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Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:51 pm

Monarch Scheduled will no longer serve Blackpool from the winter timetable. They started flights last winter to Malaga 4 times a week but Jet 2 have announced they will start flights from their fast expanding base to Malaga. This leaves Ryanair as the only other low cost airline at Blackpool

Also it leaves ABZ as the only route out of the three that started last winter from regional UK airports to Malaga. Newquay was dropped earlier this year and now Blackpool. And with FlyGlobespan opening an ABZ base next summer, how long will ABZ-Malaga last?
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RE: Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:07 pm

Shame, I'd heard BLK-AGP wasn't doing too badly, though obviously it was cut from 7 to 4 weekly departures.
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RE: Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:34 pm

One less airline for BLK.
At this rate, there wont be any airlines left.

Still, Ill get to visit BLK later this summer (thanks to Ryanair and £15...)

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RE: Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:53 pm

Maybe they will stop for the winter and return again for the summer season 2007?

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RE: Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:26 pm

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 2):
One less airline for BLK.
At this rate, there wont be any airlines left.

to be fair to BLK, the last few years have been periods of growth. Before FR came along there were only two airlines, both operating to the Isle of Man, plus a few weekly charters.

Now BLK has 3 FR routes (4 daily flights) with the possibility of more, 9 LS routes and a new airline on the IOM/BFS route.


EDIT: Are you sure they are leaving? The timetable shows 3 weekly flights on the route through right until the end of March 2007 - presumably until the summer timetable which is undecided.

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RE: Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:34 am

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 4):
EDIT: Are you sure they are leaving? The timetable shows 3 weekly flights on the route through right until the end of March 2007 - presumably until the summer timetable which is undecided.

My info is from pprune. Passengers will apparently be rebooked on MAN flights or get refunds
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RE: Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:38 am

What a/c was used on these routes

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RE: Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:05 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 6):
What a/c was used on these routes

A320, was an A320 based in AGP, that did flights to ABZ, BLK and NQY.
Now they are operated on a W flight basis, routing from MAN.

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RE: Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:06 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 6):
What a/c was used on these routes

They were A320's I believe

Sad new for BLK, it's a shame ZB didnt give LS a run for their money insted of chickening out, but I also don't believe 2 airlines serving BLK-AGP would have worked.
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RE: Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:07 am

Jet2 are launching Malaga from Blackpool later this year, along with Prague.
The Monarch flight times were rubbish, arriving in Spain in the early hours.
Jet 2 got much better times for Malaga.
They are building up a Blackpool operation...with Amsterdam coming later this year, and already operating services to Tenerife, Belfast, Alicante, Palma and Faro.
I guess Monarch with the lone A320 in every day just didn't want to fight when there are richer pickings elsewhere.
Rumour has it Ryanair will soon be launching new routes to eastern europe from BLK to support the large Polish population we have in the town.
Stansted, Dublin and Girona are all doing well for the Irish boys and Jet2 seem to love BLK.
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RE: Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:35 am

...ABZ will be next, mark my words.
 
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RE: Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:13 am

Quoting Crosscountry (Reply 9):
The Monarch flight times were rubbish, arriving in Spain in the early hours.

This is due to Monarch's timings at MAN being: 14.05 (14.15 Sat), arriving back at MAN between 0330 and 0450 next day (Times vary on day), times in between it operates out of AGP to BLK and ABZ on different days.
So by the time it gets back to AGP, its on its 3rd rotation of the day.

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RE: Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:06 am

Quoting BY738 (Reply 10):
...ABZ will be next, mark my words.

If Monarch decide to stop the ABZ-AGP service it won't be because of pax numbers as the flights are full or 90% full all the time.

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RE: Monarch Scheduled Leave Blackpool

Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:52 am

An article posted on pprune indicates fuel prices are a big issue for Monarch at the moment and that they will concentrate on LGW/LTN/BHX/MAN with ABZ as their only regional airport

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