UK START-UP carrier Debonair Airlines plans to begin scheduled passenger services from London Luton Airport to five capital cities in Europe and one domestic destination on 1 May.

Details of the routes have not been revealed, but while it will be a low cost operation, Debonair says that it will not be no-frills service such as those offered by EasyJet and Ryanair.

Services are expected to start with three British Aerospace 146-200s, believed to come from the stored USAir fleet in the Mojave Desert, California. Debonair is led by Franco Mancassola, a former vice-president with Continental and World Airways. Financing, which has delayed the start for 18 months, is said to be in place.

Source: Flight International