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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 00:42
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Silverlink A19 super, will be ideal for Scottish travellers to fly on the DTVA summer flights again.
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 10:23
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Lack of joined-up thinking - again.

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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 22:22
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Lack of joined-up thinking - again.
Actually, I know someone who's working on the scheme. It was agreed to delay Testo's until after Silverlink so the whole team could move across - same contractors. Therefore, rather than run both parallel to each other, it was agreed to extend the start date so the issue is only in one area at a time, but more workers on the section.
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 22:46
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Actually, I know someone who's working on the scheme. It was agreed to delay Testo's until after Silverlink so the whole team could move across - same contractors. Therefore, rather than run both parallel to each other, it was agreed to extend the start date so the issue is only in one area at a time, but more workers on the section.
I was thinking more from the Motorists POV. We visit Northumberland often and were looking forwards to a clear A19 run, having abandoned the Western Bypass some time ago due to high traffic volumes overflowing its capacity and utterly bonkers driving standards.
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 21:06
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Does the panel think the FLYBE problems will have any bearing on a Teesside base? Lots of chat that they ,through The Stobarts connection! Might be the based operator? Doubtful now?
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 21:17
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Does the panel think the FLYBE problems will have any bearing on a Teesside base? Lots of chat that they ,through The Stobarts connection! Might be the based operator? Doubtful now?
Money talks - how deep are the Mayor's pockets?
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 14:10
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Deep enough to have a Cessna flying around with a banner saying "Ben Houchin buys airport" two one hour slots.
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 20:28
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Hope he covered that cost and not the local taxpayers!
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 08:35
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However, disaster struck on Saturday 30th March when the previous land occupiers, Goosepool House & Cafe, informed the organisers that the event simply couldn’t go ahead. They had been issued with a letter from Durham Tees Valley Airport to state that this event was simply too big for the area and had a number of risk factors involved, the organisers were told to cancel the show with immediate effect.
Local Businessman Saves Classic & Retro Show by Bringing it to Aycliffe
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 10:15
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I think it's a case of the organisers/cafe should have asked first rather than just going ahead and arranging it
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 11:27
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Though Goosepool House and Café was still open? And never heard of the show past or present.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 18:08
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Fly Be thread makes depressing reading at moment..along with Eastern!
Therefore concerns over future or potential routes from Teesside Airport.Im still not sure where this low cost carrier is going to materialise from? I think you can rule out Jet 2 due to local competition from Leeds and Newcastle.
Easy Jet ,doubtful as again it would dilute Manchester and Newcastle.
Ryanair...they work in a different world to others..so..probably the best option? However due to the hard bargaining they employ..doubtful much inward revenue for the airport.
Anyone else?...who knows.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 19:10
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Originally Posted by highwideandugly View Post
Fly Be thread makes depressing reading at moment..along with Eastern!
Therefore concerns over future or potential routes from Teesside Airport.Im still not sure where this low cost carrier is going to materialise from? I think you can rule out Jet 2 due to local competition from Leeds and Newcastle.
Easy Jet ,doubtful as again it would dilute Manchester and Newcastle.
Ryanair...they work in a different world to others..so..probably the best option? However due to the hard bargaining they employ..doubtful much inward revenue for the airport.
Anyone else?...who knows.
With Ryanair the airport would be earning revenue off the passenger boost in the shops eateries and car parking.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 19:42
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With Ryanair the airport would be earning revenue off the passenger boost in the shops eateries and car parking.
Not sure how much revenue can be gained to offset the cost of Ryanair presumably wanting to operate for nothing and have concessions on top. The catch-22 situation of running a small regional airport these days. I imagine the airport would deem it appropriate to stipulate a minimum passenger throughput to sustain the operation at a hugely reduced rate, but then would invariably mean the airline would have to offer a significant number of seats at a much reduced cost to enable the passenger numbers to be met. Simply unsustainable for both parties. This is the reason airports either introduce a ‘pax tax’ (MME past) or decide to forego low-cost airlines altogether as is the case at HUY. Also the reason airlines focus on the larger hubs where there is the critical mass - both from the much larger catchment areas, and from the higher airline interest - to absorb the costs and ultimately reduce the risk.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 20:42
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PDXCWL..yes that goes without saying...have you been to the airport..no shops or eateries to speak of..car parking very cheap at mo.


its a long road/runway ahead!
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 19:17
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Was surprised to see the new radar is at the 05 end of the airfield on top of steel tower. The other two are/were located on the 23 end.
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 20:28
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Maybe forward thinking re obstacles at east end in the future?
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 22:06
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On that subject there already is the metal A380 and 747/MD11 combi at the fire school.
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Old 12th Apr 2019, 21:04
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February CAA stats:
Terminal passengers: 10,966 - up 5% v prior year
Aberdeen: 1,438 - down 40%
Amsterdam: 9,048 - up 14%
Akureyri: 378 (one off charter)

Amsterdam shows year-on-year growth for the 17th month in succession and it was the best February on the MME-AMS route since 2007. Aberdeen down again due to the extra Loganair flights last year and a bit down on February 2017. Selling 189 places out of 218/220 available spaces on a Titan A321 for a midweek trip to Iceland's second city seems pretty good to me.

Rolling 12 month passengers: 139,358
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 22:23
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