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BMI Exits Tenerife?  
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 6954 posts, RR: 57
Posted (9 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

BMI flights are no longer bookable online to Tenerife? Have they dropped the route?


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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

I know they served both the North and South airport up until recently, but I can't find anything in the schedules either.


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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Their website didn't use the TCI code so it wasn't that easy to book flights into TFN and out of TFS or vice versa. The prices were also quite low near to the departure dates so I assume demand wasn't that high. Also an A321 was away from base for a long time so they may have plans for higher utilisation this coming winter.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

Also they may have been getting hammered by the Monarch scheduled flights into TFS  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 6954 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Go also failed to succeed at TFS - tough market to crack.


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User currently offlineWomack17 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 478 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
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I checked the Tenerife Norte schedules and no flights are listed to the United Kingdom.

However, when you check Tenerife Sur there are numerous possibilties. They offer many flights to Gatwick with a wide selection of airlines and there are two airlines with service to and from Stansted: "First Choice" and "My Travel" came up.

Here is the link you need:

http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite?pagename=Herramientas/VTR/VuelosTiempoReal&lang=EN_GB

The page is in English but you can switch to any language that makes you comfortable. It doesn't look like bmi is running this routing anymore but there are lots of choices from Gatwick and the two listed abovee from Stansted

I hope this helps.
Mark



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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 6954 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Not interested in flying to Tenerife, but surprised at how quietly BD dropped the route that only started last October.

BA still operate LGW TCI and LGW TFS i understand.



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Womack17, there are hundreds of charter flights from Tenerife to the UK, with MYT and FCA being two of the main charter carriers to the UK. Winter flights to Tenerife North are operated by Britannia from LGW,MAN and BHX.


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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Go Fly did it as an overnighter, which is probably why it was not that successful.

User currently offlineBilly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

TCI was greedy for airline capacity and BMI added too much for the market to fill. They went down to £60 return and plenty of BMI staff took advantage fo the weak loads by taking their families to TFS.

You have to get your schedule, days of operation, fares and partners just right if you are going to operate TFS.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

2 flights a week, on tuesday and fridays would have done ok, surely?


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User currently offlineBilly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

It was also thought to be a useful way of sitting on some slots whilst they decided what they really wanted to do with the aircraft/slots. They got a bit of a deal from the Canaries Toursim folks but this could not over their losses.

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 6954 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

So what are they doing with the Slots? - Havent seen any increases in capacity to Madrid or Linate yet?


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

No, but supposedly MME is going up to 4 a day


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User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

I believe that BD is dropping the Canaries for the summer only. I won't be surprised if it comes back for the Winter season.

User currently offlineDemoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

I thought that Bmi's Tenerife flights were seasonal and only operated during the winter - the high season for Brits going to Tenerife. I've just stepped off the plane a few hours ago after a week over there, and it is definately quieter there in summer than winter - Tenerife South Airport is actually bareable with slightly fewer people around!

Mark



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

"and it is definately quieter there in summer than winter "
I have to disagree strongly. Having been there both in summer and winter, it is definitly busier in summer.



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User currently offlineDemoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Well i'm sticking to my guns on this one Kirkie  Laugh out loud
Tenerife is primarily a Winter Sun destination, Europe's most popular. High season is between November and April and the hotels are deffinately more expensive then. But I think the timing of school holidays in Britain affects whether it is busy or not more than anything - the February half term holiday period in Tenerife is just ridiculous and it coincides with the huge Carnival in the capital Santa Cruz.

End of the day I can see the sense in Bmi's seasonal nature of the Tenerife flights, there's much more profitable routes to use their aircraft on over the summer.

I was reading the local paper there yesterday and there was an article saying that the summer season there this year has started slower than in the past so lets hope it picks up, I don't like to see the place quiet too much!


Mark



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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

I notice from the bmi website that the TFN and TFS airports are listed again as destinations.

User currently offlineTxiki1uk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Please, more flights to MAD.

BestWestern - yet another example of BMI's muddle of a schedule.


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