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New Dutch Airline Vipair Real?  
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

Hi guys,

I was just reading about an airline that's supposedly starting up in the Netherlands.
The name is Vipair and according to their website, they hope to fly 2 A310-300s to the following destinations from Amsterdam this August:


The a/c will be seat 220 passengers in a two class configuration of 20 J and 200 Y.

This other information is on their website:

Service: Line/Charter passenger & cargo services
Share holder: Vipair Holding BV
Date established: March 30, 1999
Exploitation-license: Dutch Aviation Law Article 16A
Start to operate: August 2002
Fleet: 2x Airbus A310-300
Maintenance: ASL - LEM Werder (Germany)
Catering: Gate-Gourmet SPL
Cargo handling: Aero Ground Handling SPL
Cargo services: ACTIVE Airline Representatives SPL
Passengers Handling: Globe-Ground SPL
President/Founder: Mr. Jacob KRANENBURG


Are they a virtual airline or are they really planning to start in August?
I certainly like their proposed livery!

Thanks!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineLarspl From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

this airline says it will startup soon for the last 2 and a half years.

their livery is 100% stolen. i.e. from the other vipair (pictures can be found on a.net)

changes of start up are small to zero.

lars from eham

User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3680 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2158 times:
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I've heard very interesting stories from a reliable source, which unfortuntaely I can't tell here.
There were very real plans to start about 1.5 to 2 years ago, and they were actually recruting people at other airlines, and collecting information needed to operate. Well, as with many projects, things didn't quite work out.
Right now I'm not giving them any chance of starting up, ever.


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