glider
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New Belgian Airline; Belgian Universal Airlines

Wed Mar 05, 2003 4:16 am

Just heard on the news about a new company in Belgium; BUA. Heard they would take over the Yerevan-Brussels-Los Angeles-route from VG. They would fly an A340.
Can somebody give me more info?
Regards,
Glider
 
The Shadow
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RE: New Belgian Airline; Belgian Universal Airlines

Wed Mar 05, 2003 4:19 am

Same guys as L-Air I presume. Those guys better just keep dreaming. I recently read an excellent article on them, guy behind them was involved in some fraud and spent time in jail over it.

TS
 
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RE: New Belgian Airline; Belgian Universal Airlines

Wed Mar 05, 2003 4:31 am

> New Belgian Airline; Belgian Universal Airlines

I believe it's "Belgium" Universal Airlines, rather than "Belgian".
The full name nor the abbreviation "BUA" sound particularly striking.

The (possible) color scheme of their A340 (displayed during the TV1 news) looked quite attractive.

Mr Nikolai (BUA) talked about the possibility of so called "etnic" flights between Canada (YUL or YYZ) and India through BRU.

 
LJ
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RE: New Belgian Airline; Belgian Universal Airlines

Wed Mar 05, 2003 5:32 am

Same guys as L-Air I presume.

Indeed (they want 49% of the airline).

BTW see for more info:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1030447/4/
 
Boeing777/747
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RE: New Belgian Airline; Belgian Universal Airline

Wed Mar 05, 2003 6:58 am

Mr. Philip Solomon, owner of L-Air holding in Montreal, is behind this project. He also tried to continue L-Air (Lyon Air) in France. This airline went bankrupted earlier this year. Still uncertainty about BUA's livery.
 
flyyul
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RE: New Belgian Airline; Belgian Universal Airlines

Wed Mar 05, 2003 7:00 am

BUA wont get off the ground..

Mark
 
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RE: New Belgian Airline; Belgian Universal Airlines

Wed Mar 05, 2003 7:12 am

Mr Nikolai (BUA) talked about the possibility of so called "etnic" flights between Canada (YUL or YYZ) and India through BRU.

This Mr Nikolai was a good friend of Freddy van Gaever ( VG Airlines)
A great man ex sabena and a perfect head of the Cocpit Crew with VG.
A very expierenced pilot.

I hope he can have another start.