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Old 6th Jan 2021, 00:37
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To be fair easyJet using an Airbus twice or three times a week is no substitute for say a daily link on an appropriate sized aeroplane. The IOM has had awfully infrequent connectivity to Belfast in recent years.
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Old 6th Jan 2021, 09:17
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The MAN route is still on sale, so I think he may have got mixed up and I’ve been reliably informed that the IOM Airport were made aware by EZY that these flights will be operating (subject to border etc)
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Old 6th Jan 2021, 09:22
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I understand BFS and SOU. BHX was always in the plans but with Loganair and Blue Islands agreement you can get to JER via BHX and SOU so unless there going to try it maybe 1x weekly after they saw how many people went to GCI but that was under different circumstances. Blue Islands used to operate IOM-JER but if it is direct then any route right now is good news.

Wonder if there’s any news on EDI as this was increased rapidly by Loganair the few years before this all happened (Pandemic), and maybe a 3x Weekly NCL may work as CityWings have operated it in the past, but with Loganair increasing flights in the Northwest it might seem a good idea.

MAN flights I’ve been told will be IOM crew Operating IOM-MAN-NQY-MAN-IOM.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 10:22
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Per SeanM on Twitter but will not let me link to his Tweet (confirming my post the other day)
Loganair's Isle of Man S21 network:
Manchester-upto 4x daily flights
Liverpool-upto 3x daily
London Heathrow-upto 2x daily
Birmingham-upto 1x daily
Belfast City-upto 6x weekly
Edinburgh-upto 4x weekly
Southampton-upto 3x weekly
Jersey-upto 1x weekly

Isle of Man will be operated with 1 Embraer 145 and 1 ATR 42 aircraft between 28 March 2021 and 30 June 2021 From 1 July 2021, the Isle of Man base will be operated by 3 ATR 72 aircraft Timing changes from 1 July 2021 with frequency increases to Manchester and Liverpool

Flights are now live and bookable on Loganair website.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 14:54
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I just hope they hire some of the brilliant ex Flybe local crew.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 10:24
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Let's not forget the Stobart crews too! They are already rated on the ATR
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 10:30
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Are they getting more ATR-72’s as they only have two(which are mostly used to Shetland from Aberdeen) plus a freighter. There are more ATR-42’s coming this year.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 11:40
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Is there any indication of when IOM will relax it's border restrictions? They seem to be currently at the highest level.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 12:36
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The IOM is currently in a lockdown, much stricter than the U.K. they keep repeating that border lockdown won’t be eased until the U.K. levels decrease

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Old 13th Jan 2021, 12:51
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Lockdown will be eased. It's the borders that will retain some level of restriction
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