gravytrain wrote:Icelandair gone now
Any plans for EDI to build a new terminal in the future ever? It's current one, despite improvements, is bursting at the seems and with more and more services (especially long-haul) being offered, surely something has to change at some point? I've been through EDI a few times in the last few weeks ...Jump to post
And they're stopping the GLA-MCO flight, which have run from 2007 - 2019. I always thought this flight did well? Why have they decided to move the MCO flight to EDI rather than continue it at GLA? BGI would have done well at GLA too, no? The B744 was better suited at GLA, EDI does better with an in...Jump to post
What routes do you think will be announced? I think they will either resume flights to Cancun or fly to Mexico City. MAN LAS, MAN PHL, LHR PHL, LHR SLC MAN - PHL? I know AA no longer fly the route, but surely there isn't enough O&D demand for VS to operate this flight. I would have thought at l...Jump to post
VS launching 2 x weekly flights from LHR - NAS from 20th November 2021. Not sure of equipment. This is a return isn't it? Swear they served NAS before - wonder why they stopped?Jump to post
Blue Islands is based there. Whether or not it qualifies as flag carrier? Your guess is as good as mine. Thanks, yes aware of Blue Islands. Never liked the name, personally. I know there’s a lot of airline names out there which don’t sound like an airline (I.e they don’t have “air”, “airline” or “a...Jump to post
Guernsey & Alderney have Aurigny as their flag carrier. But has Jersey ever had its own flag carrier? Was Jersey European officially its flag carrier, which subsequently became Flybe?
Hypothetical scenario: Let's say BA moves entirely out of LGW, focusing entirely on LHR. One day, LHR simply isn't enough for the flag carrier, and they need to move back to LGW. What if LGW is booming and doesn't have enough room for BA to return? Would BA pressure the government to perhaps "...Jump to post
Excuse my ignorance, but why can’t EI just operate these regional routes themselves? As in, why can’t they buy their own smaller aircraft (say, the ATR’s, Embraers, Dash-8’s or whatever) rather than continuously looking for a franchise airline to do it?Jump to post
Sorry 8herveg but I've not visited this site for a few weeks. As far as I'm aware no decision has been made with regards to any of our points. The only thing that I have seen is that Terminal 2 car park appears to be due to reopen on 1st July - not guaranteed, just reading the 'tickertape' at the t...Jump to post
Where is MAN at with the Terminal 2 development? Were they able to speed up the building works whilst traffic was lower over the past year? Also, are they still plan on building three piers or is now just going to be two? What the opening dates for these? ThanksJump to post
Ah ok, thanks. So again, a very different operation to EasyJet, Ryanair etc. whose turnaround times are 25 minutes. Guess that’s another reason Jet2 can use jet bridges as they have more time to de-board passengers.Jump to post
Thank you JMC757. It says on the Jet2 Wikipedia page that they’re both a scheduled and charter airline, but I appreciate it’s Wikipedia! I also just made the assumption that they were a charter airline because of their package holiday arm, but you’ve explained that so thank you. Do you know what the...Jump to post
All regular Jet2 flights are scheduled. Jet2Holidays seats are sold on the scheduled Jet2 flights. Over the years the group has become far more focussed on the Holidays side of the business as it has grown, and the airline’s schedule is largely dictated by this. It’s become a lot like TUI, the airl...Jump to post
I wondered how Jet2 operate their scheduled vs charter operations? What’s the percentage split between scheduled vs charter? Are the grey and red Jet2.com aircraft the scheduled flights and the jet2holidays ones the charter? Do the scheduled flights tend to use steps at both ends of the aircraft and...Jump to post
Has always surprised me that Swiss doesn't operate from Zurich to Edinburgh. Wouldn't there be a lot of banking/finance industry traffic demand on that route? I know Edelweiss Air operate it but that's more leisure traffic. Thanks Nope, WK is just the operating airline on behalf of LX, service stan...Jump to post
Has always surprised me that Swiss doesn't operate from Zurich to Edinburgh. Wouldn't there be a lot of banking/finance industry traffic demand on that route? I know Edelweiss Air operate it but that's more leisure traffic.
If A320’s and B737’s have operated commercial flights to SOU before, why do they need the extension? Apologies if I’m missing something obvious! Ability to take higher payloads and operate in more adverse weather conditions with an extra safety margin would be the main reason I would have thought. ...Jump to post
If A320’s and B737’s have operated commercial flights to SOU before, why do they need the extension? Apologies if I’m missing something obvious!Jump to post
Now that the runway extension at Southampton Airport has been approved (not sure when it’s due to open?), could this have a negative impact on Bournemouth Airport? I’m assuming the likes of EasyJet, Ryanair, TUI, Jet2, Wizz etc. will be the likely airlines launching routes from SOU but would there b...Jump to post
Skyblue39 wrote:But he has asked this identical question previously?
Why do American Airlines use PHL as their East Coast hub instead of JFK? I know a lot of it will be because of US Airways had their hub at PHL and AA then took them over, but given JFK has a lot of/more O&D traffic than PHL, would it not make more sense to operate both O&D AND transfer traff...Jump to post
davidjohnson6 wrote:Icelandair has had a strong link with Glasgow for many, many years
I've always wondered why Icelandair has never served Edinburgh. I know they serve Glasgow which is only 1 hour away, but Edinburgh has a wider city region population of 1.4 million and is the capital so I thought there may be demand for both cities to be served. Now that Icelandair has B737's, could...Jump to post
Do BA really have that many Summer charters, that justifies them using all 3 piers? Historically up to 5 E190s on the ground in GLA Friday and Saturday night... and obviously all international rotations. Plus LHR and LGW aircraft on regular schedules over the weekend. As opposed to the regular week...Jump to post
You’ll see Jet2 and TUI at the central pier at peak times, usually slot 1 departures. Loganair mainly East Pier. BA Summer charters park at all 3 at the weekend. Flybe have left a lot of capacity on the central pier. International arrivals can be on any gate... but if it’s not West pier they are co...Jump to post
Which airlines use which piers at Glasgow Airport? My understanding is that it's the following, but I'm sure it varies: West Pier: Air Canada Rouge Air Transat BH Air Blue Air Emirates Icelandair Jet2.com - but don't they use the East Pier too? KLM Lufthansa TUI Airways United Airlines Virgin Atlant...Jump to post
I wonder if they do go for option 4 and build a new terminal in the south of the field, will they sell off all the land where the current terminal is and in fact the land where the diagonal runways are placed? Don't really need them.... airports, if built from scratch, could be very long and thin bu...Jump to post
Per Cirium CEO Weiss says recovery will take until 2023-24 and even then the mix of customers likely will be different with an inherent reduction in business travel. https://twitter.com/jrobinsuk/status/1359181064355393537 Sounds like VS network might turn more leisure focused in the years ahed. I ...Jump to post
Thanks all - very helpful. Surprised that GLA has more demand but obviously it has the reasons you've stated.Jump to post
I know Loganair was originally founded in GLA hence why most of its flights to the islands (Barra, Islay etc.) are from there rather than EDI, but I’m assuming that not everyone flying the route are going to/from Glasgow itself and some are coming from Edinburgh. Anyone have any idea how many do com...Jump to post
In normal times the TUI Airways fleet move around a fair bit. Usually swapping downroute as a “W” pattern, or by positioning aircraft between bases. Below is the current location for the fleet: B737-800 G-FDZB - Parked BHX G-FDZD - Parked BRS G-FDZF - Parked LGW G-FDZS - Parked BHX G-FDZT - Parked ...Jump to post
I wondered if anyone has a list all of the TUI aircraft and which airports in the UK they're based at? Although I'm assuming a lot of them move around as well...
Because they want all departures to meet their specific security requirements which would of been the European standard. All LHR termninals have flights from non EU destinations so wouldn't of met those screening requirements. But don't the main security areas after check-in have those screening re...Jump to post
I live near London, so I've never had to connect through any of its airports. But if I had to connect from one terminal to another at Heathrow, why would I be bused from Flight Connections at the terminal I arrive at, to Flight Connections at the terminal I depart at to go through security? I get th...Jump to post
sevenair wrote:Booking engine showed just ABZ and NQY when in checked a few hours back. Rumours on another website saying they're pulling out completely. I wonder how long they can continue with scheduled passenger ops.
With Flybe and bmi regional gone, and Loganair taking on many of their old routes (and Eastern Airways too, but to a lesser extent), would it be beneficial for the UK’s two remaining/largest regional airlines to merge? Whilst I agree competition is a good thing, are each airline really big enough/is...Jump to post
rutankrd wrote:Best stay away from codeshares they KILL small players stone dead . Evidence Adria, BMI, Malev, FlyBE.
Someone83 wrote:You sure they don't interline?
Eastern Airways have been operating MME-LHR since September 2020 which was hailed as quite a momentous occasion since MME hadn't had an MME link to London for over a decade. When it was announced, there was a lot of emphasis about how passengers would be able connect to the huge amount of destinatio...Jump to post
I know airliners.net members hate it when this kind of question is asked, as usually the answer is that the route wouldn't make any money and/or there's no demand. And that may be the case here too. But given Turkish Airlines operate pretty much everywhere (take that with a pinch of salt!), and ther...Jump to post
Will LCC - even Ryanair - use a jetbridge if it’s chucking it down with rain/practically storming? Or do they not really care and just make sure to get the bus as close to the aircraft as possible?Jump to post