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Old 8th Jun 2021, 14:40
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Aviacargo has released a press statement announcing that they have carried a record-breaking 55tonne cargo payload on a BOH to JFK run recently. I am not sure of the significance or the maximum cargo carrying capability of the A340-600 but I think the MD-11F is 90tonnes? Would it be feasible therefore for European Cargo to offer maybe 25-50 seats to fare-paying passengers wishing to travel to and from JFK? Would it supplement income or would it be better to just be entirely freight? Would it be too complex to operate a combi service? Iím sure theyíve no intention of doing this and there probably arenít 25-50 pax who would wish to use this route right now anyway. Just wondering for my own interest.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 14:44
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I don’t believe such combi services are allowed now. There needs to be a fixed divider between the cargo and pax. Hence why you don’t see many around any more.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 16:28
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I think the max payload for an A340-600 in cargo config (no seats or galleys/toilets) is around 70tons, but I doubt it could do JFK with that load out of BOHs 2271 meters runway.
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Old 9th Jun 2021, 12:30
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Well you'd need to hire cabin staff which is an additional cost and the cargo schedule is reasonably adhoc. Added to that if they carry cargo on the main deck they can't carry passengers.
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Old 10th Jun 2021, 18:49
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 21:55
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EasyJet - Liverpool Service

EasyJet adding to their summer domestic routes. Wed & Sat Liverpool - Bournemouth service now showing from 2nd week of July.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 23:19
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Probably the most bonkers route addition by any airline for quite some time.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 02:49
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Definitely a strange city pairing
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 06:07
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9 miles of south facing sandy beach

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Not for those looking for a sumner beach holiday this year…

smart move for an airline not able to operate its usual beach routes
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 06:29
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There are a lot of UK cruises this summer either starting or ending in Southampton and Liverpool - that’s the best I can come up with.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 08:45
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Easy jet have launched a raft of new domestic routes today clearly aimed at the UK leisure market for the rest of the summer
Surprised at BOH gaining LPL though but obviously EasyJet see a small market both ways for the rest of the summer, good use of otherwise laid up aircraft

The EDI and BFS routes have seen so good load factors with some fares quite high so thatís encouraging to see

Ryanair have added an extra flight to Faro and TFS this winter taking them to 2 a week
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 09:06
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Remind me what time that flight arrives in Bournemouth and what time hotels accept guests? I realise that a lot of people will make their own arrangements for accommodation, (Airbnb for example) but for holiday passengers it's still an early departure for a UK destination. There's little business connection between the two destinations - Southampton would make more sense - so I see this as little more than a positioning flight. Given easyJet's record at Liverpool over the years, I do not expect the route to last very long. In the unlikely case that it does succeed, then it will transferred to Manchester,
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 12:54
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Had it been MAN-BOH I'd probably use it frequently, but the early departure times from LPL make it non viable for me. Cross Country trains from MAN-BOH are eye watering expensive and take 5 hours.
For UK leisure travellers the early start isn't user friendly.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 13:09
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I can see passengers using it from both directions, people from the NW wanting a holiday in Dorset, and city break to Liverpool from those in Bournemouth and the surrounds. The road and rail alternatives are not attractive.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 13:12
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A Liverpool to Southampton route would be useful .
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 13:28
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In my opinion this rather obscure route is going to be 90% inbound bringing stag and hen parties to Bournemouth. Brace yourselves.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 13:48
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Unbelievably sneery responses to a company being innovative in unprecedented circumstances. Give yr head a shake.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 15:38
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Easy jet are doing their best to utilise airports and aircraft this summer and should be congratulated in trying to secure revenue and jobs
Surprised at the level of negative comments as well
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 15:45
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I'm surprised there are not more services to BOURNEMOUTH this staycation year. A hugely popular resort area and a long, long road journey from the N. of England and Scotland. Congratulations to EZY for seeing the opportunity.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 18:29
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Agreed - we should probably have a domestic network similar to that of Newquay.

Perhaps LBA or NCL will be added by Jet2? Could work on Fridays and Mondays.
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