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Old 21st Dec 2017, 20:31
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Originally Posted by highwideandugly
History..tells us it wouldn’t work.

The next question is who goes first on the ABZ route?? Because someone will...and we will be back to square one..
Really Nwi MME worked in the past for years!
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Old 21st Dec 2017, 21:31
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The flight will still operate, it just won't pick up passengers. I think they would continue to offer it if there were other flights anywhere near the departure time. I stick by my point of earlier in the week, it can't have been economical to open up departures for those handful of people.
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Old 21st Dec 2017, 21:55
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1
The flight will still operate, it just won't pick up passengers. I think they would continue to offer it if there were other flights anywhere near the departure time. I stick by my point of earlier in the week, it can't have been economical to open up departures for those handful of people.

The flight isn't going to be operating. The flights you book on Loganair website for the Aberdeen to Norwich are BMI regional flights.


It is very good news to hear Loganair are very pleased with how things are going on the DTVA - Aberdeen route.
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 00:57
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The next question is who goes first on the ABZ route?? Because someone will...and we will be back to square one..
Not anytime soon with both enjoying good loads. Norwich should have been given more time, at the very least they should have seen the summer out, better yet a full year so they could compare like-for-like figures
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 08:50
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I thought Loganair could have utilized the spare couple of hours by flying to either Dublin or Belfast. I suspect the downturn in the oil industry would have affected the Norwich route. Any prize for the next route they will operate!
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 20:33
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Or

Any prize for the next route they will cease to operate!
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 03:42
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Rumour has it Dublin may be on the cards, not sure if they'd be able to swing
Am interline agreement with Aerlingus.
It was a bit in a local Conaught newspaper , though most comments said they felt the story was wrong and that Belfast was most likely.
But they are said to be firmly committed to extra routes , I'm not sure the range on their Aircraft but would Stavanger fare any better than Norwich ?
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 04:48
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The down turn in the oil industry has obviously affected such routes as DTV to Norwich with minimal loads so I can't see a link to Stavanger fairing any better during the down turn and I would have thought that if there was sufficient demand an airline would have resumed a link from Newcastle by now.

Companies say that they are 'fully committed' all the time it's just PR most of the time unless any written agreement is signed it means sod all, look at how many airports that have had airlines saying that and before you know it they are history.

I wouldn't hold my breath regarding Loganair having a long term relationship with DTV, I'm not knocking the airport in anyway but that's how I personally see it.

The limited amount of Guernsey flights could always remain at DTV considering that they are aligned with a travel company so seat sales more or less will be taken up especially considering the amount of flights available.
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 04:50
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Canberra, bmi fly Newcastle-Stavanger 6 x weekly
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 05:02
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Graham it wasn't until I sent it that I immediately realised that BMI do fly from Newcastle to Stavanger but fair play to you for being quick off the mark

I won't change my post though to correct it I'll leave it to you for being so quick to remind me.
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 05:48
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EGPO - interesting that flights from DTVA are being discussed in the Connaught press - can you provide a link?

Canberra97 - which company is involved - no reference in the licence application?
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 06:14
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Well my mistake then but I thought I had read somewhere regarding a travel company backing the Guernsey flights, it's not Superbreak but again I could have mistaken it but if I do find it I will post a link.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 15:46
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DTV railway station loosing a platform..surely a housing development would be attracted to a railway connection..short sighted?
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 15:51
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The masterplan has an aspiration to move the station nearer to the approach road (and the housing)
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 19:57
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I think it is time the LAs got on with the plans for the new train station and the park & ride system next to roundabouts on airport approach road.


If that happens it will mean the freight sidings can be added to airport site next current location of the pointless railway halt. All covered in the DTVA masterplan documents. http://www.durhamteesvalleyairport.c...Masterplan.pdf
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 20:05
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The airport itself is nowhere near the position where it could justify a train station - if the LA's feel that the housing development (plus those nearby) warranted a train station, it should have been made a condition of the planning permission.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 20:25
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The plan wasn't for station to be at the airport. The plan was for a park & ride system for the Tees Valley area with train station next to it. That site was chosen because it has good road access and is next railway line that gives access to the local town centres and business parks. It is a bonus that it will give better transport links to airport but it would still require a bus between the park & ride / train station and the airport terminal building.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 20:31
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Work on the Premium Lounge should be completed by spring 2018. Premium Lounge
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 06:29
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The maintenance and remedial costs of maintaining the current infrastructure are estimated as high as £6m over the next five years – expenditure which is not in line with our business goals. We are not currently pursuing full closure of the station which would require support from both regional stakeholders and the relevant rail authorities.
I know we can't expect anymore from them, but you would have thought at least one of the two leading regional newspapers would have challenged this statement. Why so much? How much does keeping the remaining side open cost? What's stopping you closing the whole lot?
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 06:49
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Saving £6m by 2022. Exactly HOW does one platform and footbridge cost £1.2m-£1.5m to maintain? I admire the need to cost cut, but that'd be like me saying "i'm gonna save £1m by not drinking and selling a kidney"
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