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Old 7th Sep 2020, 15:15
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Originally Posted by Buster the Bear View Post
Well done to the Airport Management at Luton for doing the best they can to make flying safer.

At the end of the day Buster it is up to individuals to look after themselves because you can not count on others to look out for you or me. However the mitigating measures brought in by the airport is identical to those of my employer which suggests LLA has gone further than most employers / organisations to protect people who visit their premises.
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Old 7th Sep 2020, 17:02
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Just shows what a load of codswallop the award is then. I won't bore the masses here with a list of what is wrong but I doubt anyone has been here to examine the airport. If they have they were given a very selective tour at a very quiet time of day. More of a case of a questionnaire with multi choice answers. Restaurants do seem to conform to regulations though. This is not a knock at Luton as airports have not been designed with social distancing in mind so in many areas it is just not possible.
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Old 7th Sep 2020, 18:53
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So Luton's busiest routes are Lisbon & Porto currently, if Portugal keeps this up it will be like the Winter Geneva & Zurich used to be many years ago!
I remember sitting waiting for my flight one year thinking that is almost an hourly shuttle, on check FR24 showed 16 flights that day!
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Old 7th Sep 2020, 20:29
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The airport managed it on the day it was inspected, taking to staff in the Tinminal, you get a completely different view about how secure the place is.
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Old 7th Sep 2020, 20:56
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The airport managed it on the day it was inspected, taking to staff in the Tinminal, you get a completely different view about how secure the place is.
So there was a physical check, rather than just a paper assessment?
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Old 8th Sep 2020, 04:59
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No idea but the accreditation must be lax when Luton got it if and when the following areas were examined. This award is more about the processes put in place rather than the practicalities of using it.


All passenger areas and processes are considered including terminal access, check-in areas, security screening, boarding gates, lounges, retail, food and beverages, gate equipment such as boarding bridges, escalators and elevators, border control areas and facilities (in collaboration with authorities), baggage claim area and arrivals exit.
Screens have been put up for the check-in desks to protect staff but when vast areas of check-in desks can be unused why is there side by side check-in of passengers?

The airport would have paid for this just like they paid 2000 per car park for Park Mark accreditation for its car parks. They were claiming Park Mark for their priority parking when open waste ground was being used for the storage of passengers cars before the gateway bridge was built opposite the Ibis. Maybe it was just an oversight but it did undermine the integrity of the scheme when half the site was not even fenced.

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Old 8th Sep 2020, 10:42
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Wizz Air starting London Luton to Catania from 22 October 2020 with 2x weekly flights
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Old 8th Sep 2020, 21:23
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Good Grief article from Hertfordshire Mercury about residents of Breachwood Green and Luton Airport.
Terminals, Runways, specific Gatwick flights now using Luton, at least they get the fact right about how long there has been an airport.
Must have short memories not remembering the 1-11s and 737-200s !
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Old 8th Sep 2020, 21:51
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Also incorrect was the statement that they are 3.6 miles from the airport. More like one mile from the end of the runway.

Normal BS from Andy Malcolm

Cllr Andy Malcolm , chair of Luton Council’s airport company London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL), said: “As the airport’s owner, we are entirely focused on supporting and improving people’s lives,
I think the people of Breachwood Green would disagree.

As well as the chairman of Luton Airport he is also the finance portfolio holder for the Council as well as a Councillor. All very handy when you want to give yourself an additional 83m loan, which will now be approved at a secret meeting because the ruling party are too ashamed and embarrassed to hold it in public.

At the same time the residents of Luton, who the airport claim to be entirely focusing on by supporting and improving people’s lives, are being hammered by Council cutbacks due to its airport and its massive borrowings that were made under Andy Malcolm’s joint watch.

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Old 9th Sep 2020, 00:00
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You need to drag the MP into this, and the national press .
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 05:04
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Originally Posted by Mr Optimistic View Post
You need to drag the MP into this, and the national press .
Well you can’t make this up but the MP who is the MP that covers the airport is also a Councillor for the ruling party in Luton. Yes she has two jobs so being a MP gives her lots of free time to be a Councillor as well.

When it comes to the airport there is scandal after scandal. One of the best ones involved the planning committee. After taking control of the 75 acre local park that adjoins the airport without even a consultation. The airport (LLAL) puts in a planning application to the Council (remember that the airport is the Council) to build the Terminal 2 access road on the pretence it was for a business park.

One of the Councillors who voted in favour of the application sits on a management committee of a company that is also a registered charity. Nothing wrong in that except that company had received over 820,000 in grants from LLAL.

Well members of the community kicked off, there was a stink in the papers with this “clown” publishing a statement that was clearly written by the Council on his behalf saying he had done nothing wrong. The claim was that he had broken Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and the council’s code of conduct by taking part and voting on the planning application.

The Council was obliged to convene a Standards Committee hearing that reviews the actions of Councillors. With his Councillor mates sitting on that committee there were no surprises he was cleared. It’s a bit like a court case before a jury and half the jury go drinking with the defendant once a week.

Oh and this hearing that was meant to be held in public was conducted without members of the public in attendance as the Council kept the hearing date a secret. Even those making the complaints and who wanted to attend knew nothing until weeks later which led to another complaint.

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Old 9th Sep 2020, 12:41
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Wizz Air to launch London Luton - Bacau on 1 October 2020 instead of 29 October 2020 on Luton based aircraft. Initially 5x weekly flights before route moves to BCM base on 29 October and operates daily
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 13:39
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Originally Posted by SeanM1997 View Post
Wizz Air to launch London Luton - Bacau on 1 October 2020 instead of 29 October 2020 on Luton based aircraft. Initially 5x weekly flights before route moves to BCM base on 29 October and operates daily
Count down until Blue Air call it a day at Luton then.
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 11:32
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Is this a result, better than some would have thought https://www.standard.co.uk/business/...-a4546681.html
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 16:24
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A good result for Luton but how does the Council know for not only this financial year (2020/2021) but the financial year of 2021/2022, how much the Council needs to bail out the airport. I suspect some of that bailout money won’t be needed and will be secretly diverted. With LLAL refusing to publish minutes we will never know.
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 17:21
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Passenger numbers at London Luton Airport (LLA) were down 56% last month compared to August 2019, with 820,000 travelling through the airport compared to 1.7m last year.



While the figures represent an improvement on July, they continue to show the impact that coronavirus is having on the aviation sector. Across the summer as a whole (June, July and August) the total number of passengers were down 75% compared to last year, as the pandemic continues to weigh on the sector.



LLA, along with the rest of the UK’s 20 biggest airports, recently wrote to the Prime Minister to warn that the economy faces “irreparable damage” unless there is action on implementing a testing regime for aviation.



Alberto Martin, CEO of LLA, said: “The summer period is the busiest time of year at LLA, and while I’m pleased to have welcomed more passengers during August, it’s a long way from our normal busy holiday period. We’ve seen an encouraging rise in seat sales in recent months, but we also need to be realistic about what the future holds. With summer drawing to a close, and with quarantine measures continuing to be imposed, urgent Government support for the sector will be vital to ensure that the crisis of the aviation sector does not worsen and the livelihoods of the thousands of people who rely on it are not jeopardised".



LLA is taking additional steps to ensure the safety of travellers and staff members. These measures include the installation of protective screens at customer service points, hand sanitiser stations throughout the airport and an enhanced cleaning and disinfection routine. LLA’s efforts in this area were recently recognised when it was awarded certification from the ACI Airport Health Accreditation programme. LLA is the first airport in the UK to be awarded certification, which means passengers can be sure that the health and safety measures introduced at the airport are industry best practice globally.


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Old 18th Sep 2020, 14:40
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 15:14
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Is it just El-Al and Tui from the roster of airlines at Luton who have yet to return?
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 17:42
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Vueling or was it Level, can’t remember what came first.
FlyBosnia went for good at some point. Was it pre corvid?

Menzies just handles Easyjet

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Old 18th Sep 2020, 18:09
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