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Old 6th Dec 2007, 05:51
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22/04
It is going to be "NB" & "NE" which are the first to go due to them being ETOPS.
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Old 6th Dec 2007, 10:22
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It will be good news if this means that LGW-AGP always operates on an Airbus. The 757 is a great aircraft but the internal configuration does not match Airbus. Fascinating, though, that GB are getting rid of A321's. Their previous policy had been to replace all the 320's with 321's.
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Old 6th Dec 2007, 11:56
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Ah but was the disposal of 321s planned before the Easy take over or does it result from it?
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Old 6th Dec 2007, 12:23
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GB are due to replace the outgoing two 321's with two new builds.

This was agreed before the takeover.

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"colegate" this past summer the whole B757 fleet has been configured for charter flights, that is not to say that the odd ZB service might have been carried out on them.
For your interest the plan for summer 07 was one B757 based at LGW to be used as a standby aircraft and this was achieved most of the time.
MON even charted other aircraft to cover for the loss of the A321s at the start of the season, this to still leave a standby aircraft available and l understand that one B757 will be a standby unit this summer.
"22/04", yes the GB A321s were decided before this summer started, so well before Easyjets takeover.
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Old 6th Dec 2007, 18:29
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The 757's will be reconfiged for S08 to 229 seats, to ensure that there are extra leg room seats at the front for ZB flights.
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Old 19th Dec 2007, 16:20
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Aircraft type enquiry

Does anyone know what aircraft type is scheduled to operate MON6992 / 6993 Charters between Gatwick and Geneva?

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Old 19th Dec 2007, 18:09
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Would say 752 but if it is on a Saturday during Feb half-term maybe an A300.
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 09:41
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Mostly A300s on the LGWGVA MON6992/3
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 01:03
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Heathrow Monarch Airbus

Have seen a Monarch A300 or something like that in LHR, anyone know what route this is operating? Didnt know they flew from LHR
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Maybe A Hajj flight which they are operating under BD flightnumber

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Old 5th Jan 2008, 09:04
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Yes, Hajj flights for BMI both before xmas and after using A330s.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 13:01
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Thumbs up New Routes and Expansion

I understand from a well-placed source that Monarch are due to launch LGW - Larnaca and Mahon from Easter and beef up their LGW - TFS offering. All flights on sale from Monday
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 16:36
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Interesring to see GB/EZY getting rid of their 321's already even though the buyout is not complete!
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 17:02
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They are only selling 2, don't know about the rest.

From what I have heard, both A321s are heading to MAN and 1 A320 is heading south to LGW so both bases get new aircraft with MAN getting quite a big boost to it's available seats.

This will obviously mean new routes for LGW and maybe another for MAN? Or frequency increases?
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 18:09
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As I have already advised, the two A321 disposals were already planned before the EZY take over by GT, with two new build aircraft replacing them.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 19:20
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I presume the newly announced MAN-LCA route will be operated by an A321? Also I've read somewhere that MAN-ACE will be upgraded to a 321 this summer, might be wrong about that though. BCN was upgraded from a 320 to a 321 this winter, so possibly that will remain 321 for the summer.
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Old 24th Jan 2008, 14:40
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station managers going

How long will it be untill monarch have realised they have made a big mistake making there airport managers redundant?. I bet it will not be long everyone upset by the news great people who work really hard for the respective bases. "Monarch an airline that cares" more like one that cares about its profit and not the staff that have been loyal over the years.
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Old 31st Jan 2008, 18:23
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bhx - lca

Wonder if ZB had thought of trying BHX-LCA and giving Cyprus Airways a run for their money. Would be good to see some all year round competition on the route from BHX. A new scheduled service may generate more traffic whilst I am sure ZB could easily take some of CY’s market share.
At present CY’s scheduled times are poor, they are rarely on time, the crews aren’t the friendliest and the aircraft interiors have seen better days (the airline appears to be stuck in a decade associated with Tears for Fears). CY ticket prices aren’t bad but they are nothing that ZB couldn’t compete with. If it was down to standard of service ZB would win every time. Any chance?
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Old 31st Jan 2008, 22:07
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Yeah I have thought about that myself too. I would imagine if Monarch ZB are to start new routes from BHX...Larnaca should be one.

There seems to be some sort of a rumuor that BHX are in talks with Monarch to base an additional A321 later in the Summer...If that is true and did happen...then I would of thought they would add Cyprus fights.

Would be nice to see 5 Monarch A321's at BHX if it does happen.
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