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Old 1st Apr 2021, 13:24
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Great news about EZY.

Maybe a base in the future?
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Old 1st Apr 2021, 14:39
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Best news at BHX for a very long time!

I think the dominance of Jet2 and TUI at BHX might put them off a full blown base at present but it's clear that the alleged 'frosty' relationship between BHX and EZY over landing fees has significantly thawed. 10 routes is some going in current climate given there were only 4 last summer.

I can see EZY bringing extra capacity to BHX on more Med routes and all being well even further expansion in 2022 with hopefully some new destinations....be nice if they restarted sone of the BE city routes to MXP, BER and LYS in the future, I think these are all current EZY bases?
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Old 1st Apr 2021, 16:01
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Speaking with an Easy base Capt a couple of years ago, a BHX base was definitely on the radar for them. Stated it was only a matter of time.

Their Scottish > BHX routes were supposed to commence this time last year. Maybe now those routes + the beach routes, have made it a more attractive prospect and they've been able to negotiate a decent arrangement with the airport.
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Old 1st Apr 2021, 22:08
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They have also gone to some trouble to operate these flights.

BHX - Corfu uses two Belfast aircraft to ensure no crew positioning back and forth - Aircraft one leaves Belfast for Corfu then turns around for BHX then onward to Belfast and aircraft two leaves Belfast for BHX turns around for Corfu and back to Belfast. I bet that is quite tight on crew hours.

Alicante is operated by an Amsterdam based aircraft routing AMS-BHX-ALC-BHX-AMS

Palma, Faro and Malaga are straight away based flights.

I hope this is leading to a base in 2022 and not just taking advantage of the fact that the UK is ahead of the game on vaccinations. Not sure I would be looking at certain parts of Spain this summer.
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Old 2nd Apr 2021, 10:52
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Not exactly expecting a slot constrained environment this summer so I doubt it will be an issue (this year at least).
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Old 2nd Apr 2021, 12:06
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Agreed, think after this year or maybe 2022, EZY will have to make a decision to either base at BHX or cancel W pattern ops there.

Can’t imagine operating slot constrained AMS aircraft to ALC via BHX would work in normal times, nor best allocation of aircraft/cost. But can imagine EZY believes NL won’t be in the best place for summer holidays this year with the covid rates there so works well in this circumstance.
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Old 2nd Apr 2021, 17:20
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The type of rotations discussed here aren’t unique within easyJet. There’s not really anything particularly unusual with these lines of flying.
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