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Old 7th Nov 2012, 16:22
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Yep the Jersey route might be on sale for next summer but flybe have reduced both frequency and capacity from 3x weekly mix of Dash 8 & Embrear to just 2x weekly Dash 8's. But its good to see the service has been retained.

Also after hearing the news about ryanair returning next summer, I've just checked there website and I canít seem to find any flights available from Doncaster to Gerona in either June, July or August. So what dates did you find bookable ryansf?

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Old 7th Nov 2012, 18:32
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Ryanair Summer 2013 - They only appear to have loaded the first week so far, starting 31st March. It is just the same for Newcastle so am presuming it is at an an early stage in loading.

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Old 9th Nov 2012, 09:14
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Ryanair Summer 2013

Schedules for Girona and Tenerife now fully loaded for the summer. Same as this year.
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Old 12th Nov 2012, 18:32
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Wizz loaded for next summer as follows, just Vilnius to go.

Katowice 4 x weekly
Gdansk 4 x weekly
Poznan 3 x weekly
Wroclaw 3 x weekly
Warsaw 2 x weekly

Slightly up on this summer by one flight. Would be good to see Wizz do Budapest 2 x weekly.
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Old 14th Nov 2012, 22:27
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Frequencies down on this year, apart from at peak times.
Vilnius frequency reduced for the whole summer.

Where are all the new routes that were promised with the link road?

I notice Sheffielders are campaigning for Sheffield airport to be reopened. Clearly they are not interested in using an airport a few miles up the road.
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Old 14th Nov 2012, 22:53
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I notice Sheffielders are campaigning for Sheffield airport to be reopened.
Source? Or will it be in the Free Press tomorrow?

Has the link road been built yet?

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Old 14th Nov 2012, 23:17
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johnnychips - the only related thing to TimmyW's comment that I could find was this:
BBC News - Sheffield airport runway plea to Vince Cable
It seems some people want the remains of the runway left in place in the hope that the airport *might* reopen some day in the future. I can't find any credible reports that people are actively campaigning for the airport to open

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Old 14th Nov 2012, 23:33
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"Because there's no airport and it takes a round trip of at least 2-3 hours from Doncaster to Sheffield,["]
... from the web link.

It doesn't.

Sheffield airport flights to 'business' destinations didn't make a profit, and DSA will not attract that sort of traffic either. So it's off to MAN or the Eurostar - whose relocation to St Pancras incidentally makes the train option for Europe more attractive from both Sheffield and Doncaster, especially if Eurostar and/or DB realise their plans to have services extend beyond Brussels in the next few years.

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Old 15th Nov 2012, 17:42
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Perhaps if DB ran the railways we would be better off !
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Old 15th Nov 2012, 18:00
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I think you will find that DB run trains in the UK, they bought Arriva in 2010 and run trains including Arriva Trains Wales, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, Grand Central Railway, Tyne & Wear Metro etc
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DB Schenker Rail are at Lakeside Business Park
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Doncaster

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Old 15th Nov 2012, 23:58
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I was meaning the East coast route. Perhaps using their I.C.E train
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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 15:40
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Wizz Air Signs 5-year deal with Doncaster

Wizz Air Signs 5-year deal with Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Excellent news!
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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 18:01
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http://www.routesonline.com/news/36/the-hub/171067/wizz-air-agrees-new-deal-with-liverpool-and-doncaster-sheffield-airports/

5 year deal...
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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 18:16
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DB

Imagine the furore in the Mail, Express and Sun were the DB to advertise the fact that they run great chunks of our rail system! Even worse if they painted their trains in DB livery!

As for ICE on the east Coast Mainline - chance would be a fine thing!
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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 19:09
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This is excellent news, as they state their fleet will increase by 11 to 50 by 2014. IMO a couple of these may be earmarked for DSA.

If DSA was to become a base, it would open the possibility of adding routes to other parts of Europe.

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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 19:24
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TimmyW - any thoughts or comment on the news from Wizz ?
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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 20:16
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I think that the mention in the announcement of "lowest possible cost base" and "low fees" indicates which side had the upper hand in the negotiations. The recent hints
about a move to Manchester no doubt helped persuade Peel to accept the deal.
I would think that ancillary revenue, such as car parking income, would be pretty low from Wizz flights. However it is a good to see this deal guaranteeing some level of security for both airports.
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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 20:31
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A move to Manchester was a very real possibility. As reports confirm.
It seems Peel have been forced to drop their demands to ensure they keep Wizz.

Hopefully DSA can build from this positive news. I remain skeptical of any real growth however.
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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 20:36
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I remain skeptical of any real growth however.
Daniel de Carvalho, corporate communications manager at Wizz Air, said: "We've been approached by Manchester but we're very focused on working with Liverpool and Doncaster. We may increase frequencies and routes and we're also looking to increase our presence in London - in Luton we're the second airline."

He added: "Over the next couple of years we're aiming to fly 750,000 people from Liverpool and 1.3 million from Doncaster."
News**/**Wizz Air signs up for another five years at JLA THEBUSINESSDESK.COM#

It depends what he would consider as a 'couple of years', but considering Wizz currently carry around 300,000 passengers to/from DSA p/a, then it would suggest there is some 'real' growth to come.

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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 20:41
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I'd like to see a few more Ryanair destinations. Not saying it should become a base (although a small one a bit like Bournemouth could work) but a few more European routes eg. the return of Alicante, Dublin Faro, Pisa and may be one or two new ones like Milan or maybe Wroclaw to compete with Wizz and perhaps a few routes on W patterns to places like Krakow or Warsaw. Not sure Peel would like that idea though but some more Ryanair flights to other European destinations would be highly welcomed I'm sure!
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