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Fly UK Virtual Airways: New Operations Launched


Fly UK Virtual Airways are pleased to announce that after months of extensive planning and hard work, our new route network is now active.

Fly UK is now split into three operational areas:

- Mainstream
- Tours
- Flying Club

Mainstream operations include:

- Scheduled
- Cargo
- Low Cost (FLY2)
- Ad-Hoc

Each flight also has a type:

- UK Domestic
- European
- Worldwide

You can find out more information about the new mainstream operations, our bases, destinations and aircraft here: http://www.flyuk.aero/index.php?page=division_mainstream

You will notice that we no longer have charter or regional route types. These operations have been merged into scheduled operations. Destinations will constantly be reviewed by our operations team and there will be schedule changes for the summer and winter seasons.

New Bases & Base Closures

Fly UK bases at Birmingham, Plymouth, Newcastle, Geneva, Dublin and Glasgow are now closed. We have opened new bases at Edinburgh and Southampton.

Summary of Bases

Our new mainstream operations look like this:


- London Heathrow
- London Gatwick
- Edinburgh
- Manchester
- Leeds Bradford
- Southampton

Low Cost (FLY2)

- Liverpool
- Stansted


- Stansted

New Ad-Hoc Contract

Fly UK have signed a contract with Virtual Royal Air Force, which involves Fly UK supporting vRAF Operations by transporting various equipment and supplies around the world. The flights will be conducted by a Fly UK Boeing 747-400 aircraft, as this aircraft will allow Fly UK to carry a range of supplies and equipment that is requested by vRAF.

Fly UK will also begin to operate weekly flights to the Falkland Islands on behalf of vRAF, beginning 30th September 2009 using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

Fleet Changes

Our fleet has also seen a number of changes. Firstly, the Boeing 757-300 will be withdrawn from service and Boeing 757-200 aircraft from the cargo division will be converted into Boeing 757-200 passenger configuration, in order to replace the Boeing 757-300's. The Boeing 757-200's have also been fitted with winglets. Secondly, we have decided to remove the Airbus A340-600 from the Fly UK fleet and operate the Airbus A340-300 only.

Our new fleet now looks like this:

- ATR 72-500 - Operating from Leeds
- Dash 8 Q400 - Operating from Southampton

- Embraer 170 - Operating from Leeds
- Fokker 100 - Operating from Southampton

- Boeing 757-200F - Operating from Stansted
- Boeing 737-700 - Operating from Liverpool and Stansted
- Boeing 747-400F - Operating from Stansted

- Airbus A320-232 - Operating from Gatwick and Leeds
- Boeing 737-800 - Operating from Heathrow, Edinburgh and Manchester

- Boeing 767-300 - Operating from Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester
- Boeing 757-200 - Operating from Heathrow, Edinburgh and Manchester
- Airbus A330-200 Operating from Gatwick
- MD11F - Operating from Stansted

- Airbus A340-300 - Operating from Heathrow
- Boeing 747-400 - Operating from Heathrow

Please note that we have released a freeware B757-200 download package for FS2004 (available in downloads centre). The FSX freeware package and payware repaints for PSS and Captain Sim B757-200's will be released in the next few days.

Website Changes

We have also been working on a number of website upgrades to coincide with the launch of the new operations. There will be a separate press release with more information about the website upgrades but to give you an idea, we have a new flight planning page that includes new airport operational information pages which replace the old ops info PDF's. We have also introduced new flight manifests which are now known as flight despatch pages. All route data including flight routings and flight levels have been updated. We'll also be introducing a new IVAO/VATSIM Google map flight tracker.


Your opinion matters to us. Let us know what you think of the new operations by posting in the feedback topic in our community forums.

If you spot any problems or issues with the new operations please inform our operations team by making a post in the operations tracker - http://www.flyuk.aero/en/forums/index.php?...p;showproject=6

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For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Chris Sutcliffe - CEO

Chris Miley - Vice CEO

Robert Allen - COO
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