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Old 28th Nov 2017, 10:15
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Maybe someone taking on the routes dropped by EI. Had heard seadlings of a potential chat that could be considered as a posible rumour of BE doing some charter work ex BHD next summer. Maybe something to do with that
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Old 28th Nov 2017, 13:10
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Duno if Flybe have spare ejets as I think they are going to fill some gaps left by monarch

Maybe ba cityflyer?
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Old 28th Nov 2017, 13:50
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Fly be have a spare dash at bfs
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Old 28th Nov 2017, 16:32
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Maybe someone taking on the routes dropped by EI. Had heard seadlings of a potential chat that could be considered as a posible rumour of BE doing some charter work ex BHD next summer. Maybe something to do with that
PMI..........maybe?
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Old 28th Nov 2017, 18:15
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Relatively new niche tour operator JetsGo who serve Manchester, flying once weekly to Majorca in peak summer holiday season out of BHD. Don't know the airline being used.
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Old 28th Nov 2017, 23:16
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Has this been announced?
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Old 28th Nov 2017, 23:19
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Just saw elsewhere EI may not be flying the A320 down to FAO/AGP next summer. Suggestion it will be moved to DUB and a Boeing may be leased to operate out of BHD. No idea how reliable the info is.
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 00:10
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If that's true then is this the beginning of the end of Aer Lingus at Belfast? Even if EI were to continue using an A320 for the sun routes, there is almost no business case for EI to remain at BHD. They only operate one route during the winter, and it is in direct competition with a fellow IAG airline. The only suggestions that I can come up with are that EI are planning on reintroducing BHD-LGW, or that EI are holding the LHR slots until IAG can use them more efficiently on other routes. From IAG's point of view, it would make a lot more sense, and would be a lot more efficient, to have BA solely operate BHD-LHR, and to have BACF or even Vueling operating any sun routes from BHD.
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 00:41
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Yes I’ve also been made aware of this. Asl Airlines IRL EI-STA is supposedly operating all routes next summer
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 01:34
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Reduced seat capacity on the B733 compared with the A320 equates to a 15.5% reduction in seats. Will they make up for it with an increase in the number of flights, or will the downward trend in capacity continue?
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 18:28
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jetsgoholidays have the holidays to PMI on their website, Sunday flights 24th June to 9th September
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 18:35
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Flights times show it will be a Palma based aircraft.
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 19:15
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The last time i was on eista it was a bit of a piss plane, bit of a nursing home smell
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 19:57
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Germania aircraft apparently operating the weekly Palma on a w pattern. Interesting.
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 20:02
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The last time i was on eista it was a bit of a piss plane, bit of a nursing home smell
It's gets used a lot for pilgrimage flights to LDE and DBV plus all the holidays charters from DUB. Plane is worked hard.
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 20:10
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jetsgoholidays have the holidays to PMI on their website, Sunday flights 24th June to 9th September
Are this lot Atol protected. Can't find anything, but says on the website that they are fully bonded and protected. A search on the CAA site didn't show anything for them.
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 23:32
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No ABTA or ATOL certificate. Apparently bonded by the Spanish Tourism Ministry. No registered head office details on their website and only a Facebook page or email to contact. Belfast call centre number also. Most dubious is the reviews on the website from customers who have given 100 % ratings. Experience always comes up with someone who isn't happy so would not trust the reviews either. I'd rather book Jet2 holidays, Thomas Cook or Thompson. At least your money's safe.
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 23:36
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You have to love the clap trap spouted on her about EI @ BHD. The airline will in the next 2 weeks celebrate 10 years of scheduled operations at Belfast, having served both airports over that time with based aircraft.

The airline has been very adaptable in the market, it acquired 319's as a better fit and had to contend with what is a very seasonal market. Off season the market is challenging.

Furthermore, it moved to BHD to pursue a more business orientated offering. Sadly due to the IAG piece, the LGW route was forgone. They have stuck with it, and now they are offering something that is sustainable.

It is easy to say that BA could do LHR. Many sources say that EI is leaner and lower cost, a good reason for them to be on the route from an IAG perspective. The collective LHR piece is picking up the passenger numbers. BA themselves took a hatchet to LHR BHD , hardly a vote of confidence as BHD bore the brunt of the cuts to facilitate leisure services ex LHR....

I think it is high time Aer Lingus were cut some slack, and rather recognised for being emergent and focussed on something sustainable for the future. They have stuck at it when others have cut and run...
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 23:48
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Originally Posted by DC9_10 View Post
No ABTA or ATOL certificate. Apparently bonded by the Spanish Tourism Ministry. No registered head office details on their website and only a Facebook page or email to contact. Belfast call centre number also. Most dubious is the reviews on the website from customers who have given 100 % ratings. Experience always comes up with someone who isn't happy so would not trust the reviews either. I'd rather book Jet2 holidays, Thomas Cook or Thompson. At least your money's safe.
See there’s a short video clip from the announcement. It’s been a very successful year for BHD apparently!!! Although no ABTA or ATOL protection rings alarm bells, especially with recent failures or Monarch and Low cost Holidays to name a few.

https://nitravelnews.com/news/new-ma...tsgo-holidays/
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Old 30th Nov 2017, 00:32
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I'm not sure I buy into the somewhat rose tinted description of EI's northern operations.
In reality they came in and massively misjudged the market, assuming they could smash Easyjet on its own patch. They lost a fortune and hastily started experimenting with routes before retreating to BHD following a large spat with BFS.
In 10 years they have reduced to 1 airframe doing 1 route, have no based pilots and a handful of cabin crew. It's good they run the LHR because frankly BA are bleeding us all dry on it but let's not dress it up as a great success. Their LGW base was a similar story but now totally extinct.
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