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Old 11th Oct 2019, 06:42
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Originally Posted by OltonPete
https://www.bristolairport.co.uk/abo...ts-and-figures

Up 2.69% which included 8 days of the Thomas Cook closure.

On the same matter, has there been any obvious replacement flights added by easyjet, TUI and Ryanair?

BHX and MAN has been well publicised with Jet2 adding flights regularly over the last two weeks has Bristol seen the same from any of the above?

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no increases whatsoever so far.
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no increases whatsoever so far.
Also no talk what so ever about extra cover flights. The only thing different is Easyjet with A321 aircraft,but they already have their work sorted.
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It seems that so far Jet2 have no plans to come down to the SW.

BRS CWL EXT and their spiritual home of BOH....
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Originally Posted by rog747
It seems that so far Jet2 have no plans to come down to the SW.

BRS CWL EXT and their spiritual home of BOH....
they will have their hands full backfilling the growth especially at MAN and BHX, a shortage of B737 on the market for at least the next year. TUI will also lack aircraft capacity for the same reason, and will also struggle to fill the gap left by TC, but in my view there is no doubt Jet2 will head further south as soon as they are able.

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they will have their hands full backfilling the growth especially at MAN and BHX, a shortage of B737 on the market for at least the next year. TUI will also lack aircraft capacity for the same reason, and will also struggle to fill the gap left by TC, but in my view there is no doubt Jet2 will head further south as soon as they are able.

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Possibly, I agree, and it seems for Jet2 BRS would seem to be a good place to start to fill a large gap left by TCK/MT but I guess TUI EZY and FR could/can take that on.
Trouble with EXT CWL and to some extent BOH the market is really a summer only one, with peak winter troughs and some Ski market.
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Originally Posted by rog747
Possibly, I agree, and it seems for Jet2 BRS would seem to be a good place to start to fill a large gap left by TCK/MT but I guess TUI EZY and FR could/can take that on.
Trouble with EXT CWL and to some extent BOH the market is really a summer only one, with peak winter troughs and some Ski market.
In all probability they'll just put a big base at Bristol eventually and just ignore the other airports like Easyjet do.
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 10:52
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Thomas Cook had three A321s based at BRS in summer, athough one was replaced by a 320 for part of the season in a pre-planned move, and one A321 in winter. Thomas Cook handled about 500,000 passengers annually at BRS in recent years so that's a fair chunk out of a near 9 mppa throughput. With flybmi calling it a day in February it's not been the best of years for BRS although growth this year will still likely to be around 200,000+ which is still a far cry from the 2.4 million added in the previous four years.

Given the wealthy nature and propensity to travel of much of the immediate city region and West Country in general it might be surprising if some of the TCX void is not replaced by someone. Who that someone might be is far more difficult to determine. The only obvious gesture so far is Ryanair adding a fourth weekly Malta rotation next summer following Thomas Cook's absence on the route - Air Malta also seems to have gone.

Ryanair's Laudamotion announced a Vienna route for next summer but that will compete with easyJet's existing route which is year-round and that's the total of recent route announcements.

2020 is likely to be just the sixth calendar year since 1970 that BRS will have seen a drop in annual passenger numbers against the prevous year, although until the 1980s annual passenger throughput was in low six figures.
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Old 22nd Oct 2019, 12:43
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TUI S2020

3 new services from TUI for Summer 2020

Izmir, Girona and Almeria

https://www.bristolairport.co.uk/abo...s-from-bristol

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Old 22nd Oct 2019, 14:56
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The SN BRS-BRU flight is back to overnighting from Monday 28OCT (out at 06:05, back in at 21:20), and the following Sunday 03NOV back to double daily. I've had a quick look across the flights, and they're all looking fairly lightly booked at the moment. I have a feeling it's going to take a while for that route to recover, so I hope SN sticks with it.

It'd be nice to bring back the third mid-morning rotation too, as currently I can fly out to the USA and Asia from BRS, but I'm not spending 10 hours waiting at BRU to come back to BRS on the way home.
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 16:26
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Passenger figures

CAA August stats for BRS finally published today. The airport handled 1,009,498 passengers in the month, up 4.66% on August 2018. This is the first time that BRS has handled more than a million passengers in a calendar month.

Rolling 12-month total was 8.918 million.
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 10:56
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Lufthansa

http://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/3...ristol-airport

The Franfurt link is being restored from next March with a twice daily except Saturdays E190 service. The route ceased last February when flybmi with Lufthansa code share went out of business.
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 11:54
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Originally Posted by MerchantVenturer
http://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/3...ristol-airport

The Franfurt link is being restored from next March with a twice daily except Saturdays E190 service. The route ceased last February when flybmi with Lufthansa code share went out of business.
This is really good news. The morning flight time (08:20 from FRA, 09:35 from BRS) isn't ideal, but hopefully it can edge back to being a nightstop again.

As Brussels and Lufty are both LH Group airlines, it's possible to do BRS-BRU-USA in the morning with the 06:05 to BRU, and come back NYC-FRA-BRS in the morning with the 08:20 ex FRA. I don't know how/if that option will work out automatically on either the LH or SN online booking engines, but it's a good one.

I guess this is Lufthansa back as actual Lufthansa for the first time since 2008?
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This is great news, Singapore via Frankfurt here I come!
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 13:25
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Originally Posted by Bristol_Traveller
I guess this is Lufthansa back as actual Lufthansa for the first time since 2008?
Eurowings operated the flights with Bae146-300 aircraft - 3 x daily, 21 x weekly. They operated from the end of March 2008 until April 2009. In that time a touch under 100,000 passengers were carried but probably too many seats at that frequency. The recession was also beginning to bite hard.

2 x daily on a 100-seat aircraft might be a better fit although you mention the flight times. Eurowings departures from BRS in the summer were 0630, 1150 and 1735. Arrivals were 0955/1015 (varied according to day of the week), 1700 and 2215. The winter timings were slight variations on the above.
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 14:06
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Originally Posted by Bristol_Traveller
This is really good news. The morning flight time (08:20 from FRA, 09:35 from BRS) isn't ideal, but hopefully it can edge back to being a nightstop again.

As Brussels and Lufty are both LH Group airlines, it's possible to do BRS-BRU-USA in the morning with the 06:05 to BRU, and come back NYC-FRA-BRS in the morning with the 08:20 ex FRA. I don't know how/if that option will work out automatically on either the LH or SN online booking engines, but it's a good one.

I guess this is Lufthansa back as actual Lufthansa for the first time since 2008?
Only morning BRS departure that would make any sense would be the Monday and possibly the Tues at a push. Rest of the week are dogs.

They've obviously done their homework as these are the best flights. Slightly surprised that no day 6 option is there.
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Originally Posted by TartinTon
Slightly surprised that no day 6 option is there.
That's not what the Lufthansa press release says. It says it will be twice daily except saturdays when it will be once daily. Timings:

FRA 0820 - 0900 BRS 0935 - FRA
FRA 1630 - 1710 BRS 1750 - FRA


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Old 30th Oct 2019, 16:15
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And just like the last time Lufty launched from Bristol, they've announced the route but not put the flights in GDS, so it's not yet bookable.
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Old 31st Oct 2019, 09:39
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Originally Posted by Bristol_Traveller
And just like the last time Lufty launched from Bristol, they've announced the route but not put the flights in GDS, so it's not yet bookable.
Well the flights are now loaded but sadly they want double the price to go to Singapore from BRS rather than LHR so it's off to LHR I shall be going.
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Well the flights are now loaded but sadly they want double the price to go to Singapore from BRS rather than LHR so it's off to LHR I shall be going.
I would be just a little patient. It is quite likely they have not loaded the LH BRS fares yet. Have a look at the fares from other LH UK regional airports and their pricing is not that bad.
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I would be just a little patient. It is quite likely they have not loaded the LH BRS fares yet. Have a look at the fares from other LH UK regional airports and their pricing is not that bad.
Also exactly what happened when LH launched from BRS in 2008 🤣.

The bad news is, the fares are loaded. I'm seeing the same fares ex-BRS as ex-MAN. The problem appears to be lower availability of seats at the cheapest fares, presumably because fewer seats overall between BRS and FRA. On the dates where fare avails are the same ex-BRS as ex-MAN, the only difference is the difference in Airport Fees between BRS and MAN. (8 cheaper to fly from MAN). 549 v 541.

Unfortunately, regional fares (regardless of KL/DL or LH/UA) are often not as good as fares ex-LHR, where there's a ton more competition. I don't mind a premium of 'about 100', but sometimes nutcase offers out of London are half the price of elsewhere. We need Norwegian to turn up at BRS, that always encouraged airlines to create competitive fares.
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