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Old 5th Nov 2002, 08:18
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Low cost 767 service to USA

I've heard stories of a 'low cost' 767 service to the USA starting next summer either from, or based in, LTN.

Anyone know anything?
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No. But sounds like a great idea!
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Ah yes, this would be the low cost airline using refurbished L 1011's
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Count to ten......and Ignore!!
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Old 5th Nov 2002, 08:52
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Woodman...

Both Blue Fox and Mama Air are planning new services next year.

Their websites are :

http://www.bluefoxairlines.com (based Stansted) and

http://www.mama-air.com (based Manston)

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Don't know about Mama but I don't think Blue Fox is aiming for low cost as such but specialising in business pax.
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be like bmi baby then!
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Whatever next?
We now have Mama, Baby, I suppose next to come are DaddyAir and even MistressAir or just plain StressAir?
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maybe a bit to early for pubicair????!!!!!
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Hmmmm

www.skybus.com

Dunno anything else about it.......
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Justforfun

That link goes to an internet training company. Did you mean that?

Skybus sounds like a likely name.
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Whoops!

Sorry folks, that should be www.sky-bus.com

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Can anyone think of a low cost long haul operation ? I'd be interested to know what sort of business model they use.

Not since the Laker Skytrain era has anyone tried this... and there are not any survivors.
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From the Sky-bus website

Initial route - London (Luton - hub for EaseyJet/Go) to Orlando, Florida
(Sanford - served by many European holiday charter operators and PAN AM
domestic services) continue to Portsmouth NH (Pease International - hub for
PAN AM and feeder to JetBlue) and then back to London. Operate 2 aircraft
one flying London-Orlando-Portsmouth-London other on
London-Portsmouth-Orlando-London route expand to 4 aircraft to offer day or
night flights either way between Orlando/Portsmouth and London. Unrestricted
$150 one way fares, discounted below $99 - profitable flights at 76% Load
Factor. Dry lease B767-300ER aircraft operated by own or contract
flight/cabin crews. Inventory of 550 seats/day. Marketing includes
commercial TV program offered to European/USA TV networks featuring ongoing
airline operations (as pioneered by EasyJet in UK). First expansion would
include service Orlando/Portsmouth to Dublin (Shannon Ireland - Ryanair Hub)
and London (Stanstead - Go Hub). Further expansion to USA West Coast.
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That's an interesting concept. The website doesn't say who is behind the business, anyone know? US or UK?
It looks as though its on Buster The Bear's doorstep. Surprised he hasn't nosed something out.
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Looks like a web site a kid has come up with on a lunch break!

Portsmouth Pease, was that not a destination to be offered by Caledonian Wings from Prestwick, the 'Guv's airline?

If it happens, I will stop climbing trees and scratching my @rse! Cannot give up honey though!
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From the "business model" page:

"SKY-BUS EXPANDED OPERATIONS
Within 3 years $250MM sales US carrier to European and Asian destinations with all next generation Boeing 767-500 ER fleet. Linking Virgin Airlines (Australia), China National, EasyJet with JetBlue and Pan Am domestic USA networks."

Have Boeing got plans for 767NG?
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That'll be a fun travelling experience.

296 pax, four toilets, everyone listening to their radio tuned into the in-flight frequency (lovely on that night flight home). And what's the idea of the closet for 296 business jackets? Where do the crew ****?

If its charging business class fares, it won't work.
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Hmmm... Sky-Bus

Sky-Bus certainly doesn't sound like your average airline! The details about their aircraft seem a little odd too:

- 8 groups of 6 seats facing each other

- 2 groups of 6 seats adaptable to seat 8 children 14 & Under

- TV entertainment provided, audio on FM radio channel 98 MHz - Bring your radio

What do others think about this? Is Sky-Bus real, or just another fantasy?
 
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Transatlantic low-cost...with a twist

Some of you might have heard about the new transatlantic start-up out of Luton, called SkyBus.

Various papers including the Mirror and Express have carried this story overnight, quoting their e-ticket chap Jonathan Aslett as a UK director.

And then a little bird tells me that he's the same Mr Aslett who happens to be mentioned here...
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