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Old 9th Mar 2018, 09:32
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As mentioned above by Mart901, BHD-NCL is being increased to x2 daily. Both flights are operated as NCL-BHD-NCL, instead of NCL-BHD-IOM-BHD-NCL, as it is currently.

The morning NCL-BHD and afternoon BHD-NCL rotations are also being marketed as ABZ-BHD and BHD-ABZ, respectively, in the same way that NCL-IOM is currently operated; i.e. BHD-ABZ gains an additional daily frequency, albeit with a fuel stop in NCL.

BHD-IOM is remaining at x1 daily, with the following schedule;

BHD-IOM 11:20-11:55
IOM-BHD 15:20-15:55

The aircraft operates IOM-GLA in between the two BHD sectors, but I have been unable to find where the aircraft goes before and after the IOM rotation.

According the current schedule, the Eastern Jetstream operating BHD-IOM will be sitting on the apron at BHD all morning and all evening. It seems quite plausible that the Jetstream could be operating BHD-CAX twice daily, with the aircraft being based at BHD.
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 10:44
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Interesting 'Keep looking over Here, Don't look over There!' approach.


Certainly LCY is increasing in frequency in the summer months, but the schedule appears to virtually half in size back to three daily in winter 18-19. Together with normal off-season cuts to niche routes like Inverness, Exeter and Aberdeen, the cuts mentioned on Leeds and more radical cuts on EMA.


And I don't actually see any 'live' seats on sale on the website in winter for Isle of Man and Newcastle - so maybe the jury's out altogether on those??


Of course I'm open to being re-conditioned and suitably corrected.
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 13:14
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Originally Posted by OneBellEnd
Interesting 'Keep looking over Here, Don't look over There!' approach.


Certainly LCY is increasing in frequency in the summer months, but the schedule appears to virtually half in size back to three daily in winter 18-19. Together with normal off-season cuts to niche routes like Inverness, Exeter and Aberdeen, the cuts mentioned on Leeds and more radical cuts on EMA.


And I don't actually see any 'live' seats on sale on the website in winter for Isle of Man and Newcastle - so maybe the jury's out altogether on those??


Of course I'm open to being re-conditioned and suitably corrected.
IOM/NCL are operated by a franchise carrier who hasn't put any seats on sale. This is pretty normal practice, Eastern wouldn't be the airline to be so far in advance normally. It would be same situation with EI and EIR, not all seats go on sale immediately.
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Originally Posted by OneBellEnd
Interesting 'Keep looking over Here, Don't look over There!' approach.


Certainly LCY is increasing in frequency in the summer months, but the schedule appears to virtually half in size back to three daily in winter 18-19. Together with normal off-season cuts to niche routes like Inverness, Exeter and Aberdeen, the cuts mentioned on Leeds and more radical cuts on EMA.


And I don't actually see any 'live' seats on sale on the website in winter for Isle of Man and Newcastle - so maybe the jury's out altogether on those??


Of course I'm open to being re-conditioned and suitably corrected.
Would say its a bit premature to assume LCY freq next winter is complete.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 10:14
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So it looks like Eastern nights have 2 aircraft based at BHD.

Definately the E170 for the LCY flights - not sure if it has another rotation in the morning as there is a gap. Currently the aircraft does

BHD-LCY-BHD-XXX-BHD-LCY-BHD-LCY-BHD

The Saab or emb for the IOM route does nothing early morning then

BHD-IOM-GLA-IOM-BHD

I canít see any other sectors or who the aircraft gets to and from BHD
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Is that offering a GLA via IOM? Are they opening a base at BHD? Maybe doing there own thing as T3. Possibly see ORK back on the J41!
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Originally Posted by Alteagod
Is that offering a GLA via IOM? Are they opening a base at BHD? Maybe doing there own thing as T3. Possibly see ORK back on the J41!
GLA isn't available via IOM, but ABZ is available via NCL.
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Loganair has been confirmed as the airline operating Carlisle flights.

Fly to the Lake District from Southend Airport | Echo

Flights are operated x6 weekly using a Saab 340, and are on sale from £39.99 one way.

MTWT---
CAX-BHD 10:45-11:35
BHD-CAX 12:05-12:50

----F-S
CAX-BHD 15:25-16;15
BHD-CAX 16:45-17:30

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Old 14th Mar 2018, 19:32
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I see Jet Go holidays will be using Germania for their package holidays operating on a Sunday morning
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I wonder is that a w pattern or a PMI based aircraft?
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 15:37
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CAA January Stats

In January BHD handled 163,123 passengers, a 3% increase on last year.

Domestic Routes;

The majority of domestic routes saw impressive growth;

ABZ (+7%), CWL (+52%), EMA (+15%), EDI (+5%), EXT (+5%), INV (+26%), LCY (+42%), LHR (+3%)

Five routes saw a decrease in passenger number;.

BHX (-2%), GLA (-10%), IOM (-65%), LBA (-1%), LPL (-21%)

International Routes;

AMS continues to perform well (+12%), and it is clear that a second daily flight is needed as soon as possible.

KEF unsurprisingly is performing poorly, with a load factor of just 26%, and SZG passenger numbers are down as well (-45%).
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 16:28
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Feb 2018 174,427 passengers. I believe similar to last February
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Originally Posted by GAZMO
Feb 2018 174,427 passengers. I believe similar to last February
Where did you get that information from??
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BFS BHD

Stats are published on BHD website. Rolling total for 2018 is published so subtracted A320. B744 figure. 337550 for first two months of the year

Belfast City Airport - Performance & Statistics| Belfast City Airport
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Originally Posted by GAZMO
BFS BHD

Stats are published on BHD website. Rolling total for 2018 is published so subtracted A320. B744 figure. 337550 for first two months of the year

Belfast City Airport - Performance & Statistics| Belfast City Airport
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 20:49
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Originally Posted by GAZMO
Feb 2018 174,427 passengers. I believe similar to last February
Yes, very similar - just 0.7% growth in February.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 21:12
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Get that flipping second AMS and maybe a STN or a LGW a few times a day
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 22:04
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Originally Posted by Alteagod
Get that flipping second AMS and maybe a STN or a LGW a few times a day
Getting that second daily AMS flight should be BHD managementís top priority.

What airline would operate a potential BHD-STN route though? The only airlines I can think of are easyJet and Ryanair, neither of which would operate from BHD.

Given that Ryanair have returned their LGW slots to IAG, is Aer Lingus now allowed to resume BHD-LGW? If not, I canít see the route making a return in the near future.

Given that Flybeís BHD-LCY route seems to be performing well, and will soon be operated up to x6 daily, I wonder if BA CityFlyer will go into competition on the route. Iím surprised that BA have allowed Flybe to establish such a strong foot hole on the route.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 22:26
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With EZY availability for the winter period maybe EZY will increase flights to AMS in winter 18/19
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Jets Go are not bonded by ABTA/ATOL They claim they are bonded by Spanish regional government funding. I asked them directly and also questioned BHD on social media some months ago and still awaiting a reply. Definitely would not book my holiday with this outfit.
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