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Old 26th Dec 2008, 12:11
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The HHI got damaged by a baggage vehicle colliding with the rear hold surroundings!
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Old 28th Dec 2008, 13:42
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(PIA) Pakistan International Airlines's, Managing Director, Captain Ejaz Haroon, has comfirmed that they are to increase there Leeds/Bradford to Islamabad service from 2 weekly to 3 weekly in the early part off 2009.

See following for full press interview.

Khaleej Times Online - PIA Losses Surge on High Fuel Costs; Preferential Treatment to ME Carriers
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Old 28th Dec 2008, 19:34
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Can't get the link to work! Any idea what day the extra rotation will be? I would guess Monday like Shaheen did. It's been a while coming but pleasing nonetheless given the current climate. I assume an A310 given their other aircraft would be restricted from our little strip.
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Captain Ejaz Haroon, has comfirmed that they are to increase there Leeds/Bradford to Islamabad service from 2 weekly to 3 weekly in the early part off 2009.
It doesn't actually say when an additional LBA rotation will start, if you read the article:

“Capt. Haroon also disclosed that from March 2009 PIA will start Islamabad-Barcelona twice weekly Boeing-777 service with Dubai as one stop.

“Dublin is another new destination for which we are waiting confirmation while we will increase Leeds flights from two to thrice weekly,” he added."


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Old 29th Dec 2008, 17:32
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Anyone For SSH (Sharm)??

Jet 2 Holidays prices in March & April from 284.00 per person H/Board.

7 nights in Shark's Bay, One of the best Diving sites in the world.

Just been, Would reccomend anyone to go.

A beautiful country with really friendly people.

These prices are 'way cheaper' than TOM & TCX they are wanting 380.00 + each.

Could see more flights added to Egypt.

SSH - 8.5 Mill tourists in 2007.

World's fastest growing resort.
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 20:17
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PIA

Interesting that another topic in the PIA article is a possible replacement for the A310 in 2009. If it comes to pass, what might end up on the LBA run bearing in mind Hooded's comments on performance limitations?
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 20:22
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Jet2 Sharm el Sheikh

I booked flights from LBA not long after they were announced,for end of Feb,worked out about £280 each.Booked 4* AI hotel separate,total cost about £430 each for a week,which at the time was way cheaper than anything on Jet2holidays.

Don't think the flights can be selling that well,they recently had a 50% seat sale off SSH flights from LBA only not MAN flights.The date I am flying the flight is nearly £100 cheaper per person now,although thankfully the hotel has gone up by over £110 since I booked it.

I hope these flights do prove popular with us Yorkshire folk.Having been to most of the traditional 'costas',its nice to be able to try somewhere different from my local airport.

Plus with the £ more or less on a par with the Euro now,Egypt might become more of an attractive option.

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Old 30th Dec 2008, 10:55
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SSH

I understand that SSH is selling well and they are looking at putting winter 09 on sale soon.
Couldn't agree more about it being a great resort
what about Hurgarda ?
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SSH

I understand that SSH is selling well and they are looking at putting winter 09 on sale soon.
Couldn't agree more about it being a great resort
what about Hurgarda ?
Good news is that if jet2 happen to put a LBA service on sale for next winter then they will be 2 weekly flights to SSH, As Thomas Cook are already selling a Tuesday flight operated by a TCX, B757 as previously mentioned on this thread.
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Old 3rd Jan 2009, 10:04
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I found this on another Forum. I thought you may all like to read.

31 Dec 2008
OFFICIALS at Leeds Bradford International Airport are in advanced
discussions with an international airline over a new direct route to Frankfurt, the
heart of Germany's financial and legal services industry.
Tony Hallwood, the airport's commercial and aviation development director,
said he hopes the service will begin in 2009 and will "deliver increased
linkage between Yorkshire and the economic powerhouse of the European Union".

In an interview with the Yorkshire Post, he said: "Frankfurt is the top of
the list. It's the centre of Germany's legal and financial services sectors.
Of course, Leeds follows London in terms of servicing both those sectors."
Mr Hallwood said he hopes the route would lead to increasing numbers of
tourists visiting Yorkshire from the affluent hinterland around Frankfurt, one of
the largest conurbations in Europe.

He added: "We are very, very hopeful we should have further news in the
early part of 2009 and we are very confident we will start the service at some
stage during the year."

He said regional business leaders, including the Confederation of British
Industry, the Institute of Directors, Marketing Leeds, various chambers of
commerce and the tourist board had given their support to the route, believing it
will add to the city's "international connectivity".

Frankfurt airport is the largest airport by passenger traffic in Germany,
the third largest in Europe and the eighth largest worldwide. It is reputed to
serve the greatest number of international destinations of any airport in the
world.

Mr Hallwood also said he hopes to add new routes to Eastern Europe, in
particular Hungary and Poland. He added: "Talking to the business community we
need to have a much higher profile in these parts of Europe."

He said he hopes to extend services from Leeds Bradford to Scandinavia,
building on BMI's existing direct flight to Copenhagen. This would deliver
business opportunities; help to boost tourist numbers as many Scandinavians visit
York each year; and "halt leakage" to Manchester airport.

He added: "We want to encourage people to spend longer in Yorkshire and stay
one or two more nights in hotels and visit even more places."

Leeds Bradford currently has 76 scheduled and charter destinations. It
introduced 12 new routes in 2008 and announced a further six that will start in
2009. The airport lost four routes in 2008 – to Cork, Shannon, Hamburg and
Inverness.

Next year, Mr Hallwood plans to extend services to Madrid and Milan to
become year round and also replicate a success he enjoyed while working at Bristol
airport: the introduction of a direct scheduled flight to the United States.

He said 2009 will see the "stepping up of discussions" with US airlines with
the aim of introducing a regular service from Leeds Bradford to New York
"within three or four years".

Mr Hallwood would also like to see new routes to the Middle East for
business and leisure passengers to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and elsewhere and for onward
flights to Australia, Australasia and the Far East.

MORE MONEY

The private equity firm that bought Leeds Bradford International Airport is
reinvesting profits from the airport, according to one of the airport's
directors.

Tony Hallwood said Bridgepoint Capital, which bought the airport in 2007 for
£145m, did not release figures but he told the Yorkshire Post: "All the
profits are being reinvested."

Bridgepoint has promised to invest £70m in the airport, including £28m to
develop the terminal.
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Lost routes

I thought Jet2 had dropped Madrid and Valencia flights from LBA last year?
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Frankfurt

So, wonder who this mystery airline is who wants to operate to Frankfurt? Can't see it myself, not while LBA's got it's Heathrow link..........
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Old 3rd Jan 2009, 16:08
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Maybe BMI will get rid of the LHR route and replace it with a FRA!

or

cut back on the number of LHR rotations and set up a FRA.
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Old 4th Jan 2009, 14:13
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More likely another Jet2 route..
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Old 4th Jan 2009, 16:00
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Think Jet 2 would have a hard time getting FRA slots. Almost as bad as LHR
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Old 4th Jan 2009, 16:37
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Saw the PIA land 32 on Sat evening it rolled to the E2 loop then held at E1 whilst a Jet2 757 landed behind him. The 757 could have made the A2 turn but I realise they cant use it due to wingspan restrictions.It then had to 180 and backtrack followed by the A310. Is it not about time a parallel taxyway was put in at that end? Just a thought!
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Surprised the B757 didn't enter the loop & then follow the A310. J2 usually "discourage" their 757 drivers from doing 180s on the runway.
As for a parallel taxiway at the 14 end: there would need to be some considerable earthworks - extending the width of the tunnel over the road for a start. Plus if Alpha taxiway at the A2 end won't take 757s there would need to be some redesign along there too by the sounds of it.
Never say never, and the allegedly up coming fuel farm move may increase the likelyhood, but I don't think its top of the list yet!
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Frankfurt

Well, I can't see it being Jet2 as your man mentioned an "international", i.e. foreign carrier. Then again it could be Ryanair to Luxembourg, sorry, Hahn!!
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May well be bmi judging by the bmi regional thread in the Terms forum.
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What a 'Coincidence'

BMI - FRA - The home of it's new owner!

'Sounds about right' considering there will be no more 'BRITISH MIDLAND'
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