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Old 10th Jul 2016, 08:22
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Plenty of people travel every day from Leeds/Bradford area to work at MAN and so a few times a year to fly cannot be a big deal for others. MAN is a Yorkshire airport in several ways. Think bigger.
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 16:02
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Leeds Approach's argument that people from S Yorks and Humberside would flock to Church Fenton could equally apply to people from W Yorks using DSA. It's close to the M18 and the M1, has a big runway and capacity to expand if demand exists. Church Fenton would be, what, 35-40 mins from Sheffield? DSA is only 40-odd minutes down the A1 / M1 from Leeds
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 16:33
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LBA is actually quite well located for the West Yorkahire passenger. If there were to be one Yorkshire airport, then Wakefield would have been the place to put it. Alas, the opportunity was there in the 60's (in the form of an airport at Ferrybridge) but Whitehall left airport development - outside of BAA - up to local authorities. Local authorities took a largely parochial view, hence the current situation in Yorkshire.

LBA may well suffer from adverse weather, and it doesn't have the longest of usable runway length, but there is no evidence to suggest this has held it back. Careful planning and investment could in theory double capacity. It ultimately comes down to whether there truly is the will, and the demand to do so.

As far is long haul is concerned, there is only room for one major airport along the M62 corridor. MAN has the critical mass, along with the strong market to lower the risk to operators. There is no evidence to suggest that the likes of Emirates or united would want to serve a Yorkshire airport. If - in the unlikely event that they did - provisions could be made at one of the current ones.

All that said before we even go into the physical constraints of Church Fenton, and the fact it frequently suffers from adverse weather too..
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 16:43
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I do agree, as most do, that LBA's transport connections are holding it back. A relief road is sorely needed
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 07:12
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Oh my goodness, I got bored and lost reading LA's lunatic ramblings.

As a recent passenger I can tell you exactly what stops people flying from LBA. .
it worked out cheaper for two of us to drive over to MAN and fly than drive the 45 minutes to LBA. It was quick, easy and convenient.

Another airport isn't going to solve that. Unless you want it to run at a loss for the next 200 years to pay back the loans maybe?

I appreciate the economics aren't simple, but consider this, the most commonly used commercials are 737 and Airbus 3xx series aircraft. So how is the addition of one 787 to the US a month going to suddenly make a Yorkshire airport a huge profit. The people who run LBA probably have a much greater understanding of the economics of the site/available catchment. North of Leeds (where I live) is not exactly what you would call overpopulated.
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Old 19th Jul 2016, 16:35
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Old 22nd Aug 2016, 13:03
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A quick bump to put us back on the map if we don't mind? Presumably LBA has shut as this thread has gone deathly silent
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Old 22nd Aug 2016, 13:51
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Yup..all packed up and moved to Church Fenton
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Old 23rd Aug 2016, 09:47
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Originally Posted by paully View Post
Yup..all packed up and moved to Church Fenton
Please no, not again, I cant take it hahahaha, ive just started to enjoy these forums again.
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Old 23rd Aug 2016, 13:29
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im with you all the way on this one.
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Old 4th Sep 2016, 18:17
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on a different note!! does anyone know if the multiflight web cam still works!!
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Old 4th Sep 2016, 19:26
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I understand the Multiflight webcam has been permanently withdrawn.
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Old 8th Sep 2016, 07:39
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BBC North reporting that Leeds East (Formerly RAF Church Fenton) has been granted a CAA licence to operate charter flights to Europe from Spring 17.


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Old 8th Sep 2016, 07:57
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I contacted multiflight and that's what they told me! such a shame i loved to view it.
thanks for the reply..
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Old 8th Sep 2016, 08:08
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Originally Posted by 2Planks View Post
BBC North reporting that Leeds East (Formerly RAF Church Fenton) has been granted a CAA licence to operate charter flights to Europe from Spring 17.


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I have just ssen the news article in regards to Church Fenton! hardly going to have much affect on LBA or Doncaster with its V.I.P nonsense and 1000 return flights to and from Malaga. think i will stick with jet2 lol
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Old 8th Sep 2016, 08:34
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Old 8th Sep 2016, 09:41
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Originally Posted by Runway 32/14 View Post
I have just ssen the news article in regards to Church Fenton! hardly going to have much affect on LBA or Doncaster with its V.I.P nonsense and 1000 return flights to and from Malaga. think i will stick with jet2 lol
Hence you're not the market they are looking to capitalize on.

Leave them to it and good luck to them If it works, it works and creates jobs its not like it will impact on LBA or DSA in the medium term.
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Old 8th Sep 2016, 09:59
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Originally Posted by egcntristar View Post
Hence you're not the market they are looking to capitalize on.

Leave them to it and good luck to them If it works, it works and creates jobs its not like it will impact on LBA or DSA in the medium term.
I never said i was!
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Old 8th Sep 2016, 10:33
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Originally Posted by Runway 32/14 View Post
I never said i was!
The "think i will stick with jet2 lol" jibe was negative enough.
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Old 8th Sep 2016, 12:26
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Originally Posted by egcntristar View Post
The "think i will stick with jet2 lol" jibe was negative enough.
Nothing wrong with Jet2 and i don't see how i am being negative! i only said that it would be a service that would have no impact on either Leeds Or Doncaster!!
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