B742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19 Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4966 times:
Quote: OASIS HONG KONG AIRLINES LIMITED
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines acquires two 747-400s
16 March 2006
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines is very pleased to announce the acquisition of its first two aircraft. The aircraft are B747-400 previously operated and maintained by Singapore Airlines and SIA Engineering Co. Ltd. respectively.
Mr. Stephen Miller, CEO, commented: "Demand for these two aircraft from leading full service carriers has been very strong. So we are absolutely delighted to have secured them as they are in excellent condition and perfect for our exclusive new long haul,non-stop services priced for the budget conscious traveller.
Mr. Robert Laird, Vice President of China Sales for The Boeing Company, congratulated Oasis on its choice of aircraft, commenting: "The 747-400 is an excellent aircraft for Oasis; it provides outstanding service and is used by most of the world's major airlines, has an excellent safety record and a new future ahead of it in the form of the 747-8".
The purchase of these two aircraft by Oasis is the first step in an expansion
programme which includes acquisition of new aircraft. The aircraft will be delivered in July this year and after customising for Oasis' unique service, will enter service later this year, initially between Hong Kong and London, Gatwick. The exact date will be announced in May 2006.
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So the airline will finally get aircraft, looks as if this airline will go ahead
They are also looking at the 747-8 for future services
The airline is also looking at adding Milan, Cologne, Berlin and Oakland after LGW
Timboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1339 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4320 times:
good luck to them! always nice to see a new airline start, especilly using 747s!! does anyone know what their expansion plans are in the short/medium term, ie. any other a/c acquisitions in the pipeline? i assume so, looking at their destination list! also, anyone know what these a/c will look like livery-wise?
B742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4305 times:
Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 9): good luck to them! always nice to see a new airline start, especilly using 747s!! does anyone know what their expansion plans are in the short/medium term, ie. any other a/c acquisitions in the pipeline?
Currently only 744's are on the way, 5 in all are expected within the next two years
They have also said they are intrested in the 747-8 (I will try and find the report).
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2595 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3613 times:
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines is a cost efficient long-haul airline company rooted in the culture and people of Hong Kong, governed by biblical principles and the pursuit of excellence, and committed to providing business and leisure travelers with a refreshing flying experience, caring service, uncompromising safety and dependable scheduling.
Oh dear, wonder which biblical principles those might be?