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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 06:38
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If Southend canít make a success of biz jets when the choice is them or nothing overnight then they should hang their heads in shame.
I noted overnight arrivals of a Legacy 650 and a Falcon 900EX which were probably not 'normal' SEN visitors.
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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 08:51
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Legacy just repositioned to Luton
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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 09:04
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
I noted overnight arrivals of a Legacy 650 and a Falcon 900EX which were probably not 'normal' SEN visitors.
Are these night flights normally arriving from USA?
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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 15:18
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I see FR24 is well behind with the news - showing two Carlisle arrivals and departures for tomorrow!
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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 16:08
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But it has also got N618WF out to Tampa at 0359!!
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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 16:11
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Sorry I meant in from Tampa!,
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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 22:20
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I see the EZY Barcelona flight was cancelled again Sunday and the Faro inbound delayed till 0100. Are they an Airbus short today?
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 08:27
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New Route

EZY Sofia 2X weekly from 16/12
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 09:47
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! Or going head to head with FR from STN to Sofia was daft!
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 10:29
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
EZY Sofia 2X weekly from 16/12
Bit random, but great. An underserved destination and the BA daily times at LHR are irregular.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 10:38
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Interesting destination. However I suspect only for the ski season.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 14:26
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
! Or going head to head with FR from STN to Sofia was daft!
SEN has its own catchment area and can compete with STN on some routes at peak season. They seem to know their ski resort destinations quite well, so I am confident it will do well. More sunseekers are also experiencing Romania and Bulgaria for the first time as Majorca and Ibiza are crazily overcrowded in high season, so maybe Varna is a summer possibility for 2019 too.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 14:34
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In effect EZY have swapped over STN-SOF and SEN-LYS for SEN-SOF and STN-LYS.

I didnt see this coming but an interesting route. Iíd have thought Salzburg, Chambery or Innsbruck would have come first though.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 16:44
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post
In effect EZY have swapped over STN-SOF and SEN-LYS for SEN-SOF and STN-LYS.

I didnt see this coming but an interesting route. Iíd have thought Salzburg, Chambery or Innsbruck would have come first though.
Perhaps a limited look to see if there's potential in a destination in Wizz territory, given they are unlikely to turn up at SEN anytime soon. If it does ok EZY may prefer trying one or two others without the competition faced at STN from FR.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 17:56
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is there much of a call for sofia as a summer destination?
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 18:53
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I always thought easy might have a pop at Salzburg from Sen during the ski season
early flights on sat, and weds for the short breaks as well
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 20:08
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
Perhaps a limited look to see if there's potential in a destination in Wizz territory, given they are unlikely to turn up at SEN anytime soon. If it does ok EZY may prefer trying one or two others without the competition faced at STN from FR.
No chance. Itís a ski route that will be gone before April is out. Nothing more.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 20:16
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Originally Posted by mikkie4 View Post
is there much of a call for sofia as a summer destination?
Not particularly. Itís a good few hours from the beaches and gets really quite hot. Itís probably the least interesting of the former Communist capitals, stag trips taking advantage of its cheapness being itís best selling point. Itís also a good seven hour round trip, time that can much more profitably be used heading off to Malaga etc.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 20:28
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Originally Posted by mikkie4 is there much of a call for sofia as a summer destination?
Well Wizzair have 17 per week in summer from Luton, so make your own mind up on the answer
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 06:15
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post


No chance. It’s a ski route that will be gone before April is out. Nothing more.
I'm sure you're right. But as you said yourself there are nearer ski destinations that could have been chosen. Just thought it's interesting EZY decided on eastern Europe.

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