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Old 5th Jun 2017, 22:02
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Airport reaches 2 million passengers in 2017
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 22:05
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Hello all,

I am proud to tell you that 72 SQN will be doing a 4 Tucano formation flypast on the 27th of June including a specially painted Tucano to commemorate the anniversary!! . Newcastle will be that lest leg of the trip starting at Linton-On-Ouse then heading to
1.Newcastle Airport,
2.RAF Ouston,
3.RAF Morpeth,
4.RAF Acklington.

I am unsure on the timings and flight levels but I imagine it will be quite a sight.

Cheers Matt.
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Old 10th Jun 2017, 06:19
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Nothing new, but a handy summary

Newcastle a Northern Powerhouse for UK connectivity | Airport Business
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Old 10th Jun 2017, 10:09
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Shame they couldn't of thought of a different title especially on the departure day of the turd Wharton! Hopefully he won't float back up again.
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Old 10th Jun 2017, 13:02
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Thanks for posting the link, SWB. As you say, nothing new - typical industry journal waffle - but I did learn something in that Dubai isn't in the top 5 routes. Were BA and KLM/AF not just a little bit pissed off when EK started, and the airport management were trumpeting the fact that 'you can now [my italics]...' fly to e.g. India, Bangkok etc. one-stop from NCL? Water under the bridge now, I guess.


Some on here seem convinced that Dubai is the only route that matters. As the 'glamour' route that's understandable.

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Old 10th Jun 2017, 16:22
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It's REALLY importnat - for a start it enables you to bypass LHR and BA

Secondly for business it 's a great advantage to be able to link to a decent LH hub - far more so than another set of Thompson flights to Marbella or Ryanair to Dublin

Places like Aberdeen, Bristol, Cardiff ... even Edinburgh... would kill for that option
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Old 10th Jun 2017, 17:31
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Yep, point taken, it's definitely more important for the NE economy than Alicante and Palma. I was just thinking aloud really about the conversations between BA and the airport management when said management were clearly implying that you hadn't been able to fly one-stop to Mauritius etc until EK showed up.


Ancient history now, thankfully both are still here.
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Old 14th Jun 2017, 13:13
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How many Airbridges does Newcastle have, and which gates are they situated. According to their website they have 3 at gates 3,9 &10.
I'm sure they must have added another at G26 for Emirates, and I think there may be another on the International side of the pier (possibly G21?)
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Old 14th Jun 2017, 13:19
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3 airbridges stands 3 9 and 10. BA have stand 3 and Emirates on stand 9.
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Old 14th Jun 2017, 13:25
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Originally Posted by VentureGo View Post
How many Airbridges does Newcastle have, and which gates are they situated. According to their website they have 3 at gates 3,9 &10.
I'm sure they must have added another at G26 for Emirates, and I think there may be another on the International side of the pier (possibly G21?)
The current parking stand / departure gate set up is a confusing one!. The airbridges are on stands 3, 9 and 10. From a passenger point of view this corresponds to gates 3, 22 and 25!

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Old 14th Jun 2017, 13:42
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Correction Gates 3, 21/22 and Gate 25 have airbridges.
Gates 21 and 22 are one gate together, and airbridge used on flights except EasyJet and Ryanair.

On widebodied aircraft such as Emirates and TUI dreamliner, pax are directed to Gate 26, however this is Gate 25 and 26 combined due to additional space needed.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 23:14
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I will be flying NCL-SXF on Thursday, and I have just noticed in booking my seats tonight, that EZY will be operating the flight with an A320, has this been a regular occurrence, or is it expected to be over the summer?

I'll see if I can get a cheeky glimpse at the computer screens for the load, or ask the crew how many pax on board
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Old 22nd Jun 2017, 12:48
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Originally Posted by EK77WNCL View Post
I will be flying NCL-SXF on Thursday, and I have just noticed in booking my seats tonight, that EZY will be operating the flight with an A320, has this been a regular occurrence, or is it expected to be over the summer?

I'll see if I can get a cheeky glimpse at the computer screens for the load, or ask the crew how many pax on board
Today's (Thursday) flight EZY4628 NCL-SXF (Berlin) is being operated by an Airbus A319-111 (G-EZIJ)
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 00:59
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EI to scale back NCL from October, will drop from 16 to 7 weekly, no T/A will be offered.

Know a friend who has been offered flights from EDI or BA via LHR.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 01:33
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Seriously? If true, that comes as a massive surprise, I can't imagine why... NCL-DUB-NCL has had consistent double figure growth for a long while now and EI has increased service to the current 16 weekly.

I'd have thought they'd have reduced to 11/12 weekly first before dropping so massively, and if they really aren't offering any TATL connections, then what even is the point? I'd really believe they're deliberately trying to sacrifice the route if they aren't offering TATL connections. Even if this is only seasonal, there's a lot of demand over Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year that they'll be losing out on.

I sincerely hope that this is not true... And if it is... Why did BA/IAG even bother buying EI? They're dropping UK domestics left, right and centre
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 12:37
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Why on earth wold an airline deliberately sacrifice a route?

And DUB-NCL is not a UK domestic route.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 13:40
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Appears to be correct - from a quick look only the afternoon service is bookable in November.

By coincidence I was on yesterday mornings NCL-DUB flight (we usually fly to BFS, but EZY have dropped the early morning flight for the summer - seems to be back for the winter). Flight was about two thirds full - no idea about the number of transfer pax (though the two lasses in front of me we definitely going to New York...)

The evening RYR flight back was rammed - that might be the story.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 16:08
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Ryanair increasing to 3x daily maybe.
The are working with IAG now at Dub
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 16:16
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The are working with IAG now at Dub
Are they? In what way?

No third flight bookable
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 17:33
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Thought Ryanair were transfering pax at DUB and MAD
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