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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1401 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

www.ryanair.com

NEW Bournemouth base

Alicante 3 weekly
Barcelona Girona daily
Dublin 8 weekly
Glasgow Prestwick 2 daily
Malaga 4 weekly
Marseille 2 weekly
Murcia 4 weekly
Nantes 3 weekly
Palma 3 weekly
Pisa 3 weekly
Wroclaw 3 weekly

1 based 738

Regards

Mike

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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

Wonder if this means we will see a reduction in the number of charter flights from Bournemouth. There has been an impressive increase in recent years but FR may steal their customers on runs to Palma and Alicante.

User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

Great news - wish it was NCL though - maybe one day!

User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

Ryanair competing with the world class Palmair on some routes???

User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2604 times:



Quoting HUYfan (Thread starter):
Alicante 3 weekly
Barcelona Girona daily
Dublin 8 weekly
Glasgow Prestwick 2 daily
Marseille 2 weekly
Pisa 3 weekly

All of the above are already served by aircraft from other bases. The extra daily PIK service will be operated by the BOH based aircraft though.

Quoting HUYfan (Thread starter):
Malaga 4 weekly
Murcia 4 weekly
Nantes 3 weekly
Palma 3 weekly
Wroclaw 3 weekly

All new routes. Hasn't Nantes been operated by FR from BOH before though?

How many of the new routes will last beyond the summer?



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2599 times:



Quoting Orion737 (Reply 1):
Wonder if this means we will see a reduction in the number of charter flights from Bournemouth

Let's hope that FR's expansion at BOH will not affect Palmair's great services to the Spanish resorts. Palmair is probably the only small UK charter airline left and still offers frills like hot meals, hot towels, full baggage allowance, seat allocation etc despite their ageing 737s (or is it a single 737?) Palmair maintains a strong reputation for customer service, with their managing director often being on hand at BOH to greet his customers - some of who prefer to travel to BOH in order to fly with Palmair rather than go to LGW and travel with expensive-but-no-frills U2.



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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

I second every word of BCAL. I would hate to see FR impact on Palmair's passenger numbers or reputation.

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2570 times:



Quoting Orion737 (Reply 6):

But Orion 737 we are a minority - the majority now regard shorthaul flying in UK/Europe just like catching a bus and want nothing by way of frills - just a cheap ticket, a seat, and a safe aircraft to get them from A to B.



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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

we may be a minority but we still exists, which is why Palmair excels and has done so well while still offering a quality service. Some demand for semblance of service still exists, its just the options for those wanting quality is getting less because everyone is following the 'pile it high, sell it cheap' philosophy.

User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 3153 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2559 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 4):
All new routes. Hasn't Nantes been operated by FR from BOH before though?

Yes, on a MAD-BOH-NTE-BOH-MAD rotation. The route has been dropped together with the MAD-BOH sector. Apparantly, the BOH-NTE sector was performing well enough to let it return.

I see FR operates quite some UK-Nantes routes. Are there many second people having second homes in Brittany?


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

I think there are a growing number of 'middle class Blarites' buying rural proprties in France, yes.

User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

At last, been waiting for this news. Shame that instead of an extra PIK flight they couldn't have flown an EDI flight.


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User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2477 times:



Quoting BMED (Reply 11):
Shame that instead of an extra PIK flight they couldn't have flown an EDI flight.

Maybe October 2008 will see a second aircraft at BOH for an EDI service... and a few other routes!



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User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2463 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 12):
Maybe October 2008 will see a second aircraft at BOH

I was just thinking how long it would be till a second aircraft appears. Although BOH will be busy now, 2 based 737 for thomsonfly, 1 ryanair 737 and 1 737 palmair, thats more aircraft than gates!!!!



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User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1784 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2407 times:



Quoting BMED (Reply 13):
I was just thinking how long it would be till a second aircraft appears. Although BOH will be busy now, 2 based 737 for thomsonfly, 1 ryanair 737 and 1 737 palmair, thats more aircraft than gates!!!!

Thomsonfly are reducing to only one 737-300 due to Ryanair competition, this will come in affect later this year for the summer season.

Great news for Bournemouth, we've had this rumour flying around for well over a year!


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4914 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2252 times:



Quoting Orion737 (Reply 1):
Wonder if this means we will see a reduction in the number of charter flights from Bournemouth. There has been an impressive increase in recent years but FR may steal their customers on runs to Palma and Alicante.

Thomson are cutting back and Airtours/Thomas Cook are pulling out (though they only had a limited programme). Olympic Holidays are expanding though

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 4):
How many of the new routes will last beyond the summer?

No doubt Malaga, Wroclaw and Murcia. Nantes will probably go seasonal and maybe Palma soon. Probably some new ski routes will be announced, maybe Salzburg (purely a guess)

Quoting BCAL (Reply 5):
Let's hope that FR's expansion at BOH will not affect Palmair's great services to the Spanish resorts

Palmair are starting to move further afield now, like to Greece and Tunisia, so should be OK

Quoting BMED (Reply 11):
At last, been waiting for this news. Shame that instead of an extra PIK flight they couldn't have flown an EDI flight.

Especially with the timings of the 2nd flight which doesnt allow for day trips. Personally I would have kept PIK once daily with an aircraft based there and sent the BOH aircraft to EDI or BHD instead

Quoting BMED (Reply 13):
I was just thinking how long it would be till a second aircraft appears. Although BOH will be busy now, 2 based 737 for thomsonfly, 1 ryanair 737 and 1 737 palmair, thats more aircraft than gates!!!!

Dont European have more than just one B737 at BOH. They also do flights for Olympic and maybe some other small operators

Also I think this announcement means the chance of an Easyjet base at BOH is now gone and they will just stick with a few routes to BOH from elsewhere



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User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

They have at least 2 732s left. Mainly registered G-CEA?, but I think that they may have an Ozjet hybrid in their too.


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User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Palmair will not be phased by the Ryanair expansion as they operate in totally different markets... But I think ThomsonFly will be worried as they thought BOH was one their LCC fortressed like CVT and DSA!

Palmair is owned by the local travel agency Bath Travel, they maybe small by todays standards of huge travel companies, but the company as a whole are renowned internationally for their award winning service, quality and traditional values.

With all due respect to their customer patronage, they are a very loyal following, who are of the more affluent and mature market. This particular sector that Bath Travel serves is very much a niche, and will not really be the type wanting to go on LCC flights. They are the type that will want every aspect of their holiday covered, from home to airport pick-ups, flights, transfers, hotels, excursions, activities all planned for them in opne simple booking.

There are quite a few of these local travel agency groups still in existence. For example where I live in Northamptonshire, York Travel are very similar...

While were on the subject of BOH, thought you fans might like the below picture of a ThomsonFly 737-300 with Winglets added . I think this is the first one in the fleet, with them and no doubt will be serving BOH with summer!
Big version: Width: 428 Height: 321 File size: 403kb
Firts

(Was taken by Glenn at LTN today, while in for maintenence!)


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

Thomson have pulled the BOH-ALC flight for Summer due to FR competition, but I don't think we make much money on the route, so it's not gonna be much of a loss to us.


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User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1784 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1895 times:



Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 17):
I think this is the first one in the fleet, with them and no doubt will be serving BOH with summer!

Once again, as previously stated, this has been flying around like it for a year now and has been based at Newcastle and shall not be here at Bournemouth.

Quoting EXTspotter (Reply 16):
They have at least 2 732s left. Mainly registered G-CEA?, but I think that they may have an Ozjet hybrid in their too.

European have four 737-200s flying in the UK here. One painted in basic Ozjet/European livery [G-CEAE], one in full Ozjet colours [G-GPFI], one all white [G-CEAH] and one in Palmair livery [G-CEAF]. All these are based at Bournemouth, with the Palmair one doing most of the BathTravel flights....

Quoting Humberside (Reply 15):
Especially with the timings of the 2nd flight which doesnt allow for day trips. Personally I would have kept PIK once daily with an aircraft based there and sent the BOH aircraft to EDI or BHD instead

I think Ryanair would really benefit if the Glasgow FR7544 rotation was pushed back towards the evening to allow for day-trips, maybe they will do this at one point?


User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1876 times:



Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 17):

G-THOO has had winglets for around a year now you know! Nothing new.
Anyhow, lots of people have been speculating and its great that FR has finally set up a base at BOH, even though it probably ruins chances of ever seeing U2 set up camp.


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4914 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1806 times:



Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 19):
I think Ryanair would really benefit if the Glasgow FR7544 rotation was pushed back towards the evening to allow for day-trips, maybe they will do this at one point?

Hope so. Would need some rescheduling of the PIK operation but Im sure its do-able



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User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1759 times:



Quoting Humberside (Reply 21):
Would need some rescheduling of the PIK operation but Im sure its do-able

They have moved around schedules before to allow for daytrips - the LPL to BHD flight operated by a LPL based aircraft was moved to later in the day when it was announced BHD would be a base, as the BHD based aircraft operates the additional flight to LPL.



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User currently offlineTOMfly From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

Yeah I think they'll have to reschedule the PIK, I don't see the demand if it doesn't attract business pax as well as leisure. Great news for BOH, maybe a move by FR also to stop U2 in their tracks....it's all good business. FR is by far now Europe's largest and most influencial low fares airline. Shame for U2, its just they lost ground replacing the 737 fleet (and still some where to go). Still, maybe another southern base for U2, although SOU is too close to LGW and EXT to BRS. Time will tell what U2's next UK move will be.


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User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

There isn't realy many other places for U2 to start in the South, NQY is too small, Plymouth can't even handle 146s, Exeter is close to BRS and has no room, in terminal or on the apron - more than 90% taken up by BE, BOH has FR, SOU has BE as well and is close to LGW, Gloucestershire/Staverton/Gloucester and Cheltenham - M5 is too small, but has a good future if it expands, possibly with the help of Manx 2 adding more flights. Lydd is also close to London and too small. Cardiff is close to BRS and is ruled by WW. Other alternatives (whilst not very southerly) Norwich (if expanded), Coventry and Birmingham.


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User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 25, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1556 times:



Quoting EXTspotter (Reply 24):
Coventry and Birmingham.

These are probably the most likely U2 bases in the UK, should they choose to open another base here.

Any more European bases likely?



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