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Old 19th Jan 2023, 16:54
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Cardiff base is closing
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Old 19th Jan 2023, 17:53
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Was it ever really a W9 base with only one short lived airframe, most services were run with W6 away aircraft?
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Old 19th Jan 2023, 18:29
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Was it ever really a W9 base with only one short lived airframe, most services were run with W6 away aircraft?
By its very definition it was a base. Aircraft, 40+ staff and labelled a base by said same airline.
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Old 19th Jan 2023, 20:24
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Couple of new easyJet routes this summer. Ancona & Calvi
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Old 26th Jan 2023, 18:14
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Wizzair seem to be cutting Chania, Funchal/Madeira and Tenerife-South from Gatwick
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Old 31st Jan 2023, 17:30
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Flyr will not (as many will have guessed) be starting a route between Gatwick and Oslo after all
https://flyr.com/en/update
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Old 2nd Feb 2023, 11:33
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Between now and Saturday 25 March, Norse Atlantic are selling flights between Gatwick and Oslo cheaply. From 26 March (ie beginning of S23), the price increases 6 fold. It seems Norse don't want to sell these tickets right now.

Are Norse definitely stopping the route, or are they just not allowing ticket sales until maybe a fortnight before departure so that Oslo-USA passengers fill up the seats instead ?
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Old 2nd Feb 2023, 12:37
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Trying to find out the February fares, their website tells me that LGW, London, OSL and Oslo are not valid.

I gave up.
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Old 2nd Feb 2023, 13:45
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
Between now and Saturday 25 March, Norse Atlantic are selling flights between Gatwick and Oslo cheaply. From 26 March (ie beginning of S23), the price increases 6 fold. It seems Norse don't want to sell these tickets right now.

Are Norse definitely stopping the route, or are they just not allowing ticket sales until maybe a fortnight before departure so that Oslo-USA passengers fill up the seats instead ?
I tried to book this but it was twice the price of classic point to point competitors and the website only offered NO or US payment options. Wasn't impressed.
They should have a UK AOC by the summer so no need for LN- B787s to operate the stopping service via LGW. I assume transit passengers have to get off and re-clear security?
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Old 8th Feb 2023, 22:05
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I see Badr Airlines has Khartoum on sale 2 weekly.
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Old 14th Feb 2023, 10:40
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Norse Atlantic launching Fort Lauderdale and Orlando in May:

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Old 14th Feb 2023, 14:29
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I wonder how BA will respond to Norse taking up Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
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Old 14th Feb 2023, 15:36
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I suspect BA feel far less threatened by Norse Atlantic than Norwegian’s rapid long-haul expansion - where arguably BA and IAG became a bit too obsessed.
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Old 14th Feb 2023, 17:09
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It's been reported elsewhere that Suriname Airways are looking at starting flights from Paramaribo to Frankfurt and London. Suriname Airways currently fly to a single destination in Europe, from Paramaribo to Amsterdam with a leased A340. The airline is receiving an A330 in April or May and could be a possible contender for a Paramaribo to London Gatwick route.

On a side note, but has Jazeera Airways totally abandoned flights from Kuwait, either to LGW and LHR?
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Old 14th Feb 2023, 17:33
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Is there really demand for a Paramaribo - London route ? I know it operated years ago, but Surinam Airways have struggled financially for some time, BA will fly to neighbouring Guyana from next month and links between the UK and Surinam are not exactly strong - the UK doesn't have an embassy or consulate in Surinam, and Surinam has just a honorary consul in the UK. American Airlines as the sole US-based airline are terminating their flights to Paramaribo in the spring. If Surinam Air want to expand... perhaps Atlanta or Sao Paulo might be more credible ?

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Old 14th Feb 2023, 17:38
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
Is there really demand for a Paramaribo - London route ? I know it operated years ago, but Surinam Airways are not exactly in financial good health, BA will fly to neighbouring Guyana from next month and links between the UK and Surinam are not exactly strong - the UK doesn't have an embassy or consulate in Surinam, and Surinam has just a honorary consul in the UK. American Airlines are cutting their flights to Paramaribo in the spring, leaving no direct routes between Surinam and the USA
I have just had a client come back from Paramaribo (she travelled between Surinam, Guyana and French Guyana), and there were two full flights on the same day back to Amsterdam. Does feel unlikely though…
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Old 14th Feb 2023, 17:40
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
Wizzair seem to be cutting Chania, Funchal/Madeira and Tenerife-South from Gatwick
Wizz are also dropping Marrakech.
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Old 28th Feb 2023, 06:52
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Norse has 4 more new routes on sale on their website, Boston, Lax, Sfo and Washington
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Old 28th Feb 2023, 07:00
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Norse has 4 more new routes on sale on their website, Boston, Lax, Sfo and Washington
Back to the old boom n’ bust of Norwegian?
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Old 28th Feb 2023, 08:10
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Back to the old boom n’ bust of Norwegian?
Took the words right away from my fingers...
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