ba757gla
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Ryanair@SOU

Mon May 15, 2006 8:02 pm

looking at the FR route map i have noticed that FR dont serve Southampton , this seems a big airport to miss . is it because the 738 cant operate out of there or FR cant afford to fly outta there . Norwich is another not served from DUB.
 
Leej
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Mon May 15, 2006 8:31 pm

Hampshire is just far too posh to have the likes of Ryanair chavs disembarking!!  rotfl 
 
saintsman
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Mon May 15, 2006 8:42 pm

Ryanair do Southampton. The airports down the road at Bournemouth  Wink
 
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Mon May 15, 2006 8:45 pm

Quoting Saintsman (Reply 2):
Ryanair do Southampton. The airports down the road at Bournemouth Wink

 no 
Bristol (Southampton West)  yes 
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CHRISBA777ER
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Mon May 15, 2006 9:28 pm

Quoting Saintsman (Reply 2):
Ryanair do Southampton. The airports down the road at Bournemouth

LOL!!! Southampton (Hurn) Airport!!!
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
vfw614
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Mon May 15, 2006 9:36 pm

Both airports have runways with less than 2.000m, the minimum Ryanair requires.
 
kazzie
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Mon May 15, 2006 9:41 pm

Quoting Saintsman (Reply 2):



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 3):



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):

Wicked

Quoting Ba757gla (Thread starter):



[Edited 2006-05-15 14:42:28]
Bazinga punk.
 
donder10
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Mon May 15, 2006 10:52 pm

The nearest FR get to SOU is 2,500 ft on their way into Bournemouth.
 
sam1987
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Mon May 15, 2006 10:58 pm

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 5):
Both airports have runways with less than 2.000m, the minimum Ryanair requires.

Don't Air Berlin operate to SOU using 737s?
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ba757gla
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Mon May 15, 2006 11:03 pm

well ryanair operate to derry and thats got a short runway , im sure 757s fly outta SOU on charters . ryanair flying over SOU at 2500ft seems a big route diversions and very low altitude .
 
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Mon May 15, 2006 11:51 pm

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 9):
ryanair flying over SOU at 2500ft seems a big route diversions and very low altitude .

Donder10 wasn't being serious!
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diesel1
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Tue May 16, 2006 1:29 am

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 8):
Don't Air Berlin operate to SOU using 737s?

IIRC haven't the flights been moved to BOH now?

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 9):
im sure 757s fly outta SOU on charters

Correct. The 757 has exceptionally good t/o performance and will out perform a 737 in terms of runway needed in many circumstances, so in this instance, the size of a/c isn't relevant.
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flycro
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Tue May 16, 2006 2:24 am

Flybe do us nicely here on the Hampshire Riviera!!! No need for FR with all of MOL's inflametry remarks to make an appearance!!
 
planesarecool
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Tue May 16, 2006 2:26 am

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 9):
im sure 757s fly outta SOU on charters

They used to, its a weekly B737-300 now
 
ba757gla
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Tue May 16, 2006 6:19 pm

how long is SOU runway? cant be that short? seems a new airport
 
Hantsflyer27
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Tue May 16, 2006 6:50 pm

Southampton airport has been around for years......in fact it was first used for the testing of the Spitfire in 1936. I'm not sure when it became a domestic airport. However, without research, i don't know its runway length.

Does anyone know what the largest airliners to have landed at Southampton are?

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 5):
Both airports have runways with less than 2.000m, the minimum Ryanair requires.

I thought Bournmouth had a rather long runway. Didn't concorde pay a visit there once?

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CHRISBA777ER
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Tue May 16, 2006 6:53 pm

Biggest thing ive seen at SOU is a Jet2 737-300.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Tue May 16, 2006 6:58 pm

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 5):
Both airports have runways with less than 2.000m, the minimum Ryanair requires.

Are they using a portion of the highway in Luebeck then?
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saintsman
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Tue May 16, 2006 7:41 pm

Quoting Hantsflyer27 (Reply 15):
thought Bournmouth had a rather long runway. Didn't concorde pay a visit there once?

Yes, Concorde had a few flights from BOH. European used to keep its Jumbos there too.
 
ba757gla
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Tue May 16, 2006 9:00 pm

didnt a 767 land at SOU a couple of years ago?
 
BMED
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Tue May 16, 2006 9:08 pm

Bit of info on Southampton.

It has 13 stands that can handle aircraft such as the 757 and majority of the stands also have a height restriction as they are close to the runway. Its runway is 1723 metres long and in 2004 the airport saw 54,500 movements that are only 30% of the runways capacity.
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gkirk
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Tue May 16, 2006 9:19 pm

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 19):
didnt a 767 land at SOU a couple of years ago?

Close  Wink
An IL-76 has been into SOU, and 757s have been regulars @ SOU also.
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Tue May 16, 2006 9:34 pm

Southampton's runway is 5,653ft and its elevation is 44ft. BOH's runway is 7,450ft and its elevation is 36ft. When you think that JMK's (Mykonos, Greece) runway is 4,593ft and its elevation is 405ft, and there are (during the summer months) regular weekly non-stop flights to LGW and MAN using 757/737s, both SOU and BOH are well within the landing/take off configurations for the 737/757s.

Whilst it might upset a few people, I think that SOU is an airport more aimed for business travellers than BOH, which is more leisure-orientated. Flybe (and to a smaller extent BA Connect) has regular services to/from SOU. I believe that the landing fees at SOU might be higher than at BOH, hence the attraction of the latter for the LCCs like FR. Besides, the airports are only 29 miles apart, so why would FR want to go to the expense of having a presence at SOU when it is so close and is already well served by flybe?
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ba757gla
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Tue May 16, 2006 11:00 pm

there seems to be a large number of routes from Sou COMPARED to BOH
 
BMED
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Wed May 17, 2006 1:59 am

Also Bournemouth can be a nightmare to get to if you don't have a car. Southampton I believe in Europe has the shortest journey from train station to check-in and theres a lot of buses as well. Bournemouth however is a good distance from a train station, poor road connection (although I believe this is been improved) and few buses a day (last time I was there, 4 a day). While I like Bournemouth terminal over Southampton it doesn't take to much to see why Southampton has more flights than Bournemouth. With only 3 departure gates it would be hard to have schedule like that of Southampton where around 15 flights depart within an hour in the morning.

Quoting BCAL (Reply 22):
SOU is an airport more aimed for business travellers than BOH

This is very true and has proberley been cause of the better funding from BAA although BOU is owned by the Manchester airport group and should be seeing some investment soon. If EZY base 2 aircraft there in April next year that will see at least 5 based aircraft at the airport. 2 B737 from Thomsonfly, 2 A319 from Easyjet and a B737 from Palmair. With this many there needs to be an increase in the departure gates at least. The check-in desks should be enough although that gets busy at times. Southampton however has more gates although could do with more check-in desks from what I have seen.
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BBJII
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Wed May 17, 2006 3:25 am

Quoting BMED (Reply 24):
Southampton I believe in Europe has the shortest journey from train station to check-in

The shortest I think is LCY.

From the new DLR station to Check-in is around 50 metres to desk 15 or 100 metres to desk 1.

From Station to the nearest Gate is 250 metres.
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flycro
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Wed May 17, 2006 3:48 am

SOU does indeed have the closest railway staion in Europe.

BACON flies suits to EDI, GLA and MAN, whereas BE fly to these destinations at similar prices, but with more leisure pax. T3 fly to ABZ, LBA, NCL, BRU and IOM with the emphasis certainly on business pax, they must be doing something right as BRU now stands at thrice daily.

This year charters to Bulgaria have been introduced.

With Flybe's new planes comming online later this year new routes will be forthcomming, hopefully the LCC staples like BCN. NCE and PRG????
 
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Wed May 17, 2006 3:55 am

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 23):
there seems to be a large number of routes from Sou COMPARED to BOH

I've never worked that out if you look at where FR operates to from BOH which is Dublin, Gerona and Pisa (I think) and Prestwick. Thomsonfly are opening a load of new routes, mainly to the holiday spots (Malaga, Faro, Tenerife, Palma etc).

Although I can't stand Ryanair, it would be good for competition for them to open new routes from BOH.
 
drinkstrolley
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Wed May 17, 2006 3:58 am

Quoting BMED (Reply 24):
is an airport more aimed for business travellers than BOH

I thought it was to, but Limoges, Bergerac, Palma and Perpignan? Hardly business hotspots!!!
 
flycro
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Wed May 17, 2006 4:37 am

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Reply 28):
Quoting BMED (Reply 24):
is an airport more aimed for business travellers than BOH

I thought it was to, but Limoges, Bergerac, Palma and Perpignan? Hardly business hotspots!!!

Likewise Cherbourg, Brest, Avignon, Faro, Angers, Bordeaux,Chambery....
 
flycro
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RE: Ryanair@SOU

Thu May 18, 2006 2:30 am

Hopefully BMI will make AMS work from SOU and we'll see some other Euro cities appear, BCN,DUS,FRA...?

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