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Old 1st Nov 2017, 23:16
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Originally Posted by Harry Wayfarers View Post
And from Nice and Krakow?
Based aircraft and W patterns operated from other airports would surely work
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Old 1st Nov 2017, 23:38
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As another poster pointed out EZY's largest operating base, a London airport, is just 80 miles up the road whilst EZY also have bases at two other London airports.

SOU's biggest selling point is it's direct rail link with London, it takes away passengers that may otherwise utilise London airports.

Unless an operator wishes to poach London passengers to a south coast airport, which surely EZY does not, then there would be little point in them operating there.

However if EZY wishes to catch passengers from the south coast from a south coast airport that offers appropriate facilities, particularly a runway length, then I'm sorry to suggest that such an airport would be BOH.
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Old 2nd Nov 2017, 07:01
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BOH has however inadequate public transport links.

It can take aprox the same time, aprox 2 hours, to get from SOU by rail/road to BOH as it does from SOU to LGW. Don't try to get to BOH before 08.00 by public transport either. The first bus does not leave Bournemouth rail station until 07.12.

Taxi/car is the only way. Car Hire office opening hours are restricted as well.
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Old 7th Nov 2017, 16:44
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Passenger stats for September out, rolling year on year to September 2017 up 11.3%!!
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Old 7th Nov 2017, 17:08
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Excellent performance,can we hope for the long overdue development announcement?
Surely airside improvements are on the cards!
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 18:09
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Noticed today EazyJet have placed banners advertising their GVA route on the fence facing the M27, not seen an airline at SOU do this before, hopefully generates enough interest that EZY would like to return after this winter.
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 07:08
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That's a great site for EasyJet to have advertising.

The large rolling advertising screen at the Woolston side of the Itchen Bridge used to have a large Vueling advertisement when they operated from SOU perhaps EasyJet could advertise there as well as it's located in a prime position.

I hope the word gets about regarding EasyJet at SOU which if so can only help regarding any possible expansion from the airline in the near future.
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 08:29
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If they did look at expansion then I wonder if they would use non based aircraft using W patterns on a few of the sun routes?
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 10:51
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Without jumping into the thread I suggest you read back through the recent posts as the same question has been suggested by various posters on numerous occasions.
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 16:23
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When easyJet first started BOH-GVA the same rumour and gossip spread about other routes and sure enough they tried Krakow and Grenoble - for one season never to return again. However BOH-GVA has remained. I see the same for SOU.

Bournemouth is on average 38mins from SOU on the train. Not sure where 2hours came from.
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 21:01
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Take a look at the bus timetable, start and finish times from Bournemouth station to/from the airport. They are no use for early flight departures or late arrivals. The buses are also hourly and take 44 minutes. Their connectability with trains is also not good.
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 21:22
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Earth moving, diggers and porta cabins on far side of airfield, what's going on?

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Old 13th Nov 2017, 23:13
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I posted about this in comment #27 back on 25 Sept. Could this be the start of much needed improvement?
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 01:57
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Originally Posted by canberra97 View Post
That's a great site for EasyJet to have advertising.
I think it is too!, the thousands of motorists in rush hour who will have time to notice and read that. Not to mention everyone else who will too. It would be great if they could utilise the advertising board in woolston, especially since there are a fair amount of bus routes which go this way too. Speaking of which, I noticed EZY advertising on local busís too.
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 01:59
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Maybe the equipment is there for resurfacing the RWY, I hope itís there for major improvements though. Would like at least another taxi way on the NE side of the airfield with potentially another stand to accommodate larger aircraft. (We can only hope).
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 22:31
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Don't hold your breath, no evidence of any planning application to Eastleigh Borough Council. Consequently it looks as if any work will be confined to resurfacing.
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Old 15th Nov 2017, 06:49
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Any improvement would be welcome and as discussed many a time, let's hope they include the northern taxiway from stand 14 out to the runway in with the resurfacing work!
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 22:29
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The airport have just posted this response on Twitter, 'unfortunately there wonít be any scheduled flights operated by Volotea in the summer. Weíre always working with airlines to expand our routes so please keep an eye on social media for new announcements', is there something in the pipeline?
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 22:37
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Don't get all excited stewyb that's what PR departments always say it means sod all.
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 22:59
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You are probably right but you never know!
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