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Old 15th Jul 2020, 20:43
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Couldn't agree with you more. I wonder if it is joining too many dots together but EDI is losing its BACF base and BHD is gaining BACF including a night stop.

Brian did seem confident of majority of BE routes been taken up.
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Old 15th Jul 2020, 21:09
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Originally Posted by panpanpanpan
Have to take your word on that, never really monitored when these announcements are made. Question is, are these announcements plural or singular? Harbour boss did announce on twitter to expect plural over the next few weeks which ends this Friday. Options are limited, more Eastern routes, more Loganair routes and the possibility of Lingus Regional. Destinations still to be guessed at I suppose although again I believe the Harbour CEO is on record as having said all previous FlyBe routes had been backfilled. Interesting times!

Whatever the announcements happen to be, I hope it goes some way to securing jobs both within the airport and locally. Have to admit I still feel sorry for the ex FlyBe personnel watching "their" old market getting carved up, still think its a shame that ended how it did.
Im not sure if 4 routes (MAN, BHX, EDI, LGW,) will be as Aer Lingus Regional since Stobart Air said they will not bankroll expansion at Belfast City, though i could be wrong.

There could be some tieup with Stobart Air and Eastern Airways. Seeing that there is a tieup with Loganair and Blue Islands.

Not sure if it happens what agreement will be. Could be lease of 4 ATR 72s and 2 E190s and also run the 4 Belfast routes for Stobart Air.
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Old 16th Jul 2020, 17:29
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I was whipped up to a frenzied expectation of glad tidings but alas not today. I will not rest until I hear what news we have.
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Old 16th Jul 2020, 18:15
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Originally Posted by Alteagod
I was whipped up to a frenzied expectation of glad tidings but alas not today. I will not rest until I hear what news we have.
looking like could be tomorrow

can pick Belfast City Airport on Aer Lingus website choose EDI, BHX, LBA, GLA and MAN, no dates, times, or prices though.

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Old 16th Jul 2020, 18:38
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Originally Posted by allan1987
looking like could be tomorrow

can pick Belfast City Airport on Aer Lingus website choose EDI, BHX, LBA, GLA and MAN, no dates, times, or prices though.
EMA on there now and EXT just appeared

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Old 16th Jul 2020, 20:10
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If correct, I’m surprised (though very pleased) they chose EXT over BRS. Mainly as they already do DUB-BRS.
If it comes to pass, then this is great news for City.
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Old 16th Jul 2020, 20:19
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Indeed glad tidings for all including ex BE crew if a base is in the offing.
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Old 16th Jul 2020, 20:26
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No sign of the Gatwick route, not really a surprise considering EIís attempt at the route a few years ago and BAs new LCY route.
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Old 16th Jul 2020, 21:56
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Really surprised at ext over brs and Nqy both of which are already served by EI

nonetheless great news


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Old 16th Jul 2020, 22:06
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New route

It looks like the new destinations from BHD have now disappeared from the booking engine? Or it might just be my error.
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Old 17th Jul 2020, 06:44
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon
Really surprised at ext over brs and Nqy both of which are already served by EI

nonetheless great news


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Not really as Flybe used to serve Exeter to Belfast City
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Old 17th Jul 2020, 09:46
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I thought EI was not going to bankroll expansion in BHD. Take it someone rattled the magic money tree.
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Old 17th Jul 2020, 10:55
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Would I be correct to guess that this expansion is all Stobart trying to snap up Flybe's profitable routes.
Problem is Stobart do not have a recognisable brand so they have chosen to work with the Aer Lingus Regional brand which is a no brainer with their existing Aer Lingus partnership.
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Old 17th Jul 2020, 11:28
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Originally Posted by ExoticSkier
Would I be correct to guess that this expansion is all Stobart trying to snap up Flybe's profitable routes.
Problem is Stobart do not have a recognisable brand so they have chosen to work with the Aer Lingus Regional brand which is a no brainer with their existing Aer Lingus partnership.
As I have put forwards in a discussion before.
If it's not orange or has a harp on the tail it won't matter what its called
​​​​​​ people Google "Belfast city to london'
i have lots of experience of "oh I just googled it"
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Old 17th Jul 2020, 18:30
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Hopefully just a hiccup in proceedings at this stage.
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Old 18th Jul 2020, 12:55
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Article regarding EI BHD routes

https://www.irishnews.com/business/2...rport-2009101/
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Old 18th Jul 2020, 13:33
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Somebody been reading Pprune??
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Old 18th Jul 2020, 14:56
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I am sure the press have staff to monitor social media for potential story's
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Old 18th Jul 2020, 15:26
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It will happen. Unfortunately it’s not much use for the ex Flybe crew because Stobart have enough of their own lot they put under redundancy to bring up north. They might hire a few token cabin crew and a few jobs is better than no jobs.
Aer Lingus want Stobart off their patch in DUB so EI can fly the flights themselves as they’re struggling for work too.
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Old 18th Jul 2020, 18:21
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Iím fairly confident Aer lingus have no interest in flying the likes of dublin Newquay themselves, or any of the other stobart routes - thatís just not the case.

Aer lingus Grant stobart the franchise and they are very involved in the operation. Iím fairly confident the arrangement with stobart works very well for both companies.

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