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Old 8th May 2019, 09:12
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Originally Posted by Sharklet_321 View Post
I think this is something that SOU will never be able to do as they embark on their terminal and runway improvements. The cost of that development will need to be recouped from their only source of income - airlines.
The arrival of EZY full time should help things along
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Old 8th May 2019, 11:10
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Wishful thinking..... too close to Gatwick for another major EZ base. Maybe one or two more flights to their most popular destinations, but no based aircraft is the most likely scenario.
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Old 8th May 2019, 11:53
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Originally Posted by FFHKG View Post
Wishful thinking..... too close to Gatwick for another major EZ base. Maybe one or two more flights to their most popular destinations, but no based aircraft is the most likely scenario.
Same could be said for SEN with LTN & STN on its doorstep. Fact of the matter is London is at full capacity and maybe EZY see SOU as an overflow to Gatwick with a mainline station 60minutes from central London. Of all the LCC’s that the airport wish to attract, my money would certainly be on the orange lot, just as I could foresee Jet2 pitching up in the future at BOU!
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Old 8th May 2019, 12:06
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I would agree with a future Jet2 at BOH. Look at how they are competing successfully when head to head with Ryanair at other UK airports. So the presence of Ryanair at BOH probably doesn't bother them in the slightest. They may even see it as a positive to provide an alternative. However, Jet2 seems to go into bases in a big way and there just isn't the demand in the BOH catchment to do that. I would hazard a guess that if they do ever do BOH it would be a split base with EXT. Jet2 could also do very well from EXT and chip away at the easyJet/Ryanair BRS base.
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Old 8th May 2019, 15:30
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Ryanair has added some extra flights to cover Oct half term it looks like into the beginning of Nov
Faro 4 flights
Malaga 6 flights
Palma 7 flights

Still gaps in the TUI summer 2020 programme with 3 flights still missing in the schedule to bring it up to 2 based aircraft on Fri / Sat / Sun
Surprised that MAH and IBZ are not on sale

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Old 9th May 2019, 21:13
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TUI have stated that Summer 2020 from BOH will see an additional 42,000 seats.

If that is true then it means an extra 5 departures a week above this summer. DLM second frequency is 1, CFU second frequency is 1 and ZTH weekly is a total of 3. That is around 27,000 seats May-Oct.
One can therefore surmise that 2 more weekly additional flights are yet to be added to the Summer 2020 programme.

​​​​​​https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/ne...-to-zakynthos/
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Old 9th May 2019, 22:24
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The article says 14 destinations. There are currently 12 destinations on the timetable for summer 2020 with 18 weekly departures - Antalya, Arrecife (x2), Corfu (x2), Dalaman (x2), Heraklion, Kefalonia, Las Palmas, Palma (x4), Paphos, Rhodes, Tenerife South, Zakynthos. Will the other 2 be Ibiza and Minorca as in 2019 or new destinations? There needs to be 4 more departures added to the timetable to achieve the extra 5 (2019 = 17, 2020 = 22?) but I can only see 3 gaps in the schedules - Wednesday a.m, Friday a.m (assuming 2nd aircraft) and Saturday a,m (assuming 2nd aircraft).
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Old 10th May 2019, 08:40
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Dalaman is only 1 flight a week now as it looks like TUI have pulled the Friday flight operated by Freebird A320
Still leaves a gap of 3 flights to be filled , as well explained above
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Old 10th May 2019, 09:27
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Goodness, why would they remove the 10 and 11 day options for DLM the day after announcing it in the media?
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Old 14th May 2019, 16:49
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Originally Posted by dpsilverba View Post
Hi!

I've been affected by this...but not to too great an extent. Booked the LM 611 BOH-JER on 11 May (thinking it was an inaugrual
flight - but isn't..) with only one seat already reserved (14A). Received an e-mail yesterday apologising for it being cancelled and offered the alternative LM 609 departing 11.55 instead of 14.00. Didn't initially notice that it was a direct flight with one stop until I read this thread.

Upside is I get double the take off/landing in a Jungle Jet . downside I have had to book a hotel in Bournemouth for the night to make sure I'm there in time (rail engineering works etc).

Looking forward to it...let's see what happens

Den
Hi!

Well my flight(s) on Saturday were fun!. At check-in agent commented "Oh! You're the Jersey passenger".

Fourteen of us BOH - GCI then I got spoiled by the excellent cabin attendant whilst on the ground. She very kindly made me a coffee, took photos of me on my 'private jet' and with the flight/ground crew, rounded off with a personal safety briefing on departure. Excellent flying conditions all the way and even got an apology from the JER ground crew that they hadn't rolled out the red carpet for me

On a side note, liked the tour of the airport hinterland whilst on the Yellow Buses 737 service. Didn't realise that there was parting out operations taking part there - is that why the A340's are there?

Den
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Old 17th May 2019, 14:59
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loganair

Flew in on the Jersey flight today. Only 6 pax but 20 outbound back to Jersey,The price of the tickets
are cheaper than FLY-BE so why not more popular? Flight time just 26 mins, Superb service.
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Old 17th May 2019, 16:51
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Originally Posted by bob1810 View Post
Flew in on the Jersey flight today. Only 6 pax but 20 outbound back to Jersey,The price of the tickets
are cheaper than FLY-BE so why not more popular? Flight time just 26 mins, Superb service.
Maybe the demand is not there?
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Old 17th May 2019, 17:11
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Maybe mid-may is just a little too early in the season
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Old 17th May 2019, 19:09
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Maybe mid-may is just a little too early in the season
Flew NWI - JER last week, same aircraft that continues to Bournemouth on its W pattern. 37 seats all taken on the NWI run, around 32 on my return. The very friendly and excellent cabin crew said to me the Bournemouth run is "very quiet"
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Old 17th May 2019, 20:02
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BOH seems obsessed with promoting the new Jersey route only on Twitter to around 2,500 people - the same people - day in day out. Such awful marketing and PR it’s no wonder no one knows about these flights. My parents only know about this flight because of me. Otherwise they’d have kept using SOU
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Old 17th May 2019, 21:55
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Originally Posted by Sharklet_321 View Post
BOH seems obsessed with promoting the new Jersey route only on Twitter to around 2,500 people - the same people - day in day out. Such awful marketing and PR it’s no wonder no one knows about these flights. My parents only know about this flight because of me. Otherwise they’d have kept using SOU
They may not have the marketing budget to do anything else.
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Old 18th May 2019, 10:36
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If Bournemouth have just 2.5k followers on Twitter that says a lot about the demographic of their market. Southampton have 40k, Newcastle 70k and Stansted 90k.
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Old 18th May 2019, 12:21
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The demographic going to Jersey and Guernsey are certainly not twitter users - so how to reach them?
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Old 18th May 2019, 12:30
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Norwich Airport has 3.8k followers on Twitter but manage to fill their Channel Islands flights...
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Old 18th May 2019, 13:44
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Norwich Airport has 3.8k followers on Twitter but manage to fill their Channel Islands flights...
Yes but Norwich doesn’t have the UK’s premier hub for the Channel Isles just down the road
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