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Airlines

Name: V BIRD
7JetSet7 Code: VBD
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: MAASTRICHT
Country: NETHERLANDS
Employees 27
Web: vbird.com
Email: vservice-nl@vbird.com
Telephone: +31 43 358 5800
Fax: +31 433 65 5463
Sita:
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VBD-JAN04
VBD-NEWS
VBD-NEWSJAN04

Formed in 2003. Scheduled, international, passenger, jet airplane services.

Address:
Horsterweg 18A
6199 AC Maastricht-Airport, Netherlands

September 2003: V-Bird (VBD) (http://www.vbird.com) starts service with Niederrhein to Vienna (A320, 3/day), using the Air Operating Certificate (AOC) of Dutchbird (DUT). 2/6 orders A320-212's (CFM56) (525; 579), ex-Skyservice (SKB), (ILF) leased.

October 2003: In 11/03, V Bird Airlines (VBD), Niederrhein - Berlin (SXF) (4/day)/Helsinki (daily)/Munich (5/day)/Vienna (3/day), and Niederrhein - Maastricht - Nice (daily). Also, Niederrhein - Las Palmas (weekly charter).

2 A320-212's (525; 579) (ILF) leased, wet-leased to V-Bird (VBD).

November 2003: Total support Engineering & Maintenance contract for 3 V-Bird (VBD) A320's by Lufthansa Technik (DLH) (LTK).

December 2003: V Bird Airlines (VBD), Niederrhein - Copenhagen (3/day), Palma de Mallorca (2/week), Rome (3/week).

February 2004: V Bird Airlines (VBD), Niederrhein - Rome (Ciampino).

March 2004: V Bird (VBD) began operating under its own (AOC) certificate (ICAO) (VBA), call-sign Vee Bee), instead of wet-leasing from Dutchbird (DUT).

(http://www.vbird.com). (vservice-nl@vbird.com).

(Telephone: +31 43 358 5800). (Telephone: +31 433 65 9090).

(FAX: +31 433 65 5463).

Main Base: Niederrhein (near Dusseldorf), Germany.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Berlin (Sconefeld); Copenhagen; Fuertaventura; Helsinki; Las Palmas; Manchester; Munich; Nice; Niederrhein; Palma de Mallorca; Rhodes; Rome; & Vienna.

V Bird Airlines (VBD), Niederrhein - Las Palmas (weekly). In 4/04, Niederrhein - Fuertaventura (weekly).

A320-212 (645, PH-VAC), Dutchbird (DUT) wet-leased.

May 2004: In 7/04, Niederrhein - Malaga (2/week); - Prague (daily).

Returned A320 to (DUT) and will wet-lease 2 F 100's from EU JET (EUJ) til 11/04, pending delivery of 2 A320's.

June 2004: In 7/04, Niederrhein - Stockholm, & - Thessaloniki.

F 100 (11296), EUJet (EUJ) wet-leased til 8/04.

August 2004: 1 B Ae 146-200, WDL Aviation wet-leased replaces F 100.

October 2004: Suspended operations after (ILF) repossessed its 4 A320's owing to financial problems at the carrier. Has been declared bankrupt by the court of Maastricht.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
VBD-A320-212

December 2004:

0 A320-212 (CFM56-5A3) (525, /95 PH-VAD; 579, /96 PH-VAE; 645, /97 PH-VAC), EX-(SKB), (ILF) LSD 8/03. (DUT) WET-LST. (DLH) (LTK) MAINT. REPOSSESSED 11/04. 162Y.

0 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/2P) (1081, /99 PH-BMC, 12/02), EX-(SAB), (DEA) LSD. (DUT) WET-LST. RTND 5/04. 180Y.

0 F 100, (EUJ) 2 WET-LSD TIL 11/04.

0 F 100 (11296, EI-DFC), (EUJ) WET-LSD TIL 8/04.

0 B AE 146-200, WDL AVIATION WET-LSD 8/04. RTND.

Management:
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ROBERTO STINGA, CEO.

PETER LEGRO, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

 
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