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  • cloud_9
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2005
    • 2418

    "New" routes to/from the UK...

    Next week sees the launch of several "new" routes in the UK...the obvious exception to the "new" part is of course London-Oxford to Edinburgh, which we all know was previously attempted by Varsity Express.

    First up, Brighton City Airways, a virtual airline based at Brighton (Shoreham) Airport are due to launch flights to Paris-Pontoise (6th March). They are offering twice-daily flights on weekdays, and one flight per day at weekends.

    Brighton-Shoreham to Paris-Pontoise:

    Dep 08:30 - Mon-Fri & Sat
    Arr 10:30

    Dep 17:00 - Mon-Fri & Sun
    Arr 19:00

    Paris-Pontoise to Brighton-Shoreham

    Dep 11:00 - Mon-Fri & Sat
    Arr 11:00

    Dep 19:30 - Mon-Fri & Sun
    Arr 19:30

    Flights are going to be operated using a 19-seat Let-410 by Van Air Europe A.S., which is the same operator who flies aircraft on behalf of Manx2/Citywing.

    And next is Minoan Air, a Greek-registered ACMI operator, who have established a base at London Oxford Airport and are due to launch flights to Edinburgh (4th March) and Dublin (6th March), each with twice-daily flights on respective days as per below and then from 10th May they will be operating twice-daily flights every day on weekdays, and one flight to each destination on Sunday evenings.

    London-Oxford to Edinburgh:

    Dep 07:30 - Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
    Arr 09:00

    Dep 17:30
    Arr 19:00

    Edinburgh to Oxford:

    Dep 09:40 - Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
    Arr 11:10

    Dep 19:45
    Arr 21:15

    Oxford to Dublin:

    Dep 06:30 - Wednesday & Friday
    Arr 08:00

    Dep 16:30 - Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
    Arr 18:00

    Dublin to Oxford:

    Dep 08:45 - Wednesday, Friday
    Arr 10:15

    Dep 18:45 - Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
    Arr 20:15

    Flights are going to be operated using Fokker 50 aircraft.
    Last edited by cloud_9; 1st March 2013, 19:51.
  • Doors4
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jul 2011
    • 124

    Anyone giving odds on how long any of these will last?


    • sheytanelkebir
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Feb 2013
      • 783

      Iraqi Airways will begin flights from the 5th of March to London Gatwick from Baghdad and Sulaymania.

      Flight Schedule
      Day Time Dep Time Arrv Flight no.
      Tue/Fri 22:00 LGW 06:30 BGW IA 238
      Tue/Thur 13:00 BGW 20:00 LGW IA 237
      Thur 22:00 LGW 06:30 ISU IA 240
      Fri 13:00 ISU 20:00 LGW IA 239

      presumably they will use either the B777 or the A330 for these flights.


      • carl727uk
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2003
        • 274

        Norwegion will start Liverpool - Copenhagen soon too


        • davecurnock
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          • Feb 2009
          • 485

          Shouldn't this thread be in Flight Simulation??
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          • Tartan Pics
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Feb 2006
            • 2108

            Dont get the Minoan air ones... looked into EDI-OXF recently..cheapest return 402!! aimed at biz pax but i just cant see the demand even for biz between oxford and embra...if they are marketing it as London oxford then cant see anyone choosing 400 quid to oxford and an hour on a bus above direct to LCY for a third the price.. good luck to them but i fear the worst
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            • cloud_9
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Sep 2005
              • 2418

              Indeed Tartan, the Minoan ones puzzle me somewhat...just because it says "London" in the airport name, doesn't mean there is a market for flights.

              As for Brighton City Airways, I've actually met one of the people behind the venture, and I have to say that he is an all round great guy, very intelligent and runs a flying school at Shoreham airport so he has a wealth of aviation experience, and I wish him the best of luck with his venture.


              • ThreeSpool
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Mar 2010
                • 956

                402 for a full flex fare. I just checked their website, and a return fare for EDI-OXF can be had for 102.15.


                • charliehunt
                  Nearly there!
                  • Oct 2012
                  • 11459

                  KLM Manston-Schiphol started this morning.


                  Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!


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