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Old 3rd Jan 2006, 15:36
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Just wondering if anyone out there had heard any rumours about new airlines/routes. Allegedly the council are in discussion but with whom ?
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Old 4th Jan 2006, 15:23
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Please anyone with a spare aircraft.....come to Dundee !!!
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Old 4th Jan 2006, 18:48
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Bmi Regional to BHX? Or did I dream that?
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Old 4th Jan 2006, 20:06
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Saab days maybe but not with an Embraer!
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Old 4th Jan 2006, 20:12
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Why did the T3 flights with a JE32 to MAN not work?

Were the poor loads simply down to the fares they charge?
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Old 4th Jan 2006, 20:53
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Isn't ScotAir the only company to fly out of Dundee?? I know they fly between there and LCY and a couple of other places.

I might need to start going there on a fairly regular basis, and I was wanting to try a different company to see what their prices were like.

ScotAir provide a very expensive, poor service. LCY is also the other side of London to me as well.

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Old 4th Jan 2006, 20:59
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Isn't ScotAir the only company to fly out of Dundee?? I know they fly between there and LCY and a couple of other places.
Just LCY from Dundee with Scot Airways, though VLM operate summer Jersey charters
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 08:19
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Just Scot Air Lcy 4 return flights a day, Eastern just pulled out said reason was poor loads........ but just after they pulled out they took over a lot of BA routes from abardeen !!

Keep hearing rumours of FlyBe, Logan Air, Air Aerran, there is money avaiable to subsidise the route, it just seems that every day a scottish airport announces a new route and Dundee is just sitting on its backside ?
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 08:20
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Oh and VLM do fly May to Sep to Jersey, i believe they fly on to guernsey after jersey.... does this count as another route ?
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 12:48
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Certainly been nothing in the local media for a while now. They usually throw you the odd titbit here and there every so often but all quiet on the airport front just now.

Thats to the best of my knowledge anyway, which isn't something i would recommend you assume to be gospel.

Maybe there is someone out there far better connected than I, who could help us out?
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 15:58
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i think another london route, dublin, belfast and manchester has been rumoured by a 50 seat operator...maybe flybe im not sure. my source has told me they would be offering low fares
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 16:02
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Flybe don't operate 50 seater aircraft anymore, I dont think?
well the Q400 is a 78 seater but can that operate into dundee?

City Star Airlines could be the operator?
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 17:40
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Dundee can accommodate up to the RJ100, according to the official council web page.

I would guess that would mean a Flybe Q400 wouldn't pose a problem, but that is merely conjecture.

shamrock7seal, you seem to be in the know, care to disclose anything further?
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 17:41
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Loganair or even BA Citiexpress would be a good candidate for Dundee !
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 18:38
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I'm sure i've seen citystar D328 in at Dundee on charters a few times, as far as i'm aware a q400 can get in. as shedrule says it can take the rj100. The loads for manchester with eastern considering the price were sometimes okay, so if a lower fare operator came in i assume more people would use the service. As for Dublin, i've heard that muted for some time as the University has strong irish links.

Just for info a source at airport says that nearly 500k has been spent in last few months on new airfield equipment including papi lights so all the council needs now is someone to pay for it !!
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 19:45
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Q400 could operate out of Dundee at about 1 tonne under max TOM. Enough for 78 pax & 3hrs fuel.
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 22:07
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Originally Posted by flyer55
BA Citiexpress would be a good candidate for Dundee !
I for one would rather use them than Scotair. Even if it was from LCY. It might even bring down Scotairs ridiculuos prices as well.

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Old 6th Jan 2006, 08:53
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Blabbermouth, - Flybe will have lots of spare aircraft around this year, the question is will there be anyone to fly them?
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Old 6th Jan 2006, 11:34
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Aha it all seems to be coming together......

I suppose we can only wish, If Flybe did fly dnd to lcy it would spell the end of Scot-Airways (no loss). Dublin and Manchester would be good routes as long as it does'nt clash with theie routes from aberdeen ?

Someone out there knows something. i'll just have to keep my fingers crossed.
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Old 9th Jan 2006, 07:50
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Advertisement on local paper saying that bookings are now being taken for Jersey and Guernsey 2006, so they have expanded charter as VLM flight now transiting onto Guernsey.

Wow.. does this mean that we can say that you can fly to 3 destinations from Dundee !!

No more news/rumours about FlyBe ?
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