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Old 27th May 2017, 22:39
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Originally Posted by jamesgrainge View Post
Travels on bank holiday Friday evening. Complains the road connection is poor.
If the luggage came out on time, I would be travelling late afternoon. Regardless, the road connections are crappy. I also lived in Moortown for a few years, so know a few of the rat runs, but the issue still remains that the airport is not linked to a motorway network. Even Southend has a dual carriageway!
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Old 28th May 2017, 02:01
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It takes just 9 mins longer (at the quietest times in Leeds) to get from Boston Spa/Wetherby to DSA (40 miles A1/M18) than LBA (20 miles A659/8). DSA by far more relaxed experience. If only they had FR, LS & MON offering the flights... but then what would LBA be without FR, LS & MON? Don't think passengers are biased LBA or DSA given the same flight options, but for time being LBA has the better offerings in terms of product and price. Neither can compete with the range of product and price offered from MAN. LBA & DSA are like the Tesco Express, small range but convienient within short distance, priced for convienience (DSA may even be the corner shop) MAN is the Tesco Extra full range, bit further to travel, but generally cheaper. Guess which one the Yorkshire (frugal) customers use most.
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Old 28th May 2017, 10:11
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Road access to Leeds Bradford has always been inadequate, more now than ever before. Yet our local MP, Greg Mulholland, doesn't want the roads touched. Instead he believes a rail link is the access panacea LBA needs. It's a nice idea but improved road access is also required. He won't be getting my vote this time.
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Old 28th May 2017, 14:15
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Whether LEEDS APPROACH has a point or not is surely academic.

Both LBA & DSA are privately owned with shareholders to please. The government is not likely to get involved in airport ownership - they have bigger fish to fry. So regardless of the arguments, the status quo will continue.
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Old 28th May 2017, 16:20
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I said pretty much the same thing around two years ago.

It shows how much this thread goes around in circles at the behest of one poster who has a single agenda.

Please can we keep this thread for LEEDS/BRADFORD AIRPORT news?

The Former RAF Church Fenton thread is there for anyone who really wants to get into the Airport for Yorkshire thing...
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 13:08
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Flybe have just announced a new 6x weekly Leeds/Bradford to Dusseldorf service starting from October 29th 2017. Jet2 currently operate the route 6x weekly using B733 but that's due to stop in April 2018.

http://www.leedsbradfordairport.co.u...8/01062017.pdf
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 16:54
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LS exist on this route is confirmed?
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 18:09
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Excellent news on the DUS route, timings are not ideal but it opens up some interesting connection possibilities, especially if there are some code shares on offer.
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 18:49
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Originally Posted by Seljuk22 View Post
LS exist on this route is confirmed?
Yes it looks to be confirmed now that Jet2 are dropping the LBA-DUS route on the same weekend that Flybe take over.

Jet2 originally had LBA-DUS route on sale as part of its winter 2017/18 scheduled running up until April 2018. These flights have now been removed from Jet2's booking website today so service will now finish on Friday, October 27th with Flybe starting from Sunday, October 29th.

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Old 2nd Jun 2017, 13:18
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Interested that Flybe canned the DSA-DUS route not long back - maybe they will be focusing more on LBA now?
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Old 2nd Jun 2017, 13:39
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The route will be operated by a DUS-based aircraft, by the way. Flybe have recently set up shop at DUS with a German base, so I would not be surprised if more UK regional routes to non-BE bases could follow, given the fact that DUS is the German airport that serves the most UK destinations
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Old 16th Jun 2017, 12:15
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Wonder what the owners Bridgepoint Capital are up to! As it now looks like the Commercial & Aviation Development Director Tony Hallwood has followed the ex Chief Executive John Parkin out of door.

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Old 25th Jul 2017, 13:55
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Another domestic route loss, as it seems Flybe/Loganair are to axe the 2x daily Saab 340 operated, Glasgow-Leeds route next Friday August 4th 2017
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Old 25th Jul 2017, 20:02
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It's that time of the month again........
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Old 25th Jul 2017, 20:37
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Who woke up the Dormouse again.........
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Old 25th Jul 2017, 21:09
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Old 26th Jul 2017, 09:14
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Hi all. Long time lurker, first time poster.

I have to say that Leeds Approach is absolutely spot on with his points about Leeds Bradford (although there seems to be some history here and it looks like he gets some of your backs up).

I live near Leeds, about 20 miles from the airport. I absolutely will not use it anymore. I can get to East Midlands in exactly the same driving time and Manchester in about 15 minutes more driving time.

It is in completely the wrong place to be an attractive place to fly from. It's nowhere near a motorway and the shortest route involves driving down what is little more than a farm track.

To cap off it's poor location is the cost to drop someone off and pick them up again. Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask. Nine quid the other day when I was picking my mother up and three quid when I dropped her off.

I really don't understand why more airlines don't use Doncaster. I flew from there last week, it took 30 mins to get there, all motorway and was a pleasure.
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Old 26th Jul 2017, 10:34
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Well the must be doing something right up at LBA?

Passenger numbers are currently at record highs and growing. June 2017 was +15% year on year. Thats over 1 million extra passengers than when the pick up/drop off parking fee came into effect..

LBAs accounts by the way provide evidence that customers are far from being ripped off. They make a tiny amount of profit per passenger.
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Old 26th Jul 2017, 10:55
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Originally Posted by LBIA View Post
Well the must be doing something right up at LBA?

Passenger numbers are currently at record highs and growing. June 2017 was +15% year on year. Thats over 1 million extra passengers than when the pick up/drop off parking fee came into effect..

LBAs accounts by the way provide evidence that customers are far from being ripped off. They make a tiny amount of profit per passenger.
That's fair enough, clearly there are plenty of people who don't mind crawling through Kirkstall and Horsforth to get there. Personally, I don't have the patience for it.

I'm a travel agent btw, based in WF9. Plenty of our customers use LBA, but they don't like it. Many will choose MAN or EMA over LBA because of the ease of getting there.

If a Jet2 or a Monarch were to try flying out of DSA, I could fill their aircraft all day long.

Practically every customer's first question is "Can I fly from Donny"
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Old 26th Jul 2017, 11:29
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Originally Posted by DavidShepherd View Post
Hi all. Long time lurker, first time poster.

I have to say that Leeds Approach is absolutely spot on with his points about Leeds Bradford (although there seems to be some history here and it looks like he gets some of your backs up).

I live near Leeds, about 20 miles from the airport. I absolutely will not use it anymore. I can get to East Midlands in exactly the same driving time and Manchester in about 15 minutes more driving time.

It is in completely the wrong place to be an attractive place to fly from. It's nowhere near a motorway and the shortest route involves driving down what is little more than a farm track.

To cap off it's poor location is the cost to drop someone off and pick them up again. Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask. Nine quid the other day when I was picking my mother up and three quid when I dropped her off.

I really don't understand why more airlines don't use Doncaster. I flew from there last week, it took 30 mins to get there, all motorway and was a pleasure.
You may agree with Leedsapproach but if you look back on his numerous posts they are filled with the same content over and over again.

I realise your new to PPRuNe but seeing you have been a long time lurker you would most probably have read his long tedious posts with the same agenda every time so as much as you may agree for the sake of this thread please don't encourage him by openly agreeing with his comments because we won't see the end of it!
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