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New UAE Airline, Started By 26 Year Old!  
User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1729 posts, RR: 6
Posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 22241 times:

Quote:


Pakistani entrepreneur launches airline in UAE
Flights to start from Ras Al Khaimah airport in May

Awan plans to launch flights from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport to Karachi and Lahore initially and then add destinations in India and other countries when it secures traffic rights.


"We have already acquired two Airbus A320s to start flights. Two Boeing 777-300s are expected to join the fleet when we plan to add more destinations, such as Mumbai after traffic rights are granted," Awan said.


Source: http://gulfnews.com/business/aviatio...r-launches-airline-in-uae-1.998630


And no, the 777-300 is NOT a TYPO. Where will they get the 777-300 from? If true, they might get it from SQ or EK?!


Any thoughts?

[Edited 2012-07-02 02:26:53]


لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
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User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1027 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 22236 times:

I doubt the UAE government would allow it, given the markets they're craving to expand through their own airlines. Ie. EY and EK.


Keep flying, because the sky is no limit!
User currently offlineZKOJH From China, joined Sep 2004, 1619 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 22144 times:

this release was dated in march and says to be running by MAY 2012? so where is it?

the website

http://www.mmaairline.com/



NZ 787-9 flying between PVG - AKL ! CAN'T WAIT!!
User currently onlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 21975 times:

Website: "Welcome to MMA Airline - we make your journey safe, luxurious & affordable"

The fact that they mention "safe" there.. That should be a given!



Next Flights: DUB-BHX-DUB, DUB-BHX-DUB, DUB-LIS-DUB.
User currently onlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 21871 times:

A lot of things about this website screams that its fake.

-First of all theres a reservation tool where you can select Origin and Destination, its HUB Ras Al Khaimah isn't even in this list.

-It has a seating chart from an A320 with interior pictures from what looks like VX.

Im being a bit skeptical here but I just think this is someone with a bit of money that made their dream in a website.

I really can't see this materializing!



Next Flights: DUB-BHX-DUB, DUB-BHX-DUB, DUB-LIS-DUB.
User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1729 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 21414 times:

Quoting cipango (Reply 4):
Im being a bit skeptical here but I just think this is someone with a bit of money that made their dream in a website.

I really can't see this materializing!

From the website: Quote:

Announcement: First phase of aircraft testing complete, within a week flight schedule will be delivered End Quote

I guess this announcement is a few months old!



لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 21268 times:

Text deleted by aeroblogger.

[Edited 2012-07-02 05:30:45]


Airports 2012: IXE HYD DEL BLR BOM CCU KNU KTM BKK SIN ICN LAX BUR SFO PHX IAH ORD EWR PHL PVD BOS FRA MUC IST
User currently offlineokees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 20259 times:

Looks like it visits more destinations in Pakistan than PIA does!

Awesome.

Then there is this quote which probably is designed and written to instill fear in all major airlines in the area:
"Welcome aboard MMA Airlines, where you are prefab to reason similar an worthy impermanent and not just a passenger"

Oh Oh.. and this:
"Despite difficult times for the worldwide aviation industry, MMA Airline is steadily improving its product and services. Our strides in growth, development and transformation have placed their stamp on the past couple of months. The decision to enhance frequencies reinforces the airlines commitment to avail convenient and adequate services to our valued guests. Guests traveling on MMA Airline route network now will have more choices and flexibilities as a result of additional frequencies"

[Edited 2012-07-02 06:05:28]


mobs jakis
User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1661 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 18735 times:

Isn't it a FSX virtual airline?


flown on : F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently offlinekaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2304 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 18359 times:

The seating chart is from an A320 off of the old Northwest Airlines website.

User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 9960 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 17967 times:

I can see a codeshare with "Family" Airlines in their future.  


"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29681 posts, RR: 84
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 17120 times:
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Quoting DALCE (Reply 8):
Isn't it a FSX virtual airline?

It's part of the MMA Group, who evidently do foreign exchange and heavy equipment rentals.


User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1800 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 17012 times:
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They seem to have trouble deciding whether to call them selves MMA Airline or MMA Airlines... All those Airbus stock images aren't really impressing me..

Martijn



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User currently offlineKGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 687 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 17012 times:

If they already have two A320s, where are the photos of them? All of the photos they have were simply pulled off of the Airbus website (including a rendering of an A320neo -- ha!)

And look at their "reservations" page -- did anyone tell them they need slots to get into Heathrow???

Quoting kaitak744 (Reply 9):
The seating chart is from an A320 off of the old Northwest Airlines website.

With World Business Class nonetheless!

Quoting mayor (Reply 10):
I can see a codeshare with "Family" Airlines in their future.

  



Δ D E L T A: Keep Climbing
User currently offlineBlueman87 From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 16784 times:

is it just me or the interior in the pic looks like B6 in the front of cabin right side?????????


B6 T5 JFK DL T2/3 JFK
User currently offlineFerminios From Canada, joined Apr 2011, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 16699 times:

There's indeed more MMA stuff on the web.

http://www.mmabank.net/aboutus/management

Glad to have a graduate of the "University of Liver Pool" at the helm of this new airline  


User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2677 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 16661 times:

Quoting jayeshrulz (Reply 1):
I doubt the UAE government would allow it, given the markets they're craving to expand through their own airlines. Ie. EY and EK.

The UAE's official airline is EY, but that does not mean that other emirates cannot start their own airline. Each emirate operates independent except for the common areas under which they form the UAE.

Consider it like this: would the US federal government shut down an airline based in, say, Boston, just because there's another bigger airline operating in New York?



"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 9960 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 16508 times:

Quoting mayor (Reply 10):
I can see a codeshare with "Family" Airlines in their future.

I forgot about the "new" PanAm, too.........we've got the makings of a phantom alliance............



"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineRP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 16295 times:

Quoting Ferminios (Reply 15):
Glad to have a graduate of the "University of Liver Pool" at the helm of this new airline

I wonder if he did any post-graduate work at the University of Man Chester?  


User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2026 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 15665 times:

Their adress on the Google map is a deserted property without a building.   


These clowns are either fraudsters or 12 year old kids.



Wer wenig weiss muss vieles glauben
User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 15000 times:

"A 26-year-old Pakistani businessman from Abbottabad, Malek Naureed Awan, is set to launch an airline in the UAE."

Abbottabad....isn't that the town where Osama bin Laden's compound was located?

BTW this may not see the light of day, so lets just move on and check out the next post...


User currently offlinefaro From Egypt, joined Aug 2007, 1515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 14611 times:

Quoting Ferminios (Reply 15):

There's indeed more MMA stuff on the web.

http://www.mmabank.net/aboutus/management

Glad to have a graduate of the "University of Liver Pool" at the helm of this new airline  
Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 19):
These clowns are either fraudsters or 12 year old kids.


This smells bad.

The address given for "MMABank GT" here:

http://www.mmabank.net/aboutus/regulatorystatement

is in Switzerland. The Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority FINMA publishes a list of authorised banks and securities dealers here:

http://www.finma.ch/institute/pdf_e/ebeh.pdf

Surprise surprise, "MMABank GT" isn't on it...but their website is offering to open accounts here:

http://www.mmabank.net/accounts/managedaccount



Faro



The chalice not my son
User currently offlineboeing773ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 14453 times:

Wow, they really have a huge list of destinations. Rather difficult to just accomplish with just two A320's..


Work Hard, Fly Right.
User currently offlineFerminios From Canada, joined Apr 2011, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 14117 times:

Quoting faro (Reply 21):
The address given for "MMABank GT" here:

http://www.mmabank.net/aboutus/regulatorystatement

is in Switzerland. The Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority FINMA publishes a list of authorised banks and securities dealers here:

It's being run from a senior's home!    http://www.alterszentrum-hottingen.ch/  

Edit: They also have a Facebook Page, which has 11000 likes, also gives a different address. At least we're seeing real people there!

: http://www.facebook.com/pages/MMA-Online-Forex-Trading/117055125026183

[Edited 2012-07-02 11:31:20]

User currently offlineFN1001 From Moldova, joined Sep 2008, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11871 times:

We are all laughing, but looking at the pictures published at facebook, I see that Mr. Malik Naureed Awan has enough money to invite a big part of the pakistani community of Dubai to celebrate his opening event at the Jumeira Beach, or the launching of his Forex Platform at the Burj al Arab. Mr. Awan is awarded as Pakistani Youngest Successful Businessman in 2010 in UAE, meaning that he is not only spending heritage money, but also generating something.

Having a look at his airline ambitions, I would not underestimate him. His customers do not care if it is an old or new A or B frame, they will be happy to have one more choice to fly cheap home. His service will not interfere with EK or EY, it will be more some sort of LCC for expat workers.

Even with his fake or real bank, located at the Zurich Electricity Plant (according to the map), he might impress some investors to give him funds for his airline.

Here you can see him in the cockpit of a plane, not sure if it is his one:

http://www.facebook.com/MmaGroup/photos



Mai bine să-ţi fie rău decît să-ţi pară rău.
25 runway23 : They aren't registered as a company on the Zefix (Swiss register of companies) either. A big scam.
26 Post contains links faro : According to article 46, paragraph 1, letter a of the Swiss Banking Law, unlicensed persons who accept public deposits or savings are liable for a ma
27 Post contains links and images FN1001 : You are right Sir, but what you say applies to residents of Switzerland (legal entities or humans). I guess he only uses the image of Switzerland to
28 Post contains images Cgkings317 : If I am not mistaken, that airplane in the background sports the old PMUA livery. I doubt that UA would have given this new airline (if we can call i
29 faro : That article applies to unlawful banking activities carried out on Swiss territory. But that however matters little. Most other countries have simila
30 Post contains links 4tet : Don't want to offend anyone but, would you trust this crew? Specially the pilot... http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...55125026183&type=3&t
31 Post contains links mayor : Here's a blast from the past....... What Ever Happened To Family Airlines? (by Cedarjet Jul 6 1999 in Civil Aviation)?threadid=31472&searchid=3147
32 Post contains links golfradio : Don't under estimate him. He has a lot of hours. Only Tommy fared better than him in his class. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=919IA_Lj0Ko
33 Post contains images zkojq : The Airline's facebook page (which has a massive 41 likes) has a profile picture of a LOT 787. And the A320 which is the cover photo has clearly had t
34 Post contains links softrally : The other cabin pic seems to be from Wikipedia. The picture seemed familiar, and it was from this article indeed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrowb
35 AirIndia : These are tactics to fleece illiterate and gullible rural folks to join a fraudulant chit fund. They claim to be a big group with banking, airline in
36 sturmovik : I'm inclined to believe the same. This doesn't pass the sniff test.
37 aeroblogger : This reminds me of the TVI Express scam. Except their airline (RY) actually started up...
38 ghifty : Is there seriously speculation that this might be real? Guys, come on. The website is a carbon copy of the Avatar Airlines website.. and the Family on
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