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  • ShirleyBassey 12 posts

    A client told me about an AstraZeneca sponsored BA flight from Cambridge to Gothenburg, and I can see that HfP actually announced the launch back in 2015 https://www.headforpoints.com/2015/02/18/british-airways-launches-flights-out-of-cambridge-airport/

    The flight still appears to be running, as you can find it on plane tracking sites, but I can’t find a way to book this either on the BA site or on skyscanner. Neither will even accept CBG as a valid airport code.

    Is this a bookable flight for members of the public? Either with cash or avios?

    SamG 1,731 posts

    No – it runs as a closed shuttle for glaxosmithkline IIRC. I think because Cambridge didn’t upgrade something to do with security to allow the public to continue to travel on it

    Seagull 70 posts

    I used it multiple times when it was open to the paying public. I only live on the other side of the common to the airport so used to cycle over (saying hello to the cows on the way) and lock my bike up at the terminal! Not my normal start to a business trip. It also meant from wheels down to walking in my front door was about 10 mins.

    NorthernLass 8,469 posts

    Is this the one that also serves (or served) MAN? I saw it boarding a few years ago, it did stir the latent AV geek in me, just a bit!

    ShirleyBassey 12 posts

    Ah that’s a pity, was looking for something a bit more fun than Ryanair from Stansted to Gothenburg!

    Thanks all for the comments

    gerjomarty 11 posts

    I also cycled to the airport when I last used it, which had about 5 people on board. The pilots used to leave the door to the cockpit open. It was certainly fantastic for me at the time living in Cambridge and working for a company based in Gothenburg that *wasn’t* AstraZeneca. Someone on the flight asked me which part of AZ I worked for – the prices and weird route meant there were always very, very few members of the public on it.

    Aparently the security at Cambridge used to drive up from Stansted Airport for the flight arrivals. I heard that one time they were delayed and everyone was stuck in the airport until they arrived.

    Certainly a weird flight and I’m very glad to have had a chance to use it without applying for a job at AZ.

    SamG 1,731 posts

    Is this the one that also serves (or served) MAN? I saw it boarding a few years ago, it did stir the latent AV geek in me, just a bit!

    I think it still does, operating via Cambridge !

    Super Secret Stuff 372 posts

    It’s Astra Zenica AFAIK who, last time I read, guarantee to buy a certain number of seats on each flight. Not sure if it’s switched to a charter but I know you can’t buy tickets as the public

    Super Secret Stuff 372 posts

    Is this the one that also serves (or served) MAN? I saw it boarding a few years ago, it did stir the latent AV geek in me, just a bit!

    I think it still does, operating via Cambridge !

    I don’t think it does, they’re usually two separate aircraft and the Manchester flight goes to Billund, then continues to Gothenburg under a new flight number SUN-AIR planes aren’t that heavily utilised so they are don’t need to jump around too much.

    You can sometimes book the Manchester – Billund flights on Avios quite cheaply, cash is £300+

    NorthernLass 8,469 posts

    I think it was one of those little Dornier jets that I saw, with the BA logo. I was sitting on an easyJet plane at the next gate at the time which was slightly less glamorous 😂

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,375 posts

    It was operated by sun-air which was a BA franchise but not owned by BA

    I even checked the sun air website and Google flights and nothing on sale to the public

    Maybe too many spies from AZs competitors hoping to hear some juicy gossip werw buying the public seats and so they ended public sale !

    Super Secret Stuff 372 posts

    It was operated by sun-air which was a BA franchise but not owned by BA

    I even checked the sun air website and Google flights and nothing on sale to the public

    Maybe too many spies from AZs competitors hoping to hear some juicy gossip werw buying the public seats and so they ended public sale !

    I know someone at AZ, and apparently it’s usually quite busy with senior / specialist staff, sub contractors and uni people. More to do with collaboration I think

    masaccio 807 posts

    The airport will also close at some point in the next few years as Marshall’s obviously figured out just how much valuable land they were sitting on.

    I remember the Amsterdam flights that were amazingly convenient. Park 50 feet from security and in departures in a minute. Waiting for a flight once, I ordered pizza and waved at the delivery driver when he arrived.

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