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by Jerry123
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 16475

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/ ... t-14921105
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Cardiff Airports Masterplan 2040 is being released today.
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/ ... t-14921105

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by Jerry123
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 16475

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Interesting comment from the Qatar Airways CEO concerning their Cardiff Airport route. “Cardiff is still not performing as we expected it to perform. We are giving it time. We are hoping Cardiff will come around, passenger-wise. Air freight-wise, it’s doing absolutely well – there’s a lot of air-fre...

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by Jerry123
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 19447

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

With limited resources it's only natural that they focus their efforts on the transatlantic routes and look towards feeding Delta's hubs. Virgin have been hit financially by engine issues with the 787s. As for the A350s i wonder if they would've been better off ordering the A330 neo instead? With Ga...

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 136
Views: 10461

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

But Flybe HQ is in Exeter Yes, so what? It's only a small airline, even with some predicted growth it's still going to be small. Current fleet counts 78 aircraft. Imagine all of those aircraft are based on Exeter and they do 3 return flights a day, that means 234 starts and 234 landings a day. Let'...

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 3792

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

Seeing how the European and Asian markets are extremely lucrative for Boeing, I have to wonder if they too, will open up factories overseas to by-pass the tariffs/trade-wars, in order to stay solvent. The Middle East/mainland Asia certainly has the space and are very business friendly. Maybe Canada...

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by Jerry123
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 136
Views: 10461

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

chunhimlai wrote:
SCQ83 wrote:
I don't think 240M PAX is enough for EXT in the next 20 or 30 years.

500 million passengers for Exeter Galaxy Central Spaceport would be a more accurate estimation.


The overflow pax will travel via BRS and CWL

Maybe CWL can have 6 flights a day to EXT! Lol

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by Jerry123
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for LEVEL?
Replies: 29
Views: 4771

Re: What’s next for LEVEL?

After ORY, I think the next base is most likely to be FCO. IIRC, IAG has already indicated this. Beyond that, MAN must be a possibility. I'd be surprised if they came to UK. I think IAG sees the UK as BAs territory and as good feeding for Aer Lingus. Plus with Virgin and Thomas Cook does MAN actual...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair to launch Mainland European routes in 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: Loganair to launch Mainland European routes in 2019

Considering BMI schedule is already messy losing 2 jets is going to mess it up even more!

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 8894

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

I'd be surprised if they came a BA franchise plus I honestly think BA couldn't give 2 hoots about the regional airports and expanding their brand to them. As for Stobart i don't see how they would've benefited Flybe and how they would've taken Flybe forward in anyway. It is interesting times for Fl...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 8894

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Twitter is awash with disgruntled Customers for cancelled and delayed flights complaining bitterly. This is nothing unusual in that every airline has disgruntled passengers on Twitter but Flybe are smaller than most and shouldn't be seeing so many cancellations and delays. They also, can't afford t...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for LEVEL?
Replies: 29
Views: 4771

Re: What’s next for LEVEL?

After ORY, I think the next base is most likely to be FCO. IIRC, IAG has already indicated this. Beyond that, MAN must be a possibility. I'd be surprised if they came to UK. I think IAG sees the UK as BAs territory and as good feeding for Aer Lingus. Plus with Virgin and Thomas Cook does MAN actual...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for LEVEL?
Replies: 29
Views: 4771

Re: What’s next for LEVEL?

Their main "growth" this summer is taking over the existing BA Openskies operation out of Paris, along with the AOC and the workforce, replacing the aircraft with new A330ceos and restructuring the schedule. At least it will stop people saying that Level has no AOC! After ORY, I think the...

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by Jerry123
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 8894

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Flybe need to focus on SOU and EXT - there is no competition here, and people hate travelling to London/Bristol, the issue is that Flybe keep swapping and changing things. Southampton should be a cash cow, Hampshire has the third largest GVA in the U.K. and the 3rd largest population outside London...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 8894

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

buy 25 a320neo and 25 B787 and build a international hub in EXE Intercontinental route EXE-YYZ EXE-YVR EXE-JFK EXE-LAX EXE-SFO EXE-MIA EXE-IAD EXE-JNB-CPT EXE-DXB EXE-BKK EXE-BOM EXE-DEL EXE-HKG EXE-SIN EXE-PVG EXE-PEK EXE-NRT EXE-GRU-EZE I assume you mean EXT (Exeter) ? I don't think there's enoug...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 8894

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

buy 25 a320neo and 25 B787 and build a international hub in EXE Intercontinental route EXE-YYZ EXE-YVR EXE-JFK EXE-LAX EXE-SFO EXE-MIA EXE-IAD EXE-JNB-CPT EXE-DXB EXE-BKK EXE-BOM EXE-DEL EXE-HKG EXE-SIN EXE-PVG EXE-PEK EXE-NRT EXE-GRU-EZE I assume you mean EXT (Exeter) ? I don't think there's enoug...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 8894

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

I’m sure flyBe does have a future, it has a strong route network serving U.K. business and leisure travellers. It has a cost problem and an image problem. It also has a perception of not being very reliable. flyBe needs to decide what it wants to be, either an LCC, a high-frequency domestic airline...

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 8894

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

I'd be surprised if they came a BA franchise plus I honestly think BA couldn't give 2 hoots about the regional airports and expanding their brand to them. As for Stobart i don't see how they would've benefited Flybe and how they would've taken Flybe forward in anyway. It is interesting times for Fly...

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 8894

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Amiga500 wrote:
Might they be better off parking their planes off peak? (and reducing frequency)

The problem is a lot of their routes rely on high frequencies to work especially as about 50% of their passengers are business related.

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 8894

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Yes Flybe does have a future. The losses are coming down and their revenue is going up and the amount they earn per passenger that they earn is going up. They are on the right path to recovery after some bad decisions. If they did go bust it would be a disaster for a lot of airports around the UK. E...

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by Jerry123
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 16475

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Cardiff is on a list of 18 potential domestic airports that Easyjet would consider offering from Heathrow if/when Runway 3 gets built. http://www.anna.aero/2018/06/14/easyjet-reveals-routes-for-potential-heathrow-base-at-anna-aero-raba-hublab-conference-18-domestic-destinations-identified/ I don't ...

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by Jerry123
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 16475

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

http://www.anna.aero/2018/06/14/easyjet ... dentified/
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Cardiff is on a list of 18 potential domestic airports that Easyjet would consider offering from Heathrow if/when Runway 3 gets built.
http://www.anna.aero/2018/06/14/easyjet ... dentified/

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by Jerry123
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7087

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

Easyjet used to operate a LTN service i believe but it was scrapped due to APD.

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 16475

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

15 months of consecutive growth at Cardiff Airport The national airport for Wales is continuing on its positive journey of transformation and today announces 15 months of consecutive passenger growth, with over 1.51 million customers now choosing to fly from Cardiff. As of the end of May 2018, which...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2941

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

Stobart's F.U. to FlyBE for walking away from a buyout. How? The franchise is operated by Stobarts themselves not Flybe. I'm well aware that Stobart operate planes. If the FlyBE routes fail then they sell or redeploy the planes. No skin off their noses. If the FlyBE routes fail then FlyBE loses rev...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2941

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

Hoping this might mean Ryanair expand at some of the other smaller UK airports! Especially Cardiff! Well done to Southend for attracting Ryanair!

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2941

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

leghorn wrote:
Stobart's F.U. to FlyBE for walking away from a buyout.

How? The franchise is operated by Stobarts themselves not Flybe.

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 16475

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Hopefully see some pics of the DL 763 on the JFK-GLA run scheduled Mon 11/6/18. Seems to have been planned rather than tech sub. As a one off (so far) dont think we can comment on overall loads as a result. Though on paper last year seemed to be pretty good considering competition. Its a great prod...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 16698

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

based on the mega order all the carriers under AFKL At the end of 2018 Air France-KLM will select its medium-haul fleet replacement for Air France, HOP!, KLM and Transavia, operating 120 Boeing 737 NG, 118 Airbus A320ceo family, 64 Embraer E-Jets, 25 Bombardier CRJ700 series and 13 Embraer 145. Jus...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 16698

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

They seem happy with the 737 so i don't see why they would change or need to change to Airbus. Me neither I don't see why, other than the fact that Air France has a lot of Airbus narrowbodies in its fleet. Likewise one would ask: "Why didn't Air France order NG737s?" The only reason I see...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 16698

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

They seem happy with the 737 so i don't see why they would change or need to change to Airbus.

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 14007

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

Is 111 significant, as in a certain percentage of their fleet had to be reregistered? It's probably roughly about 55 to 60 percent of their fleet and the aircraft they base around the EU. They have around 300 aircraft so its roughly about a third of their fleet or about 37% of their fleet. I though...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 14007

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

andymartin wrote:
Is 111 significant, as in a certain percentage of their fleet had to be reregistered?

It's probably roughly about 55 to 60 percent of their fleet and the aircraft they base around the EU.

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 16475

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: 151
Views: 16475

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: 2294

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: 151
Views: 16475

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: 151
Views: 16475

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: 56
Views: 8591

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: 56
Views: 8591

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: 360
Views: 56184

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: 14563

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: 7673

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: 5959

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: 5959

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: 9340

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: 9340

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: 9340

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: 35
Views: 4437

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: 9340

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: 9340

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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