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Jamesair1 10th Mar 2021 15:53

Netherlands Govt is to allow travel to resume to the UK. Looks like KLM will re-start NCL flights on the 22nd March

SWBKCB 15th Mar 2021 17:31

Additional Jet2 flights put on sale


The additional flights and holidays on sale from today, March 15, are:

Canary Islands – additional services to Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote operating in September and October in response to demand. This comes in addition to more flying in October to Fuerteventura. As a result of this, throughout October the UK’s leading operator to the Canaries will operate daily services to Tenerife, up to six weekly services to Lanzarote and up to three weekly services to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.

Greece – additional services to Corfu and Rhodes, providing more choice from September through to late October. This means an extended season to Corfu covering the half-term, as well as up to three weekly services to Rhodes in October.

Turkey – additional services on sale to Antalya and Dalaman in late-September and throughout October. This means daily services to Antalya and up to nine weekly service to Dalaman throughout October.

Mainland Spain – additional services operating to Malaga in late-September and throughout October. This means daily services to Malaga in October, providing customers with unrivalled choice.

Portugal – additional services operating to Faro in late-September and throughout October. This means daily services to Faro in October.
https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/ne...astle-airport/

N707ZS 15th Mar 2021 18:34

Any sign of the Madrid flight happening.

jensdad 16th Mar 2021 04:01

I think it was only due to be a short-term thing while they operated to the Canary Islands over Christmas and New Year, so I guess that horse has bolted.

N707ZS 16th Mar 2021 10:03

Thanks, both airports only seem to cater for the bucket and spade holidays even before the pandemic.

jensdad 17th Mar 2021 03:31

Ay, capital city routes seem to be short-lived, except the hubs like Paris, Amsterdam etc. Once everyone who wants to 'do' them has done them, the demand dries up.

GrahamK 17th Mar 2021 07:33

Even Dublin seems to struggle

nighthawk117 17th Mar 2021 09:48

Too much competition from Carlisle? :-P

NorthEasterner 17th Mar 2021 20:35

Dublin doesn’t struggle - did well pre-COVID and I’m sure it will once back running.

tigertanaka 17th Mar 2021 21:38

I was once told that NCL<>DUB was Ryanair's highest revenue route in terms of onboard bar sales per km flown.

GrahamK 17th Mar 2021 23:27

NorthEasterner

Pre covid it was only a daily FR 738 and daily EI ATR. It used to be double daily Ryanair and up to 3 daily EI (Mon, Fri and Sun)

NorthEasterner 17th Mar 2021 23:48

Yes true - however the mid week evening rotation loads did not work, the same could be said about EasyJet's and Flybe's evening domestic services during mid week. Hence why Ryanair cut it back to double daily on Fridays, Sundays (and I think Mondays too).

Jamesair1 18th Mar 2021 13:39

JET2 are launching their winter ski flights programme today.
Grenoble, Salzburg and Geneva.

ash666 18th Mar 2021 14:22

Frankfurt looks good on paper. Anyone any experience of using it as a transit hub or long haul Lufthansa?

ezyBoh 18th Mar 2021 15:49

Yes, numerous times. All very well organised etc, great views at the gates and LH offer some good deals in premium cabins to The States and Asia.

ash666 18th Mar 2021 15:53

Thanks, good to hear.
I nearly had to change to them from SWISS in January coming back from Asia but ok in the end, apart from the carnage that was LHR border control, though a lot of that was down to the stupidity of the people arriving.
But on my entire trip there was no such thing as social distancing.
Waiting times recently there up to 8 hours so I will never complain about NCL again.
Maybe....

Asturias56 18th Mar 2021 16:54

Its very good - things work there - but allow plenty of time - there are some long walks - like Schipol

ash666 18th Mar 2021 16:59

Thanks again.
I used to get on very well with AMS but the ridiculous amount of security has ruined it.
I don't know any other airport that makes you go through full security as soon as you get off the plane just to enter the transit area. It rules out short connections.
But maybe that is all Germany now?

tigertanaka 18th Mar 2021 19:30

AMS entirely depends on where you are coming in from - this is due to how the transfer system works there with passengers freely mixing airside. Trusted countries Schengen/UK/US/Australia etc do not need baggage scanning on arrival but come in from places where the Dutch do not trust the security and they want your bags scanning. Years ago things were different and there was a non-Schengen>Schengen bag scan but it was changed in 2015.

ash666 19th Mar 2021 06:51

I can understand that. But it's still a pain.
Still, I might give Frankfurt a go.

SWBKCB 19th Mar 2021 09:30

Jamesair1

Salzburg and Geneva are new for Jet2 - weekly Saturday flights December to April. 'Christmas Market' flights also available to Berlin, Budapest, Cologne, Copenhagen and Vienna

tictack67 19th Mar 2021 11:17

ash666

​​​​​Heathrow even from a domestic flight.
https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...ht-connections

GrahamK 19th Mar 2021 12:11

KLM return from monday.

Early days, but it also looks like they are increasing frequency this upcoming winter from 3 flights a day to 4, matching the normal summer schedule.

nclops 19th Mar 2021 14:52

4 flights a day is the normal winter schedule pre-covid.

GrahamK 19th Mar 2021 14:55

Normally just 3 flights a day in the winter, with the lunchtime flight not operating was it not?. All 737 operated apart from saturdays which see's an E175 on the late afternoon flight?

nclops 19th Mar 2021 17:21

No, it was definitely 4 flights a day last winter and previous winters. The lunchtime flight (KL960) is normally an Embraer, it’s also normally the first one to be cancelled during disruption.

skyhawk1 19th Mar 2021 20:38

Klm
 
KLM normally did 4 x daily in winter and 5 x daily summer

jensdad 19th Mar 2021 23:46

GrahamK

Sorry, been offline a couple of days. Not sure about the data but my perception, and this is all based on pre-Covid, is that the number of folks going for weekends in Dublin has dropped in recent years. Maybe it's 'cause I'm getting older, I don't know :)
Personally, I think it is the most overrated city I've been to, but there you go.

toon22 20th Mar 2021 12:27

Dublin
 
The pendulum has swung in favour of Dublin - originating traffic. Newcastle is now seen in Ireland as a proper party town, so there a decent two way flows to sustain frequency and capacity on the route.

GrahamK 24th Mar 2021 10:21

New twice weekly Chania with Ryanair from 4th July.

ATNotts 24th Mar 2021 12:35

I doubt the date is an accident, looks as though Ryanair has a heads up that foreign leisure travel is going to be banned until July. The Government line has been that "all will be revealed" in April.

Alteagod 24th Mar 2021 14:10

I wud say your rite and that's Greece that's talking travel corridors

Jamesair1 24th Mar 2021 16:02

Very good news, especially as it is an unserved destination and Ryanair seemed to be reducing ops at NCL. Let's hope there are more new destinations to come.....even an eventual base now that EZY have left (except for BFS and BRS.
It should do well.

LBAflyer22 24th Mar 2021 16:14

ATNotts

Or as they saying goes "air on the side of caution". They don't want to go full scale operations with new routes such as this before July when many believe that is when the ramp up will happen. I still believe we will be flying from June. If we don't get flying until July don't expect much of a summer season considering the logistical nightmare it will be to get everyone back throughout the whole of the industry.

Jamesair1 26th Mar 2021 16:45

Turkish Airline CORENDON start routes to ANTALYA and DALAMAN from NCL May 2022.

HH6702 26th Mar 2021 18:46

2 flights per week to both.
a nice add to the airport.
let’s hope there is more to come and maybe another airline which will add more to ncl in the coming years

GrahamK 30th Mar 2021 08:03

Another new Ryanair route, weekly to Zadar from July 2021.

Correndon now on sale for 2022, 2 x weekly to both Antalya and Dalaman, flights start from April 2022.

Thanks to SeanM1997 for the headsup.

SWBKCB 30th Mar 2021 08:04

Airport press release here:

https://www.newcastleairport.com/new...for-summer-21/

Jamesair1 30th Mar 2021 16:41

Ryanair.....all routes are operated by Ryanair except the Polish routes which are operated by Buzz and the new Zadar route which is Lauder Europe.

southside bobby 30th Mar 2021 16:49

Another string to the RYR bow then on Zadar...Estee!

Apologies...delete...too much sun!


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