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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Vueling have released their flights for April and May 2019 for Cardiff Airport and at the moment it looks the same as this year. Barcelona 3 weekly Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Alicante 5 weekly Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Malaga 5 weekly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursda...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Rumours abound of Qatar services to Belfast and Glasgow coming soon. Anyone got the lowdown ? I'd expect Belfast sooner rather than later especially as it would give them the full coverage of the British Isles and they can say they are the only ME3 airline to fly to all the capital cities of the Br...

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by Jerry123
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet in Birmingham
Replies: 15
Views: 2448

Re: EasyJet in Birmingham

I have a feeling Easyjet can't get the deal they want from BHX management. They operate a lot of city routes like AMS and CDG and it could be possible the BHX management are trying to be loyal to Flybe who do have a good operation there, also the sun routes that make up a large part of what Easyjet ...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Rumours abound of Qatar services to Belfast and Glasgow coming soon. Anyone got the lowdown ? I'd expect Belfast sooner rather than later especially as it would give them the full coverage of the British Isles and they can say they are the only ME3 airline to fly to all the capital cities of the Br...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Flybe reinforces commitment to Cardiff on third anniversary Airline celebrates three years of Cardiff base opening Expansion to three aircraft base 124% increase in passengers since June 2015 Number of routes grown from 10 to 17 Top three routes – Edinburgh, Dublin, Paris Flybe, Europe’s largest reg...

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by Jerry123
Wed May 30, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 57
Views: 9676

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

I wonder if they would be better off sourcing some more A330 200s and get a Virgin Atlantic cabin in them ready for the winter and base them at Manchester.

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by Jerry123
Tue May 29, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 57
Views: 9676

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

I'd have thought that the A330 200s would be more suited to MAN than Gatwick especially as Gatwicks routes are more leisure based.

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by Jerry123
Mon May 28, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106528

Re: MAN news - 2018

The outbound journey for MT to SEA got covered in the Evening Newsr. There is one intriguing quote: "we have seen 43 per cent of bookings for Seattle have a feeder destination at either end with one of our partner airlines, with the most popular including Portland, Salt Lake City and Honolulu....

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by Jerry123
Mon May 28, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 15106

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

Here wait a minute - were Air Baltic not looking to replace their Q400s?!? There had been talk of them going all-jet, but this doesn't make sense. Surely they aren't going to replace all their ~70 seat Q400 with ~150 seat CS300...? [Is there still further orders from Air Baltic to come? Or have the...

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by Jerry123
Mon May 28, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft
Replies: 42
Views: 8600

Re: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft

Can't see them getting 787s, theyll want commonality in the fleet. Eventually I see Condor becoming all Airbus short haul as well.

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by Jerry123
Sun May 27, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)
Replies: 48
Views: 6221

Re: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)

johns624 wrote:
The reason that no American airlines fly there is that it is within range of their 737s and A320s but everyone is afraid to fly that far over water on one of them. 767s and A330s are too large for the number of passengers.

Yet they have no problem flying over the Pacific in 737s and A320s.

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by Jerry123
Sat May 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)
Replies: 48
Views: 6221

Re: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)

Does Columbia and the US have an open skies agreement? If not and the daily flights are limited to a certain amount of flights a day the US carriers may want to concentrate them on the main 3 or 4 cities and use codeshares for San Andres. It may well be possible as well that American package holiday...

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by Jerry123
Mon May 21, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9875

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

I disagree - the ATR 72 would be the perfect aircraft, especially when paired with the ERJ 175. Such issues with the current fleet are well known within BE too, but they are not in a financial position to re-fleet. The ATR 72 is too slow. The Q400 is much faster for their needs and i also believe t...

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by Jerry123
Sun May 20, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9875

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

I direct you back to http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1394319#p20410033 Maintenance costs are high. A mostly one type fleet will make FlyBE more attractive to a potential acquirer. They have 2 fleet types once the E195s go they'll have aircraft perfectly suited to their operat...

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by Jerry123
Sun May 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9875

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

Dash 8s are built like tanks. They'll last another 20 years easily. The 'classic' DH3s with the life extension programme will last until they're 50. I direct you back to http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1394319#p20410033 Maintenance costs are high. A mostly one type fleet will...

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by Jerry123
Sun May 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 71
Views: 10221

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Naples is very leisure based and also sees a lot of cruises. I know TUI will have a ship operating out of there for Summer 2019. I don't see it being an attractive destination for an US3 but I'm surprised Qatar doesn't operate there.

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by Jerry123
Fri May 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9875

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

Everyone is deposing of the ERJ-190/195’s. It is going to be hard to sell the latest model with the previous model not doing well. There sweet spot in this narrow tube is the 75 - 80 passenger model. In Europe there are 20 operators of the E190/195 model and 10 of the E170/175 model and a few airli...

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by Jerry123
Wed May 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9875

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

I don't know how they are supposed to negotiate good prices on a Q400 when they openly declare that the Q400 is the only plane they are interested in. Flybe have stated that they've no intention to submit a new aircraft order so I guess this isn't too important, and given that Flybe are one of the ...

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by Jerry123
Wed May 16, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6410

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

It could be that a LHR-LAS service by Virgin will be them operating it instead of Delta. Pretty sure i read somewhere on here that LAS is a target city for them but they might not have the aircraft to operate their own flight.

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by Jerry123
Thu May 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

www.cardiff-airport.com/news/2018/05/10 ... milestone/
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The 1.5 million passengers mark has been reached at Cardiff Airport.
www.cardiff-airport.com/news/2018/05/10 ... milestone/

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by Jerry123
Sun May 06, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106528

Re: MAN news - 2018

MANMatthew wrote:
Yes 359 I would say a possibility too, if any. Interesting that Cardiff gets 359 straight away.

It was a one off to launch the route as the wings are made in Wales. Was an amazing sight!

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by Jerry123
Sat May 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 35027

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

I'd say that they are probably talking to them about the 777 replacements whether more 787 10s or 777 8 or 9. They are probably as well talking to Airbus as well as I'm sure they'd have put forward the A350 1000 as an option.

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by Jerry123
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 35365

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flew Flybe Cardiff to Edinburgh return at Easter, haven't booked it but will be doing Cardiff to Portland via Amsterdam at the end of June and I've already booked Cardiff to Madrid with Iberia Express and then Madrid to Heathrow with BA mid August!

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by Jerry123
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 100
Views: 6380

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

I've got a trip coming up in August to Madrid and i booked the return with BA to Heathrow to fly on their short haul 767, never flown with BA either so should be an interesting experience!

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by Jerry123
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9416

Re: The Future of the Virgin of Airlines

Honestly can't see them changing the name it's too well known. Also does Virgin Atlantic actually pay for the Virgin name?

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by Jerry123
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO
Replies: 71
Views: 11531

Re: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO

If they are looking at London it'll be Heathrow. Orlando would have no problem sustaining LHR and LGW. It's a pity they won't look at other airports as Florida is always popular from the UK regions.

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by Jerry123
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 58741

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Would IAG keep TATL routes on truck routes to points like JFK and LAX? I can't see how those routes could make money. Maybe redistribute the aircraft to less competitive cities from LGW? Is DY making any money CDGJFK or LGWLAX? Could money be made? Depends on what sort of passengers they are pickin...

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by Jerry123
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

www.cardiff-airport.com/news/2018/04/12 ... er-growth/
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Cardiff Airport continues to grow.
Stats for March 2018 from the airport.
96,767 passengers passed through the airport up 11% on 2017.
The rolling year was 1,488,000 up 10% on 2017.
www.cardiff-airport.com/news/2018/04/12 ... er-growth/

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by Jerry123
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 58741

Re: IAG Looking into buying Norwegian

This is definitely a surprise development. Helpful for their UK AOC for activity after Brexit. There might be some serious competition issues, particularly within Spain. It could also be a bit of a shot across the bow at the Finnish government saying that if they won't let IAG buy AY, then they wil...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 8533

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

My home airport is Cardiff CWL. We don't get a lot of long haul but do get about 10 Caribbean flights throughout the winter operated by TUI with their 787 8s. The airport has Qatar starting in a couple of weeks and the inaugural flight will be an A350 900 then it'll shift to 787 8s. The airport also...

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by Jerry123
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106528

Re: MAN news - 2018

A leaked list of tenants in MSY's new north terminal shows Thomas Cook, so I guess an announcement of MAN-MSY should be coming soon. I wonder if they will start in February/spring of 2019 when the terminal opens or wait until the summer. Spring is our busiest tourism season with Mardi Gras and the ...

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by Jerry123
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

The inaugural Qatar Airways flight for Cardiff Airport on Tuesday 1st May 2018 will be on an A350 900 and will arrive at 12.50 and depart at 15.55.

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by Jerry123
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

TUI have released there Summer 2019 schedule for Cardiff Airport This is what Summer 2019 looks like for CWL at the moment. All flights look like they are on TUI aircraft. Bourgas 1 weekly Monday Dubrovnik 1 weekly Thursday NEW route Larnaca 1 weekly Sunday Paphos 2 weekly Wednesday and Sunday incre...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12978

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

No you’re missing my point. CWL, BRS and BHX are all well within the LHR catchment area, hence their ability to attract long haul is constrained. Wales does not exist in a self contained bubble (news to some, I know) but exists in a marketplace with many more frequent and attractive options. You ke...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12978

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Commercial reality finally hitting home? Let’s see how long Qatar last at CWL..... People should be rooting for routes like this to survive. You want me to cheer as if it’s a football team? “Yaaaay go Wales, the plucky taxpayer funded airport!” went the chant. Marketing analytics is my day job, I’m...

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by Jerry123
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12978

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Commercial reality finally hitting home? Let’s see how long Qatar last at CWL..... Completely different market with no competition. Rubbish, the reason BRS and CWL lack long haul is their proximity to LHR via the M4. They’ll be competing with the ME3. Also Etihad were not only competing with QR at ...

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by Jerry123
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12978

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Completely different market with no competition. QR will have free reign of Wales/Bristol/The southwest area. EY at EDI are fighting QR and EK not too far away. Why didn't QR end up in Bristol rather than Cardiff? Bristol is the more populous of the two cities. Is the runway at BRS too short? Runwa...

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by Jerry123
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12978

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

skipness1E wrote:
Commercial reality finally hitting home?
Let’s see how long Qatar last at CWL.....

Completely different market with no competition.

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by Jerry123
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Qatar Airways inaugural flight to Cardiff Airport will be with an A350 900 and then a 787 8 from then on.

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by Jerry123
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Thanks for the update and I'm pleased that the other AirBridge is going to replace the condemned one and the one on stand 10 is to be refurbished meaning that Cardiff will eventually have three fully operational AirBridges again :-) Yes having 3 working airbridges is a good selling point for CWL, I...

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by Jerry123
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

The new airbridge at Cardiff Airport has been fitted now. Also the stands in that area will be reconfigured with 2 new ones 7L and 8R being created with 7L being the wide body stand. 8R will be inbetween 8 and 7 and stand 7 will be moved up a bit. Also the Welsh government will invest £6 million mo...

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by Jerry123
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS dropping LGW - CUN
Replies: 43
Views: 8598

Re: VS dropping LGW - CUN

Possibly a side effect of their 787s problems. Maybe the aircraft is needed elsewhere? Also could Virgin Holidays just use another carrier?

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by Jerry123
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

The new airbridge at Cardiff Airport has been fitted now. Also the stands in that area will be reconfigured with 2 new ones 7L and 8R being created with 7L being the wide body stand. 8R will be inbetween 8 and 7 and stand 7 will be moved up a bit. Also the Welsh government will invest £6 million mor...

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by Jerry123
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?
Replies: 51
Views: 2705

Re: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?

Definitely Cardiff Airport! Landing on runway 30 on a clear day gives a lovely view of the city as you approach along the Bristol channel!

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by Jerry123
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to expect on DL's HKG-SEA-HKG service? What aircraft?
Replies: 20
Views: 2293

Re: What to expect on DL's HKG-SEA-HKG service? What aircraft?

Flown Delta quite a few times and they are a very good airline with friendly and attentive crew and very good service. I've never been able to find a fault with them. Enjoy your flight with them!

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by Jerry123
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian increase London Heathrow flights from 7 - 10 Weekly
Replies: 15
Views: 2241

Re: Ethiopian increase London Heathrow flights from 7 - 10 Weekly

It's amazing how airline's always seem to find extra slots Heathrow!

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by Jerry123
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Flybe are planning to add a 4th based aircraft to their Cardiff base potentially for Summer 2019 and are looking at new routes to Spain, the UK, Germany and Italy. The base for 2018 will be 3 aircraft 2 E195s and 1 E175 until the end of June then it'll become 1 E195 and 2 E175s from then on. https:/...

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by Jerry123
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Size of US-Europe market
Replies: 59
Views: 5921

Re: Size of US-Europe market

And yet, that is a minuscule part of all US-Europe flights - which is the scope of this thread, as per the OP. 30 flights a day is hardly minuscule! Lol Had you bothered to read through the thread, you would have noticed the Daily Mail article linked to by devron upthread. It says there are 2,464 d...

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by Jerry123
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Size of US-Europe market
Replies: 59
Views: 5921

Re: Size of US-Europe market

A little UK-centred (or even LHR-centred), are we? There's more to Europe than just the United Kingdom.... In fact, the 3 top airlines with regards to TA traffic are the US3. And the busiest trans Atlantic route is London to New York with over 30 daily flights. And yet, that is a minuscule part of ...

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by Jerry123
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Size of US-Europe market
Replies: 59
Views: 5921

Re: Size of US-Europe market

It's more confused than that because technically every BA flight is an AA flight and vice versa and every VS flight is a Delta flight and vice versa because of the joint ventures between them. It does get pretty complicated, however the fact that VS and BA have always, even pre codeshares, operated...

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