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Old 19th Feb 2013, 10:31
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davidjohnson6
 
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Jan 1st was a Tuesday. Plenty of large corporates were operating at reduced staffing levels until Friday 4 Jan. The KL schedule resumed as normal on Mon 7 January. Some of the weather cancellations were because of snow at Amsterdam, and flights to Leeds diverted into MME.

Yes, Teesside should have lots of snow kit to show it means business, but for a few days of snow per year, the extra passenger revenues do not justify the capital expenditure, particularly when other airports close as well.

If I wanted to go from Darlington to Amsterdam any date in January or February, my first choice airport would be Newcastle, regardless of how much noise MME make about snow kit - nobody would believe MME's claim of resiliency matching an airport 25 times the size

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