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Old 6th Oct 2008, 19:08
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A lot of KLM Cityhopper's Fokker 70s are either undergoing, or due major maintenance checks (hence them having 3 or 4 aircraft on short-term lease), and what with the Fokker 100s going tech so often, there's a lack of replacement aircraft, so services are being cancelled.

The question I would be asking is, is it just our services getting cancelled, or are several services being effected?
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Old 6th Oct 2008, 20:45
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Reading the Cardiff thread,they are also having several KLM flights cancelled,because of aircraft going 'tec'.
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Old 6th Oct 2008, 23:15
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Yes it's a lot wider than just us, several airports across the country, and some in Europe, are having the odd flight cancelled, and in a new twist, KLM are not scheduling the odd flights now to avoid having to cancel them, today's KL1537/8 being one, as well as the KL1533/4 on the 17th, and the KL1537/8 on the 20th.

Some better news from KLM though, the KL1539/1530 will be operated by F100s for the winter schedules (if they don't keep breaking down that is!!).

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Old 7th Oct 2008, 11:43
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Thumbs down August figures

Just spotted these on another web site...last man out switch the lights out please!!


Total pax for August: 73999 (-24.2% on the same period last year)
ABZ 2487 -10% (2766)
ACE 1363 -20% (1712)
AGP 3216 -52% (6674)
ALC 8234 -3% (8521)
AMS 10293 -9% (11259) [LBA -8%, NCL -9%]
BJV 2385 +11% (2146)
BOJ 1305 -41% (2221)
BRU 0 -100% (275)
BSR 212 +100% (0)
CFU 0 -100% (1637)
DLM 3362 -41% (5678)
DUB 5925 -12% (6704) [LBA -5%, NCL -22%]
FAO 2308 -16% (2749)
GLA 48
GRO 4254 +7% (3984)
IBZ 3175 -25% (4255)
JER 1407 +43% (987)
LBA 0 -100% (169)
LCA 0 -100% (1753)
LDE 431 +100% (0)
LHR: 6473 -2% (6600)
MAH 1427 -27% (1958)
MAN 56
NCE 0 -100% (1053)
PFO 0 -100% (1816)
PMI 8707 -38% (14120)
REU 2734 +10% (2496)
SOU 25
TFS 1413 -4% (1468)
WAW 2632 -29% (3714)
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Old 7th Oct 2008, 12:01
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Yea, very bad indeed, but is it worth noting that despite being heavily down on last year, we're up on last month?
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Old 7th Oct 2008, 12:08
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That sounds a bit like looking at shipping figures for April 1912 and saying May was a much better month.
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Old 8th Oct 2008, 20:00
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BD 333 - Fri 10 Oct

Evening All

I'm booked on BD 333 on Fri 10 Oct.
Just been on the BMI website to try and book Mrs IB on the same flight, and it is not available to book, just BD 331 or BD 339.

Anyone know if this flight is just fully booked, or has it been pulled for one reason or another?

Cheers in advance
IB
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Old 8th Oct 2008, 20:38
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DTV Airport – Time to get your head out of the sand methinks.

You queried an earlier post of mine because two airlines produced a vote of confidence in continuing to operate from DTVA. No known reason for either to do so whatsoever, either financially or operationally.

Strange don’t you think that just 1 working day later out come an abysmal set of August pax figs. Were the vote of confidence articles a deliberate plan to divert the media away from a well known forthcoming bad news story ? I’ll let you decide that one, and while you do, have a look at August 2006 and you’ll find another 36,000 passengers were going through the doors then. In 2008 we’ll be lucky to total 650,000, and no doubt that will be blamed entirely on fuel price rises and the credit crunch, not management ineptitude.
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Old 9th Oct 2008, 08:13
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Passenger figures down over summer months

Airports reveal steep decline in passengers (From The Northern Echo)
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Old 9th Oct 2008, 08:50
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I find it totally amazing that yet another 'name' Robin Tudor head of PR (...PRopaganda?) at Peel holdings is called upon to comment in the 'local rag' on state of affairs at DTVA, yet again reflecting on the pathetic ineptitude of many employed in the high echelons at DTV. Perhaps some should turn to a career better suited say hairdressing, where they could presumably provide a more positive contribution to the local economy.
Love the para re. GSM surely this is an instance if one has nothing to say or contribute then simply shut up !
As for 'Hughie' well as ever it would appear that he continues to 'walk on water'. How much longer is this complete shambles to continue ?

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Old 9th Oct 2008, 11:16
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Written proof, if it were needed, of the assumption in the last sentence from my previous post.
The loss of pax is everyone's else's fault apart from DTVA management !!!
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Old 9th Oct 2008, 13:29
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Looks like the Northern Echo reads PPRuNe.

So does DTVA management?

Perhaps not!
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Old 9th Oct 2008, 14:38
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Hey ! who is calling the Echo a local rag.Its a well established northern newspaper .If you want to read a "rag" look no further than the Gazette.
Its normal practice for Heads of PR in big organisations to make responses to Journos so maybe KQ is busy trying to keep the ship afloat rather than yacking to newspapers.
Or maybe not...................................................
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Old 9th Oct 2008, 17:17
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maybe KQ is busy trying to keep the ship afloat rather than yacking to newspapers.
Or maybe not............................................... ....
Shouldn't think her salary is based on Performance related pay, else it wouldn't be worth her turning up.
As for the delivery of information to the media, then if you review the various press releases from DTV over the past year or so then you will note as with everything else there appears no co-ordination & 'yacking' as you put it comes from all directions.
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Old 13th Oct 2008, 10:24
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BBC Radio Tees news item this morning -

DTVA reps are currently away on their annual trip to the airline routes conference, this time a jolly jaunt all the way to Malaysia no less!! Nice work if you can get it, particularly if their strenuous efforts from previous years are anything to go by, a guaranteed and unreported nil return.

The ‘PR spinner’ from Peel also pointed the finger at Thomson and the ‘credit crunch’ for the drastic reduction in pax numbers in 2008. The general message implied the loss of pax certainly wasn’t DTVA’s fault, and typically for the local media, there was nothing asked about what Peel intended to do to rectify the problem. They were more hung up on the taxing question of what the initials MME actually stood for !!
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Old 14th Oct 2008, 17:37
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from the Journals NEBusiness.co.uk:

"DURHAM Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) claimed it was on track to boost passenger numbers to 3m by 2015 as it launched a charm offensive to lure more airlines to the region.

DTVA delegates at this year’s World Route Development Forum - which ends in Kuala Lumpa today - are selling the benefits of Tees Valley in a bid to seal deals with airlines from Europe, Asia, USA and the Middle East. The airport secured 40 meetings with airlines at the annual event, which brings together more than 750 airports and around 350 airlines from across the globe, and hopes to convert initial dialogue into new business.

“We cannot name names but we are talking with airlines from Europe and further afield,” said Robin Tudor, head of PR at DTVA owner, Peel Airports Group. “There is no reason why long-haul flights cannot be conducted out of Durham Tees Valley.”

Currently, there are no direct long haul flights from Tees Valley.

Regardless of the outcome of the Malaysia talks, DTVA said the economic crisis had not forced a downward revision of its target to quadruple passenger numbers from 750,000 over the next seven years.

“We are still working towards these targets. We know this is a difficult time but the future for aviation is good, based on high demand for low-cost flying,” said Mr Tudor.

Three budget carriers - Ryanair, flyglobespan and jet2com - already fly from DTVA, and both Ryanair and business airline KLM recently pledged their long-term support for the terminal, although flyglobespan has yet to make decision over next summer’s schedule."


Good news about new Jet2 flights...
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Old 14th Oct 2008, 18:06
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Long Haul from DTVA

lets start taking bets.

2/1 Laker airways to the states

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Old 14th Oct 2008, 18:19
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Hows about they start getting some decent short haul links first before they go chasing after long haul work that will never appear (bar the cruise flights) ??

Some more scheduled stuff and any charter work at all would be nice judging by what next summer looks like at the moment!
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Old 14th Oct 2008, 20:05
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Three budget carriers - Ryanair, flyglobespan and jet2com - already fly from DTVA
You'd think the guy would check out who actually flies from the airport which employs him before going on a jolly to drum up further business.

Unless of course he counts occasional crew training as "flying from DTVA"
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Old 14th Oct 2008, 20:06
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Three budget carriers - Ryanair, flyglobespan and jet2com - already fly from DTVA
Since when have Jet2 flown from DTV?
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