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Old 30th Oct 2015, 16:59
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Yes I'm hoping that Flybe add something new for 2016.....some French routes would be great like BOD or EGC.

The E195's have the range for some more sunshine routes too so hopeful Flybe will see the potential.

Ryanair I'm surprised have not added anything new, the TFS has excellent load factors and thought they would have added a year round link to LPA which is only served by TOM.....

Would love to see a link to PRG & MJV as these were very popular with BMI baby.

Let's hope for some more good news
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Old 31st Oct 2015, 19:25
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Winter 16/17 Dubai cruise

When is Thomson's going to announce details of the Dubai cruise in Winter 16/17?

According to the press release further information is going to be available in November but no specific date. Any ideas?

DUBAI NAMED AS NEW HOME PORT FOR THOMSON CELEBRATION CRUISE SHIP - TUITravel Media Centre - Thomson

Thanks.
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Old 4th Nov 2015, 07:24
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LinksAir schedules from Cardiff to Valley - another change of operator?

North Flying's Metro 23 OY-NPE departed last night and has not been replaced by another from their fleet.

Today's morning Cardiff to Valley flight is being operated by a DragonFly King Air.

Temporary change or another issue?
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Old 4th Nov 2015, 23:38
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Things have now gone further to hell with LinksAir, it seems. Looking at the South Wales Aviation Group page, it seems that 2x B200s were needed to operated the evening VLY-CWL flight as (I am assuming) there were more than the number of passengers a B200 can carry booked on it. Links must be losing massive amounts of money with this now. The aircraft in question were G-FLYW and G-BVMA.
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Old 9th Nov 2015, 16:12
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Someone has stated on the BHX page that Flybe announce their Summer 2016 schedule tomorrow......not sure if that is just for BHX or the entire network but hope there are some new destinations for CWL and the E195's.

Some more "sun routes" be good.....anyone else heard anything ??
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Old 9th Nov 2015, 17:26
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jetstream7 - Back in CWL today and VanAir doing the VLY flights OK-UBA.

I did ask around whether the Lets will be a permanent feature, everyone I asked unsure about this. Linksair still the ticket agent at present and they have got VanAir (acmi) to supply the frames.
Good times for VanAir, nice little company and nice pilots working in a niche market, they were also suppyling a frame to Silve rair

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Old 9th Nov 2015, 18:42
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If Flybe do any more routes from CWL they'll have to get rid of current routes as there's no fat in the schedule as it is.
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Old 9th Nov 2015, 18:56
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Flybe's schedule is out tomorrow (apparently) for the entire network for Summer 2016. If any new routes are to be launched at CWL, then they will have to either be W patterns, or another based aircraft. Our current E195's are utilised pretty highly, and all other E195's are already re-assigned for S16. Leaves potential for perhaps an extra E175 or Dash 8 to be based at CWL, but only Flybe will know whether that is viable. Find out soon i say !
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Old 9th Nov 2015, 19:18
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That may be the case with the 2 based E195's, however that doesn't mean other based aircraft can't operate through on a "W" pattern.......plenty of scope then for new routes & destinations....
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Old 9th Nov 2015, 21:13
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That won't happen, or I'll put it another way, I'll eat my hat if it does. Doing W patterns will involve nightstopping somewhere and I can't see that happening. There is very limited opportunity to operate a W pattern into CWL because we don't operate sunshine routes out of any bases apart from Exeter for next summer and they are already doing a W pattern from NWI, so unless an Ejet goes into SOU for the summer next year then expansion into Spain etc is very, very unlikely considering all the SOU based jet pilots have either moved base or they are on Dash courses.
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Old 9th Nov 2015, 21:44
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It doesn't have to be the "sunshine" routes to AGP, ALC, PMI etc but could very well be into France such as EGC, NCE, BOD or LRH which would suit the "W" pattern with a Dash 8.....and are already served by BE or even more city destinations like TXL....will have to wait and see I suppose
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Old 9th Nov 2015, 22:28
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I'm aware of that but in post #1943 from yourself you stipulated E195s. As you say, time will tell.
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Old 10th Nov 2015, 06:33
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Yeah I didn't realise how tight the current schedule is for the based E195's......

Fingers crossed there's some good news
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Old 10th Nov 2015, 07:49
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Looks like cardiff has a once weekly sat flight to Verona
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Old 10th Nov 2015, 09:46
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Was not expecting it to be VRN but at least shows BE commitment especially with no flights there ex BRS it may prove popular.....always was when European Air Charter and Thomson operated the charter flights there......Lakes & Mountain tour ops will no doubt sell it too so hopefully a good success.....plus skiing in winter if it goes year round
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Old 10th Nov 2015, 18:31
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CWL had a weekly Verona charter flight in summer for many years until about ten years ago. The destination seemed to be long overdue for a return. I was also half expecting a French holiday route at weekends as well.

Incidentally, BRS does have a Verona route. For a number of years on summer Saturdays Mistral has operated for Thomson with a B 734 and Inghams sometimes charters its own flight as well (as in summer 2015 with bmi regional), and in other years takes seats on the Mistral flight.

BRS has also had a weekly ski season flight to Verona for many years.

Competition is never a bad things for us punters though.
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Old 10th Nov 2015, 18:56
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Yeah I was really expecting a BOD, EGC, BIQ or LRH to be added into the route network ex CWL.

However great to see VRN back on the departure boards though....I remember EAF and their 1-11's doing the weekly Wednesday flight before TOM took it over and then switched to BRS.
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Old 10th Nov 2015, 19:21
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Old 10th Nov 2015, 19:28
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Old 10th Nov 2015, 21:22
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Flybe have a big presence in SW France and would have thought one of those destinations would have fitted in quite neatly for them.....

Great to see both FAO & MXP increase to 4 per week too as well as the new VRN route.

Well done Flybe !!
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