gkirk
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Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:34 am

Ok, so Manchester seems to have a decent thread going on, so why not have a NCL one as well?

For NCL this year, new routes are:
Preveza - Aegean 737-400s
Djerba - Kathargo 737-300s

Jet2:
Amsterdam 2 x Daily
Pisa 2/3 x weekly
Mahon 2/3 x weekly
Bergen 2/3 x weekly
Tenerife 2 x weekly

Wideroe:
Bergen 2 x weekly

Monarch will be doing 3 long haul flights per week to Sanford (A330 2 x weekly) and Puerto Plata (A330 1 x weekly), with Air Transat to Toronto (A310 1 x weekly).
Sharm El Sheikh see's more flights

FlyJet are now basing a B757-200 year round at NCL.

Eastern Airways have started 4 x Daily (weekdays) to London City

FlyBe are rumoured to be looking at NCL to NWI and INV
No expansion is coming from easyJet, perhaps some more routes from Jet2 and Ryanair will follow?
I think some Eastern European routes may come soon, from the likes of Wizz, Centralwings or SkyEurope?

Based a/c at NCL this summer:
TOM: 1 x 733, 2 x 752
TCX: 2 x 752
MYT: 1 x 320
XLA: 1 x 734, 1 x 752 (lsd from Finnair)
FJE: 1 x 752
T3: 1 X Do328/Saab 2000, 3 x J41
EZY: 6 x 73G
LS: 2 x 733

AF continue CDG flights 3 x Daily using CRJ-700s
KL continue AMS flights 5 x Daily with 3 F100s, 1 F70 and 1 B737.
SN continue BRU flights 3 x Daily with RJ85/RJ100
SK continue CPH flights 1 x Daily with CRJs of Cimber Air
LH continue DUS flights 1 x Daily with CRJs.

Anything I've missed out?
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:38 am

Kirkie, can you give me a run down of all NCL-Egypt services this summer.

Cheers

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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:39 am

Quoting Horus (Reply 1):
Kirkie, can you give me a run down of all NCL-Egypt services this summer.

Cheers

Horus

This summer all flights going to Sharm El Sheikh:
TOM 1 x weekly 757 (Sundays)
TCX 1 x weekly 757 (Thursdays)
FJE 1 x weekly 757 (Sundays)


http://www.newcastleinternational.co.uk/ReadNews.aspx?news=135
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:53 am

Hey!! I am goin to ZTH on the XLA 757, will it be in the Finnair colours like when Air Scandic used one for their Florida flights last year? cheers  Smile
 
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:56 am

Quoting Burberry753 (Reply 3):
Hey!! I am goin to ZTH on the XLA 757, will it be in the Finnair colours like when Air Scandic used one for their Florida flights last year? cheers

Not sure yet, rumours going about saying it'll be put on the UK register, don't think it'll be repainted however
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:58 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 2):
This summer all flights going to Sharm El Sheikh:

No TCP or HRG? Any reason?

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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:11 am

Quoting Horus (Reply 5):
No TCP or HRG? Any reason?

Taba and Hurghada are low during the summer, aren't they? Hurghada seems to get only flights from Gatwick (3x XLA, 1x TCX) and Manchester (1x TCX, 1x MYT, 1x XLA) all on a friday. Taba also just gets Manchester (2x AEU) and Gatwick (1x FCA, 1x XLA) flights.

Flights from Birmingham, Bristol and Glasgow to Hurghada and from Birmingham to Taba will start up again in november after the summer.
 
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:15 am

HRG maybe, but TCP is a year round destination and Taba Heights has proved to be really popular with the Brits. I would of thought at least a weekly flight.

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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:35 am

Thomson were gonna be operating a weekly NCL-TCP flight this winter, but this was dropped very early on. Flights were going to be operating on Fridays
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:00 pm

I know AA said they were not flying there, how about CO, any news about CO or even DL from New York (EWR/JFK) in NCL?
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:04 pm

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 9):
I know AA said they were not flying there, how about CO, any news about CO or even DL from New York (EWR/JFK) in NCL?

I know CO was interested and i think they may start the route next year if AA doesn't want it.  Smile
 
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:26 pm

I think with CO, it will probably be a matter of when, and not if, they start a EWR-NCL service.
Thinking about it, with the size of the EWR hub, I suppose it would have more chance of being successful anyway.
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:31 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Bergen 2/3 x weekly
...

Wideroe:
Bergen 2 x weekly

Why Bergen is so popular? Are there some business connections?
 
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:35 pm

Norway has historically always been well linked to NCL, A lot of the traffic is oil/gas related I believe so is quite high yielding. The Jet2 flights will hopefully encourage a growth in tourism between Norway and Northern England/Southern Scotland, and I understand that Bergen is a nice city and a gateay to the spectacular fjords (sp?) of Norway.
Dan Air used to operate a Daily NCL-SVG-BGO service in the 1980s IIRC.
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:53 pm

Does EDI have some effect on NCL traffic?
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:55 pm

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 14):
Does EDI have some effect on NCL traffic?

Probably a little, but not very much
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:48 pm

Does anyone know how the T3 LCY flights are doing?
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:12 pm

Next to London, Newcastle has historically been the gateway to Britain for Norwegians. Norwegians simply love Newcastle and the shopping opportunities, pubs and football  Smile

First we had, and still have, the ferry service from Bergen/Stavanger/Kristiansand. Now we have air service from Bergen/Oslo/Stavanger. Very well served indeed, but there is a historic reason as GKirk mentioned above!
 
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:41 am

BA Connect will be operating a 1 x weekly NCL-Gerona flight this summer using RJ100s, which will position in/out of EDI.
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:51 am

Here is a list of the foreign and other charters for August this year:


Monday: Dalaman (Pegasus)
Wednesday: Paphos (Eurocypria)
Friday: Tenerife (LTE, Air Europa)
Saturday: (12:30am) Tenerife (LTE), Palma (Futura, Air Europa), Larnaca (Eurocypria, Helios)
Sunday: Venice (BMI - From GLA), Larnaca (Helios), Kefallinia (BMI), Faro (Monarch)
 
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:13 am

When does the A310 to Toronto start?

Quite fancy that.

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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:45 am

Quoting Varig_dc10 (Reply 20):
When does the A310 to Toronto start?

Quite fancy that.

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I did that last year, it was one of the best flights ever, so smooth and comfy. Row 25 i think, the two on the right hand side.
 
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:06 pm

Quoting Varig_dc10 (Reply 20):
When does the A310 to Toronto start?

YYZ starts 4th May.
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:08 pm

Quoting Varig_dc10 (Reply 20):
When does the A310 to Toronto start?

Quite fancy that.

varig_dc10

Around 15th May I think, first flight operates inbound via LGW, then it's nonstop both ways for the rest of the season using A310s, although the odd A330 does make an appearance.
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:44 pm

Apparently the Djerba flights have now been cancelled because of poor sales.
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:51 pm

I thought X3 resumes service to MUC in the summer ...??
 
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:15 am

Quoting Mucflieger (Reply 25):
I thought X3 resumes service to MUC in the summer ...??

No, along with CGN it has been dropped. HLX's only NCL route now is HAJ
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:22 am

A shame as the CGN and MUC routes were beginning to get decent loads.  Sad
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:17 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 23):

Around 15th May I think, first flight operates inbound via LGW, then it's nonstop both ways for the rest of the season using A310s, although the odd A330 does make an appearance.

Previously it did, but the flight inboundon May 10th goes vis GLA, but the first outbound flight is definately the 4th May, according to Globespan website.
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:57 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 27):
A shame as the CGN and MUC routes were beginning to get decent loads.

I know HLX where refocusing their flights on those from their hubs at CGN, HAJ and STR. Therefore I can understand MUC being dropped but not CGN. I think this policy contributed towards the end of EDI-HAM as well
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:24 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 16):
Does anyone know how the T3 LCY flights are doing?

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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:03 pm

How is Jet2's NCL-ORK service, given that bmiBaby fly MME - ORK.

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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:31 pm

The NCL-MJV flight must be doing pretty well. I was looking for a flight there next week, and the flight is full. I've never seen any flight with Jet2 come up with that.
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:09 pm

Are Excel still flying to VRN next summer? I recall they used to operate a 734 flight on saturdays.
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:13 pm

Quoting VivaGunners (Reply 33):
Are Excel still flying to VRN next summer? I recall they used to operate a 734 flight on saturdays.
Thanks.

Flights from NCL-VRN this summer are:
Wednesdays Thomsonfly B737-300/-800
Saturdays Excel Airways B737-400
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:44 pm

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 14):
Does EDI have some effect on NCL traffic?

It is a long way between these 2 airports - there will be little competition between these two. The only real competition will be between MME and NCL, which are only about 45 miles apart.
 
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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:13 pm

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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:56 am

NCL-BRU reducing to 2 x Daily, but using RJ100s instead of RJ85s.
Eastern Airways taking over the 6G CWL flight, 3 x Daily J41s

BA will also start using A321s on some of the LHR flights

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RE: Newcastle Airport News

Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:09 am

 Confused Your right my mistake.
They are reducing there flight's .
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