|Quoting ZBA320 (Reply 2):|
Picture Link was missing a 'G' at the end
Thanks, wondered what was wrong!
|Quoting Dsa (Reply 6):|
There would have been enough demand with ethnic communities in Yorkshire.
I think what they aim to do is try and give them access to as much of the market as possible in the UK. As is says on their site, initially they plan to serve EMA
, but then also expanding services to and from a LON airport and also MAN
. There was another airline to operate from MAN
to Pakistan with B742's, but they have faded into history now it seems.
|Quoting BAPILOT2B (Reply 7):|
Fair point Dan. I would have said DSA is only an hour up the M1 from those populations......but then I forgot DSA is one of the worst airports location wise and can be quite confusing to find if you are not from the local area. Now if only the runway at SZD was long enough, that would be a different matter.
Yeah, it would be the ideal location! I wonder though, could a B762 take off from LBA
on flights of 6-8 hours to the Middle East and India? I think range of the non ER
-200s would be a major issue for some of the flights they plan, such as Sri Lanka.
|Quoting Jmc757 (Reply 9):|
I read, on a certain other rumour site, that cabin crews will have to go to Sheffield when on standby duties to help with paperwork at the head office!! Also, the head office is an office above a furniture store in Sheffield?? Do the owners of UKIA own the furniture store as well? Also heard the the cabin crew are bonded for £1800 until they have completed 2 years service. Ok, this was only off another rumour forum, but it all seems a bit strange....
Yeah, that doesn't sound like the greatest of employment deals, but I suppose the meager headquarters will also be attracting less of a premium as far as rent and overheads are concerned.
|Quoting OA260 (Reply 10):|
Sounds like the flight from hell to me!! No assigned seating , it will be like a bus .
Much of the UK-India/Pakistan/Middle East market is highly price conscious, when you think an Indian (or other) family travelling to the UK to see friends/relatives is probably going to be considerably larger than the average wife/husband and 2.4 children that is more coming in native British families, then the cost will be everything.
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