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Old 13th Dec 2005, 09:05
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BOH airport

Bournemouth is the best airport in the world...

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Old 10th Oct 2006, 23:27
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Originally Posted by Gibsonflyer View Post
Weird, you have nothing for ages then you get a flood of new routes.
What amazes me about BOH is the apparent lack of demand for UK domestic routes such as Manchester, Edinburgh & Belfast. Will these ever come? The amount of people driving up the M6 every day from Bmth must be enough to substantiate a MAN service?
Will Globespan return?
Any news on AB?
Any news on EZY expansion?
Will we see any new carriers enter the scene i.e. Flybe or Zoom?
Anticipating big things...
MAN-BOH as been rumoured before. It used to be served by Dan Air via BHX or CWL I seem to remember. Would a once, or even twice daily LS service struggle against BA and BE's multiple daily departures from MAN to SOU?
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 07:32
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@shamrock - I think that your example of Jet2 is instructive. As someone who lives down in this neck of the woods, the Jet2 promotional campaign for the BFS route was nonexistent. Compare this to the much more effective advertising by Thomsonfly and Ryanair. And Air Berlin and Easyjet have launched successfully (so far) in the same timescale. I don't see how the failure of the BFS route can be blamed on the aiport marketing department when other airlines/routes have worked. Jet2 failed because it was a poor destination (from both ends), basically used to employ an idle aircraft based at BFS I suspect, and totally unsupported by Jet2 marketing (oh , sorry, I forgot they hung a banner on the Channel Express building )

Airport marketing departments don't support routes, airline marketing departments do.

@jongeman - SOU has the local domestic market sewn up with frequency, destinations and (since the growth of Flybe there) pretty good fares too.
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 08:18
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Re BOH-MAN.

Whilst the overcapacity on the SOU-MAN route will have a detrimental impact upon trying to set up any such service between BOH-MAN, there is a better alternative available - BOH-LPL. Whilst there is a service from SOU to LPL it is badly underserved and therefore a LPL link would be more sustainable (and profitable).
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 08:23
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old post!

Thanks Coasthugger, I wrote that post AGES ago - and I must admit, circumstances have certainly changed. I am very impressed that the airlines newly attracted to BOH have been incredibly successful. I don't know why this post has been put up - it was so long ago.

I kind of support that LPL theory, Ryanair would be a perfect carrier. However the business links between BOH and MAN are fairly strong.
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 08:55
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Yeah I'm sure even a daily frequency with FR between BOH-MAN or BOH-LPL could be sustained.
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 09:23
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How about Air Southwest ? they could make a BOH-MAN-NCL work i'm sure. Both BOH and NCL not served from MAN. If timings are right then NCL passengers could transfer at MAN onto CWL flights aswell. A 50 seat aircraft twice daily may be more suited to the route than a 737.

Before anyone says MAN and NCL are too close to be linked by air the driving time is greater than MAN-BRS which supports a 3*day service.
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 10:38
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I agree that Bournemouth has always lost out on the domestic front i can remember the Link City services that Dan Air used to operate during the week always popular but unfortunatly not sustainable
What Bournemouth needs is a an airline like Southwest with a 50 seat capacity to operate a newtwork of domestic flights on a regular basis and reasonable timings to go with it
The other area of growth would be good to see now is company s like Globespan and Air Transat prehaps testing out a summer Toronto service even if its via another UK airport as Exeter has proven there is demand ! especially down in Exeter as there looks to be 2 flights next summer
Hopefully the Banjul flights this winter will be a sucess and continue again next winter , shame that Palmair gave up so quickly on the Luxor and Paphos flights this winter as they sold out last year and they initially had increased capacity using Excel for this winter , to late obviously for anyone else to take over these winter routes
Does anyone know if there are any terminal developments happening this winter ready for the increased passengers next summer ?
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 10:44
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Markey- the trouble with that business model is any operator is caught between 2 of Flybe's major bases, in Exeter and Southampton. If I was Flybe I'd work hard to kill off any BOH operation of that type.
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 12:41
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Initial

I know you are getting carried away with Bournemouth, but CWL is already served directly from NCL with Eastern. So there goes some of your demand on the 50 seater via Manchester.
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 15:09
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probably been posted before but AEU are going to Banjul on a weekly flight from BOH on a wed. Flight goes from Leeds - Bournemouth - Banjul with Gambia experience
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 16:57
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Hi all Airsouthwest are Rumoured to be looking at:

Newcastle
Manchester
Paris CDG
Leeds Bradford

and a few others!! from BOH hope that helps

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Old 11th Oct 2006, 21:15
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How firm is the Airsouthwest rumor? Good if it's a possibility.

Any news on Easy or Air Berlin Expansion?

There was a lot of hope that EZY would establish a base at BOH next spring. Does that still seem likely given all the Ryanair expansion of late?

Do long haul routes seem a possibility? I know there was the Continental rumor ages ago, but then they have had a drop in interest at BRS.

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Old 12th Oct 2006, 10:05
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Bournemouth future - 2015

Air Berlin PAD BER MUC PMI
Wizzair KTW WAW
easyJet EDI BFS NCL CDG NCE GVA PRG ABZ LIS CGN FAO AGP PMI BUD GIB
Ryanair PIK DUB GRO PSA MAD SNN MRS MJV BGY CIA EGC PZN VCE INV SZG
Thomsonfly FAO AGP ALC PMI VLC IBZ MAH TFS LPA PFO
Air Southwest MAN NQY LBA ORK JER NWI
Blue Islands ACI JER GCI
Manx2 IOM
Flyglobespan JFK BGI SFB
Zoom YYZ
Transavia AMS
Vueling BCN
Flyniki VIE
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Old 12th Oct 2006, 11:33
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DID you just make that up is that meant to be happing?

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Old 12th Oct 2006, 12:23
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I think lovejet is just dreaming - the wet variety.
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Old 12th Oct 2006, 13:02
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wow how did you guess???

it's a 'would love to have'

its a 'target'

its a 'business development plan'

its a 'wet dream'
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Old 12th Oct 2006, 13:29
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Not really a false dream - more like how the airport sees itself in 2015. they are predicting 3m pax per year by then. And already the airport has Wizzair, Air Berlin, easyJet, Ryanair, Thomsonfly and Blue Islands. It won't take much more to expand to 3m pax per year.
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Old 12th Oct 2006, 22:07
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In that period it'd be cool to see YVR, LCA and DXB action.

LCA is the more likely.

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Old 13th Oct 2006, 07:41
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It would appear that Dorset County Council are not happy with the expansion plans for BOH!
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/sea...ort_future.php
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