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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

Ok...not had one of these threads for a while so, what news or rumours on new routes and new airlines has their been from your local UK airport.

A new airline has been rumoured to begin flights out of Carlisle (CAX/EGNC) within the next few years.

At NCL, Av8air will begin flights to Durban,SA and other destinations, including an unnamed 2nd long haul destination (should be announced shortly) using a based 767-300ER from next summer.
Thomas Cook are basing a 2nd 757-200 at NCL for next summer (believe its coming from MAN which will in turn get an A320 from LGW).
easyJet will base another 1/2 737s at NCL next summer, with rumoured new routes including AGP,NCE,GVA,CPH,ATH and increased frequency to CDG.
Ryanair are expected to go to 3 or 4 Daily on NCL-DUB route next summer.
Air Scotland are expected to increase flights from NCL, with possible flights to TFS,FUE and LPA.

At GLA, Zoom have been rumoured to be basing a 767 for flights to Canada and the Carribean. Havent heard much else.


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User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

BHX-
Pax Figures:

Birmingham International Airport celebrated a milestone on Sunday 31st August when one million passengers used the Airport in a single month.


Emirates will upgrade to 777s on the daily Dubai service for a period at the end of October, and schedules two daily flights on some days with one operated by A330 and the other by 777.

Air Slovakia have just begun a new service linking Birmingham to Bratislava and Delhi services have now commenced.


Turkish Airlines will operate up to 6x daily services on some days to Turkey at the end of October.


Concorde will visit for the last time on Monday 20th October!


City Airline are commencing a new service to Gothenburg which will rival Duo who already operate the route.This service will operate 3x day.


Birmingham based MyTravelLite has announced its millionth booking less than a year after beginning operations, and MyTravel are now the biggest carrier at BHX. They will also commence Dublin, Tenerife and Almeria flights in the near future.


SN Brussels Airlines will upgrade the morning Brussels flight to an A319 from this winter.


Air Transat have now upgraded their BHX-YYZ services to A330-200s/300s.


Excel will base a 737 at BHX next summer for the first time, and will also operate 757 services in and out of BHX.


Eastern Airways are commencing a new BHX-Inverness service.


KLM will introduce the 737 on some AMS services to replace the FK100.


Due to ITMA "2003" LH will upgrade some services to A300s with the remainder being operated by A321s A320s and 737s, also due to this Swiss will upgrade their Zurich service to A321/20/19s.


Duo Airlines are beginning services to two brand new destinations from BHX, Oslo and Helsinki this winter.


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7394 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3506 times:
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Sure about the EK BHX programme with 2 flights some days? Not been revealed by "my man in the know"!

MAN (includes some old bits):
BA to CPH 12 weekly, SOU gradual to 5 daily weekday. BHD should be 6 daily next year but using DHC8s.
bmibaby: new GVA, PRG, BCN (all daily), adding 4th daily BFS
Monarch: new BCN (daily), GIB (3 weekly), TFS (daily); reducing PMI to 3 weekly
Air 2000 new "scheduled charter" to TFS (unknown freq)
AV8Air: 2 weekly to DXB from Feb (some around Xmas/New Year), 2 weekly CPT. Various Euro destinations with ATH now expected to feature.
bmi added a 5th daily GLA weekday service (another aircraft now based).
VLM going to 9 daily weekday to LCY; possibly withdrawing RTM.
Aer Lingus: rolling over to 737s this winter
Cyprus Airways expected to use A330s on some services
Ryanair added 4th daily service
Swiss: down to 2 daily ZRH and BSL
KLM: 2 737s + 4 fk100s daily (to be swapped round next year!)
Continental to reintroduce 777s next year
Emirates to do possibly "this" and "that" with the future seeing "b****y hell".
Qatar Airways: possibly increasing frequency and capacity from Feb: Daily A330s
Finnair: changing types to Airbus.
MyTravelLite; new daily to MJV + TFS
Virgin operating some BGI services this winter.

August passenger numbers shattered....2.4 million, up 7% (on Aug 2002), with 20 million per year back in sight.

David


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

Glad to hear Cyprus Airways are looking to use A330's on some on their flights from MAN. Just tried booking with them this week for flights in early October to LCA or PFO and they are already sold out! Seems their current flights with 320's are not enough to meet demand, not surprising when you consider they used to use 312's on many of their flights from MAN.


Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1410 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

A few random addittions:

EDI
-New CO EWR service commencing summer 2004, 752 a/c.
-New BE SOU service commencing winter 2003/04, 146/Q400 a/c.
-New VB OSL, GVA, ZRH, MXP services commencing winter 2003/04, CR1 a/c.

GLA
-New BE SOU service pencilled in for summer 2004, 146/Q400 a/c.

MME
-New WW AGP, GVA, BFS service commencing winter 2003/04, 733/735 a/c. Basing of 2 a/c for summer 2004, routes expected ALC, PMI, FAO, CDG.
-KL changing to MME based F70 a/c on AMS route from winter 2003/04

HUY
-KL changing to HUY based F70 a/c on AMS route from winter 2003/04. 4th daily F50 service as of spring 2004.
-New charter flights to FUE, BJV, VAR for summer 2004.

LBA
-LS will base 2 more 733 a/c at LBA. Expected increases on present routes, AGP to 2 daily for summer 2004. Strong runours of LGW service.
-BD dropping CPH service as of winter 2003/04.
-BY basing 762 again for next summer.

LPL
-New GX ORK service commencing winter 2003/04, ERJ a/c.

EXT
-New BE ALC, AGP, MJV, BHD, EDI, GLA services commencing summer 2004. 146/Q400 a/c.

MAN
-Rumours of new BE JER service for summer 2004.

SOU
-New BE CMF, PRG, SZG, EDI services commencing winter 2003/04, 146/Q400 a/c. Rumours of new BE PMI, FLR, NCE, BCN services commencing summer 2004. Introduction of 2 more SOU based a/c.

BRS
-New BE Toulouse service commencing winter 2003/04, Q400 a/c. MJV, EGC, BD), France">BOD service planned for summer 2004.

BHX
-New BE SZG service commencing winter 2003/04, Q400 a/c.

Regards

Mike





User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

HUYfan,
Regarding your comments on LBA, the BD service to CPH never actually commenced this summer so in effect, has not really been lost.

I am excited about a possible Jet2 service from LBA to LGW! This is the route I suggested they should introduce when they asked their customers what routes they would like to see added!



Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

Sounds like good news for all the regionals.

I am bit curious though as to why anyone would want to start an NCL-DUR service ???. Seems a very oddball route to me. There isn't even an LHR-DUR direct service anymore.

 Smile



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User currently offlineClive@GLA From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

GLA

FlyGlobespan: 9 new or improved routes commencing in April '04.

PRG, CIA, NCE, FAO, TFS, PMI, AGP, ALC, BCN

40 departures per week. The biggest single route expansion announcement in Scottish aviation history with more to come.

Anyone got the latest on CSA or EK from Glasgow?

Clive


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33043 posts, RR: 71
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

Rumours are running rampant that bmi british midland is going to start Miami-Manchester in time for the summer 2004 travel season.


a.
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

Leezyjet, the flight operates 1 x weekly NCL-MAN-DUR, its a charter flight  Big grin

Clive@GLA, Werent CSA looking at GLA and EDI before deciding on EDI as their Scottish destination? Emirates might be a 4 weekly A330 starting late 2004 I've heard.



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User currently offlineJon01 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

Updating/correcting BHX news:

Air Slovakia: Increase to 3 weekly flights with an extra Monday service that oiginates in Delhi starting early Nov.

Air Transat: The A332's operate until 11th Oct, then break off for the winter.

BA: Two new routes, to Milan and Stuttgart.

Emirates: The B772's in October replace the daily A332, there are not two flights on any day. A second daily A332 is on the cards for 2004

Flyjet: Weekly Amritsar B752 charter on Saturday's from Nov.

Helios: 1 weekly BHX to Paphos schedule from 7/11/03. The service will operate on Friday's by B738.

Ryanair: New routes to Gerona and Murcia are being operated by B732's originating from Dublin

Jon




User currently offlineClive@GLA From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

GKirk

Yes CSA opted for EDI but have been so pleased with the uptake they have said they will introduce GLA 5 times a week and also something to Aberdeen. There was talk of more services to EDI too. I'm not sure if it's for next summer or a bit later. Anyone?
Clive


User currently offlineCKT789 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

Does anyone know anymore about the airline at Carlisle? There have been rumours since it was bought from the local Council that flights to London, Dublin and Belfast would be run, but nothing seems to have come of this.

British Northern did try to launch these routes years ago but didn't even get off the ground.


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7394 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2982 times:
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Clive

I've still got the "wait for the major announcment" message from my contact at EK. Believe me, it will be quite surprising (as you know ;( ) !

Forgot abour Air Southwest with the 4 daily DHC8 PLH-NQY-LGW starting next month and the 3 daily weekday (2 via PLH) BRS-MAN service starting in March.


David


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7394 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2811 times:
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New service announced today for MAN is Helios Airways 2 weekly to Paphos from November. There is also the possibility of another Spanish service to be announced very shortly (won't be operated by a "no frills or "low cost" carrier).

David


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

BA ERJ145 to Bilbao?  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1375 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2760 times:


I am excited about a possible Jet2 service from LBA to LGW! This is the route I suggested they should introduce when they asked their customers what routes they would like to see added!

This would be great news!! I travel to LGW several times per year from DFW and jet connections to West Yorkshire have been non-existent. This would certainly make my trips easier, especially if the flights were timed to connect with North American flights....


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Not sure about new routes from EMA, but there's some nice news Laugh out loud

http://www.emapress.com/site/news/230903/

This month EMA has been rebranding with 'Rachel'

September sees the launch of the face of EMA - local 29 year-old Rachel Barber - who will be used on all EMA's branding, literature and advertising over the coming months. Rachel fought off stiff competition to win the contract and EMA has wasted no time in getting her to work!

This week, over 100,000 households in the Airport's catchment area will receive a personalised pack of postcards featuring details of great deals on offer from EMA for summer 2004 getaways. Rachel appears on all of the postcards, which are supported by leading Tour operators Thomson, Thomas Cook, Airtours and First Choice.






And EMA has had its busiest summer season ever.

 Big thumbs up

Josh


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7394 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2638 times:
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Graham, it's not BA (in any of its guises) and it will be to an existing destination.

Oh, you'll have Hobson's choice for your DC10 flight to TFS in October as from tomorrow 09.45 ish, as the only one left in the fleet will be G-BYDA (assuming that they don't keep that in reserve as back-up!)

David


User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2600 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2614 times:
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It appears that MyTravel will be subbing out some remaining DC-10 flights that cannot be covered by G-BYDA.

The most likely scenarios are a sub-chartered widebody, or 2 A320/B757 aircraft will operate remaining DC-10 services this month. With the 2 A320/B757 option it is still more than likely that one or both aircraft will be sub-chartered from another airline.

May well be very interesting...

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

Holy shit...
cheers guys...I hope I will get on the DC-10, or perhaps a EAF 742  Smile
Just as long as I dont get another damn A320  Angry A 757 or A330 would do nicely  Smile
EDIT: Just realised, if they've sold all the available seats on the DC-10-10, then if the DC-10 doesnt op the flight, then they'd need to sub a 747 as it'd be cheaper than using 2 757s or something surely, plus the DC-10-30 doesnt have enough seats?

[Edited 2003-10-01 01:04:14]


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