F9Animal
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Vision Air? Who Are They?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:17 pm

Hey all,

Ran across this airline: Vision Air

http://www.visionholidays.com

Apparently they are serving North Las Vegas Airport to Mesa Airport soon.

http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/0406biz-mr-vision0406.html

I searched everywhere, and could not find a thing about them besides a few pics. They have a very poor website, and obviously don't advertise much. You would think if starting scheduled service, they would at least put out an effort to be known. Especially on the net! I searched forever to find their reservations number, and finally found it. Apparently they are starting the service with a D-328. Any pics?????

Do you think they will make it?
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:41 pm

Aren't they associated with Scenic Air out of Las Vegas, NV?
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:59 pm

Quoting Blsbls99 (Reply 1):
Aren't they associated with Scenic Air out of Las Vegas, NV?

No. Different companies. They both do Grand canyon sightseeing but there is no relationship.

There is some more info at this thread from Dec.
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2466625

Vision Air has talked about a number of airports they want to serve. Other places they are trying to start service are Logan, UT to VGT,
http://hjnews.townnews.com/articles/2006/04/06/news/news01.txt
and Carlsbad, CA
http://www.airportbusiness.com/artic.../article.jsp?id=5823&siteSection=4

I also saw them mentioned as poking around in Hawaii trying to operate Hana service.
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:32 pm

Vision Air is actually a competitor of Scenic Airlines. They operate the DO-228 mostly, although there is far fewer on their ramp these days after 9/11. I have also seen a DO-328, and even a Jetstream 31 with "Vision AIr" on the sides.
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:39 pm

Quoting F9Animal (Thread starter):
Apparently they are starting the service with a D-328. Any pics?????

Lots in the database. Here are a couple

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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:40 pm

Quoting F9Animal (Thread starter):
Apparently they are serving North Las Vegas Airport to Mesa Airport soon.

Yup!! IWA (Williams Gateway Airport, Mesa, AZ) is ready to take on its first commercial service flight. Its a huge deal for the folks here. Hopefully this will start to attract more airlines to fly into IWA to help ease congestion into PHX.
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:23 am

From what I understand vison air is also getting ready to begin service in LGU (Logan UT) this coming summer which will be the marking of the first passenger service our of LGU in a long time if at all. The reasidents seem pretty happy about it and the city itself is looking forward to this service.
 
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:07 am

Quoting Acjflyer (Reply 6):
From what I understand vison air is also getting ready to begin service in LGU (Logan UT)

Yep, see the article link I posted in reply 2. Its the most recent info about Logan.
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:17 am

I just don't understand their marketing campaign. If I have to go through heck to find a reservations number for them, imagine the heck a passenger wanting to fly them out of a small town would have trying to accomplish the same task would face?

I guess I am complaining about the lack of tools they are using to attract business. The newspaper articles are great, but after reading the one I found, I could not find anything on them without conducting google searches. Sadly, I called Vision Air's gift shop, and the lady gave me the wrong number to the airline! LOL!

Are they planning on doing something about that?
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:22 am

Thanks for the correction. I'll try to open my eyes next time.
 
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:00 am

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 8):
Are they planning on doing something about that?

Williams is the first scheduled route.

They just opened this website but it doesn't pop up high in search engines yet.
http://www.visionairlines.com/
I assume that this site will be listed in ads. I don't know when it will be reservation ready. I heard this site will take reservations starting in June or July.
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:28 am

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 4):
Lots in the database. Here are a couple

Those are Doriner 228's. I don't see any pics of their 328 in the database, but I did find this one:

http://www.pbase.com/cactuswings/image/57107734
 
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:52 am

Nice paint, the 328 is a sexy looking bird to me. I hope they make it, but it just seems like a rough chance in my opinion. But hell, I have been proven wrong at least once in my life!  Smile
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:58 am

Hooray for more Las Vegas-Phoenix routes. What is that, like 15,000 a day?
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:06 pm

The flights started on April 6th between Mesa and North Las Vegas. I live close to the airport and I can tell you they haven't been on time yet. The planes were purchased from Air Wisconsin. I was in one last weekend that they still had the United Express colors in the passenger cabins. Most boring livery yet.
 
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:24 am

I wish Vision Air all the best in their new scheduled service. Hopefully, it will become popular enough to sustain service.

How many Do-328's does Vision Air plan to acquire?

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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:33 am

AirCop, any more info on what you mean by not being on time at all? I'm guessing you live close enough to see the inbound/outbound flights. Also, you were in a D328 last weekend? How did you get that chance? Just wondering if Vision Air had an open house with the a/c at IWA, or did you get the chance elsewhere?

From the article I read, I would pay the $69 to get a chance to ride on a D328. Before long, these a/c will be gone like all the rest, and I'm guessing full in flight service is offered. I would be bummed though if they downgraded the flight to a D228 with low loads.

Does anybody have any further links to the service and/or aircraft used? Thanks
 
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:31 am

Quoting Flyboy7974 (Reply 16):
Also, you were in a D328 last weekend? How did you get that chance? Just wondering if Vision Air had an openrnhouse with the a/c at IWA, or did you get the chance elsewhere?

Last weekend was a open house at Williams Gateway Airport and Vision had the D328 there for people to walk thru. My daughter was more impressed riding in the helicopter.
One other thing, from Vision ad, it looks like scheduled charter service like Morris Air had, rather than regular service.
 
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:54 am

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 11):
Those are Doriner 228's.

You're right, I was distracted. I had something come up requiring a quick trip out of town and was trying to get some preparations made that day. Just got back.

Quoting Flyboy7974 (Reply 16):
Does anybody have any further links to the service and/or aircraft used?

Here is a picture of the 328 (correct this time) used for the first flight. Includes the passengers posing.
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic//pics/vision0408.jpg
And some more info about the first flight and possible other airlines at Williams:
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepu...articles/0408mr-vision0408Z11.html
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:05 am

Never heard of Festival Airlines; IWA to Rockford and Penscola, what on earth are they smoking?
 
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RE: Vision Air? Who Are They?

Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:02 pm

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