Pe@rson
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Why No Service NWI-BHD/DUB/GLA?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:17 pm

There are currently no services from NWI to GLA, BFS or DUB. Why is this? Is it really due to a lack of demand? Is it due to there being so many flights from STN, LTN, etc.? Has any airline (perhaps Air UK?) operated these routes before? Is there potential for a once- or twice-daily service on these routes, using a prop, like the 66/68-seat AT7?

[Edited 2004-04-05 15:23:46]
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BestWestern
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RE: Why No Service NWI-BHD/DUB/GLA?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:28 am

No airline has ever attempted NWI to DUB. Perhaps the best candidate for the routes are either Eastern using J31s or Aer Arann, using AT4s.

RE could also attempt HUY and INV.
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RE: Why No Service NWI-BHD/DUB/GLA?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:33 am

Hi BW,

What is the likelihood of a NWI-BHD and NWI-GLA service?

Would the AT7 be too large an aircraft on services from NWI, even if it was operated by a low-cost, no-frills carrier? This is hypothetical, by the way.
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RE: Why No Service NWI-BHD/DUB/GLA?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:46 am

Pe@rson,

I wish I knew, but why isn't there a NCL-MAN flight on 10 July? that would be even better!!!
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RE: Why No Service NWI-BHD/DUB/GLA?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:33 am

A NWI-Belfast service would fit into Eastern Airways network nicely if it were to use BFS as opposed to BHD, perhaps with a twice weekdaily J32?

Perhaps bmi regional may consider a NWI-GLA service with an ERJ-135?
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RE: Why No Service NWI-BHD/DUB/GLA?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:53 am

Its strange how BMI and Eastern compete on the same routes to Aberdeen and Manchester.

Do you think there is the demand for two airlines???