CKT789 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2579 times:
Yeah, they flew from ABZ when Air Holland had the contract for operating the aircraft. Didn't last long though. Mind you some of the flights were 767s. I think you would struggle to fill a 767 operating a peak flight to LHR from ABZ let alone to a seasonal destination.
Demoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
Air Scotland had better get their marketing department into gear if they expect to fill these flights. Jet2, Monarch and to an extent Bmibaby market their flights very heavily throughout Manchester and the north west and as of yet I have never seen any mention of Air Scotland anywhere up here.
What is their fleet going to comprise of for the summer? Am I right in thinking they only have 1 757 at the moment?
With these additional flights I can see it stretching their resources quite alot. One aircraft going tech resulting in huge delays will not only dissrupt a whole flying schedule, but with so much competition around on these routes passengers will not stand for huge delays.
I wish them well, they are going to have to radically change their image and marketing strategy if they expect the general public to be aware and consider flying with them from Manchester. The name itself also appears confusing (Air Scotland with flights from England to Spain) hardly the first airline potential passengers would think of looking at!