"Economy return fares will start from £29 each way to Belfast, £34 each way to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Teesside and £40 each way to Leeds Bradford. These economy fares must be booked as part of a return journey and a £2.50 discount each way can also be obtained on bookings made via the website at www.flybmi.com."
It's from 16th April and no Saturday night stays needed!
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7144 posts, RR: 14 Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 671 times:
Er...actually I have no choice as I have a long-standing arrangement to see my German girl friend (not joining those two words just yet) who lives just outside Dusseldorf. That is unless I want to go in a 737 (or alternative pencil jet) on BA.
EGNM-LBA From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 156 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 643 times:
Yep, just checked it out. £80 all in for a day return from LBA on Mon Apr 24th; out on the 411 back on the 418. £80 on the busiest day of the week on their busiest flights of the day is not going to do much good to the yields.
Re: charges at LBA. bmi are on a seperately negotaited 5-year deal with the airport, so the published charges are irrelevant. The same is probably true of most other airlines at the airport to be honest.
EGNM-LBA From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 156 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 572 times:
All depends how you measure it. Number of people employed, number of business in that sector, combined turnover of the sector etc. Most regional newspapers will latch onto the statistic that paints the best picture for their particular city and proudly announce that 'x is the largest centre outside of London".
In truth there's not much between places like Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester etc - which (getting back on topic) also demostrates how much potential there is for flights from LBA. Unfortunately, the MAN routes to FRA, DUS etc do benefit from business traffic from West Yorks and airlines like bmi and BA have little to gain from splitting these routes between two airports. 3 years ago British Regional had slots and a/c allocated for a 3 x daily LBA-DUS service. Things reached such an advanced stage that the flights were actually showing in reservations systems. Then BA Regional (who were seperate at the time) kicked up a fuss and complained that it would dilute the MAN service. A battle ensued, BAR won and the LBA flight was axed.