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Old 11th Mar 2017, 16:06
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ISLE OF MAN

With CityWing announcing it is ceasing operations following problems with the operator of its services this will mean the end of the IOM -NCL service.

Could this be a niche route for Eastern to fill?
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Old 11th Mar 2017, 16:08
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Why? ManxWing will be along is a few weeks no doubt.

No seriously. Eastern could make some money out of this. Extended the CWL to Valley as a W through CWL could work or even NCL-VLY-CWL-VLY-NCL in addition to a few IOM rotations a week. Who knows.
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 16:53
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Eastern to start the route tomorrow, no hanging about!! (13th
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 21:14
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Wow that was fast! Great to see Eastern back serving NCL-IOM, makes me feel nostalgic! Based on the flight times it's got to be an NCL based aircraft they're using.

Fingers crossed it goes well for them and maybe they'll consider an IOM base to cover the rest of Citywing's routes.

I do worry that daily could be overkill though, especially at 99 one way. 49 maybe (I'm sure that's what Citywing charged) but Eastern almost always seem to price themselves out of the market except when high yield business is involved.

Good news anyway!
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 23:18
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Citywing's fares did indeed start at 49 each way. My next trip to the island might well be on the ferry.
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 23:21
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On a more positive note, does this mean that Belfast City is once again served from Newcastle, albeit via the Isle of Man?
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 00:51
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I would assume so... Eastern do offer connections on a lot of routes, but at a cheapest return fare of 396, over 2 hours flying time, a connection and poor business timed flights... It's probably cheaper and more convenient to take easyJet to BFS, hire yourself a decent car, take the family for 2 nights at the Europa and make a weekend of it.

Unless the north east is full of highly paid enthusiasts, willing to part with their money on the basis that they'll get full frills service and a more convenient experience, all while flying on quite a rare aircraft... We can probably count the annual NCL-BHD-NCL passengers on one hand
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 09:05
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The prize in all of this must be Isle of Man - Belfast City......Eastern have to get an a/c over there so why not position in from NCL which has a steady if small core of passengers to the IOM. Win, win situation
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 10:59
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STAR's and new Arrivals

https://www.facebook.com/nclairport/...56396154442685

The airport has finally published its new Arrival procedures which are in consultation now and have all the documents on the website. It's been a long time coming.

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Old 13th Mar 2017, 11:50
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(Copied in Belfast City thread)
This morning's flights cancelled!
NCL-IOM (G-MAJY) operated as schedule, but aircraft remains on ground at IOM with its IOM-BHD-IOM cancelled. - Not sure if a/c has gone tech. Too soon to say whether IOM-NCL will operated as scheduled this afternoon
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 14:10
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G-MAJY landing back from IOM at 14.15
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 17:09
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Just had a look on the Eastern website, they're offering 86 one way NCL-BHD.

I correct my prediction last night, there may be *some* people who would consider paying 170 for Eastern's service and the convenience of BHD despite the IOM stop. I wonder if they could test the water for bringing back NCL-BHD. I'm not sure what kind of high level/high yield (if any) business traffic exists but they might be able to make a go of BHD for high end passengers better than Flybe did.

The only problem would be... Would they offer 80 flights to Belfast? Or would they be extortionate. I don't think anyone would pay more than 100 unless short notice.
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Old 14th Mar 2017, 16:56
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Gets earlier every year!!!

Thomas Cook summer 2018 now on sale
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Old 15th Mar 2017, 00:31
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I assume it'll be adjusted over the next few months though, and will be finalised by W17/18. Hopefully we might see something nice from them
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 23:58
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Arrival and Approach Procedure Consultation - Newcastle Airport
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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 19:56
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Thomas Cook Airlines UK - 17 new routes, seven new own-brand hotels for Summer 2018 on sale


Only thing new for us looks like a Thursday flight to CFU now 3x weekly as HRG is new for this summer.

Poor compared to BRS and BHX
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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 20:37
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And it looks like EZY have dropped LPA fow W17/18
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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 21:42
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Maybe waiting to see if Ryanair come onto LPA first
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 15:31
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"Gets earlier every year!!!

Thomas Cook summer 2018 now on sale"

You can always hope someone will lend you cash for 18 months at zero per cent interest rate... costs nothing to try after all
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Old 25th Mar 2017, 15:45
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NCL has now disappeared from the Cobalt Aero website
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