Feel Air

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Feel Air logo.svg
IATA
ICAO
Callsign
Founded 2009
Hubs Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
Fleet size 2 (unconfirmed)
Destinations 4
Headquarters Bærum, Norway
Website www.feelair.com

Feel Air was a Norwegian low-cost airline that had announced plans to operate intercontinental flights from Oslo Airport, Gardermoen in Norway and Stockholm-Arlanda Airport in Sweden. The plans were launched on 2 October 2009 and the announced starting date was Spring 2011 with Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Services would be from both Oslo and Stockholm to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, United States and Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand.

The airline never came on its own feet, and late in 2011 it dropped the whole plan. The airline had a plan to have 160 employees at start-up and a share capital of 240 million Norwegian krone, sold by DNB Markets.

The company is led by Kai Holmberg and Otto Lagarhus[1][2][3] and based at Ramstad in Bærum, Norway.[4] Management has stated that the airline will have a cost structure similar to Ryanair, while taking the operation and business model from AirAsia X and the employment and branding philosophy from Virgin Atlantic.[citation needed]

Feel Air will target leisure travelers and plans to weight frequencies toward New York in the summer and Thailand in the winter. It predicted EBITA of NOK 48 million next year based on yield of $0.05, load factor rising from 49% to 76% and fleet utilization of 16.7 hours per day.[5]

Fleet[edit]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers
(Economy)
Routes Note
Airbus A330-200 0 2 (unconfirmed) 307 seats[6] New York, Bangkok

Planned Destinations[edit]

City Airport Codes Airport Name Aircraft used Notes
IATA ICAO
 Norway
Oslo OSL ENGM Oslo Airport, Gardermoen Airbus A330-200 Hub
 Sweden
Stockholm ARN ESSA Stockholm-Arlanda Airport Airbus A330-200 Hub
 Thailand
Bangkok BKK VTBS Suvarnabhumi Airport Airbus A330-200 Starts 2011
 United States of America
New York JFK KJFK John F. Kennedy International Airport Airbus A330-200 Starts 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nytt norsk flyselskap vil fly langt og billig". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 2 October 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "- Vi skal fly langt, vi skal fly billig". Dagens Næringsliv (in Norwegian). 2 October 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Vil starte lavprisfly til New York og Bangkok". Boarding (in Norwegian). 2 October 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Brønnøysund Register Centre. "Feel Air AS" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "ATW Daily News Feel Air". ATW Daily News. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  6. ^ http://www.aftenposten.no/reise/nyheter/article3299905.ece