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  • lbaspotter
    lbaspotters.net
    • May 2004
    • 784

    News Regarding Eastern Airways & Air Atlantique

    Hi

    Here an artical taken from today ABTN News email regarding Eastern Airways and that Newcastle - London City Route and Air Atlantique reciveing there first ATR72


    BREAKING NEWS this week revolves around the annual gathering of the regional airlines at Gothenburg starting on Wednesday, with turboprop
    aircraft operators hogging the headlines. New participants Air
    Atlantique will confirm delivery of its first ATR 72 whilst Eastern
    Airways, now with a 31 aircraft fleet, will be hard pushed to deny
    strong rumours that it is to make its entry into the London market
    next January using the very fast Saab 2000 from Newcastle to City
    airport. Flight time will be just 65 minutes, quicker than to
    Heathrow. Carpatair, based in Timisoara, Western Romania, another new
    member and with Swiss financial support, is expected to announce
    flights to London in 2006. Romania joins the EU in 2007.
    http://www.airatlantique.co.uk http://www.carpatair.com
    http://www.easternairways.com
    lbapotters.net News, Info & Daily Movements www.lbaspotters.net
  • LBARULES
    Pointless flightaholic!
    • May 2003
    • 9820

    #2
    Quite a surprise that Eastern are starting the route, the smart money seems to have been on VLM.

    The rumours have kept going round about Eastern starting LBA-LCY, I think they could really make it work, on something like a Saab 2000, bmi didnt give the route a chance, and hardly promoted it.

    Still, good news for NCL if it happens.

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    • wozza
      Chelsea Fan
      • Sep 2005
      • 1089

      #3
      Originally posted by LBARULES

      Still, good news for NCL if it happens.
      More like good news for me, it'll be great seeing more saab 2000's over my head at school, break up the boring continuation of swiss/BA ARJs and VLM F50s and various ERJ135's

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      • LGKR
        Senior Member
        • Jan 2000
        • 670

        #4
        flight numbers on schedules at NCL are in-fact VLM flight numbers, these having appeared daily for weeks now despite the fact that VLM arnt operating the route. Having said that, eastern a/c seem to spend alot of time on the ground at the minute doing absolutely nothing - ample time for LCY-NCL sectors!?

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        • LBARULES
          Pointless flightaholic!
          • May 2003
          • 9820

          #5
          Originally posted by wozza
          More like good news for me, it'll be great seeing more saab 2000's over my head at school, break up the boring continuation of swiss/BA ARJs and VLM F50s and various ERJ135's
          Im sorry, how could I forget that you are much more important that Newcastle Airport......

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          • wannabe pilot
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jul 2003
            • 3652

            #6
            Originally posted by wozza
            More like good news for me, it'll be great seeing more saab 2000's over my head at school, break up the boring continuation of swiss/BA ARJs and VLM F50s and various ERJ135's
            I could've sworn that you lived in Aberdeen last week, or was that just your airline?

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            • LBARULES
              Pointless flightaholic!
              • May 2003
              • 9820

              #7
              Think it must have been his so called airline, under location it does say 'on approach to LCY runway 10'.

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              • wozza
                Chelsea Fan
                • Sep 2005
                • 1089

                #8
                Originally posted by LBARULES
                Im sorry, how could I forget that you are much more important that Newcastle Airport......

                How could you?

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                • Humberside
                  Senior Member
                  • Oct 2004
                  • 1915

                  #9
                  Originally posted by LGKR
                  Having said that, eastern a/c seem to spend alot of time on the ground at the minute doing absolutely nothing - ample time for LCY-NCL sectors!?
                  Do they have any aircraft sitting around in the morning/evening rush. That is when they would be needed to offer a business friendly schedule. I would say there would be a new NCL based aircraft

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