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Old 9th Oct 2017, 07:13
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The Jet2 expansion can only be a good thing here; they're essentially picking up where Monarch left off, even if package holidays were only 5%of ZB's business.
They weren't afraid to take on STN with the colossal Ryanair programme and an 'underserved' package holiday market so presumably they like a good challenge. This setup from Thomson/Thomas Cook, combined with Jet2's 8 based operation from next summer... Should be a very interesting one indeed
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Old 12th Oct 2017, 05:15
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The 5th based Jet2 aircraft goes into service at BHX today. Initially SmartLynx A320 YL-LCP is based, until a B738 becomes available
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Old 12th Oct 2017, 11:24
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I reckon that Jet 2 have added 13 additional weekly departures commencing from today (or 39 x weekly extra return services between today and the end of the month) Unless I have missed something it looks like 2 extra departures each day apart from Wednesday, when there is only 1.


Monarch were timetabled to have 533 departures during the month of October, of which I think 19 operated (on Sunday 1st October, should have been 20, but the night Ibiza was cancelled)
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Old 12th Oct 2017, 14:17
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I'm out to MCO next Friday via DUB and EWR.... is it noticeably quieter at the moment?
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Old 12th Oct 2017, 17:58
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It is much quieter now.However it is the end of the season so naturally it will get quieter around now.
The loss of MON has had an effect,especially in the early part of the day(3.30am-7.30am).
The departure lounge and security search areas seem deserted at times,compared to just a few weeks ago.
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Old 12th Oct 2017, 20:35
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The departure lounge and security search areas seem deserted at times,compared to just a few weeks ago.
Yes it was so strange last week. Loads of security lanes open and only one or two passengers in each. There was usually a whole bunch of MON afternoon departures at that time.
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Old 12th Oct 2017, 21:41
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Half term hols start shortly, when many flights will be full
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Old 17th Oct 2017, 17:22
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SAS to launch ARN-BHX next summer.
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Old 17th Oct 2017, 19:17
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SAS/Aegean/Blue Air

One out one in as they say, plus one continuing.

SAS - I would say not the full schedule as a Friday A319 in at 08.00 and a Sunday B736 and that is it in the various booking engines.

I believe Arlanda is not an A319 base and 736 is being slowly withdrawn.

Aegean Athens - off sale for summer 18.

Blue Air Larnaca - on sale and again away based at the moment three times a week, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Thomas Cook have added night Tenerife flights in November on Friday and Saturday
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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 15:01
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Emirates are reinstating a third daily flight on peak dates during winter 17/18 due to demand. At the moment some flights have been added in early January 2018

17:30/19:05 EK2643/2644 B77W (02, 05 Jan)
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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 15:32
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Air Transat pull out of BHX lets hope Primera announce YYZ soon
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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 16:59
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Originally Posted by BHX5DME View Post
Air Transat pull out of BHX lets hope Primera announce YYZ soon
Is it still difficult to get a UK/Canada licence or does it fall under the present Eu/Canada open sky agreement.

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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 17:21
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From a regulatory point of view, nothing has changed yet so the existing Open Skies agreement would apply
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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 17:40
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Originally Posted by BHX5DME View Post
Air Transat pull out of BHX lets hope Primera announce YYZ soon
Where did you get the info from? It's still bookable (and I am indeed booked for the first flight of the season next year).

Cheers!

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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 18:58
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17 per week in S18
Nice increase !
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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 20:49
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TS/TK

Air Transat

Yes still very much alive and bookable for S18 - unless you have insider info that has yet to translate to the website? It must be very costly for them to operate a once a week schedule into BHX in terms of crewing, HOTAC and positioning. One hopes it something that Primera might take a look at, or Canada Rouge - like Orlando, Toronto is another shameful route from BHX when it comes to frequency.

Turkish

Didn't see that coming - perhaps a reaction to pick up some of the demand from the loss of the 3rd EK flight? Whatever, it's a nice surprise!

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Old 24th Oct 2017, 07:31
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Norwegian

From Birmingham Mail ....


Airline scraps flights to Spain from Birmingham Airport - Birmingham Mail
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Old 24th Oct 2017, 07:33
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NAX confirm all Spanish destinations (5) from BHX cease wef this Saturday 28th.
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Old 24th Oct 2017, 07:47
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I thought Norwegian was known?

Are they not pulling all regional flights to Spain ?
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Old 24th Oct 2017, 08:37
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The start of season report for winter 17/18 is out, courtesy of ACL Airport Coordination Ltd:

American Airlines CANCELLED Cancel their New York – JFK scheduled service.
bmi regional NEW Plan to introduce a 6x p.w. scheduled service to Gothenburg – GOT (cont' from S17).
bmi regional NEW Plan to introduce a 6x p.w. scheduled service to Nuremberg – NUE (cont' from S17).
Brussels Airlines CHANGE Reduce frequency from 23x to 17x per week on Brussels – BRU.
Emirates CHANGE Reduce frequency from 21x to 14x per week on Dubai – DBX.
Emirates CHANGE Will introduce an A380 aircraft on the EK39/40 service (lunchtime) taking EK upto double daily A380 operations at BHX.
Eurowings NEW Plan to introduce a 2x p.w. scheduled service to Hamburg – HAM. Operated by Germanwings – 4U during S17.
Eurowings NEW Plan to introduce a 2x p.w. scheduled service to Salzburg – SZG starting in early December.
Eurowings NEW Plan to introduce a 4x p.w. scheduled service to Vienna – VIE.
Flybe NEW Plan to introduce a 6x p.w. scheduled service to Hamburg – HAM (cont' from S17).
Flybe CANCELLED Cancel their 12x p.w. Rotterdam – RTM scheduled service.
Flybe CANCELLED Cancel their 3x p.w. Nantes – NTE scheduled service.
Flybe CANCELLED Cancel their 7x p.w. Luxemburg – LUX scheduled service.
Germania CANCELLED Cancel their 1x p.w. Chambery – CMF charter service.
Jet2.com NEW Four aircraft base at BHX, operating to Southern European destinations. *Update, since this was compiled, Jet2 is now 5 based, becoming 6 from Dec*
Monarch Airlines CHANGE At the time of writing of this report, Monarch Airlines' AOC remains suspended and the slots remain allocated to the carrier.
Norwegian CANCELLED Is no longer planning to operate during W17. Routes terminated include Malaga – AGP, Las Palmas - LPA and Tenerife South – TFS.
Ryanair CANCELLED Cancel their 2x p.w. Palma-PMI scheduled service.
Small Planet Airlines CANCELLED Will terminate their 1x week service to Tenerife South- TFS.
Thomas Cook (UK) NEW Plan to introduce a 1x p.w. scheduled service to Marsa Alam - RMF and Amilar Cabral – SID.
Thomas Cook (UK) CANCELLED Will terminate their 1x week service to Las Palmas – LPA.
Thomson Airways CANCELLED their 1x p.w. Punta Cana – PUJ charter service.
Thomson Airways NEW Plan to introduce a 1x p.w. every two weeks charter service to Goa – GOA.
Thomson Airways NEW Plan to introduce a 1x p.w. every two weeks charter service to Phuket – HKT.
Thomson Airways NEW Plan to introduce a 1x p.w. scheduled service to Hurganda – HRG.
Thomson Airways NEW Plan to introduce a 1x p.w. scheduled service to La Romana – LRM
Turkmenistan Airlines CHANGE Plan to increase frequency from 3x to 5x per week on Ashgabat – ASB..
United Airlines CANCELLED Will terminate their 4x p.w. service to New York, Newark – EWR.
Vueling CANCELLED Will terminate their services to Malaga-AGP, Alicante – ALC and Tenerife South – TFS.
Wizz Air CANCELLED Will terminate their 3x week service to Sofia – SOF.
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A total of 317,269 seats down on the previous winter, but I believe Jet2 have added more seats since this report was compiled (Monarch had a total of 494,824 seats available)

Notable seat increases:

Aer Lingus
Blue Air
bmi regional
Eurowings
Jet2
Thomas Cook

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