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Old 7th Feb 2019, 17:23
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SAS

SAS are to launch a new route between CPH and STN.

They are effectively moving their SK519/20 rotation from LHR to STN.

Flights to operate all year 5 times weekly, increasing to 7 weekly during July/Aug using a A319.

Route commences 8th April.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 17:35
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Haven't they tried that this before?
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 17:48
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Originally Posted by _aax1 View Post
SAS are to launch a new route between CPH and STN.

They are effectively moving their SK519/20 rotation from LHR to STN.

Flights to operate all year 5 times weekly, increasing to 7 weekly during July/Aug using a A319.

Route commences 8th April.
Yes already on sale. Flight Details:

From 8th April
SK519
CPH 12:30-13:10 STN x24
SK520
STN 14:00-16:45 CPH x24
From 1st July
SK519
CPH 12:30-13:10 STN D
SK520
STN 14:00-16:45 CPH D

Service goes back to 5 weekly on the 9th August. Though being daily all of July I’d imagine they’d stay daily until the Winter schedule or at least end of the summer holidays.
Very good news for Stansted and SAS to additional airport choices for London.
Up against Ryanair with their 3 Daily flights. Will be interesting. SAS did add a daily service to Gothenburg a few years ago but stopped from 2 Daily competition from Ryanair then. Hopefully this will do better. The bonus they should hopefully attract some connections from CPH with this service.



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Old 11th Feb 2019, 09:28
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Fantastic figures for STN in January...

Busiest airport in the MAG group again.

Busiest January on record.

January pax total 1,932,680 for + 7.3%.

Rolling 12 months pax now 28,132,479.

In 2018 STN entered the list of the top 25 busiest airports in Europe...A staggering achievement.
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 10:16
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A staggering achievement
- is it a surprise when it's serving the largest aviation market in Europe and all major competitors are capacity constrained?
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 10:47
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Staggering when one remembers as a schoolboy staring thru a Nissan Hut window & looking at an empty peg board departures display in what was the original terminal most certainly.

Staggering when as schoolboys a visit produced just a single Cessna circling overhead & the self same terminal hosting a wedding reception!..It was a Saturday Lol.

Yes staggering from that personal perspective which my comment was.

No... not quite so staggering with total realisation of the dynamic of todays industry as referenced of course.
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 11:06
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Also worth noting,
Our work to attract more airlines and provide passengers with even more choice of destinations continues to make great progress with the news that SAS will return to London Stansted in April to launch a new service to the Danish capital, Copenhagen.

We are also involved in positive and on-going discussions with a number of airlines to secure more long-haul services, including flights to key markets across China, India and the USA.
Ken O’ Toole, CEO of London Stansted
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 22:39
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2 charters today from DTM in connection with Borussia Dortmund meeting Spurs on Wednesday at Wembley.
A320 of EWG in the associated black/yellow BVB team livery with the team as usual plus an A320 of Sundair.
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 10:34
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Ryanair today state the first 5 of it`s Boeing MAX "Gamechanger" a/c will be based at STN this Summer & across Winter`19.

For Winter`19 more flights on 24 existing routes over a total of 118 destinations.
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 12:20
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Further...First RYR MAX200 slated to arrive at its STN base in April.
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 12:31
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The Transport Secretary confirmed this morning in the House of Commons continuation of the funding for the City of Derry to STN direct service until May`21.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 08:08
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RYR B737MAX200 at STN this Summer.

It appears the introduction at STN from May will not be centred at start on a few destinations but slotted in gradually amongst the normal schedules & frequencies on over more than 40 routes.

TFS will be an exception with 3 visits pw to start but going to 8 pw from 1.7.19 which will be then become the first RYR route to be an exclusive MAX200 operation.

Credit Routes...
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 06:13
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Half Term Ski Charters...

Today apart from all the regular Saturday services to the ski destinations extras are...

DLH x3 To MUC
ENT to SZG
VLG to Grenoble
AWC extras are 2x SZG & Lyon
CFE extra to Chambery...
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 22:45
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Stansted - Dole is operated by Ryanair on Saturdays until 30-March, is suspended over the summer/autumn and then resumes again on Saturdays from 21-Dec-2019. This would seem to indicate it's operated as a ski flight

I took a flight on this route in January this year - apart from half term, yields look to be very low, the load factor on my flight was abysmal and, compared to Geneva or one of the more traditional ski-centric airports, it's very time consuming to get to the mountains. While I was at Dole airport, there was a flight departing to Kittila in northern Finland; Santa doesn't live in Kittila - the only reason to visit Kittila in winter is to go skiing in a place with reliable snow. Yes, there is a TGV service from Dole to Lausanne (runs every 4 hours and take 1h30) but this does not make for an easy link between the airport and ski slopes. The only place really worth visiting neaby in winter is Dijon - lovely place but much more appealing when it's warm rather than mid-winter. The Stansted-Dole route is rather reminiscent of the Stansted-Cuneo route that FR used to operate in the winter - eventually Ryanair discovered that people skiing in the Italian Alps prefer Turin airport

So why are Ryanair resuming this route in December 2019 ? I would have thought that by now, someone in Dublin would have realised the mistake, accepted that they had to run the route until the end of March 2019, and then quietly killed off the route permanently. Is the Jura regional goverment paying *that* much in marketing support or is the contract really so strict that Ryanair can't buy their way out of it ?

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Old 18th Feb 2019, 04:24
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Further commentary...

"The aim is to bring English people to the Jura Mountains to go skiing" said the director of Dole airport of the of the new service.

Further geographic commentary...

Dole is around an hour & a half to Metabief & les Rousses.

The region has emerged as a quieter great value alternative to larger Alpine resorts...
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 05:40
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Not unexpectedly Loganair has expressed its interest in operating the LDY PSO in place of BMR.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 15:31
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STN as part of the ongoing STP has revealed its newly designed Departure Lounge with seating for an additional 550 pax within three brand new areas.

Included is a newly created quiet seating area downstairs from the Departure Lounge away from the normal flows with 208 seats & on the way to the SAT 3 gates another new seating area provides a further 160 seats.

Overall seating capacity increased by 40%.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 17:54
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
Included is a newly created quiet seating area downstairs from the Departure Lounge away from the normal flows with 208 seats
I came across the quiet seating area last week, didn’t realise it was new. I thought I’d just been missing it! It had a bit of an eerie feel about it, very empty and the approach makes you think you’re going somewhere you shouldn’t.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 19:31
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London Stansted Transformation Newly designed departure lounge and seatingAs you may be aware, our airport has recently revealed stylish new passenger seating and created three brand new seating areas in our busy departure lounge. The changes have increased our capacity by 40 per cent.
The improvements come as part of the wider transformation project and will now make room for over 1000 passengers in the main departure lounge. A dedicated family seating area has also been created within the departure lounge for groups travelling with young children.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 11:08
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Albawings

Albanian carrier Albawings (2B/AWT) will commence new Stansted to Tirana TIA service eff. 13th June 2019.

Initially 2x weekly frequency, increasing to 3x weekly eff. 2nd July 2019.
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