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Start-up FlyA Seeks A330s  
User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19320 posts, RR: 52
Posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8981 times:

Start-up carrier FlyA is in the market for the lease of Airbus A330 aircraft as it aims to launch operations in 2013.

The new carrier, which is led by former Flybaboo founder and chief executive Julian Cook, is seeking two A330-300s under operating lease agreements.

FlyA is currently raising funds and targets the start of operations in 'nine to 12 months time'. It will offer long-haul low-cost services to various points in North America.

Source: Flightglobal Pro (http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/start-up-flya-seeks-a330s-for-launch-373046/)

Hmm comes immediately to mind, but I keenly await further details.

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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4415 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8660 times:

the link doesn't work for me as non subscriber to Flightglobal... Can you elaborate a bit more? Will they be based in Switzerland?
I had to think about Ajet, the shortlived new name of Helios Airways of Cyprus used to cover up the badwill after the crash.

nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlinemetjetCEO From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8547 times:

Not sure what happened to the leases that Virgin had with Ryan (now that Ryan is bankrupt/not paying employees)...but those two aircraft come to mind. I think they were 300s.

User currently offlinesevenheavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1160 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8364 times:

Quoting metjetCEO (Reply 2):

VS only leased one to Ryan, and that was only on a short term lease. It was always coming back. If Ryan weren't paying the lease it would be back by now so I guess they must have the means to pay some of their bills.

So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 8212 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6078 times:

What about the BD pair?.

User currently offlinevasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4029 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5903 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 4):

They are -200s

User currently offlineLostSound From Canada, joined May 2012, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5087 times:

A quick search provided me with a little bit more information.

FlyA (Geneva Cointrin (GVA)) is planning to launch operations in 2013 with three A330s operating from London and Paris to destinations such as Boston General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS), Miami International (MIA), Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (YUL) and New York. The new carrier is led by former FlyBaboo (F7, Geneva Cointrin (GVA)) founder and CEO Julian Cook who is currently raising funds for the launch of FlyA.

Source: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/airline.php?cha=LYA

"Our hands are full, our lives are not"
User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1508 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4888 times:

A330s LON - BOS, MIA, YUL and NYC, managed to pick a pretty competitive set of markets to aim at!
Is this LCC long haul? - many on a.net don't believe that is a viable business model. I happen to believe it is a viable business model but on routes such as GLA-BOS using NEO or MAX equipment.

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