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XPT
2nd Feb 2010, 07:55
just heard that Pacific Flier will starts A310-300 ops in 2nd half of March.

Latest delay caused by objections from other airlines.

They will apparently fly into BNE 3 times a week & undergo some regular maintenance at BNE on Mondays, after landing early morning.

It will then depart Tue am, back to Micronesia.

Cool banana
3rd Feb 2010, 02:04
Pacific Flier is a new Palau based airline will offers services from The Republic of Palau to Manila (Clark Field) The Philippines, Guam, Tokyo (Narita) Japan and Brisbane Australia.

It operate with Airbus A310 in 18 First Class and 174 Economy Class configuration.

But very little information on their website, [URL="http://www.pacificflier.com/"]

apacau
9th Feb 2010, 22:07
I heard that issues not yet resolved and no start date yet known? Anywhere I can get more info on this?

Angle of Attack
10th Feb 2010, 06:59
But very little information on their website, [url="http://www.pacificflier.com/"]

Now thats an understatement of the year! lol! :}

Aus380
15th Apr 2010, 15:21
So has anyone heard more about Pacific Flier, looking to book a trip to Palau and a direct BNE ROR flight would beat the hell out of going via Guam, but 1 old A310 and 1 flight a week, gonna put a serious dampner on my holiday if it breaks down in Brisvegas!!!

topend3
15th Apr 2010, 17:16
I would be surprised if they get off the ground and even more surprised if they last more than 6 months

tourismman
15th Apr 2010, 20:57
Topend Flight has been operating out of here for past few weeks.

Skystar320
15th Apr 2010, 23:21
so how are the loads? I've heard the first couple of flights went out with single digit numbers

chuboy
18th Apr 2010, 07:21
I hope they survive, I'm seriously considering a holiday to Palau with them now. Not till this November though....

Travel insurance a must =/

Kelly Slater
18th Apr 2010, 09:52
BreakAway Travel are advertising outstanding industry deals with Pacific Flier to Palau at the moment.

gunshy67
22nd Apr 2010, 02:42
Former bankrupt gets fledgling airline off the ground
Courier Mail, 22-04-2010, FINANCE

'Airlines are a capital intensive business and we are very fortunate to have strong financial backing' Shane Styles said

A FORMER bankrupt Gold Coast businessman with a chequered background and no aviation experience has started Australia's newest airline... PacificFlier.com

D.Lamination
24th Apr 2010, 06:34
Flying to Manila (Clark) would be the same as an operator starting a service to Sydney (Goulburn):E

chuboy
12th May 2010, 22:25
As of mid-next month they will fly ex-OOL instead of ex-BNE.

Should be interesting to see an A310 in YBCG. Must have been a fair while since they were about!

reallyoldfart
12th May 2010, 23:47
Quote:

"A FORMER bankrupt Gold Coast businessman with a chequered background and no aviation experience has started Australia's newest airline... PacificFlier.com"

Oh deary me - I wonder who, if anybody advises people like this.

I already feel sorry for those who are going to get screwed by this character!!

tourismman
13th May 2010, 01:20
No mention of OOL in this article 2 weeks ago
what is your source ?

Radio Australia:Pacific Beat:Story:Pacific Flier Airline begins operation (http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201004/s2885067.htm)

chuboy
13th May 2010, 01:50
I was in correspondence with the GM Shane Styles about booking a holiday later this year. He informed me that they would be flying ex-OOL soon. Probably because it is cheaper I suppose.

chuboy
29th May 2010, 01:09
New schedule online:
Pacific Flier - New Flight Schedule (http://www.pacificflier.com/schedule/new-flight-schedule)

chuboy
20th Jun 2010, 23:10
PI operate ex-OOL from today.

Haven't seen any advertising anywhere, any word on what loads have been like?

Sunstar320
20th Jun 2010, 23:52
They started on 14 June into OOL.

Loads appeared to have been running at 7-10%. No joke. Did anyone even know they were coming?? :eek:

chuboy
20th Jun 2010, 23:58
Other than a radio show which would have had the attention of about 100 listeners, I haven't seen any word of it. Not even a news release on the OOL website :confused:

They have just about everything they need, touristy destination, cheap fares, inclusive package. Just no advertising >.<

73to91
23rd Jun 2010, 09:48
From only $199* - Gold Coast to Guam and Palau - Airline News - etravelblackboard.com (http://www.etravelblackboard.com/showarticle.asp?nav=2&id=105797)

5000 seat sale.

Tee Emm
13th Jul 2010, 11:23
They have just about everything they need, touristy destination, cheap fares, inclusive package. Just no advertising >.<

It could be argued that failure to advertise means can't afford it? Or too many bills to pay?

chuboy
13th Jul 2010, 13:01
Surely advertising campaigns are a necessary expense in their circumstance though? They might not be able to afford it strictly speaking, but its not really the sort of thing one can save up for (ie. if you are making enough to save for one, you don't need to advertise).

1a sound asleep
12th Aug 2010, 07:41
Just received an email that crew are being told that flights are grounded as of tomorrow. Consider it a rumour for the moment until I get confirmed

Tango9
14th Aug 2010, 10:39
1A

Is there any more news on this?
They have been desperatley trying to shift tickets with their 5000 seat sale..??

1a sound asleep
14th Aug 2010, 11:40
Links

Pacific Flier suspends Palau flights | local-news (http://www.mvariety.com/2010081229263/local-news/pacific-flier-suspends-palau-flights.php)

KOROR (Palau Horizon) Autralia-based airline Pacific Flier has suspended all flights yesterday to Koror.
It is not known whether the flight service will be resumed in the future

PACIFIC FLIER SUSPENDS FLIGHTS TO PALAU - August 13, 2010 (http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2010/August/08-13-05.htm)

"President Johnson Toribiong said the airline, which had only been in service for four months, cancelled all flights "until further notice."
The local agent of the airline could not explain the suspension but Toribiong said the local office had already received future bookings."

And now there's another upstart in the region too

"Fly Guam" Hopes to Be Airborne By The End of This Year (http://www.pacificnewscenter.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7175:fly-guam-hopes-to-be-airborn-by-2011&catid=45:guam-news&Itemid=156)

"Guam - Soon there may be a new airline on Guam focused on the Guam brand. If everything goes as planned the new airline called Fly Guam will offer routes to and from some of the major cities in Asia"

XPT
8th Sep 2010, 07:45
from their website ...

Update
PacificFlier will commence its much awaited new services between the Republic of Palau in Micronesia to Taiwan and Clark Field, Philippines from the 21st of September 2010. Flights to Hong Kong, Australia and Guam will begin soon subject to final government approval.
PacificFlier will begin with three services a week to Taiwan, Taoyuan International Airport and two services a week to Clark Field, the Philippines. PacificFlier has completed its operational restructure and is looking forward to an exciting new charter in the development of a new region airline. For all enquiries contact one of our local offices in Palau, Taiwan, Philippines or Australia.

Anyone know what aircraft they are using this time ?

See also ...

Flight Routes | Pacific Flier | Fly Palau (http://www.pacificflier.com/routes)

Flight Schedule | Pacific Flier | Fly Palau (http://www.pacificflier.com/program)

Mike

gate4
9th Sep 2010, 07:05
PX 757-200 or 767-300 ?

chimbu warrior
11th Sep 2010, 00:21
From their website it looks as though they will no longer fly to Australia.

Although there is no mention of an aircraft type, from reading between the lines it would appear they may be sourcing an aircraft from the Phillipines.

Tango9
23rd Sep 2010, 09:44
Pacific Flier (US Guam) amends scheduled air application with US regulators for operation with wet leased Icelandair B757-200 instead of Hi Fly A310-300.