Summa767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 6 Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2962 times:
The first ever scheduled international passenger service from Oxford will start on 19th December when Baboo operates its first weekly flight between the city's airport, OXF and Geneva, GVA.
This flight, which willl operate on Saturdays and that has initially been programmed for 3 months is aimed at skiers, but it is hoped that business travelers can also take advantage of this new service.
Baboo will operate a Dash 8 Q400 with capacity for 75 passengers on this new route.
Booking is now available on Baboo's website. The airline also offers flights to/from London City when Oxford is chosen on a day when a flight is not available.
AirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2010 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2454 times:
A weekly flight is a good way of testing out the market, and the airport. The launch spiel emphasised the benefits for British skiers not having to go through the busy London terminals, as the weekly schedule doesn't really work for promoting Oxford as a city break destination for the Swiss?
it's the bus to stansted (now renamed national express a4 to ruin my username)
LX138 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2389 times:
Wow that is impressive attracting this service to the airport, I was thinking a J41 flight somwhere or similar but a Dash 8 to Geneva?! Perhaps theres some sort of Oxfordshire Executive/Route Development fund there using?
Directorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1651 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
How come Oxford doesn't have any flights to the Europe hubs (CDG, AMS, FRA etc.) ? I always assumed it was able to support a handful of flights but was surprised to find out that OXF has no scheduled air links to the continent.
IH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1141 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2120 times:
It also only has a business terminal and no facilities in the same league as even one of the UK's smaller regional airports. In the past has not needed to look for scheduled air services because of the presence of general aviation thanks to the flight training courses based there (it once had the busiest runway in the world, apparently!); now that's fading away, they seem to be looking for other options...
It really is a tiny little place, though, and pretty easy to miss even if you're driving pretty close to it!
I'm not sure I can resist a one-way flight from Oxford to Geneva or back. A weekend in Switzerland beckons!
Have you ever felt like you could float into the sky / like the laws of physics simply don't apply?