mozart
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What Happened To Virgin Sun?

Mon May 24, 2004 7:07 pm

I know there used to be an airline called Virgin Sun which flew Airbusses. As far as I know, it no longer operates since about the year 2000-2001.

What happened? What were the origins of that airline? Is is the airline of a tour operator called Virgin Sun or is it a stand-alone charter airline not affiliated to any particular tour operator? Which airports did they go to (base in the UK, destinations in the sun?)

Thanks for any info
 
MANmatt
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RE: What Happened To Virgin Sun?

Mon May 24, 2004 7:20 pm

Virgin Sun was set up by the Virgin Group to operator charters for Virgin Holidays, which at the time offered medium-haul packages. It was based in MAN and operated a few of the A320 family aircraft, but due to poor sales the venture was given up, and, i think Virgin is just concentrating on long-haul packages now.

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gkirk
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RE: What Happened To Virgin Sun?

Mon May 24, 2004 7:23 pm

Taken over by Air 2000 I think, but the a/c were returned to the leasors.
Their main bases were LGW and MAN, but they also operated a few flights from NCL,BHX,BRS and GLA

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RE: What Happened To Virgin Sun?

Mon May 24, 2004 7:25 pm

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David_itl
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RE: What Happened To Virgin Sun?

Mon May 24, 2004 7:59 pm


There was an EU directive banning metallic bananas  Big grin

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ScottishLaddie
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RE: What Happened To Virgin Sun?

Mon May 24, 2004 8:51 pm

They were incorporated into the First Choice group at the end of the 2001 summer season.
 
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RE: What Happened To Virgin Sun?

Mon May 24, 2004 9:13 pm

There was an EU directive banning metallic bananas

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RE: What Happened To Virgin Sun?

Mon May 24, 2004 9:19 pm

'' As far as I know, it no longer operates since about the year 2000-2001.''

Really
My aviation career has hit a little turbulence. Virgin Sun was going to be my entry into the aviation career. Maybe I will fly BA, second on my list. Then AF, if I have to start with the A318s. My run-way to becoming a pilot have divided into many other run-ways  Sad.

On the brighter side, at lease I have ch Smile/happy/getting dizzyices
4 decks 4 engines 4 long haul