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First International Route For Oxford Airport, UK  
User currently onlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2693 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3838 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.

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User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3330 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 a6 to ruin my username)
User currently offlineLX138 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3265 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?

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User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1993 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3206 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.

User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 1072 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3173 times:

Quoting Directorguy (Reply 3):
How come Oxford doesn't have any flights to the Europe hubs (CDG, AMS, FRA etc.) ?

OXF is too small and too close to London. However I think you are right that it could have a few RJ to main hubs.

User currently offlineIH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1148 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2996 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!

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