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Old 30th Nov 2019, 11:33
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If the airport had been sold off years ago I cannot see a situation where the council would allow one of the towns major parks to be built on for the benefit of that company.
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Old 30th Nov 2019, 13:35
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Seems the airport operating company is claiming the glory when it is LLAL/ the council that is paying for it.
The first phase of the bridge move is now complete. This afternoon it will be slowly turned before it is jacked onto its parapets tomorrow.
Might explain why Lee Baker Street has observed it is sitting below the runway


Traffic looks rather bad. Wonder how many people will miss their flights this weekend. The jams keep moving with different stretches of road affected and in different directions.

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Old 30th Nov 2019, 17:26
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Luton Pax

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Itís a shame the detailed passenger figures for each destination has gone . I suppose now they are reaching their limit the less they want us to know
The figures on the Luton site must be just terminal pax and the figures from the CAA show the rolling 12m as at 31.10.19 - well over 18m !

Nov 18 = 1,127,219
Dec 18 = 1,274,297
Jan 19 = 1,156,359
Feb 19 = 1,191,996
Mar 19 = 1,352,217
Apr 19 = 1,554,456
May 19 = 1,660,158
Jun 19 = 1,697,198
Jul 19 = 1,808,237
Aug 19 = 1,897,129
Sept 19 = 1,733,012
Oct 19 = 1,643,040 - Luton's number / CAA not out yet

18,095,318

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Old 1st Dec 2019, 12:04
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I suppose Luton will only get additional noice complaints this week because of the NATO summit in Watford this week and unusual routings to avoid temp exclusion zones, but then again some additional works for the FBOs
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 19:46
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19:30 A1081 reopens ahead of shedule 👌
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 22:56
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Plans to turn the TUI HQ into 184 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom flats.

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Old 1st Dec 2019, 23:23
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Well I can understand TUI wanting to move out with a planned noisy terminal close by. I guess their staff car park will become part of T2?
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 23:56
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Yes their overflow car park, which is on the edge of Wigmore Park, would disappear as a dual carriageway would pass through the middle of it.

It doesn’t seem that long ago that they relocated out of London to Wigmore House but I guess it is a few years now.
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 17:35
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Plans to turn the TUI HQ into 184 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom flats.
So where and when is the TUI HQ relocating ?
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 19:55
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TUI have a large office presence in Coventry afaik.
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 21:02
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Staff have been told they have 7 years on their lease so they are not going anywhere yet detailed plans have been submitted to LBC for change of use together with a set of conversion plans
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 21:11
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The move

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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 09:13
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The Turkmenistan Airlines inaugural flight does not appear on the Arrivals board for today. However, a quick search finds it listed at Gatwick, but "Cancelled".
Today shows a Fly Bosnia flight live - despite that they retrenched to Sat/Sun only a few weeks ago.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 10:40
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Looks like the Polish and Czech Governments are using Luton to access the NATO summit. A Czech A319, together with Polish G550, E195 and C295 are here, or on the way.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 11:55
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Originally Posted by LGS6753 View Post
The Turkmenistan Airlines inaugural flight does not appear on the Arrivals board for today. However, a quick search finds it listed at Gatwick, but "Cancelled".
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Someone at the airport has stated the airline is not coming to Luton as they have not secured a slot.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 14:16
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Originally Posted by LGS6753 View Post
Today shows a Fly Bosnia flight live - despite that they retrenched to Sat/Sun only a few weeks ago.
Quick check on FR24 confirms Fly Bosnia operate on Tue and Sat, has been that since the clocks changed on 27th Oct.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 15:11
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Originally Posted by LGS6753 View Post
The Turkmenistan Airlines inaugural flight does not appear on the Arrivals board for today..
The EU lifted its ban on the airline on 17th October, with flights to Birmingham and Frankfurt having resumed early last month.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 17:35
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I drove under the new bridge yesterday. That 'swoosh' going no where is a heck of a lot of money for a gesture. The extra weight alone would have increased costs and complexity of the foundations. I sure hope the pax who will ultimately pay for it are impressed ...
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 18:13
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The EU lifted its ban on the airline on 17th October, with flights to Birmingham and Frankfurt having resumed early last month.
BHX has seen a Turkmenistan flight for months and they are still not taking bookings despite the fact that flights are loaded into GDS and visible.

The last I heard the revised target was Friday 13th for a restart date.

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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 19:07
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Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
I drove under the new bridge yesterday. That 'swoosh' going no where is a heck of a lot of money for a gesture. The extra weight alone would have increased costs and complexity of the foundations. I sure hope the pax who will ultimately pay for it are impressed ...
It has yet to be back lit with lots of blue LED's which come later. The Dart is not costing the airport operator anything as they would not chip in nor has there been a passenger levy to cover the £225 cost. Yes it is all down to the towns council tax payers as the council has already admitted there will be a cut in the dividend to cover the loans the council has taken out.

Should I complain when I have been so critical of how the airport operator cuts building cost to the bone with its cheap construction and materials?. With the council funding the Dart money is no object.

Comments from the architects with artist impressions

https://www.knightarchitects.co.uk/p...irport-gateway

Signposting a modern airway experience
Like airports, the London Luton Gateway Bridge has been designed as a gateway to a destination. Forming a part of the Airport’s forthcoming rapid transit system, the bridge carries passengers from the proposed Parkway Station directly to the terminal beyond.

An airport is an asymmetric experience; half a journey; a departure or an arrival. As such, an asymmetric structure was sought, which would draw they eye skywards to the journey ahead. Spanning 72m across the busy Airport Way, the truss is primarily viewed from below, against the backdrop of the sky. Its top chord traces a parabola which springs tangentially from the deck, before tapering to a slender profile which appears to fade into the distance. This parabolic elevational rise, combined with the plan-curve of the bridge strikes a dynamic and elegant arc in the sky, which suits the moving viewpoint of the both the road and MPT users.

As night falls, the top-chord becomes illuminated with an active-LED system. Unlike traditional lighting systems for gateway bridges, which are illuminated from below, the LED system will be attached directly to the structure and aimed downwards. This allows the lighting system to safely operate in its airport environment, without interfering with the functional lighting behind.

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