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Old 16th Dec 2015, 19:49
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The BOH base is still around and eating into SOU's figures. Come next year and the ending of the that base then SOU should return to normal. Flymaybe are running a noticeably smaller operation at the moment as they experiment with basing aircraft at random airports like CWL and DSA. Personally I believe they should be concentrating on the airports that have been the pillars of their operation since their inception but then that's the new management for you. SOU need to get a new operator in to run the leisure routes. Leave BE to do the domestic.
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Old 17th Dec 2015, 19:35
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A change of mind perhaps?

A reply on Flybe's Facebook page this evening says 'the Southampton sun routes are being reviewed, so if you haven't already, I would suggest signing up to the Flybe newsletter for details'.

Malaga and Faro are also featured heavily on their homepage - a change of heart perhaps?
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Old 17th Dec 2015, 20:27
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The responses they post on their Facebook page vary day by day in response to identical questions posted by different people. The social media team certainly don't seem well informed at all. Fingers crossed it is actually being looked into though, it still seems like a questionable decision to me.
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Old 17th Dec 2015, 20:38
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Totally agree and the mixed messages the media team give out on their Facebook page is quite frankly embarrassing. Its us passengers who are suffering and for everyone's sake, can we just have a joined up approach on communication, are Flybe flying summer sun routes or not and the quicker the better for an answer!!
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Old 17th Dec 2015, 21:38
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Summer Sun

I asked BAA Southampton on FB and Twitter about the summer sun routes, but their wonderful marketing team chose not to answer. All in all its a bit of a joke. I have already booked my two trips next year with BA while the flights were still a reasonable price.
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Old 18th Dec 2015, 02:54
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Ryanair BOH lack of expansion in S16

Given total lack of Ryanair expansion at BOH for SUN routes this has probably given SOU confidence they can operate some for S16. This may explain the change of heart?
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Old 18th Dec 2015, 08:06
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Summer Sun

Originally Posted by Nakata77 View Post
Given total lack of Ryanair expansion at BOH for SUN routes this has probably given SOU confidence they can operate some for S16. This may explain the change of heart?
Just received this from Souairport ....
Hi Graham, there could be many reasons why a route is discontinued as itís ultimately the airlines decision about which routes to operate but please be assured we are working hard to continue our summer sun destinations and hope to have an update in the next few weeks. Kind regards.
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Old 18th Dec 2015, 10:20
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Sounds as if all is not completely lost then, fingers crossed!
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Old 18th Dec 2015, 11:02
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Sounds encouraging but needs to be sorted PDQ as customers are already starting to book alternative routes!
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Old 18th Dec 2015, 15:26
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All we now need is someone to realise that they could make money operating out of SOU, get in line to order some, and wait for delivery:

Bombardier?s all-new CS100 Aircraft Awarded Transport Canada Type Certification - Bombardier

Hope it happens before the current airport owners decide to throw in the towel and sell off the site for non-aviation development!
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Old 18th Dec 2015, 18:47
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Summer Sun 2016

I have already booked my to Summer Suns next year with BA from LHR while the flights were at a reasonable price. Couldn't wait for SOU to procrastinate.
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Old 19th Dec 2015, 09:54
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Winter/Summer Sun

I notice that Flybe is doing a Malaga and Faro rotation today using E175 G-FBJB. I guess performance is OK in winter, but restricted when summer temperatures kick in.
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Old 19th Dec 2015, 10:21
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I noticed that also. Temps this morning are almost Summer-like so could be a good test.

Dep to AGP this morning was over 1hr behind sched, perhaps the FD were doing their sums!

PS, this is ever-so slightly tounge-in-cheek ;-)
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Old 30th Dec 2015, 23:01
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Say a new airline did come along to SOU, with lots of money to spend on aircraft ect. surely the best choice for aircraft operating out of SOU would be the Sukhoi Superjet 100?

Not too many passengers so would be easily filled, good range for sun routes and cheaper to run than the ERJ195?
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Old 4th Jan 2016, 12:37
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SOU BEE birdstrike and return 3rd Jan

The usual highly accurate reporting from the Daily Fail re. the above below:

Dozens of British tourists have had their holiday plans disrupted after a Flybe plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to a bird strike this morning.
The bird struck a propeller – causing one of the engines to fail – while the Embraer E175 was taking off from Southampton Airport for Alicante, Spain.
The plane, carrying 83 passengers, circled for about 30 minutes before it landed safely at 10am.


Read more: Flybe plane forced to make emergency landing in Southampton after bird strike | Daily Mail Online
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Old 4th Jan 2016, 16:09
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E175s have got propellers now; have they ?!?!
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Old 5th Jan 2016, 22:08
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BEE look to be adding frequencies to some of their S16 routes from SOU:

BOD - looks like a fairly big increase, up to daily during Aug (was 2x weekly previously)
LRH - looks to be daily for much of peak season
PGF - up to 3 weekly during August (was 1 on Sat previously)
VRN - up to 4 weekly during peak season (inc. 2 rotations on Sat)
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Old 6th Jan 2016, 07:58
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Sunshine Routes return

Alicante, Faro & Malaga all bookable over the summer again now, too!


Edit: Palma is also available, up two twice on Saturday's during August using the Dash

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Old 6th Jan 2016, 08:14
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Sun Routes

Looks as if Alicante is daily from the end of March until the end of October, Faro and Malaga are 3 weekly and 4 weekly from the start of July until the end of October. Looking at the flight times Alicante is going to be on a Q400 (!) and the other two will be on an Embraer.
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Old 6th Jan 2016, 11:04
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SOU BEE sun routes

Great news, but can't help thinking that BEE have shot themselves in the foot by not getting this sorted in line with the rest of the S16 Schedule release (which was nearly 2 months ago!).

For example, they now have Volotea to compete with on PMI.

Guess we will wait to see if FAO and AGP are going to be on a 175 (based on fact that all the remaining 195's are supposedly utililised at CWL, DSA and on NQY-LGW)?
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