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Old 20th Jun 2018, 07:11
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Intercity Airways

I see Intercity doesn't have a thread yet and there has been talk about them at Blackpool so I made a thread to keep updated on them.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 20:17
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Seems like the airline wont be starting anytime soon if at all.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 21:26
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Originally Posted by Plane mad 134 View Post
Seems like the airline wont be starting anytime soon if at all.
It was originally carried via the Blackpool thread.
Just the wild ramblings of a 19yr old kid with time on his hands - and a vivid imagination.
Bit like Unsworth's Atmosphere.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 08:38
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' Intercity '

This is worse than the 'fix' on the Apprentice Airline task, Neither team won.
Because for one thing they made no attempt to show they had researched other airlines ( Anyway that was slightly off topic ).
But point being is ' Intercity : If memory serves the name is , if my memory serves owned By either The Department of Transport.
Or one of the train operating countries ,bI had heard ' Cross Country ' but cannot be certain .
In any case it is too Similar the the Abelio Scotrail ' Inter7City ' name .
It may land this lad at the very least a very strong letter from somewhere .
Either way it will never happen.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 08:49
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InterCity

Indeed it was a rail service. British Rail brand from 1966 to 1997. Used the excellent, if often filthy dirty, HST's.
Back in the day, spent far to much of my life on the Wolverhampton - London but it was so much faster and safer than Suicide Alley, the M6/M1 alternative.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 08:53
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It is registered as Inter City Airways Ltd - Details as link:
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/c...81646/officers
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 08:58
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Originally Posted by VentureGo View Post
It is registered as Inter City Airways Ltd - Details as link:
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/c...81646/officers
Has also registered 6 other aviation companies over recent years - non seem to be flying
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Bad news for young Mr Gosney:

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Old 9th Jan 2019, 10:00
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Inter city was also used by Alidair for some of their Viscount passenger operations in the early 80's (?)
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 10:16
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Inter city was also used by Alidair for some of their Viscount passenger operations in the early 80's (?)
They most certainly were. I flew non-rev on an Inter City Airlines Viscount 700 (G-ARGR) positioning from EDI to ABZ in September 1981. It was in Alidair colours with Inter City Airlines titles. I even have a photo.

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Originally Posted by VentureGo View Post
It is registered as Inter City Airways Ltd - Details as link:
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/c...81646/officers
So is Atmosphere Intercontinental. Doesn't mean it's "Real".
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Originally Posted by Hotel Tango View Post
Lovely Viscount! Taken some time around 1981?
Sadly WFU in 1984.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 11:56
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Lovely photo. o lot of hours in the back of GR and her sister IR(?) positioning to Sumburgh in the summer of 83 on the Shell contract.
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sixchannel: taken at Aberdeen 27/Sep/81 having just flown in on it from Edinburgh.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 16:11
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Originally Posted by Hotel Tango View Post
sixchannel: taken at Aberdeen 27/Sep/81 having just flown in on it from Edinburgh.
I know Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder, but weren't they gorgeous to look at.
Same for the Dove probably for same daft reason. When I worked for JCB many years back, I was told that Mr JCB's Dove was dismantled c1960 and placed in the rafters of the 'Experimental Shop'. Whether that was true ir not I have no idea but last I heard it was stored outside at Little Rissington.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 21:00
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
Inter city was also used by Alidair for some of their Viscount passenger operations in the early 80's (?)
As well as Viscounts, Inter City Airlines also operated SD330s in the 1980s. G-BITV was used by Inter City Airlines (NB - not "Airways") and also by related company Guernsey Airlines and often flew from Manchester.
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