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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 01:54
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Durham Tees Valley Airport has an airport rail station still named 'Teesside Airport" that see two train services per week ... Is that NWI's fault also?
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 01:54
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Have you emailed Norwich Airport to discuss your concerns regarding the airport because it doesn't matter how much you continually moan about it on here no one can do anything about it so I don't understand your agenda.

And by way the fact that I live in Southampton makes no difference to whether I comment on the Norwich forum just as yourself still owning a home near to Norwich airport and living thousands of miles away in Indonesia gives you any more right, that sort of attitude is immature and I think we all understand that you have issues with Norwich Airport and you seem to be making that statement in all of your posts.

Whatever your trying to gain on PPRuNe by your continuous rants there is nothing anyone of us including yourself can do about so once again I suggest that you put your comments directly to the management of Norwich Airport and see if they answer to your requests appropriately.

Merry Christmas or should I say 'selamat hari natal'
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 02:10
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Are you suggesting threads like this are just to puff airports PR or for aircraft spotters?

One of my critics is an ATCO at the NWI so he is bound to defend the place.

I am merely stating facts.

The airport management don't care as the bulk of the traffic is related to the oil and gas industry hence the demand for the Aberdeen flights.

Reviews in Skytrax and other sites plus the constant negative comments at the bottom of airport stories in the local paper mean nothing. The development fee is a case in point.

As for my location...north of the equator and certainly not Indonesia which has serious human rights issues.
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 02:23
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Well in that case who actually cares except yourself and don't we know it!

I'm leaving our discussion at this point because of your same rhetoric posts with the same agenda and that's to make a point of how much Norwich Airport has declined but know one really cares and more to the point there is nothing that anyone on PPRuNe can do about it so your continuous rants are not going to make any difference what so ever so as I mentioned earlier this discussion is over as it's totally pointless.

Now go get yourself a nice coffee then go outside and sit on your balcony and enjoy the sunshine.

Good day to you sir :-)
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 13:20
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Originally Posted by Jay Sata View Post

Can someone please explain why Norwich has never encouraged a competitor to KLM on the Amsterdam route?
Originally Posted by NickBarnes View Post
Flybe did it briefly before the 10 fee even came in. It failed. I paid around 30 one way to AMS back in 2006, earlier KLM flight that day was near full, My Flybe flight 26 pax, need I say anymore.
Flybe had some quite healthy loads on the route, and at one point were operating lots of flights out of Norwich all over the place until they had a spat with the airport manager at the time and it all went bad.

Originally Posted by ara01jbb View Post
The handful of passengers who are flying to Amsterdam are happy to pay roundtrip fares that start at 120 for a weekend return.
I'm not, well 120 is at the better end of the scale - I've paid double that at short notice before to attend a funeral. What choice do I have though? It's an easier option that travelling to Stansted.

I've flown NWI to AMS 2 to 3 times a year for the past 30+ years on Air Anglia, AirUK and now KLC as I have family there and I think the fares are a rip off but I do prefer the experience over Stansted. If I travel further afield I often connect via Schiphol too for convenience, and do find it unfair that the cost of the NWI- AMS leg then goes down significantly.

In the beginning the development fee was just 3, then 5 and they remodelled the airport substantially (the departures hall was horrible when it had the toilets and offices in the middle). I agree it does look a bit unloved now though. There is also definitely a lot of resentment locally at the 10 departure tax.

Cant agree with some of the other points, security have always been fine and in line with any other airport I have used (in fact friendlier than many). The Fokker's were always well turned out, and the Embraers are really nice aircraft. Majority of cabin crew are young, and provide a good service. It's been eroded significantly over the past 15 years but it isn't just KLM doing that and on a 30 minute flight I don't think many people really care.

The lack of public transport to and from the airport for the past 30 years also doesn't help at all, I'm in Norwich and a pre booked minicab doesn't set me back too much but the lack of a dedicated bus route must be perplexing to passengers not from the area. Often there aren't even taxi's hanging around (although I would advise anybody to use a local company as it's far cheaper).

You could argue there isn't the demand for a dedicated bus route and probably be right, but with 1 or maybe even 2 trains an hour direct to Stansted (extended from Cambridge) in the next couple of years negating the change at Ely the lack of one isn't helping the airport at all.
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 19:21
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Please don't encourage Jay Sata to get involved in the discussion again please I beg you :-)
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 23:04
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According to http://www.traveline.info/ there is a 501 bus route from Norwich bus station to the airport!

From Bus Station (Stand J), Surrey Street, Norwich City Centre, take 501 bus to Amsterdam Way O/S Passenger Terminal, Norwich International Airport
21 minutes. Depart 09:15, Arrive 09:36
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Old 25th Dec 2017, 07:00
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Around about the time of the change in operators last year (from Norse to Konect Bus), the 501 Park & Ride was re-routed to swing through the airport at the end of its outbound journey to the Airport P&R. You can now catch a bus from the terminal every 15 - 30 minutes on a weekday. Inbound towards the city you'll spend a few minutes waiting at the P&R site before the bus runs express to Anglia Square, Tombland, Castle Meadow then on to Thickthorn.
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 20:09
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TUI now have Dalaman on sale from may 26th, although flights state other carrier. These will complement thomas cooks flights throughout the summer so there are now 2 weekly flights to Dalaman in summer 18 compared to none in summer 17.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 14:07
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Flybe from Alicante to Norwich diverted to Birmingham for "safety issues".

Am I missing something here?

BE4326 Flybe flight was diverted to the Midlands over a “suspected technical issue”, according to the airline.

“All passengers on the flight will be assisted back to Norwich once they’ve arrived,” said a Flybe spokesman. “This flight has been diverted as a safety precaution due to a suspected technical issue.”

The spokesman added they “sincerely apologise” for any inconvenience caused.

Birmingham is further than Norwich.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norwich-...gham-1-5344239
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 14:11
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The latest here from Alan Partridge International in Norwich.


A flight from Alicante due to land in Norwich at 1.40pm has been diverted to Birmingham as a “safety precaution”.

The BE4326 Flybe flight was diverted to the Midlands over a “suspected technical issue”, according to the airline.

“All passengers on the flight will be assisted back to Norwich once they’ve arrived,” said a Flybe spokesman. “This flight has been diverted as a safety precaution due to a suspected technical issue.”

The spokesman added they “sincerely apologise” for any inconvenience caused.



Norwich flight diverted Birmingham | Latest Norfolk and Suffolk News - Eastern Daily Press
Good news for passengers flying for the convenience of departing Norwich.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 14:16
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Maybe because Birmingham has a much longer runway....?
Not knowing what the 'technical issue' was that could have been a deciding factor
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 14:19
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BHX is a Flybe base with MRO mx facilities.

As mentioned above also a longer rwy with better RFFS.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 14:29
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Quite right but principally because BHX is a base and own engineering.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 15:12
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Is this even news?
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 16:18
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If airlines start flying to their engineering base instead of to the stated destination, it's something that should be nipped in the bud.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 16:24
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Why would that be? It's a sensible decision IMHO. BHX is a main base, and they would be most likely able ot swap aircraft or get fixed quickly enough to fly onto Norwich and pick up the next sectors, long before an engineer could make it from one end of the A47 to the other!
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 16:24
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Start? They've been doing it as long as there have been airlines! They'd be very stupid not to.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 16:26
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Good news that TUI have also added the Dalaman flight.

Presume it went to Birmingham for the ease of engineering cover, different aircraft has positioned in from Birmingham to cover the rest of the schedule for the day.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 16:49
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A "suspected technical issue" on a Dash 8 could well be a euphemism for "we won't know for sure until we try to lower the gear and land on it".

If I was a passenger on board hoping not to see the gear collapse and the prop start gouging chunks out of the runway, I'd far rather be landing at BHX (Cat 9 RFF) then NWI (Cat 6).
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