Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4914 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1472 times:
Quote: Plana for new direct flights from this part of Virginia to Kent Airport could get the go-ahead by the end of this month. The flights would take place at least once weekly from May 2007 to October 2007 - coinciding with the peak of 400th anniversary events for the Jamestown settlement. The flights could become permanent after that, if there's enough demand.
For several months, a London-based consulting firm has been conducting a feasibility study on the flights on behalf of two clients, Kent County Council in England and the Norfolk Airport Authority. Tony Freudmann, chairman of the consulting firm, FT International Ltd, said: 'If both parties say 'Yes' (to the plan), there will be a series of interesting announcements in the next few weeks.'
Travel'ers could expect pay about £300 ($500) for economy coach seats or about £700 ($1200) for business class seats. The 3800-mile flight from Norfolk to Kent International Airport - which is about 60 miles east of London and was once known as Manston airbase - takes about 8½ hours.
Monarch Airlines, the UKs largest independent charter airline, is the most likely carrier for the route
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1284 times:
I was shown this in the Williamsburg Daily Press yesterday and it seems like identical wording. When I was first told by my girlfriend's mum she said it was from 'Norfolk to Kent Airport' I thought she meant New Kent Co. Airport
As a Brit living in Richmond, not far from Williamsburg and Jamestown I'm still surprised by this as a potential route. I wouldn't have thought the demand would be there.
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
GOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4334 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1218 times:
Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 3): I was shown this in the Williamsburg Daily Press yesterday and it seems like identical wording. When I was first told by my girlfriend's mum she said it was from 'Norfolk to Kent Airport' I thought she meant New Kent Co. Airport
Monarch operating Cessna 172s from Norfolk Intl. to New Kent Co. Airport, haha. It would be nice for the Hampton Roads area to have a flight to Europe. Just need a few more and we're set instead of having to drive 3 hours to IAD.