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  • #19476
    Ros21
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        Easyjet are in negotiations to fly from Gatwick to Chania for summer 2010. The decision should be made by the end of November. If they operate it will be from end of March to end of October, 2-3 flights weekly.

        Ros.

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        #19926
        ganesh
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            Good news for travellers to Western Crete :-/ :-/ but more flights to Chania could mean more noisy aircraft in the region and possibly more development ! :-/

            #20188
            patricia
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                Very good news for those of us in the West.
                Sorry Ganesh but one or two extra flight arrivals a week wont make a lot of difference to Chania when you consider the amount of air traffic noise we get from the military jets every week and Im sure the West can accommodate the extra tourists without building more hotels and guest houses. Many local businesses here have been struggling for quite a few years after quite a few tour operators stopped flying to Chania from regional UK airports.

                #20370
                ganesh
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                    Yes I know but more budget routes to holiday destinations often signal the increase in tourism leading to more and more deveopment which we have seen in Spain and now Cyprus.I would hate to see this beautiful area go the same way,and I hope you are right.
                    Personally I hope those particular flights do go ahead as it would make life easier for me :)

                    #20504
                    patricia
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                        Glad that this flight ….if it does happen…helps you Ganesh.
                        Personally, it still means I have to take a connecting flight to the North East.. :'(.

                        I can only hope someone from Easyjet gets the message that Crete is home to a lot of us Northerers :)

                        #20610
                        ganesh
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                            Yes me too!, My local airport is Bristol and there are currently no flights from there to Chania so I have to go either Bristol to Heraklion or Gatwick to Chania ( and these are summer only).
                            In the winter it means via Athens.I’m also not all that keen on Easyjet but they are cheap.
                            By the way where did you get the info on forthcoming routes?
                            I’ve never been able to find anything!

                            #20693
                            altohb
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                                In the winter it is via Athens for everyone! If it is any use to you at all, some of the charter outfits were flying from Bournemouth to Heraklion this year, so it might be worth looking to see if they go to Chania from there as well.

                                #20762
                                Ros21
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                                    On 24th November Easyjet announced 10 new routes for 2010. Unfortunately flights to Chania are not amongst them.

                                    They may still announce & operate them, but I think it unlikely now for 2010.

                                    Ros.

                                    #20816
                                    ganesh
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                                        :(Is there a website that you can look at to see all new airline routes (as well as easyjet) so that I could monitor it?

                                        #20859
                                        moggy1923
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                                            I see Easyjet will be flying from/to Manchester next summer to Heraklion, as well as Gatwick.
                                            Ganesh, I know of no website for all flights. In the olden days before booking on the web, the traditional travel agents had 2 books that listed all flights and these were issued twice a year. It is some years since I worked in the Travel Business but I can tell you, there were 2 meetings a year with all airlines where they discuss the slots and some slot swapping goes on. regards

                                            #20893
                                            skaletaguy
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                                                Personally I think its a brilliant idea. I dont think it would attract too much increase in aircraft noise, as someone poiinted out earlier, the noise from the passing F16’s is acceptable, so a few more commerical flights isnt going to be ok. Also the military base in nearby Souda will ensure not too much hotel development.

                                                I just wish Bristol airport would introduce a service to Chania. I have been emailing the marketing director at the airport for years and all I get back is they are in ‘negotiations’. In other words it isnt profitable yet. One day maybe.

                                                #20923
                                                latsida
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                                                    Chania flights now on sale on the easyjet site

                                                    #20949
                                                    MartinP
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                                                        Gatwick to Chania don’t start till May 23rd. :(

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