Search found 295 matches

by Jerry123
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 54
Views: 5355

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 54
Views: 5355

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 54
Views: 5355

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 54
Views: 5355

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 54
Views: 5355

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.

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 54
Views: 5355

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15048

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 ...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15048

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

http://www.anna.aero/2018/06/14/easyjet ... dentified/
-->

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/

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7008

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.

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15048

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2908

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2908

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!

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2908

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.

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15048

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15096

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15096

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15096

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.

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 13943

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 13943

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.

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15048

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15048

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet in Birmingham
Replies: 15
Views: 2272

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 ...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15048

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15048

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...

Jump to post
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: 8524

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.

Jump to post
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: 8524

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.

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Mon May 28, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48519

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....

Jump to post
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: 14452

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...

Jump to post
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: 7585

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.

Jump to post
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: 5915

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.

Jump to post
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: 5915

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Mon May 21, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9251

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sun May 20, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9251

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sun May 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9251

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...

Jump to post
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: 4421

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.

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Fri May 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9251

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Wed May 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9251

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 ...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Wed May 16, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6171

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.

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Thu May 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15048

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

www.cardiff-airport.com/news/2018/05/10 ... milestone/
-->

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

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sun May 06, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48519

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!

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sat May 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33456

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.

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 209
Views: 10546

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!

Jump to post
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: 94
Views: 4464

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!

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Virgin brands in commercial aviation
Replies: 60
Views: 9066

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?

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO
Replies: 71
Views: 11128

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.

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47699

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15048

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

www.cardiff-airport.com/news/2018/04/12 ... er-growth/
-->

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/

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47699

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...

Jump to post
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: 6742

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...

Jump to post
by Jerry123
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48519

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 ...

Jump to post