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Old 4th Feb 2017, 10:19
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I'll keep it simple - there isn't a motorway from Newcastle to another major city (and no, Durham doesn't count).
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 10:54
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But only for a few more weeks. According to Wikipedia, the final section is to be completed this spring. Unless you are going to claim that 'proper' motorways must have six lanes.
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 11:05
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It would certainly help, as would any type of two-lane road going west or north.
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 11:38
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I guess that Westminster would argue that any enhancement of the A1 North of Morpeth should be at least partly funded by Holyrood.
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Old 4th Feb 2017, 23:19
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Anyway, enough talk of boring ground transportation What was the emergency yesterday?
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Old 5th Feb 2017, 18:44
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Belgian helicopter had some form of emergency and diverted to Newcastle. Another one came in on a rescue mission at about half 12
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Old 5th Feb 2017, 20:24
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https://twitter.com/NorthumbriaHeli/...65524481290240
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Old 5th Feb 2017, 20:59
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Gave the academy students something new to look at!
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Old 6th Feb 2017, 08:38
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It was reported that a Helicopter flying offshore abeam Newcastle had developed a MGB warning/problem and declared an emergency.
Over ten external emergency service vehicles were lined up on the Echo Apron awaiting its arrival.
As the helicopter transitioned to Foxtrot, it was followed by the Airport's own Emergency Vehicles as it landed safely.
I'm not sure the of the definition of a full scale emergency but if you are in a helicopter that devolps a MGB fault, it can be catastrophic presumably hence the number of external emergency vehicles standing by.
The airport did an excellent job keeping delays to a minimum whilst giving priority to the Helicopter.
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Old 6th Feb 2017, 10:37
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A1: Most of the A1 is dual carriageway in Scotland. It is south of Berwick (England) where the upgrade is needed.
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 16:05
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January 17 statistics have now been published on the airport website with an increase in total movements (Jan 16 in brackets) 3412 (3352) and Pax 280,200 (239,917) a very healthy increase which should show the way to over 5m pax in 2017.
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 20:47
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Good news 21% increase
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 23:26
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Apologies if already reported but Royal Mail ceasing their Newcastle flights effective Monday 27th March.
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 23:49
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Wiki showing EasyJet Switzerland doing Geneva as well as Easyjet.
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Old 9th Feb 2017, 11:06
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What's the chance she of BA cityflyer to operate at weekend to sun routes like they do at STN last year and have added MAN and now BRS ??

Slim but you never know
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Old 9th Feb 2017, 13:43
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I believe easySwiss have done some GVA rotations before. I think whenever there were 2 GVA flights on a Saturday, EZS operated on of them. It will likely be the case that a majority of them will be operated with NCL based aircraft.
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Old 9th Feb 2017, 22:20
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Cheers for the info. Another question, does anyone know why TOM keep positioning there AC between here and Dublin recently, noticed it a few weeks back too. Just aircraft swaps?
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Old 9th Feb 2017, 22:25
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They operate 5 flights ex DUB between Friday and Sunday over winter so assume it's that. It used to come from MAN but didn't really pay much attention this season so I assume it's this.
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Old 10th Feb 2017, 17:09
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Postioning flight, aircraft out to DUB to do routes and then back to NCL.
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 21:21
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It seems Vueling NCL-BCN has been removed from sale this year.
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