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Old 4th Nov 2017, 17:16
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While doing some research for a course I'm creating, I came across this: Aviation ? ORBITAL ACCESS
It seems that Orbital Access are looking to set up an airline as well, canvassing for usage on some routes.
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Old 4th Nov 2017, 20:12
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Thatís a student website project not an airline sadly.
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Old 5th Nov 2017, 13:37
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I hope the student gets a high mark for the project then, since he or she has gone to some length to substantiate the project by a) registering a company (https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SC512473) and b) getting the FT to write about it (https://www.ft.com/content/a9d0600a-...5-23ef563ecf9a.
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Old 5th Nov 2017, 15:00
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No serious business sets up a website and has a business model asking where you want to fly to. If you have to ask, you’re not serious. Please grasp at this straw.
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Old 5th Nov 2017, 16:33
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This is not a 'student project'.
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Old 5th Nov 2017, 17:19
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Whilst not a 'student project' it certainly is a 'pipe dream' but perhaps local posters will feel a need to defend it.
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 11:24
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The Scotsman reporting a potential buyer for PIK has been identified & negotiations could start in weeks....
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 14:14
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... Barrat Homes?
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 14:41
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The new kid on the block | HeraldScotland

Then things started going awry:

Airport bid partner in debt case | HeraldScotland

But there was then a money making opportunity:

Flights to QUADRUPLE as airfield owner slams council for 'ten years of stonewalling' on homes plans | Salisbury Journal

Anyone know anything about Canadian Matthew Chance Hudson? Years ago he was known as the ‘angel’ who saved Prestwick airport although he doesn’t seem to like anyone asking him questions ‘off plan’ and, according to the article from Herald Scotland, is happy to call in lawyers if anything is published without his veto. His fingerprints are all over Old Sarum Airfield too.

Worth reading the comments at the end of the Salisbury Journal article too; clearly shows very strong public opinion.
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 12:00
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Have Corfu and Reus disappeared for next summer?

Ibiza also looks like it has scaled back from 4 to 2 weekly.

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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 14:02
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I believe IBZ was already 2 per week, (Wed/Sun), with extra Mon/Fri flying for the school holidays only
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 16:44
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BinAir metro's doing regular hops to and from MST
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 18:22
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Looks like PIK losses narrowing as a result of an increase in military and refuelling. Sounds like thats the (only) direction they should pursue. Still huge government medalling and no word on any potential buyer.
Wonder what the story will be this time next year....
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 14:08
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Progress maybe, but £8.6m loss on £13.6m revenue certainly indicates us tax payers will continue to foot the bill for PIK for years to come.p
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 14:21
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So the Herald newspaper says £4m loss so why do you write £8.6 ? Fits your agenda does it ?
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 14:25
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/s...e-up-w85hrhqzcPre tax loss of 8.6M is suiting noones agenda....
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 14:18
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Further £6.5m "loan" already lined up for 2018/9.
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 17:07
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Is this why our income tax is being increased?
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 08:05
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Avoiding the obvious political answers of protecting jobs... why is PIK still going without attracting any other airlines to work with them? Surely in a slot-constrained world, there should be plenty of options for new entrants to work with and fit into their schedules.

There must be a point when even the government says 'Enough is Enough'
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 09:38
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I wonder if as a condition of any sale, a private buyer may insist the Scottish Gov takes the passenger terminal on and closes it allowing the viable non Ryanair operation to right size and continue? Without that liability I can see a sale and a future, taking on the grand old lady from 1964, I just see a crying need for even more Capex!
I mean BA do most of their short haul hangared maintenance in Sofia so Ryanair have it easier popping over from DUB or GLA. Cargo goes forward without the costs of the passenger operation.
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