YL is now due into East Midlands 28/29 July, it was surpose to get a slot this evening while being in shannon, but hasn't yet, so it could be either one of the days. Also YI is still in Canada i believe ... And I read on the internet today that they are to hold delivery of the aircraft until February 09?...
I hear that YI will start full operations on Saturday 2nd August... replacing G-POWC which is at EMA at the moment helping out... YL is then expected around about the 15-16th August, and then YM at the end of august aparantally
Baby have/are starting three new routes from Manchester this summer, Bcn-Lis-Mad. Barcelona is the only route showing as bookable through the winter, but is the only route where they face competition(Monarch).
Would they not be better concentrating on Madrid and Lisbon,where they have no competition? Answers please. Regards, Jubilee.
It is confusing isn't it? Exactly the same could be said of Birmingham where there is a greater frequency of flights by WW to these destinations ie: Lisbon has run 5 times per week since March against the two ex-Manchester from June. I travel BHX-LIS frequently and it's built up quite a following from BHX, I couldn't understand why it's been dumped for the winter. There again, I'm no bean counter so the economics of the routes may not be worth it, loads look fine but heaven knows what the yields are. Lets hope that they return in spring 09.
The A321 G-MIDC that baby have leased has been "nicked" by BMI to operate their charters from either LBA or EMA as G-MIDL is/was tech in Faro. baby flights that were scheduled for the A321 ex MAN have been op by BMI A319 (baby cabin crew) and ERJ 145 (regional crew) as an over-spill. So far the ERJ has been to BOD, PRG, BFS and ALC!
A further BMI A319 has been leased for AUG G-DBCH as some of our "new" 73's haven't arrived yet!