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Old 4th Oct 2018, 15:27
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-45749196

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Old 11th Oct 2018, 12:29
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Used BHD the other day and security was a breeze.

In other news... https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/food-drink-hospitality/belfast-airport-unveils-plans-for-new-bar-and-restaurant-creating-15-jobs-37408056.html

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Old 11th Oct 2018, 13:38
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Originally Posted by SealinkBF View Post
Used BHD the other day and security was a breeze.

In other news... https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/food-drink-hospitality/belfast-airport-unveils-plans-for-new-bar-and-restaurant-creating-15-jobs-37408056.html

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Old 11th Oct 2018, 19:00
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Interesting Flybe cancelling most of their operation tomorrow morning
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 19:55
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Fewer flights than normal then. Punters should be able to pass through Security in 6 seconds!
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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 10:43
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Flybe LPL

looks like it is gone from m end of December
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Old 23rd Oct 2018, 11:36
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And no further news on any update on the highly anticipated imminent announcement that was probably going to be made regarding the certainty of impending new carrier
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Old 23rd Oct 2018, 12:51
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Could it be anything to do with Belfast City coming up on the Ryanair app when you select search for flights..
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Old 23rd Oct 2018, 14:50
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Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Would FR operate from both BHD and BFS. Would that just dilute a small market.
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 17:06
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 18:57
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Its hard to know where the future lies for Flybe, they have never really expanded their ambitions from Harbour in all the years I have used the place. I can remember some time ago using them for a winter ski holiday but that seems to have disappeared completely. I also remember using them on the Gatwick route which was convenient and also offered good flight times but again, it has disappeared. Strange because I recall the flights were always full, can't remember how many a 146 seated but there were very few empty seats any time I was on. I suppose the question is how much does Harbour rely on them, I imagine going by their flight board its quite a dependant relationship! There surely must be a push to try and dilute that dependancy but despite the marketing team taking trips to far flung lands, that direct flight to China is obviously eluding them!

The KLM rumour was obviously rubbish, for this year anyway. What ever happened the rumour about Norwegian? The Ryanair one I doubt, did MOL not clear out of Harbour with a few weeks notice the last time he was operating there because they couldn't get Stormont to make a decision on runway extension? I would say theres even less chance of getting a decision like that now although the local Belfast City Airport Watch have been very quiet recently. There was talk of HOP on this forum a while ago but again, nothing evident. It still seems strange that they have spent some £15 million but don't have any plans to recoup it - as much as I hope Flybe survive and thrive after this latest profit shenanigans, I wonder what plans Harbour have in a worst case scenario.
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 20:50
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Totally agree with above comments. Big investment, doubt it was to keep BE happy. All the chatter of new carriers or existing ones moving appears to have just been that chatter. At the very least I would have expected a second AMS flight or even ASL to continue FAO or AGP.

All said and done the improvements really make the terminal look so much fresher and good luck to them selling it to whom ever they are courting
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 21:20
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Originally Posted by Alteagod View Post
Totally agree with above comments. Big investment, doubt it was to keep BE happy. All the chatter of new carriers or existing ones moving appears to have just been that chatter. At the very least I would have expected a second AMS flight or even ASL to continue FAO or AGP.

All said and done the improvements really make the terminal look so much fresher and good luck to them selling it to whom ever they are courting
ASL are continuing both.
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 21:54
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I agree with the comments above. What was the business case for a £15M investment? Surely they had their sights set on something?

I the fact that KLM often use small Embraers says alot about the AMS route. If it was doing so well they'd be using 737 equipment. If AMS is not attractive, HOP won't come. For AFKLM it is only about connections, certainly not Disney, easyJet have that covered and it isn't even daily...

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Old 25th Oct 2018, 21:47
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Flybe sold all their LGW slots back in 2013 to keep the ship afloat. They can't afford them any more and in any case GAL basically structures their landing charges to discourage the user of anything smaller than a 737 or a 319. They do operate a NQY LGW but I think that could be a PSO route.
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 09:22
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Originally Posted by Fly757X View Post
The PSO between LGW-NQY is now done by Aurigny in a E195.
No. Flybe operate the LGW-NQY route with their E175 and have just confirmed extension of their PSO operation. Aurigny only have a single E195 and it's used on their GCI-LGW route.
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 12:30
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Originally Posted by Cazza_fly View Post
No. Flybe operate the LGW-NQY route with their E175 and have just confirmed extension of their PSO operation. Aurigny only have a single E195 and it's used on their GCI-LGW route.
Sorry I read that as GCI! Please ignore me!
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 10:48
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Flybe

In the event of Flybe possibly closing the doors it must be a very worrying time for management at Bhd. So I thought it would be interesting to see who would take on their routes from Bhd I have came up with a few possible airlines but there is gaps i donít think could be filled. I have came up with a few. Some could be covered by airlines at BFS

ABZ -Loganair
INV - Loganair
EDI - Loganair
GLA - Loganair
LCY - BA Cityflyer
BHX - EZY/FR BFS
LBA - FR BFS
EMA - FR BFS
MAN - EZY/FR BFS
CWL - FR BFS
EXT - ???
SOU - EZY BFS
NQY - ???
DSA - ???

Any opinions?
Maybe Aer lingus regional may appear ?
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Old 15th Nov 2018, 14:52
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Originally Posted by BHD2BFS View Post
In the event of Flybe possibly closing the doors it must be a very worrying time for management at Bhd. So I thought it would be interesting to see who would take on their routes from Bhd I have came up with a few possible airlines but there is gaps i donít think could be filled. I have came up with a few. Some could be covered by airlines at BFS

ABZ -Loganair
INV - Loganair
EDI - Loganair
GLA - Loganair
LCY - BA Cityflyer
BHX - EZY/FR BFS
LBA - FR BFS
EMA - FR BFS
MAN - EZY/FR BFS
CWL - FR BFS
EXT - ???
SOU - EZY BFS
NQY - ???
DSA - ???

Any opinions?
Maybe Aer lingus regional may appear ?
From personal observations, I would be surprised if anyone took on the LBA route. Iíve used BE to Leeds a lot recently (from late summer) and there are days when they canít even fill a 76 seat Dash 8 at peak business times, let alone a 189 seat 737. EZY might even struggle to justify 156 seats on an A319.

BCA must be quite worried at the monent because a lot of those BE routes will either move up the road with aforementioned carriers or go unserved if BE went under.
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Old 15th Nov 2018, 15:25
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Flybe accountants have rated the BHD base as marginal in relation to profit and loss. Would a smaller operator take on marginal operations with likely higher costs. I think contrition of services from the province is inevitable.
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