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The Future Of Core Air Links To The Island


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Everything's ok, the IOM Gov plans to hold talks with FlyBe. That's all right then.

 

The writing was on the wall about the viability of the flybe base when it was announced that Gatwick would be dropped next March. Inevitably another aircraft would disappear leaving two.

 

Cue concerned statements from the Parish Council but don't worry becasue our Orange friends, so impressed with our £49M runway extension that neither they nor we needed, will give us the early and late service to the capitol we want.

 

The writing on the wall was engraved in gold-leafed script when the announcement was made throughout the summer months that the 'old' management team in Exeter would be replaced by thrusting young bonus seekers recruited in large part from the Orange airline. Any baggage being carried (even in the hold) from the old Jersey European days and latterly the Flybe era was sent packing.

 

So, with no emotion and a clean sheet, the 'new team' announced a complete review of the Flybe operation. Given the dire state of the company's finances, the fates of the outlying bases were sealed then and there.

 

Whoever didn't see this coming, including the flybe staff here on the Island and our buffoons up in Tinpotwald, must have taken off their rose-tinted spectacles and buried their heads firmly in the sand.

 

To date, the council has shown no interest in taking a proactive role in securing the Island's air services and they've had enough opportunities: Liddiard in the final days of Manx, Seymour during Euromanx and even the Manx2 CEO called for some protection but 'no' was the answer.

 

And no was the answer when money overunneth here. Now that the coffers are emptying rapidly the costs, and desirablity, of our short-sighted, incest ridden buffons getting involved in a State airline is frightening.

 

There is a lot of crying over spilt milk that was/should have been foreseen by all parties months ago.

 

The Island base is no different from the others getting the chop. If past corporate form is followed there will be no change in the decision.

 

The stay of execution for the base will not solve the looming problem of the day-return to London. Easyjet will suit themselves: BA, if it has any sense, will do the early/late to City and should be aable to clean-up on the Island's business traffic.

 

The flybe base is now immaterial.

Have you considered the possibility that the govt did see the writing on the wall with FlyBe and Gatwick, and started pushing for EasyJet because otherwise there would have been no Gatwick at all come next April?

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Everything's ok, the IOM Gov plans to hold talks with FlyBe. That's all right then.

The writing was on the wall about the viability of the flybe base when it was announced that Gatwick would be dropped next March. Inevitably another aircraft would disappear leaving two.

 

Cue concerned statements from the Parish Council but don't worry becasue our Orange friends, so impressed with our £49M runway extension that neither they nor we needed, will give us the early and late service to the capitol we want.

 

The writing on the wall was engraved in gold-leafed script when the announcement was made throughout the summer months that the 'old' management team in Exeter would be replaced by thrusting young bonus seekers recruited in large part from the Orange airline. Any baggage being carried (even in the hold) from the old Jersey European days and latterly the Flybe era was sent packing.

 

So, with no emotion and a clean sheet, the 'new team' announced a complete review of the Flybe operation. Given the dire state of the company's finances, the fates of the outlying bases were sealed then and there.

 

Whoever didn't see this coming, including the flybe staff here on the Island and our buffoons up in Tinpotwald, must have taken off their rose-tinted spectacles and buried their heads firmly in the sand.

 

To date, the council has shown no interest in taking a proactive role in securing the Island's air services and they've had enough opportunities: Liddiard in the final days of Manx, Seymour during Euromanx and even the Manx2 CEO called for some protection but 'no' was the answer.

 

And no was the answer when money overunneth here. Now that the coffers are emptying rapidly the costs, and desirablity, of our short-sighted, incest ridden buffons getting involved in a State airline is frightening.

 

There is a lot of crying over spilt milk that was/should have been foreseen by all parties months ago.

 

The Island base is no different from the others getting the chop. If past corporate form is followed there will be no change in the decision.

 

The stay of execution for the base will not solve the looming problem of the day-return to London. Easyjet will suit themselves: BA, if it has any sense, will do the early/late to City and should be aable to clean-up on the Island's business traffic.

 

The flybe base is now immaterial.

Have you considered the possibility that the govt did see the writing on the wall with FlyBe and Gatwick, and started pushing for EasyJet because otherwise there would have been no Gatwick at all come next April?

I wouldn't give them that much credit.

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So the pertinent question now is surely, should we be throwing money at maintaining air links, and is the Flybe option the best way of doing it?

If we had the right people in charge you could at a stretch view this as an opportunity rather than a disaster, without a wholesale overhaul of those who effect transport policy and some imaginative blood in management positions I don't see that we can do too much. A pity as there are all sorts of angles which could be explored.

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So the pertinent question now is surely, should we be throwing money at maintaining air links, and is the Flybe option the best way of doing it?

 

If you are going to throw our money into it there it would make sense to use crew that lived locally. At least then some of the money invested would come back to the Island.

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So the pertinent question now is surely, should we be throwing money at maintaining air links, and is the Flybe option the best way of doing it?

If we had the right people in charge you could at a stretch view this as an opportunity rather than a disaster, without a wholesale overhaul of those who effect transport policy and some imaginative blood in management positions I don't see that we can do too much. A pity as there are all sorts of angles which could be explored.

 

I thought similar. No longer can this shower of shite in charge sit on their hands spouting the same 'Open Skies is Good' mantra while everything around them implodes. Someone, somewhere needs to show some leadership now but with Cretin and Reynolds in charge neither of them has the commercial nous and basic brainpower to do that.

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