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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 18:02
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Originally Posted by webby1919 View Post
Looks like the next couple of routes from GSM from MME will be:
IBZ & NCE. Not in timetables yet.
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 08:19
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New GSM routes

From todays (7/11) Newcastle Journal -

"Low cost airline flyglobespan today (TUES) announces five more destinations from Durham Tees Valley Airport. From the end of June 2007, the airline will base a second aircraft there and fly to Nice, Menorca, Ibiza, Jersey and the Croatian city Pula. And flights to Alicante, Palma and Malaga, three of five routes already available at the airport, will increase in frequency"

Pula - who saw that one?!?
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 08:26
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PULA!? Dead in the water! Got to be? Also I didn't think Jersey fitted the GSM business model? Although it should still do well. Will this affect the VLM charter to Jersey? The Tenerife flight begins today as well (07-11-06)

If GSM are going to announce routes like Pula then all they're doing is experimenting, just like bmibaby did...

Other than that some more sensible routes from GSM.
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 08:34
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Frequencies on the new routes are as follows:-

Nice (Wed/Sat)
Menorca (Sat)
Ibiza (Fri, Mon)
Jersey (Sat)
Pula (Thu)

So, Pula and Jersey are only once a week anyway, not a four times a week job like WW would have done.

Some great new routes - well impressed!
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 08:36
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The Tenerife starts today, in the typical GSM way at the moment running from GLA-MME-TFS-MME-GLA dep from here 0915 and getting back here 1900.

I like Pula, Jersey and I think Ibiza is a good one as people may just go for the weekend! Mahon and Nice are also good!
I see the 2nd based aircraft is coming towards the end of June, ready for the peak summer season! Well done Flyg! These routes should do well!

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Old 7th Nov 2006, 08:55
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Angel Good news

Well done to flyglobespan and Durham Teesvalley at least someone has confidence in the market to the North East of England.

I see the Jersey route and some others are only once a week but it is eight months away before they start so who knows what will happen between now and then things can grow.

The maine problem from what i can make out is the second based aircraft not arriving until June which does seem a bit late in the year but as they say better late then never.
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 08:56
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Flippin Heck!!!....just been looking at the the thread after a month in aussie,...fantastic news for everyone involved,...wizz-air,globespan and bmi add a fourth heathrow,...lets just hope the airport can grow and attract more operaters and routes.....has the baby been tucked up in bed fellas?,and what sort of aircraft will globespan be using,600/700 or 800?
Up the Boro..,(what a nightmare were having!)
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 09:04
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Rumour has it that GSM will use Boeing 737-700's, probably wingletted ones. They don't actually have this type in their fleet at the moment but have two on order, one to be delivered in February 2007, the other in Spring 2007. It is currently unclear whether these are brand new or second hand, if second hand, they will most likely come from easyJet who are to begin getting rid of theirs soon.

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Old 7th Nov 2006, 09:05
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The last baby left on Sunday evening after arriving from ALC, the crew thanking the tower on behalf of everyone for looking after them and thanking them for all the fun times they've had while they were here.

Globespan are using -800W on the Tenerife, G-SAAW was the first one today (just arrived).

As far as I know the based aircraft may be a -600 and a -700?

EDIT: Looks as though once the second based aircraft arrives, the ALC and PMI go daily with AGP going to 5x weekly.

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Old 7th Nov 2006, 09:25
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That was nice of the bmibaby crew! Although I am glad to see the back of them, I did find it a little sad to see them go
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 12:16
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Most like to be 1 x 600 and 1 x 700 at MME the second 700 is needed at ABZ for Summer 2007. These a/c should be brand new. (700's).
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 12:24
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Fly Globespan flew very successfully from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Pula last summer. Pula is a good choice, and one the Baby would never have done as they lack imagination (look at the latest Birmingham expansion). The British are investing heavily in the holiday home property boom in Croatia at the moment. You can always tell when a market is going to grow, when Ryanair start flying there as they will be from Stansted.
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 12:48
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Ok, after some brief research and a little thought, I now realise that Pula is a very good choice, along with the rest. I've probably sounded rather negative about todays announcement, but I didn't mean to be, I am over the moon!

I'm just updating Wikipedia's DTVA page...
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 13:00
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Globespan Pula

This will be very popular. There is a large demand for this route from the North East, would not be surprised if it sold out quickly and more flights added. In fact all the routes announced will be busy, they cant fail as there is little or no competition from other airlines flying from DTV.

Will all the routes announced fully utilize 2 aircraft or is there more to come
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 13:27
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Well, I haven't worked it out exactly, but an educated guess - 10 routes per week using two aircraft - answer? Yes.

If that sounded sarcastic I didn't mean it in such a way.
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 14:50
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The capacity you refer to is being eaten up by increased frequencies to AGP, PMI and ALC. See previous posts.

So, I think this may be it for now.

But great news!!
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 14:54
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I've just seen the front cover of todays Northern Echo, and this GSM news is plastered all over the front, meaning the Northern Echo must have known about this yesterday, and if that's the case, why was it not announced yesterday? Surely if the Nothern Echo new about it so did the airport?
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 15:27
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Originally Posted by fl dutchman View Post
This will be very popular. There is a large demand for this route from the North East, would not be surprised if it sold out quickly and more flights added. In fact all the routes announced will be busy, they cant fail as there is little or no competition from other airlines flying from DTV.
Will all the routes announced fully utilize 2 aircraft or is there more to come

Lo-cost airlines will fly 3 or 4 returns per day/per aircraft to European destinations from 'up north', so with two aircraft based*, Durham will be looking at something between 42 and 56 departures per week.

* presuming that are totally based and not doing 'W' routings.
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 16:51
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Originally Posted by DTVAirport View Post
Will this affect the VLM charter to Jersey?
I would imagine that both flights will operate. The VLM charter is supposed to begin in the middle of May whereas Globespan do not begin until near on the start of July.

The same happened in 2004 when bmibaby began flights to the island, but the Channel Islands Travel Service charter was still operated by Air Southwest. Summers 05/06 were operated by bmibaby alone.

Still early yet though, things can change quickly.
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 17:35
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Just done a quick schedule for the 2 based aircraft, and found that the 2nd aircraft has 3 empty gaps (Mon, Fri, Sat mornings) however 2 flights don't fit in at the time shown on GSM's website. Therefore once these flights are juggled around there should be 1 gap.

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