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User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 726 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4765 times:

Appologies if this has been discussed previously

I just noticed on flyglobespan's website that they have new routes from Manchester to Toronto and from Liverpool to 2 European destinations.

Does anyone know if they are aquiring any new aircraft for these services?

Also I just returned from a flight from Tenerife to Glasgow and on both legs it was jam packed, service was also of a very high standard!

Any info on this airline i.e. staffing levels, profitability etc would be grateful!

Cheers

J

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User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4697 times:

FlyGlobespan MAN-YYZ On Sale Now (by GLAGAZ May 31 2006 in Civil Aviation)
Flyglobespan Fleet Expansion (by MD90fan May 23 2006 in Civil Aviation)

[Edited 2006-06-05 23:51:34]

User currently offlineGCDEG From Greece, joined Jan 2006, 352 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4681 times:

Hi J,

Glad you enjoyed flying with us! Another happy passenger!

Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
Does anyone know if they are aquiring any new aircraft for these services?

Yep. 2 B737-700's for delivery next year. My guess is one will be LPL based and the other ABZ for the new routes supposedly opening there next year. Another one or two 767's which'll be used for the Toronto and Capetown from MAN and there's talk of a few 757's too. Here's link to our current (and future) fleet -

http://www.jethros.i12.com/fleets/fleet_listings/flyglobespan.htm

Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
Also I just returned from a flight from Tenerife to Glasgow and on both legs it was jam packed, service was also of a very high standard!

Glad you enjoyed it and good to hear you liked the service too. We aim to please! TFS is one of the busiest routes from GLA and is almost always full every day.

Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
Any info on this airline i.e. staffing levels, profitability etc would be grateful!

Just now we have over 300 cabin crew between our 3 bases of GLA, EDI and STN and this is constantly increasing. I think pilot wise it's in the region of 100 but that's a rough guess. Majority of crew are based at GLA since this is the busiest base. Profitability - well let's just say there's a lot of gold in the pot at the moment!

Any other info you want to know, let me know!

Nick



The best thing invented - Winglets!
User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4658 times:

Quoting GCDEG (Reply 2):
Glad you enjoyed flying with us! Another happy passenger!

Definately, I was very impressed by the service, punctuality and the cabin in general. One thing that I would like to see though is an inflight magazine.

Thanks again for the info.

J


User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4633 times:

Any chance of seeing this airline at CWL?

User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

Quoting Christa (Reply 4):
Any chance of seeing this airline at CWL?

Yes, they said themselves that they would fly longhaul from CWL.

Gaz



Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineGCDEG From Greece, joined Jan 2006, 352 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4620 times:

Quoting Christa (Reply 4):
Any chance of seeing this airline at CWL?

Well we've already announced MAN and LPL so probably. Wouldn't surprise me if we do start flying from CWL. It has been a possible destination for the future.

I'm sure the B767 operated one or two training flights from CWL not too long ago.

Gaz - what's with the change of location? You had enough of Scotland? LOL  Wink

Nick



The best thing invented - Winglets!
User currently offlineBy738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4612 times:

Quoting GCDEG (Reply 6):

took me a second to work out why t+t until the world cup penny dropped


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4603 times:

Quoting GCDEG (Reply 6):
Gaz - what's with the change of location? You had enough of Scotland? LOL

Think about the coming weeks...  Smile

Gaz



Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4598 times:

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 5):
Yes, they said themselves that they would fly longhaul from CWL.

Ah that's good then!

When did they say this?

Quoting GCDEG (Reply 6):
Well we've already announced MAN and LPL so probably. Wouldn't surprise me if we do start flying from CWL. It has been a possible destination for the future.

I'm sure the B767 operated one or two training flights from CWL not too long ago.

Yeah, it would be nice to see Flyglobespan at CWL  Smile

The 767 has indeed been on training flights at CWL (I even saw it over my house whilst it was on its way to CWL). It must have only been at about 1500ft, a very nice sight indeed  Smile

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4598 times:

Quoting Christa (Reply 9):
When did they say this?

Its in June's airlinerworld magazine. CWL and NCL.

Gaz

[Edited 2006-06-06 00:44:52]


Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4587 times:

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 10):
Its in June's airlinerworld magazine. CWL and NCL.

Ah, right.. reliable source also then!

Any idea on what potential routes?


User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4575 times:

Quoting Christa (Reply 11):

I dont know if Id call Airliner World the most up to date and reliable  Smile


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

Quoting BY738 (Reply 12):
I dont know if Id call Airliner World the most up to date and reliable

Well the words are apparently from Tom Dalrymple's mouth so I'd say it is reliable...

Gaz

[Edited 2006-06-06 00:55:25]


Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4548 times:

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 13):
Well the words are apparently from Tom Dalrymple's mouth so I'd say it is reliable...

Yep that's right, clearly says in the latest addition of AW flights to US, Canada and Caribbean served from across the UK, including NCL, CWL, GLA and EDI.


User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

Good news for both NCL and CWL. I wonder what long haul routes they would be specifically looking at?

Would be nice to see some short haul routes @ CWL from Flyglobespan as well!

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineNZ1 From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4471 times:
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Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
Does anyone know if they are aquiring any new aircraft for these services?

The 767-300 that has recently arrived was an ex NZ model, rego ZK-NCN. I must say it looked lovely with the red livery. A very nice aircraft.

NZ1


User currently offlineDamian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4213 times:

More Flyglobespan expansion announced today.

EDI-CMF 5 x weekly, commencing 23rd December. Ski flights, running until 15th April.


User currently offlineSkyhigh From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 235 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4200 times:

Are they charter, a LCC or a full service airline?

Any chance of a name change anytime soon?  duck 

Sorry but it doesn't roll off the tongue very well!


User currently offlineDamian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4180 times:

Quoting Skyhigh (Reply 18):
Are they charter, a LCC or a full service airline?

I think they've tried their hand at all three!

Agree with you on the name. Even just a simple re-branding of the airline name to "Globespan" might work better for them.


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4151 times:

Quoting Damian (Reply 19):
Agree with you on the name. Even just a simple re-branding of the airline name to "Globespan" might work better for them.

I dont see the name as being a problem, it rolls off the tounge quite nicely.

"Globespan" will always be part of the name, as thats the parent company, and it is a well established brand in Scotland.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4116 times:

I must agree on the name... "Flyglobespan" does sound a little daft!

User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 21):
Flyglobespan" does sound a little daft!

What do you think of Thomsonfly of FlyBE?


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4080 times:

Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 22):
What do you think of Thomsonfly of FlyBE?

ditto for them  Wink


User currently offlineA330 From Belgium, joined May 1999, 649 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4000 times:

The official name of FlyGlobespan is Globespan Airways.


Shiek!
25 Post contains images GCDEG : Overall a scheduled low fares carrier though a few of our destinations are "charter" territory. The GLA-SFB offers a 3 class config with meals etc li
26 A330 : I know, Knick, we are collegues... Doing a GLA-PMI on saturday...
27 GayrugbyMAN : When is the MAN SFO service being announced?
28 BY738 : Where did you get that gem from ?
29 GLAGAZ : Nothing official yet. Just reports in the press about MAN - Westcoast USA. Gaz
30 Humberside : It may also be MAN-LAX I would also think GSM could make MAN-MIA work if they got contracts with the cruise companies and maybe also signed some inter
31 BY738 : Yeah I thought it would be just unconfirmed press speculation
32 Post contains images MainMAN : A bit like British Airways then
33 Post contains images JGPH1A : NCE Airport still calls them Channel Express I keep expecting their passengers to be loaded using pallets... Except that BA offer 4 cabins.
34 Bmi330 : So are flyglobespan going to offer more long haul from Glasgow anytime soon at least flying to cape town and toronto like they do from Man and also mo
35 Planemanofnz : When will they fly to DUB or BHD/BFS!?
36 Nighthawk : Did they not operate a couple of services from Belfast in their first year of operation?
37 GLAGAZ : Yeh something like weekly BFS-PMI, can't remember exactly. Gaz
38 Humberside : Think that was it
39 GCDEG : Just a quick update for you all. Some new flights now on sale from Durham Tees and Aberdeen to Tenerife. Tenerife looks set to be a major GSM destinat
40 GLAGAZ : Was made 2x weekly about a week after flights went on sale. Gaz
41 GCDEG : So it was Gaz - cheers, Nick
42 ACEregular : The MME-TFS ROUTE is going to be operted in a W pattern! I wouldnt mind them opening a base in the North East. NCL is poss, someone put in a word.
43 Humberside : There are rumours of a TFS base. This would do the ABZ and MME flights plus others
44 MAH4546 : I can confirm that they have been in talks with MIA about starting service, not sure if from MAN or GLA, but MAN makes more sense. As it happens to b
45 Humberside : There is now a rumour of GLA-MIA but MAN-MIA would make sense with MAN being a larger market than GLA. Perhaps they may even do both GLA and MAN-MIA?
46 Acelanzarote : Are there any plans to get any more 767's seems the one they have now is going to be very busy, hope it does not go tech..... Also what is expected to
47 GCDEG : Yes another due in Oct/Nov this year and another due next summer. Luckily the aircraft has 5 hours downtime in SFB so that helps if the aircraft enco
48 ScottishLaddie : B733.
49 MAH4546 : Maybe 2-3x weekly MIA-MAN and 1x weekly MIA-GLA. That could work out. What is their current long-haul fleet? What is based at GLA and what is based a
50 GCDEG : 1 x B767-300ER If you still mean longhaul at the moment the B767-300ER is based at GLA and nothing is based at MAN as the routes haven't started yet.
51 GayrugbyMAN : Are there not 2 767s coming to MAN, there are rumours that GSM are to also start a SFO service from MAN.
52 GCDEG : As far as I was aware there was only going to be 1 767 at GLA and 1 for MAN with the third being delivered next year. Haven't heard heard the SFO rum
53 ACEregular : How will a -300 aircraft fair flying from EDI to ACE. I remember Go flying to Tenerife from STN on the -300 and it had to stop regularly in northern S
54 GCDEG : The 300 has been used on many of the longer routes such as GLA-PFO, GLA-ACE and GLA-BJV with no major problems. Only on very few occasions when the w
55 Damian : Flyglobespan EDI-PRG appears to be back, commencing 2nd November with a 3 x weekly service, though currently only bookable until late December. Surely
56 ScottishLaddie : PRG only expected to run until 23rd December as shown, but things can always change, especially when GSM is concerned! Aircraft operates EDI-PRG-GLA-
57 GLAGAZ : The timings of certain GSM and Z4 flights on MAN-YYZ suggest the two airlines (Zoom and flyGlobespan) may become codeshare partners. Gaz
58 Post contains images LH121GLA : I'm surprised no-one has mentioned their new LPL-EWR service on this thread yet. This airline gets more and more like bmi everyday
59 Rdwootty : I suspect the idea is to replace the sales for Air Transat with flyglobespan, as they do not offer agents commission on that product..In addition Air
60 Post contains images GLAGAZ : Considering the size of the dedicated thread about LPL-EWR I don't think there is much to discuss here Gaz
61 GLAGAZ : Apparently GSM have ordered 2x 787's from ILFC due for delivery in 2010 !! Gaz
62 GayrugbyMAN : Oh dear.....now BFS aswell as LPL, GLA and MAN on their long-haul route network.....does anyone else think this is too little spread too thinly?? Shou
63 FCKC : Any chance to see them at BVA , despite FR already operate BVA-GLA ?
64 Stirling : Maybe this somehow links up with the public announcement by jetBlue to shopping for international partners to link up with. But shorter and closer th
65 GLAGAZ : FR fly PIK-BVA. GSM did intend to start GLA-ORY a few years back but it was dropped before it started. Blaming a lack of slots due to the CDG termina
66 Humberside : Think they did a weekly PMI flight one summer but other than that, no
67 GLAGAZ : Would have been better if I had said 3 flights a week. Gaz
68 MainMAN : Well, somebody obviously knows what they're doing. Globespan's been around forever (ok, for a long time), their accountants, planners and yield manag
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