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Old 26th Mar 2017, 11:51
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Don't know if the mix of aircraft is changing or they are just swapping around aircraft within the base, but the Thursday Jet2 to Reus was a 733 and is now a 738. Reduction in 733 operations maybe?
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Old 26th Mar 2017, 12:48
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3 x 733, 4 x 738 this year
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Old 26th Mar 2017, 16:26
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Yep. All the QC's are apparently to be gone from this year and rumours are we will be a full 800 base next year with 8 based.
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Old 26th Mar 2017, 18:25
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Ryanair

Today and over the next week will see 4 new Ryanair routes starting up, daily PMI, 4 weekly FAO (M,W,F,Sun), 2 weekly MAD (M & F) and 2 weekly GRO (Tue & Sat).

In addition of the Winter routes being kept on with an increase of TFS to 3 weekly (Tue, Fri, Sun) and increases from last summer of ALC to daily (up from 5 weekly) and AGP is 5 weekly (Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun) (up from 4 weekly).

Expect a bit of noise being made tomorrow about the new MAD route! ... seeing they did so at the Boro v Man U match

12 routes in total with 52 weekly departures.

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Old 26th Mar 2017, 21:07
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Flybe doing a set of three flights to Charles De Gaulle on the Embraer 170, Effective 2017-10-29 through 2017-10-31.
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Old 27th Mar 2017, 02:55
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Is that to do with the changeover from Cityjet to Hop!? Perhaps Hop! have aircraft shortages? Or is it just a scheduled charter with Flybe?
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Old 29th Mar 2017, 14:32
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Did a plane with a different flightpath and 4 propeller engines land at NCL around 10.30am today?
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Old 29th Mar 2017, 15:11
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Old 29th Mar 2017, 15:18
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Thanks for that
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 18:35
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Apparently only 28 PAX on today's EZY PMI, A320 too!!
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 19:08
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28 pax on the return from PMI maybe. Quite normal at this time of year as it's the first week of operation for the summer season and the inbound loads will be low. It went out to PMI with a lot more than 28 on.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 19:20
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Only around 40 - 50 pax on the first inbound MAD flight... hopefully inbound traffic grows and not just the outbound traffic.

Loads looking quite good for tomorrow's inbound and outbound Madrid.

Shows potential for growth in new markets by having these direct routes which are already proving popular.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 19:44
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The figure on the first MAD inbound was in the 70s.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 21:40
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Does anyone break the figures down into demographics to see if the routes are actually leading to any growth in inbound traffic and tourism?

I can't envisage much from TFS, ACE, PMI, FAO but perhaps AGP, MAD and certainly WAW, GDN, WRO should have brought in at least some people?

Despite North Easterners being rather shy and unwilling when it comes to trying somewhere new, maybe more wealthy foreign tourists might fancy a weekend break in the North East?

Another hope I have with MAD is that football fans will use it, a lot use BCN.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 22:07
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Originally Posted by EK77WNCL View Post

Another hope I have with MAD is that football fans will use it, a lot use BCN.
Well get yourselves promoted! Apparently there is a lot of weekend traffic from Scandinavia and Ireland to watch Liverpool and Manchester U***** (sorry, City fan) and I can imagine your St James' Park's atmosphere is good, as well as the nightlife. Perhaps some entrepreneur can sell some football tours to Newcastle.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 22:12
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Speaking of Easyjet A320 i believe the current based A320 is the newest member of the fleet G-EZRA. Back on topic it was the return leg PMI-NCL that had 28 PAX which is normal.
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 00:59
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I am pleasantly surprised that there were 70 folks on the first inbound from Madrid. I've said on here before that, contrary to what the Newcastle Gateshead (those are still two separate words in my book) Initiative will tell you, inbound tourists to our neck of the woods are pitifully small in numbers. A listen to the voices in the departure lounge will tell you that the vast majority of folks using the airport are from within about 50 miles of Woolsington. It may be that that will improve with Ryanair and with general trends in tourism in general. I hope so - within reason anyway, we don't want the Northumbrian beaches getting too crowded!


For the last few years NUFC were in the Premier League, there was often a large block of seats around me that were taken up by visiting fans from the Netherlands. I spoke to a few of them and most of them seemed to come in on the ferry, though. Not sure if they are still coming now that we are in the Second Division, as I ditched my season ticket - for financial reasons rather than because they were crap, honest
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 05:23
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Originally Posted by nclops View Post
The figure on the first MAD inbound was in the 70s.


That's more like it! I was only passing on what I had been told re the 40-50 figure.


Today's (31/03) FR flights to MAD, FAO, TFS, and GDN seem to be quite full with all of them having a 90% + load factor.


I can say that Alicante, Mallorca and Warsaw are similar loads as well.
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 09:46
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Does anyone break the figures down into demographics to see if the routes are actually leading to any growth in inbound traffic and tourism?
The airline will know, and hopefully the Border Agency, but the only other source I've seen of this sort of info is the CAA passenger survey information which appears occasionally
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Old 5th Apr 2017, 20:06
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Jet2

Summer 2018 from NCL on sale now.

Comparing Summer 2018(AUG) to 2017(AUG)

Alicante -2 flights per week
TFS -1
PMI -1
GRO -1
Ibiza +1
Reus +1
LCA +1

So at the moment slightly down. However in the e mail announcing the release it said something like, watch this space for some exiting new destinations on the horizon.

So some announcements on the way?

Is it 4 738s and 3 733s from NCL this summer.

Is there anything in the rumour on the DTV thread about Jet2 flying from there in 2018??
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