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Old 24th Mar 2017, 14:20
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10 to 15 million no I don`t think so. The thing is a lot of routes can only sustain one departure point
in the north of the country and as we know that is always going to be Manchester, just look at the thinner routes also people want flexibility, the days of everyone going on a Saturday or Wednesday
on an inclusive holiday have moved on.

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Old 24th Mar 2017, 17:47
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Leeds Approach, one thing you fail to grasp is that research (including the recent Transport for the North study on International Connectivity) demonstrates that the population of Yorkshire - and Sheffield as it happens - have a much lower propensity to fly than areas like Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Warrington and Liverpool. As such, the size of the catchment or the location of the airport itself, doesn't make much of a difference. Basically Yorkshire folk don't fly that much. As Chaps1954 suggests, 10-15 million passengers is a pipe dream...
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 20:48
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I didn't realise he had been suspended. However, no matter what you think of him, he certainly gets the thread going again. It's been pretty dead round here for months
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 23:17
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So where else in a hilly part of the world that is near to Leeds and Bradford. Also there has been an airport there for many decades, including the AVRO factory during the war for Lancasters and the like, so the decision was made a long time ago.
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Old 25th Mar 2017, 20:54
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LEEDS APPROACH

Been through LBA several times over the years, can't see exactly what's wrong with it.
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Old 26th Mar 2017, 08:40
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ps the only thing more ridiculous than the airport is the local grown men and women spotters/enthusiasts that are in complete and utter denial about the place and play right into Manchester Airport's hands.
I'm not a local man/woman enthusiast or spotter, please check my location slightly to the left, so where would you like me to start to explain regarding the [email protected] you utter?
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Old 26th Mar 2017, 11:04
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Originally Posted by AndrewH52 View Post
Leeds Approach, one thing you fail to grasp is that research (including the recent Transport for the North study on International Connectivity) demonstrates that the population of Yorkshire - and Sheffield as it happens - have a much lower propensity to fly than areas like Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Warrington and Liverpool. As such, the size of the catchment or the location of the airport itself, doesn't make much of a difference. Basically Yorkshire folk don't fly that much. As Chaps1954 suggests, 10-15 million passengers is a pipe dream...
Andrew we have no need! What's the point when we have Scarborough, Brid and Filey?
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Old 26th Mar 2017, 11:16
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Originally Posted by LEEDS APPROACH View Post
ps the only thing more ridiculous than the airport is the local grown men and women spotters/enthusiasts that are in complete and utter denial about the place and play right into Manchester Airport's hands. The Yorkshire people really are there own worst enemies because they do not think.
And in just two sentences, you reveal why it's impossible to take you seriously.

The sense of entitlement and the very obvious resentment that someone else has something you don't.
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Old 14th May 2017, 08:13
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Leeds Bradford Airport reopens after controlled explosion on suspicious package
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Old 14th May 2017, 10:09
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Don't tell Leeds Approach; he'll claim that this simply couldn't have happened at Church Fenton...........
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Old 14th May 2017, 16:21
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Perhaps Leeds Approach was the suspicious package and hopefully he has been dealt with in a fitting way by the controlled explosion.
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Old 14th May 2017, 17:10
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Having just flown out of LBA for the first time in a few years, it appears to be bursting at the seams. No seats, congested gate areas, access to aircraft via open-air corridors etc. Given that I am in the fortunate position of being able to choose which airport I can use, LBA goes to second from bottom of my avoid list, just above STN.
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Old 14th May 2017, 18:25
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Originally Posted by LEEDS APPROACH View Post
Firstly we are not talking propensity to fly as I am directly looking at those who ARE flying, where they reside, where they are flying from and where they are flying to. Yorkshire and Humberside needlessly loses millions upon millions of flying passengers. I am looking at figures. When Yorkshire has a BETTER located and functioning airport the propensity to fly will increase.

Stating that the location of an airport allied to its accessibility and importantly the location and accessibility of its direct competitors makes no difference to the numbers flying is quite clearly proven utter garbage.

What we can all agree on is there is a better location for a Yorkshire airport. ps as far as I know I've not been banned on here its just you have a little more time to post on here than me!
I'm looking at figures too. It's how you calculate propensity to fly. You don't seem to understand that folk from your area don't fly as much as folk from other areas do. Where those that do fly choose to fly from is another matter but does not fall into the realms of "millions and millions"
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Old 14th May 2017, 19:00
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What a load of bullocks.

Overal in March 2017 pax Figures were up 12% at 247681 - for the year 3,695,269 up 6.2%.

Domestic routes:
Heathrow up 7% - still BA's fastest growing domestic service from LHR
Glasgow up 65%
Newquay - 1,643

I'll say no more
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Old 14th May 2017, 20:52
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Wowzz has summed up the place perfectly. LBA is a crap airport. It is poorly located, the runway is dreadful and points the wrong way, the terminal building is not fit for purpose and it has a poor access. That it has done as well as is a surprise and unfortunately, it is suffering from its own success. Quite what has to be done with it I'm not sure but during the summer it runs at over 100% meaning that if the wrong thing breaks, the inevitable ordure arrives pretty swiftly.

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Old 15th May 2017, 09:49
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Having just flown in and out of Leeds I agree that its just about at capacity in the summer months. They are presently putting more desperately needed seats in place and doing up the ground floor which has closed some of the eating and drinking facilities there.Making it even more cramped. Why they didnt do it in the quieter winter months is beyond belief though

Leeds is and always will be a bucket and spade, with a few city routes bolted on airport. It does that well, but that`s all it is. It isnt going to relocate anytime soon either. Certainly would`nt fly out of there in the winter far too unreliable weather conditions. Its also often very pricey out of there, cheaper via Man or Lpl and with excellent train connections very easy to get to. The last twice we have had 8am check ins and stayed overnight at the Premier Inn rather than risk two of Leeds overcrowded ring roads at peak traffic times. It is what it is
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Old 15th May 2017, 10:19
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The suggestion that people in Yorkshire and Humberside don't fly if the routes arent available from a local airport is baffling and laughable..
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Old 15th May 2017, 11:34
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Lpl and with excellent train connections very easy to get to
LPL doesn't have a train station, I used to take a bus from Garston station to the airport, so I guess via Lime Street or another big station to connect to Garston, but then the buses wouldn't go thru Speke housing estate after dark for fear of losing their windows!
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Old 15th May 2017, 12:21
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Originally Posted by Harry Wayfarers View Post
LPL doesn't have a train station, I used to take a bus from Garston station to the airport, so I guess via Lime Street or another big station to connect to Garston, but then the buses wouldn't go thru Speke housing estate after dark for fear of losing their windows!
Connections now are via Liverpool South Parkway, approx 2 miles from terminal.
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Old 15th May 2017, 12:39
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Originally Posted by Airbanda View Post
Connections now are via Liverpool South Parkway, approx 2 miles from terminal.
3.3 miles from the airport and one goes past Garston rail station on the way to the airport
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