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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 20:16
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Mushrooms and the lodge meetings.

How did you know I'd been digging in your allotment

£5m eh..... That was an expensive fence and road. Never under estimate who is in the funny hand shake mob and who gets a contract parsnip.

You only have to look at who's in management at DTV these days and which lodge they belong Hugh did well out of the last deal.

Its not what you know as the saying goes........ you may be surprised at how many lodge members there are at DTV
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 14:32
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Something a foot at DTVA cleaning and painting crew working overtime to make the place look tip top ( or as close to possible as you can make the place look) curious?
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 22:06
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I was wondering how long it would take before someone picked up on this. I'm saying nothing except for mmegh is playing it down - they are spending a VERY large amount of money upgrading every single aspect of the terminal.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 22:20
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Hopefully some hints.
What are they upgrading exactly?
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 22:29
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Visitors of course. When the Queen visits she only smells wet paint, when top Germans visit they only want to smell wet paint.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 22:42
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With a grandfather called Georg Saxe Coburg Gotha, I thought the Queen was German ?

(Hides to avoid being sent to the Tower for treason)
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 23:42
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Lets hope it is something to do with the release of the 2013 holiday brochures in a couple of days time...
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Old 25th Apr 2012, 08:53
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The answer?

There will be a party on the 4th May!

The terminal will play host to key figures on the 4th May including Peel board directors, regional business leaders and directors from KLM as KLM and DTV launch a significant marketing campaign from the airport.....
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Old 25th Apr 2012, 10:28
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This is the same KLM that's just reduced frequency on its schedules from DTV, right?
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Old 25th Apr 2012, 10:39
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That explains why every 2nd advertising board now advertises KLM
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Old 25th Apr 2012, 12:05
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KLM

Indeed, the same KLM. Rumoured to be present next Friday for the launch of the joint marketing effort is the General Manager of KLM (UK/Ireland) and the Commercial Director of KLM (UK/Ireland).

We may knock the airport and speculate about KLM's long term presence, but the planned initiative can't be a bad thing. Whether it will work is a different issue.

What we do need is an increase in charter flights/lo-cos...as I remain convinced this is where the money is (in terms of passenger revenue).
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Old 25th Apr 2012, 21:25
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Heard today that Thomson Holidays will be using a Leeds based Monarch Airlines aircraft for next summer 2013 weekly Tuesday flight to Palma-Majorca.

PMI 11:35 MME 13:25
MME 14:55 PMI 18:35
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 07:48
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The sprucing up is badly needed along with emptying of overflowing rubbish bins. The barrier railings near the entrance to the "drop off" car park have been lying on their side for weeks now. The whole place gives the impression of a couldn't care less attitude. When are they going to get rid of the stupid road centre ramp and open up the road past the Terminal Front. When is someone going to fix the "clanging" metal plate which frightens the life out of drivers exiting the drop off Car Park. The whole place, staff and management want a bloody good shake-up.
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 13:58
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Leading businessman takes on airport Chairman's role



A leading northern businessman has been appointed as the new Chairman of Durham Tees Valley Airport.
Robert Hough has taken up the post following the announcement in February that Peel Investments (DTVA) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Peel Group, was to become the new majority shareholder in the Airport.
Mr Hough has been a Director of Peel Holdings since 1986 and has held a range of senior posts, including Deputy Chairman from 1989 to 2009. He was also responsible for its Airports Division and in that role was Chairman of Durham Tees Valley from 2003 to 2009.
Mr Hough, who was previously a partner in a major firm of solicitors, is currently Chairman of the Northwest Regional Development Agency and was recently appointed Chairman of the Liverpool City Local Enterprise Partnership.
Among his other roles, he chaired the Organising Committee of the Manchester Commonwealth Games from 1995 to 1999.
Said Mr Hough “Having served as Chairman at Durham Tees Valley in the past, I am delighted to be renewing my connections with the Airport - and, indeed, the area as a whole.
“All of us now involved with the management of the Airport understand that it has been a very challenging period - and the challenges will continue - but there is a determination to both secure our existing business base and build for the future.
“That means exploring all opportunities for extension of activity - both in terms of the Airport and its services and exploiting the potential of the site as a whole.
“I believe that we have already made progress in establishing strong links with our key partners in the local authorities and agencies, such as Tees Valley Unlimited. Their support - and that of the local business and wider community - is absolutely crucial if we are to ensure that the Airport can make a major contribution to the area and its economy.”
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 17:20
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Onwards and downwards

Oh dear..over to you Skyman for your take on this mega appointment announcement !!

See our friends up the road have just acquired a new low cost to Poland? It would have been nice to think we were in the bidding?

Anyone have any news on this extra Tenerife flight yet? Who ,(why) and when?

Last visit I had found 4 cars in the car park..mega bucks there then!

Does any of our PPL fraternity know what its like for private aviation...I spoke to a guy who flies from Fishburn and he said Newcastle is non light friendly...are we??
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 17:56
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the new Chairman of Durham Tees Valley Airport...was Chairman of Durham Tees Valley from 2003 to 2009
Pardon my ignorance but wasn't the airport already in a parlous state in 2009? Can we expect anything new from this guy? It seems his claim to being a "leading northern businessman" comes from his position as a Peel place-man for 26 years. Seems to me it's a case of Peel trying the "parachute someone in with no local baggage" strategy (the Vancouver people), then when that failed, "let's try the same tired old faces".
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Old 4th May 2012, 11:06
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News on your doorstep.

Could there be another name change be coming up?
"Dutch north east valley" maybe?

The new pr machine spins "The worlds on your doorstep" unless it snows of course!
"The World
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Old 4th May 2012, 13:26
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Where do I start....
How about seems by his current attire that he may be a "City" supporter....
Back to reality, director of this, on every committe going, plenty of flag poles & fish tanks in his garden then? All basically "standard fare" for a senior partner in a law firm, practice development they call it, but in reality such positions are frequently too general & non specific to core business activities.
I'd be more interested in the part of his CV detailing his previous achievements in his earlier role at DTV which are unsurprisingly absent.
As I see it Mr Hough is unlikely to contribute much other than being a very presentable spokesperson and outlet in delivering the medicine from the main board.
Perhaps the key part of the statement is in the sentence says it all :-
..That means exploring all opportunities for extension of activity - both in terms of the Airport and its services and exploiting the potential of the site as a whole
On your other point NCL certainly isn't "light friendly" I was just in conversation with someone yesterday bemoaning that a basic touch & go fee alone was now around £25!

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Old 5th May 2012, 19:32
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New plan to stop rot at Durham Tees Valley Airport - Business News - News - nebusiness.co.uk

Interesting quote.
Peel’s strategic planning director Peter Nears said: “We all recognise that one of our most important assets is the long-standing commitment of KLM to Durham Tees Valley and the importance of their service to the area’s economy. That is why, as one of our first priorities, we have worked with the airline to develop a joint marketing campaign aimed at highlighting that, wherever you want to be in the world, whether for business or leisure, you can get there with KLM from Durham Tees Valley. We have also been working closely with our local regeneration agency, Tees Valley Unlimited, to carry out an economic study which looks at increasing our airline services and building more aviation hangers to develop a long-term income. We need to up our passenger numbers, get more airlines on board and develop land south of the airport. We are making losses at the moment and we need to work hard to turn that around in the next few years.”
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Old 5th May 2012, 23:33
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The money has been spent on the plans so lets just hope they can find someone to take the Southside hangars. Does this mean the same company owns the whole site again, not diffrent parts of the company.
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