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Flybe Announces EMA Base

Wed May 02, 2012 2:55 pm

Five new winter routes to Amsterdam, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Jersey

"Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s Number One domestic airline, has confirmed a significant expansion of its services from East Midlands Airport with five brand new winter routes to Amsterdam, Paris CDG, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Jersey supported by a decision to base two aircraft at the airport for the first time."


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Flybe is finalising the schedules and frequencies in discussion with the airport. The routes are for travel from October 28th 2012 through to March 30th, 2013. No doubt this decision has been influenced by the potential demise of low cost carrier bmibaby, which was recently purchased by IAG/British Airways.

http://www.flybe.com/

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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Wed May 02, 2012 3:06 pm

deleted, posted twice some how!

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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Wed May 02, 2012 3:06 pm

Wonder if the airport made them a good deal to start services?
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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Wed May 02, 2012 3:19 pm

Its base nor its routes are particularly surprising - although it is somewhat surprising given that WW hasn't died yet.

I guess the two based aircraft will operate early morning flights to AMS and CDG while EDI and GLA will be flown by aircraft at those bases?!

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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Wed May 02, 2012 3:58 pm

Interesting, there were rumors that easyJet would be entering the market on such routes. I wonder if that would still happen.

Quoting acelanzarote (Reply 2):
Wonder if the airport made them a good deal to start services?

Debatable as they are (potentially) duplicated routes.


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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Wed May 02, 2012 8:31 pm

I am surprised this has been announced before WW has gone. Good new for the airport though with actual aircraft being based here.

Would still prefer to fly on a 737 rather than a Q400  
 
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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Wed May 02, 2012 8:52 pm

Given the uncertain future of bmibaby it is good that Flybe will be operating flights between East Midlands and Jersey. This route has a long history and has always performed strongly. But a 737 down to a DH4 is potentially a large capacity reduction (if bmibaby was to cease operations) and an airline such as Jet2 might be better suited to operating this route, at least on a summer only basis.
 
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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Wed May 02, 2012 11:37 pm

good news for flybe and EMA, finally some expansions, the fait of WW will be known today! by the looks of it will be good by as flybe are going for all the routes that WW do! bit of a hint.
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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Wed May 02, 2012 11:45 pm

Emalad - sorry to burst your bubble, but you did notice tha baby were losing a total fortune fling 737s where fly be will try and make money operating Dash8s.
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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Thu May 03, 2012 7:24 pm

Good timing by Flybe  
Quoting bestwestern (Reply 8):
Emalad - sorry to burst your bubble, but you did notice tha baby were losing a total fortune fling 737s where fly be will try and make money operating Dash8s.

Every WW flight I have been on has been at least 80% full, and 737 is still better to fly on than a Dash 8 in my opinion
 
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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Thu May 03, 2012 10:25 pm

Quoting emalad (Reply 9):

I think bestwestern is probably referring to the economics of flying Q400s over the ageing 737 classics of WW. And just because the flight is 80% full doesn't mean that the airline is making money!
 
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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Mon May 07, 2012 2:09 pm

Quoting emalad (Reply 9):
Every WW flight I have been on has been at least 80% full, and 737 is still better to fly on than a Dash 8 in my opinion

The 737 is better than a Dash-8.
EMA was one of Babies better bases, so flights would tend to be fuller.

Quoting baguy (Reply 10):

I think bestwestern is probably referring to the economics of flying Q400s over the ageing 737 classics of WW. And just because the flight is 80% full doesn't mean that the airline is making money!

Using the dash 8 will enable FlyBe to revenue manage the sector, driving profits. Good for the airline, bad for the passenger. It may also enable FlyBe to operate more frequency, which will attract more business yield.

A year round Dash8 is better than a summer only 733.
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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Tue May 08, 2012 9:50 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 3):
although it is somewhat surprising given that WW hasn't died yet.
Quoting emalad (Reply 5):
I am surprised this has been announced before WW has gone

WW has announced that most flights will cease on the 11th June with the remainder ending in early September. By the time BE come in in October, you can expect WW to be completely gone.

It's good to get the announcement out early though so people can start booking their flights ASAP.
 
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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Tue May 08, 2012 10:10 am

Quoting Bthebest (Reply 12):
WW has announced that most flights will cease on the 11th June with the remainder ending in early September.

Indeed. I created a separate thread about that when it was released. Note that this thread is from nearly 6 days ago.
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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Tue May 08, 2012 10:47 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):
Interesting, there were rumors that easyJet would be entering the market on such routes

EZY used to have flights from EMA, and I seen to to recall they fell out rather badly.
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RE: Flybe Announces EMA Base

Tue May 08, 2012 11:29 am

Quoting offloaded (Reply 14):
EZY used to have flights from EMA, and I seen to to recall they fell out rather badly.

Don't know whether they fell out, but I remember EZY saying that they had little opportunity to grow at EMA (not in terms of infrastructure or capacity, but simply the amount of traffic), hence shifting to places which offer more potential.
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