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Old 31st Aug 2017, 21:18
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Interesting to see we now have an Etihad SAAB-2000 based plane until October operating for eastern.
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Old 1st Sep 2017, 20:54
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Not sure if it was already mentioned but Jet2 doing Sofia run from 18th December till 1st April - every Saturday.
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Old 1st Sep 2017, 23:44
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Saab 2000 is is a mixture of Flybe and Etihad crew. No Eastern crew unless that changes.
Etihad here to stay until end of October.

Eastern is now linked with Flybe, so under the franchise scheme. Flight numbers will now be BE I believe but no rebranding.
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Old 1st Sep 2017, 23:45
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Originally Posted by Beatts View Post
Not sure if it was already mentioned but Jet2 doing Sofia run from 18th December till 1st April - every Saturday.
Will be skiing charters like Turin, Geneva, Innsbruck and Salzburg with TUI.
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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 05:35
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Eastern is now linked with Flybe, so under the franchise scheme. Flight numbers will now be BE I believe but no rebranding.
Not sure if your referring just to the Swiss Saab when you say there will be no rebranding, but there will be for at least some of the main fleet - see this link from the Eastern thread (for those of a nervous disposition, look away now - it's hideous)

http://skyliner-aviation.de/viewphot...v2&picid=10024
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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 08:35
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Jet 2 operate the Sofia charters on behalf of Balkan Holidays
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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 14:45
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
Not sure if your referring just to the Swiss Saab when you say there will be no rebranding, but there will be for at least some of the main fleet - see this link from the Eastern thread (for those of a nervous disposition, look away now - it's hideous)

http://skyliner-aviation.de/viewphot...v2&picid=10024
The link doesn't work.

No - I was referring to the main fleet. To what I've heard from various crew of T3, only around 4-5 Eastern aircraft will be rebranded as Flybe for the Scottish routes.

However the venture / franchise is so confusing that it is difficult for some to keep up with, including myself, various crew and no doubt other departments.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 13:29
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Has the 10 year anniversary of the Emirates service passed by without any mention?

Sure it was 01/09/2007 when the route started but never heard anything said about it.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 13:39
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The "Etihad" S2000 even more confusing than it appears. The operating airline is Darwin Airline. Etihad has now sold its interest in the airline to Adria, so the airline is to be renamed Adria Airways Switzerland.
I think its an Eastern Airways service, codeshare with flyBe, operated by Darwin Airline in Ethiad colours. But it could be a flyBe device operated by Darwin Airline in Etihad colours, on behalf of Eastern.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 15:37
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Originally Posted by Marra123 View Post
Has the 10 year anniversary of the Emirates service passed by without any mention?

Sure it was 01/09/2007 when the route started but never heard anything said about it.
I saw something as part of an email from Newcastle Airport

Celebrating 10 years flying to Dubai
We're celebrating 10 years of the daily Emirates service to Dubai this month.

Since launch, over 1.8 million passengers have travelled to and from Dubai on the service, a great asset to the North East region.


That was it.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 16:00
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Thomas Cook NCL-CFU was operated by G-TCDH today but then did CFU-BRS, whilst the BRS-CFU flight operated by G-TCDN that landed at the same time did CFU back to NCL. The crew swapped AC on the tarmac in CFU, we were on the CFU-NCL flight.

Why would they swap over aircraft in CFU? Both identical new A321s!
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 16:20
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Originally Posted by milhouse999 View Post
Thomas Cook NCL-CFU was operated by G-TCDH today but then did CFU-BRS, whilst the BRS-CFU flight operated by G-TCDN that landed at the same time did CFU back to NCL. The crew swapped AC on the tarmac in CFU, we were on the CFU-NCL flight.

Why would they swap over aircraft in CFU? Both identical new A321s!
Happens often by all airlines you very rarely get the same aircraft stuck at one base all summer. G-EZRE did NCL-PMI yesterday then PMI-MAN whilst G-EZPY did PMI-NCL resulting in over an hour delay.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 16:22
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Originally Posted by LiamNCL View Post
Happens often by all airlines you very rarely get the same aircraft stuck at one base all summer. G-EZRE did NCL-PMI yesterday then PMI-MAN whilst G-EZPY did PMI-NCL resulting in over an hour delay.
Cheers !

Just seemed odd as both AC had been based at NCL and BRS for some time. I was worried the ground handlers had put the wrong pax on the wrong AC for a moment as the only 2 AC on the ground at CFU were identical TCXs
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 16:23
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Originally Posted by milhouse999 View Post
Cheers !

Just seemed odd as both AC had been based at NCL and BRS for some time. I was worried the ground handlers had put the wrong pax on the wrong AC for a moment as the only 2 AC on the ground at CFU were identical TCXs
Keep an eye on G-TCDH i wouldnt be suprised to see it swap again and go to MAN as soon as the chance comes if its needed in the hangar soon. MAN-BRS swaps may arise more often than MAN-NCL so if a aircraft is needed at TCX HQ soon for a checkup it makes more sense to first swap with BRS downroute then onto MAN.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 17:31
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The Emirates got a water salute on the 1st
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 17:38
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Originally Posted by NCL-TRC View Post
I'm told that SAS are withdrawing, booking search suggests last flight is the 27th October
I've tweeted SAS and they replied saying the route was ending for the winter, and I asked if it was coming back seasonally in 2018 and they said yes. Whether that happens or not we shall see next summer. It's a shame the route is ending as it's managed to go a few years now in a time slot which wasn't the best for connections.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 20:30
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Originally Posted by Ph1l1pncl View Post
I've tweeted SAS and they replied saying the route was ending for the winter, and I asked if it was coming back seasonally in 2018 and they said yes. Whether that happens or not we shall see next summer. It's a shame the route is ending as it's managed to go a few years now in a time slot which wasn't the best for connections.
Strange considering it stopped for the best part of the busy part of this summer?
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 23:15
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Originally Posted by brian_dromey View Post
The "Etihad" S2000 even more confusing than it appears. The operating airline is Darwin Airline. Etihad has now sold its interest in the airline to Adria, so the airline is to be renamed Adria Airways Switzerland.
I think its an Eastern Airways service, codeshare with flyBe, operated by Darwin Airline in Ethiad colours. But it could be a flyBe device operated by Darwin Airline in Etihad colours, on behalf of Eastern.
It's an Eastern Airways service/flight; under the venture scheme - codeshared with Flybe. Resulting in crew being Etihad Regional and Flybe (depending on crewing, rotas etc). No eastern airways crewing the S2000.

Hopefully that clears it up.
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Old 5th Sep 2017, 10:37
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A post on the Eastern thread says an AIS Jetstream 31 moves to NCL this weekend and that together with the S2000 will operate the NCL routes. The post gives the operational details.

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Old 7th Sep 2017, 17:29
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Ryanair Summer 2018

flights now on sale same as this year so far
expect a few new routes in the coming weeks to be added
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