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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 17:46
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Remember - these are 2050 projections - most of the airlines discussed below didn't exist 30 years ago...
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 18:13
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I can't see Ryanair going anytime soon. Jet2 could suffer if Brexit hits hard and prices go up for package holidays etc. Don't know about EZY. Don't think any of these airlines will give up without a fight.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 18:32
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A quick and dirty list of UK airlines which have disappeared since 1987 - nowhere near complete...

Name Start End
Air 2000 1987 2004
Air Europe 1979 1991
bmibaby 2002 2012
BCAL 1970 1988
BMI 1938 2012
Caledonian 1988 2000
Dan-Air 1953 1992
First Choice 2004 2009
Flyglobespan 2002 2009
Flying Colours 1997 2000
GB Airways 1931 2008
Gill Airways 1969 2001
Go Fly 1998 2003
Maersk UK 1983 2003
Orion Airways 1979 1989
Tradewinds 1967 1990
XL Airways UK 1994 2008
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 18:42
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I can see Ryanair going head to head with jet2 on the Kraków
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 18:49
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I believe quite a few airlines merged with others as they were failing due to LCC's. Some of those airlines could simply not keep up with the rapid pace of the industry, but with Easy and Ryanair being the most dominant LCC in Europe they don't have a lot to worry about especially Ryanair being the biggest airline in Europe carrying over 100 million passengers in 2016.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 19:04
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Thirty years ago nobody had heard of an LCC is the point I'm making - who knows what the business will look like in 2050?
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 19:29
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What the business will look like in 2050? I dread to think!
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 23:03
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Just used NCL for the first time in a few years, pretty speedy going out and coming back in. Both the Wed am FR flight to DUB and this evenings flight back, absolute chocca.
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 07:35
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Expecting some Ryanair news today perhaps?
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 08:05
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See the Ryanair learjet is on the ground at mo, so maybe so!
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 08:27
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I've bee advised it's just engineering. Nothing else.
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 14:16
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Going back to that Transport for the North report: I really can't see the point of this sort of stuff. If someone ever decides to start services to China in the next 33 years it won't be because of this report.
Yes, it would be nice to have services to India, Toronto etc, but I think we could have worked that out for ourselves. Is there really any need to upgrade the A696 between the airport and the A1? Cracking bit of road. Nothing wrong with it. Sometimes a slight delay at the Kenton Bar roundabout but is that really hampering development of the airport? It amazes me that people get paid to write this stuff. Rant over
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 15:44
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You don't get investment without doing this sort of groundwork - hasn't done London any harm over the years.

Note you refer to the junction with the A1, Newcastle isn't even connected to the national motorway network!

About time a bit of attention was paid and money spent.
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 20:53
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Well done to all at Newcastle Airport today, another full scale emergency with little or no disruption to other traffic.
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 00:00
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SWB, The A1(M) ends at White Mare Pool and the Western Bypass is essentially a motorway up to Swalwell, strictly speaking it isn't in Newcastle but as near as dammit. Other comparable airports (LBA, LPL, GLA, BRS, BFS)would love to have our metro access. Really can't see how Newcastle Airport is being held back by its ground transport links, I'm afraid.
Anyway, who knows where we'll be in 33 years' time? Personal Jetpacks I reckon
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 05:31
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Jensdad - I was making a general point about the level of infrastructure investment for the city/region, not just the airport.

Going west the dual carriageway stops at Hexham, going north at Morpeth and heading south we aren't connected to the national motorway network until south of Teesside.
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 07:45
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? The A1(M) starts just S of the Angel of the North. There is a gap after Scotch Corner, but that is being completed at the moment?
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 08:33
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What was the full scale emergency, yesterday?
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 09:20
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It's been dual carriageway from Tyneside south to Doncaster for years - it's just not "motorway" all the way
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 09:51
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
Going west the dual carriageway stops at Hexham, going north at Morpeth and heading south we aren't connected to the national motorway network until south of Teesside.
Eh?! You are connected to the national motorway network......by the A1, A1M and the A69.
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