UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted
Sun Oct 2 2005 22:58:13 UTC (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1900 times:
I know that G-VBUS went to Virgin Nigeria recently. G-VFLY went to the French Air Force. It looks as though a lot of the early 340-300's are leased and Virgin will probably ride those out until they are needed to be returned. I would say that Virgin's aircraft that are older and not exactly needed with the mainline fleet will go within the Virgin Co. to airlines like Virgin Nigeria.
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Richard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1619 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted
Sun Oct 2 2005 23:13:35 UTC (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1844 times:
Not quite correct, G-VFLY is still in service with
VS, as is G-VBUS.
G-VBUS is currently painted in Virgin Nigeria colours, but is still owned by VS, and operates on a wet lease for Virgin Nigeria, and still does VS ops.
The only A343 to have left the fleet so far is G-VSKY - which went to BWIA a while ago.
Jetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted
Mon Oct 3 2005 01:08:53 UTC (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1684 times:
The oldest A343s (G-VBUS, G-VAEL, G-VFLY & G-VSUN) are all destined to leave the fleet by December 2006.
The other five A343s are being fitted with the Upper Class Suite and will be around for the forseeable future.
Hope this helps.
Zeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9105 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted
Mon Oct 3 2005 02:22:03 UTC (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1627 times:
Thought G-VHOL, G-VSEA, G-VGOA, G-VATL were owned by Airbus not
Isnt G-VSKY (now 9Y-JIL) stilled owned by VS ?
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Pomnath From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted
Mon Oct 3 2005 06:10:43 UTC (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1555 times:
G-VBUS is more often than not found on the
LHR-DEL route. It is a particularly shabby aircraft, and he green engines do not match the rest of the aircraft either. Oh well.