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Old 3rd May 2014, 14:20
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Good to see the aviation minister at LBA last week. Still all feels like a long way off, but at least they have engaged WSP to kick off some proper analysis on the issue. It will be interesting to see what comes of it.

I wonder if in the private meetings, the issue of APD and/or the £20m growth fund came up? A discounted rate for connections made through LHR would say much more in the short term about the commitment to recognise the importance of international connectivity. It does seem odd we make it so difficult to connect parts of the UK in need of stimulus to the only hub airport we have !

Finally, a large slug of the airport's debt was due for repayment yesterday. On the basis it still seems to be in business, I assume this was successfully refinanced

Aviation Minister drops in to discuss new airport rail link - Yorkshire Post

Mr Goodwill was at the airport yesterday for a whistle-stop tour of the facility, as part of a day of discussions with council and business leaders.

Top of the agenda was improved road and rail links to the airport.

The Minister is visiting regional airports across the country in the wake of a new Government study, which has identified the six national congestion hotspots most in need of investment.

“Coming from Yorkshire as I do, I understand the importance of regional airports, or local international airports as I think they should really be called,” he told The Yorkshire Post.

“A rail connection into the airport is obviously desirable. I am the MP for Scarborough and many of my constituents see it as [more] convenient to use Manchester airport, despite the fact it’s twice as far away, because they can get on the train at Scarborough and get off it in Manchester.

“And therefore I can understand why John (Parkin, the airport’s chief executive) is so keen to get a rail connection here, so that people an get on the train, change at Leeds or Harrogate and come into Leeds Bradford by train.”
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Old 3rd May 2014, 17:32
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PIA had six of their own GE ones and leased six PWs from Airbus, in 2003 later purchased after almost ten years, now they have just that number operating a mix of GE and PW having removed six others, no destinations are being dropped due to this and the airlines plans are only to have 777, A320 and ATR fleet. All the 310s are in Y class config of 203, 223 and 227 according to their FB page.

Did LBA ever attempt to lure Air Blue?

EDIT to add PIA did drop A310 operated Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Bangkok and Hong Kong, but not because the fleet is shrinking, they also started flying A310 Kashgar in China for another airline.

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Old 20th Jun 2014, 15:53
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Anyone know why LBA is currently closed?

No flights have have taken off in the last 30 mins and we have aircraft either in the overhead hold or diverting away elsewhere?
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Old 20th Jun 2014, 16:00
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Think of the multi flight a/c has ended up coming off rwy32. Friend just sent me a pic of it surrounded by fire engines

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Old 20th Jun 2014, 16:23
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Just been informed that as yet an unidentified light aircraft has left the runway and struck the runway 14 ILS aerial hence the airport is closed..

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Old 20th Jun 2014, 16:37
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The aircraft is unfortunately keeping the localiser gantry from collapsing. They will somehow have to stablise the gantry before the aircraft can be moved.
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Old 21st Jun 2014, 15:03
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It was the 14 glide path aerial which was pulled down shortly after the incident.
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Old 24th Jun 2014, 20:55
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Guys - off topic a bit, but are Sas still flying direct leeds Copenhagen this summer?

Was trying to view options in July on their website but couldn't find any flights after this Fri 27 Jun. could all flts be full???

Appreciate any guidance.
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Old 24th Jun 2014, 21:30
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probably just a summer break which is indicative of the general market conditions that exist (other airport also have a contraction in services to Scandinavia)
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Old 25th Jun 2014, 12:33
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Starts again Monday 22/8 or Friday 25/8 according to Amadeus
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Old 26th Jun 2014, 10:52
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Look who's back!

Flybe have announced JER-SOU-LBA-ABZ from October 2014 using Dash 8

Flybe launches multi-stop flyshuttle through Leeds Bradford

Looks like they're giving Eastern a run for their money
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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 13:26
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Some of may have noticed that the Vueling site has MAN-BCN flights in the drop down menu. I took a peek today and saw that Leeds is also in the drop down menu. Interesting.
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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 17:37
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Aren't they codesharing with BA? Sure I saw something about it a bit ago
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Old 2nd Sep 2014, 12:02
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Aer Lingus/Stobart

Aer Lingus Regional adds service to Leeds Bradford


Nice addition
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Old 2nd Sep 2014, 12:30
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That's brave. I don't think MOL will like that. 2 airlines on the Dublin seems excessive though the link to EIs international routes may make it work.
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Old 3rd Sep 2014, 14:11
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LBA closed and evacuated?

(UK) Reportedly UK's Leeds/Bradford airport has been evacuated and is now closed until further notice

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Old 3rd Sep 2014, 18:52
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Reportedly UK's Leeds/Bradford airport has been evacuated and is now closed until further notice
No delays or diversions according to the airports Arrivals/Departures web page,
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Old 3rd Sep 2014, 19:13
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I've just landed this past half hour there. Everything seemed normal
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Old 3rd Sep 2014, 19:19
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Not noticed anything odd going on and I have a reasonable view of the place.
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Old 3rd Sep 2014, 20:58
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Maybe they were shocked at the sight of seeing the British Airways Boeing 787 dreamliner doing its missed approach whilst crew training this afternoon.
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