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Surprised!: Pic Of UK International's 1st B762!  
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9040 times:

Hi all,

Well I have to admit I nearly fell off my seat when I saw this (I've always been convinced that UK International would turn out to be a virtual airline). However it looks like (despite the hideous attempt at a website) it is actually real and the 1st ex United B767-200 has been painted into UKIA purple!

http://www.ukinternationalairlines.com/1.html

It's not the best photo and doesn't give much away but it certainly looks genuine to me.
Also below is a link to the CAA, showing details of their second G registared aircraft.

http://www.caa.co.uk/application.asp...detailnosummary&fullregmark=G-CEMK



Just please work on the website- even I could have done better!  Smile

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User currently offlineAC747 From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 277 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8981 times:

Certainly does look like a cheap website alright. Has the same feel as the 'Visionair' one set up last year in Ireland (as in , hard to believe it's for real). The only difference being that this airline looks like it may actually happen.
I wonder about Sharjah as a destination. Isn't it mainly a cargo airport ? How would a route from the East Midlands work, do you think ?
Anyway, best of luck to them. It's actually not a bad name for an airline. The colour scheme will take a bt of getting used to, though !



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20728 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8852 times:

Their logo looks like a passenger bashing his head against the seat in front of him.


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8820 times:

I wonder how far she will travel. Wasn't UA's 762 converted to ER standards?

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6346 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8820 times:

That livery is going to be easy to spot. Will this be a full service airline or LCC. They have no information on their site at all, it all says "under construction".

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
Their logo looks like a passenger bashing his head against the seat in front of him.

Not the impression they want to give  Wink


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8808 times:

Quoting AC747 (Reply 1):
I wonder about Sharjah as a destination.

Either they need a fuel stop, or are counting on picking up additional VFR traffic from Pakistanis working in the Gulf and returning home. Either way, if the website is anything to go by, a HIGHLY dodgy looking outfit. Certainly no obvious means to book or indeed any schedules. One 767-200 doth not a summer make !


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8708 times:

This still looks dodgy !! All the info on their website is ''under construction''. Also any website that has a cheap ''ticker'' is very suspect. They need a make over and they havnt got off the ground. EMA-KHI for 99p anyone???

I presume the interior will be in UA outift.


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8660 times:

Quoting Englandair (Thread starter):

Livery is beautiful, brings a bit of brightness in an industry thats going to be too conservative ...Delta...ahem Big grin

Website is a pile of shite, Looks improfessional, and the grammar is appalling. Shame, because the market is really there. Hopefully they will expand to LBA ,a market which would be even better than EMA. To be honest though, the people using the flights haven't always been masterful of English either, so it shouldn't be a problem


User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8532 times:
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If I don't remember badly, there were a Swedish airline called SweFly that used to fly from Stockholm Bromma to Karachi and Islamabad with great connections from UK...

And was a disaster. Poor loads, bad maintenance, great delays and a plane with a curse...

The Boeing 767-200 used was destined to Bravo Airlines in Spain and we still are awaiting the start of flights to Kinshasa and other African destinations.

Are there enough demand to these two cities thinking that PK has new planes and great prices?

[Edited 2007-04-08 19:28:33]


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User currently offlineAC747 From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 277 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8506 times:

I know a lot of psychology goes into the colours an airline chooses for it's livery.....but I wonder was much thought put into THIS one. I'm not sure what to call the colour used in this scheme (kind of purple/pink).
What message are they trying to get across ?
Can't think of too many other 'Pink' airlines.
It's not a colour that really inspires confidence.
Mind you, you'll be able to see them at night with the lights off Big grin



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8316 times:

Quoting AC747 (Reply 9):
Can't think of too many other 'Pink' airlines.

Pride Air!!!! LOL....

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 8):
If I don't remember badly, there were a Swedish airline called SweFly that used to fly from Stockholm Bromma to Karachi and Islamabad with great connections from UK...

Yes you are correct!!! I forgot about that , it was terrible.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8268 times:

That is quite easily one of the worst airline websites I have ever seen, if not the worst. I'm guessing based on their UK->Pakistan route that this airline is relying on viral marketing through the Pakistani community to get the ball rolling, a risky approach. In this day and age every international carrier needs a better web presence than that.

As for the vomit inducing purple livery... well at least it's memorable. I'm guessing the same jokers who designed the website came up with the livery. That purple seems to be one of the stock purples that come in the default palette in MS paint.

YOWza



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User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6889 times:

If they were based in Pakistan, their website would be considered marginal but would get a passing grade for a "developing" country. For a UK-based business to produce such a site, however, you must strongly question the intelligence and motives of everyone involved in the company, regardless of what safety certifications the authorities grant them.

User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6844 times:

hmmm - and the 1R door outline will cut through the logo to make it almost completely unintelligible as the initials UKIA...

User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 961 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6830 times:

Difficult logo, nice colour though.

User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6488 times:

well, good luck to them, they'll need it. it's always good to see new airlines pop up. their logo reminds me of some 80s waste disposal company...

Quoting AC747 (Reply 9):
Can't think of too many other 'Pink' airlines.

don't forget wizz air, who have one of the most awesome liveries out there:


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User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 961 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6398 times:

Quoting Metroliner (Reply 15):
don't forget wizz air, who have one of the most awesome liveries out there:

Agree! Magenta, purple always look good on aircraft. How disappointing was it when Helvetic Airways changed its magenta livery for its present boring Swiss coat...



User currently offlineComeAndGo From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6131 times:

Quoting OwlEye (Reply 16):
Agree! Magenta, purple always look good on aircraft. How disappointing was it when Helvetic Airways changed its magenta livery for its present boring Swiss coat...

if they'd kept it people might have confused it with German Telecom.

The "boring" swiss looks professional. The pink version looks like a cheap charter carrier.

Pink and gold are poor man's colors. You should use them sparingly not paint entire surface with them. You use them to emphasize, like underline a word. If you use too much of it, it immediately looks cheap. Imagine a complete golden aircraft. Like that soap opera "Dallas" with golden rooms.


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4923 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5724 times:

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 8):
If I don't remember badly, there were a Swedish airline called SweFly that used to fly from Stockholm Bromma to Karachi and Islamabad with great connections from UK...

Long haul flights from Bromma would be nice, but I dont think the runway is long enough. I think you meant Skvasta  Wink

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 8):
The Boeing 767-200 used was destined to Bravo Airlines in Spain and we still are awaiting the start of flights to Kinshasa and other African destinations

Is that aircraft still in use with Spanair? Made a couple of very nice visits to HUY last year on Spanair flights  Smile



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User currently offlinePictureThis From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 196 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5552 times:

Looks like I may be taking some photos of these at EMA this year then!

Personally I don't think it looks that bad, at least the purple is distinctive. I'm not too sure where they are going to keep their aircraft though, surely it would cost quite a bit to keep them standing at East Midlands.

I've seen the summer timetables for the Airport and there is no mention of them... Hopefully something will become of it though.

As for the website, it's probably someone within the companies effort, maybe they should get a proper webdesigner on the case.

The livery looks positive though.



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User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5441 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
Their logo looks like a passenger bashing his head against the seat in front of him.

 bigthumbsup 
Either that, or it could be a passenger taking the emergency landing position. Or a symbol for cramped seating and poor leg space. Anyway, while I like the colours, the logo was obviously created by someone who does not fly very often.


User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2460 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Quoting AC747 (Reply 9):
Can't think of too many other 'Pink' airlines

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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 8):
there were a Swedish airline called SweFly that used to fly from Stockholm Bromma to Karachi and Islamabad with great connections from UK...

Actually, I believe it was from NYO (Stockholm Skavsta) to LBA in the UK, then onto Pakistan, (or vice versa). Wasn't there talks of SweFly operating into BKK as well at one stage? Their sole 762ER (SE-RBV/24150) is now at Bravo, IIRC.
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User currently offlineEMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

As an EMA regular I really should know this, but when is the first aircraft arriving at EMA? I will go and get some pics but I might take a sick bag because thats one nasty livery by the looks of it!  crazy 

The website is shocking. There are not too many virtual airlines with websites that bad!

Andy S



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User currently offlineAeroman444 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

I wonder what they will do when their JT9D powered 767-200 won't make EU noise rules in about 3-5 years???  banghead   banghead   banghead   dollarsign   dollarsign   dollarsign 

25 Post contains images AC773 : And have you see the text on the side of that 767? It's BLOODY TIMES NEW ROMAN!!! What a freaking design nightmare, the whole lot of it.
26 Jmc757 : I was also incredibly surprised when I saw that there is indeed an aircraft, I thought this would be yet another of those that goes no-where. Agree th
27 OwlEye : Maybe but totally lack of imagination and innovation. True the Swiss public rejected the pink Helvetic livery and wanted to have a more recognizable
28 OA260 : Thank god someone has some taste!!! Give me the ''boring'' Swiss look anyday. That other thing looks like a piece of flying chewing gum .
29 Post contains links and images B742 : Some more info on the airline: Website: www.flyukia.com/ Destinations: - London Gatwick - Dubai - Islamabad - Jeddah - Lahore - Manchester - Nottingha
30 Soups : Would be better if they connect Punjab, India with EMA with the amount of punjabi in Leicester and derby. Turkemistan, Uzbekistan, Air India and Air
31 MIAMIx707 : GREAT color! for an aircraft! Wish there were more magenta purple lilac pink airline schemes. I'd love to see this at my local airport instead of some
32 RobK : They have their own AOC. Airline : UK International Airlines Identifier : UKI Callsign : Khaliq and is in the latest ICAO 8585 book. R
33 Post contains images Jmc757 : Thanks for the info Rob. Good old CAA keeping their website up to date then Strange that someone has posted a second website, which seems a little be
34 BmiEMA19 : Looks like their old website is no longer! They finally are getting somewhere...
35 Vasu : Can't see a lot from that photo... but I do quite like the colour choice! Not so sure about the Times New Roman though...!
36 NA : This aircraft will stand out for sure, for the eye at least, but I wonder how long this airline will last. To start with very old (23 years!) and almo
37 Wjcandee : Or braced for impact. (I see another poster sorta beat me to it. But it was my first reaction as well.)
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