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Old 23rd Nov 2020, 14:54
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Seems like the support for BFS may be in the shape of aid to new international routes: https://www.derryjournal.com/health/...nd-its-3044230
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Old 23rd Nov 2020, 15:59
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I will hold my breath !!!!!! They always talk a good story up at Stormont, but proof of the pudding will be the departure / arrival of first aircraft

Just like getting rid of APD.........we heard a lot but nothing in the long run

Hopefully I'm wrong as Qatar are a great airline
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I wonder if a combined service with Cardiff could be a possibility? With less demand due to Covid19 it could be the best of both worlds for both airports. Operate DOH-CWL-BFS-DOH and vice versa on other days.
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Old 23rd Nov 2020, 20:49
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Well thats interesting I guess could be Qatar Airways on A321LR unless able to run DOH-CWL-BFS-CWL-DOH using the 787-8? and jetBlue on Airbus A321LR to JFK and BOS?
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Still think United will be back with NEO/MAX. IIRC, the 757 was profitable, but more profitable elsewhere...
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Ambitious i’d say, on both counts..
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Not sure how a 5* Airline would feel about turfing off their passengers at CWL to clear immigration, winding through the Airport and going back through security to departures to get back on the same aircraft again after a long flight.
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Old 24th Nov 2020, 05:26
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Qatar Airways won't use an A321 if it happens it'll be a 787 8
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Qatar can serve the local market with a one stop via LHR with BA codeshare ex BHD or via DUB. The volume and or subsidy would need to be such that it's commercially more attractive that those current options. I couldn't see a one stop being attractive for Qatar. How would the Welsh government feel about all the crew not overnighting in Wales, where they buy hotel stays etc. Apart from that I just don't see Qatar doing it.

For NYC or BOS the only airlines who logistically for the bill are the US big 3, Aer Lingus or Jetblue.
If they have any hope its Jetblue or a designated one stop Icelandair service, which again seems unlikely. Be great to see a North American route coming back. Air Canada with Max might be something that could be attracted with the right support package...
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Old 24th Nov 2020, 09:40
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Agree I would have thought Canada a better option from NI. I suspect the ship has sailed on US flights. Naturally its all covid dependent.
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Jet 2

Jet2 have launched summer 22 flights

looking at July 22 there are 41 weekly flights - that's only 3 based aircraft. Naturally a long way to go until then
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For the last couple of days Jet2 flights to Tfs etc have been delayed. It seems an aircraft flies in from Ncl to then head on to Tfs etc. What is happening? Are they combining flights with Ncl and Bfs?
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Yeah that’s exactly it, relatively low loads has resulted in the combination of selected BFS/NCL services.
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Same between EDI and GLA.
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Fromm BBC website Belfast Airports to receive 7.8m Just ahead of this evening's press conference, Finance Minister Conor Murphy confirmed 7.8m would be made available for Belfast City and Belfast International airports.

Mr Murphy confirmed the payments following the meeting of the executive on Thursday, and said the money would come on top of 12 months of rate support already in place for Belfast City, Belfast International and Derry City airports.
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Extra flights on sale for easyJet in Summer 2021
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I was checking departures, first out, on 13th may, Thursday. Seems to need 7 aircraft, 3 A320 and 4 A319. So is there to be an extra aircraft based at Bfs? Although Ncl and Stn are now being served from Bfs base.
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Tui

With TCX now gone has TUI committed to a bigger operation from BFS?
they usually start later in the season than all other carriers
do we know if it will be their own metal this year and will they launch a proper winter schedule next year ?
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I doubt they'll ever offering anything from here during the winter apart from the odd Lapland trip.

As for operators next summer, it was mentioned on various sites that SWG would not be returning for S20 and that their own equipment (or from other TUI Airlines, TUI fly Nordic were mentioned regularly) would be used. What was going to happen remains a mystery unfortunately. I know that DUB was showing an A320 for various services last summer before they were cancelled. At present they are also still showing with the season length we've seen in previous years too for both 21/22 (running from the 3rd weekend of May to the end of September.)
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Difficult enough dealing with Covid 19 without disruptive passengers

Belfast flight diverted due to 'disruptive behaviour' - BBC News
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