Could SOU to HUY be via somewhere like Aberdeen?NQY appears to have done well this summer, so it is back on sale for S23 at same frequency. JER also to be operated on a Saturday S23 same as this year.
Interestingly, the Eastern website are advertising fares from SOU to HUY (at 129.99 though!), but it may well be a mistake on the website.
Could SOU to HUY be via somewhere like Aberdeen?
Slow and steady from a home grown airline. I hope it works, pretty confident it will as they suggest it has been brought about on the back of requests from industry in the region.A press release with full details is now available on the Humberside Airport website.
Eastern will operate Humberside-Esbjerg on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 14th December.
The seasonal Newquay route, which re-starts on 7th April 2023, has had its weekly capacity doubled with the introduction of rotations on Sundays and Thursdays.
There are also now some shipping synergies which may help increase usage, hopefully.The route was flown by four airlines continuously between 1983 and 1993. The last operator was Newair, a Danish airline, using a Handley Page Jetstream which must have been close to retirement age. AirUK had operated the route for a couple of years but did not re-aquire it when Newair pulled out. The main driver of the route was oil and gas, which still remains, but now reinforced by North Sea wind farms.
Nice to be reminded of the Air UK days. Hope its successful.Humberside has had a few Danish routes over the years, all of which have been introduced to support energy industries.
The Esbjerg route was operated by Genair in 1983 and in 1984 until their demise. There was a single rotation on weekdays only (i.e. 5 per week) using an SD360. An annual total of up to 5,200 passengers was achieved.
AirUK took over in 1984 using an SD360 and achieved up to 3,800 p.a. during 1985 and 1986..
Cimber Air achieved up to 6,900 p.a. during 1987, 1988 and 1989 using a Nord 262.
Newair achieved up to 4,800 p.a. with their Handley Page Jetstream between 1990 and 1993.
When a major North Sea wind farm programme (which included a new Siemens blade factory) was announced in 2013, SAS were very supportive and announced a new Copenhagen/Humberside route. It was operated between October 2013 and April 2014 using a CRJ200. Loads were in the 25% to 30% range because the route was ahead of its time ( work had not yet started) , the fares were relatively high, and the departure time meant a late evening arrival in CPH, which did not maximise the hub opportunities.
More recently Sun Air of Scandinavia, using a Dornier 328 Jet, have operated services from Humberside to Aalborg and Billund on the British Airways network. The loads were very good because the service only operated between April 2016 and December 2016 when Siemens had a particular need to send large numbers of employees on training courses.