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Old 6th Jul 2016, 20:02
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Jet2 Birmingham S17?

Appearing on Jet2 Timetable to the following routes:

Alicante
Heraklion
Faro
Fuerteventura
Girona
Gran Canaria
Ibiza
Lanzarote
Palma
Malaga
Menorca
Paphos
Reus
Rhodes
Tenerife
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 20:13
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Jet2

Fantastic news! More confirmed routes ex BHX and based units really put passengers through terminals!
Daza

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Old 6th Jul 2016, 20:31
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Jet2

From another forum
A more detailed look at the timetable reveals

ALC 5x weekly from 31/3 going daily mid May.
HER 2x weekly from 30/4.
PFO 2x weekly from 2/4
FAO 5x weekly from 30/3 going daily mid May.
FUE 3x weekly from 2/4.
GRO 2x weekly from 28/4.
LPA 2x weekly from 1/4.
IBZ 4x wekly from 27/3 going 6x weekly mid May.
ACE 3x weekly from 1/4
PMI 5x weekly from 31/3 going daily from mid May.
AGP 5x weekly from 30/3 going 6x weekly mid May.
MAH 2x weekly from 29/4.
REU 3x weekly from 29/4.
RHO 2x weekly from 27/4.
TFS 4x weekly from 31/4.

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Old 6th Jul 2016, 20:50
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Philip Meeson's PA31 arrived at BHX tonight from LBA so an announcement tomorrow?

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Old 6th Jul 2016, 21:32
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I'm all up for competition but potentially these routes will be at the detriment of another carrier - I'm thinking Monarch for example. Monarch have been relatively loyal to BHX and it's a shame Jet2 couldn't come in with new offerings to those already provided (some by Ryanair, Monarch and Norweigan already)
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 21:39
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Good timings on GRO, a darn site better than a 2 hour slog to Bristol.And launch fares are cheaper as well.
I wonder whether FR will reinstate GRO flights from BHX?
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 22:22
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Looks like BHX will be 4x B738s plus an extra rotation flown in from PMI
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 23:11
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it's a shame Jet2 couldn't come in with new offerings to those already provided (some by Ryanair, Monarch and Norweigan already)
The choice of destinations is aligned with the Jet2Holidays programme. That is the driver here. The airline will fly to destinations where Jet2Holidays sell strongly. They won't care which other carriers serve the routes.
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 23:21
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BHX Jet 2 Base

Flights now on sale for Summer 17 and BHX holding a big event on Thursday (see Twitter)

Starting end March then by mid May there will be 56 departures per week (112 rotations) on 4 x based 738s
112 x 189 pax = 21,168 seats per week, so 600,000+ extra seats next Summer !

Alicante 7
Heraklion - 2
Faro 7
Fuerteventura 3
Gerona - 2
Las Palmas - 2
Ibiza - 4
Arrecife - 3
Palma 7
Malaga 6
Mahon 2
Paphos - 2
Reus 3
Rhodes 2
Tenerife 4

I understand Jet 2 will be using the South Terminal
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 06:34
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Great news from LS! I always wondered when they'd start serving BHX. Congrats Guys
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 08:52
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Prices dont seem too bad for Jet2. Looking for next June/July and with bags returns are from 200 to TFS and 180 for PMI. Not bad in my opinion, especially with their 22kg allowance.

Might bring even more price competition to a market where due to the Egyptian and Turkish tragedies the Airlines are intent on making a profit out of it.
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 10:09
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Great News
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 10:46
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Originally Posted by BHX5DME View Post
I understand Jet 2 will be using the South Terminal
A good news story for the airport. Putting them on the South terminal sounds a little daft however, given the amount of congestion that is already there. I hope the airport infrastructure can cope with another 100+ flights per week.
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 14:01
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I very much doubt it Occam. Imagine the scene of a crew security checkpoint on a busy saturday afternoon, and only one lane is open because there are not enough staff. You finally get to your aircraft twenty five minutes later hot and sweaty because the aircon in the terminal is turned off ,to find it is on one of the stands that doesn't have fegp and the PRM from the inbound flight are still onboard .OCS have not turned up as they are overwhelmed with the PRM on the EK A380. As you take your seat in the flightdeck you can take comfort that all those Ontario teachers are enjoying their pension.

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Old 7th Jul 2016, 14:54
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Tubby, I assume they the Airport will be employing more staff?
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 15:24
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Great to see all these new routes and airlines from BHX. Good for passengers and good for the local economy.

Re Jet 2 - As Cloud 1 said I just hope all the extra seats for the holiday destinations is not short term over capacity that will result in one airline loosing out in the long term (thus meaning no net increase in jobs and capacity).

Brave move by Jet 2 in the current climate however they are probably in a better position to offer relative cheaper prices when going on holiday just got more expensive, so could be a master stroke.

Be interesting to see how it plays out - BHX -any chance of an all year round Canadian route?
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 15:58
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With some routes being operated by up to five airlines something has got to give I'm afraid what with all the uncertainty of Brexit in the next few years - the passengers are not just there.
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 17:21
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My thoughts are that Norwegian will be the first to blink at BHX and MAN

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Old 7th Jul 2016, 17:35
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With Tunisia / Egypt / Turkey all out of favour, focusing short-haul leisure capacity on Spain / Canaries / Greece / Cyprus isn't a bad thing.
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 19:14
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So Jet2 holidays continues it's slow conquest of the regions. As it's all standard "bucket and spade" capacity it should sell and so deliver volume for BHX even though it is not really the type of traffic BHX now aspires to. A slug of capacity this big is going to hurt yields though both at BHX and EMA and possibly further afield so not good news for the incumbent carriers. It will be interesting to see what Jet2 do for the following Winter.
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