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Old 18th Oct 2019, 18:41
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MME gets a mix of all three aircraft variants with the Humberside flight stopping off on route at the moment. The based J41 doesn't do all of the flights.
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 18:48
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Usually does the drop ins when a 41 has gone tech. The CWL-vly route needs to be rescued quite regularly due to the large fines that get issued for none operation.
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 05:42
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Flybe and Loganair are code-sharing again - now that Eastern's NWI-ABZ has gone, is NCL-ABZ the only route that Loganair and Eastern/Flybe compete on?
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 09:43
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB
Flybe and Loganair are code-sharing again - now that Eastern's NWI-ABZ has gone, is NCL-ABZ the only route that Loganair and Eastern/Flybe compete on?
From next year some of the seasonal service out of newquay will be in competition I belive (unless Flybe end those services)
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Old 20th Oct 2019, 09:16
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Originally Posted by FlyingFrl
Anybody knows what multiple 41 aircraft are doing at Cranfield?
Outsourcing C checks maybe?
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Old 4th Nov 2019, 09:26
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Any updates?
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Old 4th Nov 2019, 11:24
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Nothing happening yet. Company just plodding along.
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Old 4th Nov 2019, 12:29
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Eastern starting CARDIFF - ABERDEEN route operating via NEWCASTLE 5 weekly Mon - Fri..... with no change of aircraft.
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Old 4th Nov 2019, 13:25
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What aircraft type will it be using.
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Old 4th Nov 2019, 14:10
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Originally Posted by Jamesair
Eastern starting CARDIFF - ABERDEEN route operating via NEWCASTLE 5 weekly Mon - Fri..... with no change of aircraft.
The reality of that is that the CWL-NCL sector is already operated arriving 1150 and there's a 1225 NCL-ABZ. So it looks like no new flights, just some schedule amendments and marrying up to provide a CWL-NCL-ABZ link.
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Old 4th Nov 2019, 14:18
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Thatís exactly how they used to operate it so no problem here, itís good that they are ready-introducing the ďadd onĒ sector to ABZ and vice versa.
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 19:07
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Eastern Reducing to one flight a day between ABZ and WIC from 11th November I think this will ultimately go the same way as SYY
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 21:20
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The route to WIC is currently subsidised by the Scottish parliament but the pax figures are ridiculously low some flights departing with as little as 3 paying pax onboard. The route will eventually disappear, Eastern already closed the crew base at WIC.

More routes to be reorganised in time.
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Old 6th Nov 2019, 16:42
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Originally Posted by PintofDoom
The route to WIC is currently subsidised by the Scottish parliament but the pax figures are ridiculously low some flights departing with as little as 3 paying pax onboard. The route will eventually disappear, Eastern already closed the crew base at WIC.

More routes to be reorganised in time.
Is it? It isnt listed as PSO...but lots of news articles from locals wanting it to be... a shame service is being reduced.

Even now the times are dire with first flight at 1215. When I lived there Gill operated up to three flights a day from 0635hrs!

Would have hoped that the codeshare with LM would have helped the feed. LM are selling BE flights but does not seem to be reciprocated on BE website.
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Old 6th Nov 2019, 19:53
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Pintofdoom I'm not surprised theres only a few people on the flights, if you have a Discount card it is still £200 return and if you don't have one its a whopping £270 return !
SealinkBF your right about flight times being useless first flight into WIC not until lunch time. No use for people wanting to do business in the county. They have been trying to get PSO for WIC but I don't think the Government are taking them on. WIC should have it if Dundee can get it !
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 16:26
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Originally Posted by fjencl
What aircraft type will it be using.
Jetstream 41
Not sure i would want to spend 3 hours on a Jetstream
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 17:53
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Any news about JZ / JU, stored/mx?
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 21:36
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Originally Posted by PintofDoom
Currently just JB, JD, JL, JY operational. Plan is to get back to 10 operational but most need C checks and other repairs. Plus they need the new ADS-B equipment fitting.

41s are past it and hated by passengers and some crews alike.
Looks like G-MAJA is back in service now
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-maja
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Old 28th Nov 2019, 20:31
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Eastern is to lose its only subsidised french route RDZ-ORY from January 20th 2020.
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Old 28th Nov 2019, 21:16
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Is that french route the only scheduled flights that they operate outside of the UK, or do they operate other subsidised scheduled routes outside the UK.....
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