Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2452 times:
Nice one!! This is great news. Not sure how T3 will fair on the ABZ route. But I think the Q400 is ideal also. 737 seems a little too big to run it profitibly. Shame it is only one new destination from NCL though.
I get the feeling LGW-NCL is sadly doomed. No one seems to be able to make the route work, although maybe BE, with the Q400 have a better chance, as it's smaller than the 733 of LS. It'd be sad to see it go if it did finally die a death.
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Sketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1774 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2377 times:
Im glad to see the back of Jet2 on the NCL-LGW route. Their lowest fares were higher than BA's lead-in!
I think BE can make it work with the smaller aircraft. it also means that I get to try out a new aircraft on my way to LGW..... Wahey!
EXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1892 times:
Rennes is a good place for BE because it is in a good place for people going to Brittany and Western Normandy. It has a large amount of tourists and many people who have 2nd homes, plus it is so much closer to the UK, therefore the amount of time lost due to lower speed (lower than jets) doesn't impede too much on sector times, therefore stopping problems with planes operating longer flights for the same profit as shorter ones, therefore more money can be made on 2 shorter ones than a long one.
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