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Old 5th Sep 2009, 01:36
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bmi today announced cancellations of 4 routes:

East Midland - Cologne eff 18SEP09
Manchester - Glasgow eff 19SEP09
London Heathrow - Palma Mallorca eff 04NOV09
London Heathrow - Venice eff 16NOV09
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Old 5th Sep 2009, 10:05
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Stressful times over in airport HQ right now I would think. To lose one (easy) is unfortunate but to lose two (bmi CGN) is a little careless. How long before BD decide the E135 is underused and they drop BRU too? Jet2 with a relaxed
one aircraft mid-haul schedule hardly compensates for easy's three aircarft short haul schedule. Oh how we laugh now at the airport recently trumpeting being the only UK airport with four major low-fare airlines. Having lost easy and with baby's future far from determined under it's new German masterS despite all the "we're here to stay" rhetoric), I bet airport management are not looking forward to O'Leary knocking on their door asking for even better terms! If I were MAG, I'd be asking the ex-Asda MD (brought the pile 'em high sell 'em cheap philosophy to EMA) what strategy they have when O'Leary does come a calling.
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Old 5th Sep 2009, 14:18
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The base is closing. In the airline industry you do not open 90 day consultaions or announce you 'plan' to close bases unless you are going to. In the words of CEO Andy Harrison "In regard to East Midlands we cannot see a growing long term future and we have decided to move our assets to markets with better long term potential."

I have no idea why the flights remain on sale, but easyjet will not have a base at EMA next year.

This was always going to happen. EMA cannot sustain such capacity as it has right now, especially in the current economic climate. Fact is that three low cost airlines, as well as Thomson and Thomas Cook, is still good for an airport the size of EMA.
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Old 5th Sep 2009, 17:41
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easyjet

If things go to plan with the 6th baby aircraft as well as Jet2, then
pax wise easyjet will not be missed as the capacity will be taken up.

Okay at the moment one more 757 & 733 does not add up to 3 x 319's
but easy in winter at times only operated six flights a day.

Where East Mids has lost out is losing a good airline/crew etc although their IT needs sorting if they are leaving by 10/01/10 as all flights remain
bookable and that is not on.

I know they might be trying to arrange away based aircraft for some
flights but can anyone see that happening other than Geneva?

Assuming nothing desparate happens to baby then East Mids will be
fine but again a lot depends on these rumoured new flights and
frequencies.

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Old 5th Sep 2009, 17:48
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It wouldnt suprise me if bmi get rid of BRU as well, and place that onto WW as a daily flight with a B735?
Wasn't BRU tried on baby and very quickly transferred back to regional? IMO once daily on a B735 wouldn't work since it would not offer a day return facility
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Old 5th Sep 2009, 20:22
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Gutted about EZY... on a brighter note... rumour has it that the Red Arrows may be visiting en route from a display at some point tomorrow afternoon, let's hope the weather's good.
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 08:33
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East Midlands Airport At Peterborough!

Just noticed a wonderful piece of ījournalismī in the comic - sorry The Sun on 4 September stating in the easyJet article that East Midlands Airport is in Peterborough, where do they get these people from?
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 08:41
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I thought you were having me on - but no...

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...f-flights.html
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 10:00
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The article is not by any old hack, its by the Business Editor.
I have always stated that l do not believe anything written in that comic and that includes the date on the front cover as well.
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 10:12
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Sun Article

Well said Mr Spotty, I used to work for a number of aviation magazines before retiring and it was drummed into all of us check your facts again and again. Also as an aside never believe anything as gospel in newspapers, I know I worked on them!
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 11:02
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Devil Sparrows

Red Sparrows just done their lunchtime flyby....minute early...rubbish

You ain't seen me, right...........
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 11:30
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Peterborough- East Midlands Airport. The guy must have worked for Ryan Air, before joining the Sun.
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Old 7th Sep 2009, 08:37
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Haha! Reminds me of Frankie Boyle when he says "Ryanair have opened a new route to New York, but it actually stops just outside of New York. In Dublin".

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Been more like 86 hours, not 48, any news on baby?
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Hi Oliww

I was just thinking the same actually, where is the announcement ?

Watch this space i was told by EMA on Friday as there was go to be an annoucement from an Airline, that may cover EZY routes ?

So i reckon there will be no GVA and VCE, as to be fair the other routes are all covered by Fr and Ww.

I think it is time EMA got a biggie in and linked us to a hub, like EY do at BHX, i am sorry to hear about Easyjet at EMA, i worked there myself as cabin crew and left just over 4 years ago, when i was there at the time, the base was busy, all good load factors, we had the Highest spend per head etc.... but EZY just did not expnad on it, i really thought when Fr came on board it would have picked up, but no EY just sat there and did nothing, what ashame, some good crew there.

Jet2 will be interesting, seems to be doing really well, and there new routes look great, lets just hope the East midlands backs them now.

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Old 7th Sep 2009, 16:07
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Baby expansion

Mike 16

Just a quick scan of the Baby Summer 2010 flight schedule suggests some expansion at EMA has already been introduced, with the 6th aircraft now required.
I would imagine any "announcement" would be for new routes, should any be forthcoming?
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Old 7th Sep 2009, 17:11
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When I last looked at around 2pm, the only "extra" flights I saw were of Malaga, which requires a 6th Aircraft on a Monday and Wednesday. Departing at 15:45 and Arriving back at 22:15.

I have a feeling it might be announced tomorrow, thats when they usually end sales or introduce sales, so I'm thinking then...
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Old 7th Sep 2009, 18:24
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DHL AIR 767-300ERF G-DHLE should be arriving Wed am about 0100LT.
At 0900LT Wed and Thur circuits and bumps at EMA
Looks great with wing tips
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Old 7th Sep 2009, 20:41
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Baby Winter New Routes

Heard a Whisper they are Venice and Cork
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Old 7th Sep 2009, 21:25
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Wow whoopy de. lol

hardly exciting news, be nice to have something Brand new for one !
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