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Easyjet Founder & "Astreaus" [sp?]

Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:29 pm

Is this the new airline that he has started?  Confused
Any info or a link, please.....
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RE: Easyjet Founder & "Astreaus" [sp?]

Fri Feb 08, 2002 3:41 pm

i know there is a start up called astraeus, but i couldnt tell you who is in charge. check out thier website at and do a search of these forums, a topic about them was started about a month ago.

All i know is they are a charter airline using 5 737s out of gatwick and manchester. check the site for more...
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RE: Easyjet Founder & "Astreaus" [sp?]

Fri Feb 08, 2002 5:03 pm

MOL has nothing to do with Astraeus the main people behind it are the ex CEO of Cityflyer and members of the board of the old British World.



RE: Easyjet Founder & "Astreaus" [sp?]

Fri Feb 08, 2002 5:05 pm

MOL also has nothing to do with being founder of Easyjet...  Wink/being sarcastic

I beleive he is in charge of an Irish airline though... Big grin

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RE: Easyjet Founder & "Astreaus" [sp?]

Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:34 pm

Astraeus is a new charter airline operating 5 Boeing 737-300/700's from LGW and MAN.

What makes them different from other start ups and other established charter airlines is their low cost base. Astraeus is run by a small team of highly dediated management - and I speak from personal experience when I say that the team come from a very experienced and well thought of past. I have met many of the set up directors personally and seen the fruits of their labor at other airlines in the past.

I can tell you that their 1st commercial flight is planned for the end of March. I know the date but am not sure its common knowledge yet so I'll withold for now! I can tell you a lot about Astreaus, and as more information becomes freely available ill be pleased to post it. For now though, you won't have too long to wait!
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RE: Easyjet Founder & "Astreaus" [sp?]

Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:37 pm

Also - just to assure you that Astraeus has absolutley nothing to do with Stelios and co... to be truthful, its FAR more upmarket!
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RE: Easyjet Founder & "Astreaus" [sp?]

Fri Feb 08, 2002 9:32 pm

Behind Astraeus is Brad Burgess, the founder/chief excetuive of Cityflyer née Euroworld née Air Europe Express née Connectair. He sold his interest in Cityflyer to British Airways and left Cityflyer a while ago.
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RE: Easyjet Founder & "Astreaus" [sp?]

Fri Feb 08, 2002 9:32 pm

straight from the press release dated 24th January 2002

The Astraeus team is working hard to ensure that every aspect of the airline's operations is ready for our inaugural
flight on 28 March.

Our first flight crew training course commences in mid February, followed by the first of five cabin crew training
courses in late February. Recruitment of experienced aviation professionals is a key part of our strategy and the
training for all 45 flight crew and 85 cabin crew will ensure that these key members of the front-line Astraeus team
meet the highest standards.

Our first aircraft delivery is scheduled for 18 March prior to our proving flight with the Civil Aviation Authority later
that week. We are then aiming to receive our Air Operator's Certificate shortly afterwards to enable the first
commercial flight to take place from London Gatwick on 28 March.

Common knowledge m8  Smile
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RE: Easyjet Founder & "Astreaus" [sp?]

Fri Feb 08, 2002 9:52 pm

I have an interview with Astraeus very soon and the only thing which concerns me is that if their CAA aproval flight doesnt go to plan or late delivery of the aircraft (which quite oftens happen in new set ups).
Is it all gonna go wrong etc etc.

I feel that Astraeus will do very well and i think they will be around for some time once they get off the ground.

It sounds a very exciting,fun and very modern company to work for and im looking forward to being with them...right from the start.

It should be fun

many thanks

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