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Old 24th Apr 2024, 10:47
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Originally Posted by willy wombat
Everything after May 10th showing as “sold out” so probably true. I await comments from all those posters who happily proclaimed that there was plenty room for LM and EZY on SOUGLA.
Hardly surprising with the seat pricing LM charged and easyJet has clearly taken the market share on this route in a short space of time
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 10:51
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Hopefully EZY stick around
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 10:55
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So that's one flight per day compared to three or four. Terrible for connectivity- so many business travellers used those Loganair SOU-GLA flights (including myself).
I'm seeing this as a blow for SOU and the region. That's not me being anti-SOU or negative, but as someone who lives locally and travels a lot I'll really miss the option of business-friendly flights from SOU to GLA and I think others will too.

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Old 24th Apr 2024, 11:10
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I presume Easy will make the daily flight year round? Currently from 1st November it drops to 2 x per week.
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 11:14
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Originally Posted by cavokblues
I presume Easy will make the daily flight year round? Currently from 1st November it drops to 2 x per week.
think easyjet has just copied over last winters schedule to next winter. Predict this to change and continue a daily service
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 11:15
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It gets worse this winter unless easyJet react to this - they have only two weekly services on sale on Thu & Sat for GLA-SOU.

How long after this before easyJet open up on EDI-SOU as well though, and then that's Loganair gone from SOU completely? If you see that it's this "easy" to dislodge them, why would you not keep on going?
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 11:17
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It will largely depend on what little gaps in the GLA fleet’s program EZY need to fill. GLASOU will never be a core route for EZY.
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 11:20
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Originally Posted by willy wombat
It will largely depend on what little gaps in the GLA fleet’s program EZY need to fill. GLASOU will never be a core route for EZY.
If they are filling planes then why stop?
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 11:26
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Originally Posted by SKOJB
Surely it’s good news for SOU. Loganair offer high frequency high fares that suit the business person who wishes to travel there and back in a day and their employers are picking up the air fare. 49 seats on a E145 is probably 80% filled by business users as the leisure traveller is just unwilling to pay the huge ticket costs. EZY with its limited frequencies will be used primarily by friends and family being flexible with dates and times, thus both airlines have their niche and will operate side by side. My thoughts although maybe wrong!
Not so much maybe wrong as definitely wrong.
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 11:27
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If you look at what they do on GLA/BHX in the winter, it's absolutely dire - nothing that could be classed as a workable schedule for business travel or commuters. If SOU/GLA ends up the same in the long run then it will just switch off a load of business travel from SOU.
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 11:29
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot
Nope, Loganair also needs the leisure market and must offer higher fares to make multiple daily frequencies work on a smaller aircraft. They will likely lose enough volume to easyJet to tip the operation into the red and that will be the end of that. This isn't a market that's about to explode in volume IMHO.
Someone actually knew what he/she was talking about.
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 11:43
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Originally Posted by SKOJB
If they are filling planes then why stop?
Are they filling planes, and at what price? Maybe a chance for them to stick their prices up?
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 12:44
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Originally Posted by The Nutts Mutts
So that's one flight per day compared to three or four. Terrible for connectivity- so many business travellers used those Loganair SOU-GLA flights (including myself).
I'm seeing this as a blow for SOU and the region. That's not me being anti-SOU or negative, but as someone who lives locally and travels a lot I'll really miss the option of business-friendly flights from SOU to GLA and I think others will too.
Its a blow that was predicted ,one flight a day from Easy will not cut it with business travellers . What happens if Easy pull out?SOU have bent over backwards to attract Easy in ,Its time for more Easy routes to prove it was right.
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 13:46
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I think the days of multi times daily regional flying in the UK are mostly over. Like SOU, BHX once boasted multiple daily, business friendly frequencies with BE: 8 a day to GLA, EDI, twice daily MXP, BER, 4 times daily to DUS, daily LYS.....these ex BE routes are now all served (except DUS) by EZY but at very much reduced frequency, and in the case if GLA and EDI, sometimes just a flight a day! It's tough to fill an A320 on a daily basis on such routes.

DUS is operated by EW at twice daily, the frequency they operated alongside BE - from 6 flights a day Mon-Fri to 2 - another good example of an Airbus operator at BHX matching frequency to demand

If EZY do come to SOU with a base, you will for sure get new routes but at a 2 or 3 times weekly service. It's either that or no service at all

The big difference with BHX of course is that we have Jet2, FR and TUI who, with EZY now added into the mix, provide a decent frequency of service combined between them on key routes. SOU won't have this with just EZY and am sure nobody wants the all eggs in one basket scenario at SOU again.....but without EZY, what for SOU?
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 16:19
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The airport are certainly ramping up easyJet coverage across their SM platforms, not before time!
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 17:21
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Wonder if theres an AGS GLA-SOU-EZY love triangle?
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 18:25
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What happened at Southend regarding EasyJet domestic services from that airport is a concern despite being regarded as having good loads at the time.

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Old 24th Apr 2024, 19:07
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It is a huge concern but now the worry expressed by many (and I was amongst them) has materialised, the airport has no choice but to pursue easyJet to the far ends of the earth for growth on Glasgow. And given that they own both airports, they should be placed to really make this happen.
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 19:15
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Originally Posted by willy wombat
Someone actually knew what he/she was talking about.
I'd rather have been wrong but all the eggs are goin' in the orange basket who now have SOU by the balls.
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 19:51
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When the orange bubble bursts the airport will be left with nothing.
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