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Old 2nd Jun 2016, 11:29
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Flights to Munich

Flights to Munich now withdrawn until 13th June according to Sea Air's website. LSA's site should try to keep up with events. At least this will allow time for this tarnished operation to rethink and hopefully rebrand the airline. A new name would be a good start: my suggestion is Thin Air. Any others?
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Old 2nd Jun 2016, 13:48
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Anyone know why the Jersey flight is cancelled today?
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Old 2nd Jun 2016, 13:51
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Anyone know why the Jersey flight is cancelled today?
French ATC industrial action
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Old 2nd Jun 2016, 13:51
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Ok thanks! Fortunately just the one cancellation so far, and some delays.
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Old 2nd Jun 2016, 15:52
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Sea Air

After sitting idle at PAD for over a week B734 9H-VVB has today positioned back to CWL. This aircraft was to be used by Sea Air for its PAD route network so that isn't looking too hopeful either at present.
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Old 3rd Jun 2016, 20:49
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Eastern Airways

T3729 Divert from NWI! (expected 2355) Goodness that's a few miles away.
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 21:09
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So VLM are stopping WAT-LTN next week. Stobart Air to the rescue?
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 04:20
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You are joking, moving the route to Southend started its demise.I have said it before and will say it again Stobart should stick to road and rail transport.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 11:24
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you don't seem to have much faith in stobarts do you
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 12:44
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The feeling from the Luton folk including me is that WAT-LTN was doing very nicely but Stobarts view that they could simply move the route to SEN to kick start their new airport at SEN without impacting passengers numbers proved to be a disaster. It wasn't helped by the fact that the new terminal was not even open. They then tried out of desperation to operate to both SEN and LTN but but it all ended in tears as the damage was already done.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 13:06
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The feeling from the Luton folk including me is that WAT-LTN was doing very nicely but Stobarts view that they could simply move the route to SEN to kick start their new airport at SEN without impacting passengers numbers proved to be a disaster. It wasn't helped by the fact that the new terminal was not even open. They then tried out of desperation to operate to both SEN and LTN but but it all ended in tears as the damage was already done.
Not to forget it x4 weekly LTN was scrapped to support SEN flights after they realized it was carried loads exceeding 90% and often booking up 6 weeks in advance of travel and fares more than double SEN!
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 14:36
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Originally Posted by EI-EIDW View Post
Not to forget it x4 weekly LTN was scrapped to support SEN flights after they realized it was carried loads exceeding 90% and often booking up 6 weeks in advance of travel and fares more than double SEN!
But let's not forget had it not been for Stobart then air Arran/Stobart air would probably be no more. Yes moving the Luton route was not a good idea, however I feel Stobart needed to make the move to give credibility to its passenger operation at SEN. It didn't work out but I think the only real loser is poor old Waterford airport, the fact that a couple of operators haven't made the route work over the past couple of years shows how hard it is to make a route work from a small base/catchment!
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 14:41
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Stobart would have been better waiting for the new terminal and station to open. By the time they were open the regulars had tried the new route and didn't like it so never got to try out the new terminal and station.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 14:53
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Stobart would have been better waiting for the new terminal and station to open. By the time they were open the regulars had tried the new route and didn't like it so never got to try out the new terminal and station.
I agree, however I think the station was open as the airport provided a free shuttle bus to it. I think what is more likely is that Luton was a better location than SEN for a lot of the pax so new terminal or not the route was probably always going to fail.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 15:28
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Splitting the route between LTN and SEN was never going to end well, and so it was proved. I don't think WAT are in a position at the moment to be picky about potential airlines and routes. Surely IF Stobart approached them they'd grab the opportunity to at least try something out?
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 16:20
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Well Stobart Air are dropping three Dublin routes so they will have a spare aircraft to bring back to SEN if needed.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 16:33
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Watch the shares go up !

I've just sold mine (for a profit) today.
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 17:58
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could we poss see SEN-DUB using the spare aircraft ? we all know what the figs were like when SEN flew to DUB , could we pick up from were we left off or are there to many airlines doing the DUBLIN run?
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Old 6th Jun 2016, 18:00
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stobarts adding extra rotation 4 days a week from brs.that is on the dub route

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Old 6th Jun 2016, 18:05
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Well with three routes dropped they will have to do something with at least one aircraft. If the SEN -DUB route really did make a profit it must be a possibility it will return but if they don't bring the route back than I would say they didn't make any money out of it despite alleged good loads.
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