gkirk
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UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:37 pm

Ok, if you have any news or rumours about any regional airport in the UK (eg, not London airports) then post it here.
Ok, I'll start...
QI/SK are starting a daily NCL-CPH flight using CRJs.
easyJet starting flights to GVA,BUD and CIA from NCL, but dropping CPH due to costs at CPH. BFS goes to 3 Daily

FlyGlobespan are starting 4 weekly EDI-GVA and 5 weekly GLA-GVA
AA start MIA-MAN in November, replacing the BOS-MAN service

Blah blah blah...Anyone know more?
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Capital146
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 12:09 am

And here we go from the Yorkshire & Humber region:

Leeds/Bradford
Jet2 : Commence daily flights to CDG from September.
Recommence GVA from Dec-Apr. Will be daily with 2 flights on a Sat.
Will add a Sat evening flight to AMS making a day return possible on Saturdays.

Bmi: Commence 4 x weekday flights to LCY with a leased AT4 from Nov 1.
Equipment change imminant on 4 x daily LHR service from F100 to A319.


Humberside
No changes I'm aware of at the mo on scheduled services (just the usual AMS and ABZ flights).

However, a new ski flight will run from Dec-Mar each Sunday to the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv. Flights by Balkan Holidays.

Doncaster/Sheffield/Finningley/Robin Hood/Arthur Scargill/Any Tom, Dick or Harry Int
Nothing until next March and then we will see Thomson arrive and base a 752 and Thomsonfly introduce scheduled services across Europe by basing 3(?) 735's.

As a side note, Jet2 are also introducing a daily BFS-BCN service in September and will increase its BFS-PRG during the same month from 4 x weekly to daily.
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ScottishLaddie
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 12:42 am

More from EDI:

easyJet were rumoured to be starting EDI-GVA but seem to have gone off the idea since Flyglobespan announced it.

Germanwings are continuing CGN-EDI for the winter season and are considering Stuttgart-EDI for next year.

bmibaby are starting 2x daily BHX-EDI from Jan.

Euromanx are ditching IOM-EDI before the end of the year.

EDI-AMS is going down to once daily for EZY over winter.

bmi Regional are rumoured to be launching EDI-MUC with ERJ135/145.

New tower is quickly heading skywards.

Extended taxiiways should be finished in October I think.

Six-level multi-storey car park will be opened on September 6, nearly two and a half months early.

Here's some CAA figures to finish off with:  Smile

95% loads for EDI-EWR-EDI.

76.5% loads for EDI-ARN-EDI.

43% loads for DME-EDI-DME. That route seems to be doing as well as can be expected now, all things taken into consideration i.e the lack of public awareness.  Big grin

Also, 85% loads for EDI-PRG-EDI for CSA.

82.8% loads for Germanwings and 46100 did EDI-AMS-EDI, that's more than the equivalent route at MAN! Only LHR and LGW carried more.

Done!  Big grin
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:11 am

ScottishLaddie, are you and Nighthawk Joe Curry's children?  Laugh out loud

Good to hear that Scumla...err...Edinburgh is doing well  Big grin

"New tower is quickly heading skywards."
Thank god its no heading downwards  Wink/being sarcastic

"easyJet were rumoured to be starting EDI-GVA but seem to have gone off the idea since Flyglobespan announced it."
I bet the new U2 NCL-GVA also put paid to that rumour  Big grin

Teesside, will see a based BY 738 next summer, as well as A319s on LHR route and J41s being introduced on MME-ABZ

The rumours of NCL-NYC by CO or AA persist, as well as BRS-NYC by the same airlines
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:24 am

GKirk, A.net ambassador for bad jokes?!  Big grin
NCL is a bitch to get to from EDI(A1 isn't a great road), don't know how much that will have affected it.
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:39 am

MAN rumours and changes worth noting:

Malaysian retiming flights to 2000 departures from November

Air Berlin launch service with ops to Paderborn, Hamburg and Berlin Tegel

rumours for 2006 are possible AA service LAX-MAN depending on gates being available, Boston being considered for year-round due to excellent first year loads

Asiana in talks for freight and passenger services to Seoul (3x weekly)

All Nippon negotiations deferred, El Al returning in January 2006, Iran Air looking to extend their LHR service to MAN as Syrian do with their Damascus service.

(various sources and sillier rumours discounted!)
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:54 am

95% on EDI EWR... holy cow...
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:13 am

Heard a rumour SK was to start CPH-ABZ flight.
Anyone heard this? a bit surprising as they only pulled out
of ABZ a couple of years ago on the Stavanger route.
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:22 am

95% on EDI EWR... holy cow...

LOL!  Laugh out loud Not bad eh? Considering the route just started! Big grin
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:46 am

Crugs1, SK/QI will start a daily ABZ-CPH using CRJ
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:12 am

MAN-LAX with AA - no chance. They are looking at nicely warmed up markets for 757 operations (BHX, EDI, GLA, STN). LAX loses money on every route to Europe for AA including LHR because of yields and sector lengths.

SAS is looking at HUY as well as more NCL.

BMI on MUC is a certainty.

ATA will do STN and Ireland as their first European destiantions if they sort out their problems.

Expect someone to do NCL-NWI.
 
Capital146
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:38 am

Expect someone to do NCL-NWI.

If so, would anyone bet against it being Eastern?

SAS to HUY would be very interesting. Presumably this would be to CPH as there have been links with Denmark on-and-off over the years?

Another interesting new service to start soon is the HLX service from CVT.
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumors

Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:52 am

Worthy news from Plymouth, about as regional as they get for a city of 300,000 people!;

The re-routing of A386 road is now well under way to allow for 90 meter safety area at west end of the runway to secure existing runway length. The local council has set out a plan prohibiting any more development to the east of the runway, with a view to extending it by 200-300m to a total length of 1500m thus enabling slightly larger and some jet aircraft to land.

If you want to make sense of that click the following link for an aerial pic of PLH http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.cgi?client=public&X=250362&Y=60816&width=700&height=410&gride=&gridn=&srec=0&coordsys=gb&db=&pc=&zm=0&scale=10000&down.x=286&down.y=4

Airline wise, as I mentioned on another thread, Air Southwest are looking to commence at least one new flight to the continent, it seems AMS or the reincarnation of the PLH-JER-CDG flight are favorites.

Cheers,

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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:08 am

GLA:

PIA expected to announce the start of Karachi-GLA flights.

EK will go double daily at GLA according to rumours.

NWA are appaerently in discussions to begin possibly BOS-GLA

ATA rumoured to be starting possibly JFK-GLA

CSA will begin flights to GLA from PRG in October (13 per week next Summer)

Globespan will go daily to Prague next Summer

Globespan will have 6 aircraft based at GLA next year.

Zoom are doing charters to Orlando and Cancun for Canadian Affair next year.

Zoom will increase frequency on other flights from GLA.


All I can think of just now. Although GLA and MAN aren't really that regional, especially not MAN.
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:12 am

Can't see AA returning to BHX, they dropped the ORD-BHX-ORD service just after 9/11, then re-instated it and then dropped it again! if they want to get good loads and build a reliable reputation etc from BHX then they need to ride through the tough times just like CO did, now look.... we get double daily BHX-EWR! and yes both flight are doing well!! loads for June were, 17,075 up 84% on 2003 (138 pax each sector), there's lots of talk about Qatar, Gulf traveler and Eithad airways, I believe QR are just waiting to secure DOH-DEL rights then BHX will be announced!?? as for the second daily EK flight, loads have been good, June loads, 16,691 up 13% on 2003 (269 pax each sector) but still no plans for that extra flight, maybe QR,GF or EY has something to do with that! I think Eithad should give BHX ago over MAN, MAN already has double daily EK flights, & QR I think EY could make ago of BHX just like EK!
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:17 am

BHX is getting a new AZ service soon.
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:17 am

EK40, I received an e-mail from Qatar saying if their order for new airbuses is delayed then they will have to fly to the US via GLA or BHX.
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:54 am

Why on earth would QR route their US flights via BHX or GLA?? if I'm not mistaken the reason PK moved their US bound flights over to MAN was because BHX had to put payload restrictions on the BHX-Pakistan flights (777flights only!), also when EK were considering operating US flights via Europe BHX was considered but again because of runway length nothing became of it! Yes GLA has a slightly longer runway than BHX but not by much! if they were to operate via Europe then they would operate via a city where they could make big bucks, and BHX,GLA don't offer big bucks! Anyway I would love to see QR come to BHX even if it was a twice weekly service!

 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:16 am

EK will go double daily at GLA according to rumours.

That's a bit premature is it not? The route only started in April and loads hadn't been great up till last month.
Then again, with all the new aircraft they are getting, they are going to have to find somewhere to make use of them!  Big grin
Expect DUB to be announced first?
Hey, maybe they will follow CO and now CSA's lead and start services to both EDI and GLA instead of a (furthur) frequency upgrade?  Smile
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:23 am

I was speaking to my EK sales manager just after they announced the GLA flight, she was saying that it was almost going to be an EDI-DXB flight, not sure why something to do with management at GLA? So....Yes maybe EDI will get a service instead of GLA getting double daily! Anyway I can't see GLA going double daily before BHX! And DUB definitely should be in the line for a EK flight soon!
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:28 am

From ABZ:

Yes QI/SK are to operate daily flights ABZ-CPH.

Also Eastern Airways are starting ABZ-BRS in October.

Stu  Smile
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:35 am

"BHX,GLA don't offer big bucks! "

This being the reason why so many airlines fly to both airports? They don't make 'big bucks' but as they feel sorry for the airports they give them some flights. :s

Why wouldn't they route via BHX or GLA? Surely they would be able to fill the a/c with people going from Doha-UK, Doha-US, UK-US, and vice versa.

Here's part of the e-mail:

"We will however be operating to the USA within the next 12 months and if our new order for long range aircraft is as delayed as others have been by Airbus then the USA routing will have to be via Europe. I personally have heard both Birmingham and Glasgow mentioned.

Suffice it to say that we are moving 'onward and upward' and nothing will surprise me."


SL, does EDI have any A330 stands? (not a dig, it's a genuine question)


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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:47 am

GLAGAZ, EDI can handle DC10s as the max aircraft size just now, both A332 and DC10 hold similiar passenger numbers, but it's the huge wingspan of the A330 that means it effectively takes up 2 stands, but Air Transat A330s have been semi-regular visitors over the years so it's not impossible, as have EI A330s for rugby charters. But since then the stand designed for aircraft these size has been removed to give way for more departure lounge space and baggage reclaim facilities which are currently being built. Still possible, but as I said, wingspan would be a hinderence, but as EK visit in the afternoons which are generally quieter at most airports it is unlikely all stands will be needing used.


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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:50 am

Just to cement the point that EDI can handle A330s, this pic was taken after that stand had been removed  Smile :

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=280023
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:53 am

I'm not saying I didn't believe your message, afterall EK considered the same option! BHX Has always been know to only give low yields! I have traveled several times on EK business ex BHX not once has the J section been full or half full to think of it! And if I'm not mistaken the reason AA dropped BHX-ORD and BA dropped BHX-JFK/YYZ was all because of low loads up front! BHX Is great for leisure travelers. If BHX offered great loads up front then we would see airlines like US/AA/UA/NW/BD/SQ/MH/QR/GF etc etc all jumping in!! Oh well maybe GLA is better?! I don't know! I won't wait to see the QR US flight anytime soon! Lets get QR on the BHX-DOH first!
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumors

Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:52 am

Just to add previously unmentioned Manchester services on this link:
Air Berlin MAN - DUS 1x daily FK100,
Fly BE 3 X daily MAN - SOU DH83,
American MAN - MIA daily B767.
Maersk 1 x daily MAN - CPH.
BMI 3 X weekly MAN - LAS

Backpackers express have gone very quiet & seem unlikely to start.

Another rumor doing the rounds is CO starting a 3 x weekly EWR-LPL service. 3 reasons to query this rumor are 1) the dates don't match 2) CO have no other all economy class services 3) CO have only daily services on all there other transatlantic services.
Guess a rumor only becomes true when the official announcement is made and the service starts.
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:05 am

EK wont start EDI, thats just plain stupid, with GLA just gathering pace...
Would doubt you'll see QR on BHX-DOH, but you never know
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:39 am

Think you would see QR go daily from MAN as they intended to do in April 2004 before they add other UK destinations. They increased capacity to 4 x Weekly A330 rather than a daily A300. With more destinations coming online they would seem likley to go daily in 2005!
As for Etihad think they already have an eye on Manchester!
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:49 am

Billy...
"SAS is looking at HUY as well as more NCL."

For the NCL flights Im guessing you mean WF into OSL and/or BGO?
Its almost a certainty if anyone does NCL-NWI it'll be T3, probably using J41s.
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:56 am

SAS may do extra CPH services on top of the daily flight announced.
T3 not a candidate for NWI.
 
gkirk
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:59 am

Extra CPH?  Wow!
T3 not for the NWI? BD regional maybe? Scot Airways?  Confused
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:07 am

Just searched the CAA's site for some details about load factors, but to no avail. Could anyone provide a link to the page(s) that deal with this? Thanks.
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GLAGAZ
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:07 pm

Here you go Pe@rson, just click 2004 - 7 if you want the latest figures.

http://www.caa.co.uk/erg/erg_stats/sgl.asp?sglid=11
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:59 pm

According to their website, EZY LPL-CDG is down to twice daily during the winter, not sure whether or not this is a seasonal reduction or not though.

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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:44 pm

Anything for East Midlands???
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:48 pm

Astraeus or Excel are basing a 737 at EMA next summer
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:52 am

EK wont start EDI, thats just plain stupid,

 Insane Why's that, I wouldn't rule it out. Obviously when you say GLA is picking up, it wouldn't be in the immediate future. I'm thinking more a year or two, especially once EK have got a surplus of widebodies.....  Big grin
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:54 am

Why would EK serve a dump like EDI, which can only handle one widebodied passenger a/c at a time? Plus, any flights from EDI would need to make a stop somewhere due runway length
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:15 am

Snore GKirk, snore....  Sleepy Why the stupid comments? You could get a lot of people against you accusing an airport of being a dump because it only has one stand truely capable of handling, not widebody but large aircraft. Many aircrafts can't handle any large aircraft, so that makes them a dump too?!
EK's A332s could easily make it non-stop to Dubai, certainly not "any flights"!  Nuts . EDI, BHX and GLA have virtually identicle runway lengths.
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:11 am

Wasn't EZY supposed to announce a MAD flight from NCL, or was that just a strong rumour? Are Thomson doing a SSH flight for summer 2005, I haven't seen or heard of summer yet, just the winter. Also, on Air Scotland website, they show NCL in the 'leaving from' part of the flight search, but cannot find any info on the timetables, are the coming back?
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:25 am

The fact that EDI only has two exits on its main runway, and that you have to backtrack before departure slows the amount of movements the airport can take. That's why airlines prefer Glasgow.

-Stephen
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:29 am

Don't worry Stephen, one month or two and that hassle will be gone. Way overdue, but finally rectified!
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:20 am

SWS NEWS

- A new and prosperous era has been heralded for Swansea international when a sole magpie was spotted on the airports perameter fence

- The owner of the wandering sheep has been promptly contacted to remove it from the runway due to the expected increase in air traffic

- State of the art weather and raidar equipment is currently in the process of being installed with all applicants having access to a decent pair of binoculars and the weather channel.

- Tea lady maureen is said to be overjoyed in here succesfull application for cheif technical operations officer

- Staffing levels in the control tower are set to be improved with weekly sit ins from the local womens institute

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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:35 pm

Where did the SAS Humberside rumour come from?

What would be the route???

SAS/Cimber to CPH?
SAS/Wideroe to SVG?

It has been so long since HUY gained a new scheduled route, what about Dublin, why has no one opened the route, there is clearly a market for such a flight.

Regards

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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:47 pm

Not regional, but for Gatwick:

Virgin start Gatwick-Nassau on July 4th, once weekly on mondays using B747-400's
Virgin start Gatwick-Havana on July 7th, twice weekly on thursdays and sundays using B747-400's also.
Virgin increase Gatwick-Tobago/Grenada to twice daily on July 7th, the second flight being on a thursday, to go with the monday flight.

-Stephen
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:15 am

HUYfan, we agree once again on the unjust lack of services currently offered from HUY. Even with Robin Hood on the horizon, a DUB service really ought to be looked at by carriers. An FR 738 would likely be overkill, but something such as an Aer Arran or Air Wales AT4 would be perfect. We could even dream of T3 offering a day return by operating a twice daily J41 and show a bit more presence from what is after all their home base!
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:21 am

I think a Ryanair HUY-DUB 732 flight could do ok, but agree that the eventual replacement with 738s would probably lead to overcapacity.

I think Aer Arann would be the most appropriate carrier, as it's affordable fares could appeal to leisure travellers, not just business travellers, as a sky-high-fares Eastern service would do.

The route has been flown in the past by Brymon European(J31) and later EuroDirect(ATP). I am led to believe the EuroDirect operation was the only other successful route besides the HUY-BRU.

I think EUjet or Flybe. should start a base at HUY, with 100 seat a/c, they are much more suited to the HUY market than something the size of a 737/32S.

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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:26 am

Thomas Cook to begin services to Halifax, Ottawa and Montreal from MAN starting May next year.

MAN is stating that it's in discussions with various airlines from Eastern Europe (5, I belive, in total).

David
 
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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:18 am

Hi,

Zoom are to commence service to MAN from Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto next summer.

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RE: UK Regional Airports News/rumours

Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:23 am

Its about time MAN got direct Calgary and Vancouver services... saves me heading down to London.

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