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Old 23rd Nov 2004, 19:02
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New Terminal at Newcastle?

I was just wondering at what stage of progression the new terminal at NCL is, I don't know a lot about it, and it seems there is very light information on it. I have been informed that besides the new terminal (which I think will be situated where the kerosine tanks are), the older part of the current terminal will be drastically renovated to keep more in line with the current 'charter terminal', as the airport has been heavily criticised for the current layout.

It is all well and good banging up new terminals, but where the hell are the aircraft going to park?

Anyway, MyTravel will only be operating one a/c, an A321, and Excel Airways will take over most of the remainder of their 2004 program.
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Old 23rd Nov 2004, 19:15
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I donít think if you look at the airports master plan that a new terminal is planned at this stage. An extension from the existing one to a new pier may be.

As for criticising the old part of the terminal, well the only people who seem to do that are the spotters!

The people who travel through it donít seem to mind. Once youíve checked in these days itís off through to the massively enlarged and very nice departure lounge!
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Old 23rd Nov 2004, 19:44
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I disagree with you totally, I travel through the airport quite frequently, and I find it a bit of a jumbled mess. It's not all the time that people want to go through the airport security as soon as they have checked in, and the scheduled check-in area is an extremely miserable place to spend more than 30 seconds, granted the airport after security is very nice, but the security area itself does not look up to scratch, having travelled through the airport a few times recently, it looks rather temporary. The sooner it is rectified the better.

Thanks for the info on the new terminal.
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Old 23rd Nov 2004, 21:10
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There are currently no plans to develop another terminal. There are, however, plans to develop a new pier and new stands.

The stands are currently being reviewed, and as I understand it will be created in blocks of 4 or 5 on the land between the existing remote stands and the fire station.

The new pier will more than likely be built where the fuel farm are currently, meaning the fuel farm will be moved probably to a site north of the fire station. This will probably not happen until 2006 at the earliest though, as the plans were only published in the Masterplan for 2006-2016 this year (as 10 DME ARC says) and planning applications etc will need to be submitted.
the airport has been heavily criticised for the current layout
I don't really see your point about the layout, after all, most people don't want to hang about at check-in, and for those that do, there are 2 cafťs, one in either check-in hall, with WH Smiths, Greggs and the entrance to the departure lounge between the two.

The security area is no different to that which is found at other airports, a queueing system followed by the usual scanners, what more do you want?
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Old 23rd Nov 2004, 21:31
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Sorry boys but if you travelled as oftern as you say, you might have noticed the new fuel farm is already built! On the land that used to be the hover square north of stand 19.
Opens just before Xmas!


I agree with John, I both work and travel a fare bit through the airport and find the old part of the terminal alright, plenty to do if you don't want to go airside that quickly and then great once you do go airside. ( now the signs have been added )
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Fuel Farm

Well I haven't been through since early September, don't remember seeing it there then, when did they put it up? I'll be flying out in the first week of December though so i'll look out for it then!
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Old 24th Nov 2004, 11:18
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Fuel Farm

It been under construction for at least the past month or two.

now the signs have been added
Its beginning to look like an international airport with the signs!

The new pier will be needed when its eventually underway/completed, as this summer, all it took was 1 aircraft to be running a bit behind and it messed up the whole stand allocations, mostly aircraft getting bumped off pier, like its been happening lately with the WIP, stands 7,8 and 9 all now closed.

Nice to See even mr JP's flight was delayed due to the lack of domestic stands available a few days ago.
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Old 24th Nov 2004, 13:30
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I flew into Newcastle International from Southampton a couple of weeks ago with flybe, (£3 + tax return), and was really impressed with the facilities compared to what we have at Southampton and Bournemouth.

The 'pick-up' car parking was very convenient, the check-in facilities were adequate, and the departure area was stunning!

Is this the same airport that was called Newcastle Wolsington in the days of my 1950s childhood?
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Old 26th Nov 2004, 09:36
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s this the same airport that was called Newcastle Wolsington in the days of my 1950s childhood?
Woolsington with two O's - the first village on the road into town.

The old terminal (called 'Passenger Reception' in those days) was opposite the present one, on the other side of the runway.
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Old 26th Nov 2004, 17:32
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The new fuel farm is almost complete and will be operated by Swissport.

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Old 26th Nov 2004, 22:15
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So will the old fuel farm be closing as soon as the new one opens?


Meanwhile, Ryanair has announced that they will not be operating any more routes from Newcastle until 2006 (other than Milan) with Barcelona and Stockholm being favoured destinations for a 2006 start, depending on how successful the Milan route is.
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TJ!

Is that you SK?

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Old 27th Nov 2004, 07:24
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Think whats been mentioned above is generally correct. I was under the impression the new fuel farm would be online by 1st January, didn't know about Swissport operating it (but i can believe it). This will create space for the terminal to expand in that direction, bringing with it another pier and stands (but not in the near future).

btw The current fuel farm operators have had the airport to court objecting to being booted out, not sure of the outcome (They were told to be out by the last day of December.)
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Old 27th Nov 2004, 15:01
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I believe they are in court towards the end of december about it, apparently BP wudnt give the airport the % per litre of fuel that they wanted (double what the presently get)

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RYANAIR I would add that Mr. O'Leary did say that he hoped that Milan would become twice daily as soon as possible.

Even if Ryanair went up against Easyjet on Barcelona, it would be Girona or Reus which I think still gives Easy the edge if you are planning a weekend in the city.
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Old 29th Nov 2004, 12:11
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As long as they get rid of that bloody stupid revolving door in international arrivals. At least with the winter schedule there are less flights going through at any one time.

It's a nightmare in the summer months with maybe 5 flights getting in at the same time and all pax going through the one revolving door.

it would make a difference if passengers listened to us crews when we tell them only 2 trolleys at a time, but oh no, they know better, that 3rd one always has to make a dash for it and guess what it stops again.
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Old 27th Jan 2005, 20:51
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New fuel farm operational 14th March, operated by Swissport, unfortunately.
BP to quit site by 28th March.
Conoco site now empty and dismantling begins Feb.
Old fuel site is to become car hire return, real reason for airport building their own farm is to shift the profits to them. Currently, BP pay 0.66 ppl and in the new farm the levy is going to be
1.5 ppl.
Current staff TUPE over to Swissport.

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Old 28th Jan 2005, 18:34
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Should be interesting times ahead. Wonder how the resources will be allocated when it comes to a choice of servicing a Swissport a/c or a Servisair a/c and one has to get priority? Can't see Easyjet taking any crap, and the airport can't afford to lose that contract.

For what it's worth, I think you guys have been shafted well and truly. Hope the next thing works out a little better for you all.
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Old 28th Jan 2005, 18:56
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The airport have also acquired 'Park and Fly' in the last couple of days, heading towards monopoly on car parking too.
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Old 28th Jan 2005, 19:19
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The airport have also acquired 'Park and Fly' in the last couple of days, heading towards monopoly on car parking too.
There's still the two car parks at Callerton though.
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