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Old 12th Nov 2010, 18:15
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Gatwick flights are being reduced from 4 to 3 flights on weekdays from January with less flights on weekends. This change is taking place in January instead of in April.
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Old 12th Nov 2010, 20:18
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passengers jumped ship because the service was better
Hmmmm, still think I'd go with Adverse-Bumps money theory, but each to his own.

I just want everyone to get over the whole Flybe are a bully b*lloc*s.
Agree, but think people also should get over the whole Flybe can do no wrong b*lloc*s too.

Anyway, it's the weekend. Shall we call it a score draw and concentrate on the important things in life
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Old 13th Nov 2010, 19:38
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Flybe have also reduced their LGW-Newquay schedule, for the month of Jan anyway. Down to two flights on a lot of dates, and even down to just one flight on odd weekdays.
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Old 13th Nov 2010, 21:45
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Makes Sense

Dropping w/e schedules on the LGW run only makes sense. It is primarily business traffic which flies Mon-Fri. At least now the a/c can be utilised on leisure routes or parked an not incur extra losses. A good move I suspect

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Old 27th Nov 2010, 19:15
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any updates on the eastern sale?

all seems to have gone worryingly quiet in the past few weeks...
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 17:58
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Air Southwest sale completed
Eastern International completes aquisition of Air Southwest | Business Cornwall

Sutton Harbour has completed the previously announced sale of Air Southwest to Eastern International Airlines.

The deal went through for £1.5 million, less an expected adjustment of £2.8 million for unflown ticket revenues and working capital.

The sale is expected to result in a net cash outflow from Sutton Harbour of approximately £1.3 million to Eastern.

The loss on the sale, together with costs, will be approximately £7.3 million, excluding trading losses incurred by Air Southwest during the six months to the end of September and any tax credit.

Sutton Harbour chairman Michael Knight said: “Air Southwest had made good contributions to the group’s profits prior to the deterioration of trading experienced over the past two years resulting from economic, environmental and competitive factors.

“Joining a larger UK regional airline company gives Air Southwest the best opportunity for a positive future.”
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 18:44
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"Eastern International Airlines"
Where did that name come from?
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Old 5th Dec 2010, 10:00
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Hope you boys are ready for the big changes next year See it as a real opportunity : sir Richard knows what he s doing but no pain no gain
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Old 5th Dec 2010, 12:13
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What's the latest jtr?
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Old 5th Dec 2010, 15:34
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it probably is a all but complete move our of plymouth, eastern dont know the true value of ASW to Plymouth so far it been bit of disaster
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Old 5th Dec 2010, 16:18
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The flight prices have quickly gone through the roof to match Eastern!
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Old 5th Dec 2010, 16:28
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The flight prices have quickly gone through the roof to match Eastern!
The fares haven't risen massively - if you book 2-3 or more months in advance, most routes start at £49 one way which is not a lot more than this time last year. They also do offers of last minute fares - last weekend most Plymouth and Newquay to Gatwick flights were on sale for £59 return.
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Old 5th Dec 2010, 16:59
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I generally have to book within a month and fly MANPLH or MANBRS, prices are definitely up a fair amount, I've booked a few trains in first class for cheaper instead.
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Old 22nd Jan 2011, 13:57
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According to Jethro's 3 Dash-300's are up for sale/lease (WOW-C/D/E) Anyone know why? What is the plan for ASW? Are Eastern going to replace them with Saab's?
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Old 22nd Jan 2011, 17:46
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Hmm interesting. The Saabs wouldnt be able to land in plymouth with large loads. And if anything smaller operates services, the poeple down here will moan as they seem to be against smallER aircraft in the west county ha
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Old 22nd Jan 2011, 21:08
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Hmm, that would leave them with just two Q300s? Am I correct that they need three to cover the morning departures to MAN, LBA and NCL?

Not sure if anything in the Eastern fleet could replace the Q300s at PLH - the Saab 2000 for sure cannot, but can the Jetstream 41 operate from PLH without restrictions?

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Old 23rd Jan 2011, 01:42
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Aaaah ... the good old days:

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Old 23rd Jan 2011, 04:05
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all Dash 8's to be gone by 2012

I heard from a reliable source that Eastern plan to consolidate fleet. That means brining back a couple of stored J-31's for Plymouth services. The remainder will be operated by their mix of J-41's or Saab 2000's.
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Old 23rd Jan 2011, 09:17
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From next month looking at the Eastern & ASW sites it appears that a Dash 8 will be based in Aberdeen to operate the morning ABZ-LBA-BRS-PLH with another one operating in the opposite direction from PLH. They go back the other way in the evening.
The NQY-BRS-MAN could operate on a Saab (or a J41 if loads permit.)
So that would suggest that 2 Dash 8s could support the PLH programme. Might get interesting if they have any tech problems though!
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Old 31st Jan 2011, 20:06
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Was on the last Gatwick services today where Galley FM was hinting heavily on both legs of an impending announcement on STN-West Country! We shall see.
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