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Old 28th Aug 2014, 18:16
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Still hard to see who is willing to take on these flights for both Exeter and Southampton

I would imagine that Thomson will just add a few extra flights to cover for the summer prehaps ?

With the new services to London 3 x daily and Newcastle being re intoduced it looks like the seat loss will be neglagable , and the Dash 8 looks to be the main aircraft based at Exeter now
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Old 5th Sep 2014, 04:31
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Flybe increasing MAN fights

After the disappointment of the Spanish and Portuguese Flybe services going, its good to see the domestic routes are selling well with Flybe adding 6 more weekly flights to Manchester.

Devonians seem to be grasping that they don't have to drive to Heathrow anymore to travel to China, Singapore, Japan, India, Africa, Arabia, Australia, NZ etc

http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/...ail/story.html

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Old 16th Nov 2014, 15:07
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On a recent post on facebook Flybe have said

" we are planning to commence some more limited sunflying for summer 2015 from both out Southampton and Exeter bases by announcing this by mid Nov "

not sure if this will be to some more French destinations or indeed Spain ?
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Old 16th Nov 2014, 16:41
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They kept saying it will be out by the 15th, I'd hope to see them next week.
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Old 16th Nov 2014, 17:10
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The Q400's can do FAO/AGP etc.

If there's demand, which there is, they could use them on sun routes.
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Old 16th Nov 2014, 18:06
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The Q400's would probably struggle with a full load, plus the flight time would be 3:15 ish meaning utilisation would be poor.
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 14:45
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Not to mention the hellish 3hr turboprop experience from a customer perspective
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 14:56
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yes Q400 is fine for regional routes, but for routes as far as that is... well truly horrendous
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 15:15
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Before Chambery could take jets, some very popular charters were operated by Brymon in the 1980's Exeter - Chambery for In-Style Holidays, a ski operator based in Exeter, using the Dash 7. Flights London City - Chambery also operated.

The Dash 8 Q400 is a whole lot faster and more comfortable than the Dash 7.

These flights avoided going to Gatwick, and the very long bus ride from Lyon.

Every flight was sold out. Departure was 0900. Passengers were invited to check in early to join in an unlimited Bucks Fizz breakfast in the airport bar, got on board in a haze of aimiability about everything, and slept all the way. The wine was cheap sparkling white, with bulk orange juice. The cost was under 2.00 per head, nothing compared to the anaesthetic effect it achieved.
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Old 18th Nov 2014, 08:02
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Exeter saw a decline in Pax in Oct by 6%. What was the root cause of this? Lower load factors or a withdrawal of routes?

The Manchester route grew considerable to just shy of 10,000 passengers in a single month. Why is this route proving so popular? It is not viable from Bristol - but it seems to be incredibly successful from EXT. Will it decline now that EXT is connected to LCY? Is EXT-MAN largely connecting traffic?
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Old 18th Nov 2014, 08:59
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NQY-MAN is also seeing a huge increase despite the London route continuing
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Old 18th Nov 2014, 08:59
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The E195 has now gone from EXT which use to operate the Spanish destinations. I suspect all those pax are a good proportion of that 6%. It would of been even lower if BE hadn't of started the LCY route.


With regards to MAN it now operates 4 x daily. It feeds into the MAN Hub at the same time as several other BE flights from around the 4 corners of the UK. A good proportion of those pax will be connecting to other BE destinations. There will be some pax connecting to long haul with EK and Eithad etc on codeshares.
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Old 18th Nov 2014, 10:26
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I have been back in Canada so a little out of touch, am I right in thinking Flybe are planning to operate Newquay to Gatwick (PSO) and Southend and Stansted?
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Old 29th Nov 2014, 09:45
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News has emerged that the GPO have cancelled the contract for the Stansted Mail flights from February 2015. At least they'll now have another stand available for the new operators being enticed in to replace the Flybe sun route flights!
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Old 29th Nov 2014, 09:59
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Is that EMA & STN cancelled ?

Drop in post demand or reflecting the speed of the motorway network past Exeter ?
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Old 29th Nov 2014, 10:43
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Drop in post demand or reflecting the speed of the motorway network past Exeter ?

i would say a lot of both.also they started using trains again.
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Old 29th Nov 2014, 18:15
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It will be the STN flight getting canned, and EMA will remain. STN has been on the rack for some time over the costs of providing he service between RM and the operator.
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Old 18th Dec 2014, 17:49
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Thomson have changed carrier to Endifa for next summer instead of Nouvelair A320 they are now using a Thomson aircraft on a W pattern from Bristol possibly a 757 which hasnt been seen at Exeter for a few years ( Thomson that is )

Seems to be a larger increase in IT holidays for next year which is good news
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Old 18th Dec 2014, 18:00
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NCL - Exeter seems to going well with second month pax (Nov) standing at 2971 up 30% on Nov 2013, you get the feeling it should never have been cancelled.
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Old 18th Dec 2014, 18:43
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Thomson have changed carrier to Endifa for next summer instead of Nouvelair A320 they are now using a Thomson aircraft on a W pattern from Bristol possibly a 757 which hasnt been seen at Exeter for a few years ( Thomson that is )
It might be a B 738 in that BRS will have 2 757s and a 738 based for most of next summer with the latter, I believe, being used on one or two Ws as well as serving its home base with 'out and backers'.
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