 times:
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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

They were incorporated into the First Choice group at the end of the 2001 summer season.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

There was an EU directive banning metallic bananas

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User currently offlineVSXA380X800 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

'' As far as I know, it no longer operates since about the year 2000-2001.''

Really
My aviation career has hit a little turbulence. Virgin Sun was going to be my entry into the aviation career. Maybe I will fly BA, second on my list. Then AF, if I have to start with the A318s. My run-way to becoming a pilot have divided into many other run-ways  Sad.

On the brighter side, at lease I have ch Smile/happy/getting dizzyices



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