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NJI is reborn

Old 7th Dec 2001, 18:21
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Question NJI is reborn

BWA is going to comence operations previously operated by NJI with their own crews. Start date looks like the 14 Dec.
Looks like a NJI version 2
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Old 7th Dec 2001, 18:54
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What equipment, does anyone know.

Shurely not the one four sick?
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Old 7th Dec 2001, 19:57
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zxcb, do you mean they will be a franchise operator for BA? Will they use the 737-300?
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It's nothing to do with the previous NJI, i.e. effectively a new operation, operating only on a limited number of their (NJI's) previous routes (i.e. those that made some money - and some did).

Nb. It's also nothing to do with BA - and is very much orientated towards a 'low-cost' operation.

Initially using two B737-300's, crewed by BWA crew - indeed I've just been called by crewing and asked to volunteer for the first stint down there.
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Old 7th Dec 2001, 22:31
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On a side note do you have BWA address by chance ( or a web link )can't seem to find them anywhere. Thanks
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Old 7th Dec 2001, 22:43
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Click here http://www.british-world.co.uk

Nb. I should point out that BWA's website is undergoing a revamp at the moment, so content, etc, is likely to change - plus the on-line recruitment (if that's why you want the link) has had a couple of teething problems (though I'm working on making it better - there's just simply not enough hours in the day )
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Old 8th Dec 2001, 04:33
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hope they're not involved with BA on this, or they'll go down the pan like NJI with BA watching with they're hand in their pockets.
BA not paying NJI? who says?
Sounds like Palermo route to start with, with catania.
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Seems pretty weird to have some BWA guys come down here to start where we left off - I suppose it's better than nothing at all. There's loads of posters advertising the route from PMO - I reckon it has a good chance of success. Need an extra pilot???!
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Old 8th Dec 2001, 16:44
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It's about time someone started a low-cost airline in Italy...BWA will do very well!
Enjoy the pasta Crashdive!
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Old 8th Dec 2001, 22:48
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As far as i know if NJI re-appears as NJI they will have to pay their former employees and creditors before starting any new game, if they re-appear as "Aussie Airlines" they won't have to pay anybody but all the NJI slots will be lost.
By the way Air One has started operating from both Palermo and Catania to both Rome and Milan, with NJI slots me thinks.
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tarjet,
don't forget Volare.....
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Old 9th Dec 2001, 00:30
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Obi, a low-cost airline?

A new enter soon will join the club.

Ciao
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Old 9th Dec 2001, 01:17
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TArjet,


NJI never had "slots". They were held by,and are still held by, BWA whose AOC was being used by NJI.

AS I understand things, BWA are supplying the aircraft and crews to a local company who are selling the tickets. I hear Air Sicilia might alos be taking a look at increasing capacity on these routes.
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Old 9th Dec 2001, 01:43
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On a slightly different NJI topic. Most former engineers and pilots were employed by Eclipse in Luxembourg who have not honoured their contracts with the above employees given that nobody was paid for their notice periods which varied from one to two months -this of course because NJI did not pay Eclipse. Any truth in the rumour that under Lumemborg Law, if Eclipse can't pay then Luxembourg Government will have to pick up tab. Wouldn't that be nice!!
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The word around the traps is that the old NJI management which is organising this new low cost airline are trying to keep eclipse airlines alive so they can use the old stlye contracts but with less pay.
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But,but,Volare is starting FCO to PMO and CTA in code-sharing with Air Sicilia.From their web-site.
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Old 9th Dec 2001, 19:31
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Can't see NJI wanting Eclipse to stay afloat as they'll first of all have to honour pay commitments to people made redundant.
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Old 9th Dec 2001, 20:26
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Sorry Orac 146, but past NJI management have nothing whatsoever to do with the BWA operation in Sicily.

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Old 10th Dec 2001, 04:32
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Just got back from Palermo today and here are some news:
True that NJI doesn't have any slots, the slots are BWA's.
The former BA (NJI) office (still in full BA colours and logos)is being used by BWA staff to advertize their upcoming operation with photocopied A4 leaflets, they are not selling tickets but vouchers and i was told that the money collected goes on a single person's bank account (who is the lucky guy?) because there is yet no BWA legal entity in Italy, i was also told that they should start flying on the 14th and by others on the 23rd...someone also told me they might never fly at all.I was also been told the name of one of the italian organizers of this thing and yes...he's a former NJI guy.
I also know that BWA has contacted some former italian NJI 737 drivers to roster them but apparently they refused the offer.
All in all it sounds and looks extremely bad before it even gets off the ground.
Talking about Volare and Air Sicilia i heard they have some kind of code share agreement on the Rome and Milan runs, i have also seen a shiny and newly painted MD83 parked at PMO with a Free Airways logo and after asking i was told that it's the new name for Air Sicilia and that 2 more are coming out the AZ hangars in FCO soon.
Let's wait and see what happens...
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Tarjet Fixated

Just to clarify. BWA is supplying aircraft and Crew to an Italian Operation. Only BWA crews are involved. We have not contacted any ex NJI crew. The Italian company who are leasing our aircraft, may be using some ex NJI employees. That is none of our concern. We expect to be paid by the Italian company on an ACMI basis. We have no involvement in ticket sales or collecting money from passengers.

We have been asked to commence operations from Palermo on the 14th, and Catania a week later.


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