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Old 25th Oct 2012, 17:33
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I flew BHD-DND a few years ago when the service was only a few weeks old. At £78 for a one way ticket it wasn't cheap
Is it just me, or is £78 to fly BHD-DND not dirt cheap??
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 17:59
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
Is it just me, or is £78 to fly BHD-DND not dirt cheap??
Not really, for a one way ticket mid-week outside the summer holiday time, especially when compared to the competition to EDI or GLA from BFS, which was £24 or BHD to PIK which was something silly like £12, then yes, £78 was a lot of money!

It would have been much cheaper for me to get the bus or train to Dundee from GLA/EDI/PIK and I would have had more choice of departure times too and shorter flying times, but, like I say, it was very convenient and on that particular trip to Belfast my time was tight at the Scottish end. Sadly, whenever I looked again, the price was just too high (one trip would have been almost £170 return, which was quite frankly ridiculous) and as such the convenience factor wasn't so important, so I travelled to EDI instead.
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 17:59
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Are Loganair short of Saab 340 aircraft at the moment?

As been wondering whats the reason behind them leasing the German registered Dornier 328, D-CIRD to operate the twice daily Glasgow-Leeds service recently..
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 18:41
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Why do you think the Dundee base is closing?
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 18:45
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Would you believe they used the Cello RJ last week for a rotation.

Quite a jump from a Saab to an executive configured RJ! Punters must have thought that xmas had come early
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 21:57
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Loganair

Just a reversion to an ex fleet type, I do believe Loganair used operate the BAe 146 in a time gone passed :-)
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Old 7th Nov 2012, 00:54
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Yes, they were operated by the Loganair that is now part of FlyBE. Having been Manx, British Regional, BA Citiexpress and BA Connect on the way. This Loganair essentially started operations in 1997 long after the 146's, which was in the early 90's I think.
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Old 7th Nov 2012, 13:02
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They had 2 146-200 in a Y101 config - G-OLCA and B. Scheduled flights during the week and charters on a weekend - did MAN-AGP on one with the obligatory 8 hour overnight delay on a Sunday when one did MAN-AGP-MAN-AGP-MAN and the other one started in SEN and did an AGP and something else.
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Old 7th Nov 2012, 13:16
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Loganair that is now part of FlyBE
Not part of flybe, still an independent, they fly under a flybe franchise. The 146s were ordered on the request of the parent company in order to allow LC to launch GLA/EDI-LGW when BA got BCAL. The winner of that one was....Air UK and LC ended up with two 146s that it had absolutely no need for.

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Old 7th Nov 2012, 13:30
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They had 2 146-200 in a Y101 config - G-OLCA and B. Scheduled flights during the week and charters on a weekend
I remember them also being used on week-day charters from Manchester to RAF Germany (Gutersloh mainly, back in the day).
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Old 7th Nov 2012, 15:01
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Skipness,

Loganair in it's current form does indeed operate as a franchise of FlyBE (except for it's interisland operations) but what I was referring to was the greater part of the old Loganair which was merged with Manx Airlines in about 1994. That then became British Regional Airlines and the Twin Otter, Islander operations and the name Loganair were sold to Scott Grier about 1997. He quickly leased some Shorts 360's and started operating routes that BRA no longer wanted, eventually taking over all of the intra Scotland and some other routes and operating them with SAAB 340s.

Meanwhile British Regional was merged with Brymon in about 2001 to become BA Citiexpress which in turn was merged with the British Airways Regional operation to become BA Connect in early 2006. BA Connect was finally sold by BA to FlyBE in 2007 for £10 with a £100 million sweetener. So a large part of the airline known as Loganair up until the mid ninties has actually ended up as part of FlyBE.
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 16:54
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NWI-GCI

Have applied to the Guernsey Authorities to operate NWI-GCI next summer, I would presume this will be with a NWI based Do328 & with a BE flight number.
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 20:01
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Well I see that Loganair have recently been using a Flybe, Dash 8-Q400 on the LBA-GLA route instead of the leased German registered Dornier 328.

The Passengers will be thinking this is luxury compared to the scheduled Saab 340 thatís meant to operate the route.
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Old 26th Dec 2012, 19:17
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A new route to Guernsey from Norwich starting next year. Will it be operated by a Saab or one of Suckling's Dornier 328's?

http://loganair.co.uk/loganair/press-office/181/new-norwich-to-guernsey-sunday--service

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Old 27th Dec 2012, 16:07
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I guess it will be the 328, which will operate it along with the other new Norwich route:

Press Office :: Loganair launches new services to Den Helder - Loganair

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Old 28th Dec 2012, 12:31
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Does the launch of the Norwich-Den Helder route mean that the NWI-EXT route is going to be cancelled?
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Old 28th Dec 2012, 12:39
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It`s an extension of MAN/NWI as it is bookable from MAN and is advertised as a through flight

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Old 28th Dec 2012, 13:11
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Chaps...

Yes, I get that, just that normally I think the Loganair/Suckling Dornier 328 based at NWI does three roundtrips to Manchester each day with a round-trip to Exeter in between the first and second trip. It sounds very much like the Den Helder route will go in this 'gap', allowing also a through-service from Manchester to Den Helder which kinda gives the impression the NWI-EXT route is for the chop..
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Old 28th Dec 2012, 15:37
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Oh jeez, where do Loganair get these routes....
Why dont they concentrate on what their good at. Theyve experimented with this sort of thing before in the past.
I am presuming there are good economic strategy behind them hence the launch rather than time filling stab in the darks.
We'll see in a year or so's time how successful they've been.
EXT, NWI, Den Helder, and even if they're still at MAN.
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Old 28th Dec 2012, 16:33
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The exeter route is finished in March, word is that a second aircraft will be based NWH.
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