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Old 4th Oct 2012, 17:50
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Grrr

NR will depart to the USA on Nov 5th using up its last available 'cycle' before becoming bean cans.

I remember it arriving from Compass Airlines in Oz!

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Old 4th Oct 2012, 17:56
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On Monarch pulling out of Malpensa, surely this will become a common problem in the coming years, as the new plan is to concentrate more so on short haul routes rather than growing their long haul network.

The majority of routes are already dominated by easyJet and Ryanair; companies that have become experts at trashing the competition in recent years. Are there any gaps in the market?

Because of this, I really cannot forsee a long term future for the airline, unless they vastly differentiate themselves from the competition or adopt the same business model.

Have Monarch officially cancelled (completely) their order for the Boeing 787-8? No possible change of heart?
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Old 4th Oct 2012, 18:15
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Have Monarch officially cancelled (completely) their order for the Boeing 787-8? No possible change of heart?
Yes they have. Not sure what they are doing with long haul but I have heard a route is going this year.

Can I also ask which base is losing an A300 for S13? MAN or LGW?

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Old 4th Oct 2012, 20:47
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On Monarch pulling out of Malpensa, surely this will become a common problem in the coming years, as the new plan is to concentrate more so on short haul routes rather than growing their long haul network.

The majority of routes are already dominated by easyJet and Ryanair; companies that have become experts at trashing the competition in recent years. Are there any gaps in the market?
Sorry Danny but you need to do some analysis. Easy cancel more routes than Monarch percentage-wise...fact. In the last 12 months Monarch have launched 22 new routes and cancelled 3. Easyjet have launched 140 and cancelled 25. In percentage terms Monarch have cancelled 13% and Easy 17%. With the exception of MXP I don't see any evidence whatsoever of easy/Ryan "trashing" the competition as far as Monarch is concerned. They more than compete with orange and blue on the majority of their network to AGP/ALC/FAO/TFS/PMI/ACE/LCA/PFO/SSH etc etc etc.....
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Old 4th Oct 2012, 20:47
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So how will Monarch cover the slots left by the removal of the Milan routes?

Totally agree with Dannyboy39. I see Easyjet Kicked them out of the Milan Malpensa route from gatwick! and also I see that they have reduced their programme to Barcelona next summer aswell!. Even LGW-ALC peak summer programme 2013 is showing just one rotation a day mid week vs. Easyjets 4-5 flights a day.

And Monarch says that they are trying to take hold of the market!!!!!

I dont know about that!

I just think Monarch product is too similar to their rivals or not different enough!
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Old 4th Oct 2012, 20:52
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Best swap that uniform for an orange one then Monarch_Pilot.....
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Were as orange pilots seem to be swapping there uniforms for purple!!!
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 09:51
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With the dropping of Milan - could this be in preparation for the based aircraft at Manchester operating the MAN-LHR for Virgin Atlantic.
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 16:22
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Now we're talking, a good rumour at last.
Can't see it happening though.
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Old 5th Oct 2012, 20:36
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Anything interesting flying for MON this weekend ?
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Old 6th Oct 2012, 06:48
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Yes me flying home from ALC on ZB683 today.


Ok I'll get my suitcase and go to the airport!
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Old 6th Oct 2012, 11:08
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So far this weekend they seem to have a Titan 146, and also the Titan 767,the 767 doing its first flight in Europe since the MOD hired in the Portuguese to take our troops to the Falklands.
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Anyone know whats up with Monarch today, both LGW and BHX seem to be having problems looking at the boards.

Thanks
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Old 6th Oct 2012, 16:37
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Grrr

Balkan Holidays rumoured to be the operator of Virgin Domestic.
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Old 6th Oct 2012, 17:35
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wasnt that the original rumour months ago ?
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Old 6th Oct 2012, 17:56
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leisurelad

There was a delay on BHX-LPA but that seems to have been resolved although there must have been some problem (Slot, Crew or aircraft etc) as the aircraft was on the ground for 3 hours (BN).

Not sure about Gatwick but there is Calima 738 inbound now from PMI on ZB227. BHX has a third Monarch A320 replacing the Aerula, which seems to be here most of the time but gaps are now appearing in the schedule as the wind-down has started in readiness for winter, which should help if delays arise or at least it should at BHX.

Saying that two new routes start the week after next but others are reducing.
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Old 6th Oct 2012, 20:14
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The Titan 767 came in from Faro at 19.00 and presumably will be used again tonight at LGW by MON-Still a few delays, but BA have had quite a few too!
The Mauritius is delayed till tomorrow,THE 2ND TIME THAT HAS HAPPENED THIS WEEK and one of the Orlando flights this am was canx!
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Old 9th Oct 2012, 20:15
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Not long now til MONR is removed from Monarch's fleet + MPCD. Do you think that the 75's have already been bought by Fed Ex.
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Old 9th Oct 2012, 20:22
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Both "NR" & "CD" are on maintenance from 5th till the 11th Nov in BRU.
I believe a/c have to be in Tupelo by 15th November.
With regards the B757s, the answer is No as far as l know.
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Old 9th Oct 2012, 20:49
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Cheers mate
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