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Old 6th Mar 2020, 09:03
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Originally Posted by craigyton2 View Post
After loosing BHD and AMS services due to Flybe's unfortunate demise. Do we think anyone will take these routes on? Especially the Belfast route as this was once 5x daily , and recently atleast 3 daily. Maybe easyJet from BFS? KLM for the AMS . Any thoughts ?
It would be nice to think easyJet might try twice daily Belfast, but it would likely be BFS not BHD, and the carrier might opt to try to develop BHX further rather than move into another UK airport. I suspect KLM will focus on BHX and not rush into EMA. With BRU already stopped, AMS was EMA's last real connection to a major hub leaving it now with only low-cost routes, charters and the few Loganair domestic services plus Auriigny. It will be interested to see whether EMA gets anything to/from JER this summer (remember the glory days when there were sometimes seven departures on a Saturday). Sad to see routes that have been at EMA almost since day one go, but recent years have shown that frequent scheduled services aimed at the business market are nolonger EMA's forte.
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 09:07
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Originally Posted by EastMids View Post
It would be nice to think easyJet might try twice daily Belfast, but it would likely be BFS not BHD, and the carrier might opt to try to develop BHX further rather than move into another UK airport. I suspect KLM will focus on BHX and not rush into EMA. With BRU already stopped, AMS was EMA's last real connection to a major hub leaving it now with only low-cost routes, charters and the few Loganair domestic services plus Auriigny. It will be interested to see whether EMA gets anything to/from JER this summer (remember the glory days when there were sometimes seven departures on a Saturday). Sad to see routes that have been at EMA almost since day one go, but recent years have shown that frequent scheduled services aimed at the business market are nolonger EMA's forte.

I completely agree with you on that. It would be nice to see easyJet try the Belfast sector , but I agree it would be Aldergrove if they did and they may decide to concentrate on Birmingham as they already have a operation from there . It is a sad sight to see, so many businesses destinations offered over the years with high frequencies to CDG, AMS and many others , but they all have disappeared. I'm confident the Jersey will continue though , Blue Island have said they will continue to operate the service in there own entity 1x daily.
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 13:07
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Thanks for that Paul. Do you know what routes the Albastars are operating? Thank yo

Hi mate yes they are all operating for Tui with the exception of Balkan,back at work on Monday will try and find out the latest gossip on the lost routes
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 14:43
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Originally Posted by craigyton2 View Post
I completely agree with you on that. It would be nice to see easyJet try the Belfast sector , but I agree it would be Aldergrove if they did and they may decide to concentrate on Birmingham as they already have a operation from there . It is a sad sight to see, so many businesses destinations offered over the years with high frequencies to CDG, AMS and many others , but they all have disappeared. I'm confident the Jersey will continue though , Blue Island have said they will continue to operate the service in there own entity 1x daily.
Loganair might try the Belfast routes? Guess at the moment its wait and see as they are having to expand quickly into routes that have only become available to them (wonder if they will go for a few flybe Dash-8's to pick up more of whats left like they did with bmi's jets)

AMS looks gone for good sadly, same as with CDG and BRU that haven't been picked up (surprised FR dont look at EMA - Charleroi mind for Brussells) would love to see KLM come in as they do a lot of smaller airports such as Norwich but seems unlikely and to make it work ideally you want a morning and evening rotation rather than one flight in mid afternoon!

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Old 6th Mar 2020, 15:22
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EMA Loganair

I canít see Loganair going for Dash 8ís as they are already getting a few ATRís & wonít want to have even more variety of makes
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 20:16
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To what extent has the current Coronavirus situation impacted the cargo airlines at EMA? Do all the rounds of travel restrictions across borders make it impossible for crew to operate cargo routes?
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 17:08
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Originally Posted by egnxema View Post
To what extent has the current Coronavirus situation impacted the cargo airlines at EMA? Do all the rounds of travel restrictions across borders make it impossible for crew to operate cargo routes?
Going on when I was at work last night , the cargo side looks to be busier than usual to be honest! 2 x DHL CVG's in tonight too , one A332 and a 763. The cargo is one saving grace for EMA.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 18:17
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Originally Posted by egnxema View Post
To what extent has the current Coronavirus situation impacted the cargo airlines at EMA? Do all the rounds of travel restrictions across borders make it impossible for crew to operate cargo routes?
Its extremely busy, remember the passenger airlines carry a lot of belly freight so demand is up. BUT it could turn just like that. The countries are restricting and closing borders, Hotels are closing, flights that normally stop in Italy don't anymore. Every day every hour a new challenge comes. Crews end up being isolated, choices will have to be made soon is it the package or the pilot.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 14:46
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FedEx

As with previous BHX night closures FedEx are currently routing the FDX 5204 CDG-BHX-MAN through EMA.

In addition, the usual day stopping FDX 6203/4 has operated t/f SNN as FDX 9075/6 for the last couple of days. I presume this is only on a temporary basis? Perhaps someone could enlighten us?

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Old 1st Apr 2020, 12:22
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Cargo increase

https://mediacentre.eastmidlandsairp...edented-times/

Press release from the airport.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 12:44
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Originally Posted by craigyton2 View Post
Good news, but a shame that it has taken the virtual suspension of all passenger flying to have the PR department trumpeting the principal business of the airport. They don't mention how the volume of cargo has changed. I imagine it has increased in percentage terms rather faster than the movements.

How are DHL, UPS and their like managing social distancing within their facilities on airport?
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 12:44
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Originally Posted by Balair View Post
FedEx

As with previous BHX night closures FedEx are currently routing the FDX 5204 CDG-BHX-MAN through EMA.

In addition, the usual day stopping FDX 6203/4 has operated t/f SNN as FDX 9075/6 for the last couple of days. I presume this is only on a temporary basis? Perhaps someone could enlighten us?

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SNN was for maintenance reasons with Lufthansa. FedEx use them for base maintenance on the Europe captive 757 fleet.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 13:00
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[QUOTE=Flightmech;10735641]SNN was for maintenance reasons with Lufthansa. FedEx use them for base maintenance on the Europe captive 757 fleet.

Thanks for the clarification Flightmech.

Also, from what I can see, FDX 5204 is no longer operating through EMA.

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Old 1st Apr 2020, 13:05
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Originally Posted by Flightmech View Post
SNN was for maintenance reasons with Lufthansa. FedEx use them for base maintenance on the Europe captive 757 fleet.

Thanks for the clarification Flightmech.

Also, from what I can see, FDX 5204 is no longer operating through EMA.

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None of the CDG European network has run this week, don't know why.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 13:12
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[QUOTE=mmeteesside;10735668]
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None of the CDG European network has run this week, don't know why.
The CDG network is running on the IP cycle only. No second EU1 sort. Hence why airplanes from the field stations are heading into CDG in the afternoon vs late evening. A few are not operating (MAN 5203/5204 as previously mentioned) as freight is moving by road to STN.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 13:44
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Originally Posted by mmeteesside View Post

The CDG network is running on the IP cycle only. No second EU1 sort. Hence why airplanes from the field stations are heading into CDG in the afternoon vs late evening. A few are not operating (MAN 5203/5204 as previously mentioned) as freight is moving by road to STN.
Ah right thanks that makes sense, I assume that's purely down to low volume due to business shut down across Europe? Interesting that LGG appears to be running as normal, assume most of it can e rerouted through there for stations that have a link there. Off topic for EMA I know but it made me wonder when none of the feeders appeared to be running.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 14:21
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Ah right thanks that makes sense, I assume that's purely down to low volume due to business shut down across Europe? Interesting that LGG appears to be running as normal, assume most of it can e rerouted through there for stations that have a link there. Off topic for EMA I know but it made me wonder when none of the feeders appeared to be running.
Not a volume problem at all. Staffing in the hub sort due COVID-19 related absences. I heard the Feeders are not running as you cannot maintain social-distancing when having multiple load-personnel in a small confined fuselage.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 17:17
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A couple of interesting movements noted in the last week.
G-POWD B763 of Titan operated two Military charters in last week from Calgary. With a RAF Voyager operating another charter from Belize​​​.
VP-BCR B744 of Silk Way West Airways operated Inbound and Outbound to Baku.
G-TUIN B789 of TUI operated a repatriation flight from MMMD to EMA today.

​​​​​​Also some of the new 80 stands are now open on the new UPS extension of the east apron.

I'm not sure why the Silk Way came in? Formula 1? Or Aid flight?
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 00:32
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East Midlands now rated as a premier league airport due to cuts elsewhere due to the virus.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/...ubAT?ocid=iehp
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 18:13
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It does appear that freight wise things are going well. I have heard that DHL are to operate a weekly Hong Kong service using a 747 and also adding a Los Angeles route
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