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Ukia Operating License Suspended.  
User currently offlineZB330 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

Bad news about UKIA (UK International Airlines)

Published today by the CAA:

The Operating License, held by UK International Airlines Ltd, has been suspended at the company's request with effect from 8 January 2008.

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/213/1832a.pdf

Not a good start of the year for the UKIA employees.

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User currently offlineMAN23R From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

for some reason i knew from the start that this airline was destined for failure, their branding unbelievable....

shame.....


scott


User currently offlineZB330 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

You are right Scott. I couldn't see it working either.

but its still shame for all their employees.


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Silverjet will be next, closely followed by EOS and then L'Avion.  Sad

R


User currently offlineEMAlad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

I reckon that it is a shame that they have stopped flying. The rumours around the East Mids was that it was because of the problems in Pakistan.

What will happen to the 767? Is it still at EMA?


User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1301 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

Shame for all the employees. I always thought the market existed for UKIA and it could be done. I still think that market is there, obviously UKIA were not the people to do it. The execution of it was pretty awful.

Quoting EMAlad (Reply 4):
I reckon that it is a shame that they have stopped flying. The rumours around the East Mids was that it was because of the problems in Pakistan.

Not sure its so mch because of that, other airlines are still flying. Think its more to do with management who had NO previous experience in the airline industry at all.


User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3059 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2322 times:



Quoting RobK (Reply 3):
Silverjet will be next, closely followed by EOS and then L'Avion.

Out of them all, I'll wager EOS emerges as the survivor.

It is a completely different model to the "lo-co" business niche carriers, campaigning in a completely different market and, mark you, doing it with a deal of success. It's an even more upmarket version of the Privatair offerrings which have also done remarkably well for KLM and Lufthansa.

L'Avion will be watching with interest and trepidation where, in Europe, Open Skies' first route touches down.

Shamu



So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2320 times:



Quoting EMAlad (Reply 4):

Their B767 was parked up in its usual place at the side of the old British Midland hanger in the mainenance area when I last visited EMA on January 10th at 02.00!!...I know I normally end up visiting EMA at some very strange times!!  Wink

Dave(SAAB900)


User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 894 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

But "at the company´s request" sounds odd to me. An airline wouldn´t normally request the CAA to revoke their license, would they. On their website, they talk about "significant improvements" coming up soon. I had the pleasure to fly with them from EMA to SHJ and must say it was quite a good flight. The aircraft was packed, so also financially this can´t have been soooo bad for UKIA.


www.airevents.com
User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1451 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

I believe one 767 (G-CECU) is at EMA, the other (G-CEMK) was never delivered and is still in Brunei (mid-overhaul or ready to go but not delivered?).


Flown in: A30B,A306,A310,A319,A320,A321,A332,A333,A343,A346,A388,BA11,BU31,B190, B461,B462,(..51 types..),VC10,WESX
User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2269 times:



Quoting Airevents (Reply 8):

A friend of mine tried to book flights with them last month & for the next 3 months or so it was coming back as fully booked! so there is definately something strange going on with them?

Dave(SAAB900)


User currently offlineCharliedelta From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2115 times:



Quoting RobK (Reply 3):
Silverjet will be next, closely followed by EOS and then L'Avion.

There's been a lot of pessimistic talk about Eos, Silverjet and L'Avion since Maxjet went bust. But that doesn't mean the all business class model doesn't work, just that Maxjet didn't get it right.

Like I think it was Mark Twan said: "Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated"


User currently offlineZKOJH From China, joined Sep 2004, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

The aircraft is still parked up at EMA ' saw it not so long ago (20 JAN @ 20:10) when I left the staff car park, could this a/c head over the BD for its services to the middle east... ??


CZ 787 to AKL can't wait.
User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2468 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1901 times:



Quoting ZKOJH (Reply 12):
could this a/c head over the BD for its services to the middle east... ??

well, very doubtful... bmi is holding, AFAIK!, no operation certificate for the B767.
In the past bmi operated B767 (PH-MCV) of Arkefky, but on Arkefly's AOC and registration; but UKIA returned their AOC.

Anyway, if you have a closer look on UKIA "luxury" interiors, I can only cross my fingers, that this bird will not be operated for bmi. Business-Class:
http://www.ukinternationalairlines.com/pics/b_craft5.jpg
http://www.ukinternationalairlines.com/pics/b_craft7.jpg


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