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Old 26th Mar 2019, 19:24
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
Ryanair will commence flights one week today, 2nd April.
I've friends coming in on the new FR SEN service when it starts up. Interested to hear what they think.
Take it the airport will have the Fire tenders out for the arched hose welcome together with media from Heart, Echo, ITV London News, etc
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Old 27th Mar 2019, 23:58
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Air Malta will operate a number of direct Catania flights this April and May.
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 09:11
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Wow. Met with dazzle of blue and yellow and Ryanair decal adverts carpetted all over c2c train station entry and exit barriers to platforms - prominently in bold yellow SOUTHEND

Good advert campaigning - very visible, it's everywhere

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Old 1st Apr 2019, 07:49
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Ryanair

Does anyone have any idea, please, what time the FR 738s are due to position in? Would be interesting to see.
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 08:20
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The three aircraft should be EI-GDZ, EI-GJG plus another, with ETA SEN around 11:30L, 1145L and 12:00L. Landing on 05 today I should imagine.

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Old 1st Apr 2019, 09:09
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Just curious, but does anybody know why flights are launching on Tuesday the second, rather than Monday the first of April?
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 10:24
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
The three aircraft should be EI-GDZ, EI-GJG plus another, with ETA SEN around 11:30L, 1145L and 12:00L. Landing on 05 today I should imagine.
Thanks very much Expressflight
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 11:00
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
Just curious, but does anybody know why flights are launching on Tuesday the second, rather than Monday the first of April?
I donít know, but a question Iíve always wondered (not unique to SEN) is why airlines do perverse things just to fit in with summer/winter schedules when they donít need to. For example, the Stobart DUB route would surely have been better ending yesterday or today rather than Saturday. This would have enabled rather than block the busy weekend market, and given continuity until the FR take over tomorrow. Similarly surely the Newquay route would be better starting on Thursday or Friday, or even pushed back a couple of weeks to Easter.
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 13:02
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just curious to know the load factor for the FR flight to PMI tomorrow !
I can say that the EZY flight is empty ! i mean 119 to PMI and only 29 on the way back
I checked the loads for PMI flights the whole month (EZY) and the figures are not high
just how FR hope having the fights full ? i know it s only the beginning of the season and my question is stupid
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 13:54
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Originally Posted by CCFAIRPORT View Post
just curious to know the load factor for the FR flight to PMI tomorrow !
I can say that the EZY flight is empty ! i mean 119 to PMI and only 29 on the way back
Correct me if I'm wrong but you seem to have looked at the EZY seat selection plan for tomorrow's SEN-PMI to determine the number of seats sold. That isn't always a reliable indicator. On the same basis the first RYR flight to PMI show an almost identical number of seats reserved so, while not saying that your question is "stupid", I'm not sure what that tells us for the future - probably nothing.
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 14:16
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong but you seem to have looked at the EZY seat selection plan for tomorrow's SEN-PMI to determine the number of seats sold. That isn't always a reliable indicator. On the same basis the first RYR flight to PMI show an almost identical number of seats reserved so, while not saying that your question is "stupid", I'm not sure what that tells us for the future - probably nothing.
Very true. The day before I flew LUX-LCY to choose my seat, the seat plan showed at least 20 empty seats. On the actual departure, there were only 2 empty seats.
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 14:17
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong but you seem to have looked at the EZY seat selection plan for tomorrow's SEN-PMI to determine the number of seats sold. That isn't always a reliable indicator. On the same basis the first RYR flight to PMI show an almost identical number of seats reserved so, while not saying that your question is "stupid", I'm not sure what that tells us for the future - probably nothing.
i m cabin crew for EZS based in GVA that's why I can know the figures
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 14:32
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29 would be about normal for the first week of flights, even lower can be expected. Itís completely normal. There has been a sudden ramping up of frequency compared to last week across the UK, so thereís few pax already in PMI to go around. Come the end of October it will be the same pattern in reverse.
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 19:04
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Great day for SEN having RYR arrive in addition to EZY. Seemed like the brakes on the empty 738 were being pressed harder on landing than the 320 and will be interesting to see its field performance out of the airport!
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 19:29
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Originally Posted by stewyb View Post
Great day for SEN having RYR arrive in addition to EZY. Seemed like the brakes on the empty 738 were being pressed harder on landing than the 320 and will be interesting to see its field performance out of the airport!
Auto brake number?
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 19:37
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
sorry Rog, unsure what you mean?
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 19:42
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Originally Posted by stewyb View Post


sorry Rog, unsure what you mean?
Flaps 30 and AB setting 2 or 3
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 08:04
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Heart Essex FM 8am news this morning - opening news item announcement of Ryanair new services based at Southend, creating 750 new jobs in the area.

Positive, positive, positive
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 09:00
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Originally Posted by mik3bravo View Post
Heart Essex FM 8am news this morning - opening news item announcement of Ryanair new services based at Southend, creating 750 new jobs in the area.

Positive, positive, positive
Standard lift from a Ryanair press release, so many aircraft, so many passengers, so many jobs!!

If they're around in 2 years that will be a great success story. Not being negative, or suggesting they will or they won't, just saying that FR are rarely in it for the long haul, unless they are coining it, without detracting from profitability of other bases.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 09:02
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It looks like the DUB route is off to a weak start as I predicted. If you compare similar times (circa 19:00 out tonight, 23:00 return and 06:30 out tomorrow, return 09:30) the following number of people are checked in:

Southend: 146
Stansted: 233
Luton: 313
Gatwick: 403 (this isnít quite like-for-like first/last are later/earlier)

Hopefully the route will pick up, but the 06:30 departure and 23:30 arrival look particularly low as I suggested would be the case based on previous experience. This shows the critical need for a proper put-of-hours service to London.

But overall hopefully the wider FR operation will do good things.
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