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Old 3rd Feb 2013, 12:32
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True. Though Dsa is a new airport. I was reading the history of Ema the other day. Seemingly it had a fair few financial stability issues in the early days.
I can see Dsa making a good go of Cargo eventually. The economy will pick up soon. And once that link road is done im sure it will bring more freight etc
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Old 4th Feb 2013, 00:07
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The airport is in a very precarious situation at the moment with regards to Thomson. They want out. It doesn't take a genius to work out what would happen should they leave.

I see KLM are opening up more routes to the UK. DSA won't figure at all.
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Old 4th Feb 2013, 00:19
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TimmyW - there is a perception that you are rather more negative on this thread than is justified by what actually happens. As an example, over 2 months ago, you wrote:

Ryanair have pulled the Tenerife flight that was announced for next summer.
Yet more bad news and another route lost.
I note that on the Ryanair website, tickets continue to be sold for summer 2013 between Doncaster and Tenerife. I am therefore puzzled why you think the Tenerife route has been lost.

Perhaps you could provide something that will allow others to verify your assertion that Thomson want out of Doncaster airport ?
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Old 4th Feb 2013, 10:09
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In Timmy's defence, the Ryanair TFS route wasn't bookable for weeks, which we did presume that the route has been dropped.
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Old 5th Feb 2013, 23:46
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In Timmy's defence he did add up 2 + 2 and came up with 5.
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Old 10th Feb 2013, 23:30
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Why would Thomson be diluting their services from DSA and offering more from LBA?

Also more media nonsense from DSA about how 2013 is going to be "their year". How exactly? I don't see any new routes or airlines!
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Old 10th Feb 2013, 23:46
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Also more media nonsense from DSA about how 2013 is going to be "their year".

And if theres an expert on media nonsense on this thread, you're the kiddy! How are your mates inside Peel, the newspaper, and the Wizzair Commercial development team?

On your previous record, it seems like the chance of them providing you with any factual information, is about as likely as Findus finding beef in their burgers.
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Old 15th Feb 2013, 12:12
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On a recent trip to DSA, I was flabbergasted at the amount of flights to Poland. The demand must be huge due to economic migration, its certainly true that many town in the catchment area for DSA have large numbers of Polish workers. I expect the load factors on the Wizzair flights are high? I think in light of the fact that its the Polish flights that are keeping DSA alive, then there should be more Polish speaking staff at DSA.
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Old 20th Feb 2013, 21:36
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Anyone know if the TCX 757 is still going to continue its services to turkey and pmi for summer 2013? Also i've heard there's a lot of 738's going to bhx and ema for summer 13 so anyone know if dsa may home a TOM 757 for the summer season?
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 00:39
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I expect the load factors on the Wizzair flights are high? I think in light of the fact that its the Polish flights that are keeping DSA alive, then there should be more Polish speaking staff at DSA.
What would make you believe there isn't any/enough Polish speaking staff at DSA? Should this be the case anyway, they have operated well enough for the past 7 years or so...

Anyone know if the TCX 757 is still going to continue its services to turkey and pmi for summer 2013? Also i've heard there's a lot of 738's going to bhx and ema for summer 13 so anyone know if dsa may home a TOM 757 for the summer season?
TCX 757 at DSA are currently only planned to operate services to and from NBE. The TCX flight to DLM and PMI are currently planned to operate with A320/1 aircraft dependant on which day of the week.

As for TOM, they are slowly scaling back on the 757 fleet and increasing the 738 fleet - hence the increase you will see of these aircraft at many of their summer bases. You will find the majority of the 757 fleet becoming confined to TOMs larger bases at LGW and MAN over the summer months in the next couple of years. This summer DSA will have the usual 2x 738 based plus the odd couple of W-pattern flights - These also operated by the 738s.

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Old 21st Feb 2013, 16:12
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Seems several of the planned Thomas cook flights now won't be operating this summer, and some question whether the jersey flight will operate as planned.

Yes definitely DSAs tear isn't it, just more lost flights.
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 16:17
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TimmyW, do you plan on changing the record any time soon. That copy is starting to sound a little worn?
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 17:05
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Originally Posted by TimmyW View Post
Seems several of the planned Thomas cook flights now won't be operating this summer
Seems means nothing. Are they or aren't they?

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some question whether the jersey flight will operate as planned.
Some being, errr, yourself I take it.

Has the local rag printed that scathing expose of DSA yet?
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 18:05
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Seems several of the planned Thomas cook flights now won't be operating this summer,..
All of the TCX flights are planned to operate. The only exception could be the Friday Palma services from the end of May. These are Thomas Cook holidays flights that are due to be operated by Orbest Airlines (Iberworld). DSA or Thomas Cook are not alone in this as the uncertainty of Orbest Airlines starting up operations again looks unlikely at the moment.

...and some question whether the jersey flight will operate as planned.
Jersey... Who's the some? Flybe don't seem to be questioning this...
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 19:25
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DSA or Thomas Cook are not alone in this as the uncertainty of Orbest Airlines starting up operations again looks unlikely at the moment.
Should be operating as planned due to the takeover of Orbest Airlines announced yesterday.
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 22:54
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Thats a relief for HUY then Pug
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Old 21st Feb 2013, 23:03
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I heard that no charters will be going ahead whatever the out come of the discussions and the deal has yet to be approved. Then saying that some might go ahead but I can't see operators prepared to take the risk even though they have being taken over.
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Old 22nd Feb 2013, 00:27
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Lowcostholidays and Thomas Cook have put their HUY flights back on sale after a temporary halt..

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Old 5th Mar 2013, 17:51
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Flybe have now confirmed that the planned Thursday Doncaster-Jersey flight has been axed so that the route will only operate once weekly on Saturdays this summer season.

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Old 5th Mar 2013, 18:06
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Yet more reductions then. I struggle to see how anyone can be optimistic about DSAs future for passenger flights when month on month more routes and flights are axed, with absolutely no increase to current routes or new routes announced.
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