englandair
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Flyblu- New UK Longhaul From BHX?!

Mon Oct 27, 2003 6:31 am

Hi,

I know it's been brushed past on here previously, but I was wondering if anyone has info on "FlyBlu", who are apparently planning to start B767 services between Birmingham International and 3 Florida destinations. Personally I think it's just someone mucking about- any ideas?

Also, was just wondering about the following two, which I heard about earlier this year:
-Dreamcatcher Airways: Read on Pprune was planned to be a B747 operation from LGW serving VFR markets (just the name sounds dodgy to me!)
-Asia Express: B767 from BHX to India (beleive it had something to do with one of the already established Khazakstan airlines).

Any info would be great!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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LN-MOW
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RE: Flyblu- New UK Longhaul From BHX?!

Mon Oct 27, 2003 6:52 am

http://www.flyblu.com/
'Watch this space' ..... LOL



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JGPH1A
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RE: Flyblu- New UK Longhaul From BHX?!

Mon Oct 27, 2003 10:52 pm

From the picture, it looks like their going to be operating DC-8's - could be good for a larf.
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NG737PSR
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RE: Flyblu- New UK Longhaul From BHX?!

Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:40 am

Yes and by 2005, they'll be operating to the moon with specially modified ex MYT DC-10s!

Call me cynical but how many times have we seen websites such as flyblue's in recent years? "Bluefox" "Skybus" need one say more.
 
richardw
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RE: Flyblu- New UK Longhaul From BHX?!

Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:54 am

I think Blue Fox was a serious proposition that was a victim of the aviation downturn
 
bobrayner
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RE: Flyblu- New UK Longhaul From BHX?!

Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:02 am

If they could afford to run a long-haul service, surely they could afford better webdesign? When did it become acceptable to hyphenate airline, start a sentence with and, &c &c?

Incidentally, the front page mentions "BHX" 3 times, but "Birmingham" only once. BHX might make sense to aviation geeks like us, but not to the general public...
Cunning linguist
 
bhxforever
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RE: Flyblu- New UK Longhaul From BHX?!

Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:18 am

LOL, I'll eat my hat if this one ever gets the go ahead! Sounds like another Fresh Air!!
 
worldoftui
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RE: Flyblu- New UK Longhaul From BHX?!

Tue Oct 28, 2003 3:47 am

Will be interesting to see......

Website says that there will be a new website coming soon.

They will also be at the forthcoming World Travel Market in London.
 
viveAF
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RE: Flyblu- New UK Longhaul From BHX?!

Tue Oct 28, 2003 5:34 am

I just had a look at the World Travel Market website and FlyBlu are certainly registered on the exhibitors list....

I guess `watch this space` might have a bit of substance... let`s see !


Here is their exhibitor listing :

================================================

FlyBlu

Stand Number NA3040

Contact Mr Aden Murcutt

Address
Shell Buildings
Maltmill lane
Halesowen, West Midlands B62 8JB
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 121 708 4585
Fax +41 121 706 4446
Email aden@flyblu.com
Website www.flyblu.com

Company Description :

At flyBlu we have reviewed every aspect of the scheduled flying experience to develop a truly remarkable product at an affordable price. Bookable January and launching in April 04, flyBlu will serve Birmingham to Sanford, FortLauderdale and Clearwater/St.Petersburg.






 
David_itl
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RE: Flyblu- New UK Longhaul From BHX?!

Tue Oct 28, 2003 7:29 am

Can't recollect seeing them in the CAA Official Record series as having applied for a license to either become an airline or for actual route licences (both of which I would have thought be quite important for a British airline!).

Besides, just to remind everyone Freshaer actually attended an IATA slot conference in Vancouver...so I wouldn't read too much into them being at an exhibition.

David

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