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Old 13th Jul 2015, 23:09
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71% for NQY-BHX for MAY15 certainly seems as if its going well.


I still think this is a route that could be extended into winter, especially considering the EK codeshare which is about to be added to BE flights ex BHX, MAN etc




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Old 13th Jul 2015, 23:17
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Interesting to see the high load factor for the sun & sea destinations but for the life of me I cannot understand why they pulled the Girona routes from BHX and EMA but fly there 11 times a week from Bristol with prices in 2015 nearly 20% less than the 2011/2 flights from EMA/BHX? Barcelona is of no use for those travelling to the North of Catalonia.
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Old 14th Jul 2015, 09:56
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Talking of BCN I notice the quad of airlines are heading into winter together, albeit on reduced frequency. vueling and monarch on sale for 2016. Does anyone know how these airlines are all doing loads wise etc?
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Old 15th Jul 2015, 10:43
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Certainly like Barcelona one of the more interesting routes to watch as load facors have been good and I have tried to monitor fares. They have been what you would expect with Friday and Saturday outbound BHX good and Sunday and Monday inbound with the rest of the week variable.

The flight is fully booked Thursday, Friday and Saturday already and Sunday not far but of course the schools break up Friday so not a good sample check really.

The fact that winter allows you to select the route indicates that it is under consideration but the same happened last year.

Winter is 3 x FR, 2 x VY, 2 x NAX and 3/4 ZB which is certainly a lot of capacity as I can remember some winters with not a single operator.

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The June CAA stats should be out today and this will show the first full month of the four operators but of course no split between the airlines. I have seen some individual loads and they seem to be all pretty good with Monarch possibly the lower load factor but they use 73G's, A320's and 321's on the route to match demand.

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Old 15th Jul 2015, 11:36
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........I cannot understand why they pulled the Girona routes from BHX and EMA but fly there 11 times a week from Bristol with prices in 2015 nearly 20% less than the 2011/2 flights from EMA/BHX?
Ryanair's Bristol-Girona operates 5 x weekly this summer. There was no service last winter and none is shown for the coming winter.
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Old 15th Jul 2015, 18:34
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Potential new airline to BHX? Egyptian charter carrier air leisure list BHX and MAN as destinations on their website.

They are operational with A340's and MD83's, but not sure what destination they could serve as they don't list the typical tourist spots of Sharm and Hurgarda on their website.
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Old 15th Jul 2015, 19:40
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I seriously would take that with a pinch of salt, it's not as if there is all of a sudden more demand for flights to or from Egypt!

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Old 15th Jul 2015, 19:50
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Sean,

I'm not sure what your remark is trying to point out really? Yes, demand for Egypt isn't suddenly going to go through the roof, but, equally there's nothing stopping any carrier adding capacity either.

We are talking about a carrier that would probably have 1-2 weekly flights at most on a charter basis, I suppose a lot would depend if someone has chartered the aircraft already......

Anyway, I was creating a talking point. All rhetoric aside, the carrier has added MAN and BHX to its route map, they must have some form of intent to do something, so, let's see how the situation develops, shall we?
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Old 15th Jul 2015, 21:28
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This carrier certainly exists -The three A340s are ex Egyptair machines and would expect them to be looking to tap the Umrah/Hajj markets onto Jeddah via Cairo.

What can't see is them operating regular schedules to be honest.
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Old 15th Jul 2015, 21:56
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Norwegian

Well a few of my contacts in Norwegian are now 99% certain that there will be a base announcement before the winter season starts. They are confident it will start in April 2016, a charter program will have in addition FAO/IBZ/PMI/ALC/SPU/NCE with 2 based aircraft.
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Old 16th Jul 2015, 18:15
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June 2015 Passengers

Up 2.9% to 989136

12 month total to June 2015 9939560

Air transport movements down 3.8%
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Old 16th Jul 2015, 18:25
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American JFK June 2015

7195 pax - load factor of 67% / 122 pax per flight (Based on which I believe was one sector cancelled)

United to Newark down 8% on June 2014 with 8052 pax
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Old 16th Jul 2015, 18:36
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VLM Waterford June 2015

856 pax - load factor 50% / 25 pax per flight
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Old 20th Jul 2015, 18:42
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EI extra DUB

Today saw an additional mainline service and a further two will operate on 27 July and 10 August
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Old 20th Jul 2015, 20:18
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Long Haul Growth Drives Busiest Ever June at Birmingham Airport

Almost one million passengers passed through Birmingham Airport last month, making it the busiest June in the airport’s history.
A record 988,916 people chose the Midlands airport throughout June, beating its previous record for the month, set in June 2014 by 2.8%
Long-haul traffic experienced significant growth in June, up 20% compared to the same period last year.
Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s chief executive, said: “Throughout 2015, we’ve seen passenger records smashed almost on a monthly basis and June was no different. It was particularly pleasing to see long-haul traffic increase by 20% too, compared to the same period last year; a clear sign that demand continues to grow in this market.
“We’re expecting our long-haul traffic to increase further in the coming months, following the recent launch of direct charter flights to Beijing, which will operate throughout the summer with Hainan Airlines. The route is proving to be incredibly popular with inbound and outbound passengers, offering plenty of encouragement for the future.”
June’s passenger numbers mean the Airport has now achieved five record-breaking months in 2015, as January, March, April and May also saw a record number pass through the terminal.
Scheduled traffic in June accounted for 77% of the total figure, with charter passengers making up the remaining 23%
One hundred percent growth and above was seen on scheduled routes to Keflavik, Perpignan, Amritsar, Madrid and New York JFK, as well as growth to La Rochelle (+81.7%), Delhi (+76.5%) and Athens (+62.9%).
Charter services to Munich (+206.7%), Alicante (+125.1%), Cancun (+100.2%) and Antwerp (+100%) also experienced significant growth.
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Old 20th Jul 2015, 23:40
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Looking good at BHX

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Old 21st Jul 2015, 00:38
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With the established United down 8% and American flying with a third of their seats unsold, are we looking at a repeat of the last two times we had two daily westbound B757s on BHX-US? Robbing Peter to pay Paul isn't the best way forward IMHO.
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Old 21st Jul 2015, 08:33
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Echo View Post
With the established United down 8% and American flying with a third of their seats unsold, are we looking at a repeat of the last two times we had two daily westbound B757s on BHX-US? Robbing Peter to pay Paul isn't the best way forward IMHO.
I think that 2 months into the AA operation it's a bit early to come to such a conclusion; for me it's how well the two carriers do in the lean winter months that will decide whether BHX can sustain more than one daily New York services - notwithstanding the fact that neither operator plans to operate daily during the winter.

Sad to say, airlines (really their shareholders) don't generally give routes adequate time to develop these days so naturally there is always the threat that one or the other might blink.
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Old 24th Jul 2015, 11:24
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Not sure if we had this already:

KLM Winter 2015/16

AMS-BHX from 5 daily down to 4 daily, but larger equipment
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Old 25th Jul 2015, 09:41
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Flybe winter 2015/6

Flybe seem to have made some adjustments for winter 2015/6 at BHX. Amsterdam remains at five a day (up from last winter). Dusseldorf is up again to five a day (up from last winter) and with a much better spread of flights through the day than initially shown. EDI, GLA and ABZ (now 4 daily on some dates) showing increases. MXP is twice daily weekdays again up on last winter. Saturday STR has disappeared.
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