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Old 5th Mar 2020, 12:01
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Eastern Airways. Flights to start Monday.
Yippee! I'll get on to my bank manager to arrange a new mortgage to pay for the tickets, yessir!
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 12:14
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I don't think that's true.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 12:15
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I don't think that's true.
Past experience of Eastern from the Rock, post the demise of Citywing,suggests it is.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 17:49
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Well, nothings been announced as yet. Eastern and Loganair have announced a raft of routes. But nothing for IOM which makes me think that the meeting with Loganair had nothing to do with the collapse of Flybe, and the govt just hoped for the best.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 18:24
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Two airlines competing to take on the routes - Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham - with a degree of Gov support/incentives.

Announcement to be made tomorrow morning pending some final phone calls and decisions this evening.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 18:31
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Two airlines competing to take on the routes - Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham - with a degree of Gov support/incentives.

Announcement to be made tomorrow morning pending some final phone calls and decisions this evening.
Hopefully one is easyjet
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 18:34
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Hopefully one is easyjet
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easy previously have wanted nothing to do with the NHS patient transfer stuff and frequency should win... doesn't mean it will.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 18:52
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My bet is Loganair and Eastern
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 18:53
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I honestly don't see the fascination with Easy Jet they will only be interested in dropping in flights to suit the rest of their network and there is virtually no chance they would leave an aircraft overnight to allow for an early start. The island needs a regular well timed service that is reliable and efficient lets hope sense prevails and that's who is chosen.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 18:57
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If they could bring in an airline to operate the 3 routes, fantastic.

A bonus would be a resumption of Glasgow and Belfast City - Loganair I believe would be the front runners to do these 2.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 19:04
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In all honesty I think anything for the island at the moment would do.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 19:04
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Originally Posted by IOMX View Post
I honestly don't see the fascination with Easy Jet they will only be interested in dropping in flights to suit the rest of their network and there is virtually no chance they would leave an aircraft overnight to allow for an early start. The island needs a regular well timed service that is reliable and efficient lets hope sense prevails and that's who is chosen.
Agree completely. The Island is an afterthought in Easy's scheduling.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 19:31
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Do we think stobart will have a part to play?
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 19:32
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For any airline, unless they do 5 a day back and forth - any sector pairing is simply to suit them.

I'd rather have the certainty of an airline that isn't going bust as opposed to an airline that panders to 80,000 people's demand for a high frequency route but doesnt last the test of time
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 19:37
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Think it's a choice between, ( for the Liverpool, Manchester & Birmingham flights)
1) easyJet
2) Stobart Air
3) Loganair
4) Eastern Airways
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 19:39
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Originally Posted by rhutch28 View Post
Think it's a choice between, ( for the Liverpool, Manchester & Birmingham flights)
1) easyJet
2) Stobart Air
3) Loganair
4) Eastern Airways
Have to remember that stobart air isnít an airline. It is an ACMI charter. It would need to be under the EI banner or some other airline otherwise.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 19:40
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I can't help thinking that we should have an airline in which the UK government or the UK and Islands governing bodies has a stake operating the Islands routes. Or at least owning/leasing the aircraft like the Twotters in Scotland.

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Old 5th Mar 2020, 19:43
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Originally Posted by rhutch28 View Post
Think it's a choice between, ( for the Liverpool, Manchester & Birmingham flights)
1) easyJet
2) Stobart Air
3) Loganair
4) Eastern Airways
that's like betting on every horse in the grand national
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 20:03
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Originally Posted by flyerguy View Post
Have to remember that stobart air isnít an airline. It is an ACMI charter. It would need to be under the EI banner or some other airline otherwise.
That is not correct. Part of their business is ACMI (the E190s and the operation at IOM), but another part (flights from SEN) is/was a straightforward franchise operation run by Stobart at its own commercial risk.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 20:11
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Exactly, a franchise. No experience of own in house ops like entire in house.
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