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New Airline - BritishJet.com  
User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

Just heard on the news that a Maltese man who has been involved in low cost travel by chartering British Airlines like Sabre, Excel Airways and Astraeus has now formed his own airline - BritishJet.com - flying a single MD80 (or 83) leased from Switzerland with Swiss cockpit and Maltese Cabin Crews. Not sure where the airline will be based. News is very sketchy.

[Edited 2005-01-10 20:31:42]

[Edited 2005-01-10 20:32:44]

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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

Apparently flying to MAN,LGW,STN,EMA and LBA in place of the Astraeus flights which have been operating for the last few years


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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3296 times:

You know anything about it? The airline will mainly fly to and from Malta.

User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

Prices are really cheap. Some flights are around £150 rtn in school holidays

User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

Interesting - is BritishJet a working title or the actual name? Any company using the word British has to have authority from the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.

User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

yeah there are rules and regs about calling youself 'British ..... whatever' not sure of the details,

User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

ah just had a look, the c/s should be more 'British', and im glad to see the MD-8*/9* in service with an airline in this fine country

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

I just compared some prices with those of AirMalta from Manchester, namely 20-27 July and 20-27 August. AirMalta is actually cheaper - and with more convenient timings too. Is BritishJet low cost or not?

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

I thought it had something to do with Air Malta? A Uk subsidiary of them or something?


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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3095 times:

I'd be surprised if they were a subsidiary of KM, since the latter aren't in any fit state to expand let alone start up a new airline.

Horus




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User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

Pictured on the website is a MD-90....Could it be subleased from Hello of Switzerland?

User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

I had the same thoughts 717fan. They are already leasing one aircraft out to Cyprus.

RJ100



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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

I'd be surprised if they were a subsidiary of KM, since the latter aren't in any fit state to expand let alone start up a new airline.

AirMalta is a very fit and capable airline that is going through a bad patch, like most other airlines in the world. The problem with AirMalta had always been that it was not able to expand before Malta joined the EU as Malta can only take so many tourists and the local market is not sufficient to sustain an airline. EU membership has given AirMalta a breath of fresh air and this can be the lifeline that the airline has been expecting. In fact AirMalta lost no time in setting up KMUK, with two A320's based in Manchester flying to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean.

With the prices I have seen of this half measured BritishJet.com, I don't see them going anywhere for too long. An what's with the MD-80? We all know that is an old model with higher operating and maintenance costs than a B737.


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