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Airlines

Name: BUSTANSTED
7JetSet7 Code: BZZ
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: STANSTED
Country: ENGLAND
Employees 170
Web: buzzaway.com
Email: askbuzz@buzzaway.com
Telephone: (870) 240 70 70
Fax: (870) 240 75 75
Sita: DUBHQFR
Background
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STARTS OPERATIONS IN 2000. LOW-COST, REGIONAL, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
ENDEAVOUR HOUSE, STANSTED AIRPORT
STANSTED, ESSEX CM24 1RS, GREAT BRITAIN

DECEMBER 1999: KLM UK (AUK) WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY LOW-COST REGIONAL AIRLINE CALLED "buzz" WITH SERVICES, STANSTED TO BERLIN, DUSSELDORF, FRANKFURT, MILAN, PARIS, LYON, & VIENNA, WITH 8 B AE 146-300'S, AND 2 737'S LEASED. OPERATES TO MAJOR HUBS (NOT SECONDARY AIRPORTS).

LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) 2 ORDERS (JANUARY 2000) 737-3L9'S (26441; 25015), EX-DEUTSCH BA (DBA), PEMBROKE (PEB) LEASED.

JANUARY 2000: IN MARCH 2000, TO HELSINKI (737) & TO MARSEILLES, BORDEAUX, & HAMBURG (B AE 146).

PROJECTS TO CARRY 1.5 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) BETWEEN UK AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE.

737-3L9 (26441, G-BZZA), SHANANDA LEASED. 737-3L9 (25125, G-BZZB), (PEB) LEASED.

FEBRUARY 2000: 10 B AE 146-300'S (E3123; E3125; E3142; E3157; E3158; E3162; E3165; E3169; E3193; E3203), (AUK) LEASED.

MARCH 2000: IN JUNE 2000 TO JEREZ, SPAIN; TOULOUSE AND MONTPELLIER, FRANCE.

APRIL 2000: (http://www.buzzaway.com). (askbuzz@buzzaway.com).

SERVICE TO 14 EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS.

COLOR SCHEME OF ALL YELLOW WITH PARTIAL, BLUE OUTLINED FLOWER, WITH BLUE NACELLES, WITH "buzz" IN WHITE, AND IN BLUE, ON REAR FUSE.

JULY 2000: 60% OF BOOKINGS ARE BY INTERNET.

SEPTEMBER 2000: IN DECEMBER 2000, TO CHAMBERY/GENEVA.

JANUARY 2001: IN MARCH 2001, TO POITIERS & LA ROCHELLE (FRANCE) (4/WEEK), AND TO MURICA & GERONA (SPAIN) (5/WEEK). IN SUMMER, TO RESUME SERVICE TO MONTPELLIER (FRANCE) AND JEREZ DE LE FRONTERA (SPAIN). CONSIDERING SERVICE TO DUBLIN.

FEBRUARY 2001: IN MARCH 2001, TO COLOGNE/BONN (2/DAY).

APRIL 2001: MAIN BASE: LONDON (STANSTED).

JANUARY 2002: IN MARCH 2002, TO ROUEN, BREST, CAEN, DIJON, TOURS, BERGERAC, GRENOBLE, LIMOGES, TOULON, & ST TROPEZ, FOR SERVING 15 CITIES IN FRANCE.

FEBRUARY 2002: KLM UK (AUK) & (BZZ), FLORIS VAN PALLANDT, CEO, IS NEW CEO OF TRANSAVIA (TAV).

PLANS TO MERGE (AUK) INTO (KLM) CITYHOPPER, AND buzz INTO TRANSAVIA (WITH "buzz" THE SURVIVING NAME).

July 2002: In October 2002, to take over London Stansted (STN) - Amsterdam (5/day) from KLM UK (AUK).

August 2002: 1 737-300, Channel Express (CEX) wet-leased.

September 2002: 6 737-300's (26310; 26311; 26312; 26313; 26314; 26321), ex-Continental (CAL), (ILF) leased.

November 2002: Transavia (TAV) will drop most of its scheduled services, apart for a few routes, which will be transferred to buzz (BZZ), and will instead, concentrate on its Inclusive Tour (IT) charter work. (BZZ) will also take over the BasiqAir services.

(BZZ) plans expansion with 3 new bases in UK, and Europe. 1st new UK base in March 2003, will be Bournemouth. (BZZ) will operate routes to Amsterdam, Belfast (International), Bergerac, Malaga, Murcia, and Paris (CDG), initially with 2 737-300's.

By the end of 2003, seat capacity (ASK's) to be +50%, as it replaces its B Ae 146 airplanes, with 737-300's (+6 orders 737-300, (ILF) leased).

(BZZ) de-merged from KLM uk (AUK), and is now operating as its own fully fledged limited company, within the (KLM) Group.

(BZZ) is the UK's 3rd largest, low cost, operator, and is the 2nd largest, low cost, carrier, in France, and Germany. "buzz" currently flies 24 routes in Europe, in France, Germany, and Spain. In 2001, carried 1.4 million passengers, and by end of 2002, predicts 1.8 million passengers, with 88% of bookings, coming by the internet.

December 2002: 737-3Q8 (26310, G-BZZE), (ILF) leased.

January 2003: In March 2003, London (STN) - Almeria (3/week). In July 2003, Bournemouth - La Rochelle (737-300, daily).

Ryanair (RYR) acquires "buzz" (BZZ) from (KLM) for EUR 23.9 million. (BZZ) currently operates a network of 21 routes from London Stansted (STN) to points in Germany, Holland, France, and Spain, as well as 2 domestic French routes. It has a fleet of 6 737-300's and 6 B AE 146's. (KLM) agreed to take back the B Ae 146'S by March 2004.

About -20% of 570 (BZZ) employees will lose their jobs, mostly at Stansted.

February 2003: New owner Ryanair (RYR), states (BZZ) is in a "precarious" financial situation, having lost -EUR 60 million/-$64.8 million in the last two years and current losses of >-EUR 1 million/week. Now decides to eliminate -400 of 600 positions at (BZZ) and suspend operations for at least 1 month to re-brand airplanes and airport facilities in (RYR) livery.

March 2003: (BZZ) operates scheduled services from London Stansted Airport (STN) to 14 European destinations.

737-3L9 (26441), returned to Shananda Ltd. 737-3Q8 (26314, G-BZZI), (ILF) leased.

April 2003: As new Ryanair (RYR) subsidiary, to be called "Buzz Stansted," with John Osborne, CEO, ex-Director Operations (RYR) & CEO (GBA)/(EBA).

June 2004: 170 employees.

Parent, Ryanair (RYR) will terminate its Buzz (BZZ) operations from Stansted by October 2004 and return 6 737-300's to lessors.

November 2004: Uses parent (RYR)'s (IATA) Code: FR.

Address:
C/O Ryanair Ltd
Dublin Airport, (Co Dublin), Ireland

SITA Code: DUBHQFR.

(ICAO) Code: BUZ - BUZZ.

Had its (AOC) license revoked at the request of Ryanair (RYR).

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
BZZ-737-377
BZZ

November 2005:

0 737-3L9 (CFM56-3B2) (2550-26441, /92 G-BZZA), EX-(MRS)/(DBA), (PEB) LSD 1/00, RTND 3/03. 148Y.

0 737-3L9 (CFM56-3B2) (2059-25125, /91 G-BZZB), EX-(MRS)/(DBA), (PEB) LSD 1/00, RTND. 148Y.

0 737-341 (CFM56-3) (2127-25051, /91), EX-(VAR). RTND.

0 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3) (2680-26310, /95 G-BZZE; 2681-26311, /95 G-BZZF; 2693-26312, /95 G-BZZG; 2704-26313, /95 G-BZZH; 2707-26314, /95 G-BZZI, 3/03; 2764-26321, /95 G-BZZJ), EX-(CAL), (ILF) LSD. ALL 6 RTND 11/04. 26313; 26314; TO (TFY). 2680-26310, G-BZZE; 2681-26311, G-BZZF; 2693-26312, G-BZZG; TO (BMI) 12/04. 148Y.

0 737-300 (CFM56-3), (CEX) WET-LSD 8/02. RTND.

0 B AE 146-300 (ALF502R-5) (E3123; E3125; E3142; E3157; E3158; E3162; E3165; E3203), (AUK) LSD. E3125; 65; 203; RTND 7/03. ALL 5 RTND. 110Y.

0 B AE 146-300 (ALF502R-5) (E3169; E3193), (AUK) WET-LSD, 2 RTND. 110Y.

Management:
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NEIL FORSTER, GROUP CHAIRMAN (AUK).

JOHN OSBORNE, (CEO), EX-(RYR)/GBA)/(EBA) (2003-04).

BARON FLORIS VAN PALLANDT, MANAGING DIRECTOR & (CEO) (AUK), RETURNED TO (KLM) 2003-04.

LEONARD NUTTER, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (AUK).

TONY CAMACHO, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.

ADAM HARRIS, HEAD OF SALES & MARKETING.

ROLAND STROUD, CHIEF ENGINEER (roland.stroud@klmuk.com).

GRAEME ANDERSON, MANAGER TECHNICAL LIAISON

COLIN GAMSON, TECHNICAL SERVICES MANAGER (colin.gamson@klmuk.com).

PETER WALTON, HEAD QUALITY & FLIGHT SAFETY.

 
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