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Old 13th Oct 2014, 11:55
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Just bumping this back into our attention.....

Any news on the PSO award?

Seems the deadline described by Cornishsimon below passed a while back and the Flybe online timetable only shows NQY-LGW flights up until early Jan.

What's going on?
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Old 13th Oct 2014, 12:14
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Flight on 9th June said there was a 61 day tendering period = day 221 or 9th August

no doubt they have so many bids its taking them a while........
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Old 13th Oct 2014, 12:26
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Yeap it does all seem to of gone quite quiet !


My money is on Flybe being awarded the PSO and starting NQY as a base with 2 or 3 aircraft.


I would of thought that the 3 daily departures will be kept and the route will remain at LGW or LCY.


Looking at the numbers from this summer I would of thought that BHX will return and probably SEN, MAN is where I also see growth, so perhaps that will increase to double daily for the summer period ?


Surely BE is the only logical operator to be awarded the PSO ?




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Old 13th Oct 2014, 23:14
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My money is on Flybe being awarded the PSO and starting NQY as a base with 2 or 3 aircraft.


I would of thought that the 3 daily departures will be kept and the route will remain at LGW or LCY.
BE are out of LGW now so probably LCY?

Surely BE is the only logical operator to be awarded the PSO ?
Yes, it does look that way.
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Old 13th Oct 2014, 23:31
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The PSO route will be to LGW not LCY
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 00:15
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WHY NOT SEN ?
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 05:22
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BE are out of LGW except the NQY route which continues to operate x3 daily.


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Old 14th Oct 2014, 06:53
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My money is on Flybe being awarded the PSO and starting NQY as a base with 2 or 3 aircraft.
Cornishsimon,

I really do think 2-3 aircraft is extremely wishful thinking. Best of luck to NQY though.

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Old 14th Oct 2014, 07:04
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Flybe

Was not there talk about BE opening a new base next summer on the Flybe thread. There is no reason why this base should not be at Newquay.

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Old 14th Oct 2014, 07:12
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If that was to be the case, I think what would really be needed is some smaller aircraft down there to test the market and build the base up.

It seems like only London, and perhaps Manchester are likely to sustain a Q400 year round, so maybe get Loganair down there (if they have the aircraft, or can acquire a few) to operate a few 340's and test the market that way, to places like EDI, DUB, AMS, CDG ??
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 10:35
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There is no reason why this base should not be at Newquay.
Aside from an incredibly limited and seasonal market with little in the way of corporate travel.....
get Loganair down there (if they have the aircraft, or can acquire a few) to operate a few 340's and test the market that way, to places like EDI, DUB, AMS, CDG ??
SF340s in that market would be extortionately expensively priced unless the taxpayer was to gift 'em yet another subsidy.

I would of thought
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 13:27
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Keep in mind that the current flybe operations tend to operate with w patterns. An example being this summers EDI based aircraft operating EDI-NQY-BHD-NQY-EDI.
There's no reason that this can't work in reverse on a NQY based aircraft.


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Old 14th Oct 2014, 23:29
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1,390 PAX SEN-NQY pretty good,with those sort of numbers will FLYBE return next year?
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 07:56
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Local radio are reporting that an announcement will be made in the next two days re the PSO and other NQY services.


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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 08:28
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BE has loaded NQY-BHX and NQY-MAN flights for summer 2015 (both 7/7), possibly other routes also bookable now.
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Old 27th Oct 2014, 05:27
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Key air link between Cornwall and London secured - at a cost of £3.1m in taxpayers? money - Home News - UK - The Independent

Aviation Minister Robert Goodwill said: "Keeping our regions connected with London is a vital part of our long term economic plan. That is why we have worked so hard with Cornwall Council to protect the route to Newquay and make sure we do all we can to support the local area.
Pity they didn't have that policy when NQY and many others had links to LHR and then got turfed out by BA, with the then Tory govts blessing.

plus ça change ...
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Old 27th Oct 2014, 07:19
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So NQY-LGW set to continue with flybe 3x daily !

Couldn't of seen that one coming


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Old 27th Oct 2014, 09:40
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What period's that £3.1M spread over? The article doesn't say.
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Old 27th Oct 2014, 09:46
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Nicely edited skippy

From my understanding its over the duration of the PSO, not per year.

This award to flybe also raises another question. The NQY-MAN & BHX daily rotations have already been loaded and are on sale with schedules showing operating on a NQY based aircraft, that aircraft can't do those and 3 LGW at the times scheduled ........


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Old 27th Oct 2014, 12:56
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So how long is the PSO running for then?
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