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Old 16th May 2006, 03:05
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Ozjet back in RPT (sort of)

Got a one year (with extensions) contract to run the RPT Norfolk Island services. In 108-seat Y class layout with Qantas flight number attached!

Flights will be 3x weekly ex SYD and BNE (Wed/Sat/Sun)

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Ozjet 737 to Norfolk Is

The Norfolk Island Government said it has reached agreement with Ozjet to begin a regular B737 jet service from Sydney and Brisbane from Wednesday, May 24.

Chief minister Geoff Gardner said the Ozjet aircraft would take over Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday departures operated by Air Nauru.
"It will continue to be booked and ticketed by Qantas but will offer much-needed extra capacity and greater continuity under a 12 month, renewable contract," Gardner said.

Norfolk Island Tourism General Manager Steve McInnes said the island could now look forward to a new era for its tourism industry.

The 737-200 will be configured for 108 passengers in one-class offering 20 per cent more capacity over the interim Fokker F100 service. Ozjet will supply air and cabin crew and catering.
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Old 16th May 2006, 03:52
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GB's off into the Pacific again!
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Good news for Ozjet crews - whilst its not a full-time schedule, its definately a start
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the island could now look forward to a new era for its tourism industry
That's right...as long as you're happy with the era being the late 60's!!!
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Old 17th May 2006, 01:09
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Just out of interest, we pulled onto stand next to an Ozjet marked 737-200 at Faro (portugal) this evening
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108 passengers in one-class offering 20 per cent more capacity over the interim Fokker F100 service
So that'd be the Fokker 86 would it? What happened to the rest of the seats, or are/were they blocked off for fuel?
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Old 17th May 2006, 07:26
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simala1 - might be good news for ozjet crews, but what about Alliance crews that will no longer have the Norfolk runs for the F100?
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Old 17th May 2006, 11:05
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I have been in Hern Airport Bournemouth for sim training and have spotted 2 737's with OZ jet scheme parked there. One departed on the weekend, are they bound for Aust? There is also a 747-200 in similar colours but with no OZ jet signs? Any one shed any light on whats happening with them.
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but what about Alliance crews that will no longer have the Norfolk runs for the F100
I'd bet there is enough happening to keep them amused without charging off over the briney for a while
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Originally Posted by MrApproach
sinala1 - might be good news for ozjet crews, but what about Alliance crews that will no longer have the Norfolk runs for the F100?
Whilst I agree with you that its sad for Alliance to lose it, the question that needs to be asked - Why did they lose it?
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I think that the NLK govt has done a deal with Oz Jet to the detriment of Air Nauru, for which Alliance was contracted to operate on ON's behalf when they lost their 737 - at least that was what I thought had happened - or have I got that backwards?
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I have also have heard a deal was done between Ozjet and the NFI govt. I'm sure Alliance would have liked to keep the flying but I hear they have other plans in the pipe line. I reakon we will still see Alliance F100's heading to NFI to carry out rescue flights when the old Ozjet -200 go U/S.

The big loser must be Air Nauru, if they ever get airborne again. The NFI flying would have been a big part of their ops. Has anyone heard if their new Aircraft has arrived?
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Ramrod. According to a press release from Nauru, the deal on their planned B737-300 has fallen through. The news is not good.
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Air Nauru

They have ceased operations as of today. All their pilots were given notice yesterday and the charters to alliance will also cease before too long.
This is as a direct result of NFI giving the work to Ozjet. Consequently, AN would not have been able to make payments on the B737 they were about to acquire.
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As one of the early birds of Air Nauru in 1976 I must say how sorry I am to hear of the end of Air Nauru. Despite the very occasional player privileged to have been a member of the "bastards I have met" black book, Air Nauru provided so many wonderful memories of unforgetable overnights, exotic destinations, delighful companions and of course to the Nauruans themselves that vital life line from their tiny dusty atoll to Australia.
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Originally Posted by Capn Bloggs
So that'd be the Fokker 86 would it? What happened to the rest of the seats, or are/were they blocked off for fuel?
Cargo seatpacks have been installed on some flights, blocking off around 15 seats in favour of toilet paper and samboy chips for the Island.
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Who will operate Air Nauru's other routes???? Will OzJet attempt to run the -200 out to the pacific?
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There was an Ozjet parked outside DHL's Brisbane office /old internatioanl terminal yesterday afternoon
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Both 737s in Melbourne PM May 21st

I flew over the Tulla base about 1730 this evening and there are two Ozjet 737s parked there. I had heard the contract prevents Ozjet expanding as a domestic as it required Aust Fed Govt approval as a special charter.
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OK For Some I Guess

On 19 May 2006, the Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer signed an instrument which exempts Boeing 737 aircraft, operated by OzJet Airlines Pty Ltd, from the requirement to carry life rafts (CASA EX19/06 http://www.casa.gov.au/rules/miscinst/2006/EX19.pdf ). The instrument was lodged with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 19 May 2006, was registered on 19 May 2006 and came into effect on 20 May 2006.
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