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Old 21st Jul 2016, 15:28
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FR add three new routes

Ryanair add three more routes for Summer 2017
Chania (2 wkly), Girona (3 wkly) & Reus (2 wkly)
More flights to: Faro (daily), Ibiza (6 wkly), Gran Canaria (3 wkly), Palma (11 wkly) & Tenerife (4 wkly)
2 new summer services: Sofia (3 wkly) & Warsaw (3 wkly),
28 routes in total
141 weekly flights
2.3m customers p.a.

Link to press release http://corporate.ryanair.com/news/ne...ule/?market=en
More great news!
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 15:42
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Yes if this is RYR reaction to Brexit? where 2 days after the announcement they said " no more expansion in the UK" I'm all for it...

Since that somewhat hasty comment they have announced significant expansion at BHX and LBA!
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 16:00
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[quote Since that somewhat hasty comment they have announced significant expansion at BHX and LBA! ][/quote]

And at NCL where it's mentioned elsewhere that their additional flights are with non-based a/c.
Does the BHX expansion involve extra based a/c or is it mainly using non-based?
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 16:42
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FR @ BHX

It looks like the new routes are BHX based but its early days BHX has an awful lot of away based flights so I guess the change to a 5 aircraft base would be easy. It's a 20% increase in seats over Summer 2016
NCL, LBA and BHX all see increases maybe a shot across the bow of Jet2?
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 21:37
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An obvious reaction by FR to Jet2 at BHX-Girona returning after 5 years!
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 22:37
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Ryanair

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You can never be certain with Ryanair with their first or second releases but it looks like a 5th based aircraft at the moment required on 6 days. Some in the morning only some in the evening only but both on a couple of days and coupled with 11 away based flights, I feel that it will be 5 based for the first time or I should say 5 operational not counting past winters with 10 parked up.

I agree with others, a clear message to Jet2 and lets hope there is enough passengers to go around. At least Chania is a decent summer destination.

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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 05:44
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I'm sure the public will vote with their feet. Jet2 have launched a massive advertising campaign throughout the city and on TV. Also Jet2 have the advantage by offering complete package holidays, FR don't.
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 08:41
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Just noticed something very interesting in next summer's timetable. Mallorca is showing as 2x daily departures on Wednesday this summer, but S17 is showing as 3x daily departures on Wednesday the only day with no long haul flight.

Could the 787 be operating an additional flight to PMI to fill in the gap in the long haul schedule?
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 08:50
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Not great news for MON.....the market is not likely to grow that much, so yields will be down for all .
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 09:28
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Not sure what you mean by " the market" . People are still going to have holidays , no matter what , that's a gimme , but I think after events of the last few months it is Spain and Portugal that will see an increase in visitors and that is what this extra capacity is providing.
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 09:51
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Originally Posted by getonittt View Post
Not sure what you mean by " the market" . People are still going to have holidays , no matter what , that's a gimme , but I think after events of the last few months it is Spain and Portugal that will see an increase in visitors and that is what this extra capacity is providing.
"The market" itself may not grow that much, but the arrival of Jet2 on the scene with their good old fashioned "family package holiday" brand may well pull in passengers who previously flew from EMA and MAN, and provide Jet2 with a new market further to the south and southwest of England.

I'm afraid I don't buy the "staycation" (I absolutely hate that stupid American term - we have holidays not vacations!) thing that's being peddled in the media at the moment. With sterling settled around € 1.20 it is only 6-7% below it's average value pre- referendum, and most people not having any idea what the pound is worth anyway. Testament to that is now many people buy their "holiday money" at airport bureau de change!

Brits. pretty much view their 2 weeks in the sun as a necessity these days, and much like price rises in motor fuel, they won't like a hike in package tour and air fares, but they'll grin and bear them, and either go further into debt, or save somewhere else to afford the holiday. If anything, I could see the "city break" market suffering, as I recall it did post the economic crash.
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Old 23rd Jul 2016, 11:29
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United & Swiss

Bad and good

First the bad - United are showing 4 a week all winter now on their website and for once some GDS has yet to catch up. Departs BHX Friday to Monday and Newark Thursday to Sunday. Not a great schedule at least Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday would offer a service every other day (Sunday is poor most weeks outside of peak).

AA remains the same at present but they have not finalised their schedule but if it does stay then another site mentions WiFi for the 757's and a refresh although not full IFE.

Swiss - More and more CS100 flights added with November now Monday, Thursday and Saturday morning and Tuesday evening and then double daily in the week from 19/12 and daily at the weekend for the rest of winter minus the odd A320 upgrade at holiday time.

Still no sign of Ryanair 11 a week Palma and 6 a week Ibiza in the 2017 summer schedules.

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Old 25th Jul 2016, 13:47
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Air Transat Summer 2017

Well its just about worth a mention;

I had great hope that the treading water approach Canadian Affair/Air Transat have had out of Birmingham for so many years might finally show an improvement next summer.

This after Mr Keehoe tweeted his frustration on the lack of services/increases from the companies last summer. The company tweeted back something like "Reward comes to those that wait"..

However with their summer 2017 flights now released its another carbon copy. One a week to YYZ on a Wednesday same flight number no new destinations. zzzzzzz

Air Transat continues its year on year expansion at its other UK airports next year in comparison

Can only hope Air Canada Rouge or West Jet add some excitement next year and announce BHX
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Old 26th Jul 2016, 16:28
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Read a post by a BHX handling agent on another forum and this is expected to be announced "soon" for a 2017 start.
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Old 1st Aug 2016, 16:09
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Madrid in August showing as Hi Fly A330's on some flights in at least one GDS search engine.

Every Sunday and three out of four Thursdays although Tuesday seems to be NAX. Barcelona seems to be the Danish 320 in the week and Air Explore the Malaga again in the week so no change.

More Ryanair August increases compared to last year with Palma at 9 a week and Alicante at 12 plus the usual extra ACE and FAO both on a Sunday this year with FR664 Dublin returning except for Monday.

The second Saturday Qatar has gone for the rest of summer and all of winter making it daily only but loads are holding up - not so sure about yields though going by some fares but at least taking the fight to EK and TK.



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Old 1st Aug 2016, 18:12
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what airports are TS expanding too? GLA has had its YUL dropped S17 and YYZ is down to 4 times per week during early season rather than 5.
DL to ATL would be a surprise esp after the twice failed attempts to EDI
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Old 1st Aug 2016, 18:36
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Originally Posted by OltonPete View Post
Madrid in August showing as Hi Fly A330's on some flights in at least one GDS search engine.

Every Sunday and three out of four Thursdays although Tuesday seems to be NAX. Barcelona seems to be the Danish 320 in the week and Air Explore the Malaga again in the week so no change.

More Ryanair August increases compared to last year with Palma at 9 a week and Alicante at 12 plus the usual extra ACE and FAO both on a Sunday this year with FR664 Dublin returning except for Monday.

The second Saturday Qatar has gone for the rest of summer and all of winter making it daily only but loads are holding up - not so sure about yields though going by some fares but at least taking the fight to EK and TK.



Pete
Pete, would the Qatar changes be showing in booking engines now. Booked to Mel on the morning flight on a Saturday in April and lunchtime arrival from Syd also on Saturday in April. Still showing on Kayak and not had any notification of a change
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Old 1st Aug 2016, 18:54
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April is fine at the moment.

It is the rest of this summer and the winter season which ends on the last Saturday in March (2017).

Of course it all depends on Qatar and Airbus sorting out the new aircraft deliveries but as your departure is pretty close to Easter and I would have thought they will do the utmost to ensure it operates.

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Old 1st Aug 2016, 19:58
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ZULUBOY

April is fine at the moment.

It is the rest of this summer and the winter season which ends on the last Saturday in March (2017).

Of course it all depends on Qatar and Airbus sorting out the new aircraft deliveries but as your departure is pretty close to Easter and I would have thought they will do the utmost to ensure it operates.

Pete
Cheers Pete. Yep, flying Easter period
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Old 2nd Aug 2016, 09:54
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BHX will be one of the UK departure points for some one-off charter flights to Aqaba near Petra in Jordan for the Thomson Celebration the BHX flight will depart on December 6.

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