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Old 19th Oct 2016, 10:39
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It will be interesting to see what AI decide to do if this YYZ link goes ahead.
A number of options are available,but as you say,ATNotts,reliability is an issue.It has improved in the last year or so,but then again the B787s are still fairly new,so the aircraft themselves may not be the problem.
Also the 777s that were used previously are no longer in the fleet.They were second hand,leased but used by United before AI.All sorts of issues were had with them.
We await further news.


azz767 the only 737 I am aware of is 9H-OME. Air Charter X.It is chartered by the MOD for the Wednesday service to Paderborn.
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 10:48
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Thats the one thanks
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 12:33
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Some flybe summer 17 would seem to be on sale.


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Old 19th Oct 2016, 18:43
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What!!

Baggage carrier firm Aviator pulls out of major UK airports including Gatwick | Daily Mail Online

Surel BHX wont allow this to happen. If so looks like a messy winter period at bhx
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 19:34
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They will let it happen as the staff have read the writing on the wall and have left.Those that have stayed will probably transfer to Swissport or whoever else moves in.

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Old 20th Oct 2016, 00:59
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That's not a bad shout ATNotts.
However my concern would be for those pax transferring onto flights from DEL.
More and more people are using this service as a transfer point not just to other Indian destinations,but also to other points in Asia and beyond.
If we only have Amritsar direct,then are AI going to guarantee a number of seats on the DEL service for those wishing to either stay in DEL or transfer to another flight from the BHX end.
If memory serves,not that many passengers used the flight to get to YYZ from BHX,but very often it was full going back to DEL,which included pax joining the service at BHX.
My point is,I am not sure there is sufficient demand for 2 daily flights to DEL from BHX,let alone YYZ.I know there will be demand from India to Canada,it is a case of what seats are going to be made available to and from BHX in both directions,if that makes sense.
If AI go to double daily at BHX, it could be:
(1) DEL-BHX-YYZ-BHX-DEL;
and (2) DEL-ATQ-BHX-ATQ-DEL.

If not, it could be 4 days/week of one option and 3 days/week for the other.

That would eliminate backtracking and changing planes for pax between BHX and ATQ.

Again, pure kite flying.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 16:47
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Ryanair

6 weekly Ibiza (daily ex Sat, same as Jet2) and 10 weekly Palma (2 daily on Tue, Thu, and Sun) have now been loaded for July and August. Looks to be back to 5 based on some days at least, a couple of gaps still remaining with PMI still one short of the frequency mentioned in the press release.

Vilnius is closed during July/August for runway work, perhaps RYR will follow Wizz and move all their flights to Kaunas during that time. Wouldn't be the first time they had to shift operations temporarily, as they are currently flying to Rome/FCO while CIA is closed.
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Old 24th Oct 2016, 12:21
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Flyone are showing in OAG as operating Chisinau to Birmingham 3x a week from June 2017

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Old 24th Oct 2016, 15:31
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Tues, Thurs, Sat arr 1225 dep 1320.
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 12:50
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Cobalt

Now bookable on the website. Starts December and operates Wednesday and Saturday.

Times:
LCA 12:45 BHX 16:05
BHX 17:05 LCA 23:50
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Old 25th Oct 2016, 17:55
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Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook launches Cape Verde flights from Birmingham
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Old 26th Oct 2016, 15:01
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Jet2

New routes for W17/18 now on the website. Funchal (1 weekly), Geneva (3 weekly), Grenoble (1 weekly), Kraków (2 weekly), Prague (2 weekly), Salzburg (1 weekly), Turin (1 weekly).
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 22:26
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September CAA stats

Source: CAA 1,208,581 up 16%

The routes are generally good and long-haul much better.

Route...............2016......2015...avg pax..load factor
ASHKHABAD...... 2004.....3016...... 59.....31%
DOHA...............12904.........0.....215.....85%
DUBAI..............61898...58808.....352.... 74%
AMRITSAR..........6141.........
DELHI................6218...10556.....206.... 81%
ISLAMABAD........8169.....4692.....272.....76%
TORONTO...........2425.....2075.....303.....89%
NEW YORK (JFK).7765.....6966.....144..... 82%
NEW YORK (EWR) 7852....8374......145.... 86%
ISTANBUL.........12904...13115......122....78%

American found out how to improve load factors alas I assume at the expense of profit but lets hope Norwegian are doing their research and take a serious look at BHX rather than go into crowded markets.

The Emirates has been adjusted for the time EK41 never operated and some low density A388's on EK39.

Qatar at BHX posted a higher figure than EDI and I still believe the two previous months figures reported by the CAA at BHX were wrong. Still no sign of the second Saturday service returning though.



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Old 28th Oct 2016, 07:13
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I wonder how long the Ashkhabad route will last with figures like that.
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Old 28th Oct 2016, 11:50
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... you ask that Crewmeal but I think that is pretty standard for Turkmenistan....


They operate 3x weekly out of BHX and carried 2,004 pax for September (-34%) which equates to 59 pax per flight. They operate 2x weekly from LHR and carried 830 pax for September (-43%). As there were 9 flights in September, that equates to 46 pax per flight!!!


I cant think of any other situation where BHX carries more pax on a route that LHR!!!!
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Old 28th Oct 2016, 17:02
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I cant think of any other situation where BHX carries more pax on a route that LHR!!!!

You are right but I hate to be pedantic (which I will ) but Palma and las palmas to name but 2
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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 14:58
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Heard from someone on the first Vueling flight BHX-AGP yesterday evening, a grand total of 18 pax! Oh well I'm sure it will get better...using the same flight on Sat 5 Nov so it will be interesting to see what the load is like on that one. I guess it takes a little while for a new service to settle in, I hope so because they're quite a good airline.
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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 16:17
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Heard from someone on the first Vueling flight BHX-AGP yesterday evening, a grand total of 18 pax! Oh well I'm sure it will get better...using the same flight on Sat 5 Nov so it will be interesting to see what the load is like on that one. I guess it takes a little while for a new service to settle in, I hope so because they're quite a good airline.
Perhaps 18 was the inbound leg, though that doesn't make it much better! Vueling must be hoping a decent number of northbound as well as Brits flying south.
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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 16:32
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ATNotts no it wasn't AGP-BHX, he was on the return BHX-AGP VY1263 17:40. I'll be on the same flight this Saturday which will be the second service. I'm sure it will pick up.
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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 19:52
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Vueling

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No idea of the outbound load but over 150 in.

The reason for the 150+ inbound was due to the fact it was the second flight not the first. It operated for half term departing Sunday 23 October VY1271 which was bookable on their website.

I have to say it was a bit odd as the next flight was 1st November, which didn't give much scope on the return. On the plus side three Vueling flights Tuesday.

ILS 33 and night closures

No glideslope on runway 33 until 21-12 and runway closures extended to 5 weeks this year including Friday night in a bid to solve the CAT 111 problem once and for all I believe.

https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/PilotWe...trievalByICAOs

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