Atco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5278 times:
Euromanx and Air Berlin have both announced they are to pull out of Southampton Eastleigh.
Euromanx which recently reinstated the Ronaldsway service is pulling out due to rising fuel costs.
Air Berlin, which serve Paderborn 3x weekly have not confirmed why they are to finish after 10 months of service.
A quote now from the website source - An airport spokesman said: "We will be looking for an airline to take over the routes to the Isle of Man and Paderborn."
I could see BE taking over IOM...
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Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19549 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5062 times:
Quoting Orion737 (Reply 10): Watch out though, ex Euromanxs passengers, Eastern can not in any way, be considered Low Fare!!
As has been explained to you previously - by several others, and myself - Eastern targets particular market segments, i.e. those who travel for business and those who have no option but to fly. Sure, its airfares aren't cheap, but then they don't need to be.
Furthermore, Euromanx's airfares are certainly not cheap - a day-return to Belfast will cost £174 for two 35-minute flights; to Liverpool £124 for two 30-minute flights; to Manchester for £173 for two 45-minute flights - yet one could argue that they do, in general, target slightly different market segments than Eastern. Nevertheless, if people must pay the price, i.e. due to a lack of alternative (A2B, for instance, also flies IOM-Belfast) or preference or whatever, then they will pay it.
Quoted prices from its website and based on the 1st November.
[Edited 2005-09-26 17:18:37]
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BDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4905 times:
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 11): Furthermore, Euromanx's airfares are certainly not cheap - a day-return to Belfast will cost £174 for two 35-minute flights; to Liverpool £124 for two 30-minute flights; to Manchester for £173 for two 45-minute flights
Have you seen how much Eastern charge???? EMA - ABZ day return costs £357.00 for just over an hour each way. thats a mid week fare. weekends i have seen £500.00 + rtn. that is why we love fr sooooo much eh
BTW how are you. it has been a long time since i posted. busy in australia working
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 40
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4787 times:
Whilst £0.99 each way fares are great for you, me and many others, as Pe@rson quite rightly said, Eastern Airways cater for a completely different market to the LCC's and it would be inaccurate to try and compare them with the likes of FR,U2, et al. T3 is a successful niche player as it has targeted routes which have a modest yet regular business customer base. It's customers are prepared and able to pay for the convenience of flying T3's routes. Remember that time is money! Some of the fares quoted here by others I suspect are the ones with very few restrictions, hence £680 for EDI-NWI, which can otherwise be purchased for a much lower price.
I agree with others that T3 are the ideal candidate to take over SOU-IOM since they already have a sizeable operation at both airports and there is a proven, steady, regular demand for a J41 sized aircraft on the route.
Flycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4388 times:
Euromanx is a gimmick airline, they were supposed to start Southampton flights to Eindhoven, Dusseldorf and Vienna aswell!! SOU can live without a fly by night operation. The loss of Air Berlin is a bit of a worry though, especially as it's moved along the coast to BOH with the same ferquencies. Given time i'm sure AB could have offered a few flights a week to the likes of Berlin, Hamburg and Munich from Southampton.
Flybe will hopefully offer a few new routes next year to complimiment PMI. Faro is a possibility.