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Old 20th Feb 2018, 12:47
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Even if the new routes have been announced, the web site (as ever) hasn't caught up. Whilst Malta is in the destinations section of the website it only acknowledges easyJet as the operator and no mention at all of Air Malta or the new island destinations. Why can't they be ready to update their website simultaneously with the announcement??!! Sounds like right and left hand.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 13:03
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I agree the airport website is history. I wonder how many passengers and therefore revenue is lost because of a lack of up to date information and promotion.For an organisation that is supposed to be media savvy Stobart's SEN website leaves a lot to be desired.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 13:21
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It never ceases to amaze me that they neglect their website to such an extent. I wonder who in the organisation bears responsibility for this state of affairs.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 15:07
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Unfortunately, it's how SEN is run and the website is just a small part of the overall incompetence displayed.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 15:20
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Air Malta / Southend website

The website now has the Air Malta flights on it when you go onto the site
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 15:49
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The website isnt as important as it was. Itís Facebook etc that matters, and Stobart do that pretty well .
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 15:50
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To be honest - I never look at an airport website then decide where I am travelling to. Ok I try to fly from Southend now if I am going on a summer holiday because it is convenient (I practically live at the end of 05) so choose routes from there if possible. Facebook and media wise Southend are very good at getting info out. I think people here worry too much.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 20:16
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From Blue Swan:

Air Malta chairman Dr Charles Mangion stated (19-Feb-2018) the carrier plans to lease its 10th aircraft to support operations in summer 2018. Malta‘s Minister of Tourism Dr Konrad Mizzi said: “As a Government we are committed to the airline and are fully supporting its growth strategy since we believe that it is an important pillar for our tourism economy”. Air Malta operates an all A320 family fleet, according to the CAPA Fleet Database. It announced (19-Feb-2018) four new routes, operated from 04-May-2018:

Malta–London Southend: Three times weekly;
Malta-Cagliari: Twice weekly;
Catania-London Southend: Twice weekly;
Cagliari-London Southend: Twice weekly.
The carrier also plans to increase Malta-Catania frequency
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 10:13
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Originally Posted by asdf1234 View Post
I am surprised Air Malta feel they can meet EasyJet head on in competition for this route. EasyJet will win the price war - however I look forward to being proved wrong! My concern from the very beginning was that EasyJet being resident at the airport would stifle competition and the arrival of new carriers.
Been shown price yesterday (21/2): Air Malta. Out Sat 25th August, return Sat 1st September. 5 (FIVE) adults, 1 child, 1 infant. £444.00 (Seriously check it out!)

£1,402.36 is the price on easyjet (Sunday - Sunday). And that's cheap!
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 11:20
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Introductory fares dear boy, very good value but they are not going to make much if any money with those prices. I would suggest easy fares were very similar when the summer timetable was first announced.
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 12:18
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Apparently the easyjet MLA - SEN leg has dropped £100 pp since yesterday, though I can't confirm that.
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 14:02
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Stobart cash buyout of Flybe
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 14:08
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-s...-idUSKCN1G61W1

LONDON (Reuters) - British haulier Stobart (STOB.L) is in talks with UK regional airline Flybe (FLYB.L) about a potential deal between the two companies, according to a source familiar with the matter. The firms are examining a range of options and a decision about a transaction is yet to be reached, the source said.
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 14:08
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cave dweller

Do you have a source for that? Or are you just speculating?
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 14:14
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The source is supplied in his message. Reuters.com. They may be speculating of course, but it seems unlikely. The takeover of flyBE by Stobart has been rumoured for some time.
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 14:20
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Gonna cost them a whole lot more than if they had just acted as BEE share price soaring!
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 14:21
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Seen the source now.
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 14:21
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Originally Posted by Barling Magna View Post
The source is supplied in his message. Reuters.com. They may be speculating of course, but it seems unlikely. The takeover of flyBE by Stobart has been rumoured for some time.
Bye bye Exeter, Hello SEN ?
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 14:29
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If it goes through I expect that will be the eventual outcome, but no sense in completely losing a perfectly viable base down in Devon. A SEN-EXT service will no doubt not be long behind. Maybe this is why Stobart are so certain of reaching two million pax at SEN this year.....?
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 14:36
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Oh yes then the pieces begin to fit together.
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