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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 12:37
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Originally Posted by pabely
If the demand is so good why does not a local travel agent get a BA Connect E190 to run a Weekend service, seems to work for Jersey & IOM?
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Other than Alicante, what did EZY op from Southend that they can't operate from other bases?
Sadly, SEN management and BA Cityflyer/Connect fell out in a big way and we are unlikely to see them here again in the near future. I think the comparison with Jersey or the IOM canít apply as neither of those islands have multiple large airports close by offering a multitude of choice. Also, I canít think of a local travel agent who would want to do this.
Regarding other routes, Jersey, Ibiza and Minorca come to mind, although there were others that I canít recall at the moment (an age related affliction I suspect)
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 19:50
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https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/230...mmer-schedule/

Southend Airport joy as easyJet to release summer schedule
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 19:55
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Sounds like a cricketer expecting to break a run of ducks Ö
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 20:25
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Originally Posted by southender
Sadly, SEN management and BA Cityflyer/Connect fell out in a big way and we are unlikely to see them here again in the near future. I think the comparison with Jersey or the IOM canít apply as neither of those islands have multiple large airports close by offering a multitude of choice. Also, I canít think of a local travel agent who would want to do this.
Regarding other routes, Jersey, Ibiza and Minorca come to mind, although there were others that I canít recall at the moment (an age related affliction I suspect)
So they EZY bean counters were wrong in your opinion just for the convenience of a few South Essex folk.
In the real world economy of scale works for the bottom line. It is a brutal fact that SEN was living on overspill. Just be thankful they are back for S23. Unless it is super successful I cannot see any base by anyone for a few years and that if SEN survives.
My worry is fire cover will be reduced and then it will be game over.
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Old 4th Oct 2022, 11:50
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I have a feeling (and boy would I like to be wrong) that nothing is going to change with regards to easyjet. Their tweet made no reference whatsoever to SEN, it was just a reminder that the rest of S2023 is about to be released.

Ok, the airport has expressed its pleasure at this announcement. Well, yes why not! Carry on Regardless I say.

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Old 4th Oct 2022, 12:39
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The airport would have inside knowledge from Easyjet as to any new routes I would have thought. If they are optimistic then supporters should be.

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Old 4th Oct 2022, 14:58
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Very positive post LTNman. I hope you're right.....
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Old 4th Oct 2022, 15:19
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Very positive post LTNman. I hope you're right.....
Seeing that almost every individual in the Essex locality has been praying for ALC, I guess that is a possibility!
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Old 4th Oct 2022, 15:30
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I would think SEN already knows ALC is coming.

A spokesman for Southend Airport was just as excited as they responded to the tweet: "Who needed some good news this Monday morning?"
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Remember, it's Esken...
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Count yourself lucky that it is Esken and not Peel that is running the show.
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Old 4th Oct 2022, 21:35
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As much as Alicante has been shouted about the simple fact is EZY donít have a base there so unless another airline is brought in or a SEN base is opened (not convinced) I think itís unlikely. Barcelona however is plausible and possible and something the social media team have strongly hinted at.

Whatever comes, new route announcements seem to be independent of schedule launches so any excitement may have to wait for another day
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Old 5th Oct 2022, 08:19
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1
As much as Alicante has been shouted about the simple fact is EZY don’t have a base there so unless another airline is brought in or a SEN base is opened (not convinced) I think it’s unlikely.
easyjet could also operate sometching like AMS-SEN-ALC-SEN-AMS or W pattern if they really wanted. Be a long day but I’m pretty sure it’d be legal 😴

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Old 5th Oct 2022, 08:56
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Or

AMS-SEN-ALC-AMS

With another aircraft doing

AMS-ALC-SEN-AMS

Thar is more Easy's style as it is easier to crew from AMS.

By the way the above isn't a W pattern. That would be

AMS-ALC-SEN-ALC-AMS.

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Old 5th Oct 2022, 09:15
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Do EZY do any ĎWís? Iím sceptical of AMS coming back in the near future because of the ongoing issues at Schiphol and capacity reductions which could be made permanent.
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They've certainly operated those triangular patterns before (do they have a name?). And V 2 was just using AMS as an example, could be another base.
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Old 5th Oct 2022, 23:36
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I'd not be surprised if Vueling looked at some flights from Southend. Southend has a very big catchment , in the region is 600/700K and a very strong demand profile on routes like Palma, Alicante, Malaga, Faro, Amsterdam etc, some greek Island. They'd be still placed for many of these routes.
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Old 6th Oct 2022, 06:32
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So there are two pieces of news so far regarding easyjet. Firstly they are returning albeit with a slightly reduced schedule next summer. Secondly flights are condensed (not sure thatís the right adjective) into 5 days with Tuesday and Saturday blank.

I do hope there is more to follow.
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Old 6th Oct 2022, 06:45
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Originally Posted by EI-BUD
I'd not be surprised if Vueling looked at some flights from Southend. Southend has a very big catchment , in the region is 600/700K and a very strong demand profile on routes like Palma, Alicante, Malaga, Faro, Amsterdam etc, some greek Island. They'd be still placed for many of these routes.
Vueling have picked up loads of slots at LGW and still hold them at Luton, unused so far so why use another airport?
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Vueling have picked up loads of slots at LGW and still hold them at Luton, unused so far so why use another airport?
They sold some (perhaps all) to Wizz at LTN
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