Fax From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 145 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2228 times:
With Jet 2 starting Belfast - Prague later in the year, and with the Northern Ireland executive having funds available to subsidise new routes. Does this mean Jet 2 will take the subsidies and expand at BFS rather than LBA?
Will there be no further expansion of routes from Leeds Bradford this year? Anyone in the know??
Maehara From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2197 times:
Given that they've been hiring for Belfast-based staff & that the Prague route barely utilises the 1 plane, I'm expecting to see a few more BFS routes added in the not-too-distant future. Open to suggestions for where they might fly, though...
EGNM-LBA From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2176 times:
simple answer is both. New aircraft are likely to go into BFS but there's considerable scope for exapnsion from within the existing LBA fleet of 6.
6 based units on a utilisation pattern of 3 return sectors per day gives you the potential to run 126 departures per week. Jet2's summer schedule from LBA as it stands has 88, so potentially they can push up capacity by 43% as when markets develop, slots become available etc etc.
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2091 times:
What's the LS philosophy on airports they intend to fly to ? Are they going the Ryanair route of flying to airports miles away from the cities they serve or are they going to serve the main airports like Easyjet ?.
If they serve the main airports then an LBA-FRA route could prove popular, especially if it's timed right they could pick up alot of connecting traffic onto LH services as well as the business traffic that woud otherwise have to travel to MAN or take a connecting flight.
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
Ant72LBA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2008 times:
Agree with Leezyjet; it will be interesting to see where Jet2 go from here at LBA. FRA would be an interesting choice, I don't think this is served from NCL which does have some German flights, makes me wonder why not though.
BMI did announce CPH as a destination about a year ago but it never started, could this be a possibility?
Other threads/press stories have mentioned LGW and Newquay as possibilities in the past