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Old 9th Feb 2018, 15:52
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All of these marginal east coast airports suffer the same problem. Because they border the North Sea they only have 50% of the catchment area of a centrally located facility.
They are, and they also must have some purpose in the main as they'd be long closed if they didn't.

People need to be careful what they wish for, as once these places do close they'll never return.
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 17:43
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Ground hog day, give it up man VentureGo!

Consolidating DTV with Newcastle and improving surface links (Rail, Air-Coach, A1(M) and A19 links) from all DTVA catchment areas would bolster case to expand services and airlines serving the whole North East region via Newcastle International.

We might as well go to Manchester.
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 20:33
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It will be interesting to see what new routes are on the way. The other airports can't take that many more passengers from Durham Tees Valley Airport catchment area than currently do.


If Durham Tees Valley Airport starts to get those passengers back it will be interesting to see what affect it has on those airports that lose out on the passengers that decide to use Durham Tees Valley Airport instead of the other airports.


The outlook does seem to be looking a lot more positive now for Durham Tees Valley Airport.
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 20:56
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Really? ! - Get Real - Manchester takes how long to get there? and then ... Terrible experience! Probably the worst airport in the country (including DTVA)
! *%@>..<.$* -Come on, Get real! Newcastle Int. Airport could be 30 - 45 mins (quicker than Central London to Heathrow) in comfortable & fast link at fraction of costs being provided to keep a failing airport (DTV) on life support, before it will inevitably expire.

Maybe throwing money at Whittaker to make him even richer is the right response though? - Yes! Maybe you're right!

Sorry for confusing your mind.

Hope you don't mind if I continue to Venture up the road and enjoy a great experience rather than travel south and feel exploited to keep .....What? ....zzzzzzzzz
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 21:00
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VentureGo if you think the correct path is closing an airport that will not "inevitably expire" as you put it then it's very much you who needs to get real
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 21:20
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Yes! You're right. .... I'll try my best to get real. Thank You so much ....
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 07:20
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This thread is like a rumbling semi dormant volcano..every so often jumping into life!

For an airport that is at the lower end of the spectrum for services etc.it generates an awful lot of hot air.

Now if all these people had actually flown from here when the services were there we might not be in this state?
Going to be an interesting year as always..pretty much stagnant passenger figures,no major aviation development and PEEL seeing how much money they can extract from the local populous in the name of DTV.
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 07:32
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DTVA loses about 2m a year. Where's this fast comfortable link coming from, and how much would it cost??
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 07:42
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Worked for BD as ground crew back in the day and worked overtime at MME. Great airport back then and we stayed at the George Hotel if my memory is correct. Nice hotel but even then it was dated and quiet. How is it now? Surely with the demise of the airport it must have suffered.
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 08:46
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Does anybody know why Eastern have been operating larger aircraft on their route this last week?
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 18:18
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A. Competition
B. shortage of other aircraft and crews
C. passenger numbers dictate

Answers on a postcard please..
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 19:00
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Would you use the new VIP lounge at Durham Tees Valley Airport? Here's what it will cost
https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/t...w-vip-14271049
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 19:53
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Peel jokers - 22 to use the lounge!

Thats the biggest joke out of Peel yet! 22 per person to use a lounge.
The public comments underneath the article say it all.
Jokers.
https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/t...w-vip-14271049
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 19:54
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Disgusting reporting from the Gazette, it's a like for like replacement lounge with upgrades, the Swissport lounge probably cost a similar amount. There's an existing customer base that will hopefully be built on
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Beafer, we posted at the same time, luckily my post wipes the floor with yours several times over
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 20:41
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Can you clarify exactly what is "disgusting" about the Gazette report?
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 20:47
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Seems reasonable to me as it includes alcoholic drinks and hot meals. With next to no one likely to use it due to a lack of flights it will no doubt run at a loss but at least they are trying.
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Presumably KLM's frequent flyers get access without paying the 22....
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 21:33
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What a non story.

The airport is refurbishing the existing lounge.
Frequent flyers & business class customers get access already and will still be able to go in the new lounge.
You can pay 18.95 to enter the lounge today.
Post refurbishment it will cost 21.95 but they are now offering hot food.

What is wrong with this (apart from the fact that the current lounge seems ok to me)?
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Old 11th Feb 2018, 08:46
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Consolidating DTV with Newcastle and improving surface links (Rail, Air-Coach, A1(M) and A19 links) from all DTVA catchment areas would bolster case to expand services and airlines serving the whole North East region via Newcastle International.
Ever tried using the A1 between Chester le Street and Metro Centre during the rush hour, the recent improvements have not made much difference to travel time. Try 90 minutes from Teesside, that's more realistic.
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