Message from Aaron

1 July 2005
To All Of Our Pilots,

The last few weeks have seen some exciting changes for SimAirline.net. We opened our newest virtual airline, AOM Virtual. In the next week, we will also be announcing the six virtual airlines we'll be adding in 2006 at the International FlightSim Convention in Blackpool. However, there are many other exciting things going on at SimAirline.net this summer, so enjoy reading.

SimAirline.net and Virtual Airline Websites Redesigned
SimAirline.net has recently redesigned its websites to inlcude a new menu system for easier website navigation. The new design debuted on AOM Virtual and is now on the main SimAirline.net site as well. Virtual airline websites will be redesigned at a rate of one per week over the next few months.

Monthly Goals Fall Short
We felt short of our monthly goals to add Air Berlin yet again this month, with flight hours being too low. However, the second half of the month was very strong, and July and August are traditionally very successful months for us.

World Tours Begin with SkyTeam
Continuing the tradition of last year's successful Round-the-World Flight, we are beginning the first of our monthly World Tours this month. Our first World Tour features our seven virtual airlines based on members of SkyTeam in a round-the-world flight, with one flight per day. Pilots can participate in as much of the tour as they wish, and can fly ahead or behind the group as necessary. 

Virgin Nigeria Opens
Virgin Nigeria began operations earlier this week with its first flight between Lagos and London Heathrow, and is now Virgin's fifth airline. Additional services began the following days to Abuja and Port Harcourt.

Virtual Airline of the Month - ANA
This month's featured virtual airline is SimAirline.net's first Asian virtual airline, ANA Virtual. You can learn more about ANA Virtual here.

Copa to Join SkyTeam
Copa recently announced that it plans to enter SkyTeam as an Associate Member in 2006. Once accession to the alliance takes place, Copa Virtual will use the downloadable SkyTeam Timetable instead.

SimAirline.net Travel
I will be flying on Continental from Washington Dulles to Manchester, England via Newark on 7 July, and returning on 11 July. If you wish to meet me at any of those airports, please let me know.

These are some exciting times here at SimAirline.net, and I'm glad you're here to take part in them. Let's continue to make the future even better.

Aaron Robinson
aaron.robinson@simairline.net
AOL Instant Messenger: SimAirlineNet

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