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Old 11th Jun 2017, 17:52
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I'd have thought the A319 (and probably A320) would be good for anything up to 3/3.5 hours from Southampton, which puts the Balearics, Spain, Portugal and the Ionian islands within reach. Cseries would open up the canaries and Cyprus.

Maybe easyjet will get their act together!
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Old 11th Jun 2017, 18:30
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Originally Posted by EK77WNCL View Post
I'd have thought the A319 (and probably A320) would be good for anything up to 3/3.5 hours from Southampton, which puts the Balearics, Spain, Portugal and the Ionian islands within reach. Cseries would open up the canaries and Cyprus.

Maybe easyjet will get their act together!
EZY is upgrading their fleet, 156 seat A319 are progressively being replaced by 186 seat A320, which in turn are being up sized to 235 A321neo, it's all about cost per seat. Corporate and fleet strategy here: http://corporate.easyjet.com/~/media/Files/E/Easyjet/pdf/investors/results-centre/2017/easyjet-h1-2017-results-presentation.pdf

See slide 13 for fleet plans to 2021. A319 no longer has the economics needed.

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Old 11th Jun 2017, 19:20
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The only way a smaller frame would be viable is if the route is largely a business route with PAX prepared to pay flexible fares.

But the problem with standardising on larger frames is, how to you start a new route? FR seem quite happy to operate just twice a week, which is useless for business so the route will never grow.
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Old 11th Jun 2017, 20:09
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Runway starter strip to the northern end and larger stand capability and I am very confident that the airlines would come to SOU!
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Old 14th Jun 2017, 00:20
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Originally Posted by stewyb View Post
Runway starter strip to the northern end and larger stand capability and I am very confident that the airlines would come to SOU!
with this in mind if you foresaw that happening with airlines coming in, the terminal would definitely need an upgrade in size, it can be quite crowded as it is.
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Old 14th Jun 2017, 07:33
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Pleasureable trip through SOU yesterday to GCI and back, noted how busy (but not uncomfortably so) it was in the Terminal at around 0700-0730, with "holiday" pax as well as the usual business-trippers like myself.

Started and taxied-out bang on time (BI ATR72), then sat at hold for a prior departure and 2 arrivals (about 10 mins). This is where SOU's shortcomings come to light.

On arrival back around 1700, off aircraft and into car leaving the Airport within 10 mins.....which is what I like about the SOU experience (Short Term Car Parking very expensive though...glad I'm not paying!)
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 15:30
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Looks like " LoLo flights " have cried off from operating any winter flights to the Canaries but have now said they are negotiating a series of flights to operate to the Med for next summer from Southampton

Again remains to be seen if this actually happens but with the distinct reality that FLYBE are not returning next summer to operate the Med flights there does leave a gap now
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Old 29th Jun 2017, 08:23
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More FlyLoLo info here http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articl...business-model
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Old 29th Jun 2017, 14:31
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It's difficult to imagine what aircraft could be used on such routes from Southampton given the distance of the destinations mentioned.Its the same old chestnut that has dogged the airport for many years,that is to say too short runway and lack of stand space for further away Mediterranean destinations.As many have said before,unless these restricting issues are addressed,then expect little Sun route development.
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Old 29th Jun 2017, 15:37
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If they manage to find a carrier with spare E190's there would be no issue. They fly out of LCY direct to Greece
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 09:25
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Does anyone know why KLM have dropped to one flight a day? I would be surprised if they were not doing well on the route regardless of BE.
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 10:40
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looks like down to 1 a day during school holidays, back up to 2 at the start of September
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 14:57
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Something new to be announced tomorrow.
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 15:00
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Winter sun routes possibly?
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 15:03
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Originally Posted by stewyb View Post
Winter sun routes possibly?
A bit late to announce Winter Sun routes isn't it ?
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 15:22
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Tell us more then!
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 15:32
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easyJet SOU-GVA 3 x weekly for the winter?
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 16:01
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Correct.

U21315/1316 Tue/Thu/Sun
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 16:20
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That's the one.
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 17:39
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U21315 GVA 0730 SOU 0815
U21316 SOU 0900 GVA 1130

Tue/Thu

U21315 GVA 0900 SOU 0945
U21316 SOU 1025 GVA 1305

Sun.

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