Jmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1296 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2075 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.
BlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2715 posts, RR: 24 Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1995 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.
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
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!!
Airevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 844 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1965 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.
Debonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2236 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1574 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.