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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 20:44
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Wizz currently carry around 300,000 passengers to/from DSA then it would suggest there is some 'real' growth to come.
Since Wizz started operations at DSA in 2006, they've carried 1.2 million passengers. By the sounds of the articles it seems that we may have more flights for the routes we have currently, and the possibility of new routes. (That's if they do go ahead to try and aim for 1.3 million passengers over the next couple of years.)
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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 21:05
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Unless, in reality they aim for 1.3 million over the duration of the contract.
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I was looking at the Doncaster departures and arrivals board yesterday and there were only 2 departures and 2 arrivals. What happens to the coffee shops, news agents, restaurants, checking staff, security staff and bar on such quiet days? Does the terminal close down between flights and only have part time staff or does it stay open 24/7? Is Doncaster really as quiet as Dundee and only half as busy as Teeside?

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Old 10th Dec 2012, 09:41
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Dont worry its slightly worse at Bournemouth ! , today just 1 flight on the board and nothing on a Wednesday at all , so same question does Bournemouth close as well between flights ?
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I was looking at the Doncaster departures and arrivals board yesterday and there were only 2 departures and 2 arrivals. What happens to the coffee shops, news agents, restaurants, checking staff, security staff and bar on such quiet days? Does the terminal close down between flights and only have part time staff or does it stay open 24/7? Is Doncaster really as quiet as Dundee and only half as busy as Teeside?
In cases like this everything airside closes once the aircraft has departed. It will depend on each individual shop/outlet on what happens to the staff during the closed period, i.e continue to use this time to restock, tidy clean etc or shut up fully. Landside the airports doors will remain open to the public, however the shops will be closed and you will probably see nothing more than a deserted terminal building.

The airline ground agents will usually finish after the departure of the aircraft when there is a large gap between flights. A few skeleton staff will remain as the airport is still open for operations 24 hours a day throughout the year and so a team would be there should there be a diversion for example.

A number of the security team will remain where needed. The central passenger search area in the terminal building will be closed just like overnight to keep staffing levels to a minimum.

On a Wednesday at DSA throughout the winter there is now only one departure in the evening. It would be a good idea for the airport to keep the terminal building closed off to the public during the day until say atleast 3 to 4 hours before the planned departure time of the flight (currently 21:25). This would help to reduce costs further by being able to save electricity - no or lower level light settings required, lower heating settings, less security walkaround checks and even potentially less need for cleaning services for example.

Hope this helps!

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Old 12th Dec 2012, 20:13
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Ryanair have pulled the Tenerife flight that was announced for next summer.
Yet more bad news and another route lost.

It must be 3 years now since any route expansions were announced at DSA. Despite the Wizz Air contract, things look desperate.

And to answer the previous question...........there are barely any shops etc to keep open anyway. All the landside shops and cafe's have now closed down permanently, leaving only a Wetherspoons and duty free shop open airside which will be open when flights operate. In fact on my last visit a couple of months ago, even these facilities weren't open. No where to buy a drink or anyhting.

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Old 17th Dec 2012, 22:16
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TimmyW, your comments about landside facilities are not correct. There is a WH Smith and Wetherspoons landside. Both are open daily, although opening hours do vary according to flights.

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Old 17th Dec 2012, 22:22
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Ryanair have pulled the Tenerife flight that was announced for next summer.
Yet more bad news and another route lost.
Its not being dropped.
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Old 17th Dec 2012, 22:40
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Its not appearing bookable throughout summer, so it looks like it has.
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Old 17th Dec 2012, 22:45
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It will operate on Mondays.
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Old 18th Dec 2012, 16:21
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It is not bookable.
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Old 20th Dec 2012, 13:49
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The merry go round continues as Peel Group have aquired DSA. Which now just leaves LPL in the hands of Peel Airports (the joint company with VAS).

Its all very murky.
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Old 20th Dec 2012, 14:55
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Well only goes to show that those who think they know whats going on dont. Wheres Timmys mates from Peel and Donny free press all of a sudden, they can't be much good if they didn't know about this, which has been known about by those who do know for a little while ...

Still with all the expertise we've had shown here theres the opportunity for someone to show us all how it should be done:
Current Job Vacancies at Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport

No doubt all those telling us how the airport should be run will be applying, with all their relevant experience they'll be able to walk it.

Inteviewer; So how much experience have you got?
Interviewee: Oh I've got 246 posts on prune, and I read all the rumours and run from forum to forum posting the same stuff in different places.
Interviewer; Ok anything else you can tell us?
Interviewee; Oh yes, I use the Vista Microsoft Airport Manager Software Simulator
Interviewer; Stifles a giggle knowing everyone else in the industry is either using Airport manger XP or MAMS 8.0, because those actually work ...
Yeh thanks for that we'll be in touch ..

PS anyone who thinks Sheffield Airport was viable need not apply.
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Old 20th Dec 2012, 15:04
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I take a bow, Sir Jumpseater.

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Old 23rd Dec 2012, 11:28
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VAS have obviously jumped ship as they see no future for the airport.

First step, in my opinion of quietly winding the place up.
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Old 23rd Dec 2012, 12:10
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press

The link.
Media | Press Releases | News Release - 20th December 2012
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Old 23rd Dec 2012, 13:24
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Did anyone make or loose any money out of these deals?
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Old 23rd Dec 2012, 14:27
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TimmyW in my opinion you talk the biggest load of crap of any forum I've ever read.
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Old 23rd Dec 2012, 14:55
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Really?
The airport isn't sustainable. And i'm yet to see anyone provide a valid counter argument, one that indicates growth and a stable future........
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Old 23rd Dec 2012, 19:12
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Further to previous discussion, Tenerife HASN'T been dropped, and is now 'back' on sale....
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