Posts: 2285
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2003 7:51 pm

NOW Airlines Goes Bust - Before It Takes Off!

Thu May 27, 2004 5:40 am

The long awaited launch of Now Airlines at Luton Airport looks like it will never happen as many predicted.

The website explains they have gone into receivership and were unable to launch due to a lack of funding.

This ends months of speculation as they announced there intentions in March 2003, and were supposed to launch in June 2003 and was put back on numerous occassions. With the airline claiming the delays were due to CAA approval.

The airline claims they are considering re-structuring and may launch again at a later date, but it would not be very good to use the name that has been tarnished like this.

The airline claimed they were going to offer all seats on all flights for the same price regardless of when you book and when you travel.

When the airline announced their plans back in March 2003 they were met by sceptism by many airlines in the industry and loud mouth Michael O'Leary the CEO of Ryanair said at the time the airline shouldn't be called Now and they should be called Never. Seems like he was right!

On the positive side no passengers have been left stranded and they never took any bookings, so no customers should have lost any money. The people I feel sorry for are there staff who probably left perfectly good jobs to work for Now and are now redundant!

On the website they have a picture of what their 733's would have looked like and if they had launches they would have looked spectacular in my opinion.

Posts: 1054
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:18 pm

RE: NOW Airlines Goes Bust - Before It Takes Off!

Thu May 27, 2004 8:09 am

Why am I not that surprised by this news? Yet another non-startup!

Agree though, that livery would have looked great.


Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos