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16th May 2022, 07:50
Replies: 1,265
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Posted By virginblue

So has LM grandfathered the LHR slots used for...

So has LM grandfathered the LHR slots used for the MME service by now?

To me, it always looked like a pretty smart business move for regional airlines such as Loganair or Aurigny to pick up some...
9th May 2022, 15:00
Replies: 81
Views: 17,158
Posted By virginblue

So I assume, reading comments on this thread,...

So I assume, reading comments on this thread, that under UK law it is perfectly legit to walk away from a binding contract if you are an airline?

What a lot of folks do not understand is that Reg....
19th Apr 2022, 21:23
Replies: 65
Views: 16,583
Posted By virginblue

It was not an oversight. It was simply what...

It was not an oversight. It was simply what Brexit was all about.
31st Mar 2022, 15:30
Replies: 38
Views: 16,741
Posted By virginblue

Thanks. Indeed. Apparently some kind of swan. ...

Thanks. Indeed. Apparently some kind of swan.

I guess with their target group it does not really matter that people from outside this group will be scratching their heads when hearing Hans Airways.
31st Mar 2022, 08:24
Replies: 38
Views: 16,741
Posted By virginblue

I am trying to understand the marketing idea...

I am trying to understand the marketing idea behind the airline's name. Could someone enlighten me as a non-native speaker what "HANS" stands for? Certainly not for the rather old-fashioned German...
31st Mar 2022, 08:12
Replies: 91
Views: 30,480
Posted By virginblue

It is the old WDL that operated a lot into LCY...

It is the old WDL that operated a lot into LCY with their knackered BAe 146s (including this famous BA flight that went from LCY to EDI by mistake instead of DUS) . Rebranded as a result of the fleet...
23rd Mar 2022, 11:37
Replies: 1,515
Views: 522,061
Posted By virginblue

Sure. I did not say "just P2P", I said they had...

Sure. I did not say "just P2P", I said they had to rely on P2P to a greater extent than the incumbents because of their smaller network.

Anyway, BMI had to fill 1.200 seats a day, not just 150...
23rd Mar 2022, 09:58
Replies: 1,515
Views: 522,061
Posted By virginblue

Sure. I was not insinuating that they have...

Sure. I was not insinuating that they have discovered a cash cow, but was merely hinting at the fact that they sort of replicate the approach Mk I took at LHR - successful or not.

What frequencies...
22nd Mar 2022, 22:51
Replies: 1,515
Views: 522,061
Posted By virginblue

As for the much ridiculed LHR plans - what is...

As for the much ridiculed LHR plans - what is status of Flybe's Mk. I LHR slots? They were apparently grandfathered by Flybe but subject to a legal dispute. Did they end up with Flybe Mk. II?

As...
22nd Mar 2022, 21:12
Replies: 1,515
Views: 522,061
Posted By virginblue

I love this "much-loved brand"-PR stuff. How...

I love this "much-loved brand"-PR stuff.

How would the public be able to follow the shenanigans of the reuscitated airline without using the "flymaybe" moniker...
21st Mar 2022, 15:34
Replies: 146
Views: 63,710
Posted By virginblue

Would that be allowed under the PSO contract...

Would that be allowed under the PSO contract terms for the thrice daily NQY-LGW service? Operating the aircraft (or even basing it) elsewhere increases the risk of operational disruptions which is...
14th Mar 2022, 09:57
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

To be honest, we will see quite a few unusual...

To be honest, we will see quite a few unusual routes/airlines at LHR over the coming years as for the first time in 20 or 30 years (useful) slots there are up for grabs due to collpased international...
1st Feb 2022, 12:28
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

How full are flights these days? You may hae a...

How full are flights these days? You may hae a point if a flight is fully booked and the majority of pax claim their compensation. But these days, with airplanes flying around half empty at best, we...
19th Dec 2021, 10:39
Replies: 116
Views: 34,913
Posted By virginblue

Sure, that's why I said "like AIS Airlines"....

Sure, that's why I said "like AIS Airlines". Realistically, if the UK keeps its PSO rules as they are, they will struggle to find anybody. The route obviously is only suited for a 20 seater operation...
16th Dec 2021, 11:54
Replies: 116
Views: 34,913
Posted By virginblue

That kind of PSO would be best suited to an...

That kind of PSO would be best suited to an outfit like AIS Airlines that has operated various PSOs across Europe with Jetstream 31s. They are pretty much a flight school with an attached airline...
11th Dec 2021, 14:49
Replies: 116
Views: 34,913
Posted By virginblue

Well, the deadline for the submission of tenders...

Well, the deadline for the submission of tenders was extended twice with somewhat strange explanations, if that is an indication...
26th Nov 2021, 12:10
Replies: 99
Views: 26,423
Posted By virginblue

If I am not mistaken, AIS is a flight school with...

If I am not mistaken, AIS is a flight school with an attached commuter airline operation. They have been operating (subsidized?) domestic routes across Europe, I remember flights in Sweden and...
17th Oct 2021, 19:54
Replies: 81
Views: 23,021
Posted By virginblue

Mabye they build the schedule around the ATR72...

Mabye they build the schedule around the ATR72 performance so they can substitute the jet with a turboprop without messing up OTP.
12th Oct 2021, 08:10
Replies: 31
Views: 15,316
Posted By virginblue

Another billionaire who is now a millionaire...

Another billionaire who is now a millionaire...
24th Sep 2021, 09:50
Replies: 769
Views: 246,270
Posted By virginblue

I have some difficulties understanding the wisdom...

I have some difficulties understanding the wisdom to operate 300 feeder seats from GLA and MAN to LGW just to fill a 400 or so seat aircraft there for a single route...? Wouldn't it make more sense...
24th Sep 2021, 07:42
Replies: 769
Views: 246,270
Posted By virginblue

How many long-haul departures do these flight...

How many long-haul departures do these flight typically feed? It must be quite a few if it makes sense to BA to offer 300 or so seats from MAN/GLA purely for LGW longhaul feed ( I assume that in the...
20th Aug 2021, 08:11
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

So to sum it up, flights between IOM and LCY in...

So to sum it up, flights between IOM and LCY in the past were packed to the the rafters and generated breath-taking profits, but the airlines, instead of milking a cash-cow, decided to withdraw...
17th Aug 2021, 21:51
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

IOMX Your misconception is that there were...

IOMX

Your misconception is that there were too many flights to LGW in the past to make LCY/LHR work. In reality, there were too many punters choosing LGW over LCY to make LCY work, not too many...
9th Aug 2021, 20:12
Replies: 555
Views: 172,247
Posted By virginblue

In the absence of an airport-run airline ("Esken...

In the absence of an airport-run airline ("Esken Air" anyone) I do not see viable routes until the overall London market has recovered to pre-COVID19 levels and the whole cake has become big enough...
4th Aug 2021, 07:42
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

Maybe the simple answer is that there is no large...

Maybe the simple answer is that there is no large enough market for a LCY service? Guernsey with 63.000 inhabitants has no LCY service (they have tried twice, IIRC) despite the fact that due to...
3rd Aug 2021, 18:54
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

EI-BUD The problem is that Manx Airlines...

EI-BUD

The problem is that Manx Airlines charged fares that were considered reasonable or, in the case of farecracker offerings, even cheap back in the day. Exampes have been quoted in this...
3rd Aug 2021, 14:06
Replies: 90
Views: 48,501
Posted By virginblue

October 2023 if option for extension is exercised...

October 2023 if option for extension is exercised in October 2021.
3rd Aug 2021, 13:01
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

There is no point in me making suggestions as the...

There is no point in me making suggestions as the free market will make the decisions, not you and not me.

If enough people like you are indeed requiring same day returns and if (a very big "if"...
3rd Aug 2021, 11:44
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

Not sure if the good people from the Bailiwick of...

Not sure if the good people from the Bailiwick of Guernsey want to see their taxpayer's money at work on the Isle of Man so that IOMX can have his twice-daily flight back... (even if, I fear that the...
3rd Aug 2021, 10:11
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

Unless you want to turn the IoM into a communist...

Unless you want to turn the IoM into a communist state, you (or the IoMG) cannot dictate what airlines serve what airport with what type of aircraft with what kind of fares. It really is as simple as...
3rd Aug 2021, 09:13
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

All valid points. But realistically, days of...

All valid points. But realistically, days of 1980s/1990s style regional travel are a thing of the past. Many airports in Europe that used to have airline service and hub links have lost their links...
3rd Aug 2021, 07:21
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

If the travel needs for the island community were...

If the travel needs for the island community were indeed as pressing and the situation as desperate as you describe, the IOM government would have reacted by now, funding an Aurigny-style airline...
2nd Aug 2021, 21:54
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

The easyJet model must not be right for the...

The easyJet model must not be right for the island, it must be right for easyJet.



If easyJet can earn just as much money (or, given the reduced costs, even more) by not overnighting an...
2nd Aug 2021, 20:52
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

IOMX British Airways apparently thought...

IOMX

British Airways apparently thought otherwise. They were running BAe 146s on IOM-LGW for many years. It allowed me to do stuff like IOM-LGW-MLA. And JER and GCI have been doing okay with LGW...
2nd Aug 2021, 19:16
Replies: 527
Views: 104,690
Posted By virginblue

Not really sure what your point is. Apparently BA...

Not really sure what your point is. Apparently BA did not make any money by getting you to LCY for 150 GBP and throwing in seating, bags etc. for free. Otherwise they would still be around, raking in...
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