European From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4717 times:
The last thread has got to big and takes a while to load, so A new thread (2) has been made, So start posting your photo's from Bournemouth! And all the information about the aircraft that are at the airport when you visit.
Jmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1296 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4657 times:
Sorry to deviate from topic on the first reply. But looked at your photo of G-IGOH. I find it interesting that easyJet applied the new "Come on lets fly" slogan seeing as it was leaving the fleet so soon. Seems odd, especially considering many aircraft still carry the old slogan.
Oh, and some CVT gossip...lol. Tech 735 this weekend so they've had a 757 to fill in. Great seeing that on CVTs runway. Was up in the air well before the 737s are! Guess it was pretty empty though with only 130 odd passengers on.
SignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4403 times:
Bournemouth and Coventry Update.
Bournemouth is currently Thomsonfly's best performing base, indicating that BOH is doing better than Coventry at this present time.
Obviously, Bournemouth was a smart move for ThomsonFly.
Thomsonfly were going to base another plane at Bournemouth commencing early Summer 06, but due to the excellent load factors, another 737 is to be based at Bournemouth at an earlier time. The date of which the plane will arrive is yet to be confirmed.
One must also note that Thomsonfly have got G-THOK and G-THOJ coming soon, and these Aircraft haven't been allocated a base yet.
As for building a new terminal at the airport, the council has said that costs may be mounting to high to continue fighting against the airport.
More news for Coventry I will include.
Jimmi, maybe next time you start a new thread you could call it "Bournemouth and CVT movements" and so I could include all this stuff from Coventry in the right place. Cheers
SignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4289 times:
A kind message to the people who think no-body cares about Bournemouth Airport:
People do find this Thread useful, that's why the last thread had 99 replies and this thread has had 424 views and it was only put on yesterday.
Some people actually live in Bounemouth and the surrounding area's and would like a place to write stuff about the Airport. Without having to read stupid comments.
This thread has as much right to be here as any other thread, plus it only takes up about 2cm of space on the main forum page, so why people can't avoid it I do not know. Give people somewhere to write stuff about the Airport.
So, lets leave the stupid comments out can we, and start acting like grown-ups. Or is that too hard?
Now then, back to the Subject, Bournemouth and Coventry.
SignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4279 times:
Thomsonfly is to give up its routes from Coventry to
Lyon and Salzburg by the end of March.
On the bright side, New routes are coming to Coventry. Starting this Summer:
Source: Luchtzak Aviation
It's a shame about the routes which are going, but at least some new routes will be starting this summer from CVT.
If you add to this the Charter flights from Coventry this summer, you have quite a nice program.
Coventry is still after an extension to the passenger terminal. It is needed as when I went, the terminal was a Porta Cabin!
SignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4239 times:
Quoting European (Reply 13): I hope they launch some new routes for Summer/Winter , I woudln't have thought they would base another aircraft here until they launch some new routes?
Well, the demand on the routes from Bournemouth has been is extremely high, and the load factors are very good. Due to this, a 3rd plane maybe based at Bournemouth as early as July this year. They're is obviously enough passengers to make it financially viable. If there is lots of demand from a certain airport, and there is money to be made, they will base more Aircraft there.
If TOM start introducing more routes, they will need more Aircraft for that.
European From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4222 times:
When Buzz was due to fly here, They were getting flights fully booked, But then, when Ryanair decided to buy them out and cancel the Bournemouth Flights, Everything was ruined, until this March, Thomsonfly, Many people here I think have waited to see if the flights would actually start, As the have, I think those people who waited, will book again.
Once again though, I would have to ask, They wouldn't base another plane here till they launch more services??
SignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4200 times:
Quoting European (Reply 15): They wouldn't base another plane here till they launch more services??
If there is high demand for the flights currently operating from Bournemouth, Thomsonfly will notice more money can be made by basing another plane there to operate the same routes but just more regularly. Thomsonfly may also notice that they could make these flights more regular, and fill the plane up still. This makes them more money.
They have actually noticed this, and instead of basing a third aircraft at BOH in early summer 06, as planned, they are thinking about July 05.
But these regular flights will mean more Aircraft. If TOM do base another aircraft, I feel quite certain they will add more routes.
They may not be able to fly any more routes until they base more aircraft there anyway.
If you can fill the aircraft, More Aircraft = More Money.
I understand what you are saying Jimmi, and there is still a possibility of them introducing more routes without more aircraft, like they have done at Coventry.
Basically, they will probably introduce more routes when the third plane arrives.
Lyon and Salzburg are only winter routes anyway. flyBe at BHX stops SZG for the winter, Lyon is similar. Naples was always an interesting choice, glad theyve tried it, but they can obviously make more money on the sunshine routes. Shannon and Cork weren't going to be easy up against flyBe who are very established on those routes from BHX. baby have also started Cork from BHX.
EGHHwizard From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4045 times:
Hi! fellow BOH fans! I was positive from the very beginning that thomsonfly would do well at BOH and they certaintly have done. It would be great to see thomsonfly and JET 2 add more flights. This should also prompt Ryanair to plan more routes as well! I have heard a lot of rumors about Air South West too, mainly from the PPrune website.
BMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 859 posts, RR: 7 Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3966 times:
I hope that the new routes are here during the summer. It will be fab to see such a mix of airlines at BOU and all these new routes. To be able to go and see all those colours and mix of a/c would be fab. All BOU would then need is Southwest to make BOU a base with links to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and a couple of other destinations. Make a nicer alternative than SOU thats for sure.
SignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3958 times:
Quoting European (Reply 22): Coventry's runway is soo small, What made Thomsonfly.com want to fly there?Is the traffic figures good? God, Tiny runway.
I think it was because, close by Airports such as Birmingham and East Midlands, were well served by Bmibaby and Ryanair(at the time). Thomsonfly must of saw the opportunity at Coventry Airport, the fact that no-body else operated from there, Low-Cost was a bonus.
Airport fees at Coventry would be less than Birmingham, and basing a small amount of Aircraft there to see how things go, they had nothing really to lose-Mainly due to the fact the prices would be low, and there are many surrounding area's such as:
Stratford on Avon
which would be well served, and the residents would like the low prices (that Birmingham may not offer), and the fact it is nearer (for some of them) than Birmingham.
The surrounding area's of Coventry are a very nice place to visit, because you have got to think about passengers coming into the U.K. Warwick Castle, The Black Country Museum, Shakespeare's House- Places like this people enjoy flying over here to see.
Thomsonfly have already started taking advantage of Shakespeare:
The 31st of March will be the end of a first full year for Thomsonfly at Coventry Airport Lets hope the second year will be just as, or if not, more successful!
Quoting European (Reply 22): So, When could we see Southwest/Ryanair/Jet2/Thomsonfly start routes at the earliest?
Well, all I know at the moment is stuff to do with Thomson:
Tenerife, May - October / every Friday, with this flight being Shared with MyTravel
Pula, May - October / every Tuesday.
Palma - This flight will be on the Thomsonfly, Low-Cost Aircraft
Malaga - This flight will be on the Thomsonfly, Low-Cost Aircraft
As usual, check back later as I will have probably included some more. My understanding though is mainly Thomson Holidays / Thomsonfly
Regards, Ryan SIGNALONE
25 European: Hey I take it you visit http://www.flybournemouth.com ???? Jimmi
26 Cornish: Well the fact that parent company Tui bought Coventry Airport would mean that their fees will be very low indeed. Also it is providing a low cost pro
27 Donder10: Jimmi, where at BOH did you take that touchdown pic with FRA in the background?The road leading to the trading estate the far side of the airport from
28 SignalOne: Yes, www.flybournemouth.com is a good website, it tells you all the routes. I also have a Skytours Holiday brochure which I use, Skytours are part of
29 European: DONER10, Just past the Terminal, on the way to the Aviation Muesum, Just before then, I stopped to get a pic of it. European Jimmi
30 Gkirk: Britannia 757 in today operating some TOM flights due to a 737 going tech somewhere
31 SignalOne: Thomsonfly Update, BOURNEMOUTH A delayed Thomsonfly 737, was diverted to Gatwick, due to bad weather conditions at Bournemouth. A 757 arrived at Bourn
32 European: Hey Shame with the bad weather, wasn't up until 11.00 today, so Don't know what the weather was like 1st thing. European Jimmi
33 European: Hey THOMSONFLY.COM NEWS! http://www.jethros.i12.com/FLEETS/Listings/THOMSONFLY.htm G-CDZN B738 ex- SEDZN Due 26 Apr 05 To be bsd Doncaster Finningly G
34 SignalOne: The Thomson Holidays 757 aircraft which was operating for a Thomsonfly 737 at Bournemouth today was the following registration: G-BYAD Correct me if
35 European: Hey Is Doncaster doing better than Bournemouth And Coventry then? Because they seem to be wanting to base alot of aircraft there, How many routes are
36 Planesarecool: Doncaster hasn't even opened yet. Though its probably still doing better than Bournemouth -Stephen