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AOC For VG Airlines In Sight. Spotter Be Alert!

Tue Mar 26, 2002 7:08 am

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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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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RE: AOC For VG Airlines In Sight. Spotter Be Alert!

Tue Mar 26, 2002 7:12 am

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

Tue Mar 26, 2002 8:09 am

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

Wed Mar 27, 2002 1:04 am

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?

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RE: AOC For VG Airlines In Sight. Spotter Be Alert!

Wed Mar 27, 2002 1:17 am

Wait first for their AOC AND THEN for the DOT402....not yet flying accross the Atlantic !!!!
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RE: AOC For VG Airlines In Sight. Spotter Be Alert!

Wed Mar 27, 2002 2:39 am

Can someone explain to me why VG Airlines is already thinking about expansion without operating one single flight??
 
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RE: AOC For VG Airlines In Sight. Spotter Be Alert!

Wed Mar 27, 2002 3:06 am

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?

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RE: AOC For VG Airlines In Sight. Spotter Be Alert!

Wed Mar 27, 2002 5:25 am

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!

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RE: AOC For VG Airlines In Sight. Spotter Be Alert!

Wed Mar 27, 2002 5:41 am

Great news, congratulations!!!!

Hope to see it flying soon...

Regards,

Sterne
 
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RE: AOC For VG Airlines In Sight. Spotter Be Alert!

Wed Mar 27, 2002 7:44 am

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

 
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RE: AOC For VG Airlines In Sight. Spotter Be Alert

Wed Mar 27, 2002 11:33 pm

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

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RE: AOC For VG Airlines In Sight. Spotter Be Alert!

Wed Mar 27, 2002 11:40 pm

That coulorsheme sure gets my vote!
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RE: AOC For VG Airlines In Sight. Spotter Be Alert!

Thu Mar 28, 2002 12:07 am

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......

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RE: AOC For VG Airlines In Sight. Spotter Be Alert!

Thu Mar 28, 2002 12:11 am

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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