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Old 6th Mar 2020, 17:59
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Originally Posted by bmaviscount View Post
Interesting Aurigny jumping in and not blue islands for Guernsey

Who will be doing the Jersey routes ?
Well. I will say it again. There is a reason that the Exeter & Birmingham to C.I. routes have been operated for so long as a joint service (50 years in the case of Exeter); that is because of the limited potential to make profits on them if they were to one island only - particularly Guernsey. For that reason, I was surprised to see that AUR are only going to operate them from Guernsey.
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 18:43
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Utter madness to not to opereate the EXT & BHX as triangular with JER, I cannot remember a time (apart from summer weekends) when the flights have been direct & I'm going back to when Jersey European oprated HS748/SH360/F27 equipment.
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 18:59
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Would Aurigny ever contemplate a JER-CWL-JER sector ?
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 19:38
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Looks like blue islands will operate a triangular from jersey according to the JEP
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 19:54
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Originally Posted by Borntoflywillfly View Post
Looks like blue islands will operate a triangular from jersey according to the JEP
Whats the JEP ? Have you got a link for this ? Are you referring a triangular flight through CWL or EXT?
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 20:40
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Originally Posted by Letsflycwl View Post
Whats the JEP ? Have you got a link for this ? Are you referring a triangular flight through CWL or EXT?
Jersey evening post. And I wouldn't get your hopes up of Jersey returning to Cardiff anytime soon. Be lucky to get Dublin back!
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 20:46
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https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2...exeter-routes/
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 20:48
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Originally Posted by Borntoflywillfly View Post
most 0dd and aurigny will compete on the guernsey sectors?
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 11:00
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Aurigny CEO interviewed at the weekend stated a reduction of flights on the GCI-LGW route. GR602/3 and GR608/9 are being discontinued - for the time being. These are the ATR72 flights which presumably means that an aircraft becomes available to operate the new routes from Guernsey to Birmingham and Exeter.
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Old 11th Mar 2020, 08:44
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More madness from the top brass of Aurigny… yes, cut the flights if there is a drop in pax due to corona, ( though they can no longer blame the Heathrow route )… but launching Birmingham four days a week on exactly the same days of the week that they already fly to East Midlands ? And at 26 quid fares one way compared to EMA 100 quid plus fares ??

Flybe served Birmingham and Exeter from a shared Jersey / Guernsey service and they offered interline onward connections.... Aurigny have none of that.... and BI will also be flying to Birmingham and East Midlands !

A recipe for more major financial losses !
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Old 11th Mar 2020, 12:51
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Combined capacity from Gci and Jer to Bhx on two daily q400 flights 156
Combined capacity with two airlines on the dsys they both fly to Bhx 136 based on an At7
Ema was operated in tandem by both Flybe and Aur for many years
Ema daily capacity from Jer has reduced with Blue islands from 78 to 68 sinced they took over the route from Flybe some time ago.
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Old 11th Mar 2020, 12:57
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Who are Blueislands interlining with???
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Old 11th Mar 2020, 15:15
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Originally Posted by kcockayne View Post
Well. I will say it again. There is a reason that the Exeter & Birmingham to C.I. routes have been operated for so long as a joint service (50 years in the case of Exeter); that is because of the limited potential to make profits on them if they were to one island only - particularly Guernsey. For that reason, I was surprised to see that AUR are only going to operate them from Guernsey.
Jusy spotted your post on this matter
Apart from the recession in the early 80s Exeter Jersey was a stand alone route continuing as such with Air Uk until 1998.
When JEA took the route on they covered it with twice dsily sheds. Combined dsily capacity ftom both airlines 72 as opposed to Air UK 52 from Jersey alone
If you had access tothe facts uou would see thst in 1988 on Saturdays Air Uk operated a service eith an f27 which routed Stn Gci Ext Jer Ext Gci Stn.
So not exactly a combine service over 50 years!!!

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Old 11th Mar 2020, 21:28
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Time may well be playing tricks with my memory, however, I well remember that from the late 50s onwards Jersey Airlines operated from Exeter using DC3s (later Heralds) serving the route on a triangular basis (Exeter/Guernsey/Jersey) , more or less daily in the winter ; & in the summer, daily during the week with a “stand alone” Jersey service at the weekend. Later, AUK operated on much the same basis. As far as I remember, there was not a “stand alone” service to Guernsey on a prolonged basis - if ever. I would not claim infallibility on this point, but the point I was trying to make was that Guernsey - Exeter is not “a money spinner” operated “stand alone”. And, certainly not with another airline operating in competition. It is possible that there have been occasions over this length of time when Jersey was not involved in the route (I am not sitting here poring over old timetables) but, having been in Jersey ATC from 1978 until 2007, I cannot recollect any great length of time when the route was “stand alone” to Guernsey. It is my contention that this largely continued to be the case after Jersey European took over the route. Again, there may have been some flights not involving Jersey, but not often , & not for long. Just looking at your citation of the AUK Stansted- Guernsey - Exeter - Jersey - Exeter - Guernsey - Stansted service ; by your own statement, this was only operated on a Saturday in the summer of 1988. As such, this is not a great endorsement that direct return services have been very frequent , or very much in demand on a prolonged basis. But, I would admit that you might be correct with the information that you have provided - although, I do not consider that it makes a very great contribution to the debate. Have you anything more substantial ?

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Old 11th Mar 2020, 21:34
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Originally Posted by bean View Post
Jusy spotted your post on this matter
Apart from the recession in the early 80s Exeter Jersey was a stand alone route continuing as such with Air Uk until 1998.
When JEA took the route on they covered it with twice dsily sheds. Combined dsily capacity ftom both airlines 72 as opposed to Air UK 52 from Jersey alone
If you had access tothe facts uou would see thst in 1988 on Saturdays Air Uk operated a service eith an f27 which routed Stn Gci Ext Jer Ext Gci Stn.
So not exactly a combine service over 50 years!!!
I remember the sheds by JEA
They even offered a quasi business class with free food and drink called premiere class :-)
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Old 12th Mar 2020, 06:53
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I guess time time will tell as to whether a direct service will work however here are a few of my thoughts. The Flybe service from Birmingham to Guernsey was twice daily on weekdays with Flybe whereas the new service is only once a day on the days when it does operate so I guess the number of seats that were available to Guernsey passengers with Flybe will not be hugely different going forward although it is difficult of course to know how many Flybe passengers were destined for Guernsey rather than Jersey. There may also be the option in the winter time or perhaps on certain days of the week to operate a triangular service with Eastmidlands as happened yesterday due to the poor weather conditions. If this were to happen then Guernsey might benefit from a daily service to both destinations on a year round basis. I recall BMA operating EMA-BHX-GCI-BHX-EMA during lean times. I suppose a combined Bristol and Exeter service might also be an option. It might not be appealing to passengers but might be one way of maintaining regular services especially now with the Coronavirus.
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Old 12th Mar 2020, 08:52
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You’ve got a few sensible points there, Ayline. The reduction in service levels might help to make the routes viable. Let’s hope so.
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Old 12th Mar 2020, 09:02
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Ayline

I think your suggestion that Aurigny should consider operating 'triangular' routes at this time of lean traffic levels is very sensible. There have to be attempts to think outside the normal operational box in the current situation. Other airlines might be wise to study their own route networks to see if something similar would be commecially viable.
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Old 12th Mar 2020, 15:58
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Originally Posted by bean View Post
Combined capacity from Gci and Jer to Bhx on two daily q400 flights 156
Combined capacity with two airlines on the dsys they both fly to Bhx 136 based on an At7
Ema was operated in tandem by both Flybe and Aur for many years
Ema daily capacity from Jer has reduced with Blue islands from 78 to 68 sinced they took over the route from Flybe some time ago.
Minus 25 out of 10 for research!!!
The Jersey market is twice as large as the Guernsey market. Fact. When was the last Flybe East Midlands - Guernsey flight ?? The Corona virus has decimated air travel if you have not noticed. Blue Islands, like Aurigny, now have no interline agreements : what was the percentage of passengers connecting through Birmingham onto the Guernsey flight ? 10 % ?? More ??

Yes.... in normal healthy days with the demise of Flybe, it might be worthwhile to look at Birmingham ( if BI don't ), but not these days and not on the same days of the week !
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Old 12th Mar 2020, 16:31
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As Blue Islands announce Exeter - Manchester Service Aurigny should consider a Southampton -Manchester service

https://www.blueislands.com/flying-w...ts-to-continue
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