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Old 20th Apr 2018, 08:52
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S2000 G-CDEB was WFU on 1st April and flown to Berne on 9th April. Aircraft now registered to Skyworks as HB-IZT
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Old 3rd May 2018, 00:54
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The following changes have been made to T3 operated BE Flights.

Aberdeen to Leeds Bradford - No longer available to book after 03JUN18
Aberdeen to Southampton via Leeds Bradford - No longer available to book after 03JUN18*
Belfast City to Isle of Man - No longer available to book after 11JUN18
Newcastle to Belfast City - No longer available to book after 11JUN18
Newcastle to Isle of Man - No longer available to book after 11JUN18

* BE flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton - Are still available to book.
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Old 3rd May 2018, 03:14
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That suggests to me that the Eastern/Flybe tie-up is slowly being dissolved.
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Old 3rd May 2018, 09:55
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Now what happens to T3
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Old 3rd May 2018, 10:04
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Originally Posted by RAFAT View Post
That suggests to me that the Eastern/Flybe tie-up is slowly being dissolved.
It was a five-year agreement though...
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Old 3rd May 2018, 10:19
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That suggests to me that the Eastern/Flybe tie-up is slowly being dissolved.
Not dissolved but maybe the non profitable routes being trimmed away and Eastern shifting to a more of an ACMI airline maybe.
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Old 3rd May 2018, 10:25
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The days also seem to be numbered when it comes to T3’s E70 ops at BHD. The aircraft is showing as operating a reduced number of flights from 8th May and is not showing as operating any flights from BHD after 31st May.

From 8th May to 31st May the E70 is showing as operating:

Mon-Fri - BHD-LBA-BHD-ABZ-BHD-LCY-BHD
Sat - BHD-LCY-BHD-ABZ-BHD
Sun - BHD-LCY-BHD
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Old 3rd May 2018, 13:13
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Looks like the BHD based E70 is heading to LGW to operate for BA. Looks the aircraft is in addition to the T3 E70 currently Operating for BACF on the LCY-DUS service .
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Old 3rd May 2018, 13:44
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So looks like the BE/T3 franchise agreement is dissolving. BE, thought they could come in to the Scottish islands and ride roughshot over loganair but failed. Went up against easyJet on Newcastle to Belfast and failed due to extensively high fares. IOM, from Belfast at £232 return. Jesus wept.
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Old 3rd May 2018, 16:23
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LBA-SOU route is reduced down 2x daily with an early morning and evening rotation from June onwards. In between duties it would seem the Saab 2000 aircraft sits on deck at LBA for most of day.

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Old 11th May 2018, 23:22
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Two more ABZ routes appear to be going to have there frequency in June.

ABZ-SYY - Frequency reducing from 11 x weekly to 5 x weekly from 11JUN18
ABZ-WIC - Frequency reducing from 11 x weekly to 9 x weekly from 11JUN18
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Old 12th May 2018, 00:52
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The T3/BE tie up looked very odd. For a franchisee to have one single aircraft painted after all this time shows you how well behind it they are.
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Old 12th May 2018, 19:55
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I don’t believe that T3 ever intended, nor were required to, paint there aircraft in full BE colours. The quote below is taken from this press release that was issued when BE & T3’s partnership was first announced.

EASTERN AIRWAYS AND FLYBE TO FORM AN ALLIANCE Eastern Airways

As part of the franchise partnership, Eastern Airways routes will operate with Flybe’s BE flight codes. Eastern Airways livery will be retained on its aircraft for scheduled services and the carrier’s ad-hoc charter services and corporate shuttle operations.
I think the small Flybe stickers applied to some Eastern aircraft will be all the Flybe branding that the rest of the fleet are likely to receive.
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Old 12th May 2018, 23:54
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Originally Posted by BAladdy View Post
Two more ABZ routes appear to be going to have there frequency in June.

ABZ-SYY - Frequency reducing from 11 x weekly to 5 x weekly from 11JUN18
ABZ-WIC - Frequency reducing from 11 x weekly to 9 x weekly from 11JUN18
That's a blow to Stornoway who have just got an increase up to 2 flights a day. And a blow to Wick with the loss of the early morning and late evening return flights and I assume the closure of Wick as a base
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Old 13th May 2018, 00:49
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That's a blow to Stornoway who have just got an increase up to 2 flights a day. And a blow to Wick with the loss of the early morning and late evening return flights and I assume the closure of Wick as a base
Flights to Wick are going to be operated by a NCL based aircraft.

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Old 13th May 2018, 19:57
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Are the WIC and SYY reductions due to school holidays or a permanent feature?
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Old 13th May 2018, 21:43
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Permanent... or as permanent as you get in civil aviation!
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Old 14th May 2018, 08:27
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What annoys me most is the complete lack of communication from the airline. Resulting in people poking around online timetables to try to determine what is happening to their routes.

why fly any other way? | Eastern Airways

Last update was "Aberdeen-London City route to be operated by Eastern Airways". Last update on Twitter was October 2017. Perhaps the Communications Manager is incommunicado?
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Old 14th May 2018, 08:39
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Perhaps because these are now "marketed" as BE flts?
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Old 14th May 2018, 14:37
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If it were just 1 or 2 routes being reduced or dropped, i would let it slide, but i agree with you El Bunto, the scale of this reduction should provide more of an explanation.
Any of the fleet due for renewal or scrap? could be a reason?
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