BDRules
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New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:35 am

Specialist tour operator, The Gambia Experience will offer flights from East Midlands Airport for Winter 2005/06 - the first time flights to the West African country have been available from the Midlands.

The daytime flights will operate every Friday during the winter season, November to April, with Astraeus Airlines.


above statement taken from the EMA web site

This is good news for EMA and im glad we can start to try and expand on the long haul flights

Regards

Stu
 
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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From Ema

Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:39 am

This is excellent news, add to this First Choice's new offerings on Long-Haul, and you have got a great Long-Haul profile from East Midlands.

Cheers, Ryan
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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:39 am

Excellent. Looking forward to seeing the new 767 at EMA over the summer and hope they come back next year.
 
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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:48 am

it will probably be on one of their 737NG's
 
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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:53 am

Quoting BDRules (Reply 3):
it will probably be on one of their 737NG's

Could be B757 we will have to wait and see.
 
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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:55 am

Probably a 737-700 as said, perhaps via BRS or from MAN-EMA-Banjul-EMA-MAN
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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:02 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 5):
MAN-EMA-Banjul-EMA-MAN

That would be one intresting flight for those going to Manchester. Low level flying over the pennines.
 
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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:04 am

Mmm . This route to seems to be a hit and miss from the regions. GLA/BRS route to Banjul pulled due to low numbers. Think BRS route now routes via another UK airport.
 
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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:04 am

Quoting SignalOne (Reply 1):
This is excellent news, add to this First Choice's new offerings on Long-Haul, and you have got a great Long-Haul profile from East Midlands.

Two or three long haul flights a week? I'd hardly call that great. Good news none the less.

-Stephen
 
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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:08 am

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 8):
Two or three long haul flights a week?

Its better than none.
 
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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:13 am

If I remember correctly, it was 5W251/252 MAN-BRS-BJL-BRS-MAN in place of the GLA-BRS-BJL-BRS-GLA service from the previous winter.

David
 
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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:19 am

Hi there,

Quoting SignalOne (Reply 1):
This is excellent news, add to this First Choice's new offerings on Long-Haul, and you have got a great Long-Haul profile from East Midlands.



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 8):
I'd hardly call that great.

When I originally posted this , I was supposed to have put a great expanding Long-Haul project.

I still think its great news for an Airport which hasn't really had any news like this few a long time.

Regards, Ryan
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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:23 am

EMA has its fair share of long-haul flights, unfortunately they are all mostly freight.

Lufthansa MD11's
Kalittia 74-2's
Gemini MD11's
e.t.c.

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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:27 am

Good news for East Midlands. Wonder if they've won the service over BHX for cost reasons? Its hardly a secret that FCA ran down the road because BHX weren't so keen on doing a deal.

That said, the FCA flights from EMA are doing pretty well, so hopefully this Banjul flight can do the same, and EMA can prove itself as a realistic option for Midland long haul routes.
 
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RE: New Flights To The Gambia From EMA

Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:35 am

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 8):
Two or three long haul flights a week? I'd hardly call that great. Good news none the less.

It's great for a regional airport. Shows that UK regional airports can attract long haul flights as well as London
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