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Anyone Knows Anything About Peach Air?  
User currently offlineEMAlad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 450 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4244 times:

Anyone know anything about Peach Air?

I remember seeing my mate off at Manchester a few years ago on a very tatty looking tristar(?).

Did Peach Air really mean Cheap Air, but with the letters changed around

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User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4198 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.

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A few interesting links:
http://www.al-airliners.be/p-r/peach/peach.htm
http://www.rati.com/ALLANDING_9541.htm
http://travel.ciao.co.uk/Peach_Airlines__Review_5003424


Hope this all helps,

kev.



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User currently offlineJmc777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

Peach Air were in fact a "brand" airline, owned and managed by Caledonian Airways. They originally started off as Goldcrest International, whose crew operated mainline CKT aircraft.

When CKT was sold to Inspirations, they developed the Peach Air Brand, which had a lower cost base than Caledonian. Peach was dropped before JMC started and some of the crew absorbed into Caledonian.

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User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4162 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 ...


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User currently offlineEMAlad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4088 times:

Thanks for that guys.

Was peach really meaning cheap? lol


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2597 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 1):
They flew 737-200s, and L1011-385s leased from Air Atlanta.

The two B732s were leased from Sabre Airways (now Excel Airways).


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3398 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4063 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!


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