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Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:45 am

Appologies if this has been discussed previously

I just noticed on flyglobespan's website that they have new routes from Manchester to Toronto and from Liverpool to 2 European destinations.

Does anyone know if they are aquiring any new aircraft for these services?

Also I just returned from a flight from Tenerife to Glasgow and on both legs it was jam packed, service was also of a very high standard!

Any info on this airline i.e. staffing levels, profitability etc would be grateful!

Cheers

J
 
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:50 am

FlyGlobespan MAN-YYZ On Sale Now (by GLAGAZ May 31 2006 in Civil Aviation) Flyglobespan Fleet Expansion (by MD90fan May 23 2006 in Civil Aviation)

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:56 am

Hi J,

Glad you enjoyed flying with us! Another happy passenger!

Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
Does anyone know if they are aquiring any new aircraft for these services?

Yep. 2 B737-700's for delivery next year. My guess is one will be LPL based and the other ABZ for the new routes supposedly opening there next year. Another one or two 767's which'll be used for the Toronto and Capetown from MAN and there's talk of a few 757's too. Here's link to our current (and future) fleet -

http://www.jethros.i12.com/fleets/fleet_listings/flyglobespan.htm

Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
Also I just returned from a flight from Tenerife to Glasgow and on both legs it was jam packed, service was also of a very high standard!

Glad you enjoyed it and good to hear you liked the service too. We aim to please! TFS is one of the busiest routes from GLA and is almost always full every day.

Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
Any info on this airline i.e. staffing levels, profitability etc would be grateful!

Just now we have over 300 cabin crew between our 3 bases of GLA, EDI and STN and this is constantly increasing. I think pilot wise it's in the region of 100 but that's a rough guess. Majority of crew are based at GLA since this is the busiest base. Profitability - well let's just say there's a lot of gold in the pot at the moment!

Any other info you want to know, let me know!

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:08 am

Quoting GCDEG (Reply 2):
Glad you enjoyed flying with us! Another happy passenger!

Definately, I was very impressed by the service, punctuality and the cabin in general. One thing that I would like to see though is an inflight magazine.

Thanks again for the info.

J
 
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:29 am

Any chance of seeing this airline at CWL?
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:32 am

Quoting Christa (Reply 4):
Any chance of seeing this airline at CWL?

Yes, they said themselves that they would fly longhaul from CWL.

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:36 am

Quoting Christa (Reply 4):
Any chance of seeing this airline at CWL?

Well we've already announced MAN and LPL so probably. Wouldn't surprise me if we do start flying from CWL. It has been a possible destination for the future.

I'm sure the B767 operated one or two training flights from CWL not too long ago.

Gaz - what's with the change of location? You had enough of Scotland? LOL  Wink

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:38 am

Quoting GCDEG (Reply 6):

took me a second to work out why t+t until the world cup penny dropped
 
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:39 am

Quoting GCDEG (Reply 6):
Gaz - what's with the change of location? You had enough of Scotland? LOL

Think about the coming weeks...  Smile

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:43 am

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 5):
Yes, they said themselves that they would fly longhaul from CWL.

Ah that's good then!

When did they say this?

Quoting GCDEG (Reply 6):
Well we've already announced MAN and LPL so probably. Wouldn't surprise me if we do start flying from CWL. It has been a possible destination for the future.

I'm sure the B767 operated one or two training flights from CWL not too long ago.

Yeah, it would be nice to see Flyglobespan at CWL  Smile

The 767 has indeed been on training flights at CWL (I even saw it over my house whilst it was on its way to CWL). It must have only been at about 1500ft, a very nice sight indeed  Smile

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:44 am

Quoting Christa (Reply 9):
When did they say this?

Its in June's airlinerworld magazine. CWL and NCL.

Gaz

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:45 am

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 10):
Its in June's airlinerworld magazine. CWL and NCL.

Ah, right.. reliable source also then!

Any idea on what potential routes?
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:52 am

Quoting Christa (Reply 11):

I dont know if Id call Airliner World the most up to date and reliable  Smile
 
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:54 am

Quoting BY738 (Reply 12):
I dont know if Id call Airliner World the most up to date and reliable

Well the words are apparently from Tom Dalrymple's mouth so I'd say it is reliable...

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:16 am

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 13):
Well the words are apparently from Tom Dalrymple's mouth so I'd say it is reliable...

Yep that's right, clearly says in the latest addition of AW flights to US, Canada and Caribbean served from across the UK, including NCL, CWL, GLA and EDI.
 
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:20 am

Good news for both NCL and CWL. I wonder what long haul routes they would be specifically looking at?

Would be nice to see some short haul routes @ CWL from Flyglobespan as well!

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:09 pm

Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
Does anyone know if they are aquiring any new aircraft for these services?

The 767-300 that has recently arrived was an ex NZ model, rego ZK-NCN. I must say it looked lovely with the red livery. A very nice aircraft.

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:43 pm

More Flyglobespan expansion announced today.

EDI-CMF 5 x weekly, commencing 23rd December. Ski flights, running until 15th April.
 
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:01 pm

Are they charter, a LCC or a full service airline?

Any chance of a name change anytime soon?  duck 

Sorry but it doesn't roll off the tongue very well!
 
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:16 pm

Quoting Skyhigh (Reply 18):
Are they charter, a LCC or a full service airline?

I think they've tried their hand at all three!

Agree with you on the name. Even just a simple re-branding of the airline name to "Globespan" might work better for them.
 
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:58 pm

Quoting Damian (Reply 19):
Agree with you on the name. Even just a simple re-branding of the airline name to "Globespan" might work better for them.

I dont see the name as being a problem, it rolls off the tounge quite nicely.

"Globespan" will always be part of the name, as thats the parent company, and it is a well established brand in Scotland.
 
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:41 pm

I must agree on the name... "Flyglobespan" does sound a little daft!
 
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:48 pm

Quoting Vasu (Reply 21):
Flyglobespan" does sound a little daft!

What do you think of Thomsonfly of FlyBE?
 
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:11 pm

Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 22):
What do you think of Thomsonfly of FlyBE?

ditto for them  Wink
 
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:23 am

The official name of FlyGlobespan is Globespan Airways.
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:53 am

Quoting Skyhigh (Reply 18):
Are they charter, a LCC or a full service airline?

Overall a scheduled low fares carrier though a few of our destinations are "charter" territory. The GLA-SFB offers a 3 class config with meals etc like a full service airline but the European fleet is pretty much low cost with no meals, IFE etc.

Quoting Vasu (Reply 21):
I must agree on the name... "Flyglobespan" does sound a little daft!

No it does not!  Silly

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 20):
I dont see the name as being a problem, it rolls off the tounge quite nicely

 checkmark  Although I might be a little biased  Wink

Quoting A330 (Reply 24):
The official name of FlyGlobespan is Globespan Airways.

Correct A330 - It's Globespan Airways, operating and trading under the name flyGlobespan

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:52 am

I know, Knick, we are collegues...

Doing a GLA-PMI on saturday...
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:12 pm

When is the MAN SFO service being announced?
 
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Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:35 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 27):

Where did you get that gem from ?
 
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Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:45 pm

Quoting BY738 (Reply 28):
Where did you get that gem from ?

Nothing official yet. Just reports in the press about MAN - Westcoast USA.

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Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:55 pm

It may also be MAN-LAX

I would also think GSM could make MAN-MIA work if they got contracts with the cruise companies and maybe also signed some interline deals @ MIA. GSM can take lower yields than AA
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Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:06 pm

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 29):

Yeah I thought it would be just unconfirmed press speculation
 
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Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:08 am

Quoting GCDEG (Reply 25):
Overall a scheduled low fares carrier though a few of our destinations are "charter" territory. The GLA-SFB offers a 3 class config with meals etc like a full service airline but the European fleet is pretty much low cost with no meals, IFE etc.

A bit like British Airways then  biggrin 
 
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Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:26 am

Quoting A330 (Reply 24):
The official name of FlyGlobespan is Globespan Airways.

NCE Airport still calls them Channel Express  Smile I keep expecting their passengers to be loaded using pallets...

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 32):
A bit like British Airways then

Except that BA offer 4 cabins.
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Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:48 am

So are flyglobespan going to offer more long haul from Glasgow anytime soon at least flying to cape town and toronto like they do from Man and also more american routes. What happening with thr rumor of a code share with an american airline. They really should start more euro city's especialy Paris.

p.s. They are a great airline and i am going on my 3rd holiday in 2 years with them.
 
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Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:03 pm

When will they fly to DUB or BHD/BFS!?
 
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Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:23 pm

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 35):
When will they fly to DUB or BHD/BFS!?

Did they not operate a couple of services from Belfast in their first year of operation?
 
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:36 pm

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 36):
Did they not operate a couple of services from Belfast in their first year of operation?

Yeh something like weekly BFS-PMI, can't remember exactly.

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Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:08 am

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 37):
Yeh something like weekly BFS-PMI, can't remember exactly.

Think that was it
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:40 am

Just a quick update for you all. Some new flights now on sale from Durham Tees and Aberdeen to Tenerife.

Tenerife looks set to be a major GSM destination with the following flights this winter -

Glasgow - Tenerife - 1 x Daily
London Stansted - Tenerife - 1 x Daily
Liverpool - Tenerife - 1 x Daily starting 1st Nov
Edinburgh - Tenerife - - 2 x Weekly starting 4th Nov
Durham Tees - Tenerife - 1 x Weekly starting 7th Nov
Aberdeen - Tenerife - 1 x Weekly starting 3rd Nov

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:53 am

Quoting GCDEG (Reply 39):
Edinburgh - Tenerife - - 1 x Weekly starting 4th Nov

Was made 2x weekly about a week after flights went on sale.

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:59 am

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 40):
Was made 2x weekly about a week after flights went on sale.

So it was Gaz - cheers,

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:15 am

The MME-TFS ROUTE is going to be operted in a W pattern! I wouldnt mind them opening a base in the North East. NCL is poss, someone put in a word.
 
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Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:06 am

There are rumours of a TFS base. This would do the ABZ and MME flights plus others
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Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:19 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 30):

I would also think GSM could make MAN-MIA work if they got contracts with the cruise companies and maybe also signed some interline deals @ MIA. GSM can take lower yields than AA

I can confirm that they have been in talks with MIA about starting service, not sure if from MAN or GLA, but MAN makes more sense. As it happens to be, SFB-GLA will be 3x weekly this winter, just when MIA traffic picks up. LAX/SFO is too long a stage length to do it properly within a 24 hour time frame. Although I'm positive they are also considering other cities to send that plane.
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Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:14 pm

There is now a rumour of GLA-MIA but MAN-MIA would make sense with MAN being a larger market than GLA. Perhaps they may even do both GLA and MAN-MIA?
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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:20 am

Are there any plans to get any more 767's seems the one they have now is going to be very busy, hope it does not go tech.....

Also what is expected to work EDI-ACE when this starts in November?

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:04 am

Quoting Acelanzarote (Reply 46):
Are there any plans to get any more 767's seems the one they have now is going to be very busy, hope it does not go tech.....

Yes another due in Oct/Nov this year and another due next summer. Luckily the aircraft has 5 hours downtime in SFB so that helps if the aircraft encounters any technical problems.

Quoting Acelanzarote (Reply 46):
Also what is expected to work EDI-ACE when this starts in November?

Unsure at this stage but would have thought either the 737-300 or 800. My guess is the 300.

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RE: Flyglobespan Expansion

Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:06 am

Quoting Acelanzarote (Reply 46):
Also what is expected to work EDI-ACE when this starts in November?

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Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:12 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 45):
There is now a rumour of GLA-MIA but MAN-MIA would make sense with MAN being a larger market than GLA. Perhaps they may even do both GLA and MAN-MIA?

Maybe 2-3x weekly MIA-MAN and 1x weekly MIA-GLA. That could work out. What is their current long-haul fleet? What is based at GLA and what is based at MAN?
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