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Old 3rd Oct 2021, 13:38
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The SOU-CWL route is actually an add on for thr BHD route. The aircraft is a SOU based ATR72 operating SOU-CWL-BHD-CWL-SOU. Appears to be short term until January 2022 then the CWL J41 based aircraft that is used for the x2 daily VLY route restarts. The CWL-BHD service uses this aircraft in between the VLY sectors. Operating the SOU-CWL and CWL-SOU sectors as schedules could generate some extra for Eastern over this period.

Actually nice for CWL having the AT7 on the BHD route as I’m sure it has more passenger appeal and space.
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Old 3rd Oct 2021, 15:10
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They have always been an opportunistic business operating thin routes others won’t touch or those that are momentarily not served before being pushed off by bigger airlines. In a way you have to give them credit for still being around as the odds were against them lasting this long.

I find it strange they are willing to disrupt SOU-BHD which is an established route by adding a stop over. This will put people off for sure.
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Old 3rd Oct 2021, 16:34
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They're not disrupting SOU-BHD, that will continue to run 6 weekly direct. The SOU-CWL-BHD-CWL-SOU is an addition.
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Old 3rd Oct 2021, 17:03
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With CWL-VLY not running and only 1 flight a day to BHD, it makes more sense to redeploy the aircraft and make better utilisation of the crew.
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 19:51
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Ah, ok. That makes sense then. Thanks for clarifying.
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 20:50
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Do they???
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 21:25
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Not that I have seen anywhere!
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 21:49
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G-CLYU is already on a G-reg, has the same leasing company and was a sister ship to the current G-CLSN is ex Air Moldova. Coincidence thats its the only E190 on a G-reg that isnt with an airline? I could be wrong of course.
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 21:04
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It is belived that an ERJ-145, G-OWTN will go on temp lease to Eastern Airways for the Winter season
this is possibly to do with E170 G-CIXW leaving and not having a replacement plane
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 00:11
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I really admire them for their ability to survive. They've lasted longer than so many other airlines...
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 07:45
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Yes by giving staff bottom of the industry terms and conditions and the expectation that they bend over backwards to help the company no matter the cost. The owner also has been bailing the company out for years with his own personal fortune. Any ‘normal’ airline would have been bust years ago!
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 10:08
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They don't seem to have any idea what they want to be. Charter or scheduled, jet or prop. Their fleet is such a mismatch of whatever idea they have that month. The only thing that's remained consistent is the awful Jetstreams that can no longer compete. So much money seems to get wasted that if it was properly invested, consistently run and actually built its brand Eastern could have been able to compete well with comparable airlines.
The Jetstreams can't have much life left in them. They could really do with picking up some more ATR42/72, simplifying their operation and building reputation.
A merger or takeover of Blue Islands would be a good starting point.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 11:48
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Aren't Eastern one of the oldest surving UK airlines (not that there is many of them!). Where do you see money being wasted?
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 13:24
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Does anyone know if / when CWL - VLY will be reinstated.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 13:32
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J41s, Saabs, E145, E70, E90, ATR and the associated training and maintenance costs for an Airline with less than 30 aircraft in its fleet.
Stopping and starting routes.
Does anyone know what intention was for the E70 and E90? Do they really fit into what T3 are trying to achieve?

I cant see CWL-VLY returning anytime soon. Not now with the focus on climate change and the Welsh Government now owning Transport for Wales railway. Hopefully CWL-BHD (starting SOU) remains and stays on the ATR.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 18:28
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Oh let's hope so J41 are hateful aircraft to despatch especially on vfr routes
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 00:13
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G-LCYU and G-CLSN are not owned by the same leasing company. G-CLSN is being leased to T3 from GECAS.

G-CLYU is owned by Falko Regional Aircraft Aircraft Limited. They are currently marketing G-CLYU as available for immediate sale or lease.
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 01:17
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Onsale at the moment from the end of February 2022.
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Old 3rd Nov 2021, 20:51
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G-CGMC (ERJ-135) looks to have been sold off / Lease has ended and is being flying to LJU tomorrow.

Noticed that ex Stobart Air EI-FNA ( ATR 72-600) has flown to from LJU to SNN for painting https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/reg...LC=nav4&page=3

Not sure if the 2 ex Stobart Air ATR 72-600's are coming to T3?
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Kind of fits with the rumor of a pso contract award pending !
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