News Regarding Eastern Airways & Air Atlantique

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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
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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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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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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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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...... :rolleyes:

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

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Im sorry, how could I forget that you are much more important that Newcastle Airport...... :rolleyes:
How could you? :D

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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