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Old 18th Dec 2010, 17:09
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Thanks for taking D-AILH inbound from MXP earlier. I was hoping my flight out to Italy would be cancelled.
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Old 18th Dec 2010, 17:50
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The ramp was full aircraft were on the ups and dhl ramps on the dhl was virgin Atlantic A340-600 and BA 777-200 with many other aircraft
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Old 18th Dec 2010, 18:51
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Please dont start posting reggies next

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Old 18th Dec 2010, 18:57
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I'm sure plenty of people are interested... and if the mods dont mind, I managed to get a few pics today of the action, can be found at: Flickr: Oli 's Photostream

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Old 19th Dec 2010, 14:42
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Heathrow closed today any diverts to ema? I know the flybe aircraft left this morning and a few bmi to gatwick
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Old 19th Dec 2010, 17:54
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Oli - thanks for linking to your Flickr stream. Agree that on exceptional days like eysterday there are plenty who are interested to see the pics.
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Old 19th Dec 2010, 18:50
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Oli - thanks for linking to your Flickr stream. Agree that on exceptional days like eysterday there are plenty who are interested to see the pics.
I think the salient point is that EMA does its darnedest to stay open and provide a service for its customers (and a diversionary for prospective customers) while other, more illustrious airports flounder around. Airlines notice these things (hence the point about prospective customers)
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Old 19th Dec 2010, 20:35
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In the old days (20+ years ago) EMA had a great reputation for diversions primarily because the Handling Agents could access hordes of coaches at short notice (i think from Trent buses). So whereas aircraft went to BHX/MAN etc and the punters waited and waited whereas at EMA they just walked out and got onto the coach before heading off to LHR etc.
Now days its more of a problem if only because the ramps are full. 20 years ago it was the BMI Viscount and a Brit 737 if you were lucky!!
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Old 19th Dec 2010, 20:45
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Ramp space -

Its been really nice to see all the ramp spaced used over the last few days once again, makes you wonder just how much money EMA has made from the use of them.

Looks like the central ramp will be full again this summer. Any chance of the ramp being extending next to the 40s?

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Old 19th Dec 2010, 22:14
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I totally agree ema did amazing to take all them diverts as well as runing it's normal schedule with minimal delays. I think that airlines should Look at ema as an expansion airport or at least have a look as you see how well they cope hopefully ema have a look for more ramp space somewhere over the airport giving more airlines opprtunitys to expand the airport clearly has potential with a little changes I.e ramp space, gates. Everything seemed well organised yesterday if they had a few more ramp equipment. Ema has the good surrounding area derby,Nottingham,leiester,loughbourgh and alternatives to airports like man,bhx,Doncaster sheffield
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Old 19th Dec 2010, 22:59
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I'd think the salient point being EMA had no snow!
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Old 20th Dec 2010, 00:04
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I'd think the salient point being EMA had no snow!
On this occasion, certainly but there have been others where there has been snow but they've got it cleared while other airports are still faffing around.
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Old 20th Dec 2010, 16:04
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ramper - thats exactly the point EMA never gets snow these days so why not capitalise on it. De iceing also good for DHL who for example have got some pretty expensive de ice lorries that could be put to good use during the day / weekends
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Old 22nd Dec 2010, 10:27
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ramper - thats exactly the point EMA never gets snow these days so why not capitalise on it. De iceing also good for DHL who for example have got some pretty expensive de ice lorries that could be put to good use during the day / weekends
EMA closed overnight/early morning due to snow. Luckily minimal disruption today to PAX flights due to a reduced scheduled flying program at this time of year on certain flight's, obviously namely bmibaby and ryanair.
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Old 22nd Dec 2010, 11:02
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ramper - thats exactly the point EMA never gets snow these days so why not capitalise on it. De iceing also good for DHL who for example have got some pretty expensive de ice lorries that could be put to good use during the day / weekends
Mr Angry, when did I say not to captialise on it? I'm all for that but I'm merely making the point EMA has been able to do so due to the fact of no snow. Low and behold this morning we have snow and EMA is shut. Been to Riga recently, snowing whole time runway cleared constantly inbetween departures and arrivals ......... AIRPORT OPEN! The UK as a whole needs to re-evaluate how it does things when it comes to these "conditions!"

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Old 22nd Dec 2010, 12:01
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My friend called me last night from Vilhelmina in northern Sweden.

He was telling me that he has cancelled his business trip to Saudi, not because Vilhelmina airport is closed, he says he can not remember it ever being closed despite having winter snow fall measured in meters, but the fact that Stockholm has problems!

Just shows that if you expect snow above your head every year then chances are you will be prepared, if not the airport has difficulty.

I see EMA has delays of around two hours at the moment, so compared to the LHR delays, and I was there on Saturday and the snow looked no worse that what I see out of my window now, we are doing quite well!
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Old 22nd Dec 2010, 17:53
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Its just one of those situations which has a knock on effect, a few WW are operating to near enough schedule, but the de-icing of aircraft can take upto 45 minutes causing more delay... not sure the problems with BE BHD and FR DUB, both aren't EMA based, arrived in on time, but have a large outbound delay
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FR - Dublin is now due out at 21:55. I think the delay is because Dublin is handling over 110,000 passengers today and stands are full.
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Old 23rd Dec 2010, 00:10
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Nope believe inbound Dublin on-time, then a/c used for another route to help the EMA delays so as not to cancel flights then once earliest returning nightstop a/c returned DUB crew took that back to DUB.

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P.S The BE BHD flight was apparently tech for while too.
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Old 28th Dec 2010, 13:25
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S11 update!

Ryanair have finally released Girona for S11... which also confirms 8 based aircraft at EMA for S11 (however, only 7 of them will be operational during a day)

Yet to be released are Budapest and Berlin, but there are gaps in the timetable to suggest Budapest will be on Mon, Fri, and Berlin would be daily.

At the moment, WW need 8 based aircraft on Mon, Thu, Fri and Sun, with 7 on the rest... though depending how successful Munich and Cologne are, will result in a solid 7 based...

TCX will have 2x A321, with W Patterns on Izmir using a A321, Mahon on a B752 and REU on a A320.
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