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Old 25th Apr 2017, 16:29
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When I was delayed three days by the antics of a certain orange-tailed airline, they were very helpful and did indeed waive any extra charges.
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 16:32
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Great.

Hopefully if I book until 11pm for a 22:25 arrival they will understand.
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 14:30
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Southampton and Exeter included in the 2017/18 winter for flybe.
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 14:38
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Yes - very strange/sloppy piece on the Chronicle website - while EXT has come and gone, haven't BE operated SOU for years??

Flybe announce new flights from Newcastle Airport for people heading south - Chronicle Live
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 14:59
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As per!

yeah i am sure they have, classic Chronicle i guess haha.
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 15:38
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It used to be operated by Eastern then Flybe launched the route and saw Eastern off. They tried the same tactic with ABZ but Eastern managed to see them off.
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 16:31
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I've written on here before about the standards of journalism at the Chronicle, and the standards of honesty at Newcastle Airport's and Flybe's respective press offices. But describing flights from NCL to EXT and SOU as 'new' really takes the whole barrel of biscuits. 'Fake news' didn't begin with Donald Trump.
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 22:04
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LY-VEN inbound from Naples ahead of its summer lease for TCX
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 22:24
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Ryanair Winter 17

Ryanair today 'officially' launched their Newcastle Winter 2017 schedule.

Ryanair launches Newcastle Winter 2017 Schedule

Welcome to Ryanair!

Two new winter routes to Faro and Madrid, as well as continuation of all routes from Winter 2016.

NE
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Old 29th Apr 2017, 11:17
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Neos should be starting their flights on Monday the 1st to verona until 1-10-17.
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 00:56
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Saw something on Facebook earlier saying easyJet was dropping Jersey. I can't find the post anymore, anybody know if there's truth in this or is it just to do with the fact Summer '18 isn't out yet?

I hope not, the route's done well with easy on board
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 02:00
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How is Easy's Jersey route doing passenger wise? Just had a quick flick through the last few monthly passenger stats on here and Jersey doesn't seem to be included. Other than myself 4 years ago (NCL-SOU-JER and back on BE), I don't know many people who have been to Jersey for holidays recently. Having said that, I understand that there are plenty of financial companies have offices there that might generate some business traffic.
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 08:22
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Jersey is summer only route may-oct?
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 10:58
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Newcastle to Jersey Route

Hi Jensdad I have used this route twice a year since it started, and the loads are always really good, either full, or maybe a few empty seats. From the start, I was amazed at the huge jump in passengers travelling. When Fly BE did the route, you would maybe get 44-50 pax on the Q400, but now its the A319, with 156 seats I believe? You can tell that the Easyjet brand, marketing reach, and pricing structure have all benifitted this route, as for a large part of the season, Newcastle and Liverpool have the cheapest prices to Jersey, from the Midlands up to Scotland, and passengers come from a large catchment to use the service, much bigger than Newcastle's immediate catchment. It is popular inbound too, as Channel islanders often just need a landing point, before travelling onwards within the UK. With regards to this route finishing in October, well lets face it, it does that every year as it is summer only. 2018 summer routes are not out yet, so isnt it a case of someone getting the wrong end of the stick? We shall see, but I certainly hope so. Fly BE have a strangle hold on Jersey flights the length and breadth of this country. The small, well placed Easyjet routes serve up good competition in this very specialised market.
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 13:20
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Thanks for the info, MontrealDubai. I must admit I didn't realise it was summer only. Hope they do reinstate it for 2018 as I wouldn't mind another trip over there at some stage!
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 14:56
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Had a fab trip on U2 to JER about 2 years ago. It was 71 return each during the May school half term which maybe suggests that while Easyjet can sell seats on this route, maybe yields are not great.

JER is a great place for a mini break, one of the best trips I have done.
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 15:24
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I can only only give you 2016 figures for Jersey.
March 228
April 2313 up 13% on 2015
May 3113 up 31%
Jun 3676 up 59%
July 3918 up 19%
Aug 4876 up 46%
Sep 3041 up 32%
Oct 2509 up 29%

Frequency was increased over 2015.
I don't know the load factor figures
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 15:38
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The February statistics which appeared on the old airport website are now showing on the new website and have been revised with total movements now showing as 3,442 (3371) and total pax as 280,200 (287,609).

No sign of the March figures yet.
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 16:50
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February Figures - ERROR?!

Originally Posted by Jamesair View Post
The February statistics which appeared on the old airport website are now showing on the new website and have been revised with total movements now showing as 3,442 (3371) and total pax as 280,200 (287,609).

No sign of the March figures yet.
That's got to an error, as January 2017 is exactly the same figures for every detail. Seems January figures have just been duplicated.
Airport should update!
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 16:51
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I believe NCL-JER was x4 weekly during 2016, which I'm sure was 3 A320's and 1 A319 in peak summer, this year it's x3 weekly A319. The A320 always did the Saturday flight in the past but that seems to have changed.
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