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Old 21st Jul 2013, 10:56
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More crap from the keyboards of the usual suspect.

Every commercial airport is obliged and required to submit movements and passenger totals to the CAA in order for the CAA to collate the overall national statistics.

If it is true that whoever currently owns DSA wants to avoid bad press and not submit totals, they will find that avenue more like a cul-de-sac.

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Old 21st Jul 2013, 22:01
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Do Peel do caravan stats as well? They have loads up north, but not many planes
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Old 23rd Jul 2013, 21:04
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Peel's plans for a business park at DSA have been suffered a blow after the planning application was defered. Apparently it is to do with the uncertainty of the airports future and the delayed start on the link road, which is almost a year behind schedule for construction starting.
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Old 24th Jul 2013, 07:41
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Just my two pennerth worth from a recent trip to DSA

Firstly it was great to go from a fairly local airport, parking easy, getting to signage appalling.

Now the downside. Advertising posters in the terminal all out of date by years, Not able to buy a newspaper until after 0730 because the he lives in Scunthorpe. There were 2 full 737's departing about 0700. This is supposed to be an international airport. Starting to look run down
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Old 24th Jul 2013, 11:50
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I have not flown out of DSA for years and the last time I flew out it was looking very unloved. I must have used it once a year for the Salzburg flight until Thomson pulled the flight, for the first few years it was full of hope then the rot seemed to set in. Sadly many of the airside and land side amenities closed and I suspect have not reopened. The last time I used it the early morning flight went technical and we had to wait in the departure lounge for over 5 hours, it was like a ghost town as we were the only flight until an afternoon Ryan flight. At least the girl at the coffee bar was kept busy cashing in on the vouchers from Thomsons, I think that the coffee bar may have gone now. I still manage my annual fix of the mountains, not from DSA but from MAN along with the rest of my flying needs which in the last year have included 6 european short haul and 2 long haul, none of the destinations served by DSA.
It surprised me to see proudly placed on the DSA website the claim "UK's no1 for customer satisfaction 2011 as voted by Which? Members"
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Old 24th Jul 2013, 18:15
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Yes, in regards to facilities such as getting food/drink, newspapers etc, they are only open certain hours of the day which means when some flights depart, there is absolutely nowhere to buy these things from. The Costa Coffee outlet shut a long time ago, as in the winter, some days they were getting no customers at all.
Catch 22 situation, not enough customers to keep these kind of facilities open, but then when you do have customers, there is nowhere for them to buy things from.
My mum flew from the airport about a month ago, in the afternoon with 2 other flights departing at a similar time, and the Wetherspoons, W H Smiths and Duty Free were all closed, and after finding a member of staff, they basically confirmed it was because it wasn't financially viable for them to stay open for long periods.
They've also just got rid of the wifi facilities to cut costs.

As regards to the place looking run down, the airport axed a lot of maintenance staff which means things like external grass cutting and weeding, general repairs internally are not carried out, or carried out once in a blue moon.

The airport is clearly dying a slow death. Peel just need to put the place out of its misery.

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Old 25th Jul 2013, 09:53
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Hold the front page....

Heraklion confirmed for summer 2014 with Thomson.

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Old 25th Jul 2013, 10:04
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That is good news to hear StoneyBridge Radar.

So which route/rotation has been dropped by Thomson at DSA so that it can be replaced by this new Crete Heraklion route next summer?

Or is going to be the first growth seen by Thomson's at DSA without them dropping capacity on exsisting routes at last...

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Old 25th Jul 2013, 10:07
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So which route/rotation has been dropped by Thomson so it can be replaced by this new Crete Heraklion route next summer?
Antalya has been dropped.
 
Old 25th Jul 2013, 10:21
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And the Tuesday flight to Palma has also been dropped as that was operated on a W pattern by a STN aircraft, but that will now be used to operate the new Kos route from Stansted.
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Antalya has been dropped.
Probably because Monarch are now flying that route from LBA
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Old 25th Jul 2013, 18:16
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Thomson have cut the Kos and Bourgas routes from DSA next summer plus one flight to Palma, which is quite a loss.
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Old 25th Jul 2013, 18:24
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Timmy - your posts give the perception that you wish to see DSA fail as quickly as possible, yet your profile shows you as living in Doncaster. This seems a somewhat unusual combination. Without wishing to ask you to declare your personal life or identity, is there a particular reason why a resident of Doncaster would be keen to see DSA close ?
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Old 25th Jul 2013, 22:50
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I think Timmy W is just being realistic.
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What I meant in my half asleep ramblings
Is that, All this bile toward Dsa from certain people is stupid.
All airports even those as large as Man see routes chopped or not reappearing.
Thomson or is it First choice have given two new ones.
And Fr have offered a winter service.
He might well keep an eye on the news.
Turkey has had some troubles of Late , As for Egypt we can only hope Sharm El Sheik remains, Otherwise...

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Old 27th Jul 2013, 08:38
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Onyx - sorry, I have to ask. Are you typing with your feet? Your post on the Teesside thread is just as incomprehensible?
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Just back from the pub or the drugs have kicked in !!!!
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Old 27th Jul 2013, 10:28
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Posted on a touch screen while half asleep
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Old 29th Jul 2013, 22:20
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Still no figures from June. Heard on the grapevine the numbers were quite a bit lower than the month of May, which would be a PR disaster.

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Old 30th Jul 2013, 16:52
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Still no figures from June
They're not due to be released by the CAA until 13th August. Patience Timmy.
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