Stobart Air to operate for BA Cityflyer

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Old Oct 31, 18, 11:01 am
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98 seats, fixed Club cabin of 6. First one running from 16 November until the end of June 2019, and the second one added from end of January to the end of summer. Aircraft will nightstop in LCY and DUB. These aircraft are to add capacity required for the new Rome and Munich routes plus additional Zurich rotation, before the four additional frames arrive next year.
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Old Oct 31, 18, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by Worcester View Post
Do the Stobart Air aircraft have names on them like the trucks?
The ones in Aer Lingus livery have saintís names in line with the mainline fleet. They are in Irish on one side of the nose and English on the other.
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Old Oct 31, 18, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by zappomatic View Post
98 seats, fixed Club cabin of 6. First one running from 16 November until the end of June 2019, and the second one added from end of January to the end of summer. Aircraft will nightstop in LCY and DUB. These aircraft are to add capacity required for the new Rome and Munich routes plus additional Zurich rotation, before the four additional frames arrive next year.
Nice to hear they are being refitted with 98 seats. Interesting what you say about how long the aircraft are operating for. Especially as I have read articles from more that one source quoting a BACF spokesperson saying that it is a 3 year lease agreement.
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Old Oct 31, 18, 12:35 pm
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Nice to hear they are being refitted with 98 seats. Interesting what you say about how long the aircraft are operating for. Especially as I have read articles from more that one source quoting a BACF spokesperson saying that it is a 3 year lease agreement.
they won't be the 195s currently in the fleet, as these cant operate to LCY. Sources elsewhere say they are coming from Virgin Australia, who do have a fixed 6 seat business class cabin and 92 economy seats. Is 6 club seats a bit on the small side?
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Old Oct 31, 18, 4:17 pm
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Are there actually any BA planes operating BA flights these days?

there are so many of these leased planes from numerous other airlines itís a lottery if you get a BA service!
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Old Oct 31, 18, 5:22 pm
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Are there actually any BA planes operating BA flights these days?

there are so many of these leased planes from numerous other airlines itís a lottery if you get a BA service!
I would say there are quite a few. Especially as there are only 2 leased aircraft now operating flights for BA. One is the A343 Leased from Air Belgium which is operating from LHR and the other is a S2000 Leased from Loganair to operate the LCY-IOM Route.
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Old Oct 31, 18, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Scotflyer80 View Post

I would say there are quite a few. Especially as there are only 2 leased aircraft now operating flights for BA. One is the A343 Leased from Air Belgium which is operating from LHR and the other is a S2000 Leased from Loganair to operate the LCY-IOM Route.


I think the post was a bit tongue in cheek but in October Jota, Titan, Air Belgium and Eastern all did charter work for BA.
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Old Oct 31, 18, 10:13 pm
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Will be 1-2 in club - smalll cabin of 6 seats...nice!
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Old Nov 3, 18, 3:36 am
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First E90 will be registered EI-GHJ. The aircraft will begin operating for BACF on 16th November, which is two days earlier than previously announced. During the first week of operation the aircraft is due to operate

MON - BA7301/BA7302/BA4455/BA4456/BA7305/BA7306 (LCY-LIN-LCY-RTM-LCY-LIN-LCY)
TUE - BA8761/BA8762/BA8453/BA8454/BA8738/BA8737 (LCY-FRA-LCY-AMS-LCY-FRA-LCY)
WED - BA8761/BA8762/BA8453/BA8454/BA8738/BA8737 (LCY-FRA-LCY-AMS-LCY-FRA-LCY)
THU - BA8761/BA8762/BA8453/BA8454/BA8738/BA8737 (LCY-FRA-LCY-AMS-LCY-FRA-LCY)
FRI - BA7301/BA7302/BA4455/BA4456/BA7305/BA7306 (LCY-LIN-LCY-RTM-LCY-LIN-LCY)
SAT - BA8491/BA8492/BA4464 (LCY-TXL-LCY-DUB)
SUN - BA4467/BA7305/BA7306 (DUB-LCY-LIN-LCY)

The 2nd aircraft is showing as operating from 31st January. The 2nd aircraft will operate mostly to GVA and FCO. The S19 schedule has yet to be updated to show which flights Stobart aircraft will be operating
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Old Nov 16, 18, 9:38 am
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LCY/NCE being operated by Stobart Air

I received emails this afternoon concerning several flights I have booked next summer to Nice. BA have written this:


We're writing to let you know that there has been a change to the airline that will operate your flight to London City Airport.


Weíve had to make some adjustments to our schedule and have leased an aircraft from Stobart Air. They will operate the flight on our behalf so you can fly to your destination as planned. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Does anyone have any more information about this; or know how the Stobart planes compare with BA Cityflyer?

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Old Nov 16, 18, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
I think it is related, I'm pretty sure it is part of the Stobart Group which itself was founded by dear old Eddie.
The Stobart Group came about in 2007 when the haulage business was bought by a property fund. The combined company was renamed the Stobart Group. The group began to focus of infrastructure and support services, plus the airline and haulage firm was off loaded in 2014, although the group goes still hold share in it.
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Received a notification overnight that my LHR-LUX flight in February will now be operated by Stobart - didn't see any reference to LUX flights being operated by the Stobart fleet previously.
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Old Nov 16, 18, 2:36 pm
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Received a notification overnight that my LHR-LUX flight in February will now be operated by Stobart - didn't see any reference to LUX flights being operated by the Stobart fleet previously.
That's a new one on me too. I wonder if this is the "new" E195s that Stobart announced it was getting last year. LUX is T3 so there is relatively easy scope for using the Gate 24 bus area for E195s or indeed ATRs (hopefully not!).
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Old Nov 16, 18, 2:52 pm
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Just to be picky here. The E195 canít and I suspect never will be able to operate into LCY.

Same applies to the E175.

BA operate the E170&E190 which is able to operate into LCY

STK will operate 2xE190 for BA

not to be confused with the 3xE195 that STK also have, which currently operate ex SEN as part of the flybe franchise but will soon be looking for a new home, potentially UK regional flying into DUB on behalf of aer Lingus regional.


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Old Nov 20, 18, 9:27 pm
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I received the same email for a flight to Nice in July. When I called BA to confirm they had no record of it and said it was still as normal.
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