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Old 31st May 2017, 12:23
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Kuwait Airways

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Was wondering the reason why Kuwait Airways decided not to swap SNN for STN. This is because I work in the terminal building daily and saw on two occasions Kuwait Airways engineers being taken through the staff security point into departures.
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 10:32
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Jet2 look to be adding shopping trips to New York from Stansted! Three departures in November and 1 in December...
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 11:00
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Originally Posted by STN406 View Post
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Was wondering the reason why Kuwait Airways decided not to swap SNN for STN. This is because I work in the terminal building daily and saw on two occasions Kuwait Airways engineers being taken through the staff security point into departures.
The basis of the story is:

Kuwait use SNN as a security stop over as the US isn't allowing it to fly direct.

SNN then proposed a downgrade of their fire cover which meant the KU B77W couldn't use SNN. STN/MAN were looked at as a replacement.

STN initially won out, but then STN bosses realised their transit lounge wasn't up to the job for the flight, so, a switch back to MAN was proposed.

It then transpires that a deal had been done with SNN to keep the fire cover for the B77W, so, the flight is staying there.
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 21:17
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The New York trips also appear to be on their A330 aircraft and not the 757
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 22:01
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Originally Posted by FRatSTN View Post
The New York trips also appear to be on their A330 aircraft and not the 757
Titan B767.

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Old 4th Jun 2017, 20:58
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99% sure it will be their A330 (well AirTanker's!). 'WD is configured in Y265, and Jet2 are marketing it as their A330 with Y327.
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 01:52
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It's now June and Stansted should be performing at something close to the expected peak summer level. Furthermore, flights in the July/August peak should by now have relatively few seats left to be sold

Ryanair review route performance, and the weakest performers with no obvious prospect of significant improvement get dropped. Ryanair's Stansted routes are no exception - following the end of summer 2016, routes from Stansted to Kos and Parma no longer operate, and Oslo-Rygge were dropped from the network completely in favour of Oslo-Gardemoen. Further details can be found at
http://www.pprune.org/airlines-airpo...ml#post9405693

Osijek has already gone, and I'm trying to think about what else might not be around for summer 2018. Assuming there is no rescuer on the horizon, I'm guessing Ryanair may end up deploying a lot more capacity at short notice to German and/or Italian bases - possibly in large enough numbers that they may find themselves low on airframes and needing to cannibalise some existing mediocre performing routes
Would anyone care to suggest what Stansted routes Ryanair might drop at the end of October 2017 ?

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Old 5th Jun 2017, 07:18
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Impossible to say, if any go at all. Three routes dropped in two years must be the lowest since the turn of the millennium. Some may swap airports as with Oslo, but that's not really the same thing.

If you consider the direction of the company there are still lots of provincial French destinations and minor cities that on paper would be vulnerable. Based on yield, LUX constantly seems to be available for 20 return which may indicate poor performance. But ultimately financial support and incentives will win out, a route averaging 140 pax with low fares could stay whereas another that is constantly full could go.
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 11:26
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New route to Lyon LYS starting 23 December 2017, 2x weekly
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 11:33
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wonder how this will affect the EZY & BE flights to LYON from SEN
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 11:52
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It's a winter seasonal route so probably not that significantly.
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 14:27
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AtlasGlobal

Just looked at the April 2017 CAA stats for Stansted to Istanbul-Ataturk where there were 9,311 scheduled pax.

That means AtlasGlobal's daily flight, assuming an A320 as it usually is (it varies sometimes between A319s and A321s), would have an average LF of a very respectful 94.6%.

Compared to 6,171 pax in April 2016 when they operated from LTN, it would seem their move back to STN has been a successful one to say the least.

I know there's a potential Easter effect but Turkey of course isn't without it's problems at the moment and surely the change of airport cannot be the sole explanation for such an increase. Anyone got any other explanations?

The only other thing I can think of is that they must have seen a big increase in onward connectivity through Istanbul.
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 15:49
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Historically there's always been a lot of Ercan - bound traffic from STN
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 16:05
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Just as LTN is well placed for Israel, STN was always favoured by the Turkish community. Atlas were actually at STN before they went to LTN.
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 13:52
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Speaking of Israel. The Arkia TLV flights have departed with a 90+% load factor. The airline is also considering increasing it to a all year service.
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Old 12th Jun 2017, 16:04
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Another goodly increase in figures for May`17....Pax +7% for 2.3M & the busiest ever May.... Cargo also + 11% for 23,000 tonnes....
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Old 12th Jun 2017, 18:42
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B737 MAX 9

BOE901 is on route to STN from YYR on route to the Paris air show
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Old 13th Jun 2017, 12:11
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MAG/STN has launched a scoping report to prepare a planning application later this year to go to 44.5M pax PA coupled with 285,000 movements PA.....inc 6 more a/c stands & 2 more taxiway links for the R/W
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Old 13th Jun 2017, 13:15
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44.5m pax sounds like a big number. Are MAG expecting to get planning permission for this, or is it just an opening gambit in a negotiation process with the expectation that the local council will be thimking about a smaller number or other concessions ?
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Old 13th Jun 2017, 15:34
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Yes it is a big number....& as per the wording it is a "scoping" report to encompass all views & comments ready for a formal planning application late this year...Not so sure it is an opening gambit as MAG have made no secret of the fact they will go for max use of the existing R/W...which in numbers is slightly more than LGW are achieving...Sweat the assets or what!....MAG have stated previously there is a trigger number which will then involve asking for a 2nd R/W...STN has planning permission already for 35M & 274K ATM`s...& at present that is the cap...the difference between this & the scoping report is what MAG will now be asking for,hence I guess the limited extra infrastructure asked for this time in the form of 6 more stands as it will be provided to a degree in the drive firstly toward 35M..
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