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Old 18th Jul 2021, 21:40
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Is this not simply "papering over the cracks"?. .. 3 TUI departures from NCL in morning to PMI, CFU & IBZ returning in afternoon & that's it for the day.

SWBKCB There's been three 738's operating most days from NCL?
Think you are confusing JET2, ref TUI then quite a few days last week when one / no flights !

Incidentally I understand that TUI's stated policy was that they were not operating to any destination on where isolation was required on return, i.e. the previous Amber Criteria. As such there remains a very limited market for TUI to operate.

Finally what's going on with TFS, one of the most popular routes & "nothing" not even on a Friday traditionally the most popular day.

Reality unfortunately is that things are as far from Normal" as they have ever been & the airport for much of the day resembles a ghost gown.
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Old 18th Jul 2021, 22:45
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Obviously the airport and every other airport is nowhere near as busy as things were pre Covid. But its a start. (28 departures on Monday.)
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Old 18th Jul 2021, 22:50
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Stating the obvious unfortunately Skyman. Who’d have thought seeing TFS back on the departure boards tomorrow would be an exciting event!
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 21:07
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Yes on looking at tomorrow's departures board, then a lot more on offer, albeit predominantly Spanish destinations.
It would be nice to think that the volume of flights on offer would continue to grow, however the only certainty at this point where growth is concerned is that of the infections as regularly displayed on Govt graphs.
Indeed dare I say that insofar as the growth of traffic has concerned, then it may soon be approaching a peak for the time being.
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 17:06
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Loganair dropping ABZ after 1st August?
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 19:31
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Still seems to be some 'odd' (couple a week) flights for sale in Sept/Oct
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 17:51
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ABZ/ NCL/SOU routes confirmed as cancelled.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 18:01
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NCL-SOU Still Bookable. 2x Daily ( 3xDaily from Sept)

NCL- ABZ Gone
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 21:30
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NCL-SOU is definitely continuing, as are other NCL routes to Exeter, Newquay and across to Norway from next summer.
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 15:10
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Is the ABZ cancellation permanent or temporary?
I noticed in the CAA May stats that far more pax were travelling to ABZ from MME than NCL.
Maybe Eastern will return!
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 15:17
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The price competition at MME won't have done the route NCL any favours.
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 16:52
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Yes , but can the mayor continue to subsidise indefinitely? I suppose he and his extravaganza on the airport must be held accountable eventually?

It’s ironic as he is trumpeting new investment and jobs on Teesside..but a lot of skilled workers still off to Aberdeen and the oil fields!

EasyJet with a quick low cost Aberdeen route would blow Loganair out of the water !
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Old 24th Jul 2021, 13:13
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Not enough to fill an EZY A320 on low fares I wouldn’t have thought. Don’t hold your breath for that route.
These short EZY domestic routes will be gone this time next year.
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Old 24th Jul 2021, 13:48
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A big part of the problem is apparently the offshore shift pattern changes and testing requirements.

Where you used to have a full flight north on Monday morning, many of those now need to go north on Saturday and Sunday for company PCR tests and depending on who you work for, quarantine. To carry the same number of passengers, youd need three flights instead of one. On a route where road and rail is an option, its just not practical.
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Old 24th Jul 2021, 15:58
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A shame to see the closure of a route which dates back to Air Anglia days. Do the shift pattern changes etc not also apply to MME operations? This route seems to have healthier loads.
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Old 24th Jul 2021, 18:18
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Yes but MME routes heavily subsidised by those with money!
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Old 24th Jul 2021, 18:20
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What MME has is two airlines competing so prices are lower. Interesting to see how long that is sustainable.
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Old 30th Jul 2021, 15:43
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A bit early to be looking at CAA stats I know, but one which raised an eyebrow was BFS. Almost 50% of pre Covid figures. June 2019 - 23,435. June 2021 - 10,695
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Old 30th Jul 2021, 15:58
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I noticed that as well....must be pretty high demand, even in these tricky times. Below, are the rest of the stats.

PARIS...................295
CORFU..................75
DUBLIN................423
AMSTERDAM.....5871
FARO.................2060
ALICANTE..........1615
MALAGA............1023
PALMA................469
WROCKLAW.......350

ABERDEEN..........511
BELFAST..........10,505
BRISTOL.............4219
EXETER................585
HEATHROW.........8152
JERSEY.................176
NEWQUAY.............651
SOUTHAMPTON...2007

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Old 30th Jul 2021, 18:18
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Ryanair

Faro now year round 2x weekly

rumours of more to follow
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