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Old 15th Aug 2011, 22:34
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I have no idea, the direct quote is actually coming from the airport press office via its face book page.
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 08:38
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Luton, you want to hope that BAA find a way to keep a hold of STN because its the only way you will keep growing.
This is just nonsense, BAA is not the only reason STN is becoming what it is. How many endless numbers of European airlines do you think are going to flock to STN to compete with the Ryanair beast thats lurking? Add to that how expensive and time consuming to travel to STN is and LTN's catchment area being vast enough to draw in alot of people who are nowhere near STN.

I don't enjoy the whole "football team" style "we are better" "you are worse" debate but realisticly things are going well for LTN and should get better. With investment in the right places it should continue it's success. STN seems to be facing quite a few issues that have zero relation to LTN or BAA.

Worry more about that 5 star future Emirates A380 hub in "sowfend" (I kid of course).

Mikki I'm sure you speak on behalf of STN airport, It's always good to lose an airline and a route?
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 08:54
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The bleeding Olympics

DAZ211 - how many more times have I got tell everybody the Olympics are only on for TWO WEEKS so saying extra stands and slots for Stansted come on guys get real. If you haven't noticed some countries are not even having their HQ near London - example China in Leeds so LBA here we come!
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 11:27
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Grrr

I have a fair knowledge of the plans for the Olympic Games. There will be lots of additional flights, Luton will be rather busy in the lead up, during the games and then for a few days after the closing ceremony, as will all London airports.

Add into the equation the security of the games, the participants and visitors plus the 'lock down' of the FIR, then you have a rather interesting month from mid July until mid August.

No doubt an increase in security will be visible at Luton and elsewhere, so beware!
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 10:27
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some exciting news coming up this week so watch this space...

Any insight in to what this may be yet....?
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 11:33
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Any insight in to what this may be yet....?

Already been announced in the post by ImPlaneCrazy hasnt it...
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Old 19th Aug 2011, 17:28
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Info from the airport face book page!!!

Good News!
We will be merging our Face book Page & Place page soon creating more features & a much bigger community to interact with.


So that's the big news story of the week then???!!!!???
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Old 21st Aug 2011, 12:57
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Oh dear there's me jumping the gun on that fantastic 'announcement' once again Got to say that even I was hoping for a bit more of an exciting announcement! Oh well, life at LTN goes on...
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Old 23rd Aug 2011, 00:18
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Blue Air summer 2012

Blue air 2012 summer schedule now out.
Bucharest up to 6x weekly (from five) Monday afternoon added
Bacau down to two weekly (from three) Thursday and Sunday
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Old 23rd Aug 2011, 11:11
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Anyone know why a BMI A321 was operating in today?
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Old 23rd Aug 2011, 11:24
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BMI

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Departures show Trieste so could it be Arsenal FC?

They are playing Udinese tomorrow and Trieste doesn't look that far away.

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Old 23rd Aug 2011, 12:22
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Spot on again Olton - Arsenal team and press for match against Udinese.
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Old 23rd Aug 2011, 13:05
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Yeah that would make sense, cheers.
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 08:01
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Looks like the Airport Authority are working with the Luton Council to sort out once and for all the road network in the CTA. This should result in the removal of the crossover of traffic that enters and leaves the drop off area. Work hopefully will start on the new road layout in the New Year.
Has not work started today??
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 09:52
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This is what the airport wrote on August 8th so I would say no:

We are actively working with Luton Borough Council on road improvements and with transportation professionals to resolve the crossover of traffic entering the Central Terminal Area and are hopeful that we will have an agreed design which can be delivered early next year.
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 10:38
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Looks like there will be a temporary fix in place soon routing the departing cars around the short stay car park - can't really see how it will help though as the queue will still back up onto the old roundabout regardless of the exit route.
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 11:58
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Removal of traffic lights?
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 12:41
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Looks like there will be a temporary fix in place soon routing the departing cars around the short stay car park - can't really see how it will help though as the queue will still back up onto the old roundabout regardless of the exit route.
Should make a big difference if cars leaving don't have to cross the path of cars arriving. Then those traffic lights won't be needed.
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 14:35
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For me, there is an easy solution to the crossover. Go into the drop off area where you currently come out and you come out where you currently go in. Would take such a small amount of work to move the barriers to the other end of the drop off zone…

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Old 25th Aug 2011, 15:31
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Loggerhead...yes agree that is a solution, a simple solution but you know Councils and Authorities they want a complicated answer !!!!!
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