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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 07:54
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Do we really need to re-open the Durham Tees Valley versus Newcastle and Leeds debate.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 14:53
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He's not a shy bairn - buys the airport with taxpayers money and now wants APD cut.

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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 18:29
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Ok - I'll bite - is the A1 from the south to NCL that bad? At peak times maybe, but given the main waves of departures from NCL what really is the impact? Also, the alternatives aren't exactly a breeze - Edinburgh by-pass, A1/M18 junction to DSA, A658 to Leeds, M62/60/56 to Manchester and dare I mention the A19/A66 and the "Yarm crawl" to MME?

As for public transport, mainline train to Newcastle Central station then Metro directly to the terminal

https://www.newcastleairport.com/pas...here/by-train/
I agree. The road is only a big issue if you are on the A1 around Gateshead at 7:30-9:00am in the morning. On Monday, I left Darlington at 6am, drove to NCL, parked in the long stay and comfortably got the 7:55 BA flight to LHR. Last night I landed at 9pm and walked in the house an hour later.

The train can work quite well but as the first train from Darlington does not arrive at Newcastle Station until about 7am, even if you get straight on the metro there is no way you would dare take a flight before 8:30 in the morning.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 21:15
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Road traffic is a major problem wherever you are.Yes the Western bypass is not good at certain times..however the Silverlink A19 super! Triple flyover opens this week..I would guess that will take a massive amount of traffic off the Western bypass?

More need for for a second Tees crossing on the A19...oops..where is the money for that?
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 21:35
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..however the Silverlink A19 super! Triple flyover opens this week..I would guess that will take a massive amount of traffic off the Western bypass?
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 22:21
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I would guess that will take a massive amount of traffic off the Western bypass?
I'll not be holding my breathe...
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 23:42
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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, 09:23
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Lack of joined-up thinking - again.

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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 21:22
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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, 21:46
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Originally Posted by OMGitsDAVE View Post
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, 20:06
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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, 20:17
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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, 13:10
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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, 19:28
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Hope he covered that cost and not the local taxpayers!
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 07:35
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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.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 09:15
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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, 10:27
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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, 17:08
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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, 18:10
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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.
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, 18:42
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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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