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Old 19th Apr 2017, 10:25
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Correct, nothing new from Newcastle
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 08:45
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Thomson Summer 2018

Weekly flights

ALC- Alicante x3
Boj- bourgas x2
Cun - cancun 1/2
CFU- Corfu x2
Her- Heraklion X1
Dlm- Dalaman x2 (FHY Monday flight)
Fao- Faro x1
Lpa- las palmas x1
Ibz- Ibiza x3
Efl- kefalonia x1
Kgs- kos x1
Ace- lanzarote x2
Lca- laranca x2
Agp- Malaga x2
Mah- menorca X1
Nap- Naples x2
Orlando - same 1/2
PMI- Palma - x4
Paphos x2
Reus x3
Rhodes x2
Skiathos x1 operated by MT
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 15:05
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Easyjet

Budget carrier says relationship with Newcastle Airport could yield more routes (From The Northern Echo)

Headlines:
  • numbers expected to exceed 1.1 million this year
  • in excess of 100,000 of those flying for business
  • increased flights by 13 per cent this winter
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 15:18
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Very good to see that Paris and Venice are being mentioned.

Be good to see what the future brings.
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 15:36
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Sounds promising but........
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 15:55
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.....they used to operate Paris and said it wasn't making money even though the loads were very good. So what has changed?

'Hot air' and 'background noise'?
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 16:01
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No exactly a convincing article when it mentions Newcastle-Las Palmas which easyJet has dropped.
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 16:07
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Jet2 are looking at city routes for summer 2018
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 17:54
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All good news though, Venice is a gaping hole from NCL (I'm flying NCL-BRS tonight and BRS-VCE tomorrow)

Jet2 do well on their city routes so I'd be surprised if they weren't at least looking

If EZY brought Paris back and opened up Venice again, Jet2 did Budapest and someone (EZY/FR) brought Milan back next year... It'd be a good year
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 18:20
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Maybe EasyJet could look at and make a success of Copenhagen from NCL.

Looking at Return fares from NCL - CPH the cheapest are with BA via LHR at around £250

Cheapest direct fares with SAS are £320! (various dates from June onward)

EasyJet from Edinburgh to/from Copenhagen is c. £29 each way (£approx. £60 return)
- Wonder how many people get the train/tram to Edinburgh Airport from Newcastle at around £25 return? Much cheaper!
Sure we would also get a lot of Danes traveling to Newcastle at EasyJet fares.

Pity Easyjet don't operate at Oslo, Stavanger & Bergen airports (LCC seem to be dominated by Norwegian), as these were always popular with repeat visitors to the region when Braathens operated daily 737 services - and weren't particularly low cost)
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 18:28
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haven't EZY already done CPH?
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 18:33
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VCE and CDG can be operated by aircraft based in these locations freeing up NCL based aircraft to fly more routes or keeping encurrent setup but with more flying done from other bases. TFS should have increased frequency.

I don't think CDG was a matter of it not making money rather they thought they could make more money elsewhere.

CPH has been done. City places come and go. I just don't think CPH is on trend enough right now to sustain a 156Y service. In fact, easyJet just doesn't have a good track record when it comes to Scandinavia (except for CPH).

easyJet continues to deliver a strong performance at NCL. They're taking the fight to Ryanair. They chased Vueling out of town and are continuing to develop the base. Even the tiny increase of 6 seats on their A320 will help the economics of the base.

Haters gonna hate, but orange tails will be here at NCL in bigger numbers for years to come and staff will continue to be based here. There will never be a fourth aircraft.
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 18:47
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Easyjet know their market from NCL and they do it exceptionally well. We wont get a 4th Aircraft but i can see 1 A319 being peddled for a 2nd A320 in time.
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 19:04
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Originally Posted by EK77WNCL View Post
All good news though, Venice is a gaping hole from NCL (I'm flying NCL-BRS tonight and BRS-VCE tomorrow)

Jet2 do well on their city routes so I'd be surprised if they weren't at least looking

If EZY brought Paris back and opened up Venice again, Jet2 did Budapest and someone (EZY/FR) brought Milan back next year... It'd be a good year
You could of course have taken the train to Edinburgh, giving you a choice of Jet2 or Easyjet tomorrow.
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 20:32
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or got the train to MAN or BHX or flown via CDG, etc....
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 20:44
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Spoilt for choice, in fact.
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 00:08
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I believe in "use it or lose it" so where possible I fly from Newcastle...

However, the better half lives in Bristol so it's relatively convenient for me, and the return fares from BRS were not to be sniffed at, especially with the convenience of my easyJet plus card

We did Milan, Rome and Venice from Newcastle last year with Bmi regional, Brussels Airlines and Alitalia

For routes like Venice, though.. Do people really want to spend hours just travelling to the airport, on what is likely to be a 3/4 day trip. Look at Berlin, it's not doing too badly at all, and I can say anecdotally that a lot of people I know have only just booked up to go, or considered it seriously because of the direct flights (myself included, 29th June I'm off). It was probably the biggest example where people would say "I'd love to go but it's such a pain to get to from here, it's not worth it"

And for anyone interested, quick neb on the computer screens today. EZY569, NCL-BRS, 119 pax (124 with 5 no show) and 13 checked in bags
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 06:53
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I haven't parked at NCL before but I was just wondering if I pre-book and give a leave time but my flight is delayed and it's later than that what happens?
Do I put my card in the machine on departure and it gets charged extra automatically or do I have to call for assistance somehow?
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 08:02
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Originally Posted by ash666 View Post
I haven't parked at NCL before but I was just wondering if I pre-book and give a leave time but my flight is delayed and it's later than that what happens?
Do I put my card in the machine on departure and it gets charged extra automatically or do I have to call for assistance somehow?
Normally car parks charge by the day, starting from the morning of the day of arrival. So unless your flight is delayed and arrives after midnight, it probably wont make any difference.

If it does, just call for assistance and say your flight was delayed, they'll probably waive the extra charges.
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 08:09
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Thanks.
My flight would come in at 22.25 and the latest time you can book on the day would be 23.00 which is a bit optimistic.
A 23.59 option would be good.
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