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Old 3rd Aug 2017, 19:13
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As the first of it`s kind at a major UK airport according to MAG an on site 11M technical college has received planning permission today..will train 500 people per year benefiting the whole region with STN also regarding it as a critical project to provide skilled on site workers as the growth toward 44M pax per year is planned...As a two storey building it is expected to open Autumn 18.....It can only go to add even more vibrancy to the whole Airport site too I feel....
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 11:50
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CEO`s of STN & MAN to swap roles in a statement by MAG....
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 12:02
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Which is the promotion and which is the demotion ?
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 12:18
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davidjohnson6......TBH as long as there is a benefit to STN somehows,then not too much head scratching on this thread perhaps...))
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 15:29
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As the first of it`s kind at a major UK airport according to MAG an on site 11M technical college has received planning permission today
Looks like the Academies at Newcastle and Norwich - presumably that means they aren't major airports...
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 18:19
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SWBKCB....Sadly then you are correct,the airports you mention are not major airports by any industry definition or yardstick alas........I`m very sure MAG used the word carefully with all clarity & perception of their industry in all the press releases.......(By the way not decrying Academies elsewhere of course)...))
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 16:26
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Wow - amazing story about the Stansted "Meet and Greet" service featured on mailonline.
According to the article an airport spokesperson said they were "deeply sorry". Well - I should hope they were!!

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And the airports own website says people need to allow extra time for the next WEEK!!!

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Old 8th Aug 2017, 21:40
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
SWBKCB....Sadly then you are correct, the airports you mention are not major airports by any industry definition or yardstick alas........I'm very sure MAG used the word carefully with all clarity & perception of their industry in all the press releases.......(By the way not decrying Academies elsewhere of course)...))
Where Newcastle leads, the rest follow...
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 16:54
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So more good commercial news for STN...CLU/CargoLogicAir to launch 2 weekly B744F service to Mexico City via ATL...Service to commence on 19.8 & operates Days 3/6.CLU`s first scheduled service.
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 18:16
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SWBKCB.....yup,spot on ))........& on the plus side @ NCL you also have a non flying "real" airframe attached in the form of the ex WestJet B732 which I have noticed on various visits.I believe NWI now have an ex Chanex B733 hangered & newly arrived...
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 23:56
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Hole in the runway...

According to the Evening Stansted looks like Standard Airport has had a chaotic evening!

Hole in the runway and lots of diversions to Luton and East Midlands.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/tran...-a3610726.html
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 00:17
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Is the photo that appears in the Standard taken in a pier? The finish looks as cheap as chips with its corrugated roof and exposed steel pillars. Race to the bottom?
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 01:40
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The photo looks like it could have been taken in Satellite 3 at the very end where the building is single story with only 5/6 gates, the remaining part of Satellite 3 is on the upper floor and doesn't look anything like this and is rather pleasant and totally glazed giving great views overlooking the aprons.

Although it's looks cheap in this view it was built for the use of Ryanair and the shops, cafes are on the upper floor.

I think even this view was it looks far superior than the bland cheap looking gates we've see at LTN.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 05:51
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That's why I said a race to the bottom I can see gates 52, 54 and 56 which should pinpoint the location. Flying used to be a pleasant experience, it doesn't look like a pleasant experience in this photo.

I think last year both Luton and Stansted came joint last in the passenger Which survey. This year I seem to remember Luton was just one point below. Luton has an excuse that it is operating way above capacity and is a building site but Stansted doesn't have that excuse so why do passengers rate Stansted so badly?

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Old 14th Aug 2017, 07:33
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That's why I said a race to the bottom I can see gates 52, 54 and 56 which should pinpoint the location. Flying used to be a pleasant experience, it doesn't look like a pleasant experience in this photo.

I think last year both Luton and Stansted came joint last in the passenger Which survey. This year I seem to remember Luton was just one point below. Luton has an excuse that it is operating way above capacity and is a building site but Stansted doesn't have that excuse so why do passengers rate Stansted so badly?
Because STN has deteriorated so much over recent years. Most of the other London airports have,in some ways, got better. Not LTN, obviously, but LTN was always poor. But STN used to feel pleasant, until the MAG effect kicked in
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 08:45
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The area around gates 51-59 has seemed pretty lousy for a long time - I can certainly remember the crummy feeling in 2013. There are simply too many gates squeezed into a tiny shed for comfort.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 09:01
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A key difference I find between STN and LTN is that the people I know that moan about LTN use it, those that moan about STN dont and just assume it's bad. That said, if they try flying out of STN early morning and returning after 11pm they'd be right. Any other time of day they'd be fine.

A complaint of people I know that do use STN is the trek through duty free, even though they have to do the same at LGW which they insist is better.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 09:14
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the issue with Stansted is that they keep you in the lounge until STD-45, I know and understand why they do it but I don't want to buy anything more than a coffee and Sandwich and like to go to the less crowded gate area after that. I cant as my Ryanair flight could be SAT2,3 or Coaching and my EZY flight could be Sat 1 or 2 so I end up hanging around in the main lounge taking up space
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 09:45
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The photo was taken at the end of the Ryanair pier, which is a corrugated roofed hanger, on the ground floor. There are minimal amenities ... a couple of toilets, a couple of vending machines and equipment for roping off areas to form queuing lanes. It makes the rest of the pier seem like a luxury hotel.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 19:07
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Moving on to a more positive note again....STN records a 10.5% increase in pax for July`17 for 2.58m on the month...& as already recorded puts STN thru the 25m pax per year mark..Cargo just over 2% up for 21,200 tonnes on the month...MAG also stating 50m of extra capacity being added before the new arrivals terminal is available inc extra seating in departures..extra check in facilities & an increase in aircraft stands..
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