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Flybe nosedives on profits warning

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3 hours ago, madmanxpilot said:

Virgin got into the consortium to buy Flybe so that they could have feeder flights into LHR and MAN. Delta own 49% of Virgin, so they stand to benefit too. It is no surprise that they may be working together to get people from the regions to the hubs to populate their long haul flights...it’s all part of the plan.

There has even been talk of the A220 (formerly Bombardier C Series) aircraft, of which Delta have a massive order, finding their way into the Flybe fleet.

There will be a greater frequency of these flights if the demand is there.

The winter schedules will be published before too long, so we’ll see soon enough if it’s permanent or not :cool:

Sounds interesting.  Also I had no idea about the Bombardier now being an Airbus.  I consider myself a little bit of an aviation nerd, but that had completely passed me by!

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13 hours ago, gettafa said:

Back in the day, if only the Isle of Man owned those slots rather than the airline that used them.

Only airlines can hold slots.

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12 hours ago, cheesypeas said:

Feeder flights don't make money anyway. Much the same with BA.

True. But as feeders they are expected to provide a reasonable amount of food. There are limits.

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19 hours ago, woolley said:

Only airlines can hold slots.

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10 hours ago, madmanxpilot said:

There has even been talk of the A220 (formerly Bombardier C Series) aircraft, of which Delta have a massive order, finding their way into the Flybe fleet.

There will be a greater frequency of these flights if the demand is there.

But that would only make sense if they are cheaper to operate than the Q400.

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6 hours ago, gettafa said:

What about 50+ years ago when little ol' Croydon Airport was getting going and attracting commercial flights.

Eh? Little ‘ol Croydon Airport closed 60 years ago in 1959! 

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14 hours ago, Andy Onchan said:

But that would only make sense if they are cheaper to operate than the Q400.

....and who’s to say they won’t be?

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Makes you confident of booking ahead doesn't it !

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Wasn't she on the island the other day? Presumably to negotiate with our overlords about maintaining a base here and the Health contract.

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25 minutes ago, Lxxx said:

Wasn't she on the island the other day? Presumably to negotiate with our overlords about maintaining a base here and the Health contract.

Patient Transfer contract has two years to run.

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30 minutes ago, John Wright said:

Patient Transfer contract has two years to run.

Possibly their only interest in the island !!

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33 minutes ago, asitis said:

Possibly their only interest in the island !!

Possibly. However the closure of bases in U.K. is down to shedding the very expensive to operate Embraer jets and closing jet service bases which are no longer needed. 

Those airports/routes will be served, possibly at reduced frequency, by Q400 turbo props.

The only real part of the contract is that Flybe get £155 per single journey, with no luggage, for seats they’d otherwise sell for £40.

That price does allow swapping, but not cancellation refunds.

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