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Old 29th Jan 2018, 21:02
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Narrow rooms I guess with one window but convenient for those arriving the night before by public transport.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 21:04
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Give Stelios a call, lick of orange paint.Airport can't say it wouldn't blend in with its surroundings.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 21:08
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Easy Hotel ?
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 06:58
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There is a hotel chain called Yotel, they have hotel rooms in the terminal buildings, they are cabins, with no windows at all. There is certainly one at Heathrow, & a similar one at gatwick. they are just for an overnight stay, & a quick early departure in the morning.
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 07:11
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The building must have been offered to Easyjet for additional office space to ease their shortage as it is next to their HQ, which maybe suggests they do indeed intend to move out of the CTA.
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 10:07
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https://blueswandaily.com/airport-in...luton-airport/

An interesting statistical analysis of current operations on Blue Swan Daily today.
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 22:59
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Wizz Summer 2018 LTN Base...

Its looking like a minimum of two of Wizz Air's LTN based fleet this summer will be A321's...

Just been looking at some flights for the summer and it appears the airline is feeling very bullish, both their new routes to Athens and Larnaca will be operated by the A321! Also on four days of the week, Wizz Air will be operating the LTN-LCA route twice daily with an A321.

Just booked tickets to Athens for £21 return!
(Obviously that is bare bone tickets with no optional extras.)

I'm curious where Wizz Air are seeing all the demand for the Larnaca route(?), as it has never really of been the best seller of routes from the airport. Also there isn't much in the way of advertising I'm seeing for the new or existing routes for the airline.

You have Blue Air operating 3-4 flights a week and Monarch dabbled on the route, trying different frequencies before settling to 1-2 fights a week, dependng on time of year.

Im sure easyJet tried it a few years back, before just remaining on the Paphos route.

On the days Blue Air are operating the route (with their 737-800s) and the two A321's operated by Wizz, we'll be seeing up to 1300 passengers flying this route. Thats excluding any charter airlines flying operating on the route!

Seems like Wizz have also upgraded the Split route to an A321 too, and also this year it is operating daily through the summer, as when I used it last year was only 3-4 flights a week. They are also head to head with easyJet on this route too!
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 04:29
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I'm curious where Wizz Air are seeing all the demand for the Larnaca route(?), as it has never really of been the best seller of routes from the airport. Also there isn't much in the way of advertising I'm seeing for the new or existing routes for the airline.
I was looking at all the Orthodox Jews checking into the Wizz flight yesterday to Israel. With people doing Google searches for cheap flights why do airlines need to advertise in this day and age.

With regards to Cyprus, there was a time when the Island was one of Luton’s busiest routes but that was more to do with Cypress government policy than natural demand.

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Old 31st Jan 2018, 08:50
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Sorry to be a pedant LTN man but I think a cypress is a tree.

I think Blue Air will lose out to Wizz Air on LCA - Wizz have much better reputation for efficient on time service. Wizz like Ryanair will of course readuly pull a service if it isn't performing- they aren't taking much risk - if the routes don't work they can put thr Uk aircraft on eastern European routes and shift the ones operating those elsewhere.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 18:00
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Wizz Air UK will have 7 airframes based by Sept 2018.

I have just checked for August. 1 flight per day to Larnaca departing at 06:25. No other flights are offered for 3 weeks that I checked.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 18:25
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Wizz LTN-LCA

Twice daily flights start on 18/9 2,4,6 12.45 Dep

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Old 31st Jan 2018, 20:12
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Astonishing that Larnaca will have more flights than the whole of the Canaries combined.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 22:10
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Originally Posted by LTNman
With regards to Cyprus, there was a time when the Island was one of Lutonís busiest routes but that was more to do with Cypress government policy than natural demand.
Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't there a restriction on charter flights to Cyprus which when lifted still only allowed charter flights from the UK to operate from Luton? Hence the Cyprus A320/A310 programme that operated late 1989-summer 1991 before the 1st Gulf War killed it off.
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 04:17
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I can’t remember why and when it ended but certainly there was a restriction on charter flights that meant passengers had to use Luton. When the tide had turned at Luton and its charter program was on a decline it was flights to Cyprus that helped boast Luton’s dwindling numbers.
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 09:10
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Wizz have announced they are basing an additional A321 at Luton, bringing the total to 8. Increased frequencies on Kiev, daily, and Bucharest, increasing from 21 to 26 weekly.
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 12:26
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Seen that the ex Monarch HQ has been put up for sale. Could be a nice move for EZY to expand some departments to
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 12:42
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Brexit what Brexit? Walking through the airport it feels like half the population of the country is from Eastern Europe with Romania fast becoming the new Poland but many of them can't afford the bus fare so can be seen walking into the town carrying all their belongings like refugees. Makes me feel a little uneasy but for the airport it is good news as numbers only ever head upwards.
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 12:47
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Wizz Routes

Just been an armchair CEO for moment...

Wizz should be jumping at the chance to start routes to destinations that Luton is weak on, but are very popular from other UK airports operated by low cost carriers!

As mentioned above the Canaries is a no brainer, even if they operated only 2-3 times a week, to a couple of the islands. Would be great if they considered Scandinavia and possibly Istanbul too.

Now they are going to be operating with UK registered aircraft, I wonder if they will jump at the chance at taking up the London-Moscow route? From what I understand the UK-Russia agreement, allows two airlines from each country to operate on the route. With easyJet no longer operating on the route, it only leaves only BA and room for another potential UK operator?

Think this one is a bit pie in the sky, but the new Airbus NEO's should have the legs to do Dubai, would be great if they operated that!

Anyway back to reality, when you look at Wizz's route map, you have to give it to them for sticking to their principles of the avoiding the the blood bath from London on the western European routes. Other than Bari and Iceland, they look like they have drawn a line through Europe from the German/Polish Border going south to the Italy/Slovenia border.

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Wizzair UK will have 8 based airframes this year!

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/wizz-a...day%20Bulletin
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 16:16
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Touch of deja view at Luton as it is the same old story. According to a published schedule work should be underway on the DART as the general program was meant to have stated in October 2017. The enabling work for the tunnel under what is now Taxiway Bravo was also meant to have started at the same time.

To date only the enabling work to shift some fences and a perimeter track has been started and completed. It was the same story with the dual carriageway and the terminal, start dates missed and large overruns of the programme.

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