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Old 26th Jan 2018, 18:46
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On a slightly different but positive note, I flew on the Flybe service to Exeter the other day on the Embraer and it must have been 3/4 full. It seems to work well because it saves driving for over five hours by car or trekking over London by train to get to Exeter. Good price too.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 13:01
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NWI-EXT is a clever one.

BE cut a deal (five years?) with Regional & City Airports Ltd. to serve AGP and ALC from both NWI and EXT. A crew and a/c based in EXT can fly EXT-AGP-NWI-EXT in the AM, change crew and then do EXT-NWI-AGP-EXT in the PM. No night stops, no need for a crew base in Norwich, and the bonus is that in between the reasonably resilient sunshine routes is a loss-leading (from £19.99 one way) domestic route that'd make no sense as a daily standalone route.
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 19:01
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However, the Spanish sectors were suspended during January but the NWI-EXT continued with Flybe using the Dash am only.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 19:41
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LOG canx proposed INV service.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 01:00
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Why would you pay £500 for a return trip to Scotland when you can fly to New York for £400, You can also fly via Amsterdam to Scotland cheaper than going direct.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 10:13
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Originally Posted by Jay Sata View Post
Why would you pay £500 for a return trip to Scotland when you can fly to New York for £400, You can also fly via Amsterdam to Scotland cheaper than going direct.
You are assuming, and you're not alone, that everyone's situation demands or allows for the cheapest possible fares, regardless of flight times, time in transit, or even destination airport location, let alone comfort. But then you are part of the set wanting, actually needing, to cram hundreds of passengers into a very large aircraft with hopes you have enough on board paying their minimal fares to make the flight profitable. Loganair is quite clearly in a completely different market to your own. Even within the leisure market, there are those who would prefer not to [email protected] their time away, but want to get on with their holidays. Are you telling us that's not the mentality in Asia?
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 11:40
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I had booked on the Loganair flight to Inverness and the fare (including all taxes) was a not unreasonable £152 return in late July. I live about 60 miles from Norwich but the alternative of travelling to Luton, Heathrow or Gatwick would be a similar or greater distance and much more hassle. I am disappointed about the route being withdrawn before it had started. I am still flying from Norwich as Loganair have offered me the alternative routing of flying via Manchester.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 11:48
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I think there is a more fundamental problem at play with the canning of the INV service, was there going to be enough demand for it (high prices or low prices)? I think not, NWI is my parents' local airport and they couldn't think of many people who would have any desire to go to INV.

Loganair are interlining with Aer Lingus on their flights into Dublin from Inverness and Carlisle, I shouldn't think it impossible (with a little re-jigging of the schedules and maybe leaving the JER route to Flybe) to factor in a daily flight to DUB from NWI - as far as my eyes can see, it'd stand a better chance of success because it wouldn't be solely reliant on O&D traffic and would rival, in a small way, KLM's monopoly on flights to beyond Europe. Plus, perhaps selfishly, it'd make my life easier when going to see the folks, rather than flying to to STN or SEN and taking multiple trains the rest of the way.

However, with direct trains from Norwich to Stansted only a couple years away, NWI will have to pick up its plans and try to be just a little bit competitive as the area becomes less cut off from the outside world.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 12:35
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Loganair are interlining with Aer Lingus on their flights into Dublin from Inverness and Carlisle
Are they? Aren't bookable on the Aer Lingus website.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 14:06
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
Are they? Aren't bookable on the Aer Lingus website.
He did say 'interlining' rather than 'code sharing', I guess he means, as an example, that one can book CAX/USA in one booking via DUB.
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 01:53
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Loganair are planning to replace the 2 D328 aircraft based at NWI with ER3’s during 2019, According to the 2 articles below.

Scotland?s Loganair to increase jet fleet | Airframes content from ATWOnline
https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/fea...nkles-loganair
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Old 3rd Jul 2019, 09:04
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News:Councils ready to accept deal to sell their stakes in Norwich Airport

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Old 3rd Jul 2019, 09:22
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Not really sure what this will mean if anything, just that the rigby group will have full control
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 19:39
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Does anybody know whether the Spanish and the NWI-EXT services, presently operated by Flybe, will continue with another operator when Flybe finish at the end of October? I occasionally use the EXT service and find it really useful. The loads are pretty good too. The alternative is to travel by road or train which have the pain of theM25 and London, respectively, in the journey. Enough said!
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 20:45
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I believe they tried to get someone in for the Spanish routes but the deal fell through unfortunately but they are trying to sort something for the Exeter to continue, so will have to watch this space, like you say I have used it a few times now and loads a pretty decent but whether the yeild is good is another matter of course
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Old 7th Aug 2019, 13:18
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Originally Posted by NickBarnes View Post
I believe they tried to get someone in for the Spanish routes but the deal fell through unfortunately but they are trying to sort something for the Exeter to continue, so will have to watch this space, like you say I have used it a few times now and loads a pretty decent but whether the yeild is good is another matter of course
. Thanks for the info.
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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 16:13
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Prince William and family today flew economy from Norwich to Aberdeen.

What’s the betting they were not subjected to the usual surly staff,over the top bag searches and a £10 departure fee?

The Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge took the 8.45am flight from Norwich International Airport to Aberdeen Airport with their children this morning.

The royal couple and their family can be spotted being escorted from the budget FlyBe plane and getting into waiting vehicles, where they are expected to be whisked away to visit the Queen and Prince Philip at Balmoral.
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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 18:23
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You have to love the Daily Mail for its reporting:

Prince William and Kate Middleton's budget plane

Make of the plane: Part of the ERJ series popular with budget airlines


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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 20:10
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
You have to love the Daily Mail for its reporting:[B]


So factual or what?

And your point is?
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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 20:13
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I could ask the same about your posting under the media story to which you'd linked!!
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