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Old 7th May 2020, 15:58
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Thousands die in car crashes every year why don't we ban all cars?
I take it you donít wear a seatbelt, regularly break the speed limit, and drive like a maniac? Or do you do all you can to mitigate the risks inherent in travelling by car?

Geniuses much wiser than you and I are dealing with, researching and doing their best to understand and mitigate the risks of SARS-CoV-2. Iím as frustrated as the next person with lockdown, its economic and social impacts and wish nothing but full recovery for aviation - when it is safe to do so.
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Old 7th May 2020, 21:59
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Isn't it wonderful the people who do things, then regret it and have to tell the world how wronged they were. Any person who believes in any way that social spacing can be achieved on a plane/in an airport is an idiot. Why don't these people stay at home, regardless of what they want to do?
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Old 7th May 2020, 23:54
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
Any person who believes in any way that social spacing can be achieved on a plane/in an airport is an idiot. Why don't these people stay at home, regardless of what they want to do?
The same applies to many parts of life. Airports, aircraft, ferries, buses, trains, any sporting fixture currently in existence, factories, schools, hospital A&E departments etc etc. As much as I sometimes disagree with Ian Paisley (Holiday Rep Consultant for Ballymena) he actually spoke some sense a few days ago when he said we had a choice of travel or else never leave NI again. Maybe once the hysteria calms a bit then we will be able to have a logical and calm discussion about travel in general. I'm getting a bit fed up with the cry of, we must stay in our houses forever brigade. If only we had that luxury but I know I have bills to pay and obligations to meet, I'm sure I am not alone.
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Old 22nd May 2020, 19:00
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Has Loganair or eastern hinted a date they expect to fly from bhd again ?
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Old 22nd May 2020, 19:14
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Originally Posted by BHD2BFS View Post
Has Loganair or eastern hinted a date they expect to fly from bhd again ?
Eastern Airways start flying on the 15th June to SOU and MME from BHD

Loganair start flying on the 6th July to ABZ, INV and DND from BHD
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Old 22nd May 2020, 20:00
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Did Eastern not mention they might expand a few extra routes from BHD or am I imagining things
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Old 22nd May 2020, 20:09
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Originally Posted by Alteagod View Post
Did Eastern not mention they might expand a few extra routes from BHD or am I imagining things
im quite sure that Eastern said 6 routes are going to added from BHD
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Old 22nd May 2020, 21:17
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looks like from the 6th July there is some form of normally flying again from BHD

06:50 BA1427 -LHR

08:45 EI930 -LHR

09:20 BA1423 -LHR

11:25 LOGANAIR -INV

12:30 LOGANAIR -ABZ

12:30 EASTERN -SOU

13:15 EI932 -LHR

14:55 BA1417 -LHR

15:00 LOGANAIR -DND

15:45 EASTERN -MME

17:20 EI936 -LHR

19:00 BA1419 -LHR

20:10 BA1421 -LHR
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Old 22nd May 2020, 23:14
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Thatíll be good to see. A return to normal schedules at all airports would be fantastic but I think itíll be some time before that happens. Iím not sure if there were any holiday flights scheduled from Harbour this year, canít imagine those happening for a while!
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Old 22nd May 2020, 23:19
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Originally Posted by panpanpanpan View Post
Thatíll be good to see. A return to normal schedules at all airports would be fantastic but I think itíll be some time before that happens. Iím not sure if there were any holiday flights scheduled from Harbour this year, canít imagine those happening for a while!
Nope, no holidays scheduled this year, I doubt there will be many opportunities for them in the coming years either which is a pity.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 11:32
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3 airports ain't going to survive for 1.8 million people. Nobody I know has committed to flying for leisure purposes the rest of this year. Anybody flying for business has scaled back to absolute minimum. Several normal high business frequent fliers, are now seeing the advantages of technology. Basically they have been forced to use it and are raving about the money and time saved vs flying.
The owners at BCA will be looking at other options for the place, if they have their heads screwed on. Urban village would work well. What a waste of land for an airport. Between port authorities, and planning I am sure they could come with a viable option coining everybody in.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 13:20
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Originally Posted by West Brit View Post
3 airports ain't going to survive for 1.8 million people. Nobody I know has committed to flying for leisure purposes the rest of this year. Anybody flying for business has scaled back to absolute minimum. Several normal high business frequent fliers, are now seeing the advantages of technology. Basically they have been forced to use it and are raving about the money and time saved vs flying.
The owners at BCA will be looking at other options for the place, if they have their heads screwed on. Urban village would work well. What a waste of land for an airport. Between port authorities, and planning I am sure they could come with a viable option coining everybody in.
I'm sure the management team at Harbour are just waiting for you to come through the door with these ideas, they'll probably just shut on the spot faced with such an overwhelming and compelling argument against their business. I believe you can contact Harbour on 02890939093 according to their website but I suppose you already have the CEOs personal number.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 13:39
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Maybe some of us just want to get back to work at the City Airport and are getting a bit pissed as all these armchair analysts!!!!
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Old 23rd May 2020, 14:02
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It won't be the management team down there. It will be many, many levels above. They will be oblivious to any such talk.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 14:39
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Originally Posted by West Brit View Post
It won't be the management team down there. It will be many, many levels above. They will be oblivious to any such talk.
Just to stop you before you feel you are right
3i don't own the land so they can't have urban village.
But do feel free to carry on
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Old 23rd May 2020, 15:49
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Originally Posted by Alteagod View Post
Maybe some of us just want to get back to work at the City Airport and are getting a bit pissed as all these armchair analysts!!!!
and I for one look forward to travelling through again in the near future.

Must remind myself not to feed the local trolls.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 19:02
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Originally Posted by Startledgrapefruit View Post
Just to stop you before you feel you are right
3i don't own the land so they can't have urban village.
But do feel free to carry on
Belfast Harbour Commissioners own the land. There use to be one of the world's largest shipyards on it's land, still exists but on much smaller patch H&W. As it shrank, they have changed the land use. BHC have been building office blocks, leasing land for office blocks and various other uses. Real estate is putting loads of money into the pot.
Do you think that BHC would not see the potential for this land to change use and make ££££££££££s instead of a bit of tarmac earning £. I am sure they could make a deal with the owners of BHD
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Old 23rd May 2020, 21:01
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Think west Brit is just having some fun. Obviously an expert in land lease deals and designations as well as being an astute business case advocate.
The airport is part of the reason the rest of the BHC land portfolio is doing well. Connectivity is key and that small area caters for road, rail, air and sea connections.
Despite your well thought out forensic insights, I suspect BHD will be around for some time yet.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 22:16
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Originally Posted by panpanpanpan View Post
Think west Brit is just having some fun. Obviously an expert in land lease deals and designations as well as being an astute business case advocate.
The airport is part of the reason the rest of the BHC land portfolio is doing well. Connectivity is key and that small area caters for road, rail, air and sea connections.
Despite your well thought out forensic insights, I suspect BHD will be around for some time yet.
My goodness you actually do believe that the success of BHD is key to the future of the Port of Belfast.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 22:47
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I believe Harbour is an asset to our country as a whole. I also believe Aldergrove and Eglinton have their part to play as well. Any means of moving tourists and business people around is to be encouraged. If all of our airports provide primary employment and subsequently support secondary jobs then that should be supported and encouraged. If choice of airports provides competition and therefore attractive airfares then that should be encouraged.

Itís obvious you have a different viewpoint.
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