FlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4327 times:
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From what I know and remember.
They flew 737-200s, and L1011-385s leased from Air Atlanta.
It also seems that they were based at LGW and MAN.
They were a charter airline, related to the later Caledonian airlines, and were later eaten up when JMC took over Caledonian.
ManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4291 times:
I was always of the opinion that CKT started Peach Air as a kind of marketing shield to protect the parent airline by having them operate the old tristars and taking the media hit when they went badly tech in some kind of bid to avoid what happened to Excalibur when they got such bad publicity from a tech-happy DC10 which soon forced them under. Of course this wasn't the official line ...
Scouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3419 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4192 times:
I went to Manchester to Portugal with Peach Air with my (admitidly pain in the @rse) missus at the time and remember walking along to the plane and she just went I'm not going on that and had a bit of a wobbler in the terminal - I usually disagreed with her but this time I was equally concerned-
I remember it being an A300 but I may be wrong but it was a very faded "used to be white" coloiur with rust streaks running down the sides. This was in 97 or 98 and despite appearances we did get there fine!