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Old 12th Jul 2019, 07:47
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Not sure if it has been remarked on already, but the ACL Initial Coordination Report for W19 shows Indigo being allocated slots for a STN-DEL route (along with a wide range of other new routes from other carriers). Of course this is just the initial allocation (slot handback deadline is Monday 15 July) so airlines may still decide not to follow through on their slot requests.
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 08:04
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A London route has been rumoured for a while but People's Viennaline look to be interested in a route to St Gallen in northern Switzerland
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 08:38
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Wizz are also allocated a number of new slots. Of course whether they are used is another matter.
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Old 13th Jul 2019, 22:13
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New Multistorey Carpark

Planning a two week holiday in January, so I thought I'd see what the cost would be to park the car in the new multistorey carpark. Surprise! You can't book for that long a period. Why not?
I'm quite prepared to pay over the odds in order to avoid the scrummage to get on the bus, but that doesn't appear to be possible. Does STN only want 2 or 3 day pax to use the new car park?
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Old 13th Jul 2019, 23:39
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Planning a two week holiday in January, so I thought I'd see what the cost would be to park the car in the new multistorey carpark. Surprise! You can't book for that long a period. Why not?
I'm quite prepared to pay over the odds in order to avoid the scrummage to get on the bus, but that doesn't appear to be possible. Does STN only want 2 or 3 day pax to use the new car park?
It shows in the booking engine as ĎShort Stay Greení.

In all fairness 2 weeks isnít short stay, so thatís probably why itís not offered to pre-book.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 06:40
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It shows in the booking engine as ĎShort Stay Greení.

In all fairness 2 weeks isnít short stay, so thatís probably why itís not offered to pre-book.
That must be the reason why I couldn't get a quote then . Thanks for pointing it out.
A pity, as one if the reasons that I have not used STN in recent years has been the need to use a bus connection to the car parks. The valet car parking the last time I used it was a complete fiasco, so I am reluctant to use it again.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 14:20
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I don't know if its has been mentionned (sorry in advance if it s the case) but THOMAS COOK is going to reduce his capacity in STN
9 routes are going to be closed between August and November

Bodrum
Enfidha
Gran Canaria
Lanzarote
Menorca
Palma
reus
rhodes
Tenerife South
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 15:25
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Originally Posted by CCFAIRPORT View Post
I don't know if its has been mentionned (sorry in advance if it s the case) but THOMAS COOK is going to reduce his capacity in STN
9 routes are going to be closed between August and November

Bodrum
Enfidha
Gran Canaria
Lanzarote
Menorca
Palma
reus
rhodes
Tenerife South
Where has this been announced?

August doesnít make sense as itís peak season and most holidays in August should have been sold.

November is when the base base closes annually (MT has been a summer only base for a few years now).
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 16:06
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Thomas Cook actually shut their STN crew base I believe end of Summer 2017. Since then they've been using wholly third party operators, with 2x aircraft from Smartlynx, as a summer only operation.

They bring in a third aircraft to support the summer peak but this is only a temporary relocation from the Glasgow base.

For Summer 2020 it looks to reduce to just a single A320 from Smartlynx all season, only flying around six or seven routes.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 16:18
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Thomas Cook

So on closer investigation it looks like some of these routes were planned to end at the end of August, which is still the case.

It also looks like Thomas Cook are using just one aircraft at Stansted for Summer 2020. No Canaries flight, no Balearic flights. Greece/Turkey heavy schedule by the looks of things.

Probably a mix of MT cost cutting and the ĎJet2 effectí.
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 02:40
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Originally Posted by FRatSTN View Post
Thomas Cook actually shut their STN crew base I believe end of Summer 2017. Since then they've been using wholly third party operators, with 2x aircraft from Smartlynx, as a summer only operation.

They bring in a third aircraft to support the summer peak but this is only a temporary relocation from the Glasgow base.

For Summer 2020 it looks to reduce to just a single A320 from Smartlynx all season, only flying around six or seven routes.
Flew with Thomas Cook last year and the flights are flown by Smartlynx Cockpit crew but the Cabin Crew are wholly Thomas Cook. I know thatís the same this year, I donít believe Smartlynx provide any cabin crew for the Stansted based fleet. Not sure if this is the same at other TCX bases.

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Old 15th Jul 2019, 18:06
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Thomas Cook Flights for Next Year:

https://www.thomascookairlines.com/e...able_S2020.pdf

A massive drop with only two or three daily flights in peak summer.
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Old 17th Jul 2019, 14:02
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Goven that STN last year was already in striking distance of MAN for the #3 spot on the list of the UK's busiest airports (only 300.000 pax or a little over 1 per cent shy of the MAN fgure), how have things developed? Will STN be the UK's #3 in 2019 behind LHR and LGW? Based on the growth figures for 2018, it should, by now, have made that move.
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Old 30th Jul 2019, 14:00
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EasyJet

Increased frequency to Paris-CDG now with up to 6x weekly flights over the W19/20 season.
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Old 30th Jul 2019, 14:25
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Originally Posted by FRatSTN View Post
Increased frequency to Paris-CDG now with up to 6x weekly flights over the W19/20 season.
This is great news considering that even Stansted Airport on Twitter confirmed on launch that this was to be a Ďseasonal routeí.

Excellent news that it continues year round.
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 14:02
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Does anyone know what the QR PAX aircraft was doing at STN today? Did it park Northside?
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 16:32
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Qatar B777 today.

Yep special charter to Doha departed from northside.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 06:34
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I imagine it was taking the household staff back to Doha after the summer break ….
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 12:38
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Or some of the "so-called supercar drivers" back home to save them being hauled up in court?
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 12:52
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There was an Etihad charter today A330 also departed from northside.
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