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Old 10th Jun 2020, 20:45
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It has been quiet from the administrators, I have noticed Company name on booking website Virgin Connect Ltd company number 02769768, (same company number as Flybe Ltd)
also that Stobart Air is looking for a financial partner
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 17:37
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Does the UK need another regional airline, or would it be better for Aurigny / Blue Islands / Eastern / Loganair to pick up the additional routes that can't support a 737/A319, once lockdown is properly gone ?
Maybe not great for competition, but better perhaps to have stability in the market
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 18:48
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
Does the UK need another regional airline, or would it be better for Aurigny / Blue Islands / Eastern / Loganair to pick up the additional routes that can't support a 737/A319, once lockdown is properly gone ?
Maybe not great for competition, but better perhaps to have stability in the market
So what's left? Which BE routes haven't been picked up yet - is BHX the biggest loser?
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 19:05
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
So what's left? Which BE routes haven't been picked up yet - is BHX the biggest loser?
With regards to SOU, core routes still to fill are really only AMS & CDG!
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 19:38
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Originally Posted by SKOJB View Post
With regards to SOU, core routes still to fill are really only AMS & CDG!
Have many (any?) of BE's European routed been picked up?
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 19:55
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
Have many (any?) of BE's European routed been picked up?
Don't believe so and seems Loganair and Eastern are only concentrating on BE’s former U.K. network
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 20:11
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MAN, BHX and BHD bases. W pattern into the others.

For Easy Jet.....BFS isn't convenient like BHD and the A320 is too big to make money when they're putting on 3/4/5 flights a day (as per their website) to BHX/MAN/GLA and EDI. If it would make money O'Leary would be doing it.
That amount of flights will be cut in short order as they will be half empty, they are just trying to put the kibosh on a restart. Given the cash they're currently burning at the moment they probably don't have the stomach to fly these routes/frequency for long - I'd do a limited service to BHD, GLA and EDI from BHX/MAN. Also Easy Jet do hardly any regional UK flights from MAN/BHX.

Is the British Government really going to rely on Blue Islands and Aurigny for Regional Connectivity on the South Coast?
Eastern Airways - Really.... might do a bit but think they're bit niche. They can have Middlesborough, Norwich and most of Leeds domestic traffic. I'd let they crack on and pay SOUs extortionate fees too.

BA - just do LHR and back

Logan Air - Main players! especially when they have the ATR fleet BUT they can't upscale quickly - it will take time to get the ATR! How will their finances be coming out of this mess and does the current 49 seat Jet and 34 seat Saab really provide the capacity to step up?
Politically - will Boris and the Westminster lot really want Tartan liveried planes connecting England to the regions and have to listen to Sturgeon banging on about it.

How-about a restart and codeshare between Logan and Flybe with a virtual Hadrians wall
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 06:16
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Quote "Is the British Government really going to rely on Blue Islands and Aurigny for Regional Connectivity on the South Coast?"

Err......yes, they are

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Old 12th Jun 2020, 13:40
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GPRPE just departed BHD.
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 14:08
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Originally Posted by Alteagod View Post
GPRPE just departed BHD.
​​​​​​GJEDW also on the way from EDI. Both airframes showing as owned by Flybe. Who would be flying these ?
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 14:54
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SOU Restart of Services

Southampton will not only be served by Blue Islands to Jersey, and Aurigny to Alderney and Guernsey. Loganair start services next week to Newcastle, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. Eastern start on 22/06 to Aberdeen, Newcastle, Belfast, and Manchester, then Leeds/Bradford and Teeside. They will slowly ramp up schedules and destinations through Jul, Aug, and Sep.

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Old 12th Jun 2020, 15:14
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Originally Posted by gkmeech View Post
Southampton will not only be served by Blue Islands to Jersey, and Aurigny to Alderney and Guernsey. Loganair start services next week to Newcastle, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. Eastern start on 22/06 to Aberdeen, Newcastle, Belfast, and Manchester, then Leeds/Bradford and Teeside. They will slowly ramp up schedules and destinations through Jul, Aug, and Sep.
Not forgetting Dublin also in July with Eastern. Still waiting to hear on AMS & CDG!
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 16:09
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Contract pilots flying G-PRPE and G-JEDW.
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 17:19
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Originally Posted by Jersey32D View Post
​​​​​​GJEDW also on the way from EDI. Both airframes showing as owned by Flybe. Who would be flying these ?
There is 2 Aircraft Maintenance Companies at Saarbrucken Airport that does work on the Dash 8.
Might be flown to Saarbrucken Airport for engine changes.
As one engine on G-PRPE might belong to G-JEDW, and one engine on G-JEDW might belong to G-PRPE.
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 22:37
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G-JECM was having an engine change at SOU yesterday. Chat elsewhere suggests this a/c was u/s before Flybe ceased ops
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 06:21
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Originally Posted by Wycombe View Post
G-JECM was having an engine change at SOU yesterday. Chat elsewhere suggests this a/c was u/s before Flybe ceased ops
Correct - it was.
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 18:24
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Just the one banjaxed aircraft?
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 18:15
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Well G-JECK has had a ground incident today in Aberdeen. Looks like it hit a Loganair E145 whilst taxiing and the Q400’s cockpit is wedged underneath the right hand engine on the Emb. Loss of brake pressure whilst taxiing? Wouldn’t be the first time...
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 18:30
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Originally Posted by Piece of Cake View Post
Well G-JECK has had a ground incident today in Aberdeen. Looks like it hit a Loganair E145 whilst taxiing and the Q400’s cockpit is wedged underneath the right hand engine on the Emb. Loss of brake pressure whilst taxiing? Wouldn’t be the first time...
Nothing like one last stab at the competition...
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 19:20
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Photos or it didn't happen.... :-)
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