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Old 25th Sep 2017, 09:26
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I have always thought the same, easyJet should at least be 2 daily on weekends, with maybe an extra on a weekday, increasing to 9 weekly. Since Ryanair launched Faro head to head with easyJet, I have thought that maybe they might try LTN-IBZ.
If easyJet can get away with charging top dollar on the IBZ to LTN route, why would they want to dilute this by offering greater frequency.

Luton is the only London base they don't have competition on this route from another carrier at the same airport (with the exception of Southend and thats not a proper London airport), and have probably taken a view. That the price conscious traveller will fly to IBZ from another of their London bases and where they have to operate the same route cheaper to compete with the competition, reserving the seats out LTN for the people willing to pay more.

The Faro route is operate by an aircraft from Ryanair's base there and they don't operate a base out of IBZ. The LTN based aircraft for Ryanair, their schedule is pretty much maxxed out and with the exception of CPH (when that operated), Ryanair and easyJet seem to keep their distance at competing on routes.
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Old 25th Sep 2017, 09:31
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You state that SEN is not a 'proper London airport'. What is your basis for that assertion?
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Old 25th Sep 2017, 10:06
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Rumour Mill Alert! 🚨

As loaders we hear all kinds of rubbish but this one is strange

We heard today from an EZY manager (former loader colleague) that the airport are in talks with them to relocate out of the big orange eyesore hanger and rip it down to explore all possibilities for the Mass Passenger Transit System?
The airport are in frequent talks with EZY to find possible land for the new Hangar they require.

Sounding stupid but easyJet’s response was also strange. Apparently from the roumor, some staff will be going soon and either relocating to their Euro HQ or down the job centre. From what we hear it’s kinda uncertain times for the big orange at LTN

Sounds stupid and unlikely to me but thought I’d share.
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Old 25th Sep 2017, 14:02
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I mentioned sometime ago that easyjet had outgrown their HQ and were looking for somewhere else close to the airport but I can’t remember now who told me. That might not be the case now that some of their jobs might move to the European mainland.

I also said before it was announced that the site of the orange hanger would be a good location for a station. With the station build delayed until the multi story is built they have time for second thoughts. The issue though is the timescale. Doubt the hangar could go in under 4 years.

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Old 25th Sep 2017, 19:22
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May there be another HQ become available soon... maybe?
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Old 26th Sep 2017, 00:38
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Originally Posted by Planespeaking View Post
You state that SEN is not a 'proper London airport'. What is your basis for that assertion?
Well...

I'm not looking to get into any arguments about it, which I'm sure you are gunning for, and I'm sure the SEN fanboys will disagree with my view.

However as you asked, I said that as:

- It is not considered a London airport if you search booking engines on major travel websites with just "London" or "LDN", with it only returning results for LHR, LGW, STN, LTN and LCY.

- The airport doesn't fall under London ATC.

- Public Transport to the capital early morning and late at night to/from London is almost impossible if you are catching a flight before 7.30am and arriving after 10pm. With it being a minor base for easyJet and FlyBE/Stobart Air, early departures and late arrivals are inevitable.

It sounds a very respectable little regional secondary airport for the people of Essex to use, but that's all it is. Being on par with the likes of Exeter, Humberside or Doncaster, just serving the locality.

That's all I'll say in the matter, in this forum, as it's a little off topic.
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Old 26th Sep 2017, 08:07
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Well I don't know if you don't consider Kayak, Skyscanner, Expedia, Opodo and Booking.com "major travel websites" but they all show SEN when 'London, all airports' is selected as the departure point. I didn't bother checking more than those five. The official London tourist website visitlondon.com lists SEN. IATA recognises SEN as a London airport.

Yes, a very good idea not to say any more I think.

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Old 26th Sep 2017, 17:28
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Plenty of business for all of London Airports. SEN could add another million or two and the other London Airports would not even notice.
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Old 26th Sep 2017, 21:54
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I understand that Gulfstream will be leaving Luton for Stansted. Who will take their hangar? Sadly they cannot find a location to build a larger complex at Luton.
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Old 26th Sep 2017, 23:56
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The hangar back to Signature?

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Old 27th Sep 2017, 13:33
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Buster, we knew about this back in June, posted on Luton -8
They already have an operation at STN but I was told they are moving to a new complex at another site, south of the river.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 15:16
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The assumption was the Luton operation would continue, but staff have very recently been told they will all be leaving at some point to Stansted having not found an agreeable site to expand into at Luton.
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 08:24
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Ryanair Seasonal Flights from LTN?

I was hoping there might be someone on here with a good memory and previously remember what routes Ryanair was operating this winter from LTN...

Ryanair yesterday announced it was cutting a number of routes for the winter period at short notice, on top of the flights cancelled a few weeks ago.

While none in the announcement yesterday are saying Luton is effected. I've noticed Faro and Las Palmas are going to to end in October and restart next year in April.

Was this always the intention and has it previously shown up on there booking system as so?

I was under the impression both these routes were year round. Especially when you consider FAO and LPA are popular winter destinations.

I was just wondering if they had stealthily suspended the routes and will automatically transfer people on to these routes from STN. Because at the end of the day they still have the route operating in the sense of to/from London, all be it just from Stansted now.
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 08:34
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Originally Posted by gilesdavies View Post
I was hoping there might be someone on here with a good memory and previously remember what routes Ryanair was operating this winter from LTN...

Ryanair yesterday announced it was cutting a number of routes for the winter period at short notice, on top of the flights cancelled a few weeks ago.

While none in the announcement yesterday are saying Luton is effected. I've noticed Faro and Las Palmas are going to to end in October and restart next year in April.

Was this always the intention and has it previously shown up on there booking system as so?

I was under the impression both these routes were year round. Especially when you consider FAO and LPA are popular winter destinations.

I was just wondering if they had stealthily suspended the routes and will automatically transfer people on to these routes from STN. Because at the end of the day they still have the route operating in the sense of to/from London, all be it just from Stansted now.
This is what Ryanair had announced. I don't know if Faro and Las Palmas were included.

London Luton:

15 routes including Fuertaventura (2 wkly), Lanzarote (2 wkly), Malta (4 wkly) & Tenerife (2 wkly)
72 weekly flights
1.6m customers p.a
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 09:41
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Originally Posted by gilesdavies View Post
I was hoping there might be someone on here with a good memory and previously remember what routes Ryanair was operating this winter from LTN...

Ryanair yesterday announced it was cutting a number of routes for the winter period at short notice, on top of the flights cancelled a few weeks ago.

While none in the announcement yesterday are saying Luton is effected. I've noticed Faro and Las Palmas are going to to end in October and restart next year in April.

Was this always the intention and has it previously shown up on there booking system as so?

I was under the impression both these routes were year round. Especially when you consider FAO and LPA are popular winter destinations.

I was just wondering if they had stealthily suspended the routes and will automatically transfer people on to these routes from STN. Because at the end of the day they still have the route operating in the sense of to/from London, all be it just from Stansted now.
I looked at booking flights from LTN to LPA for December in late April and then they were not available beyond October so it's nothing new, just something that wasn't advertised by Ryanair.
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 10:34
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Seems like there was some sort of meeting yesterday with a committee that wants to keep the local park intact.

There was talk of a terminal 2 going in on the long term car park with a single pier. This came from the committee rather then the airport who apparently looked a little surprised that they knew something was afoot. Something like this was drawn up by the committee as to what might be going through the airports mind.

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Old 28th Sep 2017, 12:09
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We will await to hear from LTNman whether he attended?

I think most here always suspected that a T2 would be on the cards at some point.
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 12:46
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Lets just say all that is lacking in the above interpretation is the wavy line for the DART link to T2. Can't think who drew the original.

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Old 28th Sep 2017, 12:54
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Lets just say all that is lacking in the above interpretation is the wavy line for the DART link to T2. Can't think who drew the original.
Nuff Said!
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 13:40
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Construction update

Hints of what is to come with the lattice work now in place over the future entrance to the security hall. The retail outlets will be the other side of the hoarding in the new build.





Work has started to finish off the front of the terminal. Note the cover that will block the view of the old terminal balcony. The ground in front of the terminal is now being raised with hardcore.





The roundabout has been planted.



Work has started to tidy up the surplus building material dumping ground. This is set to become the car hire centre car park after the new multistory is built but in the meantime it will slightly add a few parking bays as half the short term car park is due to close after Christmas.


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