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Airlines

Name: DEBONAIR AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: DEB
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: LUTON
Country: ENGLAND
Employees 100
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Background
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STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1996. SCHEDULED, DOMESTIC, REGIONAL, & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

APRIL 1998: 177 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 92 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 4 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

TO TURIN, NICE, COPENHAGEN, MUNICH, ROME, MADRID, LAMEZIA TERME, DUSSELDORF, BARCELONA, FLORENCE, BOLOGNA, AND REGGIO CALABRIA.

FOUNDED BY FRANCO MANCASSOLA.

DECEMBER 1998: 737-33A (CFM56-3B-2), AB AIRLINES (BRR) WET-LEASED FOR 9 MONTHS. B AE 146-200 (E2024) WET-LEASED TO SWISSAIR (SWS) FOR 6 MONTHS. B AE 146-200 (E2014). B AE 146-100 (E1015) EX-PAUKNAIR.

JANUARY 1999: (LOI) FOR OPERATIONS OF 5 B AE 146-200'S FOR LUFTHANSA
(DLH) CITYLINE FROM 3/99 FROM MUNICH. +3 B AE 146-200'S, EX-AIR ATLANTIC FROM ITS DEFUNCT PARENT COMPANY, IMP GROUP.

EXISTING WET-LEASE TO AIR FRANCE (AFA) FOR PARIS - BRUSSELS, BREST, AND BIARRITZ WILL END IN 3/99.

B AE 146-100 (1015) EX-PAUKNAIR, B AE LEASED TIL 10/99. PLANS FOR 2ND 737-300 IN 3/99.

FEBRUARY 1999: LAUNCHED NEW SERVICE FROM LUTON & GATWICK TO BARCELONA (737-300).

B AE 146-200 (E2012, G-DEBK).

APRIL 1999: 350 EMPLOYEES. (http://www.debonair.co.uk).

CODE SHARE WITH AIR EUROPE ITALY (EIY) ZURICH - BOLOGNA, TURIN AND VENICE.

MAY 1999: 737-300 (24059), EX-PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL), KG 7 YEAR LEASED.

1ST 4 MONTHS = 223M RPK (PASSENGER TRAFFIC), 148K PASSENGERS (PAX).

JUNE 1999: LONDON TO PERUGIA, ITALY (B AE 146-200).

JULY 1999: 2ND 737-3L9 (1800-24570, G-OABD), BRITISH MIDLAND (BMA) MODIFICATION TO 132 PAX 33-INS PITCH, AB (BRR) LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 1999: 2ND Q = -2.2 Million P (-1 Million): -21% (ASK) CAPACITY, 64.9% LF LOAD FACTOR (+6.4), DUE TO START-UP COSTS OF NEW LUFTHANSA (DLH) & SWISSAIR (SWS) CONTRACTS & COMPETITION ON NEW SCHEDULED SERVICES.

OCTOBER 1999: FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY.

GROUNDS ITS FLEET OF 14 AIRPLANES. FINANCIAL WOES DUE TO COMPETITION FROM OTHER LOW-FARE RIVALS.

NOVEMBER 1999: EUROPEAN AIR EXPRESS PURCHASES A PORTION OF DEBONAIR AIRWAYS (DEB), BY BUYING ROUTES AND AIRPLANES FROM CARRIER. DELOITTE & TOUCHE HANDLING ADMINISTRATION OF BANKRUPTCY, IS PRESERVING 100 JOBS OF PREVIOUS 350.

DECEMBER 1999: B AE 146-100A (E1004) RETURNED TO NATIONAL JET (NJS). 6 B AE 146-200A'S (2022; 2024; 2028; 2034; 2040; 2045), RETURNED TO US
AIRWAYS (USA).

JANUARY 2000: BUSINESS AIR (BRITISH MIDLAND (BMA) COMMUTER) ACQUIRES 5 B AE 146-200'S TO OPERATE FOR LUFTHANSA (DLH).

Fleet:
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December 2000:

0 737-3S3 (CFM56-3) 1517-24059, G-OBWY), EX-(PAL), KG 7 YR LSD 1999-05, RTND (KGL), LST (BAF). 132Y.

0 737-33A (CFM56-3B2) (G-OABL), RTND (BRR), 139Y.

0 737-3L9 (CFM56-3) (1800-24570), RTND (SIL), LST (CEA).

0 B AE 146-100 (ALF502R-3A) (1015), EX-PAUKNAIR, B AE LSD TIL 1999-10,
1004 RTND (NJS) 1999-12.

0 B AE 146-200 (E2012; E2014; E2016) (G-DEBK), RTND.

0 B AE 146-200 (E2022; E2028; E2034; E2040; E2045), RTND (USA) 1999-12.

0 B AE 146-200 (E2024), RTND (USA) 1999-12.

Management:
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FRANCO MANCASSOLA, FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

MICHAEL HARRINGTON, DEPUTY (CEO), & CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO).

JOHN TENNER, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR.

 
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