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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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Old 15th Aug 2012, 16:14
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FlyBe winter 2012/3

Throughout winter, IOM stays at 4pw, Jersey 3pw.
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Old 15th Aug 2012, 19:02
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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.
That's interesting as according to media reports they will get rid of all Airbus gear by the end of summer schedule.
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Old 15th Aug 2012, 20:30
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Got to say I'm amazed with the support El Al is getting on the LTN-TLV route, with capacity increases on a regular basis.

Remember there is another 2 x B744 full of passengers getting on/off at LHR T2B every day.
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Old 15th Aug 2012, 20:59
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Quote: "Got to say I'm amazed with the support El Al is getting on the LTN-TLV route, with capacity increases on a regular basis.

Remember there is another 2 x B744 full of passengers getting on/off at LHR T2B every day."

Not really surprising: large VFR traffic from Hendon and the surrounding area, Hendon is a few stops from Luton on the Thameslink or a short motorway drive, much more convenient than traipsing accross Middlesex to Heathrow!

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Old 15th Aug 2012, 21:10
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There is so much choice though, not just El Al - there's also easyJet and British Airways providing tough competition. Already up to 6 flights per day, 38 flights a week each way between London and Tel Aviv.

I also don't suppose there will be much transfer traffic out of LTN.

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Old 15th Aug 2012, 21:21
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North London is full of Jews who live minutes from the M1. Luton is dead easy to get for them while Heathrow is a pain
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Old 16th Aug 2012, 04:40
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And I think the fares are pretty competitive - my life!
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Old 16th Aug 2012, 13:57
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The El Al schedule seems highly erratic though. This year, only the Friday flight seems to be constant year-round. However, since the start of the Olympics it's been daily ex-Sat, usually with a 762, alhough I saw on Tues. this week they sent a 763ER. Little sign of the 772's they sometimes used last summer.

EZJ must be giving some stiff competition LTN-TLV with a daily flight, albeit with the smaller A320's compared to LY's 767's.
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Old 16th Aug 2012, 15:27
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Grrr

Luton-Tel Aviv is one of the most lucrative routes on the easyJet route network
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Old 16th Aug 2012, 17:18
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Tel Aviv

Have a look at prices for short notice flights next week, I bet EZY could do 3 daily no problem! - are they allowed?
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Old 16th Aug 2012, 21:55
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Interestingly though the caa stats show a 30% decrease on the Tel Aviv route,down from 24500 in July2011 to just under 19000 for July 2012.
Is this just down to El Al as Easy schedule is the same as last year I think?

Note that the Planning application for the replacement Signature hangar next to the cargo has been approved by LBC this week!

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Old 17th Aug 2012, 05:37
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Aer Lingus Regional have added a saturday flight between LTN-WAT for W12/13, increasing flights from 4 to 5 wkly over the coming winter, compared to last. Currently 7 wkly for the summer.
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Old 17th Aug 2012, 09:10
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Grrr

Is that to the detriment of the London Southend route?
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Old 17th Aug 2012, 09:23
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Is that to the detriment of the London Southend route?
I don't think so. I am sure our friends over at Southend will be able to clarify.
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Old 17th Aug 2012, 09:52
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No its not. Sen has only ever had one sat rotation. Ltn and sen we're in growth last month
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 05:31
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Distress

At about 18.58 I heard an almighty noise of what I first considered to be a military Hercules (sounds of props not jets) taking off from the airport. Upon investigating it was in fact an Easyjet A319 having got into difficulty during climb out! Subsequently the aircraft returned to Luton for an emergency landing at about 19.20 with fire engines on stand by.
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 06:52
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EZY015 to EDI Flight took off a couple of hours later, whether same aircraft or not I don't know.
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 07:42
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I know nothing about the incident but my first thought would be that the unusual sound could have been the RAT deploying.
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