Category Archives: Astraeus

The Guardian: Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson to help develop a new Air Djibouti

Air Djibouti (1st) (Djibouti) operated from 1963 to 2002. Bruce Dickinson of the Iron Maiden and formerly of Astraeus Airlines (2002 – 2011), is helping to get the new version of Air Djibouti airborne through his Cardiff Aviation.

Bruce Dickinson is an English musician, airline pilot (who used to fly for Astraeus Airlines), broadcaster and the lead vocalist of the heavy metal Iron Maiden band.

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Top Copyright photo: Christian Volpati/AirlinersGallery.com. The original Air Djibouti touted itself as the “Red Sea Airline”. Douglas DC-6B F-OCYJ (msn 43740) sits at Paris (Orly).

Air Djibouti (1st) aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Astraeus Airlines aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Bottom Copyright photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Astraeus Airlines had two special “Iron Maiden” special liveries. The 2007 “Iron Maiden 1 – Somewhere Back in Time World Tour) livery was painted on Boeing 757-23A G-OJIB (msn 24292) pictured departing from London (Gatwick).

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Astraeus Airlines suddenly goes into receivership and shuts down

Astraeus Airlines (London-Gatwick) suddenly ceased operations yesterday (November 21) and went into receivership (bankruptcy protection).

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Please click on the photo for the full story.

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Astraeus introduces the second “Ed Force One” Boeing 757 for the Iron Maiden Final Frontier World Tour 2011

Astraeus Airlines (London-Gatwick) today introduced a second “Ed Force One” special color scheme on its Boeing 757-2Q8 G-STRX (msn 25621).

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Please click on the photo for the full details.

Iceland Express to add Boston and Chicago in 2011

Iceland Express (Keflavik) is planning to add Boston and Chicago (O’Hare) for the summer season 2011.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Astraeus’ Boeing 757-2Q8 G-STRX (msn 25621) departs Southend after maintenance.

Iceland Express is coming to Orlando

Iceland Express (Keflavik) starts weekly flying to Florida from Reykjavík (Keflavik) starting on October 2 when it adds Orlando. However the seasonal run will only last for the month with the last scheduled flight due to be on October 23. The flights will be operated by Astraeus Airlines.

The Newark flights have been extended by an extra two months, until the end of October.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Astraeus’ Boeing 757-2Q8 G-STRX (msn 25621) departs from Southend after some maintenance work.

Astraeus is now operating Boeing 737-33A G-STRJ for Iceland Express

Astraeus Airlines (London-Gatwick) is now operating its Boeing 737-33A G-STRJ (msn 25119) for Iceland Express (Keflavik). The airliner still wears the Seagle Air color scheme but now with Iceland Express titltes.

Copyright Photo: Maarten Visser.

Astraeus is now operating its Boeing 737-33A G-STRI for Trawel fly in full colors

Astraeus Airlines (London-Gatwick) since June 5 is now operating its Boeing 737-33A G-STRI (msn 25011) for Trawel fly (Bergamo) in full colors.

Copyright Photo: Marco Finelli. G-STRI arrives at Bologna on June 5.