BestWestern
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BMI Exits Tenerife?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:01 pm

BMI flights are no longer bookable online to Tenerife? Have they dropped the route?
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:44 pm

I know they served both the North and South airport up until recently, but I can't find anything in the schedules either.
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richardw
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:12 pm

Their website didn't use the TCI code so it wasn't that easy to book flights into TFN and out of TFS or vice versa. The prices were also quite low near to the departure dates so I assume demand wasn't that high. Also an A321 was away from base for a long time so they may have plans for higher utilisation this coming winter.
 
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:36 pm

Also they may have been getting hammered by the Monarch scheduled flights into TFS  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:38 pm

Go also failed to succeed at TFS - tough market to crack.
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:46 pm

I checked the Tenerife Norte schedules and no flights are listed to the United Kingdom.

However, when you check Tenerife Sur there are numerous possibilties. They offer many flights to Gatwick with a wide selection of airlines and there are two airlines with service to and from Stansted: "First Choice" and "My Travel" came up.

Here is the link you need:

http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite?pagename=Herramientas/VTR/VuelosTiempoReal&lang=EN_GB

The page is in English but you can switch to any language that makes you comfortable. It doesn't look like bmi is running this routing anymore but there are lots of choices from Gatwick and the two listed abovee from Stansted

I hope this helps.
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:53 pm

Not interested in flying to Tenerife, but surprised at how quietly BD dropped the route that only started last October.

BA still operate LGW TCI and LGW TFS i understand.
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 9:00 pm

Womack17, there are hundreds of charter flights from Tenerife to the UK, with MYT and FCA being two of the main charter carriers to the UK. Winter flights to Tenerife North are operated by Britannia from LGW,MAN and BHX.
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 9:05 pm

Go Fly did it as an overnighter, which is probably why it was not that successful.
 
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:18 pm

TCI was greedy for airline capacity and BMI added too much for the market to fill. They went down to £60 return and plenty of BMI staff took advantage fo the weak loads by taking their families to TFS.

You have to get your schedule, days of operation, fares and partners just right if you are going to operate TFS.
 
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:23 pm

2 flights a week, on tuesday and fridays would have done ok, surely?
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:41 pm

It was also thought to be a useful way of sitting on some slots whilst they decided what they really wanted to do with the aircraft/slots. They got a bit of a deal from the Canaries Toursim folks but this could not over their losses.
 
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:26 am

So what are they doing with the Slots? - Havent seen any increases in capacity to Madrid or Linate yet?
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:47 am

No, but supposedly MME is going up to 4 a day
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:00 am

I believe that BD is dropping the Canaries for the summer only. I won't be surprised if it comes back for the Winter season.
 
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:10 am

I thought that Bmi's Tenerife flights were seasonal and only operated during the winter - the high season for Brits going to Tenerife. I've just stepped off the plane a few hours ago after a week over there, and it is definately quieter there in summer than winter - Tenerife South Airport is actually bareable with slightly fewer people around!

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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:07 am

"and it is definately quieter there in summer than winter "
I have to disagree strongly. Having been there both in summer and winter, it is definitly busier in summer.
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:22 am

Well i'm sticking to my guns on this one Kirkie  Laugh out loud
Tenerife is primarily a Winter Sun destination, Europe's most popular. High season is between November and April and the hotels are deffinately more expensive then. But I think the timing of school holidays in Britain affects whether it is busy or not more than anything - the February half term holiday period in Tenerife is just ridiculous and it coincides with the huge Carnival in the capital Santa Cruz.

End of the day I can see the sense in Bmi's seasonal nature of the Tenerife flights, there's much more profitable routes to use their aircraft on over the summer.

I was reading the local paper there yesterday and there was an article saying that the summer season there this year has started slower than in the past so lets hope it picks up, I don't like to see the place quiet too much!


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richardw
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:48 am

I notice from the bmi website that the TFN and TFS airports are listed again as destinations.
 
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RE: BMI Exits Tenerife?

Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:06 am

Please, more flights to MAD.

BestWestern - yet another example of BMI's muddle of a schedule.