Thanks a lot everyone for your responses!
I wasn't thinking of LHR or LGW, more along the lines of LCY (as you said) or STN. It just seems very strange to me that HUY has direct flights to Aberdeen and Edinburgh, yet flights to our massive capital city apparently won't work!
Anyone know how the loads are on the HUY-EDI & ABZ routes are?
I doubt Eastern would compete with BD if the flights are to be codeshared with bmi, so what do you think the routes would be?
Also forgive my ignorance, but what airport is SZD?
Thanks a lot for that info. Do you have any idea what country the a/c is currently in? Does Port One lease out a/c?
Thanks for the info- nice to see that IOSS seems to be doing OK, although I looked at their prices from Exeter to St. Mary's and they seem extremely expensive!
A few weeks ago the following appear on the Mama Air website, under their news section:
"With the recent White Paper being launched from the Department of Transport, Mama is now ever more positive of its future in the south east. The document confirmed the need for more airlines and expansion, alongside quality at a low price and here at Mama we shall endeavour to achieve this. (July 31, 2002)."
They also vowed to keep their operations at Manston (assuming they start) as opposed to switching them to other southeast airports:
"But what about the future of Mama at Manston with Cliffe being a 4 runway airport close by? Well what ever the future of the southeast's aviation and the airline our heart will always be in Kent. Naturally London Cliffe will be a very attractive option for the airline but rest assured Mama will keep its headquarters in Kent."
(I thought Manston was in Kent anyway- hense it's other name, Kent International!)
I haven't heard the Carlisle rumours! Could you tell me a bit more please?
On the subject of VLM, I think they seriously need to sort out their online booking. My family considered flying them LCY-ANR this October but were extremely put off by the fact that you have to enter your credit card details before you can even check availability!!!
And lastly, has Scot Airways disposed of the two DO-328s that were apparently being sent back to Dornier?
Despite the a/c has been around for a while so I’d expect a verdict by now, does CB still have 10 of the jet versions on conditional order*?
(on the condition that the a/c can be operated in and out of LCY)
ps. did anyone see "Britain's Sexiest Air Crew" on ITV the other night? Scot Airways has their cabin crew and their seats covered in the same red tartan, and it looks dreadful!