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Stobart Air Announces New Deal With Flybe  
User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1233 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6091 times:

Looks like they are going to use a Flybe franchise, i was thinking they were going to use the Stobart brand.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see what 6 routes are announced.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...-new-deal-with-flybe-30123418.html

STOBART Air, formerly Aer Arann, has announced a new deal with Flybe which will result in it flying six routes to continental Europe from London's Southend airport.

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User currently offlineVFRonTop From Ireland, joined Oct 2012, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5941 times:

Hi clydenairways

Very interesting considering our conversations on the previous thread around the "rebrand".

This makes a lot of sense for RE and Flybe. I wonder what destinations they have in mind and what aircraft will be used. Isn't the entire RE fleet currently branded and being utilised as EIR? Can't see Flybe being happy with that.


User currently offlineBA677 From UK - England, joined Jan 2012, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5908 times:

Guess this is what Flybe was looking for given the Gatwick cut backs this year. It will be interesting to see the response from Easyjet, but I think Flybe will start what they will stop at Gatwick. I don't think they plan to compete directly with Easyjet.

User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5878 times:
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Quoting BA677 (Reply 2):
I think Flybe will start what they will stop at Gatwick

Na this isn't a Flybe operation to replace Gatwick domestics.

This is a new Stobart (Aer Arann) in Flybe colours operation.

Probable candidates are Luxembourg/Rotterdam/Eindhoven/Dusseldorf/Hamburg/Hanover and perhaps Antwerp.

There are few areas where Flybe and Easy compete head on.

Easy as Southend is about weekend trips to Marbella Alicante Tenerife and golfing on the Algarve
True they do a few cities Amsterdam/Edinburgh and Berlin,a romantic break in Venice and a Polish shuttle .
Quite a balance network mix in fact !

[Edited 2014-03-25 03:29:18]

User currently offlineBA677 From UK - England, joined Jan 2012, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5842 times:

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 3):
Na this isn't a Flybe operation to replace Gatwick domestics.

This is a new Stobart (Are Arann) in Flybe colours operation.

Probable candidates are Luxembourg/Rotterdam/Eindhoven/Dusseldorf/Hamburg/Hanover and perhaps Antwerp.

I should of said, I was thinking more about the European routs. I don't see the point in domestic except Belfast maybe.


User currently offlineseansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 858 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5814 times:

They have said they will operate Benelux and Northern Europe. I think we will see Munster as that was rumored before. The Northern Europe routes will be interesting. Perhaps they will give Kristiansand a go after Flynonstop.

Rotterdam would see them go against Cityjet and BA from LCY and BA from LHR. Dusseldorf has also had an increase in flights already with BA at LCY.


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5773 times:
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Quoting BA677 (Reply 4):
I should of said, I was thinking more about the European routs. I don't see the point in domestic except Belfast maybe.

Only Flybe Gatwick internationals in recent times have been Dusseldorf and Nante.

Belfast was one of the routes Easyjet trialled from Southend however believe its now closed and i also understand Edinburgh is no longer bookable coincidentally after min June !

So just perhaps Edinburgh and Belfast are two of the proposed routes.
Lets wait - its only a few days and all will become clear.


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5721 times:
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Greven/Munster or Hanover suppose they will be heavily promoting around Colchester !

User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 5624 times:

Quoting VFRonTop (Reply 1):
Isn't the entire RE fleet currently branded and being utilised as EIR? Can't see Flybe being happy with that.

Their last ATR72 from last years order, was meant to be delivered white. As its not been delivered yet, what it'll actually arrive as is unknown. That only gives them one, though. Two of the very old 72-200s are in Aer Arann colours still also.


User currently offlinecountvis From UK - England, joined Feb 2012, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5018 times:

Excellent news, and an interesting arrangement.

The Flybe brand certainly is a very good choice to operate the routes which have been suggested.

It will be interesting to see what routes are announced and put on sale next week. Whilst there may very well be scope for some domestic routes from SEN operated by the ATRs, flights from niche European destinations could be a very interesting proposition.

It will be interesting to see how this new arrangemnts could develop over the next few years.


User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

Looks like Stobart Air will exercise options on a further 4 ATR72's

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...aft-after-flybe-deal-30125060.html


User currently offlinefactsonly From Montserrat, joined Aug 2012, 879 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3711 times:

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User currently offlinevfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

How about CGN instead of DUS? More convenient for the FORD traffic between the Dagenham and Cologne plants than the STN flights by Germanwings.

User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1027 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

vfw614, the Dagenham motor plant is 1 minute closer to STN than to SEN.

User currently offlineseansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 858 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Quoting LN-KGL (Reply 13):

vfw614, the Dagenham motor plant is 1 minute closer to STN than to SEN.

Flightline previously operated SEN-CGN for Ford. However the Dagenham plant is now much smaller than it was so might not be the same level of demand.


User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2417 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Thread starter):
Looks like they are going to use a Flybe franchise

Sorry, i don't get it... Flybe announced some time a go to be the preferred franchise airline for Europe and sealed the deal with Finnair. Now, Flybe "the franchise-airline of choice" is turning to STOBART AIR? Must be a punch in the face for all the staff made redundant in the last couple of month: Flybe Cuts 500 More Jobs (by scouseflyer Nov 11 2013 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7370 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2794 times:
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Quoting debonair (Reply 15):
Now, Flybe "the franchise-airline of choice" is turning to STOBART AIR?

They already have Loganair flying under the Flybe franchise. Loganair and Stobart Air choose the routes, not Flybe.


User currently offlinevfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

Quoting LN-KGL (Reply 13):
vfw614, the Dagenham motor plant is 1 minute closer to STN than to SEN.

Hmm, yes, but that is on the M25....

The traditional Ford corporate shuttles were operated for many years from Southend, first by Ford Air and later by Flightline. AFAIK, Ford now uses Germanwings from Stansted. As an interesting coincidence, the frequency of the STN-CGN will be reduced from late October - whyever...


User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1027 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Quoting vfw614 (Reply 17):
Hmm, yes, but that is on the M25....

None of them are on M25 - just crossing underneath or above M25. The drive to SEN was on A13 and the STN was on M11.


User currently offlinevfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (5 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

You are right, of course. However, having taken the bus to/from STN from/to Stratford a lot of times, I would assume that the risk of getting stuck in traffic on the M11 is considerable. Not sure if the same is true for the A13 or A127 as I have never been on them. Anyway, I guess it must have been for a reason why Ford Air ald after its demise also Flightline/Jet2 used SEN much longer than STN

User currently offlinestratocruiser From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2156 times:
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I wouldn't be surprised if EIR also contracted for more ATRs from Stobart in the future as, given the current big drive by Aer Lingus to increase the numbers of transatlantic passengers from the UK transiting through its DUB hub, they may well wish to increase the number of UK regional airports served by EIR. Leeds, Liverpool, East Midlands, Doncaster/Sheffield and Humberside are ones that would immediately come to mind.

User currently offlinefactsonly From Montserrat, joined Aug 2012, 879 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

And the following destinations have been announced:

- Groningen in NL
- Rennes in France
- Caen in France
- Munster Osnabruck in Germany
- Cologne Bonn in Germany
- Antwerp in Belgium


User currently offlinevfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Any guesses which two ones will the double daily? I assume that they will operate at least four daily legs with each aircraft, so that calls for two destinations with twice daily flights and the remainder with a daily flight.

EDIT: To answer my own question, it looks like this:

London SEN - Rennes 2x daily ATR72-600 w/e 05JUN14
London SEN - Münster/Osnabrück daily ATR72-600 w/e 05JUN14
London SEN - Groningen daily ATR72-600 w/e 05JUN14
London SEN - Antwerpen 2x daily ATR72-600 w/e 03JUL14
London SEN - Cologne/Bonn daily ATR72-600 w/e 03JUL14
London SEN - Caen daily ATR72-600 w/e 03JUL14

...with ANR and CFR initially starting daily before being brought to twice daily later in the year.

[Edited 2014-04-03 01:01:12]

User currently offlinefactsonly From Montserrat, joined Aug 2012, 879 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Quoting vfw614 (Reply 22):
Any guesses which two ones will the double daily?

The airline has already announced that Antwerp en Rennes will go double daily later this year.


User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Quoting stratocruiser (Reply 20):
Leeds, Liverpool, East Midlands, Doncaster/Sheffield and Humberside are ones that would immediately come to mind.

DSA (along with DTV which has also been dropped) was one of the launch routes for EI Regional in 2010. Timings were poor for transfers, I believe only the later JFK and BOS flights were possible; and it was when the setup was new, T1 was still in use, later flights didn't always preclear and so on. So it'd be less likely but not out of the question.

First two are flights I could definitely see easily though.


25 vfw614 : Anyone in the know if the franchise deal with Flybe allows UK domestic flights from the LON area, given the notable absence of any domestic routes fro
26 airkas1 : We (Groningen) are getting 6x weekly, on days 12345x7.
27 rutankrd : Such scope clauses may exist however they will be commercially sensitive and certainly not in the public domain.
28 vfw614 : That was a quickie: SEN - CGN pulled six days after the start of sale - probably due to Ryanair starting two daily flights STN-CGN in November. One ha
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