VgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1816 times:
They only had one aircraft for a short time. I would guess that they didn't have any service or extensive specs/refits while they were only operating the one aircraft. The airline started in '84, and I believe by the end of '85 (or the early part of '86), they had 3 aircraft. So I wouldn't think they'd have to deal with extensive checks. Most likley, they just cancelled service on those days, or borrowed an aircraft from another airline. It is a good question though. Maybe someone out there has a better answer?
AFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1808 times:
I beleive they leased a 747 that had just been through a serious check, and therefore they could fly for a while, the time needed to see whether the airline would fail or not. Evidently it didn't so I presume they either had leased more 747's or they temperarily wet leased them.
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Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6338 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1786 times:
This is way off topic but I've seen a bunch of buses that say Virgin Territory here in Central Flordia. Is this to move British tourist around the Central Florida area or is this a bus company formed by Branson here in Florida? The Buses look really nice with a really big American flag around them.
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4508 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1758 times:
It seems that in April of 1986, Gatwick-Miami was opened. A second aircraft was needed and G-VGIN "Scarlet Lady" was acquired. When one thinks about it, this airline sure has come a long way since 1 airplane and one route. Now they operate 12 747-400s and 10 A340-300s. Does anyone know how many 747 "Classics" are still operating?
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