gilesdavies
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Live Webcast - Future Of ThomsonFly For 2006.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:41 pm

There is currently a live webcast on www.thomsonfly.com giving details of the future of their operation for 2006.
 
LGW
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RE: Live Webcast - Future Of ThomsonFly For 2006.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:53 pm

Hi all,

I guess their future plans are to continue their aim of achieving pale blue world domination 

On a serious note, having just viewed and listened to the presentation, there is not much that is new, they are getting a few extra aircraft and aim to operate high frequency flights to PMI/AGP etc? So whats new? Lots of airlines do this already, including BY!

They seem to muddy the water between BY and TOM, when it suits them they include BY ops when they talk about Thomsonfly and then when it suits them in another way they just talk of Thomsonfly being TOM.

Cheers

Ben Pritchard

[Edited 2005-09-13 12:01:14]
 
gkirk
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RE: Live Webcast - Future Of ThomsonFly For 2006.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:57 pm

Alicante, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza from:
LGW
LTN
MAN
NCL
CWL

Palma from:
BHX
GLA
EMA
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gilesdavies
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RE: Live Webcast - Future Of ThomsonFly For 2006.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:09 pm

All sounds great the extra expansion...

ALC, AGP, PMI and IBZ are all high frequency charter destinations during the summer months.

I suspect they will be freeing up a number of seats on these charter flights and sell them as LCC schedule services. I am scepticle if there will actually be additional flights operating these routes.

They are going to be increasing their fleet by five aircraft and I suspect these will be addtional aircraft to their current low cost base airports (BOH, DSA and CVT).

Thomsonfly sound like they are going down a similar route to MyTravel and selling low cost flights on all their charter flights - branded as MyTravelLite.
 
bananaboy
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RE: Live Webcast - Future Of ThomsonFly For 2006.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:09 pm

Thomsonfly will also add 5 new aircraft taking total fleet to 48.

Is this likely to be for the holiday flights, or for their "high frequency, low cost" flights... ie 757/767 or the 737's?


Mark
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gkirk
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RE: Live Webcast - Future Of ThomsonFly For 2006.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:26 pm

From what I understand, NCL will have 2 757s and 1 737 based next summer, an increase from this summers 2 757s.
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Orion737
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RE: Live Webcast - Future Of ThomsonFly For 2006.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:00 pm

So ThomsonFly are doing a 'Monarch' and further moving away from providing high quality IT flights for their tour operating arms and going for 'no frills' high frequency services.

I think their introduction of further aircraft into the UK 'sun' routes marketplace isnt needed and will lead to an excess of capacity. In recent years, the number of flights to Malaga and Alicante have increased tenfold with not only Monarch piling increase upon increase but also WW, EZY, and Jet2 all putting on daily and some cases double/triple daily flights from both major and regional airports. This is in addition to all the regular charter flights.

Now I know that these destinations are highly popular with sunseekers, independant and package tyourists and villa owners but surley demand is already more than filled with all the flights without Thomson piling on more?
 
gkirk
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RE: Live Webcast - Future Of ThomsonFly For 2006.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:55 pm

NCL frequencies are:
PMI - 9 x weekly
AGP/ALC/IBZ - 4 x weekly
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Christa
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RE: Live Webcast - Future Of ThomsonFly For 2006.

Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:50 am

Good news for CWL!

The frequencies are;

AGP - 5x Weekly
ALC - 4x Weekly
IBZ - 3x Weekly
PMI - 5x Weekly

Regards,
Chris
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gilesdavies
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RE: Live Webcast - Future Of ThomsonFly For 2006.

Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:18 am

The flights from LTN are not very convenient with some flights arriving between 12midnight and 4am.

This is fine if you are flying on a charter as you will usually have a coach and tour rep waiting to pick you up to take you to your hotel.

Weekly Freq from LTN
ALC - x5
AGP - x5
PMI - x5 (increasing to 9x during the peak summer season.)
IBZ - x2 (increasing to 4x during the peak summer season.)

I am unsure if LTN will be able to sustain this number of flights as Monarch and easyJet fly head-to-head on on the AGP and ALC routes. Both offer twice daily services and easyJet increase this to five times daily at weekends during the summer period.

IBZ is a brand new route for the airport and always been surprised LCC havn't offered this route in the past.
 
Orion737
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RE: Live Webcast - Future Of ThomsonFly For 2006.

Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:04 am

I share your concerns Giles. Some of these 'scheduled' sun flights arrive at very awkward times for independant travellers to hail taxis or get bus/train transfers from Malaga and Alicante.

I think there will be an excess of capacity on these routes.

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