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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 09:06
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Thanks Dan. Question answered. The BHD website was never updated with this information. I have an interest as I’m off to Devon today, returning tomorrow, not that I’m expecting any issues.
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 10:57
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Since EI and BFS had their huge fall-out, EI never divert there.
EI never divert to BFS
Huh? EI-EDP went into International just after midnight on 11 December when it was too late for City arrival. Offloaded pax and positioned to Dublin, then back up to City a few hours later to commence scheduled service.

No emergency, just very late.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/a...ei-edp#fcb8a41

Not an FR24 glitch, plenty of witnesses.
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 12:45
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I've taken the opportunity of changing never to 'seldom' to satisfy the pedantic.
Whatever way you dress it up, Aer Lingus make a point of avoiding BFS. It is not their commercial alternate and I'm pretty sure BFS couldn't care less either. The only losers are the passengers who face a 100 trek instead of 20.
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 12:51
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Originally Posted by dantheflyboy View Post
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.
Dont know where you get the 10 aircraft.There were 5 in the Magee hold and BFS had plenty of room for them all
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 14:50
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BFS fan boys its been 5 years since they moved, I think most of you need to let it go at this stage.

Just to add if the full comment was correct, they may have said the same to EI.
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 17:19
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I can tell you 100% that BFS do not turn away EI just for being EI. Like you say, it has been 5 years and their money is as good as anyone else's.

I also doubt BFS would have declared full but you are just getting into he said/she said at this point.
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 19:55
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Originally Posted by Husky One View Post
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.
I know this is a BHD thread but that is the best view i've heard on my local. Share the same opinion with you mate
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Old 31st Dec 2017, 16:24
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CAA November Stats

November was a very good month for BHD, with the airport recording 2% growth. However the rolling passenger figure is 2,558,113 which is down 4.4%.

Domestic routes generally performed very well, with double digit growth on most routes;

Cardiff (+58%), East Midlands (+29%), Exeter (+25%), Leeds (+11%), Liverpool (+24%), London City (+25%), Southampton (+10%).

There were decreases on 3 Scottish routes however - Edinburgh (-9%), Glasgow (-20%), Inverness (-6%).

Only two international routes operated during November;

AMS is continuing to perform well (+27%). It should be noted that BHD-AMS is now performing better than INV-AMS when KLM announced the introduction of a second daily flight on that route.

KEF continues to perform poorly, with an average load factor of just 36%. However I did hear that a) several flights were cancelled and b) the route was operated a few times by the Q200, so this may have affected the figures.
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Old 31st Dec 2017, 19:36
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BHD AMS is inneed of a second rotation
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Old 16th Jan 2018, 20:44
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EI

Any confirmation if ASL operating the EI sun flights this Summer?
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Old 16th Jan 2018, 21:56
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Nothing showing on website, still states operated by EI.
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Old 17th Jan 2018, 08:17
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Yes it's ASL operating for aerlingus using a 737-300.
Only the faro and malaga route only
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Old 17th Jan 2018, 09:34
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Will ASL be based in BHD then?
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Old 17th Jan 2018, 09:42
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Yes it will.
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Old 17th Jan 2018, 11:08
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Originally Posted by Alteagod View Post
BHD AMS is inneed of a second rotation
An early departure would seem useful, to integrate with the lunchtime departure waves from Amsterdam. KLM933 / 934 to-from Dublin does that nicely.
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 21:20
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ASL replacing EI appears to be for BA ops starting next month and running until end of the summer.
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 21:36
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For LHR, for BA?
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 21:47
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No EI are to operate some LHR-HAM and LHR-DUB beginning next month and expected to continue throughout summer because they have to move aircraft to LGW and fill MON slots.

So ASL are reported to operate BHD-FAO/AGP while EI need to source a second aircraft peak season to also cover their own and BA ops.
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 21:58
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Those LHR ops be on a W?
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 23:13
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Would expect night stops and W will be rotated via HAM and LHR to get back to DUB. I don't know the finer details.
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