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Old 5th Aug 2013, 10:58
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Yak97
 
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So while one part of the States (T&R) is approved to spend money on an aircraft for AUR another part (PSD) is busily trying to get an operator in to compete on the LGW service as they are worried about the shortfall on the airport budget!

And they are considering the creation of a monopoly situation on the route (as they still apply route licensing they could just not licence another carrier on that route). What would the UK Monopolies Commission have to say about that?

Statements from T&R expect an order by mid Aug for new delivery June 2014, so a requirement for a short term lease to cover the gap? However as Flybe have some E195's coming up for end of lease could they go for a used aircraft - which then would not need the short term coverage?

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