Davehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
I'm guessing Silverjet to LAX. It seems to be one of the worst kept secrets in the business.
On a side issue I actually quite like going through Luton these days compared to LGW and LHR. Despite living on the SE London/Kent border I can be up there on the train in a little over an hour, the security lines always seem to move quickly and once the M1 sorted access will be even easier.
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2884 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
(I tried an LTN thread like this last tme and did not do very well!)
I thought I could start with posting your photo you text me earlier! ThomsonFly's first 737-300 with winglets at LTN today having them fitted!
Quoting EZYAirbus (Thread starter): Rumours floating around is that Shaheen Air is going to be flying ISB-LTN twice weekly from March
From what I understand tickets are already on sale and are being sold through the specialist Indian/Pakistani travel agents. The flights are due to be operated by an A310, leased from a Turkish airline and will launch on the 30th March and the schedule is:
Air Sylhet, seem to have a good business plan behind them and will be a UK based airline. They claim they have already sourced a 762ER and will fly from Luton to a number of destinations in Bangladesh and India. Also the claim they will eventually launch services from India and Bangladesh to the USA via the UK.
SilverJet my predictions are for one of the new aircraft to fly 3x Wk to LAX, 2x Wk to LAS and 2x Wk to BGI, apparently one of the major long haul tour operators has expressed interest in buying a number of seats on their scheduled services for the leisure traveller. I think the other aircraft is likely to fly to an up and coming destination like Beijing, Delhi or Johannesburg.
Anyone know what foreign charter airlines will be flying into the LTN this summer, operating to the summer hot spot destinations?
Rememeber XXL Airways will be flying to 5x times weekly to LCA and 2 times weekly to PFO and SSH. I think these are being marketed heavily as scheduled traffic, but the majority of the seats I think are taken up by tour operators.
easyJet have scrapped their Turin, Rijeka and Rimini services this coming service and being replaced with daily services to Pisa and Jerey. Still waiting for them and FR to base some new aircrafts or operate more W flights to the airport, as no expansion in the last two years.
WizzAir will resume their summer services to Split and Bourgas this summer and has been rumours posted on other forums they may expand their Bulgaria destinations to Varna for this summer and also Plovdiv winter 08/09 for the winter sports fans. They have also added another destination in Poland to their Porfolio and will be flying Wroclaw from March.
I wonder why it was dropped? I guess Jersey is profitable and also a very short flight meaning more roatations and more profitable use of aircraft. I wish Easyjet could get more routes out of Luton. Its great for north london and fares are cheaper from Luton than Gatwick (compare Gatwick and Luton to Amsterdam average price).