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Old 6th Oct 2009, 20:49
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I believe they both diverted along with a couple of others due weather, the ILS is currently down. They returned when the weather improved but I heard one had gone tech! Not a good time of year to take the ILS out of service I feel.
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Old 8th Oct 2009, 21:14
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yes, both weather related. or maybe not.
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Woman held at Leeds-Bradford over fears she was drunk on duty (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 12:57
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Monarch

I notice there is a flight this afternoon operated by Monarch to Arrecife.

Am I correct in thinking its been a while since Monarch flew into Leeds on a regular basis?.

Is this a one off flight,or a winter series commencing?
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 13:03
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Providing additional capacity for Thomas Cook Airlines for the start of the winter programme from LBA. Its only a one off i'm afraid.
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Old 24th Oct 2009, 21:07
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When do the builders move into LBA to start work on the refurbishments.
Is there also going to be any work done on the runway/apron, or has all that changed since the 777 is no longer coming to Leeds
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Old 15th Nov 2009, 12:47
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OFF TOPIC: LBA to grow next year

Report taken from UK Airport News:

Leeds Bradford will be the only UK airport to grow next year as the aviation industry continues to struggle with the impact of the global recession, the Telegraph & Argus reports its Chief Executive has claimed. The airport will benefit from the new Ryanair flights, but given that Edinburgh has grown for the last 7 months in a row and other airports will be comparing next year to much lower figures this year, we think many UK airports will grow – or at least not shrink - next year.
Leeds Bradford Airport boss John Parkin told a Bradford business gathering that his airport was on track for ‘double digit’ growth in 2010, as work continued to increase the number of direct routes from 79 to 120. He said: ‘In 2010, LBIA will achieve double digit growth and will be the only UK airport to show any growth, let alone double digit.’
He also revealed that work would start on the new £28 million terminal development in the first half of next year, although an exact date had still to be set. The new two storey terminal is a key part of a £70 million five-year transformation programme by the airport’s owner Bridgepoint and is designed to double passenger numbers to five million and provide better facilities.
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Old 16th Nov 2009, 12:46
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leeds growth

im sure i read somwhere last wek that Leeds is closed overnight until 17th december?? anyone know why?? Unlikely you will get growth of that level if you dont open 24hrs??
I suspect DTV will grow at a higher rate? old JP must be getting short of a bob or two,I think he spun similar patter up the raod at NEWKY until his gravy boat(or is it train) came in?
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Old 16th Nov 2009, 16:26
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I suspect DTV will grow at a higher rate?
What do you know that nobody else does?
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Old 21st Nov 2009, 20:10
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Thomas Cook.

Was nice to catch a glimpse of the A330 Thomas Cook yesterday.

Hopefully Leeds can get bigger aircraft in regularly, but seems that maybe not be any in the near future.
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Old 22nd Nov 2009, 14:57
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Leeds is closed overnight until March apart from a couple of weeks in December, early pax are escorted to a make shift waiting room until the terminal opens at 4 am. Not what i would say is a growing airport, more like a massive step backwards
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Old 22nd Nov 2009, 17:41
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A step backwards for a few forwards in the long run. Some much needed work that has now started!
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Old 22nd Nov 2009, 21:21
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A step forward if you like to sleep at night!!
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Old 23rd Nov 2009, 10:28
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Leeds closed over night!!!!!

Closed!!!! as in not open for business, or do you mean the typical closed for the winter season where air traffic is massively reduced, in most cases non existant......this is still a 24 hour airport.

Service may be reduced at LBA and the winter months are the obvious choice for the redevelopment, as long as the job is done properly and in budget then this can only be hugely beneficial for LBA...i hope she continues to grow quicker than forcasted, I still think that 300 meteres of extra runway would be of use, then we might see an increase of heavier aircraft in to Leeds, a few 777 or a330 etc would be nice..
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LBA New York within 5 Years

Leeds-Bradford Airport wants daily flights to New York



Bosses at Leeds Bradford Airport have launched a campaign to offer daily flights to the United States which they say will create 400 new jobs and bring an extra £10m to the region.






Bosses at Leeds Bradford Airport have launched a campaign to offer daily flights to the United States which they say will create 400 new jobs and bring an extra £10m to the region.
Project America aims to attract an American airline to LBA by the middle of the next decade offering a daily scheduled service to New York.

Launching the campaign to a packed audience of influential business and leisure group leaders, Tony Hallwood, LBA's Commercial Director, said a daily New York flight would offer a wide range of benefits to the region.



"Yorkshire is the largest catchment area within the UK which is not served by a transatlantic service," said Mr Hallwood.

"The USA is by far the most important long-haul destination for flights from the UK. It's vital that we capture this market for both our leisure and business passengers and deliver to the 500,000 passengers who fly transatlantic to and from our region."

The Project America campaign, launched in association with the British American Business Council, would allow a wide range of onward connections to cities throughout North America, including the west coast, Florida, Canada and the Caribbean.
Feedback from LBA business and leisure passengers shows that the US is the most requested unserved long-haul destination.

Speaking to representatives from Welcome to Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford
and North Yorkshire Chambers, Leeds Financial and Yorkshire Forward, Mr Hallwood said there were currently 750 US companies, ranging from advanced engineering, energy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, located in Yorkshire, and a transatlantic service would allow further growth and help secure new inward investment for the region.

Mr Hallwood said more than 400 new direct and indirect jobs could be created if daily New York flights were secured.

Coupled with an increase in visitor spend of up to £10m annually, Mr
Hallwood said a transatlantic link would support Leeds's 'core city' status and raise the profile of the region internationally.

"We are confident that we will be able to attract an American airline to offer a daily scheduled service to New York by the middle of the next decade," said Mr Hallwood.

And he urged people to register their support by emailing:
[email protected]
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Jet2 have already done some charters to new york from Leeds, I am sure if there had or would be money in it Meeson would have made it a regular schedule. I cant see it ever becoming a daily service.
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LBA eyes New York route

Apologies if the mods deem this to be in the wrong section of your forum, but...

Leeds-Bradford Airport wants daily flights to New York - Yorkshire Evening Post

So LBA are looking at a possible NY link-up. Any thoughts on possible carriers or the idea in general?

I know Jet2 dipped their toes in with a shopping trip-style offer a wee while back - presumably this is a different proposition entirely..

Rgds all.
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Old 7th Dec 2009, 20:39
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Yorkshire Airlines: a dumb idea

"The Project America campaign, launched in association with the British American Business Council, would allow a wide range of onward connections to cities throughout North America, including the west coast, Florida, Canada and the Caribbean"

The problem is just that Yorkshire folk, being careful with their brass, will quickly find out that it's cheaper to fly LBA-AMS-Toronto than LBA-NYC-Toronto...

... and that they can fly transatlantic on a comfortable plane not a 757.

The eternal problem of trying to fly long haul from secondary cities...
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Old 7th Dec 2009, 20:58
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What makes you think that the 757 isn't comfortable?
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Old 7th Dec 2009, 21:04
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What makes you think that the 757 isn't comfortable
Just try Row 16 on an LS B757.

(Rest of the aircraft is as comfortable as you can reasonably expect for a Lo-Cost or Charter airline.)
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Old 7th Dec 2009, 21:16
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I think for the route to work it would have to be a US airline,that would be able to offer connecting flights across the states.

Wasn't Tony Hallwood involvled in getting Continental to introduce flights from Bristol?.Maybe he can do it again at Leeds.
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