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Will British European Expand?  
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1212 times:

With an increasing route network, an increasing fleet and operating flights on behalf of AF, do you think that British European (JY) will ever become more of a major carrier?
At the moment they operate mainley domestic flights as well as some to France. Is it likely that (like BD has over the past few years) JY will become a major inter-European carrier?

Thanks for your comments,
Jamie.

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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

Possibly, I hear they may be commencing a 3xWeekly Manchester-Toulouse service with Bae 146 a/c from next month. I wouldnt be surprised if they order larger a/c such as the 737 to serve the more popular routes.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Will that be on behalf of Air France?
(I'd love to see them operating the A320. Do you think that's likely)?


User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

Hello,

According to the French magazine "Air & Cosmos", there would be some plans of Delta Air Lines to operate a flight to BHX (likely from JFK, but no precision was given), and to use British European as a feeder.

Thanks to British Europea, Air France has mcuh increased it market share on the UK market, by serving small markets from the CDG hub.

BTW, I have a question regarding East Midlands: BMA has some flights to operated by RJs IIRC. Is East Midlans a large O&D market or do they have some connecting traffic to feed the CDG leg?

Thank you,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


User currently offlinePK743 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

Hi!
Not if I get my hands on 'em! I am a massive safety card collector and can't get one from their CRJ and Dash 8 aircraft...

.. I am getting a little desperate now and I am paying off for my Virgin Flight next year so I can't afford to fly on them!

DOES ANYONE HAVE CARDS FROM THESE PLANES?

(and in an answer to your question- they do onward connections and codeshares with:

Air France
Alitalia
Braathens
Air Seychelles
Air Zimbabwe
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines
Emirates
GB Airways
Iberia
Maersk Airways
Northwest Airlines
TWA Airlines
US Airways and finally..
Virgin Atlantic.)

Please email me if you have anyof them safety cards...
speedbird145@fsmail.net

Thanks!
Marc Bowers


User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

Do you think that they could serve major European business destinations such as Frankfurt, Brussels etc. or is the competion from others such as BA & BD is too strong?

User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

Hello,

IMO they'll prefer to focus on regional routes in the UK rather than international sectors, such as FRA, BRU, etc.
As you say, the competition may be too strong. But by developing its regional structure and links with Air France and Delta Air Lines they would get their traffic in that region, even more if DL starts a BHX services using them as feeder, and feeding their regional services with passengers from the US.

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


User currently offlinePK743 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

Hi,
Are British European moving their base from Exeter to Birmingham? and if so will these mean they will phase out the SD360 routes from BHX to EXT?

I flew with them on this route about three weeks ago, and there seem to be confusion about where their base was between me and an Aer Lingus captain, (we were talking together whilst waiting to board the SD360)

Just wondered!!
Marc!  


User currently offlineEgbb From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

British European will open up a major engineering unit at BHX, they will take over the Maersk hangar1 when the new Maersk hangar is built (work is due to start anytime).
this will then replace the unit at Exeter

The BHX - Exeter service i believe will go Dash 8s in feb when another CRJ is delivered for use on the BHX-EDI service this will allow the dash8 on this route to be given over to the Exeter run

The Delta service would be great for BHX and British European . if it is to start in the spring we should hear something in the next few weeks....

Regard

Derek


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

If the MAN-Toulouse service does start it will almost definitely be operated on Behalf of AF.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

Do you think that the new CRJs will be delivered in full JY colours (I hope so) or in AF with JY titles (like their existing one?

Also how many JY planes operate in AF/JY colours?
I ask this as when at Heathrow a few weeks ago I saw a BAe 146 in full JY colours. Normally when operating for AF (between LHR & France) the planes are in full AF livery, with titles saying "Operated by British European" and with United Kingdom regestrations.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

The routes that JY operate in conjuction with AF will be operated by JY a/c in AF colours so if any of the new CRJs are to be operated on AF franchise routes they will be in AF colours.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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