Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4506 times:
They used to be associated with Unijet, before being amalgamated into the AMM/FCA fleet, but Im not sure if they were owned by them. Thier fleet included B767 and A320 (i think). I always saw Air Uk, but never saw Leisure Airways at NCL unfortunately.
NCLairport From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4495 times:
i did work experience with Air Uk at NCL when I was at school. It was cool. Im sure I saw a plane at NCL which had Air Uk Leisure on it?? Maybe im mistaken. What did happen to Air Uk by the way? They used to fly the Bae146 from NCL. I just popped up to the airport earlier and had a wander into the 'viewing area'. All I could see was a BA A320.
SignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4454 times:
The planes were branded AirUk Leisure pre 1997.
In 1997 AirUK Leisure became a Wholly owned subsidiary for Unijet, so their relationship with AirUK ended, and the Airline began flying Charters as just Leisure for the company which owned them, Unijet.
Cheers Ryan Any questions on this Airline, just ask
"A $230 million order for two A330-200 wide-body aircraft has been placed with Airbus Industrie by travel group Unijet Group PLC on behalf of its Leisure International Airways subsidiary."
"When the A330s are delivered in the first quarter of 2000, Leisure International will operate an all-Airbus fleet."
"The aircraft will replace two Boeing 767-300ERs, acquired new in 1993, on transatlantic services to the USA and the Caribbean which Leisure International operates on behalf of Unijet and other tour operators."
"Seating configuration for the aircraft has still to be finalised but in a one-class layout the A330-200 is capable of seating up to 380 passengers at a 30-inch seat-pitch compared with 327 for the 767."
"By ordering the A330 Leisure International becomes the first UK airline to choose Airbus exclusively for its long and short-haul fleet requirements."
Atcrick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 772 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4375 times:
There was a Leisure Air here in the states for a short period of time. Their HQ was somewhere near Tysons Corner, Virginia. Hap Perretti was in charge and he pretty much ran that one into the ground like he did at Presedential. Anybody else have some info?
Pecevanne From Mexico, joined Jun 2004, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4355 times:
I work for AIRBUS training center in Miami in 1997 and I was Flight Instructor of 2 LEISURE AIR crews based in STANTED.
Are We talking of the same Airline?
Will be great for me to know how they are doing.
And I forgot one name...sorry
They were my pupils during A-320 ground and full flight simulator.
Jmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1309 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4258 times:
Monarch's G-SMAN was delivered on 26/03/1999, so Monarch get the title of first British A330 operator. G-EOMA was delivered a month later on 26/04/1999, so Monarch had a 2 aircraft head start on Airtours!
FLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4258 times:
I flew on AirUK Leisure 763 to MCO many moons ago, I think it was 1996.
I remember the flight very well because on our return journey home a lady in the front Y cabin had a heart attack and we landed in EWR and I can remember the emergency vehicles following us around the airport and then an ambulance pulling up along side and she was taken away. The captain came on and said because the crew would run out of their hours before we would arrive back at LGW we would have to overnight in New York and they were going to try to find us hotels. 3 hours later captain comes back on tells us that they can't find any hotel rooms available , I find it hard to believe they couldn't find any hotel rooms in a huge city full of hotels ! Me thinks someone was saving alot of money.
So we were told that they where trying to arrange for us to sleep in the airport, another 2 hours passes and were told that the airport won't allow us to sleep in the departure lounge as there's not enough security. El Capitain decides to fly back to MCO and change crews there instead. So 2 and a half hours later were back in MCO, waited another 3 hours and the airport workers had to open up Burger King at 3am for passenger to get something to eat of anything to eat and drink. I think after that whole ordeal we arrived at LGW some 26 hours after our original departure.
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