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Old 3rd May 2019, 18:05
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Originally Posted by crewmeal View Post
According to the TUI schedules shown elsewhere on this forum there were no 737 Max aircraft due to be based in BHX. How come therr are these leases then?
It was rumoured that a 737 Max was going to be based at Brum from June, before the groundings. I'm guessing as TUI were basing 5 737s here it makes sense to pinch 2 of them to operate from the other bases where the Max's was due to be, so at least airports such as Glasgow/Edinburgh still have an aircraft in TUI colours, rather that a totally sub-leased fleet in different colour schemes!
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Old 3rd May 2019, 19:55
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Originally Posted by EI-EIDW View Post
Cityjet will operate a daily service to DUB in place of A320 from 15 May until late August.
Still not seeing this in any booking engine other than the Saturday service which starts tomorrow and then the evening service for high summer.

Is this definite as daily?

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Old 3rd May 2019, 22:17
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Originally Posted by OltonPete View Post
Still not seeing this in any booking engine other than the Saturday service which starts tomorrow and then the evening service for high summer.

Is this definite as daily?

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I was also refering to 21.35 ex BHX starting 15 May.
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Old 4th May 2019, 10:34
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I was also refering to 21.35 ex BHX starting 15 May.
Cheers, I didn't consider they would ever cut capacity on the last one other than high season when the aircraft can make better money elsewhere. That is one huge capacity drop in the space of two weeks - 5 daily flights to four and then one of the four reduced from 174 seats down to 90 odd. My word Dublin must have really been over-capacity. Obviously it is yields and not load factors and there was me worrying that the Stobart 195's would be dumped on the route (before the KLM tie-up) and it is in fact it is even worse. Difficult to believe your last inbound and outbound from BHX can only fill 90 odd seats even up against you know who on the route.

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Old 4th May 2019, 11:04
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Originally Posted by jon01 View Post
Jet Time B738 OY-JZK arrives Thu 02 May to be based for TUI until the 737 MAX issue is sorted out

18:20 TOM9005 B738 OYJZK

First flight for this aircraft is to Chania on Fri 03 May
It is expected that Titan will take over from the Jet Time B738 from Sun 05 May, B752 G-POWH is positioning in from Stansted the night before
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Old 4th May 2019, 12:33
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Todays aircraft at STN are Titan 320 GOWK, & 738 GFDZZ transferred in from LGW.
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Old 4th May 2019, 18:17
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Originally Posted by OltonPete View Post
Cheers, I didn't consider they would ever cut capacity on the last one other than high season when the aircraft can make better money elsewhere. That is one huge capacity drop in the space of two weeks - 5 daily flights to four and then one of the four reduced from 174 seats down to 90 odd. My word Dublin must have really been over-capacity. Obviously it is yields and not load factors and there was me worrying that the Stobart 195's would be dumped on the route (before the KLM tie-up) and it is in fact it is even worse. Difficult to believe your last inbound and outbound from BHX can only fill 90 odd seats even up against you know who on the route.

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LGW loses daily flight as well. I think BHX yields do better than many think. International station can make it worthwhile as a London alternative. The only options were BHX or MAN for WX ops. Stobart cannot operate anything over 100 seats for EI at the moment.
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Old 4th May 2019, 19:18
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Aer Lingus

Originally Posted by EI-EIDW View Post
LGW loses daily flight as well. I think BHX yields do better than many think. International station can make it worthwhile as a London alternative. The only options were BHX or MAN for WX ops. Stobart cannot operate anything over 100 seats for EI at the moment.
Thank you again for the information and hopefully it wasn't an easy decision. Ryanair outbound after 7pm from BHX will have 378 seats available against 95 and it is going to be interesting to see how this pans out. I think the pill would have been easier to take if EI3274/5 the AT76 had remained around 17.30 rather than ending last week.

The overall Aer Lingus increases which were expected next month when Cork goes 3 daily 4 times a week are now wiped out by this change.

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Old 5th May 2019, 09:47
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Originally Posted by jon01 View Post
It is expected that Titan will take over from the Jet Time B738 from Sun 05 May, B752 G-POWH is positioning in from Stansted the night before
An AlbaStar B738 is positioning in on the afternoon of 6th May to continue ops for TUI
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Old 6th May 2019, 19:04
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Flybe 2019-20

So few changes if GDS is correct other than some odd timings and frequencies such as no Berlin on Monday. Milan changing times depending on the day of week and the Isle Man based aircraft does a BHX flight before returning to IOM.

AMS, EDI, GLA & BHD all remain 7 daily on certain days and can we assume BHX was not contributing to the Flybe losses as the schedule virtually mirrors 2018-19.

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Old 7th May 2019, 16:21
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Olympus are due to start A321 ops for TUI on 12 May
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Old 9th May 2019, 08:19
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Jet Time B738 OY-JZJ arrives Thu 09 May pm for TUI, to take over from the Alba Star B738 from 10 May

Titan Airways B752 G-ZAPX also arrives on 09 May to op for TUI on 10 May
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Old 10th May 2019, 21:45
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Olympus will now commence A321 ops for TUI on Sat 11th May to Verona and Paphos

Titan will also continue to be operating for TUI with a B752

The Jet Time B738 positions out late Fri night
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Old 11th May 2019, 17:51
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The second A321, SX-ACP, will position in on the morning of Sunday 12th May from Manchester for TUI


A321 SX-ABY is also operating on Sunday for TUI



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Old 13th May 2019, 17:56
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March passenger figures

Source: CAA Provisional stats

March 2019 passengers 903425 up 2.7% compared to 2018 (879517).

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Old 15th May 2019, 11:33
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BE Winter Schedule @ BHX

Not as bad as many feared? Nothing new but no major cuts or destinations dropped either. BHX is now their biggest base in terms of destinations alone this winter (23, MAN 21, SOU 15). I am hoping this indicates a more positive future for them at BHX? It will now be interesting to see how the new owners approach Summer 2020 and the seasonal French routes as I'm sure some of these must be borderline for yields even if LF's are OK in Jul and Aug. I still think there is some re-shaping to come but perhaps more positivity that BHX might still play a role in their future network plans?



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Old 15th May 2019, 11:49
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A note of caution all round really. Yes FLYBE have issued a flying program but when they become Virgin whatever, Virgin can cull routes as it's now Virgin and just refund the BE passengers on routes VS decided not to operate. I would be cautious to assume it's a carry on regardless program around the network.
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Old 15th May 2019, 12:07
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Originally Posted by Alteagod View Post
A note of caution all round really. Yes FLYBE have issued a flying program but when they become Virgin whatever, Virgin can cull routes as it's now Virgin and just refund the BE passengers on routes VS decided not to operate. I would be cautious to assume it's a carry on regardless program around the network.
Assuming it actually does become Virgin? Have they set a date?
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Old 15th May 2019, 14:08
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I tip my hat to you. Indeed fair point
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Old 15th May 2019, 19:54
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Originally Posted by Alteagod View Post
A note of caution all round really. Yes FLYBE have issued a flying program but when they become Virgin whatever, Virgin can cull routes as it's now Virgin and just refund the BE passengers on routes VS decided not to operate. I would be cautious to assume it's a carry on regardless program around the network.
mot could they have plans for a midlands hub? Offer a few long haul flights with connections. It could work
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