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Old 24th Mar 2020, 15:19
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Originally Posted by Wycombe
There are about 10 each scheduled arrivals and departures due today. A few of them have definitely happened as I saw (on FR24) an Eastern Saab landing from BHD about an hour ago (1340). The news above suggests that today will be the last day of EZE ops in and out of SOU for a while though.



AUR launched in competition with BCI out of GCI last year, with very low prices which actually stimulated a lot of additional demand. I thought it might cease once they got rid of the ATR42 (G-HUET) which they used for most of these flights, but it has carried on, using the ATR72's (3 of which are brand new).

Until now of course. Although at the moment they are operating the only (1 daily) service between the island and SOU.
The airport will close ,they simply cannot continue without revenue.Let's hope it not indefinite!
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 08:24
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The airport will close ,they simply cannot continue without revenue
What a ridiculous statement - how can you possibly know that?

Please leave off with the speculatory negativity. It's not what we need at this time.
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 09:28
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Originally Posted by Wycombe
What a ridiculous statement - how can you possibly know that?

Please leave off with the speculatory negativity. It's not what we need at this time.
I'd ignore him Wycombe. Every post he has made regarding Southampton for as long as I can remember has been doom mongering with no evidence to back it up. Troll like behaviour.
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 09:44
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I'd ignore him Wycombe. Every post he has made regarding Southampton for as long as I can remember has been doom mongering with no evidence to back it up. Troll like behaviour.
I absolutely agree with your comments 🤗
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 10:02
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Originally Posted by RW20
The airport will close ,they simply cannot continue without revenue.Let's hope it not indefinite!
What complete bollocks and a waste of your time for posting.
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 11:18
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What complete bollocks and a waste of your time for posting.
if that's the quality of your posting,then I suggest you refrain from posting!
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 11:21
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I'm not feeding you either.
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 15:47
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Well I'm not sure about the airport closing for good, however the airport is/has been closing earlier than it's published operating hours this week as essentially after 1830ish nothing happens unless there is a GA movement.
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 17:02
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Originally Posted by EXEL1966
Well I'm not sure about the airport closing for good, however the airport is/has been closing earlier than it's published operating hours this week as essentially after 1830ish nothing happens unless there is a GA movement.
Unfortunately the same could be said about most airports around the UK, all struggling at present!
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 17:30
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Just saw the headline 10 minutes ago that London City Airport will be closing down until further notice we can assume other airports can follow suit as well
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 09:57
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During these difficult times, the airport will not close completely and instead will handle lifeline flights from Jersey and Guernsey (one daily by Aurigny and Blue Island's). The airport is also open to receive medical flights if needed. All other schedules are suspended!
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 11:16
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Yes I get why the CI flights have to continue -

Latest is NQY is now closed (terminal) but the aerodrome remains open

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Old 27th Mar 2020, 21:08
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In addition to the above, as from Monday 30th for 1 month the airfield will only be open from 1230-1345. Outside of these times the airfield can be opened at short notice for medical emergencies only at the managements discretion.
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 21:20
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Originally Posted by EXEL1966
In addition to the above, as from Monday 30th for 1 month the airfield will only be open from 1230-1345. Outside of these times the airfield can be opened at short notice for medical emergencies only at the managements discretion.
That seems sensible - If Richard Branson gets a bail out it'll set a precedent.
I imagine that that will be proportionate according to traffic/ slots, etc.

All those posting here who live in the vacinity of SOU should work hard to lobby local government to support our airport through the difficult times ahead.

In other words - Lobby local councillors to protect aviation at SOU - it's as simple as that.

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Old 27th Mar 2020, 21:50
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What you really mean Auxtank is anyone who has a different
view on the airport future to you can p*ss off!
As usual a very intellectual posting
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 23:03
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The government has already said that airlines and airports should not expect any further assistance from them, except as a last resort.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52027342

As barely three days have gone past since then, I would imagine the response is unlikely to be positive. They can take advantage of the furloughed staff schemes and other aid that is being made available. The AOA are lobbying hard on behalf of the UK airports but as you said, it is going to be a tough road ahead for aviation as a whole in the coming months and potentially years.

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The airfield will always be there, just might end up with a new owner after this blows over ?

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Old 28th Mar 2020, 02:16
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Originally Posted by bad bear
The airfield will always be there, just might end up with a new owner after this blows over ?

bb
Yeah - Barratt’s Homes.
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 09:18
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Originally Posted by bad bear
The airfield will always be there, just might end up with a new owner after this blows over ?bb
Maybe an idea to look up the phrase 'blows over':

"a transient event without serious effect", or "to fade away without serious consequences". Not quite appropriate is it?

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Old 28th Mar 2020, 13:58
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Originally Posted by Auxtank
That seems sensible - If Richard Branson gets a bail out it'll set a precedent.
I imagine that that will be proportionate according to traffic/ slots, etc.

All those posting here who live in the vacinity of SOU should work hard to lobby local government to support our airport through the difficult times ahead.

In other words - Lobby local councillors to protect aviation at SOU - it's as simple as that.
Totally agree, and add their comments of support on the planning portal. Aviation is going to look very different when normality returns, but a reset button is most of the time a good thing. It means various businesses can start again as much leaner operations. It is no different to what happened after 9/11, things always return to normal, it just keeps over-expansion and greed in check.

For those who come on to the SOU thread to advocate it is turned into housing, first of all it is designated land which cannot be used for housing. Secondly, and as I have said numerous times on this thread, people need and want to fly to Southampton and the wider Hampshire area. Like with any big city! Lastly, really take a look at yourselves if you have become so worked up about an inanimate object that you spend your days posting negative comments about it. You have really reached rock bottom if that is your life.

Also, another gentle reminder to keep ignoring the resident troll. Unfortunately a couple of posters have taken a few bites which will sustain him for another few weeks on here no doubt.
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