30th Jun 2012, 02:39
Direct flight to link south Philippines | Travel | NT News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | ntnews.com.au (http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2012/06/27/308981_travel.html)
Is this guy for real, hoping to fill a 74 out of Darwin ! :E
30th Jun 2012, 06:03
Firstly the article is incorrect. The Wild Orchid Airlines website states B737
"Our Darwin/Cebu (and return) flights will be operated by an Qantas Airlines B737 and flight crew. We are pleased to be offering you a full service operation with both Economy & Business Class seats available."
30th Jun 2012, 06:22
If they offer anywhere near the same service the wild orchid resorts do then they won't find it hard to fill a 747 !
30th Jun 2012, 06:59
Actually curved approach, the article says a 747 during peak season.
30th Jun 2012, 08:21
I remember Wild Orchild the movie :}. Mmmmmmmmm :ok:
30th Jun 2012, 23:11
The promo video looks interesting. Are they planning to use Ngukurr instead of Darwin? Talk about aiming at a niche market!
30th Jun 2012, 23:34
Right up 'Herbert The Pervert's ' alley.:E
1st Jul 2012, 13:25
The article may say 747 during peak periods but the website for Royal Orchid Airlines says that they only operate during peak periods and that they operate a 737. Just sayin' that's all.
Worrals in the wilds
2nd Jul 2012, 00:26
He may have been misquoted by the paper; the media are usually incapable of correctly reporting an aircraft type.
You all know the drill; in a piece about an A320 incident it's referred to as an A340 incident and accompanied by a picture of an A380 in another incident...:bored:
2nd Jul 2012, 20:04
Do you need an AOC to call yourself an airline and advertise for passengers, even if you're wet leasing? According to the CASA website, there's no AOC appearing under that name.
8th Jul 2012, 02:56
It's the operation of the aircraft that is the commercial activity that requires an AOC. If this Orchid mob are chartering a Qantas 737/747 then Qantas are the operator and it will come under their AOC.
Calling it an airline might be misleading but there are plenty of misleading names in the travel industry that seemingly go unpunished.
8th Jul 2012, 06:47
same ta agent numbers
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Direct flights from Darwin, Australia to Cebu, Philippines | Wild Orchid Airlines (http://wildorchidairlines.com)
9th Jul 2012, 03:34
They seem to be aiming at school holidays.
Comments on here indicated they were aiming at mine workers wanting some shaven Asian relaxation. I think they are wrong.