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What Up With KIWI-"The Airline People Hate"

Mon Jan 03, 2000 12:43 pm

I want to know what's up with KIWI. Are they out of buisness? I have not heard anything about that airline for like 3 months any info about KIWI is welcome. Also mention why you hate KIWI.

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unitedchicago
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RE: What Up With KIWI-"The Airline People Hate"

Mon Jan 03, 2000 12:51 pm

I think they are very close to liquidation. There was an investor that promised an infusion of cash...but he never came up with it. So...I heard about a week ago that they were being liquidated.

I flew on them in the winter and summer of 1998 to newark from Midway. I felt safe on the planes, but the fa's were terribly rude and the ticket agents didn't know what they were doing.

My coworker was on a flight once were the captain gave out the CEOs home number for people to call and complain.
 
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RE: What Up With KIWI-"The Airline People Hate"

Mon Jan 03, 2000 12:53 pm

Well..I loved Kiwi when they were around. Great service, delicious food, and highly experienced Flight crews. I always liked seeing 3 "Four-Stripers" in the front office. I hope they return, albeit w/ a more efficient fleet.
 
winair
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RE: What Up With KIWI-"The Airline People Hate"

Mon Jan 03, 2000 3:21 pm

Can someone give me the 800 number (if one) or the phone number to the airline. I better get a few timetables from them fast before they go down completly....
 
cyberual
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RE: What Up With KIWI-"The Airline People Hate"

Mon Jan 03, 2000 3:40 pm

It used to be 1-800-JET KIWI. I don't know if that one still works though.
 
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For WinAir

Tue Jan 04, 2000 1:48 am

KIWI has already secured itself a place in "Deregulation KO's II", if it ever comes out. I don't know what happened, but KIWI was ONCE a highly praised, and well liked airline airline. They won Consumer Reports best low fare airline award a few years ago. It seems that only the last 2 years or so before they went under that their reputation went out the window. That shouldn't come as a surpise because KIWI was ran by ex Pan Am and Eastern management. As for getting timetables, I'm afraid you're a day late and a dollar short. Not to fear, over the course of a few trips to EWR, I managed to procure KIWI paraphenelia such as timetables, ticket jackets, brochures touting the startup of KIWI. I made sure to collect these items in excess, so with a little freindly persuasion on your part, I might be nice enough to share some of them with you....E-mail me if you want more info.
 
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RE: What Up With KIWI-"The Airline People Hate"

Tue Jan 04, 2000 5:54 am

hello. KIWI INterantional already filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy which liquidates the airline. The company had another investor corporation try to pay to buy the airline. they pulled out when they discovered KIWI's debt came along with the deal, and all they wanted was an operating certificate. KIWI was doing very good in EWR, at one point they were flying 15 B-727s. this is highly attributed to the disaster Continental was back then. when Continental got there act together under Bethune, KIWI was helpless. they had a major airline making an excellent comeback on there home turf. business pax started flying continental again due to travel agency rewards offered by CO. KIWI couldn't compete well enough, and the 727's were too big. I think they should have gradually started flying DC-9s or 737-200s to get rid of excess capacity, oh well! That's pretty much what happened to KIWI.
-Tony
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akelley728
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RE: What Up With KIWI-"The Airline People Hate"

Wed Jan 05, 2000 4:28 am

Latest on Kiwi from PRNewswire:

Viking Offers Update on Kiwi International Airlines Purchase


TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Resources International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VIKG): Thomas E. Patterson, Chairman and CEO of
Viking Resources International, Inc. announced today that the Company was unable to complete the purchase of Kiwi International Airlines due to an
extremely large IRS tax lien that could not be resolved.
Mr. Patterson stated, "It is important to understand that Executive JetPort of New Jersey, Inc. (EJP) had no intentions of assuming debt with the Kiwi purchase. Our goal was to gain an operating certificate, not an IRS lien of over $12 Million. This exposure would only ensure a yearly IRS audit. However, EJP continues to move forward on securing our own certificate, and I will issue an update on the status and time frame."
Additionally, the Company wishes to express its appreciation toward the patience, displayed by its shareholders, regarding the much anticipated proxy
statement and latest Quarterly Report. Management expects both of these to be available shortly.

Viking Resources International, Inc. is a diversified holding company with a primary focus of expansion through acquisitions and development within the
aviation industry.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Addam Chandler - Investor Relations @ (877) 786-7885
Robert Solarchik - Media Relations @ (516) 596-6241

Except for historical information presented, the matters discussed in this release are forward looking statements and are subject to risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.


SOURCE Viking Resources International, Inc.
 
akelley728
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RE: What Up With KIWI-"The Airline People Hate"

Wed Jan 05, 2000 4:45 am

Latest on Kiwi from PRNewswire:

Viking Offers Update on Kiwi International Airlines Purchase


TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Resources International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VIKG): Thomas E. Patterson, Chairman and CEO of
Viking Resources International, Inc. announced today that the Company was unable to complete the purchase of Kiwi International Airlines due to an
extremely large IRS tax lien that could not be resolved.
Mr. Patterson stated, "It is important to understand that Executive JetPort of New Jersey, Inc. (EJP) had no intentions of assuming debt with the Kiwi purchase. Our goal was to gain an operating certificate, not an IRS lien of over $12 Million. This exposure would only ensure a yearly IRS audit. However, EJP continues to move forward on securing our own certificate, and I will issue an update on the status and time frame."
Additionally, the Company wishes to express its appreciation toward the patience, displayed by its shareholders, regarding the much anticipated proxy
statement and latest Quarterly Report. Management expects both of these to be available shortly.

Viking Resources International, Inc. is a diversified holding company with a primary focus of expansion through acquisitions and development within the
aviation industry.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Addam Chandler - Investor Relations @ (877) 786-7885
Robert Solarchik - Media Relations @ (516) 596-6241

Except for historical information presented, the matters discussed in this release are forward looking statements and are subject to risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.


SOURCE Viking Resources International, Inc.

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