emalad
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Anyone Knows Anything About Peach Air?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:11 am

Anyone know anything about Peach Air?

I remember seeing my mate off at Manchester a few years ago on a very tatty looking tristar(?).

Did Peach Air really mean Cheap Air, but with the letters changed around
 
FlyKev
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RE: Anyone Knows Anything About Peach Air?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:33 am

From what I know and remember.
They flew 737-200s, and L1011-385s leased from Air Atlanta.
It also seems that they were based at LGW and MAN.
They were a charter airline, related to the later Caledonian airlines, and were later eaten up when JMC took over Caledonian.

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A few interesting links:
http://www.al-airliners.be/p-r/peach/peach.htm
http://www.rati.com/ALLANDING_9541.htm
http://travel.ciao.co.uk/Peach_Airlines__Review_5003424


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Jmc777
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RE: Anyone Knows Anything About Peach Air?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:56 am

Peach Air were in fact a "brand" airline, owned and managed by Caledonian Airways. They originally started off as Goldcrest International, whose crew operated mainline CKT aircraft.

When CKT was sold to Inspirations, they developed the Peach Air Brand, which had a lower cost base than Caledonian. Peach was dropped before JMC started and some of the crew absorbed into Caledonian.

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ManchesterMAN
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RE: Anyone Knows Anything About Peach Air?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:34 am

I was always of the opinion that CKT started Peach Air as a kind of marketing shield to protect the parent airline by having them operate the old tristars and taking the media hit when they went badly tech in some kind of bid to avoid what happened to Excalibur when they got such bad publicity from a tech-happy DC10 which soon forced them under. Of course this wasn't the official line ...
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emalad
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RE: Anyone Knows Anything About Peach Air?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:38 pm

Thanks for that guys.

Was peach really meaning cheap? lol
 
UK_Dispatcher
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RE: Anyone Knows Anything About Peach Air?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:46 pm

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 1):
They flew 737-200s, and L1011-385s leased from Air Atlanta.

The two B732s were leased from Sabre Airways (now Excel Airways).
 
scouseflyer
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RE: Anyone Knows Anything About Peach Air?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:34 pm

I went to Manchester to Portugal with Peach Air with my (admitidly pain in the @rse) missus at the time and remember walking along to the plane and she just went I'm not going on that and had a bit of a wobbler in the terminal - I usually disagreed with her but this time I was equally concerned-

I remember it being an A300 but I may be wrong but it was a very faded "used to be white" coloiur with rust streaks running down the sides. This was in 97 or 98 and despite appearances we did get there fine!

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