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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 19:03
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Originally Posted by Plane.Silly View Post
why would you bother just with 1 rotation on Sat? Surely there's time to operate at least 1 other somewhere?
I thought the same when I saw that it was doing the one rotation on the Saturday. It could rotation in on a Sunday am maybe the early LHR rotation
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 19:29
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Originally Posted by Richard Taylor View Post
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/...ends-schedule/

Confirmation now in the local press:

i. Eastern E170 replacing the DHC8 on the LCY route;
ii. new early morning KOI-ABZ rotation 2w (Wed/Thu) wef 10Jan.
Looks like the E70 operating the the LCY and BHD route is only a temporary thing as flights from 25MAR are showing as being operated by a DHC8.
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 16:45
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Donald Milne

Donald Milne dead: Rally champion who was Colin McRae's mentor dies in horror air crash after plane collides with helicopter - Mirror Online

There is a historical Aberdeen connection to this tragic fatality in Spain the other day.

Donald Milne ran Apex Tubulars, & I recall he had a Hughes or the use of one (N252JP) that he used to fly between Banchory & Apex T in Altens in the 80s. I think I have a pic of it on the apron at what was the Hawk Hangar in the 90s.

He also flew Cessna 425 N425TV which also lived on that side of the airfield. I recall his wheels-up landing too that the article mentions.

He also had a military plane (Jet Provost?) but I cannot recall if it ever made an appearance at Dyce.

Clearly an all-action guy that loved life .
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Old 8th Jan 2018, 21:33
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Geneva

Would appear EasySwiss must be happy with the Geneva performance this year as they have made a late addition to the schedule with it now extended into April with twice weekly evening departures.

I do believe loads have been considerably higher than last year - the Wednesday flight really struggled last year - one rotation last January had just 20 pax
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Old 8th Jan 2018, 21:58
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EasyJet Swiss have made the same extension to several other routes to Geneva from the United Kingdom including Bournemouth and their recent addition of Southampton so it's not just Aberdeen that's seeing the season extended into April.
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 00:00
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Not at work at the airport this week, but I believe there's a sikorsky sky crane been operating in the Keith area helping with wind farm stuff. Hope someone gets some snaps..
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 09:30
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Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane - ABZ
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 16:33
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Nov passenger figures - upward trend continues

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/...-city-airport/

Obviously some routes will be better than others, but encouraging overall nevertheless.

Think that Skycrane lives on site for the duration of its contract, rather than overnighting at ABZ. Would make for an interesting movement for sure.
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 17:35
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Does anybody have the full list of TUI routes and what days they are operating out of ABZ this summer..........thanks .
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 17:59
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Old 16th Jan 2018, 10:13
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Rumour circulating that Frankfurt is dropped from the end of the Winter season.

Still bookable but the source is certain that it is a goner.

Hopefully KLM & AF can do something if it is the case.
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Old 16th Jan 2018, 21:36
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FRA

See post #50.
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Old 17th Jan 2018, 06:10
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Not sure how much of a shock it is really though. I was surprised when LH dropped FRA-SVG due to the downturn that the ABZ route didn't follow at the same time. Fair play to LH for trying everything to maintain it but if the demand is no longer there.......

One wonders how long some of the other routes (KEF, CPH) will last.
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Old 17th Jan 2018, 17:51
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Wings for Warriors

Something a wee bit different anyway, if it gets off the ground so to speak...

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp...in-north-east/
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 12:46
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Hmmm, training a tiny niche market of students at an airfield with a solid track record of progressively failing to sustain any sort of ab initio training operation.

Good luck with that one.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 18:43
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Originally Posted by CaptainDoony View Post
Rumour circulating that Frankfurt is dropped from the end of the Winter season.

Still bookable but the source is certain that it is a goner.

Hopefully KLM & AF can do something if it is the case.
Perhaps Flybe may be interested in it with an Eastern 170? Or could bmi take it over with a 145 and codeshare for LH?
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 20:17
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I've done ABZ-FRA a number of times and there has never been more than a handful of FRA terminating pax, always a stream up the escalators to flight connections. BM do BRS-FRA with a LH tie-in but I just can't see anyone taking it up.

Best bet for ABZ is for KLM and AF to go back up to 5x & 3x daily respectively and that will fill the capacity void being created. An extra 737 & E170 daily is all it will take to replace LH (I know that's not quite exactly how it works!)
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 10:59
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Aberdeen sees 85% increase in office space take-up
Source; https://sbnn.co.uk/2018/01/18/aberde...space-take-up/

Hopefully, this will also help Aberdeen Airport.
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 12:25
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confirmation in writing from LH:

Lufthansa German Airlines has decided to suspend its operations on the route Aberdeen - Frankfurt as from 25 March 2018. The last flight from Aberdeen to Frankfurt will take off from Aberdeen International Airport on that day.
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Old 20th Jan 2018, 10:08
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Der Hammer blow

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp...ankfurt-route/

Made it to the local press. Won't see them again at ABZ. Will we see direct to Germany again?
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