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Old 4th Apr 2002, 14:28
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Talking Astraeus airborne!

This probably counts as news.

G-STRA, the first of 4 737's for Astraeus has just got airborne from Gatwick on it's AOC proving flight.

G-STRB (the second 737-300) is in Southend bein painted and will be delivered on Tuesday 9th.

G-STRC and D, the 2 737-700's have arrived in Lasham (In Midway colours) for delivery in May.

First passenger flight scheduled for Saturday 6th April.

Whew!!
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Wink

Good on you. I hope it all goes well!
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Congratulations to all - much extremely hard work and sleepless nights, I expect!

Gissa job!
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So it is written! The AOC, tomorrow no doubt.

Well done to all, and much success and many good wishes for the future of Astraeus.
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Fantastic to see, during this period of airline failures and retrenchment, a start-up taking to the air.

I wish you the best of luck (not that you will need it) and I am sure the PPRuNe cadets will repay your faith in them with spades.

WWW

ps Whats the callsign?
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Congratulations H, I know it's been a tough time.

Looking forward to the future, and WWW, damn right we will.
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Best of Luck to all involved-especially the famous 5!

Hope everything goes well.
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Many congratulations to all concerned.

Apart from being a positive breath of fresh air in these uncertain times, itís been great reading about it unfolding on PPRuNe!
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Old 4th Apr 2002, 16:02
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D: 'All of the above'

Well done all of you.
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Excellent news the very best to all concerned, hopefully the Fab Five can keep us updated on the mile wide grin factor. Anyway here's to a busy summer and many more of em for Astraeus.

Regards

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WWW,

Jetstar is the callsign.

Well done to everyone involved. Let's hope everything goes well for the first flight

g-bpec
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G-BPEC and WWW,

If you`re out flying on April 6. you will hear the call sign
"Flystar 801"
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I'm still very impressed how quickly things have happened for Astraeus..... well done folks and especially to those lucky ones who will be flying.

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Onwards & Upwards

Congratulations and good luck.

Regards
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Just arrived back from the flight as a pax. All went exceedingly well and there is jubilation at the prospect of the first commercial flight on Saturday.

Congratulations to everyone who has worked very hard to get this project off the ground in record time. Roughly three months from start-up to first flight.
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Its a good crack, as they say. Not at all a bad effort in these dodgy times. If I remember rightly Brad Burgess started Cityflier out of the ashes of Air Europe. He must know well the current business climate.

I hope the crews get a good deal out of all this.

Best of luck to everyone.
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My best wishes as well!

To everyone for all the hard work, congratulations It must feel good.

Good luck to all for a successful future, especially to the famous five. I look forward to flying Astraeus in the future.
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Good luck to all concerned for the future. I saw the aircraft arrive and it looks pretty good in the flesh.

What time does the first flight leave on Saturday?

Regards

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Good luck chaps!
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Cool

well done to all involved good to see ;
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