Thread: BIRMINGHAM - 6
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Old 6th Jan 2017, 22:21
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American Airlines have flown the nest with the last flight departing earlier. Inbound loads remained good right until the end and outbound was not too bad until today. Looks a pretty straightforward case of high fares, few pax, low fares and lots of pax and the net result insufficient yield.

I assume BHX will be in the fray eventually for Norwegian to NYC, along with Belfast, Bristol etc.

Only Delta left out of the big 3 to try their hand and thus far, nearly but not quite. However Jetblue will be worth watching if they do take the 321 NEO LR.

Monarch/Flybe - part of the most punctual airport article was some good reading for Monarch and they probably helped BHX having a spare aircraft and nil cancellations.

Flybe is a difficult one as they seem to have phases with the Dash 8 where they have a run of issues but cancellations seem to have reduced. The Flybe website has a 3 month check for flight status and anyone with time on their hands can go back through it.

One thing that has disappointed me is the use of the 175 on certain routes. Dussledorf is a prime example with Eurowings adding shiney new A320's and Flybe's response is to make the BHX all prop yet you check fleet wide and there are 175's on ridiculous routes and that includes BHX-GLA and EDI although they do become all prop next summer. However the 175's are still not showing next summer on the likes of DUS or AMS, just more Dash 8's.

BMIR - Possible more to come other than Graz.


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