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Old 5th Jul 2012, 21:06
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Good news for DSA at last, Especially with this been on the back of the Thomson's expansion from nearby LBA next year.

But isn't this just Thomson's adding extra capacity from DSA next summer by using 2x Boeing 737-800's instead of the current 1x Boeing 737-800 and 1x Boeing 737-300 this summer?

As I'm sure with a little bit of tweaking of schedule, the 3 extra weekly flights from DSA next summer can be slotted into the 2x based aircraft flying programmes without the need of w-legs.

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Old 5th Jul 2012, 22:32
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It's good news either way it works!/
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 09:20
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Doncaster currently have two 737-800 based there with the 737-300 doing a w-leg.
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Old 19th Jul 2012, 17:21
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Ryanair won't be operating any flight out of DSA this winter.

Both Girona and Tenerife South will be axed.
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Old 19th Jul 2012, 17:57
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Where did you get Ryanair info from ?.
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Old 20th Jul 2012, 12:16
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It is correct. Ryanair have axed routes from DSA for the forseeable. More flights lost and more evidence to suggest DSA won't be a commercial airport for much longer.
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DONCASTER SHEFFIELD

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Old 4th Sep 2012, 22:33
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DONCASTER/SHEFFIELD

So - the rumor is still circulating that Wizz are pulling out of DSA.

Expect an official announcement within the next week.

Question is - can DSA survive as a commercial airport once they are gone? It will mean Thomson the only operators this winter with around 10 flights per week.

End of the road - or is there a way back?
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Old 4th Sep 2012, 23:12
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It would be nice to see Fuerteventura, Funchal and Larnaca as additional year-round destinations from Thomson, as well as Pula, Zakinthos, Bodrum and Heraklion for the summer season and Innsbruck plus Hurghada for the winter only (some of them have operated in the last years). Cape Verde is also increasing its popularity among UK holiday market..

Where Wizzair would go ? Do they intend to leave both L'pool and Donny for Manchester, looking for another price-war with Ryanair ? Sounds quite strange to me ...

And the we will soon see if Ryanair is gone for good...no sign of them returning for the next year...

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Old 4th Sep 2012, 23:18
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The Wizz rumor has been there for a long, long time. And it seems they are going to start from MAN.

I have a friend who works for a South Yorkshire newspaper (I won't name which one on here), and they have been informed of the pull out and will be running a story on it shortly.

Also, the DSA Facebook page has had a few questions about the matter posted by potential passengers, only for them to be immediately deleted.

It also looks as though the small offerings from Ryanair and Flybe won't be returning next year, which will mean only Thomson and Thomas Cook offering any kind of services. I can't see either expanding or anyone else coming in to plug the gaps.

To be honest, I reckon that's what Peel/VAS or whoever is running the show want. DSA was never going to work, this way, the place can die a slow death and they'll use the excuse that the public didn't support the place.

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Old 4th Sep 2012, 23:32
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They would be very silly to relocate their ops to MAN as they feature the SAME destinations offered by Ryanair, apart from Wroclaw, Poznan and Vilnius which are served from Liverpool, but the Irish could easily move all these ones to Manchester in a twinkling in order to tighten the competion with them...

They must have quite an ambitious plan to challenge their rivals...

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Old 4th Sep 2012, 23:37
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I'm led to believe that Wizz wanted to stay at DSA.................
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Old 5th Sep 2012, 00:00
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Wizz werre doing quite well at Dtva until VAS came along.
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Old 5th Sep 2012, 14:35
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Old 5th Sep 2012, 14:47
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Pop - would it be perhaps be possible to move the posts in this duplicate thread to the main thread, so that the content from the above posts is not lost ?

Edit - on 2nd thoughts, given this duplicate thread seems to just be unsubstantiated rumour about Wizz leaving Doncaster, sourced by someone who seems to have been consistently negative about DSA's future prospects, maybe it's better if all the posts in this duplicate thread do get wiped, if only so that the main thread has verifiable content...

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Old 5th Sep 2012, 15:16
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DONCASTER/SHEFFIELD

Yes and it might be worth noting , Adman , that this post is way off the mark given Wizzair are at DSA through this coming winter . Timmy W seems hell bent on posting posts of doom concerning DSA so perhaps this thread should just be closed
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Old 5th Sep 2012, 15:21
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The other thread that was started should be posted into this one. Wizz Air are speculated to be leaving DSA, but to where ? To capitalise on OLT Express going bust in Poland, to MAN, or even to CWL ? Your guess is as good as mine ...
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Old 5th Sep 2012, 18:43
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Why is it off the mark?
An announcment for Wizz starting at MAN is days away.
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Old 5th Sep 2012, 19:27
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TW said,
I have a friend who works for a South Yorkshire newspaper (I won't name which one on here), and they have been informed of the pull out and will be running a story on it shortly.


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Doncaster Free Press to run a special report next week with regards to the decline and future of the airport.
But they never did run the story, or those others from 2010. You have to ask why not?

We have to acknowledge the real possibility that its perhaps because he's making them up. It's good to see that Timmys 'source' who used to work for Peel in 2010, and gave him plenty of material to make Timmy look unbeliveably ill informed presumably has a new job, at Doncaster Free Press. And at least we should allow that Timmy has been consistant in the content and quality of his postings. You can take a large bet that whatever he says is going to appear in the local press, won't appear.

I was told today that a contract with a LoCo has in fact been signed very recently. So do I believe my 'source' who works at the airport, or do I believe Timmy's sources who appear to forget, (with regular monotony), to publish the stuff they tell him they're going to publish. Perhaps thats why the papers free, its so unreliable you wouldn't want to pay for it ...
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Old 5th Sep 2012, 20:24
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It isn't free.

And a quick scour of these forums will suggest Wizz will be making a move to MAN.

When this new LoCo that you have stated doesn't happen, I'm sure i'll be quick to point out you were also incorrect.
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