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Oxygene Airways : New Airline To Africa  
User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1986 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6571 times:

Hi All, I did a search but found nothing about this.

A new airline will be flying long haul trips from Europe to Africa with 767 metal, starting in the mid of next July.


http://blog.seattlepi.com/worldairlinenews/archives/211857.asp

Your bets ?

Rgds.

G.


80 Knots...V1...Rotate...Gear Up...DC-3 / EMB-110 / Fairchild-227 / Ab318-19-20 / B732 / B763
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User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 719 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6289 times:

More info here (in French):
http://www.americas-fr.com/tourisme/...-la-conquete-de-lafrique-6615.html

The airline (obviously named Oxygene Afrique) has leased a 767-300ER from ILFC (formerly belonging to Flyglobespan as G-CDPT).

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edit: As a sidenote I dare say that IMO carrying the word "oxygene" in an airline's name is quite unfortunate, reminds me of oxygene masks (= emergency) or worse a fire onboard (like Apollo 1 suffered).

[Edited 2010-06-22 01:20:19]


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User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6242 times:

I tend to think of the classic album 'Oxygene' by Jean-Michel Jarre, especially as they will be flying from Paris 

Nice livery incidentally, rather classy.



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User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6213 times:

Quoting Gonzalo (Thread starter):

A new airline will be flying long haul trips from Europe to Africa with 767 metal, starting in the mid of next July.


http://blog.seattlepi.com/worldairlinenews/archives/211857.asp

Your bets ?

12 Months Max!


User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3414 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6025 times:

The name is alright (I think of oxygen as being pure) but the livery is hideous IMHO. Good luck to them and I hope the VFR market is big enough.


"I want to know the voice of God the rest is just details" --A. Einstein
User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2159 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week ago) and read 5724 times:

their challenge surely will be getting traffic rights. they say luanda in the link, but the angolans will never give them rights.

User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1986 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5489 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 3):
12 Months Max!

Wow, you're very pessimistic with this guys... can you elaborate why ? I know there are some stones in the road for every airline in the world, and Africa is a hard market, but 12 months....

Rgds.

G.



80 Knots...V1...Rotate...Gear Up...DC-3 / EMB-110 / Fairchild-227 / Ab318-19-20 / B732 / B763
User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 5419 times:

Actually, I sort of like the livery. Who owns this company? Their levels of liquidity and capitalization will pretty much determine whether they survive 3 months or 18.   

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3878 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5233 times:

I quite like the livery too! Hope it works out for them...

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