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AOC For VG Airlines In Sight. Spotter Be Alert!  
User currently offlineAir Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

According the latest information of one of the leading aviation news sources VG Airlines will receive its AOC next week and that the airline is considering fleet expansion.

First VG arrived at 14 March 2002:

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Photo © Sven De Bevere



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Much more VG Airline pictures to be found via this link http://fly.to/airportpictures

The second Airbus Industrie A330-200 of Belgium's new flagcarrier "VG Airlines" (on lease from ILFC) is now in paintshop somewhere near Bremen (D). The OO-SFR the "Michael Toman, fleet godfather" will receive a "Delsey"-logojet livery. According the latest news the painthangar is hired until March 27, 2002 so the aircraft is expected to roll out somewhere this week. Looking forward to your pictures on Airliners.net. Graphic high res. image of VG airlines' logojet here:

http://www.webstudio.nl/liladesign/images/view_alone.nhtml?profile=images&UID=10017

Lila Design Aviation, creator of the VG Airlines identity.

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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5032 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

Great news! And what's this about a planned fleet expansion? Are they already planning to add more aircraft beyond the three currently planned?

User currently offlineAir Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Yes. Not yet confirmed but they are talking about one Airbus Industrie A330-300.

User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Congratulations again for your beautifull design Air Orange!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Are they going to expand their destinations?
Scheduled is Boston and New York now. Maybe is Miami an option?

Regards,
Sabena 690


User currently offlineSpitfire From France, joined Feb 2001, 801 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

Wait first for their AOC AND THEN for the DOT402....not yet flying accross the Atlantic !!!!


Sabena ... Never to be forgotten (12 years already , what a shame !! )
User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1404 times:

Can someone explain to me why VG Airlines is already thinking about expansion without operating one single flight??

User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1398 times:

Well, that's great news for Freddy Van Gaever & co. I can't wait to see some of his airbuses fly right over my house.

And, although I'm not sure if this is a good idea (but of course I don't have access to all the detailed information), maybe market circumstances are improving that much that Van Gaever is already thinking about expanding his fleet. Or maybe he's just listening to his potential customers, who knows?

Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2485 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

This weeks Flight International [26 Mar - 01 Apr 2002] just fell on my doorstep. At page 14 it says:

Belgian long-haul start-up VG Airlines has taken delivery of the first of three ex-Sabena Airbus A330-200s, with the second to follow later this month [Mar] and the third arriving in early April. The airline expects to begin scheduled operations before the end of march on services from Brussles to Boston, Miami and New York.

So it looks like Freddies A330s are on the roll...Congrats!

PW100



Immigration officer: "What's the purpose of your visit to the USA?" Spotter: "Shooting airliners with my Canon!"
User currently offlineSterne82 From Belgium, joined May 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

Great news, congratulations!!!!

Hope to see it flying soon...

Regards,

Sterne


User currently offlinePressclub From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 774 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

Strange news. Let's wait and see what will happen.



User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

Like Pressclub said, don't get too optimistic and just wait and see !

Regards, SN-A330



I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

That coulorsheme sure gets my vote!


When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineKL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 771 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

hey Air Orange, little bit off-topic question, but when will the new Air Holland livery appear on the 757's??

i'm gonna start flying in may, will the new livery will be there before the summer peak begins??

i'm very excited to see it......

regards,



732 733 734 73G 738 739 742 743 744 752 763 77E 773 77W 319 320 332 333 343 388 M11 146 DH4
User currently offlineA320-Addict From Belgium, joined Apr 2001, 250 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

Expansion??

I would like to see their first plane crossing the Atlantic... Not too optimistic about the chances of this project, although I wish them all the luck!!  Big thumbs up


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