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Old 8th Dec 2018, 18:48
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And not a broken floor tile in sight....
LTNman, I think this was probably the 2005/6 rebuild as it looks like the upstairs departure lounge which opened around then.
The photo was taken last week and luckily the airport left the ceiling alone.
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Old 8th Dec 2018, 20:32
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It is interesting with Jet2 being mentioned here that LGW & even SEN have also laid claim to losing or missing out with the base so not all can be correct one wonders.
But that means Stansted could have been their fourth choice! As you say, depends how you spin it.....
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Old 8th Dec 2018, 21:35
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But that means Stansted could have been their fourth choice! As you say, depends how you spin it.....
Spin it how you want, Stansted was the only choice for Jet2, MAG has a very good relationship with Jet2 and worked very closely for over a year to make this happen and what a tremendous success it has been.
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"If Luton had the land"....From a post above.

Perhaps another instance of the mangle & spin it how you might of stats could be then the area size of major UK airports...

LTN is tiny & 2nd smallest with 196 Ha.

Random others...

MAN 552 Ha
LGW 615 Ha
STN 713 Ha
ABZ 824 Ha
LHR 1215 Ha

& very surprisingly (perhaps) BFS is the largest airport in the UK with 1420 Ha!.
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 07:09
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
"If Luton had the land"....From a post above.
LTN is tiny & 2nd smallest with 196 Ha..
...... and SEN is the smallest with just 125ha.
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...but is not SEN pipped to that post by LCY at 83 Ha.
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 07:42
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
...but is not SEN pipped to that post by LCY at 83 Ha.
Yes, of course but not laid as an airport site originally as all the others were. More like an onshore aircraft carrier!
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LLAL which owns the land the airport sits on and is itself owned by the council has taken over the control and running of a major town park and county wildlife site the borders the airport. No consultation just plain theft of a strategic community asset.

The DART was never about serving the exiting terminal but all about serving a second terminal as that would be when it was needed. The council is so sure that planning permission will be given by the government to expand the airport that it is spending £225 million on a gamble that will not add a single passenger to the airports existing capacity. When that day happens Luton will be sitting on a larger piece of land.
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 07:55
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There is a saying...

Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
"If Luton had the land"....From a post above.

Perhaps another instance of the mangle & spin it how you might of stats could be then the area size of major UK airports...

LTN is tiny & 2nd smallest with 196 Ha.

Random others...

MAN 552 Ha
LGW 615 Ha
STN 713 Ha
ABZ 824 Ha
LHR 1215 Ha

& very surprisingly (perhaps) BFS is the largest airport in the UK with 1420 Ha!.
Size is irrelevant but itís what you do with it that matters! LTN might be small but if you consider it another way; in terms of size it is very efficient and from another angle most UK airports would love to have its footfall. Come the time when it builds those 16+ stands... it is capable of becoming the UKs number 3 airport! When it reaches its true potential the climax will leave the likes of MAG fealing inferior!
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Steady on......
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 08:33
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Did wonder what sauce he was on last night........
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 08:35
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Originally Posted by Lee Baker Street View Post


Size is irrelevant but itís what you do with it that matters! LTN might be small but if you consider it another way; in terms of size it is very efficient and from another angle most UK airports would love to have its footfall. Come the time when it builds those 16+ stands... it is capable of becoming the UKs number 3 airport! When it reaches its true potential the climax will leave the likes of MAG fealing inferior!
Lee, I understand your passion but No3 !?, I think condidate No5 is the best it could achieve. Remember if STN ever gets runway 2 then the gamble would have been lost and Luton could be forced to become the Le Bourget of London.
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 08:48
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LTN,
The locals love highlighting its failures.( and some are on another planet it seems)
The STN thread dwellers who can see no wrong at STN and love to come over and stick the boot in when they feel like it.
The SEN guys trying to add a bit of humour and realism.

Thanks for all the posts, good to read!

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Old 9th Dec 2018, 08:58
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Back to figures...namely pax per Ha for 2017....rankings are as follows...
LTN (LLA for some)
LGW
LHR
MAN
STN
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Remember if STN ever gets runway 2 then the gamble would have been lost and Luton could be forced to become the Le Bourget of London.
But LTN has something that STN will never have - location, location, location
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LTN,
The locals love highlighting its failures.( and some are on another planet it seems)
The STN thread dwellers who can see no wrong at STN and love to come over and stick the boot in when they feel like it.
The SEN guys trying to add a bit of humour and realism.

Thanks for all the posts, good to read!

Sorry to point this out, You nor LTN own this thread, as far as Iím aware you donít need a season ticket or membership card to take part in any conversation, none of the STN dwellers, as you put it, would ever say there is nothing wrong with STN we all have our faults but to say LTN could one day be number 3 is farcical, STN or MAN will be in and out of that position and if expansion continues at Stansted I could see STN fighting for number 2 but thatís many year away, unfortunately LTN as we all know is restricted by lack of space to expand so never going to be number 3.
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Exactly the point ericlday I was expecting someone to do the maths & use the statistics to portray them in another form...
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
But LTN has something that STN will never have - location, location, location
location location location to what?

if you want to play the game of LTN has this and Stansted hasnít, I think you will loose.
let me give you a few to start- Train station in the terminal 👍, Jet bridges👍, one of the busiest uk coach stations👍 A380 stands 👍 very long runway👍 Brand new arrivals building under construction👍. I think 10 new aircraft stands built this year with at least 2 more under construction👍.

Your turn 🙄.
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Regarding the DART....The provision was a condition for the granting of planning permission to the 18m pax pa was it not?.

Could it be interpreted that the slow construction of the DART is because the airport has nearly reached that figure of 18m & providing £££ for it now as LTN tops out is a drain on Council resources.
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Okay, I'll play my Top Trump - LTN is in a better location for customers (people who buy airline tickets) - just look at a map.
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