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Bmi's Baby Searching For The 3rd Crib

Tue Aug 27, 2002 11:52 am

bmi's lowcost unit bmibaby has confirmed that it is looking for the 3rd base for it's expansion in 2003.

bmibaby earlier announced it's 2nd crib (base) is Cardiff. Bookings for both East Midlands and Cardiff is experiencing unparalled growth.
 
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RE: Bmi's Baby Searching For The 3rd Crib

Tue Aug 27, 2002 9:43 pm

Edinburgh gets my vote
 
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Tue Aug 27, 2002 9:59 pm

i would love it to be edinburgh, but i feel that BAA will be asking far too much. Plus, due to its geographic location, any flights from edi will be more costly and less profitable than a flight from down south..
 
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Tue Aug 27, 2002 10:06 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if they went for somewhere like Bournemouth or Southampton.

What about Norwich?
 
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Tue Aug 27, 2002 11:58 pm

Southampton would be a good airport, it has a train station alongside. But would they partly compete with LGW?
 
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Wed Aug 28, 2002 12:07 am

Leeds (Hot favourite) + Teeside as the second choice
 
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Wed Aug 28, 2002 12:11 am

Leeds would be good. Its about time the North of England got low cost flights (aside from Liverpool's Easyjet connections).

Whilst Manchester is a great airport, there aren't too many cheap flights about in this region.
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Wed Aug 28, 2002 12:23 am

Mancester and STN were both talking to bmi baby before it picked cardiff, my outside bet is southampton.
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RE: Bmi's Baby Searching For The 3rd Crib

Wed Aug 28, 2002 12:30 am

I'd be surprised if it was LBA given that the airport are pushing hard to get expansion from bmi regional. The imminent switch of EMA from a mixed base to a dedicated Baby operation tells us that wherever base no 3 is, it is not likely to be somewhere with a significant Embraer base.

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Wed Aug 28, 2002 6:36 am

It will be Bournemouth, Newcastle or Glasgow.
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Wed Aug 28, 2002 6:58 am

One reason it may not be a Scottish base though is, that I believe BMI are looking at GLA or EDI as becoming their 3rd biggest UK hub.
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Wed Aug 28, 2002 7:29 am

Should be Glasgow we deservie it! It makes so much sense it would be stupid not to in my view! BAA would also achevie most of there aims for the airport in 1 go for the euro destinations they are wanting plus and they get there low-cost airline there always on about gettin and more passingers. Its a complete winner 4 every 1
 
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Wed Aug 28, 2002 3:48 pm

remember you heard it hear first!!! I believe there next hub is gonna be Prestwick, you may laugh but watch this space and see what happens I will be happy to hang my head in shame if its not but I am 80% sure its gonna be PIK.
 
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RE: Bmi's Baby Searching For The 3rd Crib

Wed Aug 28, 2002 5:21 pm

PIK could be a good option even if there FR has a large number of flights.

In any case BMI baby flies to different destinations than FR.
 
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RE: Bmi's Baby Searching For The 3rd Crib

Wed Aug 28, 2002 7:45 pm

I think someone's been reading the Herald  Big grin

I think the favourite at the moment is probably Prestwick after reading an article.  Big grin
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Wed Aug 28, 2002 8:05 pm

LBA would get my vote, just because I like the place  Big grin
 
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RE: Bmi's Baby Searching For The 3rd Crib

Wed Aug 28, 2002 10:21 pm

On thre clyde 1 news 2day its said pik would have 2 wait 3 months top hear if its going to be Prestwick
 
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RE: Bmi's Baby Searching For The 3rd Crib

Wed Aug 28, 2002 11:39 pm

Not do with BmiBaby searching for a third base,but just to say that their application to operate from Cardiff and East Midlands to Jersey,has been accepted by the JTA (Jersey Transport Authority)Flights will begin at the start of the winter season at the end of October.
 
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RE: Bmi's Baby Searching For The 3rd Crib

Wed Aug 28, 2002 11:43 pm

Who actually owns bmibaby? Is it wholly owned by bmi?
 
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RE: Bmi's Baby Searching For The 3rd Crib

Thu Aug 29, 2002 12:05 am

Richardw,

Yes, Baby is 100% owned by bmi.

Regards,
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Thu Aug 29, 2002 12:12 am

So it is partly owned by bmi's parents SAS and LH, do they have a say in bmibaby's routes and bases? Will SAS and LH want to approve the location of the 3rd base?
 
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RE: Bmi's Baby Searching For The 3rd Crib

Thu Aug 29, 2002 4:12 am

Well it may be in the Herald, but it is not in the Yorkshire Evening Post. The YEP being as apathetic of LBA as any paper could be to its home city airport;probably bodes well for Leeds Bradford Airport....after all no news is good news!

As a point of fact, if the LBA was to become London's 4th airport; it probably would share the page with an article on fly fishing by JR Hartley....the fly fishing article would be the one with the large picture!!

Seriously, I think LBA has been working hard and its about time they got a piece of the action.

regards from chilly Norwood Green, Halifax

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