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Old 11th Mar 2022, 14:58
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Originally Posted by BA318 View Post
Loganair are relaunching IOM-LCY from 19th April (6weekly rising to 10 weekly in May) and IOM-LHR from 3rd May (daily)

Source: Seanm1997 on Twitter

Time for the IOM to use it or lose it.
Fantastic news a good balance enabling those that want a cheaper flight at less convenient times to choose Easyjet and those that need an early morning departure and premium airport can choose Loganair. Agreed its now up to people to use it but it was not that long ago quite a few posters here said it would never happen and I was talking rubbish! I think indeed someone said we will soon see who is right!!!!!!!! Well done to all those involved in arriving at a very sensible outcome.
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Old 12th Mar 2022, 06:08
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Originally Posted by lfc84 View Post
We know. It's in the post you quoted
Sorry, I fast skim read it in a meeting and missed the last phrase. What very good news it all is. Here is some more detail: The new services will initially be offered as a daily flight (except Saturdays) before gearing up to two flights each weekday from Tuesday, May 3. From that date, the new schedule of morning and evening flights will offer a day-return capability in each direction, plus a flight in each direction on Sunday evenings.

The service between Isle of Man and London Heathrow will commence from Tuesday, May 3, with a daily service designed to offer connections with Loganair’s major partner airlines including British Airways to a wide range of destinations worldwide, including key points in Europe, North America and South Africa.

Both the London City and Heathrow routes will be flown under Loganair’s codeshare agreement with British Airways so Avios and Tier Points can be earned on them.

Tickets for the new flights will go on sale next week.

These flights have been facilitated after considerable efforts by three IOM Government departments - the Dept of Infrastructure (which runs the IOM Airport), the Department of Enterprise (who led on this) and of course Treasury (for obvious monetary reasons!).

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Old 14th Mar 2022, 09:57
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To be honest, we will see quite a few unusual routes/airlines at LHR over the coming years as for the first time in 20 or 30 years (useful) slots there are up for grabs due to collpased international air travel. Not all airlines servig LHR are able to hold on to their precious slots by shifting from long-haul to short haul like BA is doing with the opening of some exotic routes from LHR to places like PDL or NUE.

The really interesting question is if those airlines now launching at LHR will keep those routes once air traffic has recovered, slots at LHR again become scarce and sought after and the market for slot trading is revived. If I were an airline executive, I would try to open up routes to LHR now by getting my hands on slots returned by longhaul airlines into the slot pool, grandfather those slots with the help of some start-up incentives from the other end of the route and use those slots as some sort of mid-/long-term investment that can be divested when cash is needed in the future.
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Old 16th Mar 2022, 10:49
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I just booked tickets from Isle of Man to London Heathrow with Loganair I paid £140. Great news that there are now regular timed services into London City and London Heathrow so that those who want to fly into a premium airport can and those more casual flyers can still fly with Easyjet into London Gatwick. This is the outcome I was proposing last year and suggested a fare structure of £150-£180 return would work. Interesting that some posters on here said it would never happen, I had no idea and I was just dreaming. Well the good news it did happen ! Happy flying.
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Old 16th Mar 2022, 12:16
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Originally Posted by IOMX View Post
I just booked tickets from Isle of Man to London Heathrow with Loganair I paid £140. Great news that there are now regular timed services into London City and London Heathrow so that those who want to fly into a premium airport can and those more casual flyers can still fly with Easyjet into London Gatwick. This is the outcome I was proposing last year and suggested a fare structure of £150-£180 return would work. Interesting that some posters on here said it would never happen, I had no idea and I was just dreaming. Well the good news it did happen ! Happy flying.
I donít believe people said it would never happen. More that it would only happen with subsidy from business or IOM gov. This is exactly what is happening. The IOM Gov has stepped in to help.
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Old 16th Mar 2022, 12:51
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Its interesting to see how some people like to rewrite history regarding their comments! And its not a subsidy they are underwriting a certain number of seats which is different.
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Old 16th Mar 2022, 13:03
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" And its not a subsidy they are underwriting a certain number of seats which is different."

How? It's a guaranteed income per flight - that sounds like a subsidy to me...................
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Old 16th Mar 2022, 14:08
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Use it or else....
https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-...rise-minister/
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Old 16th Mar 2022, 15:37
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Originally Posted by IOMX View Post
Its interesting to see how some people like to rewrite history regarding their comments! And its not a subsidy they are underwriting a certain number of seats which is different.
Thatís literally a subsidy and Iím not rewriting anything. Iíve always said the only way this kind of service would reappear was with local gov support.
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Old 17th Mar 2022, 10:45
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Whilst the focus of this thread in recent days has been in respect of the various London destinations, it should be noted that, yesterday, Aer Lingus resumed flights to/from Dublin after an absence of a week short of two years. The Aer Lingus Regional service is now operated by Emerald Airlines. Currently, the Aer Lingus website only offers Dublin as a destination so onward connections (North America etc) will need to be booked separately.
Initially, weekday flights to Dublin are timed to depart at 10.40 a.m. but from 28th March, they move to 16.45 p.m. so no chance of same day transatlantic connection. Still, U.S pre-clearance in Dublin is a positive.
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Old 30th Mar 2022, 16:42
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I know there have been two Manx Air. Does anyone know the dates of each iteration? I know their fate but not the date Cheers.
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Old 30th Mar 2022, 17:18
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Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
I know there have been two Manx Air. Does anyone know the dates of each iteration? I know their fate but not the date Cheers.
Assuming that you are referring to 'Manx Airlines', then, as usual, Google! is your friend.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manx_Airlines
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Old 31st Mar 2022, 15:53
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Ah, thank you. I had thought the first company was later.
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 18:39
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Why cannot a 88 seat plane have secure overnight parking for footie fans visiting for a game with IOM FC on Saturday night?
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 22:18
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
Why cannot a 88 seat plane have secure overnight parking for footie fans visiting for a game with IOM FC on Saturday night?
Because the people running the Airport, and their masters at the Department of Infrastructure, just love being bloody mind and awkward.......
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 12:04
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
Why cannot a 88 seat plane have secure overnight parking for footie fans visiting for a game with IOM FC on Saturday night?
It's a total disgrace and embarrassment. Back in January this year, Enter Air had no such problems parking their B737-800 at Ronaldsway the night before they operated a charter to Finland so what's the difference?
Also, on a related subject, there are rumours circulating on a local forum that small private aircraft are to be banned from visiting Ronaldsway during the TT festival this year.

We seem to be going backwards when one would have thought we need all the visitors we can get.
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 17:59
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Probably someone from DOI was booked on flight so no issues then.

As far as banning private flights during TT, that will be good for those who can afford VVIP Tickets on Senior Race day, sorry you will have to take your chance with LOG or EZY!!

Open up Jurby Airfield again!
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Old 9th Apr 2022, 06:52
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Oh dear, a few National fans disappointed, hope EZY could pick up the slack or as they say here, there is a boat in the morning!
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Old 9th Apr 2022, 12:38
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The Loganair ATR went tech in Liverpool last night. Just poor timing really. These things happen. Far too often for a 6 year old aircraft though..
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Old 9th Apr 2022, 13:08
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What is more worrying is an EZY sitting on tarmac for 1 hour due to ATC staffing issues ready to go.
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