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Old 12th Oct 2021, 16:41
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Jet 2 / EZY

Jet2 have put on extra flights to Tenerife in October (24 & 31 Oct) - Source NI Travel News

EZY flights to LBA and EMA now bookable to 25 March 2022 - Source easyJet Website
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 20:44
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Flew out of Bfs Saturday 2nd, mid afternoon. It was good to see that the airport and other parties had lots of concern for our Covid safety. Lots of recorded announcements about social distancing etc. All the usual stuff.


Only 2 security lanes open, so we queued for 20/25 minutes to get through. No social distancing now, we are all on top of each other in those lanes. So why was this? Was the security company not prepared to put enough staff on, or is it the fault of the airport? This is when you realise all the announcements, posters etc are just paying lip service.

We flew to Lgw. On arrival, it was like a ghost town. Not much better on the Sunday morning. However, later, at Istanbul and Izmir airports, it was almost full steam ahead. It is distressing the harm being done to the UK aviation sector.
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 19:05
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Sun Express has stated that they will soon be announcing 2 new airports. They have now added that one of those will be in the UK, the other in Ireland. (Leaving aside any issue as to what exactly is the UK). They already fly into Dublin, so that leaves Cork, Shannon, or could they be considering Belfast? If they just considered the island of Ireland as one land mass, could, from their point of view, that include Belfast?
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Old 28th Oct 2021, 19:39
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I am travelling through Bfs on Sunday. I was checking and the business lounge is still not open. It is run by a third party. Can anyone here say if it will open at some future date, or has the current operator taken a decision not to open it again? This would mean Bfs would have to find a new operator.
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 09:31
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The Northern Quarter/Buiness Lounge are ran by the same company,the problem is as with other companies who operate here they are either in the middle or having problems getting staff,staff need security clearance and that alone takes time,my bet the lounge will open again when they have the staff to run it.
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Old 2nd Nov 2021, 19:28
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Anybody know the figures on first Veuling flight to and from Paris Orly
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Old 3rd Nov 2021, 18:05
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Apparently there was 8 on the BFS-ORY
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Old 3rd Nov 2021, 18:33
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That many! Advertising as good as the BHD/BCN then
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Old 4th Nov 2021, 12:12
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Single figures in and out 😮
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Old 4th Nov 2021, 12:58
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Should have started before the Halloween break to a boost.. we are now in the lull before Christmas when numbers drop across all flights, nevermind COVID impacting numbers travelling and people using credit with easyJet / Jet2 / moved flights from the last 18 months etc for holidays..

If the route survives until things recover, it should do well in the busier months... year round.. that could be tricky unless they get competitive with pricing, but then that impact the yield... EI previously tried BFS>CDG at the same time as EZY and the numbers weren't great, that was in better times for travel as well.. I know Vueling is ORY, but not overly sure it being a different airport will do much for swaying people on that front.. both reasonably similar in distance to the Centre of Paris and Disney.

Time will tell I guess
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Old 5th Nov 2021, 01:59
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I could be wrong, but I don't think Vueling sell the route as a BA or EI codeshare. It is a missed opportunity for IAG to cross market, as there must be lots of people who use the Belfast airports who book via the British Airways or Aer Lingus apps. IAG don't seem to be that great at joined up marketing, as it is only very recently that the Aer Lingus flights form BHD to EDI and MAN have become available to book under a BA code on the British Airways app.
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Old 5th Nov 2021, 11:11
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That seems strange as the Vueling ORY-BHX service just started too carries Iberia and British Airways codeshare.
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Old 5th Nov 2021, 13:30
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Belfast - Paris Orly carries an Iberia flight number. I suspect that these flight numbers only show up at airports if anybody has booked on those flight numbers/ airlines. IB5747, operated by Vueling.
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