Airlines, Airports & Routes Topics about airports, routes and airline business.

Eastern Airways

Old 22nd Aug 2009, 09:29
  #381 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: London
Posts: 103
These FO's were only recruited 6 months ago (Feb 2009) after paying for their type rating with Eastern, now getting made redundant.

Have they lost so much work in the last 6 months.
Hotel Uniform Yankee is online now  
Old 25th Aug 2009, 10:27
  #382 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Northern Isles
Posts: 36
Otto said I beleive Eastern have retained the Scatsta contract. I understand that part of the reasoning involved the difficulties that resulted from the change of operator on the rotary element of the offshore contracts, and they were unwilling to take the risk on a change of fixed wing contract.
The rotary contract/operator has not yet been changed at Scatsta.
peeriebreeks is offline  
Old 25th Aug 2009, 16:16
  #383 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: UK NE Scotland
Age: 55
Posts: 117
The rotary contract/operator has not yet been changed at Scatsta.
You've lost me now - are you saying that the heli operator for Scatsta is changing?
UKpaxman is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2009, 08:23
  #384 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Northern Isles
Posts: 36
sorry UKpaxman,bad engleesh. should have said not been changed so far, although I suppose it could possibly change at some time, but just not yet.
peeriebreeks is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2009, 21:07
  #385 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: North West
Posts: 192
New routes Aberdeen & Ncl to Bergen.
horsebox is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2009, 21:12
  #386 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Scotland
Posts: 123
Any Idea why there is only 2 rotations each way from WIC - ABZ - WIC on Friday ?
ATIS31 is offline  
Old 26th Aug 2009, 21:28
  #387 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: North West
Posts: 192
Probably low pax numbers, trimming excess capacity?

Quite a few routes seem to have a rotation chopped over summer months with Eastern.
horsebox is offline  
Old 27th Aug 2009, 05:47
  #388 (permalink)  
Fit like min?
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: ...
Posts: 2,054
I did wonder if Eastern would do an ABZ-BGO route at some point. Do they still do ABZ-OSL via SVG?

Agree with Horsebox, quite common nowadays that routes are trimmed over summer months, as business people are away on hols etc. Plus no doubt, current market conditions will also have something to do with it. Eastern not the only airline to do this.
Richard Taylor is offline  
Old 27th Aug 2009, 09:02
  #389 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: North West
Posts: 192
Current strategy seems to be a retreat to fortress Aberdeen.

I will be surprised if they don't get the Scatsta contract, they have proven themselves capable and as long as the price is sensible I don't think the consortium will want the headache of another changeover.

Only surprise is that Flybe have not mounted a serious challenge to them at Aberdeen.
horsebox is offline  
Old 27th Aug 2009, 10:47
  #390 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Somewhere In The South China Sea
Posts: 960
They have won the Scatsta contract
Deano777 is offline  
Old 27th Aug 2009, 12:51
  #391 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Somewhere In The South China Sea
Posts: 960
I've no idea, it isn't my concern. Remember they are already running the contract, so any fallout in the rest of the business must have ramifications for flight crew across the company. I have no idea how it's performing as a company, that isn't my concern either. I was told Eastern have retained it. This did not come from Joe Bloggs I met in the street.

Last edited by Deano777; 27th Aug 2009 at 13:43.
Deano777 is offline  
Old 28th Aug 2009, 06:43
  #392 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: With RollerGirl
Posts: 88
Only surprise is that Flybe have not mounted a serious challenge to them at Aberdeen.
HB thus far Flybe and Eastern have co-habited fine over the past few years. Mounting a serious attempt to challenge Eastern at ABZ or infact any other base would overstretch Flybe. This maybe why Flybe has not been able to wrestle the Scatsta contract from Eastern or Flybe were unable to make the contract work, if Deano777 is correct.

I personally do not believe Flybe have the inclination or the resources to take on Eastern which can only be a good thing for both airlines.

Roller
Rollerboy is offline  
Old 29th Aug 2009, 10:49
  #393 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 720
flybe versus eastern

The lads can have one of those padded sumo wrestling outfit tournaments.

And just to keep it balanced and fair, ladies can partake in jelly wrestling in bikini's.
jamestkirk is offline  
Old 29th Aug 2009, 17:29
  #394 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: London
Posts: 1,901
Flybe had to pull off the ABZ - NCL route against Eastern as well
Jamesair is offline  
Old 29th Aug 2009, 20:45
  #395 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: In my underpants
Posts: 67
flybe did not have to pull off the NCL-ABZ. They choose to, as the schedule dictated by aircraft rotation meant the ABZ rotation was too late in the day to attract many punters. It was a route tried to test the water. The aircraft now does a double NCL-LGW in the mornings. Bit more lucrative than NCL-ABZ.
mad_bob is offline  
Old 29th Aug 2009, 22:55
  #396 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: London
Posts: 1,901
I agree with your comments, I should have said that they had to pull of because they were not able to offer timings that made the operation competitive with Eastern
Jamesair is offline  
Old 30th Aug 2009, 07:46
  #397 (permalink)  
Fit like min?
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: ...
Posts: 2,054
I still think Flybe could have competed with Eastern on NCL ABZ if they had utilised a Logie Bear Saab 340, as they have done successfully it seems on ABZ CWL.

Anyway good to see Eastern continue to look at expand at ABZ albeit partly due perhaps to their retrenchment from elsewhere.
Richard Taylor is offline  
Old 6th Sep 2009, 18:43
  #398 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: UK
Age: 44
Posts: 278
Good to see Scatsta retained
fredtheanorak is offline  
Old 8th Sep 2009, 17:18
  #399 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: LGW
Age: 46
Posts: 268
Whoopee. Scatsta
jetstreamtechrecords is offline  
Old 8th Sep 2009, 17:44
  #400 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 720
Scatsta

Its not been officially announced yet. Remember, 'nothing is sold until its delivered'.

Although it looks good for getting it.
jamestkirk is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.