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Old 29th Jan 2014, 16:06
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Has it actually been confirmed that Flybe will stop there services to the Med i.e. PMI , ALC , AGP and FAO from September as still nothing on sale pass that point

Thats a massive loss for the airport if that is the case , with no one much lined up to take over i guess much like the Southampton operation or are they intending to use the smaller 175 a/c

Easy Jet i am sure have looked at Exeter but with the close proximity of Bristol they wouldn't want to dilute traffic , perhaps a smaller operation like Vuelling from Cardiff might be an answer ?
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Old 26th Feb 2014, 18:53
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An email from Flybe today tells me that a 2nd weekday service will operate from Exeter to Paris from April the 14th (early evening) and that the Dublin service is to be upgraded from a Q400 to the E195.

Good news 'cos I'm off to Dublin in June!
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Old 26th Feb 2014, 20:50
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Flybe EXT-CDG increasing to double daily

I wonder if this has anything to do with Air France axing its BRS-CDG route at the end of next month which will leave only easyJet operating BRS-CDG once a day.

Before the recession Flybe claimed it increased its market share of the South West-CDG route, including enticing some passengers from the BRS route, when it went to double daily then against BAConnect on BRS-CDG.

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Old 27th Feb 2014, 10:03
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Does this mean that Flybe will base 2 jets in Exeter this summer as the Dublin route returns late in the evening as does any one of the Med flights during the week
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Old 27th Feb 2014, 13:04
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CDG flights

Markey D - i think it'll be on the dash 4 rather than the E195.
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Old 27th Feb 2014, 19:06
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As per the Flybe announcement, the DUB will be on the E195 but I am not sure how the schedule will be adjusted to accomodate this.
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Old 27th Feb 2014, 22:02
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W-pattern from SOU? Or that could be the case for some of the med routes.
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Old 27th Feb 2014, 22:57
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Not according to the connections timetable which seems to be up to date with the E195 schedule

Would suggests some people may be getting calls to say their flight times have changed
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Old 9th Mar 2014, 12:34
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Yep your right about the time changes , the med flights have been pushed back with earlier departure times from Exeter now and the Dublin flight has been squeezed in at the end of the day using the 195 jet

Still looks to be 2 Dash 8 and 195 based for the summer

Thomas Cook have upgraded the Saturday Palma service to a A321 on a " W" pattern from Bristol this summer
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 13:43
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Can any one clear up a rumour, supposedly Monarch are going to lease a hangar from Flybe at Exeter, What's that all about then ?
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 14:20
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The rumour probably stems from Flybe's recent relationship with Monarch engineering who are now responsible for maintenance on Flybe aircraft at MAN, BHX and LGW.

As part of Flybe's restructure it was suggested their aviation services division would be sold off. Engineers upset that their colleagues had been outsourced to Monarch started believing Monarch would buy the hangar but this has no supporting evidence.

Monarch has no base in the Southwest and unless they were prepared to purchase the hangar mainly for external party maintenance then it would not be of any benefit. With such a large investment by Monarch in their hangars at BHX where the runway is longer than EXT I think this rumour can be put to bed.
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 14:24
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The runway length at Exeter not being long enough as you allude to is actually a misnomer. There isn't an aircraft in Monarch's fleet that cannot get into Exeter.
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 16:29
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No I didn't say that monarch couldn't land their aircraft at Exeter but as they expand and look after other airlines larger aircraft exeter cannot facilitate them. I am not sure an empty B777 could operate to and from Exeter for example?

Anyway the point I'm making is BHX can handle all Monarch require and offer possible expansion / more customers
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 16:54
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Thanks Cloud 1, that's what we couldn't understand, why take an a/c so far out of thier way when there far are more appropriate facilities nearer elsewhere.

Deano777, i must say that you have a rather apt and unfortunate screen name and location at this particular time

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Old 15th Mar 2014, 17:02
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I thought the same......considering the top aviation news item the name is an unfortunate coincidence

Back to the hangar issue there could be any number of airlines or companies interested but I doubt it would be any time soon and probably only when the airport is able to attract more carriers (when and if)

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Old 15th Mar 2014, 19:10
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umm, what has my username, that I have had since 2003, got anything to do with Exeter Airport or MH370?

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Exeter is long enough to accept virtually any aircraft size, even a B777 if it is positioning in empty. For the record, PIA was going to operate a B772 into LBA instead of their A310s. Check out the runway length there. Anyway cloud1, I agree with you, Monarch probably won't use Exeter, but you can't really use the runway length as a reason.
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 19:40
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Deano777 - seriously?? You do not see the unfortunate link to your name and location. Anyway point missed so we move on

I didn't realise the runway length at Exeter was such a sensitive issue to you. I stand corrected if a B777 or B747 can land and take off at Exeter. Still at least we can agree that it is highly unlikely MON will purchase a hangar.
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 20:00
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Sensitive about the runway? What on earth are you on about?

Originally Posted by Cloud1
With such a large investment by Monarch in their hangars at BHX where the runway is longer than EXT I think this rumour can be put to bed.
I was merely responding to your notion that MON wouldn't use Exeter because the runway isn't long enough. One shall pull out of the conversation now and leave you to it
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 23:57
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The last time I looked the runway at Exeter was 2083m. My Travel DC-10s and Transaero Boeing 747-200s have all visited Exeter for either storage or maintenance in the recent past.
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Old 16th Mar 2014, 02:22
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I agree, EGTE.

Some nice photos from visiting Transaero & Corsair 747's in 2005

http://www.abpic.co.uk/results.php?q...atest&limit=10

The first Boeing 747 to land at Exeter International Airport arrived on 14 Oct 2004 which was the largest aircraft to use the airport in its 68-year history, arrived and departed without passengers after a two week parking-up period of storage.
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