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Old 16th Jul 2009, 20:32
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Fly Be will grow and grow they are a go ahead airline and will be the No 1 British Regional Carrier for a long time.

They operate routes on which other airlines have failed

They have a good product/Good Aeroplanes and more especially execelent crews

I wish them all the best wishes for continued sucess

P S I do NOT work for Fly Be

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Old 17th Jul 2009, 08:45
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From the article;

Mike Rutter: "Jim (French, Flybe's chairman and ceo) was put in the corner with a dunce's hat".

Place your bets on how much Jim has chopped off his salary for that remark?

Glad to see we have 77 aircraft now. Wonder which fleet we have been secretly expanding?
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Old 17th Jul 2009, 11:04
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Secretly expanding????
145`s + 146`s are all gone.
Q400`s, the orders were common knowledge and on Jethro`s to all to see
195`s , the recent courses were cancelled, so guessing no new a/c in the near furture!

did i miss a fleet??
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Old 17th Jul 2009, 11:29
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No you didn't miss a fleet. However, the recent 195 course wasn't cancelled but postponed by a couple of months.

There has been movement from the 195 right seat to Dash left seat recently and with the advent of the Athens contract and "something in the pipeline" for the 195 there is a requirement, again, for 195 F/O's.
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Old 20th Jul 2009, 08:56
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Didn't British World use two ATR72-500 (G-OILA/B, IIRC) on oil contracts? Did they only operate into Sumburgh?
Yes they operated successfully into Sumburgh only, for a few years. Replaced (unfortunately) by ATP's to improve the crosswind capability............. and reduce the price. at that time Scatsa had only a small operation -
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Old 20th Jul 2009, 19:04
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Picture of first a/c in OA c/s:
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Old 21st Jul 2009, 13:32
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Anyone know whether the DH4's will be operating specific routes only within Greece or just as and where? Having dificulty pickin up availability from Islands back to ATH for a variety of dates lately - when I can see the flights on Amadeus - just never any availability.
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Old 21st Jul 2009, 14:12
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Flybe’s top five UK summer holiday routes for 2009 are:
1. London Gatwick to the Channel Islands, Guernsey and Jersey
2. London Gatwick to Belfast
3. Inverness to London Gatwick
4. Edinburgh to Southampton
5. Edinburgh to Birmingham
I am surprised at number 4 and 5. Would have expected Manchester to feature in there somewhere.

Bookings up 11%, availability up 7% - a rise in load factor me thinks!
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Old 21st Jul 2009, 15:08
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BHX-EDI should do well from next week as they almost have a
monopoly with BMI Baby sending their planes to the Med rather
than Scotland.

I travelled BHX-EDI in August 2 years ago and had a choice of
four flights a day Monday - Friday. This is year it is one daily
Monday - Friday, no Saturday service and double daily Sunday
(During August).

No wonder flybe bookings are up on this route and so should BHX-
GLA as Baby have cut that to six weekly until September.

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Old 21st Jul 2009, 15:33
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Can we really believe any stats emanating from Flybe?
Rutter Quote:
"Civil Aviation Association (CAA) statistics recently verified that Flybe is the UK’s number one domestic carrier, it also being the biggest UK domestic carrier at London Gatwick in terms of passenger numbers, a statistic that is borne out by Flybe’s top five summer holiday routes, with three of its top five routes operated out of the country’s second largest airport. These numbers were supposedely based on April and May actuals.

Where do we find these numbers? CAA statistics for UK airlines have just been released for April (not May). These show Flybe carrying 416182 pax at a 62% load factor and 25% total UK domestic market share. Flybe carryings for April09 down 3.5% year on year,and load factor down 1% point Easy carried 437028 with load factor of 75%
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Old 21st Jul 2009, 16:15
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Interesting spin from Flybe, why are the Channel Islands grouped together, yet INV is not grouped as Scotland etc.

Statistics can be made to say anything.
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 13:31
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Of course, you know that 87.635% of all statistics quoted are made up
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 14:27
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interesting.... does anyone know what routes the 195's operate out of Manchester?
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 14:32
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MAN based 195 goes Milan, Milan, Milan and Guess what ????? - Milan.....
and the occasional charter route at weekends.
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 14:33
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There is one based I believe which operates:


I think an aircraft operates from SOU time to time.
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 14:37
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thank you
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 15:05
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Anymore - please add.
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 15:11
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thanks mufc new Q
how many aircraft are based in each base(e195&q400)??
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 18:35
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ACARS database search - acarsd ACARS Decoder for Linux and Windows

If you try under the registration box G-FBEA to 'EN and EXT as the airport that's the whole picture of where they fly em to.
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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 19:06
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The SOU based also operate to JER on certain days, although I think only ever consistently on a Saturday during the summer.

The EXT one does not fly to Salzburg anymore, this was replaced by the Q400. It now, during the winter, operates the Geneva and a Chambery charter.
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