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Old 5th Mar 2021, 10:01
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Assume the SFP 738 will be used?
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 10:10
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Possibly not, as it looks like all the routes will be operated from other bases rather than a BHD based aircraft, so you'd need a SFP based at ALC/AGP/PMI/FAO...
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 11:23
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Precisely. As they’re all bases using the Irish Registered frames it’ll be highly unlikely that BHD will get them as they’re are only 15 frames left on that AOC. Most are with Malta Air which will operate BGY.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 11:31
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Something must've changed on that front regarding SFP airframes. All the Southend routes have historically been solely with SFP based aircraft for that reason. For Summer 21 however there's a mix of based and non-based sectors there meaning it may no longer be exclusively SFPs anymore.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 12:44
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Do you mean there are only 15 EI-registered frames left in the fleet, or 15 EI registered frames unaccounted for, base wise? I thought there were still well over 200 on the EI register.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 13:03
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Sorry for maybe being a little unclear there. At present there are only 15-16 Irish frames which are SFP equipped. But yeah you’re quite right there is well over 200 still however most arrived before FR began receiving their SFP frames. My mistake!
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 13:09
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Thanks, that makes sense to me now! I suspect they’ve done some numbers and for the majority of the time, AGP off 22/04 is fine. Of course, when the stars align and get you a hot, still day with 189 adults and 60 sets of golf clubs on the way to FAO, who knows what’ll happen.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 21:54
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Quiet a big win for BHD to get FR back.

Surly they won't stay at BFS if they have a good summer (operationally) from BHD.
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 11:27
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Hard one to call. Depends very much as you say on how it works out for them. I just hope the travelling public actually travel this summer. In all honesty I would have thought a safer bet would have been domestic type NQY,JER,GCI, maybe even ORK,KIR as destinations for Summer 21 not by FR but as possibles by other carriers. But good luck to them on a very extensive timetable
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 18:35
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KIR and ORK is an interesting idea and one that could be tested in the current climate, also a quick ring trip. However, no base at either end puts paid to that idea. Stobart would be a better operator for that, unlikely though.
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 17:01
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Belfast becomes a FR base or just incoming flights from other bases?
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 17:02
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Nope not a base, it's just flights coming in from other bases as you've mentioned.
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 18:31
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No commitment required by FR our outlay. Canny move but I hope we get even a limited W21/22 operation from them. I believe other carriers still sniffing around BHD for potential routes.
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Old 10th Mar 2021, 11:02
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Have you heard or have any idea what airlines are interested?
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Old 10th Mar 2021, 12:54
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Eurowings has been mentioned and LGW rumours persist. FR may have pipped Eurowings to the post unless they looking at German routes
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Old 10th Mar 2021, 13:48
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If there are other airlines in the frame for mainland Europe I'd guess Volotea (Northern Italy or France) , Eurowings (New BER base), Transavia (Orly) and Wizz (Luton). Beyond that I'd say few other hot options at this moment. I'd completely discount any Ryanair domestically this year, but who knows.
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Old 10th Mar 2021, 13:58
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I would tend to agree 100% but in all honesty I think we are just about at what's going to happen unless a couple of domestic crumbs appear.
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 23:00
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Rumour I heard is T3/GR lgw to bhd using e190/e195

Not sure if airlines can still apply for 3 pair daily lgw-bhd slots?
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 06:51
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I thought the 190 was too expensive for LGW as they charged the same as a 737 or A320 ?
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 07:48
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There has been fierce rumours of a LGW route for long time but have become more intense in recent weeks. The money was on it being EI but T3/GR, why not.
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