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New Low Cost Airline 'hop'?  
User currently offlineToddy333 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4585 times:

a couple of months ago there were articles on tv news and in the papers, about a new airline called 'hop', aiming to 'americanise' air travel within britain, offereing 'greyhound' style services in the air... a new low cost domestic airline. in the news it said routes would be announced in may..but have heard nothing as of yet...anyone else heard about this?

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User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4548 times:

Yes... I think they plan(ned) to use ATRs and operate out of smaller places like Norwich etc. Their competition would be trains and buses rather than other airlines.

` Yeaah! Baade 152! Trabi of the Sky! '
User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4496 times:

The venture failed. Didn't get funding/backing.
Shame, I liked the sound of the idea.

User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 974 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4460 times:

"Hop" ...........The name says it all..... That's why the didn't get a funding/backing ScottishLaddie!

What an UGLY name

FJWH  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4423 times:

The name means SFA. Ryanair is hardly the sort of name you would immediately associate with being a pan-European scheduled carrier after all.

Hop's business model was obviously flawed which is why nothing happened.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19551 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4399 times:

There's a lot of potential from smaller UK airports, so long as they operate primarily on domestic flights. For example, there's Oxford - which could support flights to GLA, EDI, BHD and DUB; there's Chester - which could support flights to EDI, BHD, DUB and, possibly, GLA; there's Carlisle - which could probably support flights to LGW, BHD and DUB; there's Robin Hood - which could possibly support flights to EDI, GLA, DUB, LGW; there's Norwich - which could possibly support flights to DUB, BHD and GLA; and so on. All of these would have to be operated on at least a twice-daily basis to be worthwhile, and on a low-cost, no-frills basis using a smaller, cost-efficient aircraft, like the AT4. In addition, AMS and CDG could be served from Chester, and possibly from Robin Hood and Oxford, while Norwich could have a CDG link........

"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBoingGoingGone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4318 times:

So would the regionals be Skip and Jump????

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