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Bmi Quitting Durham Tees Valley Rumour  
User currently offlineMattfalcus From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 15 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

This rumour seems to do the rounds every few months, but this time seems to come from a fairly credible source.

bmi are apparently set to end their Durham Tees Valley (Teesside) to London Heathrow route from the end of Winter 2007/8 timetable.

The source is an employee at Aviance, their handlers at MME.

This will be a shame. It is bmi's oldest route. But with their long haul expansion at LHR they seem to need the slots.


Does anyone think that Ryanair or FlyGlobespan would start a London route from MME with bmi gone? The rule was that no other airline was allowed to start a jet route to London whilst bmi operated here.

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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1684 times:
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Hi Mattfalcus,

Seems to be very strange the information of this employee... maybe BD will reduce flights but I have many doubts about this information when all schedules are published until May 2008 in Amadeus...

Wait and see...

Gerard



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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

I thought that was a decent route for BD. As stated above, perhaps they are just going to reduce frequency and that slots are needed for other routes, such as the US?

User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 719 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 2):
erhaps they are just going to reduce frequency and that slots are needed for other routes

I worked for BMI many years ago at MME and in those days we had 5 flights a day to LHR
I think they are already down to 3 a day,(correct me if I'm wrong) so they cant really reduce much further
AAAh those were the days, Tees-side  Smile


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1529 times:
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This rumor has been going for a while as stated, I think the route could well go if BMI need more slots for Transatlantic routes.

If flew this route 2 weeks ago on the 06:30 LHR departure, just 21 of us on the E145..............

M



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1524 times:
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Forgot to add, flew back to LHR from Leeds later that afternoon, had about 30 people on our A320.

I can't say if these are typical numbers, intresting though.

M



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26502 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

I was wondering when BMI would start cutting their domestic routes. It was announced a while back that they would be reviewing all short haul/Domestic operations.


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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4914 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

Its not long until BA are getting 51 slots of bmi as part of the BMed deal. When this happens, sadly I think MME could get axed

Quoting Mattfalcus (Thread starter):
Does anyone think that Ryanair or FlyGlobespan would start a London route from MME with bmi gone?

No. FR have recently axed STN-BLK, and there has been a trend recently for domestic frequencies to be cut (Easyjet being a very good example this winter). Plus FR have a major disagreement with STN at the moment, so something would have to be axed at STN to allow STN-MME, or something at LTN axed to allow LTN-MME

As for GSM, all their domestic routes (STN-GLA/EDI, EDI-BOH), except from MME-JER, have failed



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User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

Yes BMI are going to have to start cutting back on some routes to accomadate the former BMED services once BA take those slots in late 2008 / 2009 and also so they can start moving slots around for the planned transatlantic flights.

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