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Old 4th Oct 2020, 10:55
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With business traffic having fallen off a cliff, there is more of an emphasis on leisure and VFR traffic, along with an abundance of slots at Heathrow;.
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Old 4th Oct 2020, 12:12
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Originally Posted by FRatSTN View Post
why STN has been unable to take it's fair share of the overspill.
That's a well written post but this is the key point many people trip up on. The expectation that divvying up spoils in business is "fair". That's not even a consideration. JetBlue's ability to compete post COVID may be further constrained by BA/AA being in survival mode being an even more vicious competitor.
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Old 6th Oct 2020, 15:39
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Wizz Air UK

Given that Wizz Air (UK) are the only airline that seem to be in expansion mode, I wonder what are the chances of MAG attracting them to STN? The CEO is quoted as saying he would like to see a 20 a/c base at LGW, but is currently unable to do so, owing to slot restrictions. However, should they be unable to acquire further slots there (no doubt BA will be keeping a close watch on this), does the next best option for UK growth come through STN? They have all but maxed out their base at LTN, and have expressed desire to grow beyond Luton, hence the entry into DSA and LGW. IIRC, Wizz Air did originally serve STN back in 2007/8, but pulled out after FR started serving the STN-KTW route. The airport has since undergone a lot of change following MAG's takeover, so I wonder if they would be tempted to give STN another go, especially with the recent closure of EZY's base?
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Old 6th Oct 2020, 16:17
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Originally Posted by JW95 View Post
Given that Wizz Air (UK) are the only airline that seem to be in expansion mode, I wonder what are the chances of MAG attracting them to STN? The CEO is quoted as saying he would like to see a 20 a/c base at LGW, but is currently unable to do so, owing to slot restrictions. However, should they be unable to acquire further slots there (no doubt BA will be keeping a close watch on this), does the next best option for UK growth come through STN? They have all but maxed out their base at LTN, and have expressed desire to grow beyond Luton, hence the entry into DSA and LGW. IIRC, Wizz Air did originally serve STN back in 2007/8, but pulled out after FR started serving the STN-KTW route. The airport has since undergone a lot of change following MAG's takeover, so I wonder if they would be tempted to give STN another go, especially with the recent closure of EZY's base?
Wondering if BHX is on the radar as an option to adding capacity. Certainly seem to be increasing services from there with Wizz Mainline
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Old 6th Oct 2020, 16:37
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Anyhow what was not predicted ... Oslo base announced today initially 35 weekly domestic services p w doubling by December.
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 22:52
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EL AL seems to have pulled the plug on its Stansted programme for 2021
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 00:02
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Newmarket Holidays look to have cancelled their Dec 2020 day trips from across the UK to visit Santa in Pajala in the far north of Sweden

I wonder whether the Xmas Transun/Canterbury charters to Enontekiö, or the SAS 2x scheduled weekly to Luleå (Dec to March) will still go ahead. Enontekiö Santa day trips might still be allowed quarantine free (Finland has given an exception for charter trips under 72 hours) but I imagine passenger demand might be weak
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 06:39
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Surely Santa of all people must be covid immune. As long as he stays safe and doesn't need to self isolate by the big day.
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 18:03
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Surely Santa of all people must be covid immune.
He'll be in a high risk group, being both old and overweight.
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 15:55
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MAG Stats September 2020

September Pax

Stansted = 663,890 down 74.6%

Manchester = 630,943 down 78.6%

East Midlands = 104,544 down 81.0%

September Cargo

East Midlands = 40,645 up 31.5%

Stansted = 24,175 up 22.4%

Manchester = 3,677 down 59.1%

Pax 12m ending 30.09.20

Stansted = 13,156,636 down 53.5%

Manchester = 12,514,809 down 57.5%

East Midlands = 1,642,009 down 65.8%
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 13:58
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Turkish Airlines

Just noticed that Turkish Airlines Mainline sent a Boeing 737-800 (TC-JZN) to operate today's STN-SAW service. Does anyone know if this is a one off or have TK now started serving STN on a permanent basis?
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 14:25
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Arrived yesterday morning on the normal AnadoluJet service & may have night stopped (reason unknown).
But yes a/c flown in full Turkish Airlines livery.
Relatively "new" airframe for THY operated previously by NAX/Norwegian.
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 23:50
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Apologies for not being about air transport but National Express seem to have cut short their coach service to London Liverpool Street - it now terminates at Stratford Westfield instead, running with gaps of either 30 or 60 mins between services, depending on time of day
They also still run a coach to London Victoria via Northwest / West London but this now runs with gaps of either 1 hour or 2 hours between services, depending on time of day
The other coach services from Stansted to London were all cut in the spring
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 08:13
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
Apologies for not being about air transport but National Express seem to have cut short their coach service to London Liverpool Street - it now terminates at Stratford Westfield instead, running with gaps of either 30 or 60 mins between services, depending on time of day
They also still run a coach to London Victoria via Northwest / West London but this now runs with gaps of either 1 hour or 2 hours between services, depending on time of day
The other coach services from Stansted to London were all cut in the spring
National Express did recommence regional/National services to Stansted. (LHR, Ipswich, Birmingham) but have cut these again as of last week.
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 14:14
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TUI Winter 2021/22

A long way off, but new routes to Sharm El Sheikh and Boa Vista, Cape Verde from November 2021.

Palma Mallorca also available from late March 2022, as opposed to starting in May for Summer 21.

Cape Verde was planned for this winter too, though going to Sal Airport, but that was canned a while ago.
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Old 24th Oct 2020, 22:01
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Tui Summer 21

Tui also appear to be using British Airways (City Flyer) to Malaga for Summer 21. A smart move as I believe this to be using the BA scheduled service on the Saturday, opening up a new destination for Tui from the airport.

It does however look like only Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands is featured for the summer months. Tenerife will make a twice weekly return for winter 21/22.
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Old 30th Oct 2020, 20:47
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Front of Terminal drop off charge increases by £2 to £7 from Nov2...Revenue raising due Covid impact.
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Old 30th Oct 2020, 22:19
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
Front of Terminal drop off charge increases by £2 to £7 from Nov2...Revenue raising due Covid impact.
Absolutely outrageous! Free drop off this winter would have been more appropriate.

Does anyone believe the change will reduce as (God willing) an answer to Covid is found and demand grows?
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Old 30th Oct 2020, 22:23
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
Absolutely outrageous! Free drop off this winter would have been more appropriate.

Does anyone believe the change will reduce as (God willing) an answer to Covid is found and demand grows?
Free Drop is available in the Blue Car Park. A small walk from the terminal. You can have 30 mins free.
If MAG can increase some charges to help them recover and not make staff redundant then why not.
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Old 30th Oct 2020, 22:26
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Absolutely outrageous! Free drop off this winter would have been more appropriate.
Why? Is a £7 charge going to decide whether somebody flies or not (cue mass chorus of "yes" from outraged Ppruners). If you can afford to fly, you can afford £7. Airports need to make money.
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