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Old 20th Mar 2010, 09:57
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Inbound Flight Mondays 0030 arr BOH 0140
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Old 20th Mar 2010, 23:42
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bournemouth routes

after ryanair pull out of the edinburgh - bournemouth route

any news of any other airline filling the gap to a Scottish hub??
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Old 21st Mar 2010, 08:53
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New Air Traffic Control Tower

Rumours of a new air traffic control tower and integrated Fire Station to be erected on the North side of the airfield. This will allow for extension of the western apron & new parallel taxiway from Runway 08 direct to the terminal area. Old taxiway to be closed and new car parks to be opened.

New of new arrivals hall approvals expected imminently
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Old 21st Mar 2010, 09:21
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Towers, Trunks and Palms.

Morning Ryanair1.

New tower long overdue. I visited last summer, it had degenerated to something you'd expect to see in west africa. ATCO's working in very poor conditions. It was bad in the eighties and has gone downhill since. I could imagine that CAA safety group are not best pleased.

Makes sense to move tower north side and to extend the west apron north.. as ever though it will be down to money, would have thought buildings equipment and apron would add up to at least 20 million.

Can't see the budget appearing before traffic at MAG airports has revovered to 2007 levels at least. So we have a long wait yet me thinks.

....and just for fun, I predict that Flybe will slip into the EDI and prob GLA trunk routes before too long, but only 1/day and only to discourage any other robust competition appearing on the sectors to compromise the SOU hub.

...and per my earlier post, agree that Palmair the airline more likely history than trailblazer before long

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Old 21st Mar 2010, 16:14
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Ryanair 1

idea of new tower and fire station is old, not a new rumour and extremely unlikely

Flitefone

tower appears pretty rough from the outside- it's due for a major clean -up this year. Inside, however, it is most definitely not a case of ATCO's working in very poor conditions. It's true enough that the structure is old but large amounts of money have been spent over the last year and the working conditions have improved dramatically. Radar room is excellent, refit of VCR is nearly complete. Given the amount of money spent you're unlikely to see any moves towards a relocation of the facility, though from an increased apron and improved taxiway point of view it would make some sense.
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Old 21st Mar 2010, 20:33
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Old 21st Mar 2010, 21:54
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I will be watching this thread !

if only in the hope of seeing some explanation of what that photo and random text is all about ?



Or should it be EZY on the deckchair !
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Old 22nd Mar 2010, 12:15
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View inside new terminal

Bournemouth Echo article.

Taking a tour of Bournemouth Airport's new departure terminal (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Old 22nd Mar 2010, 12:15
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no industry news

Why is the airport's new terminal and huge investment never mentioned in any of the industry or enthusiast magazines? Surely this is big big news and trumps most airport development work taking place in the UK in 2009/10. Southamptons 100 years of flight is featured everywhere! Frustrating...
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Old 22nd Mar 2010, 13:17
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If the rest of the new airport interior is the same as that shown in the above picture, I can't imagine the likes of the long-term supporters of BOH (i.e. Palmair) will be terribly happy. I don't suppose Ryanair pax will be any the wiser, but for the more 'refined' passenger, waiting in a space rather akin to a warehouse is unlikely to be particularly pleasant.

Assuming this picture does indeed show the true end finish, I can't believe there isn't even any decent suspended ceiling or something to hide all the air conditioning ducts. Again, I hope I am proven wrong...but as it looks, it is disappointing that so much money has been spent on the project to ignore the final finishes?!
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Old 22nd Mar 2010, 14:19
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If you click on the photo section of Bournemouth Echo and type in " airport terminal " there are about 20 photos showing the new terminal including the new walkways , restaurants, duty free shop , shops and gates all very impressive !

Yes i agree about the air conditioning ducts but there is still more work to done and the duty free shop does have a suspended ceiling so who knows

It does give the impression of a huge amount of space and light in the building now
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Old 22nd Mar 2010, 16:05
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The Final Finish

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I travel a lot and just about every airport I visit has exposed air conditioning ducts and various other structural eyesores. Have you been to LHR T5? Its all exposed there.

This new terminal is light years ahead of where BOH has been and is a milestone in the airport history. Pasengers dont care what the terminal looks like. They care if they get wet walking from the car park, or to the aircraft in the rain, and if they have to wait for unreasonable time at immigration or baggage. They care if its too hot or too cold.

Lets get the service right. Passengers want to use the airport if they can to avoid the London nightmare. Good route choice is key, frequent access to a decent hub in Europe will have a profound effect.

A/C ducts won't change a thing but the temperature.

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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 07:25
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Why such a big duty free ?
There cannot be many flights out that qualify for real duty free shopping .

For the design , it is just a modern shed no longer wood but made from ali.

These spaceframe hangers are quick cheap and easy to through up , very little maint.

And all those little 25cl ali cans have to be recycled somehow.
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 08:06
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No banners, advertising sites

Notably absent seem to be advertising/banners in the terminal pictures. Surely this would be something that would assist airport revenue? Light boxes? etc...

PLus i find it strange that everyone is beside themselves with excitement about this - BUT ITS ONLY HALF A TERMINAL. STILL NO SIGN OF ARRIVALS!

so people are departing from a great glass fronted new terminal only to arrive in a porta cabin. what !? For people flying INTO Bournemouth for the first time, the 3rd world facilities still persist. And dont tell me its because departures makes the money. HALF off all pax still come through arrivals. You can make money through advertising, arriving duty free initiatives and rentals from car hire, etc. Not to menton a coffee shop for those waiting.
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 11:02
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Originally Posted by ryanair1 View Post
Rumours of a new air traffic control tower and integrated Fire Station to be erected on the North side of the airfield. This will allow for extension of the western apron & new parallel taxiway from Runway 08 direct to the terminal area. Old taxiway to be closed and new car parks to be opened.
I'm fairly sure this is just someone getting the wrong end of the stick about the radar works going on abeam Mike. Some detail here: Welcome to Eva International - www.evaint.com - Eva International - www.evaint.com Note that these works include a new "radar tower" not a "control tower"
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Old 24th Mar 2010, 03:10
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February passsengers 46,945 (29.5% down)

A 30% reduction in passengers for February is alarming. Especially considering the daily EDI connection is still running in Feb, hasn't been cut yet. More falls projected for months ahead then.

Notable positives:

Geneva up 4.5%
Tenerife up 51%
Las Palmas up 92%
Lanzarote up 179%

Notable negatives:

Dublin down 38.6%
Edinburgh down 25%
Gerona down 55%

Southampton airport grew by 6% during Feb 2010.
Exter fell only by 8%
Doncaster was similar to Bournemouth, falling by 28%
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Old 24th Mar 2010, 12:43
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Wink Alderney

Hi all,

RE: Jerbourg's comment on possible BOU - ACI route

I don't think that Flybe would do that: they have two Twin Otters that are located at the other end of the country flying Barra beach services. They have only flown to Alderney on one route, and that was for a short time in 1985 from Shoreham with the Twin Otters. Very shortlived. Any thoughts?

Aero Mad

P.S.: I am writing a book on the history of aviation in Alderney, due to be published in late July.
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Old 24th Mar 2010, 17:58
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I don't think that Flybe would do that: they have two Twin Otters that are located at the other end of the country flying Barra beach services.
Flybe don't have any Twin Otters. They are operated by Loganair under a Flybe franchise.
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Old 24th Mar 2010, 21:18
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Flybe didn't/don't have Twin Otters but go back in the companies history & you will find that Jersey European did.
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Old 25th Mar 2010, 10:40
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Re Half terminal

Re Shamrock,

Calm down Shamrock.

The terminal is still being built and by far from finished. Just because they have started using it does not mean its all done..

The new revised Arrivals hall is under planning permission which was sumitted in January. I am sure once this has cleared the Arrivals hall will start build meanwhile we still need the Portacabin to keep the airport running smoothly.
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