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Old 6th Aug 2021, 22:16
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Fantastic day for the airport tomorrow with BA back in town and hope they will add some winter sun routes very soon
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Old 7th Aug 2021, 08:06
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can't see how SOU could have any winter sun routes as the E190 hasn't the range to meet the canaries,and where else could it reach?
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Old 7th Aug 2021, 08:13
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When Flybe bought the E195 I seem to recall it being able to do Pafos from SOU on a 25C day. They had a penalty clause that meant they received payments until the engines were upgraded.
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Old 7th Aug 2021, 08:43
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In all the years that I was at SOU never remember Pafos (Cyprus), that would be almost four hours flying, similar to the Canaries. The longest sector I believe was Faro, which on occassions would have needed a tech stop en-route.
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Old 7th Aug 2021, 09:11
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was meaning ALC/AGP just as BE used to
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Old 7th Aug 2021, 12:53
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Very unlikely I’d have thought. The SOU programme is a relocation of the STN and MAN programmes operated since 2016 and 2017 respectively. They only every operated winter ski and associated aircraft positioning flights in recent years. The STN-LIN/GVA etc in winter 2016/17 were fairly short lived leaving CMF and SZG as the only regulars. And SZG was only scheduled from MAN with peak time charters from STN.
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Old 8th Aug 2021, 05:51
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IIRC back in 2006 when Flybe got their first E195 there was some marketing blurb showing circles of the range possible from several airports and Pafos was the limit from SOU and Cairo the limit from BHX.
The longest route I remember from SOU was Skiathos.
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Old 8th Aug 2021, 13:01
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At least 7 different Cityflyer Embraer visited Southampton on Saturday. I guess all were via 'W' pattern from other airports?
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Old 8th Aug 2021, 14:30
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x 8 based overnight on Saturday with schedules that end up back at LCY for Sun pm
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Old 8th Aug 2021, 15:46
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plus eastern 135, 170 and 190 and a corporate A319cj it was a good Saturday !
11 E-jets and the airbus all nightstopping.
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Old 8th Aug 2021, 20:54
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One stays parked up at SOU all week (but I'm sure this will change as air travel continues to pick up), one arrives from EDI on Friday evening, one arrives from BER on Friday evening, and the rest are W patterns, overnighting at SOU on Saturday.
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Old 9th Aug 2021, 09:30
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Load factors on the BA flights to PMI on Saturday were around 80 % which was excellent, it was a shared flight with TUI ( originally Volotea flight ) so no doubt helped boost the load
ALC was about 50 %
AGP , FAO , IBZ about 40 %
JMK and EGC about 30 %

EDI was almost full which goes to show how popular this summer has been with the UK
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Old 9th Aug 2021, 11:00
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Re. post 505, which stands are being used for the night stopping E190s?
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Old 9th Aug 2021, 11:36
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This weekend there were BA E190s parked on 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11 and 12, with the Eastern E170 on 1, E135 on 6 and E190 on 10. The A319CJ was nose out on 13/14.
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Old 9th Aug 2021, 14:00
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With RYR and EZY's withdrawal from SEN, bring on the runway extension to see SOU becoming the fastest growing airport in UK?
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Old 9th Aug 2021, 14:31
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TCAS CAN ,the sentiments of all SOU supporters who.like me have seen the airport progress from a grass strip through to today's operation.
However the opposition groups have raised enough cash to oppose the EBC decision,and the airport management acknowledge that there will be a substantial delay before any work might get away.Do you believe that the airport can come through this and survive,if the legal agruments go on for a long time?
BACF give an extended lifeline to the airport,let's hope they stay.
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Old 9th Aug 2021, 14:39
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Ah the grass strip days, still remember watching a Cambrian DC3 going past my classroon window while making an approach to runway 09.

IMHO the judicial review process is not indefinite in duration, whilst a temporary frustration I personally think the airport while come through with a sucessful result. If you look at the AXO website and some of the comments made by people who have thrown their pocket money at it, one thing stands out to me NIMBYS!
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Old 9th Aug 2021, 14:40
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Out of interest, given this peak of activity at weekends, how are ground services being staffed and how are they coping?
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Old 9th Aug 2021, 15:15
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Yes I must agree,it's a uncertain covid world,but surely SOU is in a better position then other Regional airports,Bournemouth will survive due to its runway length,and diversity.On the SOU grass days,I remember B170 freighters with there short bases and finals,and the Alderney herons.
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Under staffed and under paid from what I hear!
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