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Old 16th Mar 2019, 18:21
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I find their twitter feed really really unprofessional it reminds me of Firnas Airways. They’re spending all their time arguing with people who leave comments and posting rubbish/retweeting about other companies… this is an embarrassment to Southampton and the potential the airport has
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 19:06
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Completely agree with all the above. I really want to see Flylolo succeed but I find it pretty unbelievable how bad their twitter feed is, it’s completely unprofessional and doesn’t inspire confidence in the company at all. It reads like an opinionated infividual’s account rather than official PR for a company.
The toing and froing about the aircraft is another area of concern at this late stage. We’ve got to hear something imminently surely?
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 08:22
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I see what you mean about Flylolo's twitter responses. When challenged with the use of 'London Sothampton' they reply that SEN isn't recognised by IATA as a London airport yet calls itself London Southend so why cannot Southampton. Well, I've got news for Flylolo; SEN was granted London status by IATA in 2012.
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 11:52
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Flylolo sounds like a nonsense airline. There is no information in the booking engine showing operating airline or aircraft type. Their mantra is to offer cheaper flights in the peak, which sounds also nonsense, airlines have excess demand in the peak summer therefore don't need to discount.

I'm falling to see how this strategy stacks up. Charter/ACMI operators (Sounds like Jota territory to me) can charge a pretty penny especially in peak summer when airlines are in dire need of aircraft last minute, and now with 737Max problems, there is no way they'll secure aircraft in the peak at sustainable rates. Equally, what happens when the revenues they generate fall short of the aircraft hire costs???
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 15:59
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Do we know if Flybe are still doing any of their charters?
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 18:10
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S19 Summary

As usual, here is a breakdown of the coming summer. Not looking great it must be said, but that conversation has been had too many times on this thread already... Let me know if I've missed anything!

Aer Lingus Regional

Cork - 5 weekly AT7 (ends 24/05)

Aurigny Air Services

Alderney - 15-30 weekly D28
Guernsey (New) - 12 weekly AT4 (from 20/05)

Flybe - 6-7x Q400, 1x E95 based

Alicante - 4-6 weekly E95/Q400
Amsterdam - 24 weekly Q400
Avignon - 1 weekly Q400
Bastia - 1-2 weekly Q400
Belfast City - 17-20 weekly Q400
Bergerac - 7 weekly Q400
Biarritz - 1 weekly Q400
Bordeaux - 3-4 weekly Q400
Brest - 1 weekly Q400
Chambery - 1 weekly Q400 (until 20/04)
Dublin - 20-21 weekly Q400
Dusseldorf - 5-6 weekly Q400
Edinburgh - 26-27 weekly Q400
Faro - 3 weekly E95
Geneva - 1 weekly Q400 (until 13/04)
Glasgow - 25-26 weekly Q400
Guernsey - 29 weekly AT4/7 (Blue Islands)
Jersey - 32 weekly Q400/AT4/7 (Blue Islands)
La Rochelle - 3-4 weekly Q400
Leeds - 11 weekly J41/S20 (Eastern)
Limoges - 2 weekly Q400
Malaga - 4 weekly E95
Manchester - 31 weekly Q400/E75
Nantes - 4 weekly Q400
Newcastle - 18 weekly Q400
Palma - 2-3 weekly E95/Q400
Paris CDG - 12 weekly Q400
Perpignan - 1 weekly Q400
Rennes - 3 weekly Q400
Toulon - 1 weekly Q400
Verona - 2-3 weekly Q400

Lolo Flights (aircraft tbc...)

Almeria (New) - 1 weekly (from 21/07)
Bourgas (New) - 1 weekly (from 30/06)
Corfu (New) - 1 weekly (from 15/07)
Dubrovnik (New) - 1 weekly (from 13/07)
Kalamata (New) - 1 weekly (from 02/09)
Kefalonia (New) - 1 weekly (from 01/07)
Kos (New) - 1 weekly (from 13/07)
Murcia (New) - 1 weekly (from 13/07)
Pristina (New) - 1 weekly (from 18/07)
Skiathos - 2 weekly
Tivat (New) - 1 weekly (from 18/07)

Thomson

Ibiza - 1 weekly Volotea 712
Menorca - 1 weekly Flybe Q400
Palma - 2 weekly Volotea 712/319


Summary

321-356 weekly departures (355-360 in S18)
291-299 weekly Flybe departures (inc. charters, 315-316 in S18)
30-57 weekly other departures (40-44 in S18)
46-51 daily departures (51 in S18)
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 18:34
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Not too bad if Flylolo operate as promised a full schedule. Pristina and Bourgas are not operating this summer!

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Old 17th Mar 2019, 19:26
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Jeeesh all those sun flights on a ruddy turboprop - how nostalgic mind -- did our BMA Viscount LPL-PMI nearly 40 years ago almost when I was with BMA
took all night.

Did Flybe Q400 SOU-Verona last summer - don't think I'll do it again even though it's local for me
2 and a 1/2 hours to Northern Italy
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 19:30
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
Jeeesh all those sun flights on a ruddy turboprop - how nostalgic mind -- did our BMA Viscount LPL-PMI nearly 40 years ago almost when I was with BMA
took all night.

Did Flybe Q400 SOU-Verona last summer - don't think I'll do it again even though it's local for me
2 and a 1/2 hours to Northern Italy
Dont worry, almost certain things will change once VS get their teeth in to the schedule!
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 16:21
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Flylolo will be making the announcement of the airline and aircraft type by the 31/3/19, according to twitter feed
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 17:34
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All this talk of holiday flights

Seems the Czechs with Smartwings can fly a 737-700 in and out of the tiny Greek island of Paros with a 1400m runway !
payload limited to 120 pax


In the mid 1980's the Austrians flew 50 seat DASH 7's direct into Paros with just an 800m runway as it was then.
Great video clip here of 1980's flying there - tune in at 7mins into the film for the airport and Dash 7 scenes

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Old 20th Mar 2019, 14:30
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Tree works on Marlhill Copse start 01/04 (not an April fool)!
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 18:38
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Great news, can’t happen quickly enough. Have they made an announcement about this? I couldn’t find anything when I looked.
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 19:29
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Originally Posted by The Nutts Mutts View Post
Great news, can’t happen quickly enough. Have they made an announcement about this? I couldn’t find anything when I looked.
Marlhill Copse Facebook page, does this remedial work mean changes to runway 20 TORA this summer (assuming works are completed in time of course)?

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Old 24th Mar 2019, 09:32
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Originally Posted by stewyb View Post


Marlhill Copse Facebook page, does this remedial work mean changes to runway 20 TORA this summer (assuming works are completed in time of course)?
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No change to TORA but if it's done right removal of penetrating obstacles (trees) from the Type A Chart will increase take-off weights and should permit more operators to use the offset departure routing to provide a significantly better obstacle environment, again further improving take-offs weights. Will be interested to see if it's enough for BEE to do something useful with their underpowered E175s.

It's taken 19 years since I first brought the issue to the attention of a previous airport owner, Bl**dy.Awful Airports plc, finally something is to be done!

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Old 31st Mar 2019, 10:06
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Originally Posted by fjencl View Post
Flylolo will be making the announcement of the airline and aircraft type by the 31/3/19, according to twitter feed
surprise surprise, no announcement as of yet!
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 12:22
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My Parents live right next to what is supposedly "Marlhill Copse" and as far as they can tell there was no sign of any work going on there this morning at the end of the copse closest to the 02 threshold at least. Is there any kind of marked drawing around showing the location of the works ? If it is somewhere back in the thread could someone please point me to the relevant post.
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 13:14
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The Marlhill Tree works have been stopped by a high court order after one person called for a judicial review of the decision to allow the work done on the trees.
I haven't copied the Link but its all in the Daily echo (local newspaper)
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 14:45
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Originally Posted by zantopst View Post
The Marlhill Tree works have been stopped by a high court order after one person called for a judicial review of the decision to allow the work done on the trees.
I haven't copied the Link but its all in the Daily echo (local newspaper)
Welcome to our world. We had a number of judicial reviews at SEN when we applied for our 1000 ft runway extension, but we won in the end. So today in addition to EasyJet, Ryanair have today based 3 Boeing 737s at SEN to start ops tomorrow to 13 destinations. It can be done SOU but you have to fight for it. Good luck!!
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 15:57
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Originally Posted by zantopst View Post
The Marlhill Tree works have been stopped by a high court order after one person called for a judicial review of the decision to allow the work done on the trees.
I haven't copied the Link but its all in the Daily echo (local newspaper)
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It'll be newts on the runway next.
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