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Old 6th May 2022, 12:58
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
Could I ask what Air Horizont might plan to do with one or two aircraft based at SEN ? They seem to be a largely passenger charter based airline with 30 year old mainly high density 737s - is there maybe one travel agency that is likely to substantially engage their services ?
I'm not aware of the reasons for basing two aircraft at SEN but I'm led to believe it's been in the pipeline for some time so perhaps more than just a bit of short term parking.
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Old 6th May 2022, 18:21
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So how many passenger flights did JOTA fly out of SEN? Might be a clue there regarding Air Horizont use of SEN

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Old 7th May 2022, 07:31
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So how many passenger flights did JOTA fly out of SEN? Might be a clue there regarding Air Horizont use of SEN
I think the answer to that is - not many.
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Old 7th May 2022, 07:39
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Air Horizont's 9H-ZAZ is currently en-route SEN-MAN positioning to operate a charter MAN-CDG for Sale Sharks RUFC. At least it shows SEN are trying to diversify somewhat to find additional revenue streams, whether or not it results in Air Horizont carrying out revenue flights from SEN remains to be seen. Around 2012 I had connections with Small Planet and they were looking for a summer base in the LON area for one aircraft. SEN didn't show any interest then, having higher aspirations at the time.

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Old 7th May 2022, 09:06
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
So how many passenger flights did JOTA fly out of SEN? Might be a clue there regarding Air Horizont use of SEN
Not very many pax charters were operated out of SEN by Jota.

They flew a reasonable Summer programme from SEN for Lourdes pilgrims but Covid put an end to those, plus sub-charters for Stobart on their scheduled network and I can recall there being perhaps half a dozen others I'm aware of. Most of their flying was for Premier League clubs and subs for the likes of BACF and numerous other airlines, so none of those would carry pax from SEN.
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Old 13th May 2022, 16:20
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Air Horizonte operated their first revenue flight out of SEN this afternoon carrying the Saracens rugby team to Toulon for their match tomorrow.
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Old 13th May 2022, 16:48
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
Air Horizonte operated their first revenue flight out of SEN this afternoon carrying the Saracens rugby team to Toulon for their match tomorrow.
Thatís good to know. Though I have no doubt that this small positive will be turned into something entirely negative on this thread in no time at all.
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Old 15th May 2022, 14:51
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
Air Horizonte operated their first revenue flight out of SEN this afternoon carrying the Saracens rugby team to Toulon for their match tomorrow.
Returned to LTN as HT2231 on 15th then positioned back to SEN
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Old 15th May 2022, 20:02
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That would be a more natural choice of airport considering where the Rugby team is based. Luton was busy with other FBO work on the day of the teams departure.
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Old 19th May 2022, 08:59
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Malaga and Palma are now on sale from 26 March 2023 on a very similar schedule to this year but starting over a month earlier. Nothing yet to Faro but this year isnít running as a full season and flights beyond first week of May arenít available.
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Old 19th May 2022, 12:29
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post
...... and flights beyond first week of May arenít available.
Not available yet on any route from any airport beyond 8th May 2023.
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Old 19th May 2022, 14:19
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
Not available yet on any route from any airport beyond 8th May 2023.
Indeed, hence why I specifically noted this yearís operation isnít running as a full season. And therefore itís absence does not mean at this stage itís dropped.
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Old 19th May 2022, 15:58
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Any flights during the winter?
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Old 22nd May 2022, 19:19
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As no one has answered I would say the answer is no.

Despite all of the investment at this airport, making it once the fastest growing airport in the U.K, it is now the worst performing airport compared to 2019 with no measurable recovery. Such a shame.
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The 'Brady' years were certainly spend, spend, spend.......
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Old 25th May 2022, 21:19
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Old 26th May 2022, 17:22
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Very nice. Upbeat. Now we just need.....

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Old 26th May 2022, 22:13
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https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/...-2023-services

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Southend Airport unveil Air Horizont first UK base | Echo (echo-news.co.uk)
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Old 31st May 2022, 20:32
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Why do Air Horizont want to go for VIP charter market.... when the likes of BA, Easyjet and TUI are desperately short of capacity and presumably will pay for wet leases ?
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