Flyer62 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 124 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1060 times:
does anybody know where their homepage is or where I can find more info on them (see the pic of their new A320 on airliners.net home page) I know the airline will be like Jetblue but what cities will they serve?
Haveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 983 times:
The airline is nothing like Jetblue -- it will run vacation charters primarily for Apple Vacations. Service will begin in PHL (where they are headquartered) as well as EWR to destinations in Mexico and the Carribean.
As far as I know, there are no plans for regular, scheduled service in the single class A320s...
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9 Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 934 times:
Canada 3000 used to operate charters from Apple Vacations from EWR using the 320. C3's president owns a stake in Apple Vacations, not huge but enough to have some influence, Apple decided to try and have a go at their own charter carrier, so with some money from Angus (C3 Pres) and a bunch of other investors Apple took a large stake in USA3000 so in other words there is no real connection between C3 and USA3000 because it was not C3's money that helped start the airline, but it was money from the guy who owns part of C3....
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
Bove From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 917 times:
Seems like a bad time to be starting a new charter carrier although Apple Vacations have done pretty well for themselves during the high season to PUJ, CUN, etc.
Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't Apple Vacations a/c are flown with wet-leased JMC Air crews and equipment under the banner "Ryanair international"? Why would Apple want to take a stake in a competitor airline? Is there any kind of arrangement between C3 and JMC/Thomas Cook?
Phlflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 899 times:
Apple uses and has used several different charter companies such as Champion, Allegro, Ryan International, UPS, Sunworld Intl. and Southeast Airlines to name a few. Apple is the main shareholder, and USA 3000's hedquarters a share one the buidlings with Apple's head office outside of PHL. I believe Apple also owns a portion of C3, but I could be mistaken.