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Old 5th Mar 2020, 13:39
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Flybe was doing a summer IT charter series for TUI Holidays to Menorca, and Inghams to Verona with the Q400's -
I see that those have has gone off the SOU destinations list

The map looks very sad.............https://www.southamptonairport.com/destinations/
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 14:10
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Looks like Eastern Airways are to open ex flybe operated routes from Southampton to Newcastle and Manchester

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/easter...e-demise-21596
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 14:20
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
Flybe was doing a summer IT charter series for TUI Holidays to Menorca, and Inghams to Verona with the Q400's -
I see that those have has gone off the SOU destinations list

The map looks very sad.............https://www.southamptonairport.com/destinations/
That's a novel approach to camouflage the challenges they are facing:

Departures & arrivals

Arrival and departure information is currently unavailable
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 14:23
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On tele now - Sky news - SOU terminal is a ghost town

Am sure some other carriers will come in fairly quickly - fingers crossed
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 14:28
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Originally Posted by LBIA View Post
Looks like Eastern Airways are to open ex flybe operated routes from Southampton to Newcastle and Manchester

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/easter...e-demise-21596
That's interesting as Loganair will operate Newcastle - Southampton 3 times a day from 23rd March...........they must be operating head to head again on the route.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 14:32
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Originally Posted by fjencl View Post
That's interesting as Loganair will operate Newcastle - Southampton 3 times a day from 23rd March...........they must be operating head to head again on the route.
Looks like they will be both be operating Birmingham - Aberdeen route as well
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 15:20
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Official on Sky TV - Mr. MOL from FR states on TV we will not go to SOU as our aircraft are too big...
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 15:49
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Surprised Ryanair haven't started a BOH-BFS route.

Aer Lingus Regional would be a dream on the SOU-DUB route - really hope that materialises.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 17:55
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Originally Posted by Sharklet_321 View Post
Surprised Ryanair haven't started a BOH-BFS route.

Aer Lingus Regional would be a dream on the SOU-DUB route - really hope that materialises.
It certainly would,but on Sky and BBC, Managers of airports like Belfast,Cardiff,Aberdeen ,who were quoted as being seriously effected by Flybe demise were interviewed,but seeds ​​​​​was the Southampton manager?
He was spotted on Skys Ryanair question time that said that there aircraft was to big to operate into SOU,yes this is true and has been a major issue for the airport for years,but there was no informative answer from the airport manager,he looked like a rabbit in headlights!
Simply the SOU management has lost a whole load of airlines in the last few years,we need a change of personnel,Get this in position,push for the runway extension and we may expand and regain the likes of KLM,Air Lingus,and others!

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Old 5th Mar 2020, 18:20
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A terrible time for SOU, but let’s look at today’s positives. We have the new Teeside services commencing next week, and over the next few weeks services will recommence multiple times daily to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.

I’m sure several others will follow in due course, but it must be remembered that some of SOU’s destination airports are slot constricted, and it could well be the case at the moment that trying to re-establish links to the likes of DUB and AMS would probably necessitate ‘night stopping’ an aircraft by the likes of KLM or Aer Lingus Regional to enable them to operate in the slots formerly used by Flybe. This would severely impact the profitability of such services. However, I’m sure that these services and others will return in the fullness of time.

Today has delivered much better news than I anticipated regarding the re-instatement of routes and services by Eastern and Loganair, and I’m sure further good news will materialise over the coming weeks.

One has to be realistic and accept that even if Flybe’s finances had been in the rudest of health, there would still likely have been some retrenchment and consolidation due to the reluctance of people to fly during the current Coronavirus emergency.

We must all hope that the people affected by the collapse of Flybe - their wonderful staff, soon get back on their feet.

But, the tide has already turned at SOU and we must now think ‘onwards and upwards’.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 20:06
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Would Stobart have the cash to increase services after losing a 50m gamble on Virgin Connect? That debt has to be repaid!
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 20:45
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Would Stobart have the cash to increase services after losing a 50m gamble on Virgin Connect? That debt has to be repaid!
I would say that concludes Stobart's foray in to aviation. A shame, but there it is.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 20:53
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Anyone who thinks that large slugs of cash were changing hands into Flybe is deluded. The "millions" pumped into Flybe were, for Stobart at least, the aircraft and airline assets into Connect. I'd be amazed if even 10m of actual cash changed hands.
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 04:55
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The Southampton flight departure and arrivals board is still off-line. Burying bad news for a few months?
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 06:32
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Originally Posted by Auxtank View Post
I would say that concludes Stobart's foray in to aviation. A shame, but there it is.
I doubt it. Maybe no franchise operation but they are experienced ACMI operators and this area may well grow.
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 08:31
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
I doubt it. Maybe no franchise operation but they are experienced ACMI operators and this area may well grow.
They still have the Stobart Air operation which operates for EI and the E-190s. They also took 3 flyBe E195s, which are now at Grate Dane. I don't know if Stobart/Propius are still involved with these frames or not. They seem to have three of the ex SAS/flyBe ATRs. I would not be surprised if Stobart continues to operate SEN and IOM routes, as they were at STK risk anyway, the branding is the issue, of course. I guess they could use EI systems, if they don't retain any booking hardware.
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 09:37
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Originally Posted by Auxtank View Post
I would say that concludes Stobart's foray in to aviation. A shame, but there it is.
Stobart has deployed an Embraer E190, EI-GHK on Aer Lingus Regional routes today. The aircraft was until yesterday (4th March) operating for Flybe.

Posted this morning by Just a Spotter on the Aer Lingus thread.
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 16:23
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Loganair flights to/from GLA are now available to book online with flights from 30/03.
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 18:59
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Core routes left to fill are Belfast, Dublin, Paris & Amsterdam. Which airlines will grab what?
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 19:16
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Originally Posted by stewyb View Post
Core routes left to fill are Belfast, Dublin, Paris & Amsterdam. Which airlines will grab what?
no one at the moment!,as Coronavirus develops most airlines are going to contract,the routes just covered by Loganair and Eastern are good earners that commuters need,the routes you have quoted will be filled in the long run,but this could be open ended if the virus continues to develop at its fast pace.Certainly there are few UK airlines who have the capacity ( discount Easy and Ryanair who will not come to SOU without runway extension) that could support your quoted destinations.
So it's survival for SOU only in the short time,the future still is very uncertain.
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