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Flybe Announces EMA Base  
User currently offlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1795 posts, RR: 9
Posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4329 times:

Five new winter routes to Amsterdam, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Jersey

"Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s Number One domestic airline, has confirmed a significant expansion of its services from East Midlands Airport with five brand new winter routes to Amsterdam, Paris CDG, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Jersey supported by a decision to base two aircraft at the airport for the first time."


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Flybe is finalising the schedules and frequencies in discussion with the airport. The routes are for travel from October 28th 2012 through to March 30th, 2013. No doubt this decision has been influenced by the potential demise of low cost carrier bmibaby, which was recently purchased by IAG/British Airways.

http://www.flybe.com/

[Edited 2012-05-02 07:56:54]

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User currently offlineacelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4278 times:

deleted, posted twice some how!

[Edited 2012-05-02 08:09:25]


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User currently offlineacelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4278 times:

Wonder if the airport made them a good deal to start services?


from the Island with sun and great photo's.. Why not visit Lanzarote
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4201 times:

Its base nor its routes are particularly surprising - although it is somewhat surprising given that WW hasn't died yet.

I guess the two based aircraft will operate early morning flights to AMS and CDG while EDI and GLA will be flown by aircraft at those bases?!

[Edited 2012-05-02 09:00:03]


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11607 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4040 times:

Interesting, there were rumors that easyJet would be entering the market on such routes. I wonder if that would still happen.

Quoting acelanzarote (Reply 2):
Wonder if the airport made them a good deal to start services?

Debatable as they are (potentially) duplicated routes.


Dan  



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User currently offlineemalad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

I am surprised this has been announced before WW has gone. Good new for the airport though with actual aircraft being based here.

Would still prefer to fly on a 737 rather than a Q400  


User currently offlinejrn216 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2012, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Given the uncertain future of bmibaby it is good that Flybe will be operating flights between East Midlands and Jersey. This route has a long history and has always performed strongly. But a 737 down to a DH4 is potentially a large capacity reduction (if bmibaby was to cease operations) and an airline such as Jet2 might be better suited to operating this route, at least on a summer only basis.

User currently offlineZKOJH From China, joined Sep 2004, 1659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

good news for flybe and EMA, finally some expansions, the fait of WW will be known today! by the looks of it will be good by as flybe are going for all the routes that WW do! bit of a hint.


NZ 787-9 flying between PVG - AKL ! CAN'T WAIT!!
User currently offlinebestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7062 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

Emalad - sorry to burst your bubble, but you did notice tha baby were losing a total fortune fling 737s where fly be will try and make money operating Dash8s.


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User currently offlineemalad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Good timing by Flybe  
Quoting bestwestern (Reply 8):
Emalad - sorry to burst your bubble, but you did notice tha baby were losing a total fortune fling 737s where fly be will try and make money operating Dash8s.

Every WW flight I have been on has been at least 80% full, and 737 is still better to fly on than a Dash 8 in my opinion


User currently offlinebaguy From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Quoting emalad (Reply 9):

I think bestwestern is probably referring to the economics of flying Q400s over the ageing 737 classics of WW. And just because the flight is 80% full doesn't mean that the airline is making money!


User currently offlinebestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7062 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Quoting emalad (Reply 9):
Every WW flight I have been on has been at least 80% full, and 737 is still better to fly on than a Dash 8 in my opinion

The 737 is better than a Dash-8.
EMA was one of Babies better bases, so flights would tend to be fuller.

Quoting baguy (Reply 10):

I think bestwestern is probably referring to the economics of flying Q400s over the ageing 737 classics of WW. And just because the flight is 80% full doesn't mean that the airline is making money!

Using the dash 8 will enable FlyBe to revenue manage the sector, driving profits. Good for the airline, bad for the passenger. It may also enable FlyBe to operate more frequency, which will attract more business yield.

A year round Dash8 is better than a summer only 733.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineBthebest From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 3):
although it is somewhat surprising given that WW hasn't died yet.
Quoting emalad (Reply 5):
I am surprised this has been announced before WW has gone

WW has announced that most flights will cease on the 11th June with the remainder ending in early September. By the time BE come in in October, you can expect WW to be completely gone.

It's good to get the announcement out early though so people can start booking their flights ASAP.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

Quoting Bthebest (Reply 12):
WW has announced that most flights will cease on the 11th June with the remainder ending in early September.

Indeed. I created a separate thread about that when it was released. Note that this thread is from nearly 6 days ago.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineoffloaded From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 869 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):
Interesting, there were rumors that easyJet would be entering the market on such routes

EZY used to have flights from EMA, and I seen to to recall they fell out rather badly.



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

Quoting offloaded (Reply 14):
EZY used to have flights from EMA, and I seen to to recall they fell out rather badly.

Don't know whether they fell out, but I remember EZY saying that they had little opportunity to grow at EMA (not in terms of infrastructure or capacity, but simply the amount of traffic), hence shifting to places which offer more potential.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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