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Old 26th Jun 2019, 18:12
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LHR

I count 52x weekly in November
8x 1-5
5x 6
7x 7

Havenít checked the whole winter but pretty much back to peak BA LHR capacity from a few years ago..

BA seem to be very busy on LHR this summer, a decent Avios Reward Flight is rare as hens teeth currently!
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Old 26th Jun 2019, 21:53
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AirlinerRoute suggests LHR increase to 50 per week W19
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Old 27th Jun 2019, 15:14
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Originally Posted by wesleyscott View Post
the last thing ABZ needs is another Heathrow flight, they need to try and focus minds on Gatwick
BA dropped LGW after one summer of operations with Houston-LGW having moved to LHR killing a lot of connecting business traffic. Given that easyJet also dropped Gatters, it seems to be a fairly week market. Gatwick is mainly point to point holiday routes with very few connections, even the BA long haul fleet is often gone in one wave so doesn't support multiple daily feeds. Isn't another (cheaper) option to the main London hub a good thing? Connect Airways will offer ABZ some decent Virgin and non BA connections.
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Old 27th Jun 2019, 15:53
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Given that there are flights from ABZ to NCL & MAN you'd have thought there was enough of a market in S of the Thames for a couple of flights a day LGW - ABZ

It's not as if fares out of LHR are cut throat after all.............
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Old 27th Jun 2019, 17:30
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There is a market it’s just not one making enough of s profit for BA or EZY I think.
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 21:21
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Strikes over

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp...cept-new-deal/
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 16:46
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Wideroe increase Bergen flights

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/...-and-aberdeen/

From Sept this year; additional Sun flight & reinstating a 3rd weekday rotation.
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Old 7th Jul 2019, 11:15
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I believe some of the extra Wideroe rotations will be on the E190-E2 as well.

Also nearly 30k pax on AMS in May, busiest May for the route. Not hard to see why ABZ-AMS will be the most frequent Scottish route in W19 - 5x daily compared to as little as 3x daily at EDI/GLA.
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Old 7th Jul 2019, 11:37
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GLA and EDI are also served by easyJet to AMS though.
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Old 7th Jul 2019, 11:45
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot View Post
GLA and EDI are also served by easyJet to AMS though.
KLM are more interested in feeding their Global hub rather than Easyís O&D?
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Old 7th Jul 2019, 12:18
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AMS isn't the only global hub, and EDI has flights to almost all of them.
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Old 7th Jul 2019, 13:27
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Originally Posted by CaptainDoony View Post
KLM are more interested in feeding their Global hub rather than Easyís O&D?
KLM need to have a good balance of O&D to make the route a decent earner.
Am actually heading back to ABZ as I type and itís like a ghost town, great to see so many airport hotels but occupancy appears to be very, very light.
Be very interested to see what the future holds as oil traffic continues to wind down.
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Old 8th Jul 2019, 04:37
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ABZ - LBA?

Typical - I now have a regular requirement to travel to ABZ from LBA, just in time for direct flights to stop.

Where would be the best place to enquire about any future plans to bring back the LBA - ABZ service?
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Old 8th Jul 2019, 06:53
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Pprune.....................
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Old 9th Jul 2019, 08:18
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Pprune.....................
Those rhetorical questions kill me every time.
Maybe that is why I have posted my query here?
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Old 9th Jul 2019, 10:58
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There is MAN, MME and HUY which Flybe serve to ABZ. However MAN will likely to be cheapest as will be Flybe operated whereas T3 operated flights from MME, HUY & NCL may be more expensive.
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Old 9th Jul 2019, 12:28
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ABZ-LBA

Unfortunately the ABZ-LBA route won't be returning anytime soon as pax figures and yields were abysmal when T3 operated it. More routes in time will start to be reduced or culled completely.
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Old 10th Jul 2019, 11:07
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Originally Posted by PintofDoom View Post
Unfortunately the ABZ-LBA route won't be returning anytime soon as pax figures and yields were abysmal when T3 operated it. More routes in time will start to be reduced or culled completely.
thanks - as I suspected.
MAN works if desperate but it involves various train journeys just to get there - before the fun and games starts!
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Old 10th Jul 2019, 12:02
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The alternative of 5.5 to 6.5 hours on a train won't be particularly appealing. Something needs to be done to speed up the train services north of York; Durham, Morpeth, Berwickshire, Fife and Montrose to Aberdeen are particularly slow sections. A circa 60mph average speed between Aberdeen and Leeds, and an average of a good bit less than that on the Aberdeen to Edinburgh section, in trains that are capable of 125mph just goes to show how unfit for purpose the Victorian rail infrastructure is.

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Old 10th Jul 2019, 12:11
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Something needs to be done to speed up the train services north of York
But won't be...
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