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Old 2nd Jun 2007, 21:34
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BRISTOL - 4

The headline on the front page of to nights evening post.

CHARGE MORE AND WE'RE OFF

Budget airline Ryanair has threatened to pull out of Bristol International Airport if charges are increased. Ryanair deputy chief executive Michael Crawley has said "If Bristol was to put up its charges to us ,we wouldn't be in Bristol - its as simple as that."

Well,Mr Kehoe has only be in the job two days,but he certainly has managed to get him self noticed.


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Old 2nd Jun 2007, 22:01
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Well God forbid that Cardiff or Exeter should announce expansion plans. Mr Kehoe's gob will go into overdrive. While he was MD at Aldergrove and Belfast City announced their new terminal expansion plans, the poor man went into a state of hysteria and couldn't stop his cakehole flapping about planners over riding wishes of residents blah blah blah. Then BMI announced they would move to the City and BA mainline pulled out of NI altogether and everyone figured out why Kehoe had been so concerned.

Still, good luck to him, here's hoping he doesn't c**k it up but it would help if he didn't liken airport protestors to eco-terrorists................least not while there's journos within earshot!

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Old 12th Jun 2007, 10:55
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Air France

The Air France flights toParis CDG started yesterday and so far all have been delayed by a couple of hours!!!
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Old 12th Jun 2007, 12:18
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What were the loads like on the AF services?
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Old 12th Jun 2007, 17:41
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Well I was on today, and I can't remember the Airfrog being delayed by that long, and one of my colleagues said one of yesterday's delays was only 45 mins.

Still, what can you expect from French ATCOs, prolly out burning sheep or blockading Calais.
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Old 13th Jun 2007, 12:14
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Loads have been fairly respectable so far. In the last couple of days they have ranged from 14 right up to a full 50 with most flights having around 25-30 pax. Not too shabby for the first few days of their operation.
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 17:48
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BHD, can a 737-800 get into, or more to the point get out again ?, i allways thought Belfast Harbour was the same as LCY but slightly smaller !
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 10:55
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SAS Flights to Stockholm

As the first SAS flight to Stockholm is this Friday, does anybody know how the bookings have gone for these flights?
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 11:42
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can anyone shed any light as too why ryanair landed safely and the others switched too cwl during that bad weekend at brs?

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Old 27th Jun 2007, 15:01
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can anyone shed any light as too why ryanair landed safely and the others switched too cwl during that bad weekend at brs?
If you are refering to the bad weather which co-incided with the runway re-surfacing back in the winter, I think that it was very well covered on the Brs thread if you search back far enough.
But in a nutshell Ryanair did their risk assesment and said "yes", everyone else led by easyJet I think did theirs and said "no"
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 18:55
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thanks for that silvertop,never in my many years have i seen the whole operation move too cwl,i hope it never does in the future,best wishes,brs planespotter
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 12:13
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SAS flights to Stockholm

Pretty good judging by the current prices!
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 09:07
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SAS

Attended a function yesterday evening for SAS and they are saying how well the BRS flight has sold. LF for the forthcoming flights are approx 77%, which is great for a new flight with a shortish operating period.

Looking good for the same thing next year, with a possible longer operating period.

Flight in/out today are full I believe.
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Old 7th Jul 2007, 21:44
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BA/GB are dropping TFS after summer
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Old 8th Jul 2007, 10:00
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Is there any truth in the rumours that Aviance or another handling agent are looking at moving into BRS now that BA Handling as gone ?

Could this be the end of the Servisair monopoly ?
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Old 9th Jul 2007, 00:19
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GB are indeed ending their TFS service, but all is not lost, expect an announcement shortly from another carrier.
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Old 10th Jul 2007, 21:06
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I hope that announcement turns up faster than the imminent announcement about who will take up the German routes.

I'm back on Heathrow again now; the only exception being a WOW flight to Manchester next week, but I'm using BD to fly back to LHR the following day. (And I'm only using WOW because I can't do an overnight in Manchester the night before and fly up from LHR or take the train).
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 08:13
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German routes

I second that, BT.

I tried Flybe from FRA to SOU a few weeks ago, a disastrous alternative from my pov. The flight was ok - same BACon plane, same crew, similar schedule, delay of approx 1 hour (but we seem to accept that these days) - but as expected the onward and return drives to and from the southwest were a nightmare; best part of 4 hours along A roads, so much for regional air travel. SOU is virtually another London airport, and the facilities are poor, no substitute for Bristol.

Going via Heathrow again next week, needs must, 4 hours down motorways instead but at least more flight options.

Come on LH, buzz a little CRJ into BRS once a day and up your profile at BA's expense - BRS to the Far East via FRA, etc.
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 18:55
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Ideally they'd be buzzing one of their CRJs in twice a day... let's not go back to the BACon fiasco of losing three days out of work for one day in Germany! (Maybe BD could move one of their Emby's down?).

I've got a FRA flight coming up, and briefly toyed with the idea of LH out of BHX, but the public transport to BHX is cruddy. So guess what, LHR here I come. Out first thing, back by 7pm.

I know I've said it before, but a decent hubbing flight out to FRA would just be superb. All the long-haul ex-FRA I could start at BRS instead of LHR. <sigh>.

SAS are our only *A operator (1---5-- only) - they need to feel less lonely.
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Old 12th Jul 2007, 19:48
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A lot to be said for Monday and Friday rotatations on new/thin routes as it helps maximise the potential. Maybe we sometimes get a little too preoccupied about a perceived need for a Sunday flight?
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