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by 8herveg
Thu May 09, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 26734

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

SEN seems the most likely option. They’re not going to get the slots they want at LHR or LGW. I reckon the price of slots is too high at LCY. LTN could be an option but Loganair will already be serving from SEN so from an operational cost point of view, it’s seems the best option?

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by 8herveg
Thu May 02, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219725

Re: Thomas Cook set deadline for interest in Airline.

I thought VS would be the most obvious choice for their UK long haul operation out of MAN in particular, but also LGW and GLA?

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by 8herveg
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 142
Views: 33373

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

Surely if Norwegian have moved their flight to MIA, this would mean that BA have more chance of making FLL work as they are now the only option for people flying from LON (all of Europe in fact) to FLL?

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by 8herveg
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140717

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

5 A350’s mean LGW should be all A350, I don’t see a day where they would need anything more other than perhaps one or max two days where they may be 6 flights meaning an A332 would need to be positioned down. Then you need one doing GLA and BFS Orlando routes. That leaves the remaining 3 A332’s (no...

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by 8herveg
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 16517

Re: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR

I obviously don’t understand how slots work. As EIN has around 5m pax per year using one runway. But LGW has 46m passengers per year using one runway. So how can it not have enough slots? Can someone explain?

Thanks

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by 8herveg
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11764

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today

Why are airlines leaving big gaps between each of the seat backs in Economy? If they’ve got the space (which you can see in this picture, they do), surely it would be better to have wider seat backs? Not only does it look cheap, it looks less comfy. Back in the day, airlines - such as BA - had nice ...

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by 8herveg
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140717

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

MAN opening the new pier today - but no travelators - seems unusual for quite a long pier? There is a travelator along the new connection between the terminal and the new pier one, no travelator in the pier itself which is not entirely unusual, even the satellites at LHR T5 don't have travelators w...

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by 8herveg
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140717

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

MAN opening the new pier today - but no travelators - seems unusual for quite a long pier?

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by 8herveg
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65089

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

Flybe to launch a new London Heathrow (LHR) to Isle of Man (IOM) daily flight from 21 April 2019. These slots are obtained from Jet Airways LHR-BOM flights: https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/1111246786658779136 Flybe will now have 15 daily (12 on Saturday) slots at Heathrow - 6 Edinburgh (EDI), ...

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by 8herveg
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140717

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

I think this would be a perfect opportunity for VS to operate the route. And also DEL, and codeshare with 9W on both.

Do they have a spare A330??

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by 8herveg
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24798

Re: BA reveals new Club World Suite, first Airbus A350 routes

Impressive- love it. However what will happen to first now? Is there a refit coming for that too? Apparently. The 777’s are being refitted with this + a new F in around November time so i expect we’ll see it announced in the coming months. Wasn't the current First Class launched in the last few yea...

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by 8herveg
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 12288

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

It would make a lot of sense moving the DND and LDY flights from STN to SEN. With these and the new flights, that would mean 11 new daily LM flights from SEN in the week. Plus, if they launch EDI which would likely be 3 x daily too, that would be 14! Pretty impressive! Aberdeen - 3 x daily Dundee - ...

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by 8herveg
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 12288

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

Where would they get LGW slots from?! There are slots still available at LGW - aren't there? Airlines - new or current - are continuously launching new routes. Although I see the Stornoway flight is an extension of one of the Glasgow flights anyway. Just re-read the schedule. It's only via GLA on S...

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by 8herveg
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 12288

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

ZuluTime wrote:
Where would they get LGW slots from?!


There are slots still available at LGW - aren't there? Airlines - new or current - are continuously launching new routes.

Although I see the Stornoway flight is an extension of one of the Glasgow flights anyway.

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by 8herveg
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 12288

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

PlaneMad134 wrote:
Confirmed as Stornoway, Aberdeen and Glasgow to Southend with Edinburgh on the cards as well.


Is there really a market from Southend to Stornoway? I know SEN is considered a 'London airport', but surely there'd be better off operating it into LGW at least, so they can connect onto BA flights?

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by 8herveg
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 26734

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

Loganair will launch two new routes from City of Derry/Londonderry, both on Embraer 195 (49 seat plane): - City of Derry to London Stansted from 27 February 2019: 13 times weekly - City of Derry to Manchester from 24 May 2019: 6 times weekly Who are Loganair targeting on their Derry - London route?...

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by 8herveg
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 449
Views: 80375

Re: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital

With these feed flights from Flybe to LHR, will they have interline agreements with any other airlines, or will they only be able to book/transfer onto VS flights under one ticket? I would imagine once the takeover is sorted properly, they'll have DL flight numbers, too, with the VS TATL JV, it mak...

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by 8herveg
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 449
Views: 80375

Re: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital

With these feed flights from Flybe to LHR, will they have interline agreements with any other airlines, or will they only be able to book/transfer onto VS flights under one ticket?

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by 8herveg
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65089

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

I'm surprised they didn't choose to operate to JER before GCI? Thought there'd be more demand?

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by 8herveg
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines “strategic review”
Replies: 65
Views: 14316

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines “strategic review”

What about Virgin/Virgin Holidays? The long-haul aircraft would be perfect for expanding MAN ops and the holiday part of the group would fit in well with Virgin Holidays? I wouldn't write it off, but I'd also see it as being unlikely. I don't think a mass of short haul flying fits with the long hau...

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by 8herveg
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines “strategic review”
Replies: 65
Views: 14316

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines “strategic review”

What about Virgin/Virgin Holidays? The long-haul aircraft would be perfect for expanding MAN ops and the holiday part of the group would fit in well with Virgin Holidays?

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by 8herveg
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have BA now refitted all of their B777’s?
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

Re: Have BA now refitted all of their B777’s?

BKK is a low yielding route that is always busy, so they are unfortunately able to get away with it! As for not investing in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus, I think this is a little unfair, the hard product in the newer cabins is as good as any other airline, appreciate Club and First may...

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by 8herveg
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have BA now refitted all of their B777’s?
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

Re: Have BA now refitted all of their B777’s?

Oh no! What a shame. Surprised they use the old aircraft on a longer flight too. Surely it would make more sense to use those aircraft on shorter sectors to the likes of Cairo, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Boston etc.

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by 8herveg
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have BA now refitted all of their B777’s?
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

Have BA now refitted all of their B777’s?

I’m flying LHR-BKK next Monday in Y, so I wondered if BA have now refitted all of their B777’s to match the A380/B787? If so, do they all have the same entertainment across the fleet? Have BA now finished refitting the LGW ones too? Weren’t they doing that to 25 of their B772’s and if so, do we know...

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by 8herveg
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140717

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... r-15715759
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New private terminal opening at MAN later this year. Didn't see this coming! https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... r-15715759

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by 8herveg
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?
Replies: 33
Views: 8594

Re: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?

There are some odd routes that intrigue me as to why they exist. Most of these routes exist because of industry links or large migrant population. One route that I have not found an explanation for is ASB-BHX? AFAIK, there are no major business links between the two cities and no large Turkmen dias...

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by 8herveg
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 109555

Re: MAN news - 2018

Another new route for 2019 now confirmed. SAS 3 weekly to Aarhus from 1st April flying Mon/Wed/Fri with CRJ-900. Wow now that is a niche route! Would be a nice little trip to fly into Billund and out of Aarhus though That is a niche route indeed. What's the reason for the route? SAS don't even serv...

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by 8herveg
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 109555

Re: MAN news - 2018

United to use the B767-300 March-May and B767-400 May-Oct on the Newark route. Nice to see the, finally upgrade from the B757-200! Finally indeed! It’s been years since UA operated a widebody into MAN. Why now? Is this a response to VS operating a widebody to JFK? Or is/has there been a genuine inc...

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by 8herveg
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 109555

Re: MAN news - 2018

Out of interest, why has VS gone down to 3 x weekly on ATL during this winter? That must be the first time in years that’s happened. Why the drop in demand? Or is it just that they’re splitting the operations with JFK?

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by 8herveg
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 109555

Re: MAN news - 2018

I think it’s reasonably clear at this point that the decision makers behind VS are looking for ways to expand VS and it’s partners presence at MAN. The VS expansion for S19, codeshares with Jet Airways, and the interest in FlyBe support this proposition. Quite how they are going to implement this a...

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by 8herveg
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How comes VS fly to Tobago, but not Trinidad?
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: How comes VS fly to Tobago, but not Trinidad?

[email protected] wrote:
Undoubtedly far fewer tourists


Is Tobago the notoriously more tourist/beachy island then? (Asking as I genuinely don’t know).

BA fly to both so thought VS would.

Thanks

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by 8herveg
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How comes VS fly to Tobago, but not Trinidad?
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

How comes VS fly to Tobago, but not Trinidad?

Just out of curiosity, how comes VS fly to Tobago, but not Trinidad? Trinidad is the bigger island, much larger population (over 1 million compared to under 100,000 for Tobago I believe), bigger airport etc. I realise they aren't the factors why VS would choose a holiday destination to fly to, but I...

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by 8herveg
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 109555

Re: MAN news - 2018

So here are a couple more questions and by the way I agree with what your wrote here but why would Delta just leave the MAN market and let VS take it over being it's planes are all on the larger side to operate out of Manchester while Delta has a more diverse fleet. Would it not be better to have V...

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by 8herveg
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12123

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

BA shorthaul planes have the same seats front to back, no J at all. The only operational difference between J & Y is that they leave the middle seat vacant on J and the cabin divider is moved to distinguish between J & Y They won't any longer. There are changes afoot with the NEOs at BA. Th...

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by 8herveg
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Westjet possible Edinburgh launch S19?
Replies: 40
Views: 4655

Re: Rumor: Westjet possible Edinburgh launch S19?

Good Lord, the APD isn’t a route killer, just a convenient excuse. However it does make a big difference in price. I've just compared flights on Norwegian from Dublin to New York Stewart and from Edinburgh to New York Stewart in february 2019. From Dublin it's € 119 one-way, from Edinburgh it's € 1...

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by 8herveg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 449
Views: 80375

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

Out of interest, why would they order the A220, when they already have the E195? I know they’re getting rid of those in the next couple of years, but why not keep them (if they need something of this capacity) as they have the same amount of seats don’t they? Bit of naive question to be totally hon...

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by 8herveg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 449
Views: 80375

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

Out of interest, why would they order the A220, when they already have the E195? I know they’re getting rid of those in the next couple of years, but why not keep them (if they need something of this capacity) as they have the same amount of seats don’t they?

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by 8herveg
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 30675

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Cunard wrote:
Yes very unlikely as Flybe don't fly Dundee to Stansted but Loganair do.

They used to upto last September when Loganair was using Flybe as a franchise, now it's their route not Flybe's.


Oops - you're right! My bad. Thanks.

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by 8herveg
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 30675

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Looks like a couple of articles stating it, including a start date of 31 March 2019. https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/newquay-london-flights-switching-gatwick-2245892 http://www.airport-world.com/news/general-news/6910-cornwall-newquay-airport-to-get-heathrow-service.html Exciting stu...

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by 8herveg
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?
Replies: 24
Views: 3309

Re: Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?

Shannon is a world class brand , instant rich heritage images for Irish Americans . Famous throughout the world . Most people think Limerick is a form of poetry and most Irish people couldn’t find it on a map. Worse rebranding idea ever World class brand? I just typed 'Shannon' into Google images a...

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by 8herveg
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?
Replies: 24
Views: 3309

Re: Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?

Because it isn’t in limerick . It’s in Shannon . And Shannon is a much better brand position than Limerick . Rebranding as Limerick would be a great way to boost Knock and Cork airports ... Why is Shannon in a much better brand position? What's in Shannon that's so special? Surely the city of Limer...

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by 8herveg
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?
Replies: 24
Views: 3309

Re: Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?

Arion640 wrote:
I will be brutally honest, I didn’t even know Shannon served Limerick until you just said.


Lol. Guess that kind of proves my point! It's only 25 mins away by car and I would have thought most of the people who use SNN are coming from in and around the city of Limerick!

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by 8herveg
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?
Replies: 24
Views: 3309

Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?

I've always wondered why Shannon Airport is called Shannon Airport, rather than Limerick Airport. Appreciate it's not super close to Limerick, but it's the nearest city to it (26km) and Limerick is the 3rd biggest city in Ireland after Dublin and Cork. Usually, airports are names after its nearest c...

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by 8herveg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too many regional airlines! Could we see any of Aurigny, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Flybmi or Loganair merge?
Replies: 12
Views: 2166

Re: Too many regional airlines! Could we see any of Aurigny, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Flybmi or Loganair me

Re. Blue Islands and Eastern Airways....if and when Flybe gets bought by someone else, would these franchises be bought as well? Not sure how it works with franchises.... No, Flybe doesn't own Blue Islands or Eastern Airways. Basically (someone can correct me if I'm wrong): Blue Islands and Eastern...

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by 8herveg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too many regional airlines! Could we see any of Aurigny, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Flybmi or Loganair merge?
Replies: 12
Views: 2166

Re: Too many regional airlines! Could we see any of Aurigny, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Flybmi or Loganair me

Loganair and bmi are under the same ownership Aurigny is state-owned Eastern Airways and Blue Islands are both independent but flying under the Flybe franchise In theory, none of them are really competing with each other - minus Aurigny vs Flybe Eastern Airways is owned by U.S.-based Bristow Group ...

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by 8herveg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too many regional airlines! Could we see any of Aurigny, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Flybmi or Loganair merge?
Replies: 12
Views: 2166

Re: Too many regional airlines! Could we see any of Aurigny, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Flybmi or Loganair me

Someone83 wrote:
You know that several of these have either the same owner or operating as franchises for each other?


My understanding is that Blue Islands and Eastern Airways are franchises of Flybe. Correct? But why don't they merge?

I'm not aware of any of the others?

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by 8herveg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too many regional airlines! Could we see any of Aurigny, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Flybmi or Loganair merge?
Replies: 12
Views: 2166

Too many regional airlines! Could we see any of Aurigny, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Flybmi or Loganair merge?

With the recent news of Flybe finding a new owner, it got me thinking that there are a lot of regional airlines within the UK - especially for such a relatively small country. Could we see any of them merge? Aurigny Blue Islands Eastern Airways Flybe Flybmi Loganair There are A LOT of different airc...

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by 8herveg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe up for sale
Replies: 74
Views: 14008

Re: Flybe up for sale

On the subject of hubbing, it's BHX that could potentially suffer the most. MAN has just hit (today!) 28m passengers per annum, so BE might not impact much there. They do however have a decent operation out of BHX that would be sorely missed. MAN would loose a few pax, initially, but, it would reco...

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by 8herveg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is VS's strategy in Asia?
Replies: 91
Views: 14182

Re: What is VS's strategy in Asia?

Virgin run routes which they have strong codeshare. In the US thats Delta. Delhi is Jet Airways, Shanghai is Air China and Hong Kong is Virgin Australia. They operate Delhi as Jet can't get more slots...working together helps to fill the route and connect onto US flights. Air China can't get slots ...

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by 8herveg
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 109555

Re: MAN news - 2018

I think we could see lounges as follows: Oneworld/IAG - approx 25 flights a day (including BA and QR) Skyteam - approx 8-9 flights a day Star Alliance - approx 30 flights a day British Airways - approx 8 flights a day Emirates - 3 flights a day Qatar Airways - 2-3 flights a day Virgin Atlantic - up...

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