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Old 31st Jan 2006, 16:29
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Can anyone tell me how often you get AN12s at Prestwick... we have one booked to take some kit down to the Congo on Saturday, 04/02 and was curious.
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Old 31st Jan 2006, 20:00
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I'm sure there are people far better qualified than me to answer this but as they haven't bitten yet, I'll give you the benefit of my dubious wisdom. The answer is 'not very often', which might be a bit vague but I present it to you with the best intentions.

We do see the AN124 fairly frequently, there was one here at the weekend. Which doesn't help you I'm afraid. I think there was an AN12 in a couple of weeks ago as I caught a glimpse of it as I drove past.

Ugly buggers, aren't they?
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Old 31st Jan 2006, 20:33
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Originally Posted by BALIX
I'm sure there are people far better qualified than me to answer this but as they haven't bitten yet, I'll give you the benefit of my dubious wisdom. The answer is 'not very often', which might be a bit vague but I present it to you with the best intentions.
We do see the AN124 fairly frequently, there was one here at the weekend. Which doesn't help you I'm afraid. I think there was an AN12 in a couple of weeks ago as I caught a glimpse of it as I drove past.
Ugly buggers, aren't they?

From what I know, I'd say 1-2 a month on average for an An-12s?
An-26s are a bit more common, maybe.

An-124s maybe up to 4-6 in a busy month?
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Old 31st Jan 2006, 21:32
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Grrr

Congo in an AN12, how long will that take?

Give Buster's wife a truck and I bet that she could get it into Africa quicker, just experience her driving!
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Old 31st Jan 2006, 21:57
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2-3 AN-12s a month @ PIK , Vega Air and Heli Air being the visitors in January so far I gather.
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Old 31st Jan 2006, 22:25
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Yeah 2-3 a month sounds about right although there were at least 5 during December with 2 at once on the 30th.Apart from the 2 operators mentioned by allanmack others are usually Bright aviation,Volare and ACI(UK),although I am led to believe that the one due on Sat is not operated by any of the usual suspects
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Old 1st Feb 2006, 15:08
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It's Aerovis Airlines based in Kiev if that is of any interest to anyone.
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 00:55
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Hey,

Does anyone know of anymore new routes out of PIK for the summer/autumn? Aer Arann? Romour mill from the FR crew room is that another couple of a/c are to be based there shortly..but to operate what routes?
Also Transavia seem to be here for the long haul as they have started a major marketing campaign, no matter where you drive in Glasgow the telephone boxes all have adverts on as do many billboards etc etc.
Did I read that WizzAir were to announce a 3rd route of PIK?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 11:58
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FR are to replace Lubeck flights with a Wroclaw service
JER charter flights will return next summer operated by Loganair
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 13:18
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Are Ryanair replacing all Lubeck flights or only on certain days?
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 16:44
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On all days. It is only operating three times a week at the moment
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Old 11th Apr 2006, 11:09
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This is what some chums of mine have sent to PIK's management. Are their views shared by others? Is this typical Infratil?

We flew back from Prestwick to Stansted (Ryanair) Monday (1740 flight) and were appalled at the state of the departure lounge:

1) The ladies' lavatories absolutely stank and were most unpleasant to use, with no alternative,
2) All the litter bins in the lounge were full and overflowing,
3) Nobody clearing the crockery in the seated area,
4) The floor needed the litter picking up followed by a good hoover and clean,
5) Coffee stall unmanned,
6) Over 3.00 for a sandwich - exploitation.

As a last memory of Scotland it hardly left the right impression. It reinforced much of the negative approach of your tourist industry that is reported in the English press.

In future we will use Air Berlin into/out of Glasgow City Airport.
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Old 11th Apr 2006, 12:48
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Agree that PIK's departure lounge is desperate at present. I gather that there are major plans to completely revamp it but that does not make up for the fact that toilets are not cleaned regularly and that litter is left. (Having said that I am always amazed at the litter left by passengers at all the airports I regularly fly to). As for the catering (SSP) this franchise is a rip off whichever airport they are at and I think they are based in most major UK airports. Quality is crap also and I gather they pay their staff sweet FA - hence the service - it is not just PIK.

As regards flying into Glasgow 'city' airport don't expect anything drastically different if you park at T2 - it is as bad as PIK and needs a major clean up also. Both terminals are now showing their age quite markedly.
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Old 11th Apr 2006, 20:02
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That's Infratil, no staff at Manston (mse) 2 ramp staff + fire crews on each shift to run an airport
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Old 12th Apr 2006, 06:18
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Originally Posted by allanmack
As regards flying into Glasgow 'city' airport don't expect anything drastically different if you park at T2 - it is as bad as PIK and needs a major clean up also. Both terminals are now showing their age quite markedly.
To compare the 60s style facilities at PIK with the consistently upgraded facilities at GLA is nonsense , some of the worlds major airlines now op from GLA and they will have vetted the facilities before using the airport !
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Old 12th Apr 2006, 08:05
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Originally Posted by airhumberside
FR are to replace Lubeck flights with a Wroclaw service
JER charter flights will return next summer operated by Loganair
Hi, just wondered where you got the info re Loganair, I've not heard anything and I work for them.
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Old 12th Apr 2006, 09:17
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Old 26th Apr 2006, 20:26
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Cool More Prestwick

Any new airlines planning on starting up or any new ryanair routes planned?
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 15:51
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I use PIK now and again if it's drastically cheaper than EDI/GLA. It used to be much much worse than it is now and when compared to other FR airports, at leats there is the luxury of shops, padded seats and even a carpet (comparing to Lubeck) in Departures.

It would be interesting to see if this airport is majorly upgraded and how major an upgrade it does recieve. The Terminal as it stands is pretty, the only thing that makes it different from when i flew from there in the late 80's is a coat of paint and a WH Smith!

I hope they re-open the Spectators Gallery, it offered great views of the airport and the surrounding area, and it even had a cafe and an indoor area for when the weather was bad (never foggy though ).


As for the main Glasgow Airport, I like the main Terminal, it is much better than the one at Edinburgh. The T2 section for LOCO flights is a bit of a let down, but it's only for check in and the main terminal more than makes up for it.
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Old 20th Jul 2006, 17:24
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FR have announced new routes to Eindhoven and Riga, at the expense of frequencies on other routes
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