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Cimber Air Buys Sterling!  
User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1666 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

It has been announced today at a press conference that Danish regional airline Cimber has bought the left overs of Sterling!!

As far as i could tell the website, slots and schedules have been bought Although employees weren't in the deal Sterling has said they are interested in taking some of them on. Aircraft also aren't part of the deal BUT Cimber have said they will be expanding with 6-8 aircraft retaining Sterling's brand.

The airline isn't dead afterall!!

Article from Danish newspaper Berlingske (only in Danish sorry):

http://www.business.dk/article/20081204/transport/81204037/

[Edited 2008-12-04 01:28:17]


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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3305 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

http://epn.dk/brancher/transport/luft/article1533484.ece

As this article says: Cimber does not but any airplanes (as NB didn't own any) but the brand and the assets that are left


I hope they got it cheap


User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1666 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2965 times:



Quoting Someone83 (Reply 1):
As this article says: Cimber does not but any airplanes (as NB didn't own any) but the brand and the assets that are left


I hope they got it cheap

Yes and they are going to run Sterling under it's own brand using larger aircraft on some departures... so maybe they will take over a couple of their 737s leases??



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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3305 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2919 times:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4234155/

Here's the press release in English

I'm not convinced this is a good idea.....


User currently offlineMaersk737 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2897 times:

Cimber is hopefully just interested in the slots  Wink

Cheers
Peter



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User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1666 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2399 times:



Quoting Maersk737 (Reply 4):
Cimber is hopefully just interested in the slots

Yes the Gatwick ones must be pretty precious to them... although Cimber have to be careful not to compete with SAS too much due to the cooperation with them...

Cimber also said they are going to expand the fleet with 6-9 aircraft ... all operating under the Sterling name... Wonder if they will take over the leases of some of Sterling's 737NGs..



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User currently offlineSAS A340 From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2205 times:



Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 5):
Cimber also said they are going to expand the fleet with 6-9 aircraft ... all operating under the Sterling name... Wonder if they will take over the leases of some of Sterling's 737NGs..

very interesting  Smile wish them the best of luck!!



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User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

Let's hope Cimber knows what they are getting into. Would be too bad if Ingolf Nielsen's little niche airline got a bloody nose only because his children want to play with the big boys....

I am surprised that Cimber believes that the Sterling brand is so much stronger than their own.

[Edited 2008-12-04 11:39:30]

User currently offlineCRJ900X From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

Maybe we will see Cimber expand the CRJ fleet and possibly add the larger CRJ900 or CRJ1000 to augment some of the CRJ-200's in the fleet?

User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6384 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Cimber's own message:

http://cimber.inforce.dk/graphics/diverse/cimber_int.html

Good news.

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 7):
Let's hope Cimber knows what they are getting into. Would be too bad if Ingolf Nielsen's little niche airline got a bloody nose only because his children want to play with the big boys....

Well, Mr. Ingolf Nielsen's kids have been in command for a substantial number of years already, and they have grown their own grey hair. They are not toddlers any longer. I think they know what they are doing.

Sterling's demise has left Billund Airport in central Jutland a little quiet. The other sharks going for a "Sterling bite" like Norwegian and Transavia seem to concentrate on CPH and not to be very interested in BLL. I wouldn't wonder if the plan is to fill that gap.

Adding some larger planes to the CRJ-200 fleet the Nielsen family will have a perfect mix for European routes out of BLL. Sterling's pure 737 fleet meant that planes were often to large for many of their European destinations.

BTW Cimber initiated BLL - LGW quite some time ago with CRJ-200, almost immediately after Sterling's demise. Sure that route has the potential to be served by a larger plane. They also need some more capacity on some morning and evening domestic departures where they fly two or three ATR's almost nose to tail.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
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