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Old 27th Jul 2012, 16:42
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I see the spotters were out in force along the Percival Way fence this afternoon - star spotting probably!
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Old 27th Jul 2012, 17:22
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B-ABC would be Hong Kong, B-1234 China and B-12345 Taiwan.
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Old 29th Jul 2012, 04:05
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I think Mr Bust and the 'lady with the blue rinse' coped! Thank you Buster!
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Old 31st Jul 2012, 13:12
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As expected Ryanair have transferred Kaunas flights to Vilnius in direct competition with Wizz?
Flights are 5 x weekly outbound 1600hrs return 2200 hrs approx.
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Old 3rd Aug 2012, 06:41
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ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES

Just noticed that some bright spark has decided to change the arrivals/departures board from the city to the name of the actual airport! OK for us in the know but for the vast majority of travelling passengers errrh! We all know that most UK travellers going on holiday decide for some unknown reason to leave their brains at the departure airport but this is going a bit too far.
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Old 3rd Aug 2012, 06:43
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Gonna be mighty confusion C3B
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Old 3rd Aug 2012, 07:42
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Not every day you get the chance to learn them all for the local pub quiz!!
The airports Facebook page does say they think they have the smartest and insightful crowd on Facebook!!
Shall we start a sweepstake on how long before they are changed back?
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Old 3rd Aug 2012, 12:38
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Now back to Normal......education over.
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Old 3rd Aug 2012, 19:27
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Just in case you thought I was involved, I can confirm that I am okay and very well!

Belarus in a stir as teddy bears fall from the sky | Europe | DW.DE | 02.08.2012
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Old 10th Aug 2012, 13:53
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Olympics

Busy again today with VVIP traffic, I assume another peak all weekend from Olympics closing fun like opening???
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Old 10th Aug 2012, 20:33
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Ocean Sky's new apron is still being dug out. Photo taken on what was the flying club and its car park



Photo taken from what was the old green Metro hangar with the old Autair hangar next door.



Ocean Sky's new passenger lounge is getting a canopy but the ground floor has yet to be filled in

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Old 12th Aug 2012, 13:43
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Interesting photos Mr LTN! Seems quite a large area of hard standing being created for even more biz jets.
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Old 13th Aug 2012, 18:36
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London Luton Airport owner and operator formally confirm relationship through to 2031
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 09:19
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Luton airport row ends as council scales back expansion - Telegraph

Key points seem to be:

Retaining development within current boundary

Applying for planning permission this autumn

Extending the franchise for three years
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 15:14
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JULY PASENGER FIGURES

A total of 1,015,696 passengers passed through Luton in July 2012 down 0.4 per cent on a year ago. Rolling 12 month figure is 9,600,800 up 3.6 per cent.
Interesting figures for the ´´big´´ UK airports only Birmingham and Manchester showing any reasonable increase with Gatwick up only 0.1 per cent with both Edinburgh and Glasgow down and Heathrow over 4 per cent down (so much for the Olympic factor) and Stansted also down which comes as no surprise.
Waiting for the spin BAA will put on those figures!
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 16:24
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Senior sources at Abertis had warned the council that its goal to increase passenger numbers to 30m in the longer term was “totally unrealistic” owing to the airport’s position on a hill and its proximity to Heathrow’s flight paths.
30 million passengers is feasible by expanding the airport south of the runway. Can't see what Heathrow's flight paths has to do with Luton.

Abertis has been granted a three-year extension to its operating contract to 2031
With only a 3 year extention Abertis needs to get the work done quick and then to fill the airport with passengers fast to start making money
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 18:57
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There will be a total re-organisation of the London TMA at some point within the next 10 years which will see deconfliction of routes in and out of all the London airports.
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Old 15th Aug 2012, 15:33
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Adria 2013

Adria's timetable, now loaded to mid-June shows LTN-LJU being operated by all A319 aircraft, rather than the current mix of A319/CRJs. A slight capacity increase. Times remain similar.
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Old 15th Aug 2012, 16:02
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Blue Air Winter 2012/3

Schedules show Bucharest dropping from the current 6pw to 5pw over the winter, and Bacau from 5 to 4. I feel sure this is an increase on last winter's capacity.
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Old 15th Aug 2012, 16:08
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El Al winter 2012/3

Timetable shows 3 x 737-800 per week through winter (selected weeks only), again a capacity increase on last year.
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