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Old 13th Jan 2020, 18:01
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So we are now looking at a real prospect of Flybe going into administration, with all flights grounded if it happens.

Wether the Connect Consortium are wanting this to happen so they pick up the pieces that they want we will see.

But it will leave the island with a considerable amount of risk - with easyJet now running less flights to Liverpool, some with no flights at all on some days.

This could leave the Islands links to the North of England a bare minimum. With Flybe operating sometimes 4x Daily flights to MAN and LPL, Id Flybe were to fold could we see a new kid on the block to take over these? Should the worse happen over the next few days?
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Old 16th Jan 2020, 21:55
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BACF service will switch from being operated by a S2000 to a ATR42-500 from the start of the S20 schedule.
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Old 22nd Jan 2020, 11:55
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Got an email this morning about a seat change for 3rd Feb, a/c changed to the ATR42 so they must be bringing it in early.
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Old 22nd Jan 2020, 12:58
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Originally Posted by JSCL
Got an email this morning about a seat change for 3rd Feb, a/c changed to the ATR42 so they must be bringing it in early.
One was sitting at GLA with everyone fussing round it, so might be almost ready to go... Hopefully slightly less cramped and less noisy than the Saabs
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Old 22nd Jan 2020, 13:51
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Originally Posted by JSCL
Got an email this morning about a seat change for 3rd Feb, a/c changed to the ATR42 so they must be bringing it in early.
​​​​​​​i concur. my itinerary shows an equipment change (mid Feb)
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Old 22nd Jan 2020, 19:18
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Originally Posted by lfc84
i concur. my itinerary shows an equipment change (mid Feb)
ATR takes over from 1st Feb.
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Old 22nd Jan 2020, 21:47
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Doesn't the IOM
have a flybe LHR service at the moment
Looks like it will dissapear along with NQY and GCI from Mar
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Old 22nd Jan 2020, 22:08
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Originally Posted by bmaviscount
Doesn't the IOM
have a flybe LHR service at the moment
Looks like it will dissapear along with NQY and GCI from Mar
It was only ever a summer only operation during 2019 - unlike the States of Guernsey, Tynwald chose not to subsidise the IOM-LHR operation.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 09:17
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New route: Isle of Man – Teeside from Saturday 30 May
operated by Eastern
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 09:43
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Red face Another winner!

Originally Posted by lfc84
New route: Isle of Man – Teeside from Saturday 30 May
operated by Eastern
Oh boy, can't wait.

Leeds, nah, Newcastle, nah - who wants to go there? But Teeside - genius! And at Eastern's reasonably priced fares too.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 09:45
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easyjet manchester would be the winner, but i hear the iom don't want it
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 09:51
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Originally Posted by Tinwald
Oh boy, can't wait.

Leeds, nah, Newcastle, nah - who wants to go there? But Teeside - genius! And at Eastern's reasonably priced fares too.
But surely if there is no Leeds or Newcastle then Teeside is a smart move, in the same way the Gloucestershire flights served the wider region in the absence of Bristol etc?
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 10:00
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Originally Posted by lfc84
easyjet manchester would be the winner, but i hear the iom don't want it
One flight a day getting in to Manchester at 10pm - perfect. Itd be another shoehorn to suit Easy and not the island.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 10:09
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Smile

Originally Posted by Tinwald
One flight a day getting in to Manchester at 10pm - perfect. Itd be another shoehorn to suit Easy and not the island.

they would still take market share off flybe or perhaps grow the numbers flown on the route :-)

if the times dont suit, people would continue to use flybe
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 11:15
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Surprised they chose Teeside.

Sizeable business connections between Leeds and IOM... Teeside? No.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 11:40
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Originally Posted by Tinwald
One flight a day getting in to Manchester at 10pm - perfect. Itd be another shoehorn to suit Easy and not the island.
Beggars can't be choosers - if you want flights at reasonable times, especially for Business users, you expect to pay for them................... but I agree - Teeside seems perverse
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 11:43
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I guess that's where they have an aircraft sitting on the ground with nothing better to do on saturdays - nothing returning to LBA from SOU on friday afternoons.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 13:08
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Its not a question of why did they choose Teeside its the other way round and why did they choose IOM.

Teeside Airport has recently been rescued from a developer by the local councils and they were keen to add new routes from the airport to resuscitate it, IOM is just one of 6 routes being launched by Eastern (no doubt heavily subsidised I assume)
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 15:05
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My money is on it lasting for 3weeks around TT and disappearing
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 16:32
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Originally Posted by Laughing Frog
My money is on it lasting for 3weeks around TT and disappearing
Eastern's website says 'and the Isle of Man for the seasonal TT race weeks' so you could well be right
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