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Old 6th Feb 2018, 13:20
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They'll have spent the last half year looking at the business and planning. The way venture capital works they will invest heavily now and look for a return further down the line. They won't own it forever.
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 13:27
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Did somebody mention on here that eastern airways was coming to operate from BHD, when is this and what routes will they be operating and for who.
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 13:37
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Maybe to offer an early departure on the current NCL and IOM routes
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 16:03
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I ask out out genuine interest but with all these Boeing max and Airbus neo and LR models now on the market is it possible to use BHD for longish flights even the likes of LCA or SSH. Im not interested in market yield or the economic side just purely on performance is it possible. Its pure conjecture.
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 16:51
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By the looks of things, the only aircraft out of the A320ceo, A320neo, B737NG, B737MAX families that can (or will be able to) operate out of BHD at MTOW are the A318 and A319neo. The runway would need to be extended by about 150-200m for a fully loaded A320neo, and by almost 500m to allow for a fully loaded 737-8MAX.

Looking at the figures, it seems that, in theory at least, it is possible for an A319neo to operate BHD-LCA or BHD-SSH, but an A320neo would require a passenger limit of about 160 (hence making it pointless to use an A320neo over an A319neo). However, the lack of interest from airlines in the A319neo means that it is extremely unlikely that BHD will ever see the introduction of these types of routes.
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 17:02
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Have you not thought about the airports next door neighbour and the CS100/300 series? I would say set up perfectly for BHD!
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 17:26
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January Stats

163,523 passenger, slightly up on last year

2738 aircraft movements, slightly down on last year
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 17:51
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Thank you for that. Great detail
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 17:29
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I'm pretty sure I remember a Thomas Cook 321 operating from BHD years back
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 18:17
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You’re right sealink, to Reus I think.
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 18:56
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Split load with BHX i think
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 19:45
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Not sure if this historic link will work, but more details here -

http://www.niaviation.co.uk/index.php?topic=3181.0
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 13:42
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KEF-BHD axed

Air Iceland Connect is closing its Keflavik base and disposing of its Q400s, meaning KEF-BHD will be axed on 13th May. ABZ will also be cancelled, as well as domestic services from KEF. The average load factor since July is about 50%, so the route was already on the rocks. This leaves Belfast with only winter seasonal flights to KEF with easyJet.

The only positive is that so few passengers used the service that its cancellation will have almost no impact on BHD passenger figures.

The use of the Q400 will definitely have had a negative impact on the route's success. It will be interesting to see however if Icelandair do eventually return to the Belfast market, be it from BHD or BFS using their B737 MAX fleet. I also wonder if WOW Air will give the route a go, as Icelandir's prices from BHD were rather extortionate.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/n...-fleet-quit-uk

https://worldairlinenews.com/2018/02...luding-the-uk/
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 13:43
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Icelandair to end their Belfast service. Last flight to be on 15th May.
Such a shame after the UA withdrawal, that FI could've offered the one-stop service to many destinations in North America. Customers with bookings after that date can opt to fly from Dublin, or refund.


Poor advertising, poor scheduling, wrong aircraft from BHD, lack of demand??
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 14:43
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Wonder if this will encourage EZY to continue the KEF service into the summer or is there more money to be made on the sun routes?
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 15:50
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Blue Chip

As Mr A and Ms B have been saying "our strong network of blue-chip airline partners"......that's 4 carriers gone in less than 3 years (Veuling, SN Brussels Citywing and now Icelandair). Not good for Northern Ireland if we keep losing airlines.
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 16:52
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It's not good news but it's part of bigger cuts, ABZ, BHX and some domestic routes have all gone. Shame.
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 19:59
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Another loss for Belfast with the airline basically transferring services to Dublin.

Is the KLM BHD operation sound, or will that end up floundering at the dead hand of DUB expansion too?

Surely the air tax burden in Northern Ireland has to get sorted soon?
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 20:38
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Aye Stormont will get right on that I'm sure.
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 01:33
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Tax may be an issue but lets not blame it on KEF loss, the route was 100% geared to long haul and not O&D and it failed to capture the market here and from the US.
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