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Offline Ed Winchester

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Stobart / EI Regional grounded
« on: June 12, 2021, 09:34:53 AM »
All EI flights operated by Stobart have been grounded
Passengers advised not to go to airport
All ATRs at city will get baggage carts nose and tail  and impounded
ATRs at Kerry and Carrickfinn are on way to hangers at Dublin to be locked away.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2021, 09:37:59 AM by Ed Winchester »

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Re: Stobart / EI Regional grounded
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2021, 11:52:45 AM »
From BBC News:

Aer Lingus is stopping flights from George Best Belfast City Airport to several UK destinations.

It comes after Stobart Air, which operates Aer Lingus' regional services, including those from Belfast, failed to find a buyer and is being liquidated.

Flights to Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh, Exeter, Manchester, East Midlands and Birmingham have been cancelled.

Stobart Air also operated a number of routes within the Republic of Ireland for Aer Lingus and those routes have all been cancelled.

Aer Lingus was due to replace Stobart Air with a new regional operator next year but it is not clear how quickly it could now start to operate the services.

Emerald Airlines was being lined up to take over the contract.

Stobart Air staff received an email from the company's managing director on Friday night informing them of the situation.

It outlined that Ettyl Limited, a company based in the Isle of Man, had agreed terms with Esken, the owners of Stobart Air, to buy the company.

However, according to the email, Esken discovered on Thursday evening Ettyl Limited was unable to acquire the company "on the original terms" or "obtain an alternative funding package within the required timescale".

The email stated that Stobart Air was now in the process of appointing a liquidator.

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Re: Stobart / EI Regional grounded
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2021, 01:00:47 PM »
They say a picture never lies....
Stobart now doing bus substitutions from Belfast City

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Re: Stobart / EI Regional grounded
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2021, 03:26:58 PM »
No great surprise that Stobart has been forced to cease trading, especially with social distancing and the Covid situation. They had too many routes that were borderline viable, much like Flybe.
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Re: Stobart / EI Regional grounded
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2021, 06:34:59 PM »
City Flyer to do MAN EXT LBA
To keep crews busy until their own flights start and then ............

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Re: Stobart / EI Regional grounded
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2021, 09:47:18 PM »
He should have kept at the lorries.

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Re: Stobart / EI Regional grounded
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2021, 10:52:58 AM »
All sorted except for EMA.......who don't seem to want passengers anyway at the moment as it eats in to profits from cargo
ATR just airborne heading to mainland......EI-FSK. Looks like going North sea
One out of Dublin heading to Denmark
« Last Edit: June 13, 2021, 11:12:21 AM by Ed Winchester »

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Re: Stobart / EI Regional grounded
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2021, 08:35:50 AM »
I read a press release yesterday but not sure how accurate it was. BA have picked up a number of the routes but they will be flown by Aer Lingus. It says the aircraft are E190s so Iím assuming itís cityflyer. Will it be staffed by Aer Lingus crew or is this just a lazy journalism? I know EI crew have staffed BA planes before

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Re: Stobart / EI Regional grounded
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2021, 12:51:50 PM »
This is the story I saw about the situation at BHD....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-57504098
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Re: Stobart / EI Regional grounded
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2021, 01:53:49 PM »
Thatís the one-Iíll be interested to see what way it works