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Old 6th Sep 2023, 18:46
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Another summer charter destination announced today....... https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-...r-summer-2024/
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Old 6th Sep 2023, 22:45
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Originally Posted by CandyBender
Another summer charter destination announced today....... https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-...r-summer-2024/
Just need Paris and it will be matching Southend!
Seriously though, good on the local travel agents putting these on.
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Old 9th Oct 2023, 19:03
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With the local news of Tesco taking over the local Supermarket chain Shoprite, I wonder if interest in a reestablished air link to Luton or Stansted will come about? Going to be alot of traffic to/from Cheshunt soon. I did note alot of charters from Luton recently so assume connected to this deal.
Certainly on online gaming community would welcome an alternative route to London.
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Old 10th Oct 2023, 21:31
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Surprised no one has mentioned the upcoming IOM-JER service with BlueIslands; although it will be for a more limited period than the summer charters. Even at twice a week isn't an ATR72 too much aircraft for the route? https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-...an-and-jersey/
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Old 10th Oct 2023, 21:56
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Feb charter to Lapland. Looks like 1500 +
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Old 10th Oct 2023, 23:15
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Originally Posted by CandyBender
Surprised no one has mentioned the upcoming IOM-JER service with BlueIslands; although it will be for a more limited period than the summer charters. Even at twice a week isn't an ATR72 too much aircraft for the route? https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-...an-and-jersey/
Knowing what Blue Island charge, I doubt the Manx public will be interested. If a Private Bank or Althol Street paying, that's a different matter!
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Old 16th Oct 2023, 16:20
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur...f-man-67101264

The mail plane will be replaced by ferry transportation after Royal Mail said an aircraft was "no longer commercially viable".
I didn't realise the Isle of Man had a dedicated 'mail plane'; who used to operate it?

Could the Royal Mail not pay to have the mail to be flown by/on any of the commercial services that are currently operated from/to IOM and resume the automatic next-day delivery...?!
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Old 16th Oct 2023, 16:23
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Originally Posted by jmdavies86

I didn't realise the Isle of Man had a dedicated 'mail plane'; who used to operate it?



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Originally Posted by jmdavies86

Could the Royal Mail not pay to have the mail to be flown by/on any of the commercial services that are currently operated from/to IOM and resume the automatic next-day delivery...?!


Customers can pay for special delivery - letters and packets sent by commerical air services. Details below.

https://www.iompost.com/for-you/send...cial-delivery/
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Old 16th Oct 2023, 21:43
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When the Isle of Man had proper heritage airlines operating, such as Cambrian Airways and Manx Airlines, mail was routinely carried on their scheduled flights. Low-cost operators have no interest in this, despite the fact that the carriage of mail pays a significant premium.
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Old 16th Oct 2023, 21:57
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Originally Posted by barry lloyd
When the Isle of Man had proper heritage airlines operating, such as Cambrian Airways and Manx Airlines, mail was routinely carried on their scheduled flights. Low-cost operators have no interest in this, despite the fact that the carriage of mail pays a significant premium.
Good job there's high-cost operators to run the service
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Originally Posted by lfc84
Good job there's high-cost operators to run the service
It's a relative term. Crossing water by air was never cheap
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Old 17th Oct 2023, 13:22
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I would have thought an airline such as Loganair would be interested in carrying mail on its scheduled services to and from the IOM
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Old 17th Oct 2023, 13:34
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Originally Posted by barry lloyd
When the Isle of Man had proper heritage airlines operating, such as Cambrian Airways and Manx Airlines, mail was routinely carried on their scheduled flights. Low-cost operators have no interest in this, despite the fact that the carriage of mail pays a significant premium.
Are the newspapers still flown in?
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Old 17th Oct 2023, 13:42
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Originally Posted by PV1
Are the newspapers still flown in?
no. havent been for years
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Old 17th Oct 2023, 19:01
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The Sunday newspapers are flown in from time to time from BHX, but I’ve not noticed for a few weeks
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Old 16th Nov 2023, 13:23
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If I was Airport Chief, I would be all over EZY to ask for a chance to try a direct AMS connection https://www.channel103.com/news/jers...msterdam-route
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Why should Easyjet fly AMS-IOM compared to any other route ? What is commercially compelling about this route to Easyjet ? Why would it be more profitable than other candidate routes ?
That's not to say the people on the IoM wouldn't be happy to see this route but I can't quite see enough of a rationale for a profit-seeking airline
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Old 17th Nov 2023, 10:27
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When easyJet has just binned Jersey-Amsterdam - from an island with a larger and more affluent population than the Isle of Man, and between which there have been summer charter flights for incoming tourism for years - then it's a crackpot idea to suggest that now is the time to strike on IOM-Amsterdam. If Jersey has failed, IOM has even less chance of working.
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Old 17th Nov 2023, 10:42
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Originally Posted by pabely
If I was Airport Chief, I would be all over EZY to ask for a chance to try a direct AMS connection https://www.channel103.com/news/jers...msterdam-route
And that is the reason your not an Airport Chief
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Old 17th Nov 2023, 12:54
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Originally Posted by MARKEYD
And that is the reason your not an Airport Chief
The current one is a little better than predecessor in actually having airport experience, but no connections to generating new routes and airline relationships.
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