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Old 1st Apr 2010, 17:48
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Ah so that explains all the police tape and forensics all over the baby ticket desk this morning
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 14:02
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Airport and train link bus axed

Airport and train link bus axed

Amazed that the bus service from Parkway is being axed - why build the station in the first place anyway. People might as well go to Nottingham on the train now and get the Skylink bus service.

And you have to book a taxi 12 hours ahead!

Government want people to use public transport more! Would have been better to take the track through the airport and have a station there methinks!
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 18:38
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Sounds like an improvement to me - taxi on demand versus a bus only every half hour. And you don't have to book 12 hours in advance - all it says is that the cheap price requires 12 hour advance booking. How many people going on a flight DON'T know that they will be flying 12 hours before they need to be at the airport? But the axing of the bus is clearly indicative of it not meeting its business objectives, which is in turn probably indicative of it not being appealing to prospective passengers. In any case the Parkway station lost its direct association with EMA when National Express first sold the airport and then lost the Midland Mainline rail franchise - the station's primary purpose is park and ride for Nottingham/Derby/Leicester commuters, and for London passengers, not for East Midlands Airport.

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Old 5th Apr 2010, 19:27
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Sounds like an improvement to me
Really? - sorry not convinced!
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 21:50
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Fair enough, but last time I landed at EMA and needed to get to Parkway station, the next bus was in 25 minutes time - no way was I standing around the airport waiting to lug bags and stuff onto and off a bus when I could get a taxi to the station immediately - which I did.
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 12:33
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manx at EMA

With Manx airlines to start flights away from its IOM base, will EMA have some new flights the 19 seat aircraft would give some routes a chance from EMA i.e

EMA-CORK old RYANAIR ROUTE
EMA-DERRY old RYANAIR ROUTE
EMA-SCILLY ISLANDS
EMA-EXTER
EMA-PLYMOUTH
EMA-ISLE OF WIGHT old BRITISH MIDLAND/DERBY AIRWAYS ROUTE
EMA-OSTEND old BRITISH MIDLAND/DERBY AIRWAYS ROUTE

JUST A THOUGHT OF SOME NEW SERVICES

REGARDS
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 14:16
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looks like it is going to be a good summer at ema. 0927 ema man
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 19:42
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Like to add baby had a bash at cork, aswell as ryanair.
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Old 14th Apr 2010, 19:07
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March Pax

Source: CAA

East Midlands March passenger figures 268452 -19.3%.

Possible the last month of mega decreases with the extra Baby
and Ryanair flights?

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Old 14th Apr 2010, 21:13
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Another disastrous set of results. We'd better hope things do improve, because the passengers dropped by 19.3% whereas there was 'only' an 8.3% reduction in flights. This means that baby and Ryanair are still seeing passengers fall on their established routes, and surely at least one of them won't put up with this much longer.

This is the lowest March passenger figure since 2002, when bmibaby hadn't even been dreamt about and Ryanair had never heard of EMA, and it's a huge 41.5% down on the peak value of 2 years ago.

I suppose there will be at least 5 extra passengers this year - we're flying to Mahon in July!

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Old 15th Apr 2010, 10:36
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March Pax

Mike

You touch on an interesting point here as you can understand the bulk of the reduction due to easyjet and this will be part sorted by FR's 7th aircraft and baby's increase plus Jet2 but the worrying aspect for baby is this "eggs in one basket" problem.

Hopefully this is just a blip but take their five core based aircraft (okay it is 7 now) - source CAA.

Belfast March pax 5908 down 32%
Glasgow March pax 9835 down 14%
Edinburgh March pax 10713 down 15%
Paris March pax 7691 down 15%
Amsterdam March pax 9339 down 1.2%

To be fair all airports north of Watford are hurting on domestics in the main but other airports are showing growth to Amsterdam & Paris.

Okay Belfast is really up as Ryanair added 33% on their previous year figure.

A quick scan of the ryanair routes show pax down like most airports due to their winter reductions and these will recover this summer. The worrying aspect are the BMI Baby flights especially for next winter.

They have increased EDI and GLA back to three daily in the week but the above figures suggest that this could be a bit risky.

Certainly an interesting summer ahead at East Mids.

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Old 15th Apr 2010, 11:24
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Pete

The domestics GLA & EDI are still hurting from the fall out of the banking crash and the increase in APD,

BFS is leakage to Ryanair and BHD

AMS & CDG again exchange rates and economic slow down. people are still traveling but not has often, i think that the election will also slow traffic as will the world cup in SA, so not much good news around!!

The volcanic ash cloud currently closing all UK air space is likely to be an onging thing for weeks, months and perhaps a couple of years depending on upper wind patterns, the big one to watch is this little volcano much bigger brother up the road, each time the little one has kicked off its big brother followed sooner or later, that has the capacity to shut our airspace for weeks or months at a time.

Were that to happen, then i guess all bets are off.

I bet Ryanair are well pleased that a good number of the pilots only get paid when they fly!!

I friend off mine in York says he has got fine coating of very abrasive dust on his car this morning, Don't use your wipers!!

I see baby website saying all their flights in and out of UK today now cancelled, free re book or apply for refund

So how long before somw tw*t on TV blames climate change?
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You are a happy chap

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Inkjet

You are a happy chap

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Old 15th Apr 2010, 17:36
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Thought it was called an act of god..................
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 17:48
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some only like bad news i like good news. ex 0523 covman
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Old 16th Apr 2010, 11:15
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Act of God

Not an act of God according to the travel insurers, some calling it adverse weather and therefore no payouts for cancellations etc
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Old 16th Apr 2010, 21:51
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Ian Brooks

Hi Ian

Yep a happy chappy, but i guess you'd thought we'd be back flying by now? so just a realist, the problem is there is no know safe level or un safe level of ash.
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Old 19th Apr 2010, 17:41
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Just found this on interweb

Katla is another volcano in Iceland. Situated to the north of Vík í Mýrdal and partly covered by the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Katla’s peak reaches 1,512 metres. Katla last had a major eruption in 1918 and the one word used to describe that has been ‘vicious.’ Since 1999, geologists have been uneasy around the Katla volcano as it showed signs of waking up and historically, every time the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupts, Katla soon follows. The past two days has seen an increase of 200% in Katla’s activity. This isn’t something to just worry the residents of Iceland, but of the whole world too. Smog, famine, floods and freezing were just some of the things the last Katla eruption caused. Let’s hope that travel disruption is the worst of it!

Famine, Freezing, Floods, bloody hell time to get some employment insurance
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Old 19th Apr 2010, 19:05
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East Midlands to Aberdeen operating Tomorrow tea time
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