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Old 16th Nov 2005, 16:24
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We understand Air Southwest will be receiving another Dash8 in the near future.

Any ideas where from???.

If this information is correct are they or have they put in some applications to the CAA to operate some new schedules????

To have another aircraft they would require three or four full crews to operate it successfully.
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Old 16th Nov 2005, 17:40
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News: New Routes Announced
Date: 16.11.2005

(New routes and extra services from Newquay, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Norwich, Bristol and Cardiff)

Air Southwest, one of the UK’s fastest growing low fares regional airlines, has today announced a range of new routes including its first expansion into South Wales and the east of England.



From April 10 next year Air Southwest will:



· Launch daily return services from Newquay Airport to Cardiff

· launch daily return services from Cardiff to Manchester

· launch a daily service from Bristol to Norwich

· increase its Bristol to Leeds Bradford service from two to three flights a day

· launch first non-stop direct flights from Newquay to Leeds Bradford

· launch an improved twice-daily service from Newquay to Manchester

· base an aircraft and dedicated crew at Bristol



Tickets for all the new services go on sale today at .advertising and the flights will start on April 10 next year, so passengers are urged to book early to secure the best deals.



Malcolm Naylor, chief executive of Air Southwest, said: “Today’s announcements represents a significant expansion of our route network and brings our established formula of low fares and quality service to a range of new markets while enhancing services on many of our existing routes.”



Air Southwest was launched two years ago and is part of the Plymouth-based transport and regeneration group Sutton Harbour Holdings Plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange

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Old 16th Nov 2005, 17:43
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Quite a few old FlyBe/BA Dash 8s out in Canada at the moment. I believe this was the source of WOWC and WOWD, so WOWE will probably be no exception.
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Old 16th Nov 2005, 20:28
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Expansion

With regard to the pending route expansion for the future ,will the one new aircraft be able to cope

i.e. the GWOWE ??? aircraft be enough???

With the current Dash 8s is there enough slack there to make the new routes work??

Its good to see them going forward and good luck.
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Old 17th Nov 2005, 01:32
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I was surprised to see there are no new services for their home airport Plymouth. I wonder if they believe PLH has reached its full potential (given the airports constraints) and that they are happy for PLH to be a feeder airport for larger airports like Bristol, Gatwick and Manchester.
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Old 17th Nov 2005, 08:49
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i believe that they have a back-up aircraft which is brought in if tech problems are experienced with the rest of the fleet.

i'm surprised BOH (Bournemouth) isn't featured in the plans for 2006
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Old 17th Nov 2005, 10:21
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I had hoped that Newcastle would figure in the new plans, especially as Air Wales no longer serves Plymouth from NCL.
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Old 17th Nov 2005, 12:17
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Is this the end for Plymouth airport? Air Wales moving to Exeter and Air Southwest expanding at Newquay. This will take passengers from the Plymouth routes.
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Old 17th Nov 2005, 12:43
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Can't help but wonder whether expansion at NQY is worthwhile. The MOD are planning to mothball St Mawgan from 2007, thereby removing runway maintenance, ATC & fire services. The airport isn't making money now so they've got no chance if they have to fund the additional services themselves.
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Old 17th Nov 2005, 12:59
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Politically I can't see them closing the only airport in Cornwall with scheduled links, and presumably Air Southwest and Monarch (and bmibaby - is the BHX route still running) can't either. With Ryanair it's hard to say! Given the size of the whole airfield I would have thought that there is a large profit to be made by keeping the runway and the terminal side of it, and selling the military side for development.
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Main problem with Newquay is size of terminal when a B737 or similar is in terminal bursts at the seems, so if 2 large jets in must be fun

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Old 17th Nov 2005, 13:20
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No the main problem with Newquay is it is owned by Cornwall County Council who know as much about running an airport as Kermit and the rest of the muppets.

Best thing to happen would be if someone with a commercial brain bought the airport and did a proper job of developing it!

Of course there are lots of opportunities here, it is never going to be a major hub but other airports have developed activities which are productive in terms of employment and cash generation!

But this thread is about Air Southwest and at last someone has seen the possibilities of Newquay to Cardiff - can't believe it has taken this long but shame it is only one rotation a day. Two would have allowed a days work without hotac and of course no four hour plus drive.
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Old 17th Nov 2005, 13:32
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The Cardiff will be double daily
and they are offering day round trip Newquay Manchester via either Cardiff or Bristol

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Old 17th Nov 2005, 14:32
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but didnt Air Wales try Manchester several years with low passenger turnout? Surely this proves there is low demand for this route.
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Old 17th Nov 2005, 15:07
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N-S-R: Maybe but perhaps Swallow might actually tell the public about it...
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Old 17th Nov 2005, 16:48
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Air Southwest have shown interest in operating:

Norwich-Plymouth
Norwich-Newquay

If the Bristol service proves popular.

Mr Naylor added there was the possibility of services from Plymouth and Newquay to Norwich if the Bristol route proves successful.

"We will consider services in the far South West once we've seen that work," he said.


They are also now calling themselves:

Air Southwest - the low fares airline for the South West of England and South Wales


Iteresting......!!!


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Old 17th Nov 2005, 17:32
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Jamesair, Air Wales are still operating the Plymouth - Cardiff - Newcastle route and bookings are still being taken beyond January on their website.

Air Wales are ending the Plymouth - Dublin route from 4th January and moving the Cork route to Exeter. I'm sure Airsouthwest could take over the Plymouth - Cork route as it has been running for many years. At one time both Brymon and the old Air South West (with Bandits) operated flights from Plymouth.
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Politically I can't see them closing the only airport in Cornwall with scheduled links
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Lands End International here we come then
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