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TheLocalYokel

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BRS currently has Smartlynx A320 YL-LCL and Thomas Cook A321s G-TCDG and G-TCDK based.
At this moment, YL-LCL is operating to Bourgas, TCDG to Skiathos and TCDH to Antalya.

Thomas Cook has Smartlynx (ART) aircraft based at:
BRS - A320 (YL-LCL)
CWL - A320 (YL-LCS)
NCL - A320 (YL-LCO)
STN - A320 (YL-LCT), A321 (YL-LCQ)

Thomas Cook has Avion Express (NVD) aircraft based at
BHX - A320 (LY-NVZ)
EMA - A321 (LY-VEG), A321 (LY-VEH)
MAN - A321 (LY-VEA), A321 (LY-VEC), A321 (LY-VED)
Looking at your Thomas Cook posts in the BHX and CWL threads, I note that four rotations each week from those airports are operated by BRS-based aircraft (all A321s?) on 'W' patterns. Given that for the most part TCX aircraft at BRS operate no more than two rotations per day this would be the equivalent of one aircraft being part-based for five days each week.

I can't remember so many BRS TCX flights being operated 'away from home' each week. I stand to be corrected but the only one I can recall happening regularly (over a number of years) was a Saturday 'W' pattern to EXT from PMI which now seems to have been dropped.
 

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Looking at your Thomas Cook posts in the BHX and CWL threads, I note that four rotations each week from those airports are operated by BRS-based aircraft (all A321s?) on 'W' patterns. Given that for the most part TCX aircraft at BRS operate no more than two rotations per day this would be the equivalent of one aircraft being part-based for five days each week.
Here is the number of aircraft based during peak August (excluding LGW & MAN) along with number of departures per week, including any w-patterns that the based aircraft operate.
You can see that now BRS is a 3x aircraft base and operates 4x W-patterns to other bases each week, it still has similar number of departures to NCL and STN (also 3x aircraft bases).

2017: BFS - 1x based, 14x departures per week
2018: BFS - 1x based, 14x departures per week

2017: CWL - 1x based, 15x departures per week
2018: CWL - 1x based, 16x departures per week
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2017: GLA - 2x based, 28x departures per week
2018: GLA - 2x based, 28x departures per week

2017: EMA - 2x based, 29x departures per week
2018: EMA - 2x based, 28x departures per week

2017: BRS - 2x based, 28x departures per week (operates 1x W-pattern flights to EXT from PMI)
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2018: BRS - 3x based, 39x departures per week (operates 4x W-pattern flights to CWL from AYT / BHX from AYT / BHX from DLM / BHX from PMI)

2017: NCL - 3x based, 43x departures per week (operates 1x W-pattern flight to DSA from PMI)
2018: NCL - 3x based, 41x departures per week (operates 3x W-pattern flight to LBA from AYT / BHX from NBE / NWI from DLM)

2017: STN - 3x based, 43x (shorthaul) departures per week
2018: STN - 3x based, 41x (shorthaul) departures per week (operates 1x W-pattern flight to EDI from AYT)
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2017: BHX - 4x based, 60x departures per week
2018: BHX - 4x based, 63x departures per week
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2017: MAN - (operates 5x W-pattern flights to EMA from DLM / BHX from AYT / BHX from HER / BHX from PMI / LTN from CFU)
2018: MAN - (operates 9x W-pattern flights to BHX from AYT / BHX from DLM / LBA from AYT / LBA from DLM / LBA from DLM / LTN from AYT / LTN from AYT / LTN from DLM / LTN from DLM)
 

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Summary of TCX Routes - Summer 2018

Now we are well into the Summer season, I've again compared a week in August 2018 to the same week in 2017 of Thomas Cook Airlines schedule from BRS:
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Number of routes operating per week:
2017: 17
2018: 23 (+6)
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Number of flights per week:
2017: 28
2018: 39 (+11)
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Number of aircraft based:
2017: 2x TCX A321
2018: 2x TCX A321, 1x A320 (operated by SmartLynx) (+1)
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Weekly Frequencies: (a '[+]' or '[-]' represents change from 2017)

5x Weekly

Dalaman (DLM) [+2]

4x Weekly

Antalya (AYT) [+2]
Zante (ZTH) [+1]

3x Weekly

Majorca (PMI)

2x Weekly
Corfu (CFU)
Larnaca (LCA)
Menorca (MAH)
Tenerife (TFS)

1x Weekly
Bourgas (BOJ) [NEW] [+1]
Gerona (GRO) [NEW] [+1]
Hurgharda (HRG) [NEW] [+1]
Kos (KGS) [NEW] [+1]
Paphos (PFO) [NEW] [+1]
Preveza (PVK) [NEW] [+1]
Almeria (LEI)
Crete Heraklion (HER)
Gran Canaria (LPA)
Ibiza (IBZ)
Kefalona (EFL)
Lanzarote (ACE)
Malta (MLA)
Rhodes (RHO)
Skiathos (JSI)


SUMMARY

The SmartLynx A320 operates the following schedule in August 2018:
Mon: MAH, ZTH
Tue: TFS, HER
Wed: BOJ, LCA
Thu: MLA, DLM
Fri: PFO, DLM
Sat: GRO, ZTH
Sun: PMI, PVK

Both BRS based TCX A321s operate two departures each day throughout the week with the exception of four days where one aircraft operates a W-pattern to another base. These are:
Tue: BRS-DLM-BHX-DLM-BRS
Wed: BRS-AYT-BHX-AYT-BRS
Fri: BRS-AYT-CWL-AYT-BRS
Sat: BRS-PMI-BHX-PMI-BRS-DLM-BRS (replacing PMI-EXT-PMI which operated in 2017).
 

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Tcx will be basing a second aircraft during april2019 adding extra frequencies to the likes of dalaman , Antalya , lanzarote and Hurghada
CWL seems to be getting something similar for April. Do you know if this is a general initiative across most of or all the Thomas Cook airports?
 

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https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/family-stranded-turkey-after-thomas-1740806

Family stranded in Turkey after Thomas Cook blocks flight home to Bristol Airport over 'safety' concerns

Another drink-related incident involving an airline associated with BRS. As usual, the 'accused' people are denying they did anything wrong as if the airline staff want to go around telling lies. Well done and all power to you for taking this action, Thomas Cook.
 

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Bodrum is a new destination for next summer. Every Friday. The w pattern Antalya reverts to a simple brs-ant -brs rather than heading to Cardiff as well
 

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Summary of TCX Routes - Summer 2019

I've compared a week in August 2019 to the same week in 2018 of Thomas Cook Airlines schedule from BRS:
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Number of routes operating per week:
2018: 23
2019: 25 (+2)
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Number of flights per week:
2018: 39
2019: 42 (+3)
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Number of aircraft based:
2018: 2x TCX A321, 1x A320 (operated by SmartLynx)
2019: 2x TCX A321, 1x A320 (operated by ???)
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Weekly Frequencies: (a '[+]' or '[-]' represents change from 2018)

5x Weekly

Antalya (AYT) [+1]
Dalaman (DLM)

4x Weekly

Zante (ZTH)

3x Weekly

Majorca (PMI)

2x Weekly
Corfu (CFU)
Larnaca (LCA)
Menorca (MAH)
Tenerife (TFS)

1x Weekly
Bodrum (BJV) [NEW] [+1]
Enfidha (NBE) [NEW] [+1]
Almeria (LEI)
Bourgas (BOJ)
Crete Heraklion (HER)
Gerona (GRO)
Gran Canaria (LPA)
Hurgharda (HRG)
Ibiza (IBZ)
Kefalona (EFL)
Kos (KGS)
Lanzarote (ACE)
Malta (MLA)
Paphos (PFO)
Preveza (PVK)
Rhodes (RHO)
Skiathos (JSI)


SUMMARY

In 2018 a based TCX A321 operated a W-pattern to another base on four days each week. These were:
Tue: BRS-DLM-BHX-DLM-BRS
Wed: BRS-AYT-BHX-AYT-BRS
Fri: BRS-AYT-CWL-AYT-BRS
Sat: BRS-PMI-BHX-PMI-BRS-DLM-BRS (replacing PMI-EXT-PMI which operated in 2017).

In 2019 only the Saturday PMI W-Pattern will continue meaning that on Tues, Wed and Fri the BRS based aircraft can operate two departures per day instead of operating BRS-DLM-BHX-DLM-BRS for example which takes all day.
Therefore, BRS has gained an
extra flight to AYT on a Tuesday,
a new flight to NBE on a Wednesday, and
a new flight to BJV on a Friday.
 

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