How long has ABZ not been served? It seems the ABZ flight will operate via NCL. Is this the exisitng CWL-NCL flight or does it mean there will be extra flights to NCL? I'm guessing not or the press release would have said so. It's also a short lead-in time.CWL-ABZ (via NCL) flights return
About a year. It's an onboard transit like before.How long has ABZ not been served? It seems the ABZ flight will operate via NCL. Is this the exisitng CWL-NCL flight or does it mean there will be extra flights to NCL? I'm guessing not or the press release would have said so. It's also a short lead-in time.
Good news though.
Well the aircraft had been going back to Newcastle every day anyways so not much of a difference really I'd say. As long as it's back to operate the VLY route and to overnight I'd have thought they'd not be too bothered.The reality of that is that the CWL-NCL sector is already operated arriving 1150 and there's a 1225 NCL-ABZ. So it looks like no new flights, just some schedule amendments and marrying up to provide a CWL-NCL-ABZ link. I wonder how the Welsh Government feel about the aircraft being away all day, seeing as they pay for it to be there for the CWL-VLY route.
QF1/2 from Heathrow to Sydney and vice versa could be an example of that as the passengers have to deboard but keep their exact seats on the same aircraft.* There is a school of thought that if passengers have to change aircraft at the intermediate stop (or stops) as long as the second aircraft retains the same flight number it is still a direct flight.
In Norway Wideroe operate routes where the aircraft stops on the way at several different airports same. United Airlines also operate what is called the island hopper from Honolulu to Guam via lots of Pacific islands in Micronesia.I thought that a direct flight is a link between two airports whether or not it has an intermediate stop as long as the same aircraft* operates the entire route with the same flight number and passengers don't have to change aircraft at the intermediate stop. Many direct flights are non-stop of course and are usually described as such by airlines and airports.
QF10 operates LHR-PER non-stop as you say. It then carries on as QF10 to MEL with a mix of international passengers who boarded at LHR and domestic ones who boarded at PER. My wife and I used it a year ago this week between PER and MEL. So it's non-stop to PER and direct to MEL.this is correct. BA operate a direct flight to Sydney but not a nonstop to Perth to Qantas do (From Heathrow).
I do think you have a valid point there. I imagine Aberdeen would have been one of the priorities for CWL in the talks with Loganair, so the timings and quick turnaround from announcement to sale would support that.Is it this week that CWL officials are meeting with Loganair, I found it rather strange that Flybe/Eastern re-introduced the add on from Newcastle within 1 week of the announcement.
The aircraft was going back to Newcastle every day I just wonder if with Aberdeen they get better utilisation of the whole J41 fleet rotating through Aberdeen, Newcastle and Humberside? As I do believe that they are short of aircraft now after parking many J41s up.So it looks like a way of rotating the CWL based aircraft more. Each day the aircraft will need to swap judging by the above.