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Old 5th Mar 2020, 06:09
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Originally Posted by ash666
Not even that, now gone.
I hope the impact on NCL isn't too great.
About 11k per month on SOU and 4k on EXT in December, so approx 2.5% in winter (numbers had already started to plummet in January).
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 12:21
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Loganair NCL-EXT starts 6th July, daily ERJ. NCL-SOU starts 23rd March 3 x daily ERJ
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 14:13
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Eastern Airways to open Southampton - Newcastle route.

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/easter...e-demise-21596
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 15:18
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Reopening Southampton - Newcastle route in Eastern Airways' case.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 18:05
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Originally Posted by apaul
Reopening Southampton - Newcastle route in Eastern Airways' case.
I don't believe T3 have operated NCL-SOU before...

Seems a bit pointless to have two operators on the Southampton route, if anything, Eastern should've perhaps focussed reinstating services at other UK airports or reinstate the NCL-EXT route
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 18:14
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I don't believe T3 have operated NCL-SOU before...
T3 flew NCL-SOU for seven years from 2003-10, mostly as an extension of ABZ-NCL
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 18:19
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Apologies.

I'm assuming Flybe then took over this route which prompted T3 to withdraw?
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 18:42
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There could be room for both. I assume LM will use an ER3, and T3 a J41? Both combined still offer less seats than a Q400
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 19:01
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[QUOTE][I'm assuming Flybe then took over this route which prompted T3 to withdraw?/QUOTE]

Actually, for much of T3's previous stint on NCL-SOU, they competed with Flybe, who began their services over the route in autumn 2004 - so the route then sustained two operators for 5+ years.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 19:20
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I think the market will be able to cope with both.

the problem will be Eastern prices and there reliable service compared to loganairs
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 22:18
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Loganair Brussels

Right now its not bookable after 22 March. Are they closing this route to enable Southampton. ???
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 04:42
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Originally Posted by fl dutchman
Right now its not bookable after 22 March. Are they closing this route to enable Southampton. ???

yes route being dropped
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 06:30
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I can still book Brussels. Looks to be a few changes to the schedule on several dates but appears normal after August, twice daily
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 06:40
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Originally Posted by GrahamK
I can still book Brussels. Looks to be a few changes to the schedule on several dates but appears normal after August, twice daily

Edit: Never mind, all showing as sold out.
Can't see anyone else going on to this route now then.
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 08:29
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Just seen Jet2 A321 G-HLYF landing - crew training?
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 08:32
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Yes - been in and out all week (and no, we aren't getting them!)
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 08:35
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB
Yes - been in and out all week (and no, we aren't getting them!)
I never suggested we could or should be, but thanks
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 08:37
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Originally Posted by L66MBD
I never suggested we could or should be, but thanks
Sorry, yes - I know you didn't, but surely somebody will!
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 08:48
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Great approach

Total aside - from a left hand side passengers point of view the approach to NCL from the south in clear weather is a Joy. IMO The most scenic final 10 minutes of any descent into a UK airport.
That 90 degree turn to finals around St Marys Lighthouse is magic.
I wonder how many Pilots fly that descent manually?
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 11:16
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Hi Flying Hi, Thanks for your kind words about our neck of the woods. It is pretty scenic, and the view down the River Tyne before you get to St Mary's is pretty iconic too. Have you ever flown into Sumburgh btw? Now that's pretty spectacular. Soz for thread drift.
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