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Old 21st Jan 2008, 18:14
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The Israir JFK flight has been dropping in a few nights a week for fuel for the last couple of weeks, not sure if it is a permanent arrangement or not. Similar to El Al in the old days.
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Old 21st Jan 2008, 20:05
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Thanks for the info
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Old 22nd Jan 2008, 07:43
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Is TLV-JFK schedule and continuing strong jetstreams/headwinds over Atlantic presumably occasionally requires fuel stop.
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Old 22nd Jan 2008, 18:43
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Headwinds

That would explain why East-bound flights were running early today.
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Old 24th Jan 2008, 15:52
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Old maxjet lounge

Very random question. But what is happening to the old Maxjet lounge. Is EOS going to have it? Or is AA going to come across from Sat 2?
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Old 24th Jan 2008, 19:36
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The old Maxjet lounge

In early January VR were using it for their flights to Cape Verde, but it does appear that their flights have now stopped.
Any more info on VR from STN?
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Old 25th Jan 2008, 08:59
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Centralwings has decided to withdraw all flights operating from Stansted, eff. from March 31st.
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Old 25th Jan 2008, 10:57
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So how many operators have left Stansted now, presumably as a result of the BAA charges increase?

Blue 1
Centralwings
Sky Europe
Maxjet (receivership)
Air Berlin domestics and Leipzig
Ryanair reductions (7 aircraft?)
Globespan

Any others?
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Old 25th Jan 2008, 13:19
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Lourdes Flights

I noticed at Aviance today that TITAN are operating 4 Lourdes flights in
February.Its a long time since we have seen winter traffic on this route
not since BRITISH WORLD,and certainly not since a low cost carrier has been offering Pau.
Lets hope that this is a sign of more charters coming back to STN since the FR reduction and cut backs.
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Old 25th Jan 2008, 13:25
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Any others?

XL have moved to EMA.
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Old 25th Jan 2008, 19:41
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Globespan

They were back today with a TFS. Was this a one-off?
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Old 26th Jan 2008, 01:23
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LGS6753,

No-frills airlines enjoy the opportunity to whinge about airport user charges when circumstances permit (more free headlines), but these are just one of many factors in determining the viability of an air service. Fuel costs are still historically high with crude oil around USD$90 per barrel of oil; USD$100 has already been breached once and will no doubt be seen again afew months down the line. And the likelihood of recession is also a major concern for airlines; discretionary travel is very much in the firing line as consumers tighten their belts. High energy costs, instability in the banking system, "credit crunches" and faltering property prices all point to a difficult year for the airline industry. STN is not alone in suffering cutbacks and I suspect that the user charges at the airport are not the most significant factor causing them; look at examples of cutbacks listed on other airport threads where airport charges are not the "issue du jour".

All the best. SHED.
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Old 26th Jan 2008, 11:36
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Shed -

Fair comment about general economics, with which I agree. However, Stansted does seem to have lost a lot of business of late, whereas the likes of Luton, Bristol, East Midlands and others have experienced growth. These other airports have had setbacks too, of course, especially with the consolidations in the charter market.
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Old 26th Jan 2008, 14:24
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Airlines that have left STN

Besides the others already posted. CSA pulled out back in October. BRS keep using STN bassed easyjet planes because they dont have enough.
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Old 4th Feb 2008, 23:01
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LGS6753

I'm afraid that the ecomnic realities that you have correctly identified will also apply to the strip on the hill as well!! MInd you, at least the 'rounbabout' might be a little lest congested!!

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Old 6th Feb 2008, 01:43
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If anyone gets excited about a licence apparently being granted to the South African company 'Civair' hoping to trade as 'Redair' operating from CPT to STN - don't!!

This may well be a re-run of a similar attempt that the same man tried in 2004 that went nowhere and many prospective pax say they never got their money back. He has no a/c but says that he is shopping. The thread running in another website forums says some very nasty things about him.
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Old 6th Feb 2008, 08:40
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ICTS

Next time ICTS ask to check your I.D just think about this for one minute.

Taken from Mirror.co.uk

Illegal immigrant Stansted airport cleaner jailed for two years



An illegal immigrant cleaner has been jailed after she used a friend's passport to work on the cordoned-off air side at Stansted for two years.
Amanda Banda, 21, admitted using a false passport, in a security breach "almost defying belief", a court was told.
The Liberian borrowed the document from a Portuguese pal to be vetted by ICTS security firm and got a cleaning job at the Essex airport.
Banda, of Harlow, had been given a security pass.

She was jailed for six months at Chelmsford crown court.

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Old 6th Feb 2008, 15:16
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6 Months for being a cleaner , isnt that longer than the Afghan hijackers served ??
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Old 7th Feb 2008, 19:27
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She was jailed - what about the people who did not check her passport correctly and GAVE her the air side pass????????
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Old 7th Feb 2008, 19:41
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that would be the overpaid baa staff in enterprise house,theyr loosing their jobs anyway as its all being moved to scotland i think. if any more airlines pull out or decrease their flights at this rate well all be out of a job.
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