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Old 8th Apr 2018, 15:18
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According to the ch-aviation capacity module, Guernsey currently sees London traffic with 40 flights per week to London Gatwick and seven flights per week to London Southend operated by Aurigny Air Services. There are no direct flights to Ireland out of Guernsey at the present time.
I think that should read "...... seven flights per week to London Stansted......"
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 15:35
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Originally Posted by Expressflight
I think that should read "...... seven flights per week to London Stansted......"
Buster just did a copy and paste from the ch.aviation website without linking it.

I too had noticed the mistake regarding Southend instead of Stansted when I had originally read the article on ch.aviation.
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 15:40
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I wonder if the ceiling in the check in concourse will change because it doesnít seem to match the rest of the terminal.
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 16:05
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I would doubt it as all the services in the existing check-in concourse are well hidden and mainly fed from below. The high vaulted ceiling by the former entrances are meant to be getting circles suspended on wires.

https://roundme.com/embed/77047/193037/

The ceiling boards are a lot more spaced out than in this 360 view so diluting some of the effect.

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Old 9th Apr 2018, 17:48
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Originally Posted by canberra97
Buster just did a copy and paste from the ch.aviation website without linking it.

I too had noticed the mistake regarding Southend instead of Stansted when I had originally read the article on ch.aviation.
No criticism of the good Bear intended.
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 06:09
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 19:17
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Interesting that the gate numbers for Pier B are numbered 30 - 43 when, as far as I know, there are only 8 gates (4 stands on the East Apron and 4 gates for busses).
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 20:34
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Looks like the (much derided) Stansted 'shopping mall'
Which in fairness is pretty similar to Heathrow T3
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 21:13
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I'm sure the same is true for Harpenden as well!

Well I think we all knew that! St Albans residents are most frequent flyers at Luton Airport | St Albans and Harpenden News - Herts Advertiser
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 21:15
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Interesting that the gate numbers for Pier B are numbered 30 - 43 when, as far as I know, there are only 8 gates (4 stands on the East Apron and 4 gates for busses).
For now......
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 22:07
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Reminds me when they signposted the multi-storey as multi-storey 1 implying there would be a second one, which is exactly what is now going to be built.

The gap between the new build shopping area and the existing departure lounge is the vaulted ceiling by the old entrances,which must be viewed now by the airport as lost retail space.
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Old 12th Apr 2018, 03:48
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Record breaking Easter

1.2 million passengers in March.
Busiest ever Easter takes London Luton Airport to 1.2m passengers... - London Luton Airport
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Old 12th Apr 2018, 06:31
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The gap between the new build shopping area and the existing departure lounge is the vaulted ceiling by the old entrances,which must be viewed now by the airport as lost retail space.
The original plans had a few extra security lanes in this space
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Yes that will happen as that space is on the ground floor where the closed retail units are. I was talking about the lost space on the first floor due to the wave shaped roofline.

Anyway the big news story of the day is that the Monarch HQ building has been sold.

Also it didn’t take long but the yellow and black tape is already out in the ground floor new build as the floor to Pret is half an inch higher than the concourse floor so is a trip hazard.

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Old 12th Apr 2018, 16:07
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Any idea who the Monarch building has been sold to??
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Old 12th Apr 2018, 16:55
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No idea, I noticed the for sale sign has been replaced by a sold sign. It was only on the market for a matter of months so someone was keen to buy it when the opportunity came.
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The contractors village by Luton Airport Parkway is now open and partially occupied with 24 hour security on site. This is the first of the DART villages to be built and opened suggesting work will be starting at the railway station end of the mass transit system first.
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Old 12th Apr 2018, 19:37
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No idea, I noticed the for sale sign has been replaced by a sold sign. It was only on the market for a matter of months so someone was keen to buy it when the opportunity came.
Now let me think, a new UK airline based at Luton?
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Old 12th Apr 2018, 21:38
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If I was a betting man I would think Easyjet, TUI, Wizz UK or a hotel chain could be contenders.

Easyjet operate from 2 sites at the airport with a car park off airport and run shuttle buses between the 3 sites. The Monarch building has a large car park which would be a bonus and would bring their buildings within walking distance of each other and could allow them to close their remote car park.

TUI are based a mile from the airport and also have to run bus services between their HQ, the airport and the station where one of their car parks is located. The Monarch building is a short walk from their airport operation and hangar.

Unlikely Wizz UK as I would think that would be run in the main from Hungary making the building too big.

Possible hotel conversion but it has been sold with no planning application to convert it. Whoever has bought it will have some sort of link to the airport.
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Old 13th Apr 2018, 09:08
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Why the assumption that it's an airline? Would suit any major company looking to relocate out of/or be closer to London. Good sized building, plenty of parking space, international airport and hotel conference facilities on the doorstep and 30 mins from London.
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