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  1. superking

    superking Well-Known Member

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    So was LY VEA cover for some thing then.
     
  2. TheLocalYokel

    TheLocalYokel Administrator Staff Member

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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.

    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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    LY-VEA is operating from MAN today to Almeria and Rhodes for TCX where it is based. I don't think it's been to BRS!
     
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    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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    TheLocalYokel Administrator Staff Member

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    That's very enlightening, Severn. Many thanks. It seems that Thomas Cook operates several 'W' patterns from each of a number of airports and, like BRS, they have increased this year with mainly routes to the 're-discovered' Turkey.
     
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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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