|Quoting Horus (Reply 2):|
How many aircraft do the likes of MYT, Monarch, Thomsonfly, etc have based in LBA for charter work?
Charter services are very poorly served from LBA
in comparison to other similar sized UK regional airports. The only based charter aircraft in summer are a Thomsonfly B757 or B767 and an Astreaus 73G. In winter it is even more bleak!
TOM already offer SSH in winter from DSA
and are protecting their new DSA
base at all costs so expect AEU to be the one to operate any new services to Egypt. In theory it would be quite simple for say, Mytravel and First Choice, to split the capacity on a weekly AEU flight.
Of course it is possible that another carrier could do a 'W' pattern flight in and out of LBA
but Astreaus have been quite proactive here in the past year or so and seem to be a little less blinkered than the charter airlines which are tied to tour operators.
Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.