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Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:36 pm

What are the chances of the following outes from the UK happening?

ABZ-IAH Continental 767-200 (when the runway is lengthened at ABZ)
ABZ-HHN Ryanair 737-800

EDI-DXB Emirates A330-200
EDI-JFK Delta B767-300ER
EDI-MXP Alitalia EMB170/A319

GLA-DOH Qatar Airways A300/A332
GLA-BOM Air India/Jet Airways B777/A343
GLA-FRA Lufthansa RJ85
GLA-CDG Air France ERJ145

NCL-FRA Lufthansa RJ85/CRJ-700
NCL-EWR Continental B757-200
NCL-YYZ Zoom B767-300ER
NCL-ZRH Swiss ARJ85
NCL-NWI FlyBe Q400

MAN-BOM Air India B777
MAN-BAH Gulf Air B763
MAN-JNB SAA A342
MAN-CAI EgyptAir A332
MAN-MAD Iberia A320

BHX-DOH Qatar Airways A332
BHX-MAD Iberia A319
BHX-LIS Monarch A320

LGW-JFK Delta B767-300ER
LGW-IAD British Airways B777-200ER
LGW-HKG-AKL Air New Zealand B747-400
LGW-BCN Bmi Baby B737-300

LHR-PVG-AKL Air New Zealand B787/B777-200LR
LHR-NQY BMI ERJ145
LHR-Tromso SAS B735

NQY-TFS Monarch Scheduled A320
NQY-PMI Monarch Scheduled A320
NQY-Alicante Monarch Scheduled A320

Any other potential new routes from the UK?
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:41 pm

Gatwick routes look nice.

Not sure about the others.

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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:51 pm

My 2 cents:

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
EDI-DXB Emirates A330-200

doubtfull due proximity to GLA

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
ABZ-IAH Continental 767-200

Possible (Never say never, and this is true especially as both are Oil hibs)

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
MAN-BAH Gulf Air B763

Probably BHX before MAN and then to AUH iso BAH

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
BHX-DOH Qatar Airways A332

Maybe when they have available acft
 
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:57 pm

Quoting BHXDTW (Reply 2):
Probably BHX before MAN and then to AUH iso BAH

I thought GF were pulling out of AUH?
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:00 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
ABZ-IAH Continental 767-200 (when the runway is lengthened at ABZ)

Actually, I'm more inclined to think, based on one or two well placed sources, that this will happen as a trial BBJ service. KL are making it work from AMS, and they have significant premium feed from ABZ.

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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
ABZ-HHN Ryanair 737-800

Hmm. Who knows? IF it ever exists, I can't imagine it being daily. I'd expect HHN-LPL and HHN-EMA, and possibly HHN-NCL, well before ABZ.
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:01 pm

Galley gossip at Big Airways (apparently from the chief horses mouth too):

-Non stop to EZE from LHR (currently via GRU)
-Return to SCL
-With the end of the MEL flights the SIN (which would be otherwise sat on the ground for several hours) will be shuttling to somewhere but he wouldn't say where (though KUL return rumored for ages)
-Several African routes are being finalised

hmmmm.......  Wink
 
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:02 pm

LHR/LGW-CUN-MEX AM/MX 772/330

By mid 2006 it will be announced which carrier ( Aeromexico or Mexicana ) will begin service out of the UK into Mexico.

LHR is preferred by AM due to Skyteam connectivity at this airport. LGW might be taken by Mexicana if a sort of an alliance is reached with BMI.

Question... What´s BMI´s coverage of the rest of the UK and the whole of Europe out of LGW ?

A combination of city pairs could arise asflw:

LHR-CUN-MEX v v
LHR-MEX v v
LGW-CUN-MEX v v
LGW-CUN v v

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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:05 pm

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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:08 pm

Quoting XA744 (Reply 7):
Question... What´s BMI´s coverage of the rest of the UK and the whole of Europe out of LGW ?

BMI baby have 2 Daily flights LGW-MME.
That's all  Wink
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:10 pm

Quoting Englandair (Reply 6):
-Non stop to EZE from LHR (currently via GRU)

Really? I thought BA dropped that flight due to very low yields. I did that flight a few times and for non revs as myself was dream flight to do. Always packed in WT and empty in CB. Result: I Always flew in CB.

As for the others, ABZIAH is another possibility for CO but I guess this would be better operated with an all business class product on a 73G although pilot union issues may stop CO from doing so.
 
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:15 pm

ABZ IAH is decades away - plenty of IAH destinations will appear before that one - MAN, GLA, DUB, BRU for example.
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:17 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
NQY-TFS Monarch Scheduled A320
NQY-PMI Monarch Scheduled A320
NQY-Alicante Monarch Scheduled A320

It seems the Monarch NQY-Malaga flights are stopping at the end of April. I don't know if this was due to a lack of success or the need for a plane elsewhere. If its due to it being unprofitable then if Malaga won't work none of the others will

Besides you forgot NQY-EWR with a CO 767  Wink
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:18 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 12):
Besides you forgot NQY-EWR with a CO 767 Wink

Yes, that flight will operate via Carlisle  Wink
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:26 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 11):
ABZ IAH is decades away - plenty of IAH destinations will appear before that one - MAN, GLA, DUB, BRU for example.

I don't agree with you. Both CO and BA take loads of oil related passengers via LGW and KL via AMS.

What business would BA or CO take from MAN apart from ethnic low yield traffic?
 
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:26 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 3):
I thought GF were pulling out of AUH?

I actually wouldnt be suprised given Etihads emergence as a worldclass airline..
But Im not sure what Gulf Traveller would do.

I spoke to a GF exec once at BHX.. I was milking all the info out of him I could whilst he was at in the business lounge.. he told me GF had eyes on BHX long before EK but with EK being so profitable, other routes came first.

Thus when GTraveller came along the issue of BHX flights was born again...
unfortunatley these seem to have died a death but hopefully we may see GT in BHX yet, maybe not to AUH but more than likely BAH.

Also I remember DL coming to BHX to review the facilities to start ATL flights, they were going to use the Golf Open at the Belfry to launch regular services.
First would come the showcase charter bringing spectators and golfers, then would come the regular revenue
Unfortunatley 9/11 came and went and flights didnt start.. I did expect to at lease see an ATL service with their new route announcements... but I was dissapointed, though I must say I can see the logic in Edinburgh.

Also Mahan is in at MAN soon... though thats old news I think

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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:27 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
MAN-BOM Air India B777

Or a 787? Was an A310 when the service ran in the past.

Can't see any of the other MAN flights starting. SAA has too many flights out of LHR.

MAN-MAD has BA and too many LCCs to Spain.

MAN-CAI was tourist A320. Too many other flights MAN to Egypt and MS T7 from LHR.
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:29 pm

I would expect to see the following in the next 3-4 years:

TG MAN - BKK
CA MAN - PEK
QF MAN - SYD
SA MAN - JNB/CPT

Can;t see GF returning anytime soon to MAN in light of EK, QR and EY all or going to be present there in the not too distant.

As for IB, well we'll see how BACON do on the MAN - MAD rote, though donlt forget not even Monarch Sched who are 'leading the low-cost revolution a Manchester' could make MAN - MAD work, despite offering interlining on to IB long-hauls.

Rumours abound at LS that they are to tap in to the German marker, so we may well see MAN and LBA to DUS/TXL/MUC or even HAM....

Look out also for possible moves from TAP, the North needs a scheduled ervice in to the Portuguese capital and TP may want a slice of the action...there are quite a lot of Brazilians up here who need cheap trips home, too!
 
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:33 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 12):
It seems the Monarch NQY-Malaga flights are stopping at the end of April. I don't know if this was due to a lack of success or the need for a plane elsewhere. If its due to it being unprofitable then if Malaga won't work none of the others will

Yeah. It's odd: in our local paper they have adds regarding this service, which is kinda odd for a route that is to cease. Everything I've heard and read indicates that it will end. Any definite info?
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:34 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 9):
BMI baby have 2 Daily flights LGW-MME.

There you go, it looks like LHR is the only choice for a Mexican carrier to begin service into the U.K. Problem is, the complicated and expensive issue of negotiating the adequate slots at this airport.

I see there is no point in negotiating anything with BMI if you are going to fly to a terminal with a dead end.

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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:40 pm

How about a Mexican Airline fly into MAN and hook up with BMI who would give connections to many UK destinations and a few European one's also
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:43 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 17):
I would expect to see the following in the next 3-4 years:

TG MAN - BKK
CA MAN - PEK
QF MAN - SYD
SA MAN - JNB/CPT

I would expect to see Nationwide doing the JNB-MAN route first, IF they can get the clearance for it. SA may put a spanner in the works, without any real desire to operate it themselves however....
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:56 pm

Quoting ARGinLON (Reply 10):
Really? I thought BA dropped that flight due to very low yields

Nope!  Smile British Airways still serve Buenos Aires currently 4 times per week, via Sao Paulo. The flight number is the BA0247/0247 and is operated by B747-400s.

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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:03 am

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 11):
ABZ IAH is decades away - plenty of IAH destinations will appear before that one - MAN, GLA, DUB, BRU for example.

As a mainline route perhaps. But as a BBJ - perhaps not.
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:04 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 20):
How about a Mexican Airline fly into MAN and hook up with BMI who would give connections to many UK destinations and a few European one's also

Well, would need to determine how much OD traffic could be generated between MAN-MEX v v or MAN-CUN-MEX v v. You see, BA´s loads out MEX into LHR are about 60% connections to other European destinations. I believe is pretty much the same thing for the LHR-MEX sector.

Frankly speaking, I don´t see a Manchester service from any Mexican city coming up in the near future. However, there is ample room for additional capacity between London and Mexico City, as BA operates only 4 x weekly with 744s in the summer time. The niche is there and a Mexican carrier should position itself in the UK market as soon as possible.

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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:06 am

Any chance of UA/NW/AC expanding out of LON and into MAN/BHX/GLA/EDI ??
(I know AC fly to MAN)

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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:14 am

Quoting Englandair (Reply 22):
Nope! British Airways still serve Buenos Aires currently 4 times per week, via Sao Paulo. The flight number is the BA0247/0247 and is operated by B747-400s.

we were talking about the non-stop. I can't really see BA going back to EZE with a non-stop
 
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:53 am

Just found this, considering MAN-PEK.....

Case study for extending the PEK-Stockholm service to MAN with facts and figures and assumptions

http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?ca...goryid=589&pagetype=90&pageid=5048

Around 5000 pax/year get from MAN to PEK by various routes it would appear (or 100/week). Enough to justify a new service??
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:57 am

And if you want some more light reading......

http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?ca...goryid=589&pagetype=90&pageid=5043

Which covers...

Case Study 1: Dubai-Manchester-Houston (Emirates)

Case Study 2: Prague-Glasgow-Los Angeles (CSA)

Case Study 3: Manchester-Stockholm-China (Air China)

Case Study 4: Singapore-Manchester-Washington (Singapore Airlines)

Case Study 5: Bangkok-Delhi-Manchester (Thai International)

Case Study 6: Toronto-Birmingham-India (Air Canada)

Case Study 7: Pakistan-Manchester-New York/Chicago/Totonto/Houston (PIA)
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:34 am

I think we'll see ABZ-EWR before we see ABZ-IAH

NCL-EWR is a good possibility

I doubt DL will do EDI or LGW-JFK

BA LGW-IAD no chance. They already have 3 flights a day LHR-IAD in summer IIRC

AI MAN-DEL/BOM Maybe, just maybe!

TG MAN-BKK When hell freezes over. It's been talked about for so long and never happened.

SQ SIN-MAN-IAD interesting possibility. More than MAN-IAD on UA

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 28):
Case Study 7: Pakistan-Manchester-New York/Chicago/Totonto/Houston (PIA)

Isn't this already in place?

Air China PEK-ARN-MAN..possibly but I can't see big demand for MAN-ARN

I doubt UA will start MAN-IAD, but MAN-ORD is a good possibility when BD leave the route.

Maybe US will start a MAN-PHX with some good west coast connections.

If IB did MAN-MAD daily with good connections to South American flights it might work.

No chance of a MAN-MEX service!

SAA might return to JNB if they have enough a/c

No chance of QF returning to MAN, they are in BA's pocket too much.

I think we might see AA take over BA's MAN-JFK route.

MAN-CAI will work with an A320 maybe build up the route to a 332. They would have to time it right with onward connex to BOM/DEL and KHI though
 
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:24 am

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 29):
NCL-EWR is a good possibility

Think you'll see CO going for this more likely in 2007 now that AA dropped their NCL JFK plans.
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:28 am

Don't be surprised to see FlyGlobespan GLA-NQY (I'm serious!) - at least for the summer season.
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:36 am

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 29):
Quoting Oly720man (Reply 28):
Case Study 7: Pakistan-Manchester-New York/Chicago/Totonto/Houston (PIA)

Isn't this already in place?

Yep. Must have been a good case for these services.
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:44 am

I don't see BA giving up MAN JFK at all soon, it serves them well with interlining pax, cargo and point-to-point traffic. It's nearly full everyday.

Air Blue have slots for MAN ISB this summer, but no announcement yet.

And EY have yet to sell a seat between AUH and MAN!
 
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:12 am

How about BOJ-LGW-BOJ?
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:02 am

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
LHR-Tromso SAS B735

I wuld expect LGW-BGO to move to LHR before that happens

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 3):
I thought GF were pulling out of AUH?

Abu Dhabi will no longer own any of Gulf Air, though AUH may be served as a destination from BAH and Muscat

Of course, I would like to see new routes from HUY
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:29 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 31):
Don't be surprised to see FlyGlobespan GLA-NQY (I'm serious!) - at least for the summer season.

EDI-NQY is more likely, although not with Flyglobespan. Flybe already have slots, although at this rate it doesn't look like they are going to bother using them...

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
EDI-DXB Emirates A330-200
EDI-JFK Delta B767-300ER
EDI-MXP Alitalia EMB170/A319

DXB is highly possible, just depends what way EK go, GLA 2x daily or new EDI service both have their advantages and disadvantages, and I'm sure EK are evaluating both very carefully...

EDI-JFK on Delta will never see the light of day.

Can't really see EDI-MXP happening soon either, think we need to look to Eastern Europe for the time being. EDI-BUD seems highly likely.
 
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:15 am

LBA-Islamabad and LBA-Lahore would be the nearest thing to surefire moneymakers as you're ever likely to get. Once a carrier financially capable of sustaining long-haul ops (which Swefly wasn't) realises this then they will be onto a winner, much to PIA's detriment at MAN.
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:33 pm

Quoting XA744 (Reply 7):

LHR is preferred by AM due to Skyteam connectivity at this airport. LGW might be taken by Mexicana if a sort of an alliance is reached with BMI.

I am not sure about what you are saying. If you think about it Mexicana is clearly getting closer to One World (British Airways), so it could be MX or AM, but yes by summer we will now.
 
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:38 pm

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 37):
LBA-Islamabad and LBA-Lahore would be the nearest thing to surefire moneymakers as you're ever likely to get. Once a carrier financially capable of sustaining long-haul ops (which Swefly wasn't) realises this then they will be onto a winner, much to PIA's detriment at MAN.

Hi D,

Would LBA's runway be sufficient for such a long-haul operation (those two routes would probably be 7 1/2 hours max east-bound, but they're bound to be very heavy due to pax and cargo (including bags - lots of overweight bags) load and fuel)? I guess you'd have to limit the aircraft to 767/330/310?

In your opinion, would you prefer a daily LBA-ISB-LHE-ISB-LBA service, or four-times-weekly non-stop to one of those and thrice-weekly non-stop to the other?

Also, does Leeds, Bradford and the surrounding areas have much of an Indian or Bangaldeshi population?

Cheers D.

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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:41 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 39):

Also, does Leeds, Bradford and the surrounding areas have much of an Indian or Bangaldeshi population?

Pakistani and Bangladeshi I believe. A few Indians but they are mostly found around BHX (Or the plains of North America)  Wink
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:56 pm

Thanks.

What sort of heavy, widebody aircraft could it handle?

It's main runway is2250m - 355m shorter than BHX's.

So, put a very heavy 330 on the end, take-off power for 12 hours, let it go... Big grin  Silly

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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:04 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 41):
What sort of heavy, widebody aircraft could it handle?

767s to somewhere suitable for a tech stop, like Munich or somewhere  Wink
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:15 pm

LBA-Islamabad and LBA-Lahore would be the nearest thing to surefire moneymakers as you're ever likely to get.

I once suggested this to a fellow worker at BHX once... she was of pakistani origin and she had me up on racial descrimination !!
How you get to that conclusion from a solid fact I dont know but It still stings when someone mentions LBA and ISB/LHE/KHI in the same sentence !! hahahaha still I can laugh about it now.

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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:20 pm

Would love to see some domestic flights from DSA. There are none currently. I am very suprised that no one has introduced an EDI, BFS or LGW. All we have is JER.
 
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:40 pm

It's a damn shame about the need to stop enroute to refuel, unless you could combine it so that you stop in a place which has a good demand to LBA, in terms of ethnic traffic or otherwise. I wonder if there's many Turkish people in the Yorkshire, etc., area. Hmm.
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:42 pm

Anyon eknow if Alpha1 are planning more domestics ??
(How are they by the way ?? they still going / have the began ?)
Im thinking DSA would be a great little base for him !!
 
Orion737
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:13 pm

Cant understand why ThomsonFly have not started DSA-EDI or DSA-LGW, they seem to be sticking to the traditional holiday airports but I do feel that a couple of domestic routes could work from DSA, particularly EDI. Doncaster does have a godd direct train to London but EDI is much longer and difficult to fly to.

How about Eastern flying to Southampton from DSA? or Belfast?

Awhile ago, there was talk of an airline starting flights from Carlisle. I think Carlisle could accommodate a few LCC flights to sunshine destinations.
 
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:17 pm

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 47):
Awhile ago, there was talk of an airline starting flights from Carlisle. I think Carlisle could accommodate a few LCC flights to sunshine destinations.

 rotfl 
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CAX could probably support flights to London, Belfast and Dublin and that would be about it, as well as a summer charter to Jersey I would think
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RE: Possible New Routes From The UK?

Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:18 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 45):
It's a damn shame about the need to stop enroute to refuel, unless you could combine it so that you stop in a place which has a good demand to LBA, in terms of ethnic traffic or otherwise.

LBA has a lot going against it though. Geographically it isn't in the best of places, and surface access isn't brilliant.

it's also in the catchment area for other places like MAN, so existing MAN operators may see setting up there as diluting existing traffic. Better to have one profitable service than two lossmakers.

It won't stop growth, but it will certainly have an effect with regard to pace of growth.
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