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Hows Astraeus + Flyjet Doing?  
User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2223 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.


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User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2193 times:

Hello, BMED

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.

Cheers  Smile Ryan


User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 795 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2191 times:

Hi,

Astraeus

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.

Flyjet

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.

Hope this helps!  thumbsup 

Regards
ThomasCook



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2168 times:

Astreus are now flying across the Atlantic with their 737-700's.

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink


User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2082 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..


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User currently offlineSammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Astraeus are indeed flying across the atlantic.

They are flying to Deer Lake in Canada in the 73-700, and the crew operate there and back!
The crewing certainly hasnt changed since I worked for them!

Still they look to be growing, although I think that FJE have the most long term potential, and I have many friends there who very much enjoy their job with them.


User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1298 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Astraues will be running 3 737-300s for flyBe from the end of this month. Two will be based at BHX and one at EXT doing flyBe's new sunshine routes.

Flyjet 767 rumours still knocking around, but that has been for a while now. Apparently they have been advertising for 767 crew though, so who knows?


User currently offlineBwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 689 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1989 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.....


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1970 times:

Flyjet are really in need of another aircraft they schedule is so tight that there are always delays i experienced a 18 hour delay with them


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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1949 times:

FJE can have delays of up to over a day! They schedule way too much for the aircraft they have,

Sam



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User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1941 times:

Hi Bwaflyer

Quoting Bwaflyer (Reply 7):
We'll have two 737-300s (one of ours and one New Zealand wet leased one as above) based in Iceland for Iceland Express.


Do you have any more info on which aircraft will be leased from New Zealand for the Iceland Express operations? Or what it's age will be?


Thanks in advance



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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1934 times:
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Quoting Diesel1 (Reply 4):
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 ...a 737-300 of Airwork.


Regards
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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Isn't Astraeus the airline that Bruce Dickenson of Iron Maiden is the first officer for?

User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

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Yes



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24926 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Bruce Dickinson is a FO on the 757 for Astraeus, not sure of when he switched over from the 737 though


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