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Old 6th May 2019, 12:19
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45
Where were you able to find that?
As per the post, on the timetable - click along from October.
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Old 6th May 2019, 13:13
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Originally Posted by egcntristar
As per the post, on the timetable - click along from October.
I tried that but nothing happened.
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Old 6th May 2019, 13:37
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45
I tried that but nothing happened.
From the timetable you add date first for W19/20, then your chosen departure/destination airport!
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Old 6th May 2019, 14:03
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Originally Posted by stewyb
From the timetable you add date first for W19/20, then your chosen departure/destination airport!
thanks it's coming up now though slightly concerning that I haven't found anything for Cardiff yet but early days I guess!
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Old 7th May 2019, 13:47
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Only Amsterdam and Belfast survive for DSA.
A real shame.
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Old 8th May 2019, 09:51
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Originally Posted by TimmyW
Only Amsterdam and Belfast survive for DSA.
A real shame.
This is a travesty and somethings not right here IMO.

The Flybe loads are very very good!!!! Makes no sense to cut all these routes, why no Dublin - always good loads? No Paris?

More to devolp here I think....
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Old 8th May 2019, 10:20
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Originally Posted by Alwayslistening


This is a travesty and somethings not right here IMO.

The Flybe loads are very very good!!!! Makes no sense to cut all these routes, why no Dublin - always good loads? No Paris?

More to devolp here I think....
According to their social media, no further routes to come for DSA this winter.
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Old 8th May 2019, 10:25
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Originally Posted by Alwayslistening


This is a travesty and somethings not right here IMO.

The Flybe loads are very very good!!!! Makes no sense to cut all these routes, why no Dublin - always good loads? No Paris?

More to devolp here I think....
It's easy to fill and aircraft and still not make money. Flybe will have tried to encourage people to pay more at DSA but if the only way they can fill the aircraft is to drop the price, there isn't much more they can do. They're a business that very nearly didn't make it so can't be sentimental about things.
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Old 8th May 2019, 11:01
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It's easy to fill and aircraft and still not make money. Flybe will have tried to encourage people to pay more at DSA but if the only way they can fill the aircraft is to drop the price, there isn't much more they can do. They're a business that very nearly didn't make it so can't be sentimental about things.
Have you seen the prices they are charging?? No way Donny or Cardiff are based that are losing money, no way.
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Old 8th May 2019, 11:08
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The whole Flybe model is flawed. They can't make money even on high fares - everyone knows that. It's in their books. Their average fare is ludicrous when compared with easyJet or Ryanair. In order for them to make money they need to INCREASE fares even more. This is not possible in todays market.
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Old 8th May 2019, 11:34
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Local Doncaster newspaper has tweeted that the airport "has no plans" to replace the lost routes in the short to mid term future.
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Old 8th May 2019, 11:45
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Well after calling Flybe , they told me , that other routes are still to be loaded .
Obviously Newquay won't be back when you have a daily flight or more from LBA.
But they should have or hopefully keep Paris and Dublin , and perhaps add LCY.
The latter could have extra flights on a Friday and Sunday so people looking for a City Break , in the Capital can either fly after work on a Friday so a later outbound from DSA might be popular.
Yes some will argue the train is faster but Lcy has a lot of onward destinations, that are not even served from MAN. so in theory that route should be a good sell.

The only other couple of Airlines , one of which openly said it wanted to expand in Northern England ( Loganair) , and Stobart could both run those lost routes , Loganair even have ER4 aircraft .

But the one good thing out of all this , is keeping Amsterdam that's a very Key route , unless KLM came along .
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Old 8th May 2019, 11:50
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They aren't keeping the other routes, it is there in black and white if you bother to look.
Why the hell would they add LCY?
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Old 8th May 2019, 11:58
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Originally Posted by Alwayslistening


Have you seen the prices they are charging?? No way Donny or Cardiff are based that are losing money, no way.
Fair enough but if they were making money, why are they pulling the flying? They are try to compete flying aircraft half the size of their competitors from other nearby airports.

The problem is that the general public seem prepared to pay the taxi driver that takes them 10 miles to their local airport the same as the airline flying them halfway across Europe. I'm not saying it's wrong, its great for the travelling public but that airliner costs many times more than that taxi does to run.

You wouldn't walk into your local corner shop and expect to pay Tesco prices so if enough of the travelling public aren't prepared to pay more in big enough volumes for the convenience of flying from DSA then unfortunately, the routes aren't sustainable. Flybe have given it a good try but I guess they have to make difficult decisions to save the business.

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Old 8th May 2019, 18:59
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Ignoring Timmy who is always full of doom and not always accurate, I do hope that Dublin survives. It's always a reasonably busy service, especially in it's winter configuration. Our local papers don't know there backside from their elbow so no issue there....

LCY though.. that/s not happening....
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Old 8th May 2019, 19:23
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Originally Posted by davidjpowell
Ignoring Timmy who is always full of doom and not always accurate, I do hope that Dublin survives. It's always a reasonably busy service, especially in it's winter configuration. BHD.

LCY though.. that/s not happening....
I'm sure DUB will return again at some point. Realistically though, i'd only imagine with either Ryanair or Aer Lingus.

The route that i can see returning with Flybe is Jersey,. Though i wouldn't expect that to be until the summer schedule release.

For all other routes, DSA needs a new LCC based in the form of either W9 or FR. W9 would be absolutely crazy to give up an opportunity like this - having no competition aside from the TUI package routes. DSA already has a close relationship with W6, so i'd hope W9 would be the natural choice for future expansion... I just wonder how long we'll have to wait and see? Without starting to see a decline again, we'd need to see replacement routes on sale by September / October in readiness for a summer 20 schedule.

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Old 8th May 2019, 20:30
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There's no way WIzz will start picking up dropped bucket and spade routes. It doesn't fit their business model.
The routes dropped by Flybe will go unfilled for the foreseeable future.
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Old 8th May 2019, 20:31
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Originally Posted by Cazza_fly
I'm sure DUB will return again at some point. Realistically though, i'd only imagine with either Ryanair or Aer Lingus.

The route that i can see returning with Flybe is Jersey,. Though i wouldn't expect that to be until the summer schedule release.

For all other routes, DSA needs a new LCC based in the form of either W9 or FR. W9 would be absolutely crazy to give up an opportunity like this - having no competition aside from the TUI package routes. DSA already has a close relationship with W6, so i'd hope W9 would be the natural choice for future expansion... I just wonder how long we'll have to wait and see? Without starting to see a decline again, we'd need to see replacement routes on sale by September / October in readiness for a summer 20 schedule.
Sorry who are W6 and w9?
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Old 8th May 2019, 21:32
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Originally Posted by EGPO
Sorry who are W6 and w9?
W6 are Wizzair
W9 are Wizzair UK

Hope this helps.
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Old 9th May 2019, 12:17
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Originally Posted by Plane mad 134
W6 are Wizzair
W9 are Wizzair UK

Hope this helps.
Thanks for the explanation
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