BlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2533 posts, RR: 24 Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1810 times:
There's no smoke without fire, but there are too many whispers going around to garner any credible information right now.
It's going around that the aircraft had been repossessed by the lessor, but I understood (and I'm sure someone will be able to confirm or correct) the aircraft to be owned outright by UKIA.
Another rumour is that it has been impounded for non-payment of maintenence bills, whilst another is that the aircraft is "very tech" at the moment.
YLWbased, as a precaution, I hope you booked by credit card; you can never be too careful.
And if memory serves me correct, G-CECU was the 4th 767-200 off the line, built in 1983, now with over 77,000 hours on the clock, and is the oldest currently in service; nice to fly on a little nostalgia !
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1450 times:
This airline seems to be very dodgy to me - selling only through bucket-shops, I personally wouldn't buy a ticket off any airline doing business that way. They could just go up the spout tomorrow and you'd be completely stuck. Are they even IATA ? Do they issue proper tickets ? Do they interline with anyone ? Sounds like another of these "charter pretending to be scheduled" scams.
It's not showing on EMA's website or Sharjah's or on FlightStats.
The Sharjah (SHJ) arrivals and departures board for today (pm 1 Dec 07) shows no arrival or departure info for UKI005 (IH005). EMA and ISB websites currently (pm 1 Dec 07) show it as "delayed".
Logging websites show G-CECU on UKI005 inbound EMA in the early hours of 29 Nov (presumably late running from 28 Nov). It was then logged this morning (1 Dec) as UKI003 at lunchtime climbing to 34,000 ft outbound to SHJ.
So it seems to that it is still heading outbound as a very delayed UKI003 (the ISB website shows a 24 hour delay).