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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 20:57
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MAD would be Iberia express, not Vueling.
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 21:36
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The Vigo flights were not available to book until June last year.

I tried to book in April and nothing was available, I contacted Iberia and they said that the flights would be available to book shortly. I eventually booked a return to Vigo in early June for a flight in late July and the load factor was about 80% outbound and about the same on the return.

I hope it returns this year, it is very convenient and the only link from England.
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 13:37
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New destination showing for the airport and probably the longest route, currently operated...

TUI will operate weekly flights to Hurghada on Thursdays from 1st November, for the Winter 2018-19 period.

Outbound 09.30 --> 16.50
Inbound 17.30 --> 21.50
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 20:16
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Can anyone point me toward movement stats for exec aircraft, from 2017 and working backwards?
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 20:48
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I assume you have looked on the corporate Luton Airport site.
They have a breakdown from 2010-2017 on passenger and movement figures under statistics
These are broken down to GA charter / private movements.
Depends what figures you are actually looking for but they are the only stats I am aware of.
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 11:38
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Freebird are confirmed as operating the AYT weekly flight for TUI in S18.
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 14:26
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Thanks Falcon666, I did see those, I'll have to manipulate the data. I am pretty sure that the numbers must have already peaked, such is the demand for prime time runway slots?
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Old 25th Jan 2018, 17:37
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Hard to believe in this photo that Luton is the UK's fifth busiest airport with 15.7m passengers. As can be seen, the first steps are taking place to provide a new temporary road layout and drop off zone. In the foreground work will start later on in the year on the airports second multistory.



With 2 easyjets to the right of the camera the south stands are being shared with biz jets until the end of March in a stand leasing agreement with Harrods.



Couldn't resist this photo of the airports funfair image that greet all passengers heading into the terminal.

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Old 25th Jan 2018, 18:06
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I like the New York, Paris & London Luton, just need Peckham!
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 07:15
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Freebird flights will operate Wednesdays 30 May to 26 Sep arr 0915 dep 1015
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 12:25
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For everybody that loves a good artist impression of LTN there is now a video on the airports website of the new DART link !
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 12:42
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With Freebird doing this weekly flight as well Travel service to Tenerife does this count as 2 airlines for the airport? We counted Titan as an airline for doing the Saturday ski flights.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 12:48
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It's better than that
This summer will see
Alba Star Sunday arr17.00 dep 17.50
Air Europa Friday arr 10.00 dep 11.00
Travel Service Tue arr 11.55 dep 12.50
Freebird Wed arr 09.15 dep 10.15

Oh and Avion Express doing Thomas Cook flights

A little bit of variety for a change
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 13:52
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Originally Posted by Falcon666
For everybody that loves a good artist impression of LTN there is now a video on the airports website of the new DART link !
Shame that you tell us about it but don't provide a link.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 14:02
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I didn't find it either but I found this video about the taxiway tie in
and the airports 2018 newsletter https://online.flippingbook.com/view/735685/
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 14:30
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Transforming LLA

Sorry guys, tried to link it but didn't work, trying again.
It's at the top of the transforming LLA section with the photos
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 16:07
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It is indeed based on the artists impressions and if it looks half as good as the video I will be well happy

The text for the video states that work is well underway except it hasn’t started yet apart from 3rd party work to move airside fences etc. The contractor has yet to arrive onsite and according to last year’s schedule the work has started late.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 16:18
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I wonder if it will end up looking that good?
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 17:22
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With Freebird doing this weekly flight as well Travel service to Tenerife does this count as 2 airlines for the airport?
It's better than that
This summer will see
Alba Star Sunday arr17.00 dep 17.50
Air Europa Friday arr 10.00 dep 11.00
Travel Service Tue arr 11.55 dep 12.50
Freebird Wed arr 09.15 dep 10.15

A little bit of variety for a change
Before getting too carried away with excitement, do remember they are just TUI flights plain and simple- The only difference literally is the aircraft, and crew possibly.

These are not in any way new airlines for the airport and on a commercial basis is no different, nor does it give the airport a more diverse clientele than if they were all on TUI aircraft.

Great maybe if you're a spotter but that literally is the only difference it makes. - Total TUI traffic is still probably down I'd imagine year-on-year and with Monarch gone, LTN unfortunately is probably the least diverse in any true sense than, at least I, have probably even known.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 18:20
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All your points are correct, TUI passenger figures will be lower in S18 with them removing one based a/c.
Those four extra flights in no way make up for the loss.(just a variety of airlines)
What will be interesting this summer is that nobody has added any extra flights to compensate for the loss of MON on the Palma, Malaga, Gibraltar, Faro etc
STN has a multitude of options/ carriers that will be plying those routes but LTN is virtually reliant on EasyJet.
No competition from Wizz, totally different markets except Cyprus
This will probably pay dividends for EZY with a virtual monopoly this summer and looking at some of the high season prices already I think they will be more than happy with the situation.
I personally just hope LTN becomes a more pleasurable experience to fly from this year(fingers more than crossed)
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