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Old 28th Jun 2023, 05:27
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It seems that EZY is very much a work in progress and that they've put a schedule out for sale to catch up with TUI and Jet2 who've had S24 flights on sale for a while

All BHX flights loaded are scheduled as W pattern (as now) with no schedules for the 3 based aircraft. So it's definitely a work in progress with many changes to come that will hopefully include SOU.
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 06:01
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Originally Posted by GayFriendly
It seems that EZY is very much a work in progress and that they've put a schedule out for sale to catch up with TUI and Jet2 who've had S24 flights on sale for a while

All BHX flights loaded are scheduled as W pattern (as now) with no schedules for the 3 based aircraft. So it's definitely a work in progress with many changes to come that will hopefully include SOU.
Remember S24 has been on sale with easyJet holidays for quite a while, just not flight only (whereas LS/TOM offer flight only at the same time)
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 12:29
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Does anyone know what is happening with the Eastern Orly service? The schedule-keeping has been incredibly poor of late - most days 90 minutes off schedule and a few six-hour delays in the last week. They seem to be using a different aircraft for the SOU-ORY than does the inbound ORY-SOU every day so the outbound SOU-ORY isn't as badly affected. Everyone has bad days but it's looking like every day is a bad day for Eastern on this route?
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 12:51
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Originally Posted by Albert Hall
Does anyone know what is happening with the Eastern Orly service? The schedule-keeping has been incredibly poor of late - most days 90 minutes off schedule and a few six-hour delays in the last week. They seem to be using a different aircraft for the SOU-ORY than does the inbound ORY-SOU every day so the outbound SOU-ORY isn't as badly affected. Everyone has bad days but it's looking like every day is a bad day for Eastern on this route?
No idea on scheduling although understand loads have been very poor. Needs EZY/AF Hop to take it on!

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Old 28th Jun 2023, 15:50
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the words "eastern" and "schedule" shouldn't be used in the same sentence
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 15:54
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Originally Posted by stewyb
Needs EZY/AF Hop to take it on!
Maybe it's worth considering why they haven't?
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 16:01
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB
Maybe it's worth considering why they haven't?
AF Hop are currently code sharing so would like to see them take it on, however maybe to CDG. By utilising better worldwide connections and with stronger brand marketing it would definitely give it a better chance of success as it once was with BE
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 16:02
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB
Maybe it's worth considering why they haven't?
Not viable in the present Economic climate,Lets hope Easy come out with some Summer routes,the airport needs them!
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 16:26
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Originally Posted by stewyb
AF Hop are currently code sharing so would like to see them take it on, however maybe to CDG. By utilising better worldwide connections and with stronger brand marketing it would definitely give it a better chance of success as it once was with BE
Their predecessor Brit Air did CDG for many years with the AT42 then CRJ, loads appeared good with many interlining through CDG to AF long haul. Has something changed to prevent this in future?

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Old 29th Jun 2023, 16:16
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Originally Posted by stewyb
No idea on scheduling although understand loads have been very poor. Needs EZY/AF Hop to take it on!
The general public don't know Eastern Airways, they generally search out the big names for flights.
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Old 30th Jun 2023, 08:31
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"The general public don't know Eastern Airways"

Those that do try desperately to find someone else...............
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Old 30th Jun 2023, 09:58
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Originally Posted by TCAS FAN
Now understood that something more exciting may appear next week?
Still nothing from the airport with latest being 3 pics on 20th, comms on the extension has been awful!
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Old 30th Jun 2023, 16:22
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Originally Posted by SouthernAlliance
Still nothing from the airport with latest being 3 pics on 20th, comms on the extension has been awful!
I did say "may", maybe I should have said "mañana" instead of "next week"?

It is coming - inshallah!

Totally agree on the updates thus far. After all the hype over the successful result of the protracted planning consent process and the production of the app, a totally underwhelming update process.
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Old 30th Jun 2023, 16:52
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TBH I think the market for pictures of people pouring concrete is limited - even on here
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Old 30th Jun 2023, 17:50
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I was thinking the same but I was waiting for someone to say so first. Maybe this will help for those that need a fix with this artist’s impression of the runway work.
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Old 30th Jun 2023, 18:13
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
TBH I think the market for pictures of people pouring concrete is limited - even on here
We all know this is going to be completed by mid August,but the more important issue is : Is there going to be announcements of possible Sun Flights 24?
Easy are rolling out Summer 24 details ,but no mention of SOU. In addition is there any news on Balken flights for 24?
The airport needs a boost of announcements to justify the extension.
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Old 30th Jun 2023, 18:25
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We all know this is going to be completed by mid August,but the more important issue is : Is there going to be announcements of possible Sun Flights 24?
Easy are rolling out Summer 24 details ,but no mention of SOU. In addition is there any news on Balken flights for 24?
The airport needs a boost of announcements to justify the extension.
Its a bit late for justification with the money committed and spades in the ground.

If 2024 isn't a tough one for all airports reliant on leisure travel (and thats the overwhelming majority aside LHR and LCY) I will be surprised.

The SOU runway is an investment for the long term not 12 months and surely over time will reap benefits for the airport.
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Compared to the cost of construction and the additional traffic the investment will actually generate it will indeed be a long process to recoup the money but airport management are convinced this is the way forward for a successful airport. Who says length doesn’t matter?
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Compared to the cost of construction and the additional traffic the investment will actually generate it will indeed be a long process to recoup the money but airport management are convinced this is the way forward for a successful airport. Who says length doesn’t matter?
The airports investment has already demonstrated an immediate effect as EZY has committed to 2 domestic routes, something that would never have happened pre-extension and remembering they entered SOU way back in 2017 (albeit EZS) with just one route. There is more to come!

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Old 30th Jun 2023, 20:45
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Originally Posted by stewyb
The airports investment has already demonstrated an immediate effect as EZY has committed to 2 domestic routes, something that would never have happened pre-extension and remembering they entered SOU way back in 2017 (albeit EZS) with just one route. There is more to come!
Although to be fair those two domestic routes that EZY have "committed" to appear to be for winter 2023/24 and seasonal only.

According to posts on some other threads they are not continuing into summer 2023. Regarding the domestic routes, EZY are more than likely using spare aircraft capacity during the low season for these particular flights.

Obviously I would like to see EZY maintain these domestic flights to Southampton but not to the detriment of Loganair.

I'm not sure that the runway extension would have necessarily prompted EZY to "commit" with immediate effect" as regards to domestic flights. With the schedules for 2024 slowly being added by EZY we might know more in the coming weeks.

Regards Balkan.

It had been mentioned in the travel media a few weeks ago that Balkan Holidays were considering adding Southend and Southampton for summer 2024. Although the Balkan Holidays website doesn't appear to show Southampton as a departure airport for summer 2024.

The fact that Balkan Holidays had been quoted as saying that they were considering Southampton for summer 2024 can only be positive. If Balkan Holidays do indeed add Southampton as a departure airport again then hopefully at some point we might even see a resumption of BH Air. BH Air previously flew from Varna to Southampton on behalf of their parent company Balkan Holidays.

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