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Old 23rd May 2016, 15:24
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Newcastle Airport hits back after being named as fifth worst for damaged luggage - Chronicle Live
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Old 23rd May 2016, 17:11
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United starts on Thursday let's hope for another good season
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Old 23rd May 2016, 20:09
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United starts on Thursday let's hope for another good season
Bit late now, most of us were waiting all season for them to start ;-)
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Old 24th May 2016, 08:06
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Seems like there is quite a bit of downtime on Jet2's 738s on certain days this Summer is their Summer programme fully underway ? GDFC postioned out early this morning then FW postioned in around a hour later seems to be alot of moving around bases of a certain 4 738s got me thinking if any routes have been pulled
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Old 24th May 2016, 08:47
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Do you mean the new ones? if so 3 are at MAN and 1 LBA

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Old 24th May 2016, 09:38
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The NCL based ones , GDFC, FW,JZHB,E seem to be some days where only 3 are working etc i thought they would be working more flights
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Old 24th May 2016, 09:56
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The programme is not fully underway. Frequencies will be added to popular destinations over June/July/Aug/Sept.
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Old 24th May 2016, 16:52
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Whilst on the topic, interesting to see they have finally gone ahead with an A330-300 lease for the summer 17 season. Hi-Fly it will be and based MAN but no saying we couldn't see it up here?
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Old 24th May 2016, 17:17
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I doubt we will see it up here , Would like to see 5x738s for next year though
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Old 30th May 2016, 15:47
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Am I right in thinking that SAS has been using 737 equipment over the last few days?
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Old 30th May 2016, 15:53
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a 737 and 319 used last week after a couple of CRJ flights cancelled as SAS had a problem with the CRJ fleet (undercarriage!), so clearing backlog/halfterm
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Old 31st May 2016, 11:23
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United Update
Well we have seen the last flight leave for the month of May.
looking at the figures from there website (seat plans are not always correct) i make it that around 824 people outbound making a load of around 81%
Due to the low return numbers for the first week it knocks the overall figures down and i make it 56% load for both ways.
A few things to remember that this year we had 1 less flight than in may 2015 and the load from CAA for may 2015 was 52%
A small increase but an extra flight this year if we didnt have the extra nearly empty inbound the loads would have been around 64%
Good start i think
i look forward to the replies of doom!!!!
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Old 31st May 2016, 16:43
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The inbound traffic will only come from Continuation like a year round flight to establish the route so i think UA will know what to expect.
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Old 31st May 2016, 19:52
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June is looking pretty good each way
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Old 31st May 2016, 23:28
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if we didnt have the extra nearly empty inbound the loads would have been around 64%

Are most of the passengers on the Newark flight Northeasterners going to the US, rather than Americans coming here then? I haven't done a statistical analysis of this but my observation every time I use NCL is that North Eastern voices in the departure lounge outnumber others in by about 3:1? If so, the Green argument that says that regional airports actually take money OUT of a local economy seem justified. Maybe the connectivity that comes from links to hubs such as EWR, BRU, AMS etc can be economically beneficial, but it seems to me that every time a 738 takes 180 folks and their spending money to Malaga for two weeks, and doesn't bring any Spaniards here to spend theirs, that ain't doing the NE economy any good? Discuss!
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Old 31st May 2016, 23:43
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Jensdad, United allows NE businesses conectivity to US markets. It allows staff to get from A to B without too much hassle and therefore makes the region more attractive to inward investment, capital and jobs. One Thomas Cook B757 per day does not have the same "value" as one United B757 for a host of reasons, and that's saying nothing against TCX or TOM or LS.

Also you should not use the online seat plans to work out load factors, you'll be out.
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 09:35
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It depends why those people are flying to New York or connecting onwards to the US. If they are travelling overseas for business, then that is bringing home extra revenue to the North East. If they are going for a holiday then yes, it brings little benefits to the North East directly, however it helps to keep those flights viable for those using them for business purposes.

Providing direct flights opens up new markets, and makes it easier for local businesses to conduct work abroad, and makes the area more attractive for inward investment.
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 14:37
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Last year, I read that just over 25% of pax on the United flights were US Citizens.
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 15:21
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Nighthawk117 has put over the "global connectivity" argument - as to the point about taking money out of the local economy, well that depends on whether the journey would take place whether there is a regional airport or not. I suspect it would - if not Malaga it would be Whitby or Skegness, or more likely it would be a flight to Malaga from MAN or LBA. If the journey is going to take place anyway, it might has well be from a local airport, creating supporting local jobs etc, etc .
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 22:52
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Stavanger

Does anyone know if the new BMI Stavanger route got off to a good start, load-wise?
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