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London Heathrow based Fly UK Virtual Airways (UKV/Skyways) launched updated schedules for their Mainstream division last week. The schedule update sees a complete review of aircraft basing and the route network which now sees the airline flying a fleet of 186 aircraft to 224 destinations from 9 UK bases.

CEO Richard Jones comments “We have aimed to bring a greater degree of realism to our route network whilst at the same time trying to ensure there is a good selection and variety of routes available.”

Key features of the new schedule include:
- Frequent flights to winter favourites such as Innsbruck and Chambery. Innbruck is daily from Continue reading


Fly UK Operations Update

flyukThere are some new exciting changes just around the corner at Fly UK! As the Summer months draw upon us we’d like to let you know about a few operational changes and a series of route expansions that will give you even more choice.

Codeshare Status:

It has been 6 months since we started our historic codeshare agreement with MetroAir, we’re not quite sure where the time has gone; what we do know however, is that the agreement has been incredibly popular for both groups of pilots. With that in mind, we’re pleased to announce that the codeshare agreement will continue. This continuation has seen the introduction of some new flights from a variety of MetroAir bases. The Embraer fans amongst us will also be pleased to hear that a selection of E170 flights have been added to our selection.

So what can you expect from our continued partnership with MetroAir? As previously stated, we have introduced the Embraer into the schedules, increased the number of daily Dash 8 Q400 flights and built on the already existing Airbus A319 flights, this will lead to a selection of flights available from a variety of Metro’s hubs and focus cities including flights to Detroit, Tampa, Charlotte, Sint Maarten and Honolulu but to name a few. We also have access to flights in the new Airbus A330-300!

The new codeshare schedule will be available from the 1st June.

Highland Connection Update:

We’re taking the connection out of the Highlands this Summer as we’re pleased to announce that Highland Connection (operated by Fly UK) has been awarded a contract by the Scilly Islands Travel Commission to Continue reading


freshJet and Fly UK in 757 Lease Agreement

freshJet has signed a lease agreement with virtual airline giant Fly UK for two Boeing 757-200s. The aircraft will be based at Glasgow and Manchester until the end of October replacing the regular Airbus A320 family aircraft on high density summer routes such as Tenerife, Paphos and Palma. The aircraft are also expected to temporarily appear on other European routes.

freshJet previously operated a single leased 757 in 2011, when a deal was made with Liverpool-based low cost airline Skylines.

Upon returning to owner Fly UK, the aircraft are expected to re-enter service with low-cost subsidiary Fly2.


Fly UK Virtual Airways Launches Staff Recruitment Drive

Fly UK is about to embark on an ambitious new development plan to reaffirm our position as the UK’s leading virtual airline. We need the very best people to join our team to help us achieve our goals. We’ve launched our biggest staff recruitment drive since Fly UK’s inception in April 2004 and we are looking for creative, passionate people with drive and enthusiasm to help us shape the future of Fly UK.

We’re looking for people to join us in the following positions:

  • Operations Manager
  • Online Operations Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Developer

If you’re interested in Continue reading


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