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Old 11th Oct 2015, 16:13
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It seems Extrajet just launched a 'temporary' website ,confirming their intention to offer flights from LBA to ANR and CPH and from ANR to CPH.

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Old 12th Oct 2015, 15:58
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Leeds Bradford Airport will feature in tonight's 18:30 "Look North News" and the "Inside Out" programme at 19:30s both on BBC1 (Yorkshire)
A BBC Look North reporter claims wheelchair passengers can pass through airport security with prohibited items including a knifes, spanners and other types of pocket tools which were all hid under his seat, the whole incident had been recorded using undercover cameras.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...shire-12102015

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Old 18th Oct 2015, 16:52
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With flybe withdrawing there 3x daily Dash 8-Q400 operated Leeds - Southampton route at end of next week again, I see that Eastern Airways are going to increase capacity on its service from the current 4x daily Jetstream 41 to using the Saab 2000 from November 2nd
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Old 13th Nov 2015, 08:02
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Leeds City Council have announced that Public Consultation will begin later this month regarding the proposed Airport road link improvements. They will be 3 options to chose from.

Link road plans for Leeds Bradford Airport will cost 75m - BBC News

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Old 18th Nov 2015, 09:35
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you would think that a rail link would/should be built at the same time!! all this if it even happens is 20 years to late!!
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 10:13
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Originally Posted by Runway 32/14 View Post
you would think that a rail link would/should be built at the same time!! all this if it even happens is 20 years to late!!
What makes you say that? Do you think 3 miles of road by-passing a couple of junctions at Rawdon and Yeadon would have made a fundamental difference to the airport's routes and traffic? I think it's useful at the margin having sat in the traffic queues all the way down Kirkstall Road (both car and bus).

As for rail, it's an absolute non-starter, sorry Stuart Andrew MP. The Atkins Report shows what the capital and net operating costs would be. You'd be lucky to get 1000 a day on the train up there ; the operating ratio would be less than 10% and that's without the capital.

The airport is a very useful asset to the region but perspective is required when it comes to public money. Of course if the owners wished to buy and run a railway, that might be different, but somehow I think they will pass on that attractive possibility.
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 14:44
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The Atkins report means nothing! those figures are based on what!! certainly not facts! they are made up to show a negative impact! so they can justify not spending money in the North!! If this was a London regional airport they would justify spending billions to cater for 1000 passengers wouldn't they!!
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Old 19th Nov 2015, 09:03
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Road tunnel to airport!!!

Going underground on the way to Leeds Bradford Airport? - Yorkshire Evening Post
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Old 19th Nov 2015, 13:24
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Originally Posted by Runway 32/14 View Post
The Atkins report means nothing! those figures are based on what!! certainly not facts! they are made up to show a negative impact! so they can justify not spending money in the North!! If this was a London regional airport they would justify spending billions to cater for 1000 passengers wouldn't they!!
Why does it mean "nothing"? You don't like it's conclusions, so you dismiss it as a conspiracy theory??

The whole issue of a rail link to LBA was beaten to death on this very forum about a year ago. Apart from a couple of hardcore LBA fanatics, it was generally accepted that the extra footfall through the airport would be too limited to justify the significant construction costs.

Money is tight nowadays, and vanity projects are quite rightly well down the priority list.
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Old 19th Nov 2015, 14:39
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I'm not sure what the Atkins Report says and don't intend to read it either.

As has been already said a new road, as proposed, won't do anything of significance to increase airport numbers or growth there. It certainly won't be of any assistance either to those of us who travel to LBA from the east of the region from what I can see.

This talk of new roads and rail links does nothing to solve the enduring problems associated with the airport, viz inadequate airside infrastructure. I have given up on LBA ever becoming a year round airport with a viable variety of routes which would lead to a significant increase in passenger numbers.

New road or rail link? Don't waste tax payers money.
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Old 19th Nov 2015, 18:45
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I think that's a bit harsh. It's a useful regional airport in the Championship division with East Midlands, Liverpool, Bristol etc. Ten years ago no-one would have dreamed of the range of destinations on offer now. And from a precarious position seven years ago we have connections to the world through AMS,LHR and DUB as well as half decent surface access to MAN. I realise that is well short of some people's aspirations but I think the combination is OK.

Re the road, it will be interesting to see the traffic model. I should guess the only beneficiaries will be in a relatively small cheese wedge quadrant from the SW Leeds outer ring road to the A65, and then by only 5 to 10 mins. It will be interesting to see how the numbers square up. I don't see much in it for anyone outside that limited quadrant, I may be wrong.
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Old 19th Nov 2015, 19:48
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Originally Posted by anothertyke View Post
I think that's a bit harsh. It's a useful regional airport in the Championship division with

Re the road, it will be interesting to see the traffic model. I should guess the only beneficiaries will be in a relatively small cheese wedge quadrant from the SW Leeds outer ring road to the A65, and then by only 5 to 10 mins. It will be interesting to see how the numbers square up. I don't see much in it for anyone outside that limited quadrant, I may be wrong.
Which is exactly why it will never happen.
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 12:58
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Even though flybe have recently just announced its Doncaster - Newquay route starting next summer 2016 it's looking like the airlines proposed Leeds/Bradford - Newquay route could also possibly happening as it's been reported in the local press down in Cornwall and in Yorkshire today.

New Newquay to Leeds Bradford air route for Spring 2016 | Cornish Guardian

http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/yorks..._section=10966

Also heard that we might get something official about Aurigny's proposed Guernsey service very shortly seen as they have now got the route licence approval along with a possible new route to Cork by Aer Lingus.
Its all gone quite about the new Jetextra set up and its proposed Copenhagen and Antwerp services..

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Old 7th Dec 2015, 22:09
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Cork Leeds/Bradford to return.

Cork Leeds Bradford now confirmed by Aerlingus Regional. 3 times per week.
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Old 8th Dec 2015, 16:59
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Press Release from Leeds/Bradford Airport today states that Ryanair are on course to carry 1 million passengers throughout next year with the announcement of its summer 2016 schedule.

http://www.leedsbradfordairport.co.u...9/08122015.pdf
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Old 10th Dec 2015, 15:49
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Just been announced that KLM are adding extra 4th daily weekday Leeds/Bradford - Amsterdam service commencing from the start of the summer 2016 schedule.

http://www.leedsbradfordairport.co.u...ss-release.pdf
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Old 10th Dec 2015, 21:02
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Understand the will be another new route announced tomorrow.
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Old 10th Dec 2015, 23:28
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Flybe dos secure funding to launch (relaunch) NQY-LBA but nothing as yet been announced. So perhaps tomorrow might be the day ?


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Old 11th Dec 2015, 14:34
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Aurigny have just announced a new year round service between Leeds/Bradford and Guernsey. The route will commence operation on Friday May 27th with flights expected to be operated by ATR42 aircraft.

Summer 4x weekly = Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Winter 2x weekly = Monday, Friday
GR664 = GCI: 12:00 LBA: 13:40
GR665 = LBA: 14:10 GCI: 16:00

https://www.airport.gg/news/article/...adford-airport

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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 08:06
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Slatgrille, it's all about the bigger picture

BA departs LHR bound for LBA as scheduled. LBA RVRs are below limits so they hold.

The rotation is already behind schedule and if the aircraft was to get down it would perhaps suffer further delays on departure due to LVPs. Additionally, it may pick up a slot for a number of reasons, LHR is very busy after all.
The aircraft will have further rotations to complete that day plus there are two further LBA-LHR rotations that day. All with slots out out of/ in to LHR.

Therefore in my mind, the sensible option from BA ops point of view is to return the aircraft to LHR and maintain the OTP for the rest of that aircraft's schedule. After all, the A320fam fleet at BA doesn't seem to yield much in the way of flexibility.

It's not good for pax but the reality is they will be transferred onto other flights or accept other means of travel (mostly without a grumble).
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