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Old 24th Mar 2017, 13:48
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Eastern have now also put IOM - GLA on sale available from early May.
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 14:58
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Unless I am missing something, the timings do not make much sense and are most likely subject to finetuning/change. Apparantly there will be an Eastern aircraft overnighting as the GLA flights are IOM-GLA-IOM and, if the timings communicated are correct, are not operated by the aircraft originating at NCL. That leaves the GLA aircraft with nothing else to do in addition to that single rotation. I guess it would make more sense to do something like IOM-BHD-IOM-GLA-IOM-NCL-IOM-BHD-IOM if they have an aircraft based anyway.

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Old 24th Mar 2017, 16:53
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We're basing an aircraft there. Expect more developments soon.
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 18:32
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It has been reported that Eastern are going to base an aircraft on the Isle of Man in the near future, so presumably from early May.
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Old 25th Mar 2017, 08:38
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looking at the eastern website the route is going to be NCL-IOM-BHD-IOM-GLA-IOM-NCL as the Newcastle fight lands at 10:35 but doesn't leave for Newcastle until 16:05 so no based aircraft yet.
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Old 27th Mar 2017, 16:23
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New Eastern IOM - GLA Service

Full text of 24.3.17 Press Release:

GLASGOW – ISLE OF MAN SERVICE TO BE LAUNCHED BY EASTERN AIRWAYS

Eastern Airways has announced a new route from Glasgow to the Isle of Man, less than two weeks after securing the future of the island’s routes to Northern Ireland and North East England.

The UK regional airline, which moved quickly on Monday 13 March 2017 to provide a continuation of links to the Isle of Man from Belfast City and Newcastle, following Citywing’s liquidation, will now offer a daily weekday link from Scotland with a new Glasgow service.

The Glasgow service will be introduced from Tuesday 2 May 2017, using a 29-seat Jetstream 41 aircraft.

Monday to Thursday flights will leave Glasgow at 2.50pm arriving in the Isle of Man at 3.40pm. Services from the Isle of Man will depart at 1.30pm, landing in Glasgow at 2.20pm.

Friday services depart Glasgow at 9.35am, arriving in the Isle of Man at 10.45am. Flights leave the Isle of Man at 8.15am, landing in Glasgow at 9.05am.

The Glasgow flights are also on sale for the popular Isle of Man TT races, which run over a fortnight period from Friday 26 May to Monday 12 June 2017.

Fares start from £59 one way, including taxes and charges and are bookable via why fly any other way? | Eastern Airways , calling Eastern Airways on 08703 669100 or through your travel agent. Complimentary drinks are provided on board the flights.

Mathew Herzberg, Head of Commercial for Eastern Airways, said: “Our aim has been to protect vital routes from the Isle of Man and we are now pleased to be back in Glasgow linking the island again, and we will also explore further opportunities. In addition the timing enables us to offer a direct service from Scotland over the busy Isle of Man TT period so motorsport and TT fans won’t miss out.”

Passengers flying with the airline are not charged for check-in, baggage or choice of seat. Hold baggage allowance is 15kg per person and hand luggage allowance is 10kg per person. Those with fully flexible tickets are entitled to 2x 23kg hold bags. Check-in opens 90 minutes before the flight, and closes just 30 minutes before the departure time.

Eastern Airways has been operating for 19 years, and previously operated scheduled services from Glasgow Airport between 2011 and 2013. It has a fleet of two Embraer 170 and three Embraer 145 jets, as well as nine Saab 2000s and is the largest operator in the world of Jetstream 41 aircraft with 17.
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Old 27th Mar 2017, 20:09
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How does it work on the Friday morning when it leaves the IOM at 8am?
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Old 27th Mar 2017, 21:55
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a 0700 departure from NCL for IOM landing at 0750, GLA departs at 0815
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 17:29
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More developments as an Edinburgh service with Loganair is coming back from late May. I just hope that this service and the Eastern services are well used, otherwise they will be lost again

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Old 30th Mar 2017, 18:10
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Hmmm, one of those routes launches that leads to some serious head scratching. There will now be roughly 350 seats on the IOM-Scotland market per week. What was the maximum Citywings offered? Did they ever operate thrice daily on the Glasgow route which would roughly equal that capacity.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 19:51
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If capitalism runs its usual course, both companies will try to win all the capacity by winning more pax. Of course, if both only get 50% loads and neither gives in - then everybody loses. But, that's capitalism for you.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 21:00
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Sure. Sometimes less is more in the long run.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 22:03
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Because of the way capitalism works in practice I fear both will increase frequency to try and win customers off the other, and then both will cut to 3x weekly, and then both will stop.

What comes next? Competing Saab 340 services to Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester & Oxford?
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 10:52
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
Hmmm, one of those routes launches that leads to some serious head scratching. There will now be roughly 350 seats on the IOM-Scotland market per week. What was the maximum Citywings offered? Did they ever operate thrice daily on the Glasgow route which would roughly equal that capacity.
Logan air are only operating the EDI-IOM route for 4 days per week over the summer (FRI/SAT/SUN/MON) and then it goes down to just Friday and Monday only in the winter.

That said, loads are bound to be affected by the fact that with double daily rotations, Citywing attracted a good number of business and other types of day trips none of which will now be possible on either the GLA or EDI routes.
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 12:45
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It seems the Rock Dwellers will be OK after all! Despite all the doom and gloom after Citywings went under.

Another route announcement on the way I believe for the J41.
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 16:36
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Blackpool is still missing the link to the island.
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 17:33
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Originally Posted by Jenny Tails View Post
Another route announcement on the way I believe for the J41.
Makes sense. With a based aircraft, a fifth daily flight is very well possible, given the short sectors.

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It seems the Rock Dwellers will be OK after all! Despite all the doom and gloom after Citywings went under.
Well, route announcements and launches are one thing, operating them over years is a totally different thing.

A good example is the end of Austrian carrier Intersky and the collapse of its route network out of FDH. Since Intersky folded 16 months ago, two airlines have tried their luck on well established routes. The first pulled out after 4 months, the second (just today) after five months. So let' keep fingers crossed that Eastern will be around for the long run.
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Old 4th Apr 2017, 04:32
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i don't think thats a great loss.
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Old 4th Apr 2017, 04:37
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But lets be honest IOM is only a filler in the schedule as far as EZY is concerned, and their "equipment" is far from ideal when it comes to operations into the Island.
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Old 4th Apr 2017, 08:14
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Can you explain what makes easyJet's equipment so unsuitable?
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