Flycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 379 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2851 times:
In addition to dropping London City - Jersey, Southampton to Geneva seems to have been shelved from next week, Milan Bergamo was dropped back in January and it looks as if the planned route to Limoges from Southampton has been ditched before it even starts. Would the dropping of Limoges have anything to do with dodgy regional French subsidies? Not sure about Flybe's comitment to Southampton, they sem to launch all these new routes and bases and then back track. I wonder how long they'll stick with Exeter?
HUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2739 times:
WHAT!?! are you being serious!
If an airline tries a new route then all power to them, if it doesnt work, what are they supposed to do other than drop the route??
The SOU-GVA is popular in the winter season, and so is duly terminated during the summer season.
Milan BGY was always busy, avg load of 50, but the yield just wasnt there.
Have to say I am surprised about Limoges, but in addittion, Flybe are still adding routes to Perpignan and La Rochelle and Glasgow. Also Salzburg, Edinburgh and Prague have been continued from the winter schedule. Flybe's commitment to SOU has never been doubted, and infact this summer will see 5 a/c based as of July. There are rumbles of Nice, Florence and Barcelona in the future but nothing definite.
SOU-IBZ experienced good loads in the high season JUL-SEP but the crews on the flight had a long middle of the night stop on the a/c down in IBZ, and it was decided not to reinstate the route.
In relation to Exeter, the EXT flights are doing well with BHD being the weakest performer, averaging 35pax/flight. There is no chance of Flybe dropping flights at EXT, in fact I would imagine further addittions, including Chambery or Geneva in time for the winter season.
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2679 times:
In my view, Flybe. should have concentrated on developing its intra-UK and UK-Ireland routes - of which there is still many opportunities - before launching routes to mainland Europe.
Let's hope that EXT - my 'home' airport - sees more routes and, I wish, even lower prices! Flybe. is looking into commencing three new routes from the airport: to NCL, AMS and CDG. In addition, I would not be surprised to see it launch winter-only services to both Chambery and GVA.
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HUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2634 times:
I don't THINK Duo will go for SOU, other carriers mainly have the market swen up. There is much less competition at BOH, unserved markets to Belfast, Edinburgh, Alicante, Malaga, Murcia, Faro, Palma, Nice, Toulouse, Lyon, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Prague, Bordeaux etc.
Flycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2624 times:
Duo are more business, than bucket and spade. I'm sure theres a market for these flights from SOU. Zurich, Lyon, Nice, Vienna if marketed properly and with good flight times could be a nice little earner.
Diesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1642 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2613 times:
I don't believe Duo would choose BRS - not really that far from BHX, and easyJet have already got a very firm grip, as well as flyBE's ops there.
From your suggestions, easyJet have got Berlin lined up for the summer, so not an option for Duo IF they chose to operate from BRS.
As far as the other suggestions, GVA / ZRH / LYS / LIN are existing easyJet destinations not served from BRS, so there is an opportunity for EZY to move quickly and simply put a spoiler on any Duo plans.
I agree with you, BOH is an option, but what 'Bournemouth' wants is a LCC, which Duo isn't. The Duo product is good, but may be not what is expected?
ScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2592 times:
All this talk of Duo! I really can't see how they are in a position to expand furthur just now. They have expanded almost lightening quick, since the rebranding, and we sure as hell don't want to see another Jetmagic!
They only have about 7 aircraft with 1 leaving in June and another later in the year. For now there are still possibilities to expand from their current bases. For example, I am surprised by their 2 new routes from EDI, I would have thought Vienna and Helsinki or Madrid, would have been a better addition, but they know best, or so you'd hope!
VSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2521 times:
I would love to see more airlines in Bournemouth, but I am not sure its ever going to happen.
The only good thing about BOU is the runway length, around 7,6xxft I think, where Southampton has a short runway only around 5,6xxft... This means that larger aircraft can fly out of Bournemouth (charter traffic normally).
Last year a flew on a Boeing 767 series 200 from BOU to BGI to join a cruise, now that would not be possible at Southampton.
As a few people have said you can jump off a train straight into the terminal building at SOU, its great! Plus the motorway (M27) is right at the end of the runway (I mean like 40ft away), which means connections are fab! With Bournemouth we don't have any rail connections and apart from serving Bournemouth and Poole (two local towns) there are not any Cities around.
BOU is caught in the middle. One side we have Bristol/Exeter and the other Southampton and Heathrow. Its in a funny catchment area.
I would like to see BA maybe try harder or maybe BMI or KLM City Hopper?
As far as FlyBE, I have always heard they are very happy with SOU operations.
Maybe we will see more domestic flights added? Maybe something for next winter? Skiing?
ACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2129 times:
I too would like to see BE start service between EXT and NCL. Although EZY have quite a wide catchment area serving NCL and BRS I think Flybe could pull it off and have its own niche south of Bristol. Lets hope they start soon. Fares at 12.99 inc of tax one way please.
GLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1988 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2119 times:
How about FlyBE picking up on what they said and expanding form Scotland to Europe, although with the introduction of FlyGlobespan, Air Scotland and Ryanair's dominance at PIK they may find it difficult to establish a market.
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