VORFMD
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Golden City: Massive Expansion Out Of Vienna

Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:42 am

Beside the planned VIE/BTS-LGW/STN flights Golden City is looking for a massive Expansion.

New Routes including:

Vienna -> Cologne ( starting March 2007 )
Vienna -> Amsterdam ( starting March 2007 )
Vienna -> Amritsar ( starting Dec.2006 2 x weekly )
Vienna -> Goa ( starting Dec.2006 2 x weekly )
Vienna -> Cochin ( starting Dec.2006 2 x weekly )
Vienna -> Jaipur ( starting Dec.2006 2 x weekly )
Vienna -> Mumbai ( starting March 2007 )

Golden City ( MAP Jet ) will add 2 B767-300 into their Fleet and 3 additional M83.

source: http://www.ots.at/presseaussendung.p...sel=OTS_20061010_OTS0209&ch=medien

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RE: Golden City: Massive Expansion Out Of Vienna

Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:50 am

Quoting VORFMD (Thread starter):
Vienna -> Amritsar ( starting Dec.2006 2 x weekly )
Vienna -> Goa ( starting Dec.2006 2 x weekly )
Vienna -> Cochin ( starting Dec.2006 2 x weekly )
Vienna -> Jaipur ( starting Dec.2006 2 x weekly )
Vienna -> Mumbai ( starting March 2007 )

Either these guys have some info we don't - but otherwise the bilateral allows for a max of 14 frequencies a week - of which OS is already using 7 (DEL) + 5 (BOM) = 12 frequencies.

Interesting destinations and frequencies though! Does anyone have the website and current information of this airline?
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RE: Golden City: Massive Expansion Out Of Vienna

Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:58 am

My (very limited) knowledge of German tells me that this airline is being started by an Austrian of Indian origin - "Kandra Bhupider Bhupani". Interesting that the first 4 destinations are key tourist destinations in India - and should be rather easy to fill a 767 provided it's marketed well and there are tie-ups on the Indian side for hotels/tours etc.! Seems to be targetting the tourist traffic, rather than Business or VFR traffic.
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RE: Golden City: Massive Expansion Out Of Vienna

Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:52 pm

Quoting Nimish (Reply 2):
Seems to be targetting the tourist traffic, rather than Business or VFR traffic.

makes sense to do so as others haven't done it as yet. They might even go to the extent of stimulating the tours/travel industry the kind we see in the west, where every other carrier is fly to Cancun.
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RE: Golden City: Massive Expansion Out Of Vienna

Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:02 pm

Quoting Nimish (Reply 1):
Either these guys have some info we don't - but otherwise the bilateral allows for a max of 14 frequencies a week - of which OS is already using 7 (DEL) + 5 (BOM) = 12 frequencies.

Are we signing a new ASA with Austria? Or as Nimish says to these guys know more than we do, and even if we do sign a new agreement with Austria, OS has said that it is keen to expand services to India, so will the Austrian government give Golden City unfettered access.
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RE: Golden City: Massive Expansion Out Of Vienna

Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:20 pm

This press-report from an Austrian newspaper puts a somewhat doubful note to the adventure..
No company with that name (Golden City Aviation ) has ordered any slots in VIE ,no official office...
No way to get hold of directors of the company - tel.end up nowhere..

http://www.faktum.at/jaos/page/main_....tmpl?article_id=10017256&offset=0
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RE: Golden City: Massive Expansion Out Of Vienna

Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:26 pm

www.flygca.com

But you are right, it seems doubtful
 
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RE: Golden City: Massive Expansion Out Of Vienna

Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:06 pm

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 5):
This press-report from an Austrian newspaper puts a somewhat doubful note to the adventure..
No company with that name (Golden City Aviation ) has ordered any slots in VIE ,no official office...
No way to get hold of directors of the company - tel.end up nowhere..


I agree. I only believe this story when this airline is flying regularly. In the last few years we often heard about airlines coming out of nowhere and disappearing again very fast. At the moment I would book this airline in no way.
 
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RE: Golden City: Massive Expansion Out Of Vienna

Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:56 pm

I'm glad some journalists decided to check on things rather than just parrot the company line. Certainly looks very suspicious, and there's little chance of this taking off the ground, unless as a charter service.
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RE: Golden City: Massive Expansion Out Of Vienna

Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:17 am

They need to employ a spell checker on their website for sure. Never knew there was a place called Bermingham, Rotherdamm or Tornto. Plus some cities are listed twice in the booking engine
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