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Old 19th Mar 2022, 08:44
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Originally Posted by vectisman View Post
Maybe TUI do not want to go. Previously the 4 aircraft TUI wet leased from Norwegian during summers up to 2019 also operated from South so no real change. Those so called stands will be well used by the increased presence of Wizzair, EasyJet and Vueling. I don’t think they have to be used only by wide bodies.
It’s not as simple as who “wants” to go where. If an airport is at capacity then they go where the airport tells them to. Given that TUI don’t own any facilities in the North Terminal, there’s nothing keeping them there. I don’t think either easy or TUI “want” to have a split operation either.

And no they don’t have to be used by widebodies. But only one widebody stand on Pier 2 has the ability to be split for use by two narrow bodies. The majority of the North Terminal stands can be.

This also causes problems with early long haul arrivals into North requiring two morning departures to have vacated their stands instead of just one.
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