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Old 13th Jun 2017, 15:56
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The B737 MAX9 mentioned previously is visiting RYR @ STN before going on to the Paris Airshow....
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Old 22nd Jun 2017, 22:00
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Underperforming routes

Ryanair is by far the dominant carrier at Stansted and (like any other airline) reviews on a periodic basis the performance of routes and cuts those which are deemed to be poor performers. Because demand for air transport in Europe is much higher than winter, the most obvious time to pick out routes from STN that Ryanair are cutting is around early September, when Ryanair start publicising their schedule for the following summer.

Anyone got any ideas for Ryanair routes from STN that might not be around for summer 2018 ? Last year these were Kos and Parma, as well as Oslo-Rygge which was cut from the network in its entirety

More details of what was cut in previous years can be found at:
http://www.pprune.org/airlines-airpo...ml#post9405693
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Old 9th Jul 2017, 16:29
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As an update, I've noticed that fares for Stansted-Lorient are looking pretty low. A oneway two days ahead costs 30 from STN (including APD !) with some fares from Lorient at 5

Perhaps one of the routes that might not last beyond October ? Or is there lots of marketing support involved ?
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Old 11th Jul 2017, 15:03
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No surprise that no new EZY routes announced.

Although, slight increase on AMS. Increased to 4 daily every day apart from SAT from December.
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Old 11th Jul 2017, 21:09
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Frankly it's a result there aren't any cuts and the number of airframes remains the same
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Old 12th Jul 2017, 09:57
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Pax figures for June + 7.9% for 2.362M....Cargo not too shabby either + 10% for 22,117 tonnes in the month...Will be going thru the 25M pax per year & entering the big league this month....An excellent result....
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Old 12th Jul 2017, 10:31
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
Pax figures for June + 7.9% for 2.362M....Cargo not too shabby either + 10% for 22,117 tonnes in the month...Will be going thru the 25M pax per year & entering the big league this month....An excellent result....
They need the new terminal urgently. The existing one can't cope with current volume, already inbounds are restricted to ease the pressure on the arrivals side.

Makes you wonder how even more pax will be coped with without destroying completely customer tolerance.
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 07:50
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They need the new terminal urgently. The existing one can't cope with current volume, already inbounds are restricted to ease the pressure on the arrivals side.

Makes you wonder how even more pax will be coped with without destroying completely customer tolerance.
The new terminal in itself will not help improve matters, unless the number of Border Control personnel is increased as well. Passenger numbers continue to increase, but this doesn't seem to be reflected by a commensurate ability to process the extra pax, hence the horrendous logjam in the arrivals hall.
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 12:06
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The last 3 times I have arrived (Jan, Mar and last Monday) have been very quick to get through immigration, took about 5 mins on Monday early afternoon when many holiday flights were returning. Much better than the last 2 years where I have queued for closer to 20-30.
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 13:21
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The main issues are overcrowding in the departure lounge, terminal road access during the morning peak and check-in space, the islands aren't fit for purpose anymore.

Construction on the shoreline check-in starts in September where they will knock down Joe's/M&S to Costa to put more check-in desks in time for next summer. Then Zone A will be removed and so on. So will look similar to Luton when finished. Once the new arrivals building is complete a second security will be built where the current international arivals is.

Charlie Cornish quoted recently saying he had expected more long-haul airlines and routes by now however he believes brexit has hampered these plans as the falling pound for outbound tourism and business uncertainty for inbound traffic. I expect if Jet2's EWR shopping flights are successful it might encourage scheduled carriers to service NYC. Although I do wonder what long haul airlines would come to STN?
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 13:56
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''The main issues are overcrowding in the departure lounge''
Which wouldn't have been a problem if they hadn't put in an effing big shopping mall right after security.
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 18:40
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Although I do wonder what long haul airlines would come to STN?
The only ones will be those awaiting Gatwick slots, and in turn Heathrow slots.
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 10:47
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Originally Posted by _aax1 View Post
Construction on the shoreline check-in starts in September where they will knock down Joe's/M&S to Costa to put more check-in desks in time for next summer. Then Zone A will be removed and so on. So will look similar to Luton when finished. Once the new arrivals building is complete a second security will be built where the current international arivals is.
Do not wish to call anyone a liar, but can you support this. I work within the terminal building and I have heard the current shops/restaurants within Zone A/International arrivals are staying as they are until the new arrivals building is operational.
And frankly landside has very minimal in the way of shops and restaurants as it is I can not see MAG taking down nearly all of those units.
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 12:25
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This is what has been discussed with senior leadership team in a meeting with airlines and 3rd parties. September was the date set to start the work. I'm not going to post the documents on here so you will have to just wait and see.

MAG I'm sure would of rather waited for the new arrivals building but they're aren't enough check-in desks anymore and the airport will struggle this summer in regards to that. STN is 5 years ahead of their operational planning in terms of pax figures. They would not be able to handle a new reasonable sized airline with the current landslide facilities, if their flight time wanted to be from 6am to 2pm
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 21:24
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I have been flying a lot from Stansted recently. I have to say that they have security well under control in the morning and I generally get through within about 15 minutes of arriving in the terminal.

The terminal drop off however is a different matter. I believe they have been looking at different options to try to sort the issue out but the taxi drivers tell me traffic is backed up to the A120 junction from about 04:30 to 07:00 the airport are apparently looking for any good ideas to resolve it so if you have one please let them know.
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 23:30
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the airport are apparently looking for any good ideas to resolve it so if you have one please let them know.
Stop charging for drop offs so people don't have to waste time fiddling around at the barriers as this is what has caused the problem (both here and in Glasgow too). Oh. They didn't mean that?
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Old 15th Jul 2017, 09:40
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that is an issue but its not THE issue that is causing the queues. People stop at the start of the drop off causing queues, they blocked off the start so people are forced further along and they stop there causing queues. I believe the real issue is that the area is totally over capacity in the morning and the only way to fix that is to encourage less people to drive to the airport, which is easier said than done.
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Old 15th Jul 2017, 09:53
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You can get 30 minutes in the adjacent Short Term for not much more than the 10 minutes at the shambolic, timed, rapidly increasing in price drop-off.
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Old 16th Jul 2017, 06:50
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Towards another level....I believe there is a plan to put in place "mezzanine" areas & seating in certain localities within the terminal....to be constructed off site & moved in sections to the terminal...idea was for September onward...... Onward & upward then..SS
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Old 16th Jul 2017, 12:16
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Originally Posted by STN Ramp Rat View Post
The terminal drop off however is a different matter. I believe they have been looking at different options to try to sort the issue out but the taxi drivers tell me traffic is backed up to the A120 junction from about 04:30 to 07:00 the airport are apparently looking for any good ideas to resolve it so if you have one please let them know.
Separate Junction further along A120 with dedicated automatic shuttle that just walk onboard and takes direct to terminal. Collection point as well that is separate but part of facility. Removes people and traffic away from Terminal.

Mind you could do that at Midstay BUT issue would be that needs to a dedicated line direct to the Terminal not one where get in bus then come out and sit in backed up traffic.
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