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  • lbaspotter
    lbaspotters.net
    • May 2004
    • 784

    Jet2.com 3 New routes from Blackpool

    Hi all

    Jet2.com have announced a 3 New routes from Blackpool Airport. Flights to Belfast Int'l for 1, Palma & Murcia for 17. All fares are One way

    Jet2 are to base 1 Boeing 737-300 aircraft at Blackpool Airport and have aslo said that more new routes could follow soon. Watch this space!

    Flights to Belfast Commence 4th November 2005, Operateing 4 Weekly
    BLK - BFS
    LS721 14:40 - 15:25 1-3-5-7
    BFS - BLK
    LS722 15:55 - 16:40 1-3-5-7
    Flights to Murcia commence 7th April 2006. Operating 4 Weekly
    BLK - MJV
    LS735 TBA - TBA -----67 (Morning Departure)
    LS735 TBA - TBA 1----5-- (Afternoon Departure)
    MJV - BLK
    LS736 TBA - TBA -----67 (Afternoon Departure)
    LS736 TBA - TBA 1---5-- (Afternoon Departure)
    Flights to Palma Commence 6th Arpil 2006, Operating 4 Weekly.
    BLK - PMI
    LS747 TBA - TBA -2-4-67 (Afternoon Departure)
    PMI - BLK
    LS748 TBA - TBA -2-4-67 (Evening Departure)
    Last edited by lbaspotter; 29th September 2005, 12:18.
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  • allmcc
    Senior Member
    • Apr 2005
    • 139

    #2
    One can only hope they've researched the BFS a bit more carefully than they did the BFS - ORK - remember the embarrassing debacle earlier this year when the route bit the dust before it even got off the ground!

    The current A2B to BHD may only be a PA31 but it does operate 2X daily. It does seem a strange time of year to start a route which presumably will be primarily aimed at leisure traffic!

    The frequency and timings certainly won't suit the business fraternity. Only time will tell.
    Last edited by allmcc; 29th September 2005, 15:53.

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    • LBARULES
      Pointless flightaholic!
      • May 2003
      • 9820

      #3
      What superb news for Blackpool, coming after the FR and ZB routes, Jet2 really are trying to take over the low cost market in the north, good on them!

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      • lbaspotter
        lbaspotters.net
        • May 2004
        • 784

        #4
        Heres the official press realase regading the new Jet2 routes from Blackppol Airport see http://www.blackpooltoday.co.uk

        It's take-off to sunny Palma
        DAILY flights to Majorca and mainland Spain were today unveiled as a major airline revealed it is to fly out of Blackpool Airport.
        Tourism bosses are celebrating after Jet2.com announced it will fly from the Fylde to the sun-kissed hotspots of Palma and Alicante plus a new service to Belfast.
        The arrival of the rising player in the budget airline market will create up to 50 new jobs at the Squires Gate terminal.
        Today's announcement is another major boost to Blackpool's ever-expanding airport which now has daily and weekly flights to a number of European and domestic destinations.
        And Philip Meeson, boss of Bradford-based Jet2.com, promised more routes would be added from Blackpool in the near future.
        He said: "I'm delighted Blackpool will now be able to offer truly low cost services to Spain and Ireland.
        "We expect huge demands for the flights in particular to Palma and Alicante which are fantastic destinations.
        "Blackpool is fast regaining its reputation as a leading destination.
        "The investment the town is experiencing can only help to raise Blackpool's profile overseas."
        Jet2.com began flying its low-cost scheduled flights from Leeds-Bradford in February 2003 and has its largest base at Manchester Airport.
        The flights to Palma, Alicante and Belfast will start next April and will cost from as little as 9, including taxes.
        Mr Meeson added: "Inbound tourism is given a huge boost when low fares are offered to overseas travellers and we are confident that we will see many customers flying into Blackpool from our three new destinations."
        Paul Whelan, executive chairman of City Hopper Airports, the owner of Blackpool International Airport, said: "The news that Jet2.com is to base aircraft at Blackpool and operate a variety of passenger flights in and out of here is hugely exciting for us."
        Confidence
        This is the fourth major destination announcement from the airport this year with flights now departing for Girona, Aberdeen and the Bulgarian resort of Varga. They are due to start flights to Malaga with Monarch Scheduled from November and Amsterdam Schipol.
        Mr Whelan added: "The airline's decision is a clear statement of confidence in the future of Blackpool International."
        Eddie Collett, deputy leader of Blackpool Council and portfolio holder for tourism and regeneration, said: "This new investment by such a renowned low-cost airline will create local jobs, instil further confidence and enhance Blackpool's profile even further afield."
        29 September 2005
        Jet2.com's B737-300 G-CELJ was Seen at Blackpool today as well
        Last edited by lbaspotter; 29th September 2005, 16:32.
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        • LFC24
          Senior Member
          • Apr 2005
          • 728

          #5
          Jet2 really could become dominant very soon. Good on them.
          Too bad their livery is getting slightly boring.

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          • BFS
            BFS
            StandardNoise04
            • Aug 2004
            • 434

            #6
            That's A2B of the job now. Can't see them competing with Jet2.
            The best of BFS/BHD under one roof!!

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            • G-CDFF
              Senior Member
              • Sep 2005
              • 1294

              #7
              Great news for BLK

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              • andrewm
                Rank 2 Registered User
                • Jan 2000
                • 4456

                #8
                A2B are now British North West and also Euromanx operate the route as well!

                Aircraft must come in from LBA or MAN to operate that schedule from november to april!
                Regards, Andrew

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                • andrewm
                  Rank 2 Registered User
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 4456

                  #9
                  Originally posted by LFC24
                  Jet2 really could become dominant very soon. Good on them.
                  Too bad their livery is getting slightly boring.
                  I find them expensive too!
                  Regards, Andrew

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                  • Humberside
                    Senior Member
                    • Oct 2004
                    • 1915

                    #10
                    Originally posted by andrewm
                    Aircraft must come in from LBA or MAN to operate that schedule from november to april!
                    Dont they have BFS based aircraft?

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                    • andrewm
                      Rank 2 Registered User
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 4456

                      #11
                      Yes they do Humberside. Above showed it was BLK based or at least originated from there but on Jet2 its BFS originating so above is wrong (its just tags shud be BFS - BLK then BLK - BFS not other way around)
                      Regards, Andrew

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                      • LBARULES
                        Pointless flightaholic!
                        • May 2003
                        • 9820

                        #12
                        Originally posted by andrewm
                        I find them expensive too!
                        If they are expensive, then they are doing well, if the a/c werent full, they would have to give flights away.

                        I dont always find them expensive, though I booked my mum and dad on the new Rome flights from LBA last week, they paid under 50 each, a week later the flights were over a 100 each!

                        Sign they are doing well .

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                        • andrewm
                          Rank 2 Registered User
                          • Jan 2000
                          • 4456

                          #13
                          I said expensive as BFS - LBA is base fare of 37 including tax return (2.95 under flybe). Same goes to Prague and Barcelona when compared to easyJet services of equivalent length.

                          BFS to BLK is 18 return which is fantastic for me as I have to go over to Blackpool a fair bit to help organise a big show and usually i have to spend 25 to Dublin and back in car incl. car parking then 22-24 on a cheap FR flight over.

                          18 return is over 10 times cheaper than the Belfast City to Blackpool service and I wish them luck.
                          Regards, Andrew

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                          • Mark L
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Mar 2003
                            • 4325

                            #14
                            Originally posted by andrewm
                            I said expensive as BFS - LBA is base fare of 37 including tax return (2.95 under flybe)
                            Think you'll find its more like 39.99 for FlyBe not 2.95 lol!
                            My recent and upcoming flights

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                            • Future Pilot
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jul 2003
                              • 3469

                              #15
                              He meant Jet2's fare is about 2.95 cheaper than Flybe's, not that Flybe's fare is 2.95!
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                              NW781 - LHR-DTW - B767-400
                              NW427 - DTW-DCA - A319-100
                              NW205 - DCA-MSP - B757-200
                              NW104 - MSP-LHR - A330-200

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                              • andrewm
                                Rank 2 Registered User
                                • Jan 2000
                                • 4456

                                #16
                                Thanks Future Pilot. Mark obviously had too much beer last night as he couldnt even hold a conversation on the phone properly due to the amount he had! tisk tisk students eh
                                Regards, Andrew

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                                • Manston Airport
                                  Fokker Crazy
                                  • Jul 2005
                                  • 4798

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by LFC24
                                  Jet2 really could become dominant very soon. Good on them.
                                  Too bad their livery is getting slightly boring.

                                  Good news for blackpool. What you mean Jet2 livery getting boring it has to be one of the best LCC liverys around. Ryanair has to be the most boring livery around.

                                  James
                                  Looking forward to the 2010 airshow Season

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                                  • lbaspotter
                                    lbaspotters.net
                                    • May 2004
                                    • 784

                                    #18
                                    First Jet2.com B737-300 G-CELJ at Blackpool.

                                    Photo is taken form www.blackpoolspotters.com

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                                    • LBARULES
                                      Pointless flightaholic!
                                      • May 2003
                                      • 9820

                                      #19
                                      How anyone can call that livery boring is beyond me, I see it (too many) times during every day, and I still think it looks superb.

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                                      • Manston Airport
                                        Fokker Crazy
                                        • Jul 2005
                                        • 4798

                                        #20
                                        Nice picture. Oh btw are jet2 got any plans for a base in the South of England .

                                        james
                                        Looking forward to the 2010 airshow Season

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