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Old 24th Aug 2006, 14:12
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Apologies if this has been raised before but I am being lazy anyway! But how many B733 do Jet 2 base at LBA. I have looked at the timetable from the airports website and on a 'normal' day I think that they do circa 15 rotations from 7 aircraft which hardly suggests that they work them to the bone (I have discounted the TFS and ACE on B757 before anyone points the error of my ways).

Can any of you out there confirm or deny this?

Ooh I am on about the forthcoming winter - kind of important that!
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Old 24th Aug 2006, 14:44
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At the moment is seems to be 7 733's alongside the two 757's.
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Old 25th Aug 2006, 18:45
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Are the 4 new stands online yet ? These will obviously provide scope for further expansion. Presumably the lack of stands is one of the main factors restraining further Jet2 aircraft being based at LBA. I'm sure if Jet2 based additional aircraft at LBA, there are many routes which can be opened up to adequately fill them.
The extra "night stoppers" might cause issues in the terminal given the already heavy passenger congestion in the early morning. Another 4 733's with early morning departures would result in the dep. lounge becoming too overloaded. Something needs to be done pretty sharpish if the growth rate continues.
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Old 26th Aug 2006, 11:53
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Are the 4 new stands online yet ?


In a word "No". If you look at the copy of the NOTAM below you can see the work is estimated to be completed on 04 Dec 2006

AGA : Q)EGTT/QMXHW/IV/NBO/A/000/999/5352N00140W005
FROM 06/04/24 08:00 TO 06/12/04 17:00 EST C1826/06
E)WORKS IN PROGRESS EASTERN END TAXIWAY NOVEMBER.
TAXIWAY ALPHA EAST OF D3 RESTRICTED TO AIRCRAFT WITH A
WING SPAN NOT EXCEEDING 39 METRES.

Progress is good from what I understand. Of course you then have to take into account what sort of Autumn / Winter we are going to get?
Even then, although to work may be completed you then have to take into consideration line markings, taxyway signage, lighting and air publication chart ammendments to name but a few. And a contact of mine from LBA reckons it will probably be ready for May 07! Could be earlier...who knows???

By all accounts the stands can / will accomodate a mix bag of Aircraft including 2 x 737 & 2 x 757 sized frames at once.......its a start


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Old 30th Aug 2006, 20:38
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Has Taba died a death from Leeds? it isn't on the LBA web site and doesn't appear to be bookable with Peltours for October.

if so its a shame as I was just about to book!
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Old 30th Aug 2006, 22:19
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TABA TCP for LBA

Taba's not dead as far as im aware as im flying it for Astraeus on the 5th OCT!
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Old 31st Aug 2006, 20:06
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thanks vpcaptain. I shall try Peltours direct rather than use their website.
I hope it proves to be successful for them and Astraeus
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Old 31st Aug 2006, 21:07
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The Taba has been axed.
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Old 31st Aug 2006, 22:11
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still on my aeu roster for the 5th OCT unless you know something we dont???
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Old 31st Aug 2006, 22:21
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Regrettably yes, it has been axed. Sales across the board are not particularly strong and Egypt is struggling badly this year. It perhaps was not the right year to have a stab at it with the current state of the market, bombings in Sinai etc, but I suppose at least everyone was prepared to try - often better to try and fail than not try at all.
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Old 1st Sep 2006, 04:17
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.............what a surprise.........nothing to do with fact that Taba from MAN undercuts LBA by a mile in price.......

Totally unfair and unjust sales - its like saying buy your jag from a garage in leeds but get 2k off in manchester garage
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Old 1st Sep 2006, 07:36
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Rob, when you've some idea of how the tour operating and airline industry works then perhaps you might grow out of making comments like this. Every time someone puts on a flight from LBA and then cancels it because it hasn't work, you automatically assume that it's a conspiracy theory to bump up sales from neighbouring airports. Snap out of it, for heaven's sake.
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Old 1st Sep 2006, 18:41
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Originally Posted by Flightrider View Post
Rob, when you've some idea of how the tour operating and airline industry works then perhaps you might grow out of making comments like this. Every time someone puts on a flight from LBA and then cancels it because it hasn't work, you automatically assume that it's a conspiracy theory to bump up sales from neighbouring airports. Snap out of it, for heaven's sake.
Flightrider, I reckon I know more about the tour op industry (and how it works) than you think, just for the record.

I am entitled to an opinion.

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Old 1st Sep 2006, 21:11
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Shame to see Taba drop by the wayside, can't help feeling that Sharm El Sheikh would have been more popular.
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Old 2nd Sep 2006, 10:27
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RobT100,
You seem to continually express biased anti IT opinions. Particularily anti TFly. So as has allready been suggested, why dont you just get over yourself. Dont fly them. But fly with someone else from your beloved LBA.
Could it be that holidays ex LBA cost more to buy, because they cost more to operate? No economies of scale at LBA with only a couple of rotations versus say MAN with many aircraft/rotations.If they could fill aircraft at LBA to fly to TCP, they would. But they will put their airframes where the sales are. Not anywhere but LBA as sometimes your posts seem to imply.
LBA is a great airport. Its just not IMHO, a great place to fly planes. Again IMHO, the runway length, and of course the prevailing met conditions, will always be LBA's handicap.
LBA is never going to be as big as MAN. So what. It will continue to operate with great passenger figures and a loyal customer base.
Good on LBA!
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Old 4th Sep 2006, 21:07
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My RSS newsfeed has this evening thrown a story at me saying Jet2 will launch Leeds - Valencia from May18, 4 x weekly Mo, Fr, Sa, Su. No mention of anythig on the Jet2 website. It's common practice in most industries to send out details to the press 24 hours before a public launch with a strict 'embargo' date. Maybe someone has jumped the gun on this occasion.

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Old 5th Sep 2006, 16:52
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"TAXIWAY ALPHA EAST OF D3 RESTRICTED TO AIRCRAFT WITH A WING SPAN NOT EXCEEDING 39 METRES."

So is an a/c with a wing span exceeding 39 metres allowed on the taxiway?
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Old 6th Sep 2006, 08:32
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Manx2 LBA

Anyone know how the new Manx2 IOM LBA service is doing . IOM BLK seems to have started well?
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Old 6th Sep 2006, 11:51
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fredthe anorak,

Pax is usually into double figures but that's not hard on a 17 seat aircraft.

The plan is to very soon upgrade the aircraft to a Jetstream 32. I don't who the proposed operator is.
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Old 6th Sep 2006, 12:37
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Valencia

I just got email from Jet2,announcing the new Valencia route from Lba.Supposed to be nice there I hear,might have to give it a whirl!.
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