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Old 9th Nov 2018, 16:12
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Is it the jetstream 41 they use for this service ?????
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Old 9th Nov 2018, 16:58
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Will be Saab 2000
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Old 9th Nov 2018, 23:06
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Flybe site now shows 2:20 mins for ABZ - LCY via Newcastle.
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Old 10th Nov 2018, 22:45
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Flybe site now shows 2:20 mins for ABZ - LCY via Newcastle.
I wouldnt thank you for that...
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 07:34
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Bye bye LCY I would say.....
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 07:26
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... and maybe bye bye Flybe?

https://news.sky.com/story/brexit-an...-sale-11553619

Do they make money out of ABZ on any of their routes? I assume they do on MAN, not sure on the others.

Would be a huge blow to lose the Flybe routes, what with Eastern also struggling somewhat & cutting back at ABZ.

Who would want to operate them?

Oil is dropping again...……………………………….
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 09:48
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Originally Posted by Richard Taylor View Post
https://news.sky.com/story/brexit-an...-sale-11553619

Do they make money out of ABZ on any of their routes? I assume they do on MAN, not sure on the others.

Would be a huge blow to lose the Flybe routes, what with Eastern also struggling somewhat & cutting back at ABZ.

Who would want to operate them?

Oil is dropping again...……………………………….
you would imagine Aberdeen would be one of their strongest markets. Due to its remote location, many UK cities are quite difficult to reach by rail, making air transport far more appealing.
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Old 28th Nov 2018, 21:17
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Is easyJet Gatwick another route which is ceasing? Does not appear bookable on the EZY website post 8 Feb 2019?
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Old 28th Nov 2018, 22:19
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Seems so. But LTN goes daily ex sat from then
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 08:06
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I got the heads up yesterday about this (thanks to them for the message). Another blow for ABZ. I can foresee a reduced LHR as the only main link to London, as I cannot see a LCY via NCL being viable for ABZ frankly. I can see further reductions generally. I do wonder now whether there should be a refocus of what kind of routes the airport wants. If businesses don't want to fly the business routes they claim they need, and the catchment area continues to shrink (which it is doing in the city) then what is left? Plus the likes of Flybe & Eastern aren't exactly flourishing, are they? I don't see any way presently out of their tailspin. Time for the owners to sell off?
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 13:45
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That Easyjeyt to Gatwick, was great for onward travel.
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 14:00
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Interesting , I have booked a few months back ABZ - LGW for 1/3/19 and return 17/3/19 all confirmed ,Passenger & Flight details 1 of 2Aberdeen to London Gatwick (North Terminal)EZY872Departs:Fri 01 Mar 08:30Arrives:Fri 01 Mar 10:15Bag drop opens:Fri 01 Mar 06:30Bag drop closes:Fri 01 Mar 07:50Check in closes 40 mins before departure
Booking made 26/4/18
update , contact from EZY my bookings are all vaild , noseats available , all sold upto 19/3 so they say.

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Old 29th Nov 2018, 14:36
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If you look on the Easyjet website and look at the schedule, there are no flights after Feb 8.
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 14:44
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
If you look on the Easyjet website and look at the schedule, there are no flights after Feb 8.
Yes I saw that , but seats were available up to 19/3/19 when I booked and paid, maybe a plan B maybe in order .

update , contact from EZY my bookings are all vaild , noseats available , all sold upto 19/3 so they say.

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Old 29th Nov 2018, 17:40
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Mmmmmm.... that doesn’t add up. I’d be looking at Plan B if I were you.
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 17:54
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The poster that messaged me yesterday with the news was different from the poster that broke the news today on the LGW thread. No smoke without fire I'd say.
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 20:00
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I spotted this last night when attempting to book a flight to Gatwick in March asa flight for an onward connection.

Tweeted easyJet today, and got this reply "we offer certain routes for specific seasons, Liam and our Aberdeen to Gatwick route flights will be stopping after Winter. However, you may be able to find alternative routes on our route map."

Really disappointing - a real loss to AIA - wonder have hard the management tried to hold on to this route! Obviously not hard enough.
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 20:27
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Originally Posted by liam4393 View Post
I spotted this last night when attempting to book a flight to Gatwick in March asa flight for an onward connection.

Tweeted easyJet today, and got this reply "we offer certain routes for specific seasons, Liam and our Aberdeen to Gatwick route flights will be stopping after Winter. However, you may be able to find alternative routes on our route map."

Really disappointing - a real loss to AIA - wonder have hard the management tried to hold on to this route! Obviously not hard enough.
Umm.... like Luton

AIA have some serious thinking to do, but if the city & demand to fly is in decline, and our only industry is in long term decline without any obvious diversification so far, then not sure how much they can do. Maybe focus away from business routes & into other sectors (but what?).

Main industry in decline > people made redundant > less demand to fly > less routes & freq offered > less demand to fly......
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 20:54
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And with BA rumoured to be chopping away at LHR to just 5-6 daily next summer, the ABZ-LON market could be struggling to reach 500k passengers in 2019. A staggering reduction given as recently as 2014 when it was over a million per year.

I can’t see the Eastern LCY service limping on much longer either to be honest.
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 21:08
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Strange to think that in 2019 it's quite likely that traffic on INV-LON will overtake ABZ-LON. I don't know if that speaks more for INV's successes or ABZ's failures?
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