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Old 12th Oct 2017, 09:23
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Personally Giles I would not worry about a civil war in Spain, not mentioned here at all only some German MEP spouting off. The government in Madrid will not allow Catalonia to become an independent republic under any circumstances for many obvious reasons. Most people from Catalonia do not want independence and it is only the CUP party that is keeping the present government in power. Too much at stake as has been seen with major companies already moving their HQ to Madrid.Not being able to keep the Euro (going back to the paseta has been mentioned) and leaving the European Union would be calamitous - border controls etc - (even if you do not care for the EU)
As far as one can see there is no tension among the people - national holiday today - more interested in the quality of the upcoming wine and olive harvest and as for Brexit hardly mentioned in the Spanish media.
A levelling off of passengers at a number of airport's including Luton would not be a bad thing hopefully giving a slightly more pleasant travelling experience.

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Old 12th Oct 2017, 16:05
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Good to see new work at Luton http://www.stattimes.com/icelandair-...-b757-c-checks
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Old 12th Oct 2017, 19:41
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Passenger figures for September are 1,484,775 up 6 per cent on September 2016. Rolling 12 month figure was 15,723,076 up 12.2 per cent.
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Old 12th Oct 2017, 20:09
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Quite remarkable for such a small footprint. Explains a great deal about customer perceptions of Luton.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 19:25
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16 million

LTNman,

Whilst you and many others and that includes myself -are very saddened by Monarch's demise-the fact remains LTN will still continue to grow! I am adamant that LTN will not be going into decline in the near future.

Sixteen million passengers remains achievable by the year end on December 31st.

I think that we have 'almost' seen the end of any given month handling less than one million passengers.

What interests me is-Thomas Cook-and potentially other airlines taking over former Monarch routes.

I estimate that October, November and December will still achieve between 3 and 4 percent growth when compared to last year.

As long as Monarch Engineering has a presence at LTN, then Monarch will always be here!
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 20:05
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It would seem that I was too pessimistic about the loss of Monarch. Can’t go into sources of info but there will be no vacant slots with the loss of Monarch for next summer.

Don’t just think of Easyjet and Wizz and don’t dismiss one of Luton’s smaller carriers to take up some of the slack.

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Old 14th Oct 2017, 20:32
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Blue Air?

Vueling?

TUI staying with 3 airframes?
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 21:08
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I too have heard these rumours LTNman. Such a shame as I thought we might actually get a year when the terminal was allowed a little breather before heaving through another summer. Good news for the customer if it comes to fruition though!
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 22:17
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This wasnít a rumour but more of a fact that is not set in stone yet.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 22:31
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LTNman I have also heared some about this but I'm pretty sure it is a rumour otherwise it would of be announced.Regarding Thomas Cook, originally they wanted to base 2 planes but couldn't do so because of slots so decided to use both Monarchs and easyJet's flights. The flights which are being replace are mostly underserved or not served routes by Easyjet. Turkey is one location which seems to be growing and hopefully Sunexpress will add a few more flights and also show the Izmir flights.
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 13:29
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With Wizz Air now a registered UK company and seemingly in the process of gaining a UK AOC, I wonder, would this give Wizz Air the right to fly between the UK and Moscow? And if so, could we see Wizz Air launch a LTN-Moscow route?

Currently Wizz Air serve two destinations from Moscow. Both in Hungary.

Thoughts?
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 19:24
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[QUOTE=gilesdavies;9925999]Blue Air by any chance?!

Their route map seems to have been updated over the weekend!

I can make out destinations as:

Portugal - Lisbon
Spain - Seville, Malaga and Palma
Italy - Alghero, Catania, Lameza, Bari, Naples, Rome (FCO), Florence, Bologna and Turin
Israel - Tel Aviv (That will make a change! )
Sweden - Stockholm (ARN)
Finland - Helsinki
Then a load in Romania!

Just boarding a flight back to Luton now, so unable to check their cooking engine... QUOTE]


I think the cooking engine will route you through existing route hubs for some of these . If I'm wrong then BHX is getting a Helsinki flight .
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 19:40
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These will be connections. Unless they are planning to launch a base at GLA with flights to just about every city in Italy and Romania plus Tel Aviv and Halsinki. And I think it's safe to assume they aren't.
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 16:59
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All connections from what I can see and some only 1 per week unless they are going to base an airframe and announce something soon?
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 21:31
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Sorry I was a little enthusiastic with that Blue Air post, when I saw the map and thought these were all new routes, about to be opened up and didn't realise they were connections...

Hence why I have deleted that post.

Never knew Blue Air offered connections... They are a pretty unique Low Cost airline, offering all these connections and with their in-flight service which includes drinks and a meal/snack.
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Old 18th Oct 2017, 10:55
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https://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/govia-...-train-2222311
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Old 18th Oct 2017, 11:18
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Mercedes Citaro buses are standard coaches and not the bendy buses that were cut back a few years ago.
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Old 18th Oct 2017, 11:30
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The article does not mention which type of Mercedes Citaro bus, the picture only shows a bending bus which is one type they do under the Citaro range, they do two, three & articulated axle types. Logically they would be the same type as the ones currently in use though until such time that DART comes on-line.

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Old 18th Oct 2017, 13:03
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Yes it does

The 230 extra services each week will be achieved by increasing the fleet from five to seven, with two additional Mercedes Citaro buses.
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Old 18th Oct 2017, 14:04
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Wizzair

BBC report Wizzair to recruit a further 100 staff as it is going to expand at LTN during 2018.
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