London Gatwick Airport
|Headquarters||Crawley, United Kingdom|
|Key people||Mario Fulgoni, John Mahon, Steve Clarke, Shaun Monnery, Phil Rushton|
Astraeus is a British airline based in Crawley, England. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located An airline provides air transport services for Passengers or Freight, generally with a recognized operating certificate or license Crawley ( is a town and Local government district with Borough status in West Sussex, England England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland It operates scheduled and charter flights for around 50 tour operators, specialising in serving destinations in Africa, Europe, CIS and Canada. Its main bases are Manchester Airport and London Gatwick Airport, but has now dedicated the majority of their operations at Manchester Airport, with only two routes remaining at London Gatwick. Manchester Airport is a major Airport in the vicinity of Manchester, England, and the largest airport in the United Kingdom outside the Gatwick Airport is London 's second largest Airport and the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom after Heathrow. Manchester Airport is a major Airport in the vicinity of Manchester, England, and the largest airport in the United Kingdom outside the Gatwick Airport is London 's second largest Airport and the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom after Heathrow. .
The airline was named Astraeus Limited on 21 March 2002 and started operations on 6 April 2002. Events 630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. It was founded by staff of the former British World Airlines and the Aberdeen Asset Management international investment group. The use of Boeing 737-700 aircraft for extended range operations led to the launch in December 2004 of trans-Atlantic charters between London Gatwick and Deer Lake in Newfoundland, Canada. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Newfoundland and Labrador (ˈnuːfɨn(dlənd ən(d ˈlæbrəˌdɔr (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador is a province of Canada, the tenth and latest to join the Confederation Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page In 2004 Astraeus opened up routes from London to Aqaba (Jordan) and Simferopol (Ukraine), with flights to the new Mediterranean resort area of El Alamein (Egypt) commencing in 2005. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. For the town in the West Bank see Aqabah West Bank. Aqaba (العقبة Al-ʻAqabah) is a coastal town in the far south of Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (الأردنّ al-Urdunn) is an Arab country in Southwest Asia spanning the southern Simferopol (English pronunciation ˌsɪmfəˈroʊpəl (Сімферополь Симферополь Aqmescit literally The white mosque) is the Capital of the Ukraine (Україна Ukrayina, /ukrɑˈjinɑ/ is a country in Eastern Europe. El Alamein (or Al Alamayn) ( العلمين is a town in northern Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea coast in Matruh Governorate. This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Astraeus fleet was further enhanced by the addition of a number of Boeing 757 aircraft.
Plans were announced for the acquisition of a 51% share in Astraeus in September 2006 by FlyMe, but the Swedish airline later pulled out of the acquisition. September 2006 was marked by a controversy surrounding statements made by Pope Benedict XVI regarding Islam, during the same week as the fifth anniversary FlyMe (Fly Me Sweden AB was a low-cost airline based in Gothenburg, Sweden. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. On 30 October 2006, Icelandic investment company Fons Eignarhaldsfelag, acquired a 51% majority holding in Astraeus, reportedly for £5m. Events 637 - Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Iceland, officially the Republic of Iceland ( ( Ísland or Lýðveldið Ísland ( The remaining 49% share is held equally between Astraeus management and Aberdeen Asset Management, which supported the airline launch in 2002. The move helped the Icelandic group support their Iceland Express subsidiary to begin low-fare transatlantic services. Iceland Express is a low-fare airline based in Reykjavík, Iceland. The two airlines continued to operate as separate entities and Astraeus continued to fly specialist charter services from its London and Manchester bases. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
Astraeus has flights to 15 destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. This is a list of destinations served by Astraeus Airlines Africa Algeria Hassi Messaoud
|Boeing 737-700||2||148||Europe, UK & Long haul||2 operated for Sterling Airlines|
|Boeing 757-200||4||201||Long haul destinations||1 leased to Ghana International Airlines|
1 leased to Iceland Express
2 leased to BMI
In May 2008, the Astraeus fleet average age was 13. International holidays May 1 - Labour Day ( Pakistan) May 1 - Labour Day ( Singapore) WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Sterling Airlines A/S is an Icelandic owned low-fare airline, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Ghana International Airlines (GIA is the Flag carrier Airline of Ghana, based in Accra, Ghana Iceland Express is a low-fare airline based in Reykjavík, Iceland. British Midland Airways Limited or BMI, styled as bmi (the company's trademark formerly operated as British Midland) is a scheduled Airline International holidays May 1 - Labour Day ( Pakistan) May 1 - Labour Day ( Singapore) 1 years. 
Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of British heavy metal band Iron Maiden is an Astraeus Captain flying the Boeing 757 aircraft. Paul Bruce Dickinson (born 7 August 1958 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England) is a British singer Airline pilot, radio show For other uses see Iron maiden. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout
On October 31, 2007, Iron Maiden announced that they had commissioned an Astraeus 757 as transport for their 'Somewhere Back in Time' tour in 2008. Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. For other uses see Iron maiden. Somewhere Back in Time World Tour was a concert tour by Iron Maiden in 2008 to support the DVD release of their 1985 concert video Live After Death 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The aircraft was repainted with a special Iron Maiden livery and was used in this scheme for some limited commercial flights as well as use by Iron Maiden.