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Old 6th Oct 2018, 14:51
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Ref the TUI program for next Summer - I'd expect further changes depending on demand to places like PMI & IBZ during the peak school holiday period
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 21:51
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Yet when I have traveled TUI from Luton the aircraft have always seemed full.

Changing the subject I don't understand this part of a NOTAM
A3151/18 NOTAMN Q) EGTT/QFALC/IV/NBO/A /000/999/5152N00022W005 A) EGGW B) 1811100001 C) 1811180530 D) SAT SUN 0001-0530 E) AIRFIELD CLOSED TO ALL AIRCRAFT MOVEMENTS DUE WIP
The notam is dated November 1st to the 18th but also mentions the airport is closed from 00:01 to 05:30 on Saturdays and Sundays. So is this a 4 night closure or 18 night closure?

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Old 6th Oct 2018, 22:22
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Yet when I have traveled TUI from Luton the aircraft have always seemed full.

Changing the subject I don't understand this part of a NOTAM


The notam is dated November 1st to the 18th but also mentions the airport is closed from 00:01 to 05:30 on Saturdays and Sundays. So is this a 4 night closure or 18 night closure?


My understanding is it's four nights 10/11/17 and18th
There is also a NOTAM out for taxiway Echo closure between E1 and E2 8/10-18/10.
Is this for the repairs discussed a while back regarding the breaking up/ sinking due to drainage.
They will be using a follow me during the day.

Sunexpress have started to load S19 on their website.Looks like at least a couple of routes, Antalya and Bodrum will go full season Early May- End Oct .
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 23:11
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I recall a while back the runway was due to be redesignated this year to 07/25. Should only take one night to transition but could this be the time to do it?
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Old 7th Oct 2018, 07:02
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One time prospective Waterford-LTN operator Aer Southeast`s parent company has recently been "dissolved" reports state.
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 16:16
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Dart Project

During the last couple of days there has been plenty of activity at Parkway station which suggests the build has fully started.
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 17:51
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The DART project will be just like all the other projects and will be finished late. Seems to be a Luton thing that for the first year not much happens and only late in the day do the builds get an influx of manpower.

I took a wonder around the terminal departure lounge and arrivals last week. Still a huge amount of outstanding work particularly in arrivals. Seemís to be running at least 18 months late on what was meant to be a 3 year build. I would doubt it will be finished this year.

The airport hasnít been able to let all of its new retail units out. Also the high end shops all have one thing in common and that is they lack passengers, in fact they were all empty for the time I spent watching.

Food outlets seem to do quite well if in the right location. A new one has opened which has access to an outside area but it is located on the route to pier A and was completely empty while just metres away other food outlets were really busy.
Used arrivals there recently when coming with some friends with one on a replacement emergency passport as lost of when we away.
It took us 15-20 mins in autopassport check, went to pick up car and returned, eventually he came through after 90 minutes.................... flight we came in on took 75 mins.
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 18:25
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One time prospective Waterford-LTN operator Aer Southeast`s parent company has recently been "dissolved" reports state.
Can't think of another likely operator for the route. That's probably the end for WAT-LTN which is a shame, it once did well
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 19:50
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We can all thank Stobart for mucking that up and look where it got them.

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Old 8th Oct 2018, 21:43
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From the 17th sheet piles will be vibrated into the ground during the day for the terminal station. This will last 6 weeks. During November this work will take place overnight as the work nears the taxiway which will have to be closed. Not sure if this is Delta or Bravo
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Old 9th Oct 2018, 17:19
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Taxiway Bravo will be closing overnight
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 19:45
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https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...27&bid=2266206
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 09:12
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Sun Express

Not all of their programme for S19 is yet on their website, but so far it shows:
XQ530/1 from/to Antalya on Friday & Monday a1140 d1240 from 3rd May to 28th October
XQ632/3 from/to Bodrum on Sunday & Tuesday a2325 d1415 from 9th June to 20th October (but showing sold out)
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 10:23
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Was a Daily service to Athens announced when Ryanair went public about the additional 2 based airframes?

https://www.argophilia.com/news/ryan...Travel+News%29
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 12:44
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Checking their website it looks like it does daily from 01/04/19

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Was a Daily service to Athens announced when Ryanair went public about the additional 2 based airframes?

https://www.argophilia.com/news/ryan...Travel+News%29
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 20:03
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https://lutonbcouncil-newsroom.prglo...the-luton-dart

Piling works to begin on the Luton DART


Residents and nearby businesses are advised that two phases of essential sheet piling works are due to begin shortly on the pioneering £225m Luton DART fast transit project.

The Luton DART will be an automated 2.1km system, seamlessly linking London Luton Airport with Luton Airport Parkway mainline station in well under four minutes, and is due to open in 2021.The first phase of the piling works will begin on Wednesday 17 October, next to the main airport terminal, for six weeks. Operational hours will be restricted to daytimes, Monday to Friday, from 7.30am to 6pm.

Passengers using the airport’s drop-off zone will experience intermittent construction noise on their route to the terminal while these works progress. Some background noise could be experienced by residents within 750m of the terminal but this will be contained and in line with the tightly-controlled planning conditions.

The second phase of piling will be very close to the airport’s taxiway, and therefore will have to be done at night for operational and safety reasons. To reduce any noise impact, a number of measures have been adopted – including a quieter method of vibrating the panels into place. The noise experienced by residents within 750m will be minimal as a result, and well within the planning conditions.

This work will begin on 29 October for six weeks, and will initially take place from Monday to Friday evenings, from 10pm until 5.30am, intermittently throughout the night. Additional night-time piling activity will also take place over the weekends of 9/10 and 16/17 November to take advantage of an airport closure.

A senior representative of lead contractor VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier will be on-site during all night-time piling in order to supervise the works. Constant noise monitoring will take place throughout the period and a manned 24-hour helpline has been released for residents to contact in the event that there is any disturbance that needs to be reported.

Cllr Andy Malcolm, chair of London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL), Luton Council's airport company, said: “The Luton DART is a very exciting scheme which will provide a step-change in rail access to London Luton Airport, and is delivering significant local business opportunities during construction.

“We appreciate that night working will not be ideal for residents and we are therefore doing everything possible to complete the programme as quietly and as quickly possible to minimise any disruption caused. For this reason it has been decided that we will vibrate the sheet piles into the ground, rather than ‘hammering’ them, which we anticipate will significantly reduce the impacts which may be experienced.

“I would like to thank residents in advance for their patience and understanding during this period of works.”

The project forms part of Luton’s £1.5 billion Investment Framework to transform the town and secure long-term economic growth, and in early 2018 the Council’s airport company London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL) awarded contracts for the civil engineering works to a VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier (VFK) joint venture to design and construct two stations, a gateway bridge, viaduct and tunnels.

Additional excavation and service diversion works will take place on the nights of 9 & 10 November and 16 & 17 November, however it is not expected that there will be any noise disruption from these activities.

LLAL is writing to around 1,000 addresses within 750m of the works and anyone with further questions may contact:

• The Luton DART Stakeholder Manager Jon Deas, email [email protected]
• The dedicated Luton DART helpline, 07384 799322











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Old 12th Oct 2018, 08:46
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We can all thank Stobart for mucking that up and look where it got them.
Don't give up on Luton/Waterford just yet, Waterford has plans to extend and widen the runway for B737/A320 operations and I would imagine Luton would be a key route.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 14:46
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What is it with the obsession of a Luton to Waterford route? if airlines couldn't fill a small turboprop on the route, or fill it with people paying the fare to cover the cost of operating - why would it be sustainable using larger aircraft?
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 16:46
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Waterford Luton was a successful route until Stobart got hold of it and killed the London business by moving it to Southend when Southend was still using its old terminal.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 17:33
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Surface connections Waterford to Dublin have improved though I think since that era.
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