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Old 24th Sep 2019, 10:43
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Originally Posted by STN406 View Post
Welcome to PPRuNe,
BACF flights have used both SAT1 and SAT2 in the summer season. Yes EZY and RYR are the main operators from SAT2 with all the domestic flights and operators using it to. LS havenít used SAT2 in this summer season.

Their are plans to full update SAT2 and 3 in the ĎStansted Transformation Projectí but because of local government issues some plans have been put on hold for now. Hopefully when this is resolved plans will start to role again and construction works will begin.
Many thanks STN406. I didn't realise that BA had been using stands on SAT 2 during summer seasons. Very pleasing to see that current plans include a full refurb of SAT 2 and 3- I'd flown to PSR from SAT 2 back in July, and it looked as if the place hasn't been touched since the early days of the BAA venture, with jet bridges darkened, light fittings on the jetways missing/not working, lack of passenger amenities (e.g. airline lounges) except a small WH Smith/Express Weatherspoons. I've also found it odd that there aren't other airlines making use of SAT 2 (e.g. jet bridges, I haven't seen these used for years now). So definitely welcome the news that these areas will finally be updated, given that it is MAGs ambition to make STN the 'London airport of choice'. Are there any links to the STN transformation project detailing these plans? (sorry for all the questions!)
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 10:53
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Originally Posted by Stanstedeye View Post
Both YL- LCQ & YL -LCS are working out of STN today under ZT flight codes.
Interesting.

Wonder how they are being crewed? From what I understand with MT it was SmartLynx pilots and MT cabin crews. Now the crews are unemployed I guess SmartLynx are using their own cabin crew?

What I I donít understand is why ZT codes are being used? Unless Titan are subcontracting the work out to SnartLynx as I canít imagine they have enough flex in their own fleet to manage all the extra work from the CAA/MT?

Very complex.
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 13:41
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Originally Posted by pamann View Post


Interesting.

Wonder how they are being crewed? From what I understand with MT it was SmartLynx pilots and MT cabin crews. Now the crews are unemployed I guess SmartLynx are using their own cabin crew?

What I I donít understand is why ZT codes are being used? Unless Titan are subcontracting the work out to SnartLynx as I canít imagine they have enough flex in their own fleet to manage all the extra work from the CAA/MT?

Very complex.
I'm led to believe by ex Thomas Cook cabin crew who have either been taken on on temporary contracts by Titan Airways or are doing it as volunteers.
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 14:42
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45 View Post
I'm led to believe by ex Thomas Cook cabin crew who have either been taken on on temporary contracts by Titan Airways or are doing it as volunteers.
Wow! Thatís truly amazing if true.
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 17:58
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Smartlynx has sent over 5 sets of crew, both cabin and cockpit, to operate the two planes on behalf of Titan. I was told Titan where going to look to place one cabin crew member on each flight if possible.
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 18:19
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Don't know how this is worked by Titan flight numberswere also used by many operators during the Monarch repatriation.
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 18:49
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Don't know how this is worked by Titan flight numbers were also used by many operators during the Monarch repatriation
Looks to me like the CAA are using Titan's AOC to run their temporary airline?
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 19:01
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Itís not a temporary airline. They are flights operated by the individual airlines. Some using ZT/AWC flight numbers as the CAA have given them a contract to repatriate passengers. Air Europa did a flight from Lanzarote last night on their own AOC. Malaysia Airlines are using their own AOC for the flights their operating at Manchester.
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 08:16
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Ok, thanks for putting me right. Question was rhetorical really.
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 08:25
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Is Titan using former Monarch aircraft to operate TC rescue flights?
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 08:40
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No - they are all parked.

Here's the list..........

Thomas Cook Airlines Fleet List
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 11:44
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Originally Posted by richardwpprn View Post
Is Titan using former Monarch aircraft to operate TC rescue flights?
I think there's at least 1 flying for Olympus that is.
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 12:27
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Don't forget that Avion Express had two painted in TCX colours which will still be operating....



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Old 25th Sep 2019, 14:11
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ZT re-pat flights

They are using the same aircraft TCX were using all summer one A320 and one A321 YL regs.
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 15:41
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Errr - that's the photo just above your post.
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Old 26th Sep 2019, 06:27
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Air India from Stansted Nov 2019

Hi all, in light of the sad news regarding Thomas Cook, I have come across this link suggesting Air India are to start flights from November 2019.
I am not sure of the validity of the report but just sharing.
Link - times of india
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Old 26th Sep 2019, 08:52
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Air India

Just looked at their website and Stansted is currently not loaded. Also looked at Heathrow to Amritsar and no direct flights are loaded their. IMHO Iíd find it unlikely to happen in November as with no flights loaded. The initial couldnít be full. But crazier things have happened in aviation. Say that Ural still havenít loaded their flights to their website.

I have been hearing rumours at work that Stansted was looking at securing direct flights to India, but what I had heard it was likely to be Indigo or Flypop (If they actually start)
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Old 26th Sep 2019, 08:55
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Air India.

Seems very short notice to be starting a new route.
Brilliant news for Stansted, However no official news from Air India nor Stansted Airport as yet.
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Old 26th Sep 2019, 08:59
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Originally Posted by STN406 View Post
Just looked at their website and Stansted is currently not loaded. Also looked at Heathrow to Amritsar and no direct flights are loaded their. IMHO Iíd find it unlikely to happen in November as with no flights loaded. The initial couldnít be full. But crazier things have happened in aviation. Say that Ural still havenít loaded their flights to their website.

I have been hearing rumours at work that Stansted was looking at securing direct flights to India, but what I had heard it was likely to be Indigo or Flypop (If they actually start)
Regarding Flypop, I also had, Have doubts although, I believe they have offices up and running in Enterprise House and that canít be cheap.
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Old 26th Sep 2019, 15:08
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Fantastic news if it does come to fruition, and a nice addition to STN's portfolio. STN and MAG have really been pushing hard for long haul as of late, so am hopeful that we'll see the carrier come to the airport. Yet I cant help but be surprised of Air India's sudden interest in STN- surely if they were looking to expand their presence in London, they would seek to acquire additional slots at LGW first (and with the recent demise of TCX, this may only make the case more likely with additional slots now available). I guess there must be a strong catchment area for AI to support a STN service.
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