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Old 31st Jan 2017, 11:05
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Düsseldorf and its surrounding area has always had strong air links to the UK, there are more uk destinations served from Düsseldorf than any other German airport. Newquay has links to Düsseldorf, for a time Inverness had a Düsseldorf link I believe. The UKs armed forces presence has always been in the North Rhine-Westphalia religion, which the capital of that state is Düsseldorf which has helped with those links. Frankfurt was up until 2005 the main Air Force base for the US Air Force in Germany, links weren't as strong to that region, and while it now is Lufthansa largest hub, we were just down the pecking order. Even now, I counted 7 UK destinations from Frankfurt but 13 from Düsseldorf.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 14:54
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It's nothing to do with the military.

The primary reason for so many links to Düsseldorf is that it's the main industrial centre of Germany. Frankfurt is the financial centre. There aren't too many bankers that desperately need to move between Newcastle, Birmingham or Leeds and Frankfurt.

The second reason, and this is where Newquay and Inverness come in, is that it has an enormous catchment. Therefore it's a much better place to run leisure flights from than Frankfurt. For UK tourists it provides great access to Cologne and Rhine cruises.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 15:29
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Not sure about NCL or LBA but Lufthansa fly 4 x daily all year round between BHX and FRA usually a mix of A319/320/321 and have ben for years, it's a very well used service and has a lot of transfer traffic.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 15:33
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DUS

A bit off this thread, but NQY (and Hahn) from DUS is 85% German-originating. Given the number of German cars on the roads in Northumberland, I strongly suspect that the DUS route is one of few into NCL with a 50:50 UK and German origin passenger base.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 15:35
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DUS route is used well by Germans and other europeans travelling on wards as well of course the North East.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 15:37
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Madrid with Ryanair will continue through the winter, 2 x weekly
Have you got a link to confirm this? Ryanair.com and Ryanair iOS app showing MAD until 27th October 17.
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 07:14
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Given the number of German cars on the roads in Northumberland, I strongly suspect that the DUS route is one of few into NCL with a 50:50 UK and German origin passenger base.
I don't understand the link between the number of German registered cars and the passenger split on an air route. Am I missing something?
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 10:52
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Originally Posted by TSR2 View Post
I don't understand the link between the number of German registered cars and the passenger split on an air route. Am I missing something?
My point was that there are many German visitors to the North East, evidenced by the cars on the road, and a number must come by air. No more scientific than that.
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 14:32
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https://www.insidermedia.com/insider...dline-day-deal

Think there is a similar deal still with Carlisle United - presumably part of push to widen the customer base in Teesside and Cumbria
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 18:24
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If they come by air they wont be driving german registered cars. Might hire ne, but it will have uk plates.
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 18:52
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I suppose if these German tourists came by car, they may be more inclined to come by plane the next time they visit (if they do).
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 02:47
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All seasons timetable.

Airport timetable been updated to included all flights on sale till April 2018

Niki and Neos new airlines this summer
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 16:23
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Newcastle Airport should have links to America, China and India, report says - Chronicle Live

http://www.transportforthenorth.com/...rt_websafe.pdf


Given the distance of the North East to other Northern airports, even with surface access improvements, journey times of over two hours and passenger leakage from the North to airports in Scotland and the South of England are likely.
Newcastle Airport, with its distinct catchment area therefore has a particularly important role within the North’s wider offer in providing international connectivity for businesses/entrepreneurs based in the North-East, Cumbria and Southern Scotland, as well as for potential inward investors and inbound visitors/outbound tourists.
Newcastle already provides global access via Dubai and has previously had a service to New York. We would expect Newcastle to expand its European
and global network, with the potential to add services to destinations such as those shown on the map over the period to 2050, as well as expanding its range of leisure routes. Figure 6 sets out new significant international business routes we would look for Newcastle to have regular services to, by 2050, under the transformational scenario. (Athens Atlanta Beijing Berlin Budapest Delhi Frankfurt Hamburg Hong Kong Istanbul Munich Oslo Stuttgart Toronto Toulouse Zurich)
For an area such as the North East, hub connections like Heathrow are also likely to remain important to provide a broader range of international connectivity without lengthy surface access journeys.
To achieve this growth Newcastle will need improvements to the A696 and associated junctions that connect it to the A1, regional rail access with an improved interchange at Newcastle Central Station and improvements to the existing Metro network and its rolling stock.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 16:26
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If the average Geordie had the mean income of a Londoner then yes, but for god sake some of these articles need a dose of reality.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 16:29
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Maybe in 30 years time we'll all be a bit richer - I think 30 years ago a daily link to Dubai might have attracted similar comments!
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 17:02
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SWBKCB makes a fair point on Dubai but maybe some of the short haul destinations are not so far fetched.
  • Already operating: Berlin (but I guess business people would want a daily flight)
  • Realistic: Budapest, Frankfurt, Oslo
  • Possible: Athens, Hamburg, Istanbul, Munich, Stuttgart, Toulouse, Zurich
  • Wildest dreams: Atlanta
  • Pie in the sky: Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, Toronto
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 17:21
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I could easily see Ryanair doing Frankfurt (Hahn/Main), Oslo (Gardermoen would be nice), Athens and maybe Hamburg.

I could see EZY (if willing to expand) doing Hamburg, Toulouse, Zurich.

Then EuroWings could do Munich and Stuttgart.

Istanbul unlikely but if anything, possibly Turkish Airlines.

If Ryanair don't do FRA or OSL, Lufthansa and Norwegian could pick up those.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 17:22
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Ryanair will fly to airports that it won't fly to currently just for Newcastle?
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 17:35
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I'm under the impression Ryanair have operations at both Frankfurt Hahn and Main (From Late March), Athens and Hamburg? I thought Oslo TRF was a base, but it isn't, my mistake.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 17:37
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I could also see Ryanair or Jet2 doing Budapest, most likely Jet2.
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