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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 05:45
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Originally Posted by Gordonwil View Post
Hi as a new one to the forum, just like to say I have many photos of aircraft and the airport over 35 yrs as a Firefighter serving the airport, so if they are of interest I will gladly share not brill pics but I am sure will be surprised at some of the traffic we have had over the years.

Thanks Gordon.

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Until you have a posting history you don't have access to private messaging and adding urls or photos.

As Buster said stick them in LUTON History and Nostalgia

although it looks like you have to have to do a few more general posts before you can post a photo. Hope it doesn't put you off.
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 06:12
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The Dart opening date has slipped from the summer of 2021 to the Autumn of 2021 due to late starting of the project. I noticed that part of route is now being worked on 7 days a week.

Dart Maintenance area beyond Central Station


Another thing slipping is the opening of the new drop off zone on the ground floor of the new multistory as that is meant to open this month. At least 3 months late I would guess as the entrance roads haven't even been started yet.

Taxiway Foxtrot is having its signage installed. Think I saw a sign for Taxiway Kilo being installed yesterday which is one of the links from taxiway Delta but I will confirm.

(Edit) The link taxiway between Delta and Foxtrot opposite the drop off zone is marked up as K1

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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 12:25
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo View Post
Two new Wizz routes starting today - Thessaloniki and Bergen which I don't think has been operated before as a scheduled service from Luton.
Are not Turku & Kutaisi starting this month as well?
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 12:39
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
Are not Turku & Kutaisi starting this month as well?
Turku and Oporto start today

Oslo , Stavanger and Catania in Mid September
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 20:55
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Wizz seem to be going big on Scandinavia. But is there sufficient demand?
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Old 3rd Jul 2019, 08:51
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Luton-Kutaisi has been operating for a couple of years. Regarding Scandinavia we will just have to see with prices for Tromso this winter holding up well. I guess a number of seats have been block booked by tour operators for trips to see the Northern Lights.
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Old 3rd Jul 2019, 15:19
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo View Post
Luton-Kutaisi has been operating for a couple of years. Regarding Scandinavia we will just have to see with prices for Tromso this winter holding up well. I guess a number of seats have been block booked by tour operators for trips to see the Northern Lights.
Tromso would be more popular in winter than summer Id have thought, not just northern lights but the time of year Norwegians would be more likely to come shopping
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Old 3rd Jul 2019, 15:44
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British Airways used to fly to both Bergen and Stavanger - now they don't
SAS fly London-Stavanger but not London-Bergen

That left Norwegian with a very dominant position on these 2 routes. I don't think flying via Amsterdam, Copenhagen or Oslo will be considered an effective substitute or (in the case of Amsterdam as strong competition

There may well be room for a Wizz on London-Bergen (in particular) and, maybe to a lesser degree, also on London-Stavanger. I would be interested to know if Wizz can pick up any oil/gas traffic to Stavanger though
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Old 3rd Jul 2019, 21:16
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Wizzair confirms interest in flying London to Dubai with the A321XLR

Wizz Air Eyes London To Dubai Flights With Airbus A321XLR

Will be an interesting development if this happens, but is a few years away until they A321XLR. I guess if Transavia can make it work from Amsterdam and Norwegian from Scandanavia (which are similar length routes with 737s) and are competing directly with Emirates and the associated flag carriers from this countries, Wizz can make it work too!

They also state they have no interest in using the new longer range A321XLRs on transatlantic routes from the UK.

Even if the London to Dubai routes does happen, no guarantee it will be from Luton, as not sure what the aircraft type will be like on Luton's short-ish runway, and they are showing a real interest in expanding at Gatwick. Looking to buy up Thomas Cook's slots!

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Old 3rd Jul 2019, 22:37
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Old 4th Jul 2019, 09:55
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Tromso is a winter only destination Airport Planner as is Verona.
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 20:25
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Tomorrow Saturday a total of 17 Wizzair arrivals between 0700 and 0900!
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 21:42
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...plus the 10 based WUK aircraft departing.
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Old 6th Jul 2019, 00:05
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...plus the 10 based WUK aircraft departing.
15 arrive between 07:05 and 08:00

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Old 6th Jul 2019, 13:29
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It wasn't quite as simple as I had thought. This is what actually happened:
0623 D GWUKB WUK4485 Lviv
0641 D GWUKF WUK7910 Ohrid
0647 A GWUKL WUK3775 Constanta
0649 A HALWZ WZZ2501 Riga
0657 A HALWA WZZ1801 Wroclaw
0702 D GWUKJ WUK7674 Kosice
0703 A HALYJ WZZ8001 Vilnius
0708 A GWUKH WUK3615 Suceava
0710 D GWUKC WUK4489 Tallinn
0713 A HALWO WZZ4301 Sofia
0715 A HALPS WZZ3301 Cluj-Napoca
0717 D GWUKI WUK4459 Larnaca
0720 A HALPM WZZ3753 Craiova
0721 A HALXV WZZ1301 Warsaw
0724 A HALWS WZZ3651 Iasi
0736 D HALXQ WUK4554 Bourgas
0738 A HALWX WZZ1001 Katowice
0742 A HALXT WZZ1601 Gdansk
0745 A HALVB WZZ2201 Budapest
0755 A HALWE WZZ7851 Debrecen
0800 A HALXM WUK5001 Krakow
0807 D HALYJ WZZ8002 Vilnius
0811 D HALWZ WZZ2502 Riga
0816 A HALWV WUK7701 Skopje
0817 D HALWA WZZ1802 Wroclaw
0820 D HALWO WZZ4312 Sofia
0836 D HALXI WZZ3001 Bucharest
0838 D HALPM WZZ3754 Craiova
0842 D HALWS WZZ3652 Iasi
0849 D HALXT WZZ1302 Warsaw
0859 D HALVB WZZ2202 Budapest
0903 D HALXU WZZ1602 Gdansk
0908 D HALXM WUK5002 Krakow
0912 D HALWE WZZ1002 Katowice
0913 D HALWX WZZ7852 Debrecen
0915 D HALPS WZZ3302 Cluj-Napoca
0922 D HALWV WUK7702 Skopje
0958 D HALXI WZZ3002 Bucharest

38 movements, 17 arrivals, 21 departures.
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Old 6th Jul 2019, 17:03
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Catching up!

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It wasn't quite as simple as I had thought. This is what actually happened:
0623 D GWUKB WUK4485 Lviv
0641 D GWUKF WUK7910 Ohrid
0647 A GWUKL WUK3775 Constanta
0649 A HALWZ WZZ2501 Riga
0657 A HALWA WZZ1801 Wroclaw
0702 D GWUKJ WUK7674 Kosice
0703 A HALYJ WZZ8001 Vilnius
0708 A GWUKH WUK3615 Suceava
0710 D GWUKC WUK4489 Tallinn
0713 A HALWO WZZ4301 Sofia
0715 A HALPS WZZ3301 Cluj-Napoca
0717 D GWUKI WUK4459 Larnaca
0720 A HALPM WZZ3753 Craiova
0721 A HALXV WZZ1301 Warsaw
0724 A HALWS WZZ3651 Iasi
0736 D HALXQ WUK4554 Bourgas
0738 A HALWX WZZ1001 Katowice
0742 A HALXT WZZ1601 Gdansk
0745 A HALVB WZZ2201 Budapest
0755 A HALWE WZZ7851 Debrecen
0800 A HALXM WUK5001 Krakow
0807 D HALYJ WZZ8002 Vilnius
0811 D HALWZ WZZ2502 Riga
0816 A HALWV WUK7701 Skopje
0817 D HALWA WZZ1802 Wroclaw
0820 D HALWO WZZ4312 Sofia
0836 D HALXI WZZ3001 Bucharest
0838 D HALPM WZZ3754 Craiova
0842 D HALWS WZZ3652 Iasi
0849 D HALXT WZZ1302 Warsaw
0859 D HALVB WZZ2202 Budapest
0903 D HALXU WZZ1602 Gdansk
0908 D HALXM WUK5002 Krakow
0912 D HALWE WZZ1002 Katowice
0913 D HALWX WZZ7852 Debrecen
0915 D HALPS WZZ3302 Cluj-Napoca
0922 D HALWV WUK7702 Skopje
0958 D HALXI WZZ3002 Bucharest

38 movements, 17 arrivals, 21 departures.
Today Wizz will operate 115 flights and EasyJet 133. Wizz UK will have A/C number 11 join the fleet very soon so the gap is closing in terms of movements but Wizz operate A321 on many flights so might overtake EasyJet in terms of passenger levels this coming winter!
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Old 6th Jul 2019, 21:06
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Today Wizz will operate 115 flights and EasyJet 133. Wizz UK will have A/C number 11 join the fleet very soon so the gap is closing in terms of movements but Wizz operate A321 on many flights so might overtake EasyJet in terms of passenger levels this coming winter!
Wizzair said they would overtake Easyjet in Summer as far back as December 2018. With the extra based RYR examples, Easyjet have been a little slow in protecting their home turf.
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Old 9th Jul 2019, 21:11
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Old 10th Jul 2019, 18:13
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Luton picking up Gatwick diversions
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Old 10th Jul 2019, 18:15
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LGW Diverts

It appears some LGW traffic being diverted to LTN due to technical issues. Might be an interesting evening.
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