BMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 863 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2418 times:
Aftering reading through all the news articles about charter airlines I thought about astraeus and flyjet. There has been no news about them other than Astraeus leasing B733 to flybe. Anyone know any news or rumours.
SignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2388 times:
The only Rumors I have heard really is that FlyJet are after a Boeing 767, but this is probably old news. Astraeus are going to lease an Airbus 319 for a few months, but that's all I've heard about them.
ThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 800 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2386 times:
I am flying with Astraeus this May to Santorini so I am looking forward to that. The flight is on behalf of MyTravel.
Astraeus are operating a Lotus Air A319 this Summer from LBA on behalf of MyTravel. They also currently lease an Air Malta A320 - 9H-AEF, but this returns on 20th March.
The two B733s they leased to Air Asia - G-STRA/B are due back in the UK by May and they are supposed to be evaluating another B757-200 to arrive this Spring.
There isn't much happening on the FJE front aircraft wise. Another B757 is supposed to arrive this month but I am not sure whether this will happen?
They are still running the Accra, Ghana flights for Ghana Travel.
Transport Canada has awarded them their Foreign Air Operators Certificate and licence for Non-Scheduled International services between the UK and Canada. These allow them to fly to all Canadian airports. Its first flight is scheduled to operate to Montreal at the beginning of March 2005.
Flyjet also have an entertainment licence to show films, TV and music onboard now.
My Mum flew with them to HER in 2002 and was pleased with the service apart from the air condition wasn't working on the return meaning the aircraft was boiling hot and the kettles where broke on the outbound.
Diesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1640 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2277 times:
Both airlines are unconnected to any of the large UK tour oprerators - and as such seem to pick up some very varied flying - I believe FJE also do a fair bit of work for the MoD.
Astraeus have plans for another lease acquisition for the summer - ZK SLA - in the CAA document http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/213/1686.pdf it is referred to as a Boeing 737-800, but the pictures in the Airliners.net data base for that reg. are for a 737-300 of Airwork, so I guess it's a CAA typo..
Bwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 698 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
Astraeus fleet plans for this Summer mean we'll be bigger than ever. A third 757 in premium seating will be delivered next week. These three aircraft and one 737-300 will be LGW based for the Summer. Our two 737-700s (G-STRF and G-STRH) will be our MAN based aircraft. We'll have two 737-300s (one of ours and one New Zealand wet leased one as above) based in Iceland for Iceland Express. Three 737-300s will be based in Birmingham and Exeter for flybe. There will also be a wet leased A319 from Lotus Air in Leeds for the Summer with the possibility if all goes well that we may operate our own metal in LBA next year. We're flying further than ever with scheduled operations to Malabo, Freetown, Djibouti, Hassi Mesaoud, Accra, and Sharm. Charter operations are equally far flung including the Deer Lake turnaround flight (which is shorter than many flights to Egypt). Lots of exciting plans ahead, but who knows what opportunities lie around the corner.
I'm not sure about flyjet, they've still only got the two aircraft which they started with, and not the busiest flying programme. Have they now filed their accounts with Companies House, coz it's getting rather late now.....