debonair
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Sun Air/Koral Blue Dont Start Ops?

Fri May 05, 2006 8:50 pm

Hi everyone, sorry if discussed before- I found only this RE: ATR Back In Egypt (by Horus Mar 14 2006 in Civil Aviation)#ID2658727.

SUN AIR wanted to start domestic traffic within Egypt. But their web-site is down. Also their sister company Koral Blue announced to start in May, but I heard now rumors, that the will start maybe in 3rd half of 2006...

But after the attacks in Dahab, whats the situation of these carriers?? Will they start, if yes when??

cheers chris
 
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Sun Air/Koral Blue Dont Start Ops?

Fri May 05, 2006 8:57 pm

Horus? Dude?

The guy needs your help! Big grin
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
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Sun Air/Koral Blue Dont Start Ops?

Wed May 10, 2006 9:25 am

Hello Chris (Debonair)....and Chris (CHRISBA777ER)

Orascom's ventures are going ahead. SunAir began operations in April with a single ATR72. Their sole scheduled service is Cairo - AlGouna which is served on a twice weekly basis (Orascom built and own the resort of Al-Gouna so the route is no surprise). Besides that route, they operate regular charter flights within Egypt. Tarek Amer, Chairman of SunAir, stated in an interview “We are approaching the Mediterranean because now there’s a huge demand for charter flights. If there’s a need for more passenger flights, then I’ll open that as well. I have been in the aviation industry for 20 years working as an engineer and commercial consultant for airlines. I have close contact with tour operators and they keep telling me they need more flights in the Mediterranean.”. During the summer season SunAir is planning to fly routes between uncommon and underserved locations such as Lebanon, Turkey, Greece and Egypt. The company will recieve their second ATR72 in June and will expand their fleet to four in 2007.

As for Koral Blue (a charter airline), the initial plan was to start operations in May with 2 wet leased B733s from Tunisian Karthago Airline, however the airline's management were not happy about starting operations with aircraft with substandard interiors and limited range. As a result the start up as been postponed until November when the airline recieve 2 180-seater A320s. Their initial target market will be between Sharm El Sheikh and "distant European hubs" (they mentioned Great Britain and Poland). I spoke to a guy I know last week who just got a job with them and he said the events in Dahab shouldn't have an effect on the start up and that tourist numbers should be back to normal by June.


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Horus
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Sun Air/Koral Blue Dont Start Ops?

Thu May 11, 2006 6:40 am

Just to add to my last post

Here is a picture of SunAir's first ATR-72 (SU-BPT). They plan to expand their fleet at a rate of 2 ATRs per annum.
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/01subpt.jpg


And here is a computer generated image of Koral Blue's proposed livery. The airline plan to get 3 more A320s in 2007.
http://tecfaseed.unige.ch/users/mourad/postnuke/modules/gallery/albums/album01/KB.jpg


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debonair
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Sun Air/Koral Blue Dont Start Ops?

Thu May 11, 2006 7:21 am

Hi Horus, GREAT for Egypt aviation...

But any clue why sun-air web-page is down and the link is no longer working?? do they have any other domain??

cheers chris
 
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Sun Air/Koral Blue Dont Start Ops?

Sat May 13, 2006 4:31 am

Quoting Debonair (Reply 4):
Hi Horus, GREAT for Egypt aviation...

But any clue why sun-air web-page is down and the link is no longer working?? do they have any other domain??

cheers chris

Yes it's really good news. Both airlines will be majority owned by the same company, Orascom, who are a very reputable company.

As for their website, I'm quite surprised it hasn't been launched yet. I'll try and find out why.

Horus
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