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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 12:27
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Anyone care to come up with a “needed” list to bring the airport up to speed..post PEEL?

Will they take much with them when they depart..or maybe sell/lease back,at a cost of course!
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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 17:13
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Just looking at the great DTVM( soon to be renamed!) site.What a depressing day at the airport movement wise.
It just shows how far it needs to go to even get a foot on the ladder?

As I repeat..it’s an expensive business running an airport!
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 15:46
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Parish Council Doris Jones showing her true colours about the airport and telling more lies, hope the new Mayor can take her aside and tell her to stick to more parish council stuff like dog mess. Note, no idea why the quote comes out like it does.
[color=left=#141414]Cllr Doris Jones, Conservative ward member for Sadberge and Middleton St George, has been both a backer of the airport deal and a critic of the housing boom.[/color]

[color=left=#141414]The veteran councillor said she didn't know anybody who'd bought a house in Middleton or Long Newton who hadn't considered they lived next to an airport.[/color]

[color=left=#141414]Cllr Jones added: "I don't object to it to be honest. It's four minutes of a plane landing and taking off and then it's gone."[/color]

[color=left=#141414]But training flights which used the airstrip for "touch-and-go" landings irked her more.[/color]

[color=left=#141414]"If it's a trainee pilot, they shouldn't be doing it over the top of houses - that worries me more," said Cllr Jones.[/color]
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 18:56
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Don’t think these views are too controversial?

Away from that council speak..wonder when concrete(pardon the pun..) announcements and plans will filter through?
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 13:01
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https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/t...zmWae_9JFwdW6g

I bet the hypocrites will soon change their tunes once the flights start turning up!!!
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 13:07
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"If it's a trainee pilot, they shouldn't be doing it over the top of houses - that worries me more,"
I'd have thought that coming out with phrases like this would immediately disqualify you from public office...
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 15:13
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Probably the reason why the RAF don't come as much as they used to the old bat phones them up and complains.
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 23:47
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[COLOR=left=#000000]Anyone care to come up with a “needed” list to bring the airport up to speed..post PEEL?[/COLOR]
A link to Heathrow, but, regrettably, that's easier said than done. Its the loss of the Heathrow link that almost killed off the airport.

[COLOR=left=#000000]Just looking at the great DTVM( soon to be renamed!) site.What a depressing day at the airport movement wise.[/COLOR]=left
[COLOR=left=#000000]It just shows how far it needs to go to even get a foot on the ladder?[/COLOR]=left
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[COLOR=left=#000000]As I repeat..it’s an expensive business running an airport! [/COLOR]
Renamed to something geographically relevant, such as "Middlesbrough-Teesside" would be a good idea, Even "James Cook Airport" would be better than the present nonsensical name.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 00:13
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Originally Posted by Fairdealfrank View Post
... "Middlesbrough-Teesside" would be a good idea, Even "James Cook Airport" would be better than the present nonsensical name.
'Brian Clough International' would be good Joking aside, they would still need a geographical name as in the case of John Lennon and George Best airports. 'Teesside' didn't do them a great deal of harm for the many years it was called that, although the name 'Middlesbrough' might be better known internationally.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 06:00
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The people have already spoken....

Durham Tees Valley Airport 'would revert to Teesside International'
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 06:22
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What happens if/when the new owners cannot attract new business to the airport?
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 06:30
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The mayor has stated that if the airport isn't viable the land will be used for development.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 08:52
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Are TUI going to come back after being given the elbow not so many moons ago? They helped to give Teesside it's core bucket and spade business, I believe schedule flights will be harder to find in the short term. Heathrow would seem to be a long way off at returning, Dublin and Brussels might work, however a low cost airline is the only solution as far as I can see.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 09:15
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We are going round in circles again, but the mayor sold the deal on connecting Teesside businesses to the world, not cheap holidays for voters.

So what would a loco be the solution to?
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 10:31
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
We are going round in circles again, but the mayor sold the deal on connecting Teesside businesses to the world, not cheap holidays for voters.

So what would a loco be the solution to?
They mayor might have sold it as connecting Teesside businesses to the world but voters probably went to the ballot box thinking of cheap holidays.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 12:54
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With Peelexit on the horizon the airport staff don't seem to distracted by it!
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 13:22
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Thomson are said to be chomping at the bit to get back in and that was before the takeover. The Mayor sold the deal on both connecting businesses and cheap holiday flights, his turnaround plan leans heavily on getting the latter in, apparently favouring Easyjet as crazy as that may be.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 14:15
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Originally Posted by Fairdealfrank View Post
A link to Heathrow, but, regrettably, that's easier said than done. Its the loss of the Heathrow link that almost killed off the airport.
As a Londoner who is a regular visitor to Durham, on every trip these days I lament the loss of the LHR-MME service on British Midland Airways (not the confused mess bmi became). It would be amazing if it came back but somehow I doubt BA would ever even consider it but maybe it might be tested out be the new incarnation of FlyBe which seems to be becoming know ans Virgin Connect. Hopefully a couple of services a day on a DH8 would be sustainable and at least as profitable as their current LHR-EDI and LHR-ABZ operations where they are using a DH8 up against BA A320s.

Here's hoping.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 14:40
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It was a shame that Little Red the Virgin LHR shuttle flights weren't started at DTVA it might of ended better for both parties.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 15:29
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Credit the great DTVM website..sad pictures of GFRAP going the distance..what an amazing career..wonder how many flying hours?
Anyone in the know...is this a one off or the start of the Falcons leaving the NE airspace scene?

Think the contract is up for tender..so will the age of these amazing aircraft have any bearing on the award?


Anone any updates on the progress of the takeover completion pre end of March?
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