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Old 24th Mar 2019, 13:51
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Unfortunately the Causeway Lounge suffers from the same ineptitude as the rest of BFS. It is certainly a nicer place to spend time as the relic surrounding it however it has failed to keep up with other offerings in the UK. It is now regularly overcrowded and fails to offer anything like the level of catering or drinks offered in other lounges. The staff are great but the corporate feel smacks of the minimum to get by with. That said the City’s offerings aren’t exactly great either. The BA lounge is poor and offers no hot food options at all. Neither lounge at BHD even has their own toilet. Pretty pathetic really.
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 07:11
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Is Ryanair dropping Milan Bergamo as well. Doesn't appear to be booked after October?

Are they going to leave BFS totally?
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 10:46
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Bergamo starts again 21 December, back to twice weekly in January 2020. Perhaps cutting out the very low demand period, until the ski season gets going.
I wonder is NI really that seasonal, that FR could have a good programme during the summer, like Jet2, but cut back to the bones during the winter. Will be interesting to see if these cuts to winter 19/20 carry on into Summer 20. The Polish route cuts are interesting however, as you would expect with VFR traffic, demand would be fairly steady year round.
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Old 29th Mar 2019, 09:56
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CAA stats out for February

Rolling Year 6,373,935

Increase + 9.8%
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 15:33
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Ryanair now cutting flights for Summer 2019!
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 15:44
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STN (for example) down to 2x week from June. Pointless scheduling.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 15:54
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Originally Posted by cuthere View Post
STN (for example) down to 2x week from June. Pointless scheduling.
STN-EDI showing about 4 x pw too apparently
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 16:30
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Are Ryanair for pulling out of BFS or just playing silly games with BFS to try and get a better deal?

Looks like EZY have pshed them off the LGW route and looks like STN now. Will MAN be next

As a customer I would be worried about booking with them!
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 16:39
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Cuts are not confined to BFS. Seems to be reductions on several routes.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 19:12
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Originally Posted by cuthere View Post
Cuts are not confined to BFS. Seems to be reductions on several routes.
down to 1 aircraft based apparently, was ment to be sept but crept foward to june.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 19:19
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I do have to wonder about the thinking behind running two flights a week to the likes of Stansted. Is it just to keep the aircraft busy when it might otherwise be sitting idle? Anyway, we have had a flight to Stn cancelled, it was to connect to another flight. Second time this has happened, the other time was Lgw, so I will avoid like the plague in the future. All is not right with this crowd.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 19:55
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THe FR MAN/STN schedules appear to be official (for now) based on the press release for winter.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 20:53
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On a totally separate note I believe fed & watered is closing for about 7 weeks for a total refit. That will mean virtually everything catering wise will have been revamped.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 23:26
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Ezy

Easyjet have previously said they are unable to expand at bfs due to it currently at max capacity
with the reduction in FR does this mean they can once again look at expanding?
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 05:42
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On a totally separate note I believe fed & watered is closing for about 7 weeks for a total refit. That will mean virtually everything catering wise will have been revamped.
they are extending out onto the top of the international bag carousel if anyone knows them.
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 08:01
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Originally Posted by BHD2BFS View Post
Easyjet have previously said they are unable to expand at bfs due to it currently at max capacity
with the reduction in FR does this mean they can once again look at expanding?
The wording from EZY was very ambiguous about capacity, like as though it could be space related or could be they were running out of viable routes/markets.
Also worth bearing in mind FR was flying PAX on 9.99 fares, you can make a demand out of thin air try sustaining it is another thing.
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 09:05
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Food outlets

From BFS re Food outlets

"We are pleased to announce that a new and exciting experience is coming to Belfast International Airport - NORTHERN QTR!

Mount Charles are undergoing refurbishment to create an exciting new collection of eateries called Northern QTR. The project consists of the expansion of the departures lounge to accommodate for the renovation of Fed and Watered and the addition of two new eateries Coco Diablo and Chopped!

We would like to advise customers due to the development works Fed and Watered will have to close for up to 7 weeks from 7th April with the expectation of re-opening the full Northern QTR on the 20th May, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. In the meantime, you can visit Starbucks, Burger King, Sip & Stone, The Lagan Bar and Cafe Bar at gate 22"

So Mexican (Coco Diablo) and Healthy (Chopped) arriving
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 16:32
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Airside NI reporting some sort of incident with an Easy and a tug, hopefully some fillers and a lick of paint will sort everything out.
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 17:08
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Ooops, hopefully no injuries and assume covered by insurance

Big delay on the Malaga fight at the moment!!
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 17:58
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Yep Malaga flight

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/n...-37980627.html
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