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Name: FAIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: FAN
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: PARIS
Country: FRANCE
Employees 17
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Sita: CDGOZJLK
Background
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STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1997. OWNED BY JEWELER & FRAGRANCE GIANT VAN CLEEF & ARPELS. DOMESTIC, & REGIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

AUGUST 1997: IN FALL TO START OPERATIONS FROM PARIS (CDG) WITHIN FRANCE WITH AFFORDABLE ALL FIRST CLASS SERVICE.

PLANS FOR 10 MD-80'S. 2 ORDERS MD-81'S, (48051; 48058), EX-(SJI), ITOCHU AIRLEASED, 72F PAX (JT8D-209).

DECEMBER 1997: WITH OPERATIONS SIMILAR TO MIDWEST (MWX), LAUNCHES SERVICE TO MILAN MALPENSA, NICE, & NICE-MILAN. LEATHER SEATS WITH
SMALL LOUNGE AT REAR.

THANKS TO FRANCOIS ARPELS, 31 YEAR OLD FOUNDER, EXPECTS TO BE PROFITABLE BY MID/99. AFTER 3 YEARS PLANS FOR 10 AIRPLANES TO SERVE 8 -9 ROUTES IN EUROPE. PAX ARE ALLOWED TO TAKE EXTRA CARRY-ON LUGGAGE, WHICH FREES UP MAIN CARGO HOLDS FOR MORE FREIGHT.

MARCH 1998: STARTS PARIS (CDG)-MILAN MALPENSA + NICE-MILAN.

APRIL 1998: MD-81 (975-48051 "TOSCA," 991-48058 "FAUST").

SEPTEMBER 1998: CHARTERS FOR CLUB MED FROM MILAN TO GREECE & TURKEY, FOR INTER MILAN SOCCER TEAM & VARIOUS CORPORATIONS IN GERMANY, THE NETHERLANDS, AND IN NORTH AFRICA.

OCTOBER 1998: DECLARES INSOLVENCY.

ASKS COMMERCIAL COURT TO ALLOW IT TO KEEP OPERATING SO THAT IT CAN ROLL OVER ITS DEBT AND RAISE MONEY TO KEEP FLYING. CLOSED ITS PARIS-NICE ROUTE BUT WANTS TO KEEP FLYING TO MILAN DESPITE ITS PRECARIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. HAS ONLY AVERAGED 15 PAX/FLIGHT.

NOVEMBER 1998: FILES FOR RECEIVERSHIP, AND SUSPENDS OPERATIONS.

RETURNS MD-81'S TO SANWA.

JULY 1999: 2 MD-81'S (48051; 48058), SOLD BY SANWA TO SPIRIT (SPR).

Fleet:
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November 2000:

O MD-81 (JT8D-209) (975-48051 "TOSCA," 991-48058 "FAUST"), EX-(SJI)
ITOCHU AEROLEASED, 72F, RTND TO LESSOR, TO (SPR) 1999-07.

Management:
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FRANCOIS ARPELS, CHAIRMAN & CEO (OWNER & FOUNDER), 31 YEAR OLD.

RICHARD BUKOVEC, MANAGER ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE (CDGOZLK).

 
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