Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Rock star vows to resurrect failed airline

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, has vowed to ressurect an airline which has gone into administration. Dickinson has risen to prominence in the last few years as a pilot for Astraeus Airlines and was at the helm for the airlines last flight from Jeddah to Manchester.

The rocker is forming a plan to resurrect the airline or to start a new brand utilising the existing staff and aircraft. Dickinson also claims to have received contact from a 'number of prospective investors.'  Commenting on the issue, Dickinson said:

"I'm extremely upbeat about these opportunities, particularly the potential for a revival, in some form, of Astraeus. The enthusiasm is also fuelled by the deluge of messages I received from the second I switched on my phone after landing the last Astraeus flight on Monday, and, of course, the interest of a number of prospective investors. I will be back at the controls of a commercial airliner before I am very much older - but I may also be at the controls of the company that operates that airliner, and others like it."

The airline has been in operation since 2002 but has blamed its downfall on lower business than forecast over Summer 2011 and prospective bookings for Winter 2012.

Dickinson famously flew Iron Maiden, their crew and equipment on the bands world tour on their own Boeing 757, Ed Force One which is named after the band's mascot 'Eddie.'