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Old 14th Oct 2011, 09:07   #1 (permalink)
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BELFAST AIRPORT INTERNATIONAL

Feel free to edit the title of the thread.. can't think of any other way to name it without using international.. (why remove this?)

Emergency training on Sunday
Belfast International Airport holds Emergency Training Exercise - Belfast International Airport

easyJet is committed to BFS-LPL, looking at increasing flights due to BE suspending BHD-LPL
easyJet committed to Liverpool flights - Belfast International Airport

edit - in reply to BHD2BFS

There is currently 1 EMB120 in BFS which might be Fedex, belongs to swiftair, but the original rumors were that it would be ATR42/72s operated by swiftair.. although no official announcement has been made yet and with the story the Belfast Telegraph has online ( Cause for celebration as parcel firm wings in - Editor Viewpoint, Opinion - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk ) you'd like to think its more than an EMB120 otherwise its the most over-hyped story this year.. but then again the EMB120 could be for something else..
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Why were the BFS and BHD threads terminated and restarted?
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Old 14th Oct 2011, 11:23   #3 (permalink)
 
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And why the need to remove International ? It's the official name of the place for goodness sake.
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Old 15th Oct 2011, 22:50   #4 (permalink)
 
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I have asked the Mods...it is a simple case of making the title fit better. Nothing sinister just practical for the board layout.

I shall once again retire from this board.
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Any news of any new routes from Belfast International next summer?
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CAA provisional stats for Sept have been published.
Terminal passengers are +4.1% compared to September 10, and rolling year -0.2%.

Compare this to LDY, +16.8% for September and +17.4% rolling.
BHD -20.2% for September and -14.2% rolling year.

Hopefully with MAN starting soon, this will help improve the figures some more.
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Old 17th Oct 2011, 17:43   #7 (permalink)
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Terminal passengers are +4.1% compared to September 10, and rolling year -0.2%.
With MAN starting, LTN running this winter which didn't last year, increases in AMS and GVA and various other domestics, hopefully we will see positive figures for the rest of the year
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Heathrow

Source: CAA

Belfast Int - Heathrow September 2011 27572 +3% the only domestic route
out of LHR to show an increase. BHD-LHR was down 21% to 31629.

Aer Lingus seem to be getting the numbers.

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Old 17th Oct 2011, 19:37   #9 (permalink)
 
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It's what happens when you put the ERJ on a route sadly.
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Even with the LHR numbers looking very positive, EI are reducing their Heathrow flights next summer, down to three daily from four this year. Has yield been suffering to get the bums on seats???

This 25% reduction is bound to have an effect on passenger numbers next year on the route!
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Please stick around! This forum needs a few experienced aviation folk to comment on the interesting stuff that does happen from time to time...not just the statistics and guesses about what routes may or may not come to us...

Don't go!
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Flight Tax is still a threat...

Flight tax is still a threat to air routes says Sammy Wilson - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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Sammy Wilson said he had spoken to airline chiefs yesterday who “made it clear that they are considering pulling a number of European and UK flights out of Northern Ireland as the impact of this tax bites into profits and sales of seats”.
The prospect of new routes would seem pretty low if airlines are considering pulling what they have already in place.

Should domestic be pulled, I wonder what are the weakest routes?? EI have confirmed an LHR reduction for next year, there also seems to be a lot of speculation regarding LS LBA route and would seem BFS have lost TLS. BE have already announced the termination of LPL, DSA and MSE also.
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Wondered how long it would take other airlines to start about the tax.
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Old 19th Oct 2011, 14:08   #14 (permalink)
 
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Looks like the airlines are going to start holding a gun to are heads get rid of the tax or we are off.Think also the issue needs to be addressed once and for all.
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Even with the tax, I doubt an airline would walk away from a profitable route. It was well known that CO was making a loss on the EWR, and that particular route was seen as a vital trading link.

However I doubt that EZY or others could really use the same reasoning regarding domestics. Some niche routes may suffer, as shown by BE with DSA, MSE; but can't really see any vast withdrawl from either Belfast airport.
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BHD STN

Well nearly 10 months in to WW switch to the city and despite all the negative comments on here about it won't last, huge mistake and all, it seems to be working just fine, STN is a solid route now with good volume and yield. Just a few weeks from the start of AMS and more importantly the early EMA rotation which might see BE follow it's LPL move.

So all in all baby is at the city to stay
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Well nearly 10 months in to WW switch to the city and despite all the negative comments on here about it won't last, huge mistake and all, it seems to be working just fine
INKJET; I admire your positive words and I wish WW well, but to my mind they are ditching CWL and MAN, so clearly they were not 'working well'. The excuse WW give about closing the man base is a non starter, as if MANBHD was viable, they would be serving the route with BHD 737s. Instead a route like AMS is being launched to compete with EZY and lets not forget when Aer Lingus did BFS AMS opposite EZY it didnt last and the winter will in my view be very lean.

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new airline on its way to belfast in the next few months
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