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    Comtel airline.

    Anyone heard the news this morning ?
    A story just unfolding is about an airline called COMTEL, and British passengers were told they had to raise the princely sum of £20,000 to complete their journey from Vienna to Brimingham !

    What kind of outfit is this ? I have never heard of them before, has anyone ?

    Bill

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    Try:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comtel_Air#Fleet

    It can get complex as the person "selling" the capacity to the travellers, either direct or via other intermediaries, such as tour operators or travel agents, may not be the same as the ones operating the aircraft.
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    Well apparently they are or were an executive flight company who tried to branch out into the commercial flight market.
    Obviously they have got it wrong so far, because now they have been grounded.

    I have never seen any of their aircraft, they go into Birmingham and apparently Stanstead, or did anyway.

    When the "big boys" like BA, American, United, Quantas not to mention the likes of Ryanair, are claiming a drop in passenger numbers AND a hype in fuel charges, how do a small outfit like Comtel think they are going to be different and be a success ? They have come into the commercial market at completly the wrong time, when fuel charges are on the rise and with the present world financial state, they have very little chance of getting it right.
    A shame though, we could do with a few "new kids on the block" on the commercial scene to keep the interest, especially in Europe going.

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