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Old 19th Jun 2020, 19:24
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Eurowings and Lufhansa have postponed their relaunch dates, which were originally for 1 July. They've switched my July bookings to Manchester.
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 23:53
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Originally Posted by YoungJerry View Post
Eurowings and Lufhansa have postponed their relaunch dates, which were originally for 1 July. They've switched my July bookings to Manchester.
Yes, I just tried some dummy bookings and Lufty aren't going direct to Munich until Sunday 25th October. Before then it's sending me through Duesseldorf , but only after Sunday 2nd August.
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 11:39
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Looks like the LM EXT has been pushed back again until 10th Aug
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 17:17
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Looks like KLM are upgrading their aircraft on Tuesday and Wednesday from an Embraer to a 737-700 then back down to an Embraer on Thursday
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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 09:10
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The airportís social media appears to be saying that loads of jet 2 and TUI routes start 11 July. But as far as I know jet 2 havenít announced anything and TUI is very limited from 3 airports??? Even if NCL is one of the extra TUI bases at the end of the month the programme will not like being made out on Facebook.
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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 11:47
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Originally Posted by GBYAJ View Post
The airportís social media appears to be saying that loads of jet 2 and TUI routes start 11 July. But as far as I know jet 2 havenít announced anything and TUI is very limited from 3 airports??? Even if NCL is one of the extra TUI bases at the end of the month the programme will not like being made out on Facebook.
TUIís website has gone down now but from what I saw briefly earlier, GLA and BRS are the two further bases returning (on a limited basis) from the end of July.
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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 12:05
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TUIís website has gone down now but from what I saw briefly earlier, GLA and BRS are the two further bases returning (on a limited basis) from the end of July.
from the TUI thread, NCL could have been a possibility. Scottish school holidays are nearly over (but will Jimmy Cranky let them travel anyway) and in the old days NCl used to attract lots of Scottish travellers when there were limited IT flights from EDI. So NcL would have bridged the gap in the north of the country.

wonder if TUI passengers will travel on jet2 from
NCl to start with?? Or the airportís information well off the mark?

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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 13:23
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TUI website up looks like NCL returns first week of August.
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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 17:03
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Originally Posted by GBYAJ View Post
from the TUI thread, NCL could have been a possibility. Scottish school holidays are nearly over (but will Jimmy Cranky let them travel anyway) and in the old days NCl used to attract lots of Scottish travellers when there were limited IT flights from EDI. So NcL would have bridged the gap in the north of the country.

wonder if TUI passengers will travel on jet2 from
NCl to start with?? Or the airport’s information well off the mark?
When TUI resume their flights from the 11th July there will still be 4-5 weeks left of the Scottish school holidays so I wouldn't say they'd be "nearly over". Seems odd therefore that they don't start from GLA until end of July (and limited) but clearly LGW/MAN/BHX are the priority. GLA is arguably a better option than NCL since pax from NCL are closer to MAN than those from GLA, EDI and certainly ABZ. Both GLA and MAN are pretty similar in travelling time from NCL.
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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 17:24
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Originally Posted by ROC10 View Post
When TUI resume their flights from the 11th July there will still be 4-5 weeks left of the Scottish school holidays so I wouldn't say they'd be "nearly over". Seems odd therefore that they don't start from GLA until end of July (and limited) but clearly LGW/MAN/BHX are the priority. GLA is arguably a better option than NCL since pax from NCL are closer to MAN than those from GLA, EDI and certainly ABZ. Both GLA and MAN are pretty similar in travelling time from NCL.
GLA only resuming a week or 10 days before NCL anyway so not much difference.
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 09:39
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Cracking timing. Going down a storm on FB...
As we embark on the long road to recovery, the task of restoring our route network and returning the business to profitability is likely to be challenging. We expect the costs of operating the Airport to exceed income for a period of time. We understand the importance of global connectivity to the region, therefore these price increases need to be introduced so that we can continue to make investments in the Airport, attract high quality airlines and provide the level of customer service our passengers expect.

The new rate remains competitive with other regional airports around the UK, including Manchester, Edinburgh and Leeds-Bradford.
Newcastle Airport revises car parking tariffs
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 10:13
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Cracking timing. Going down a storm on FB...
Newcastle Airport revises car parking tariffs
Still 15 mins free in the short stay car park which is the same difference as the car park, so not sure why so many people are whinging. Still better value than a lot of other regional airports including Manchester and Edinburgh too
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 10:16
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Still 15 mins free in the short stay car park which is the same difference as the car park, so not sure why so many people are whinging. Still better value than a lot of other regional airports including Manchester and Edinburgh too
Newcastle £3 for 10 minutes. Airport website quoting Manchester £3 for 5 minutes, Edinburgh £3 for 5 minutes and Leeds-Bradford £3 for 10 minutes.
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 21:25
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If you want your local airport to survive, then I suggest paying the fee for drop off or extra car parking is the least of it. With Airlines suffering too revenue streams that generate any income become very important, car parking tends to be at the top of the list. I was lucky enough to be able to use staff parking till retirement (Not EGNT !) but It will not worry me paying the fee when I use Newcastle as I want the Airport to succeed. I do not understand those who complain but do not quibble at spending money on other things.




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Old 24th Jun 2020, 22:03
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For some reason "drop off" charges touch a nerve and generate these negative reactions - rightly or wrongly they are seen as a rip-off, and nobody likes being ripped off, especially in these "difficult times".

It gets the same reaction everywhere and everytime, so it must be worth it or you'd have thought that they'd have been better off raising the money on general car park charges
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 22:34
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They do, I remember EMA getting a torrid time in the press when they introduced it, but if you want to use the facilities....
I didn't have a lot of time for our management, but you could see the issues when Ryanair etc refused to pay a going rate to use the airport and the facilities needed to be kept going.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 09:00
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I guess this is just a reflection of the airline/airport business today. Airlines don't want to pay to use the airport, passengers don't like getting ripped off for getting dropped off/parking/food & drinks but in the middle there is an airport that needs income to be able to bring both groups together. Neither is good but if Newcastle were to bump up their landing fees, the risk is that Ryanair or Easyjet just moves to Teesside.
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Old 27th Jun 2020, 10:16
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CAA figures for May show total passengers as "67" and total flights as "2" - Surely this is incorrect! - or I'm reading the stats incorrectly
https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/...cs_Summary.pdf

Figures for April were showing as "916" total passengers and a total number of flights as "34"
https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/...cs_Summary.pdf

Newcastle Airport Passenger statistics have not been updated since March.
https://www.newcastleairport.com/abo...er-statistics/
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Old 27th Jun 2020, 10:29
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Is the surprise that the figures are so high???

Iíd have expected nil for both given lock down started at the end of March.
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Old 27th Jun 2020, 10:34
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Sounds about right, KLM operated in April, but did not operate in May.
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