Capital146
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FreshAer

Tue Jun 24, 2003 8:06 am

Has anyone heard when FreshAer is due to start flying yet. Their website says Summer 2003, but as we are at that time already and they still aren't taking bookings I wondered if they are still bogged down arranging investors.

Not sure if this subject has been discussed in the past, but what do people think about another airline trying to get in on the Ireland-UK market? Is the 757 the right aircraft for the routes they wish to serve?

My opinion is that there is no more room for another major player on routes from Dublin to the UK especially as the destinations they wish to offer are already well served by other carriers. The routes from Cork and Kerry would provide a useful link for these regions and give tourism a boost but the 757 is far, far, too large. Does anyone else think they are being over optimistic thinking they can fill this size of aircraft on KIR-BHX or CRK-MAN?
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LGW
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RE: FreshAer

Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:18 pm

Freshaer is a joke of an airline which will never start ops.

757's on either silly routes or in direct competition with EI/FR/BA.

They said they where going to start taking bookings in April, then June, then July now it says soon

Dont hold your breath on this one

Ben Pritchard
 
Rick767
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RE: FreshAer

Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:10 am

The business plan on their website (now removed) was also pretty laughable - it spoke about BDs "new" diamond class service which was launched about 10 years ago and is so old it no longer exists under that name.

Anyone thinking of taking on the might of FR on UK-Ireland and then starting up competing low cost services from STN, all with 757s, would frankly be better off spending their money seeking some kind of psychiatric help.

You don't need to be an expert aviation analyst to work that one out.

(p.s. Ben, how was Cyprus, and did you come back on -YC?)
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David_itl
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RE: FreshAer

Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:21 am


I fear that the ORK-MAN route will have it's fill come the start of the winter timetable given that BA still appear to be offering 3 daily services and bmibaby 2. Though MAN-DUB may seem to be a slightly better bet given the FR retrenchment back to 3 daily (but one mustn't forget that EI will be going from 146s to 737s in the short-term).

David
 
LGW
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RE: FreshAer

Wed Jun 25, 2003 2:22 am

Rick,

I got -YJ back from PFO. -YI operated the MAN and -YC operated the NCL. I have e-mailed you earlier today if memory serves

Ben Pritchard
 
Rick767
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RE: FreshAer

Wed Jun 25, 2003 4:38 am

Ben,

How funny, I flew -YJ to and from CUN earlier in the month (from LGW on 9th and back on 16th/17th).
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LGW
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RE: FreshAer

Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:00 am

Ironic!

I borrowed it while you where sunning yourself in Cancun  Smile

Ben Pritchard

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