UK regional airports always seem to struggle to gain new flights to Germany. I think the Germans have a night-time flying ban at many of the big airports. I know our LBA-DUS service operated by Jet2 has diverted into Cologne-Bonn on the odd occasion when it's been running late. This must put a strain on the slots available through the normal operating hours. Scandinavia also seems to be another difficult fish to catch but I've no idea why.
Seasider said:I just hope that people answer honestly and say which routes they would use, how many times per year. A lot of people say that they will use it and don't, or not very often. A difficult thing to gauge the response, good luck to them.
So do I. easyJet already serves Geneva and Basel. I'm a bit concerned about bmir's Dusseldorf route which is not a LH code share when Ryanair begins Cologne-Bonn in the autumn at 4 x weekly.If BRS was to get a ZRH route in the future then i think BMI with a SWISS codeshare or SWISS itself would be the better option for the airport as it would lead to a better long haul connectivity for the airport.