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Old 30th Nov 2017, 20:54
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Or of Jetxtra, Must have some deep pockets to start with, or knows a lot of bigwigs.
A bit of both I think, his family was fairly wealthy from construction and I'm sure they can also open a lot of doors at that level. Nexus was bankrolled by a software company for example.

Just discovered today that Mr Reilly lost use of the JetXtra name after leaving the partnership with Sporting Events Global Ltd who continue to run the Humberside services. The partnership had been established in order to use SEGL's ATOL license but to do that they took all the revenue from bookings ( per CAA requirements ) and de facto became JetXtra.

I would assumed that the Spanish bonding arrangement prevents that having to happen again, so he remains in control of JetsGo and its revenue.

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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 14:00
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Load factors

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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.
Is there any contributor out there (EI-BUD maybe?) that has access to the load factors between BA & EI on the BHD/LHR route in recent months. I use EI frequently and it's always busy ( albeit out on EI 30 and back on EI37).
It would be interesting to know. I'm sure Mr Walsh glances over them occasionally while Mr Ritter holds his breath!
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 17:13
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As said by myself before the YIELD that IAG recieve as a group to from LHR is in the top performers in the IAG group. Load factor
is no longer any guide for any carrier any longer and espically with Club Europe on Domestic on BA. I know that take very little notice of load factor. OTP is king then Yield then possibly load factor. Happy to give details as a PM but not on an open forum
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 20:29
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Mos Eisley

The administration staff have been shifted to a new complex outside the terminal and the old administration offices are being converted to retail.
So the rumours say a new airlines. Green turboprops are mentioned.
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 20:35
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Mmmmmmmmmmm wonder who that could be "green turboprops"
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 20:35
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Sounds like the Stobart Air service to Carlisle Airport that's due to be announced early next year.
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 12:31
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Stobart maybe back on the ORK route?
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 16:03
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How are Air Iceland getting on with their Reykjavik connecting flights? Hope they're picking up adequate transatlantic passengers.


Topically I see on the Birmingham thread that Icelandair are stopping BHX flights from mid January, seemingly due to Primera launching direct flights from Birmingham starting next summer into the main three North American markets in NYC, Boston and Toronto.
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Old 21st Dec 2017, 13:13
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Major problems with fog. EI LHR diverted to 'Dublin' and Exeter appears to be heading for 'Prestwick'. BFS seems to operating ok. One BE diverted to BFS.
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Old 21st Dec 2017, 16:47
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By all accounts EI pilots not allowed to divert to BFS unless it is an emergency. Not great for passengers as they are currently stranded in Dublin waiting for a bus.
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Old 21st Dec 2017, 17:16
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No cranes no planes.

Very bad down in the city today. Not only cloud below the cranes. Base was in the floodlights at the oval. Could not even nick a goose Frome the park for Christmas it was so bad !!
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Old 21st Dec 2017, 17:24
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Originally Posted by BFS watcher View Post
By all accounts EI pilots not allowed to divert to BFS unless it is an emergency.
Any idea why? Seems churlish to say the least...
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Old 21st Dec 2017, 17:56
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That is not the case regarding EI and BFS.
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Old 21st Dec 2017, 20:37
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If this is not the case give me 1 good reason why they diverted to DUB.There were no weather issues at that time so surley passenger welfare comes first. A Flybe that diverted to BFS had busses supplied to take their paxs to BHD within 1 hr of landing.
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Old 21st Dec 2017, 20:43
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What I don’t understand is why the EXT-BHD ended up in PIK. Why didn’t it go to LDY once the weather at BFS went to pot? I’m sure the passengers would have been happier to at least be on the same island.
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 02:15
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Since EI and BFS had their huge fall-out, EI seldom divert there. You'll often see Cityjet and the Ryan's but not EI. Passenger convenience is trumped by politics.
As for LDY.. it's not a realistic option and doesn't feature in the diversion plans of any of our serving airlines. If LDY wishes to feature in anybody's future plans it needs to start again with a blank page. There's nobody up there with a clue about realistically running a regional airport. local councils and airports just don't mix. The money that was awarded to BMIR for their STN service could've started a national airline, employed a hundred staff and had a European network. Instead they got a double daily pencil jet that is regularly sub leased to a variety of turboprop operators.

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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 07:26
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EI never divert to BFS, I think that they should make their customers fully aware of this, as this is a great inconvenience.
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 07:46
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local councils and airports just don't mix.
Somebody should tell MAG!

Instead they got a double daily pencil jet that is regularly sub leased to a variety of turboprop operators.
Last I can find is 23 May?
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 08:05
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Christ Husky. Merry Christmas to you too!
FR have used LDY as a div for NOC on occasion, though not that recently. Stobart/EIR divert there when Donegal is out. Seems to work okay.

As SWBKCB said, there hasn’t been a turboprop on the LDY-STN route since May, though what that’s got to do with a BE EXT-BHD diverting to PIK at the same time as BE flights from LPL and LBA were landing at City is beyond me.

I reckon I’d rather end up on the same island as the airport I’d intended flying to in an ATR than end up in PIK.
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 09:04
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Ten aircraft were waiting to land due fog. BEE Ext service requested BFS but was told was full and took pik option to refuel then returned to Bhd.So passengers got back to destination quicker than having to bus from international.
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