Englandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9260 times:
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!
AC747 From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 277 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9201 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 !
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9028 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 !
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 28110 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8928 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???
Livery is beautiful, brings a bit of brightness in an industry thats going to be too conservative ...Delta...ahem
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
AC747 From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 277 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8726 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
YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4988 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8488 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.
GothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7109 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.
ComeAndGo From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1060 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6351 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.
PictureThis From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 196 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5772 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.
Make sure they know we're playing the game, but we don't need to play the game because we've already won the game.
ZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5661 times:
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2): Their logo looks like a passenger bashing his head against the seat in front of him.
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.
Spencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1636 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3943 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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