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Old 4th Feb 2018, 12:18
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I see the dearth of routes news has sent everyone into Norn Irn mode again.... Where did I put my popcorn....
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 13:33
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BHD may have lost their LGW, LTN and STN services over the years, but without doubt BHD is still the best airport for those wishing to fly to London. Both LHR and LCY are by far the two most convenient London airports - the other London airports are more hassle than they're worth. Aer Lingus, British Airways and Flybe also offer a much higher quality of service than easyJet and Ryanair.

Even when looking at domestic services in general, the high frequency of services from BHD makes it far more convenient than BFS. The only place where BHD falls behind is it's European offering, but at least BHD has links to two of the major alliances - BFS doesn't even have one alliance link.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 13:44
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A very key point indeed the ability to feed into an alliance carrier's
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 17:50
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Not sure if already meantioned, sorry if so but Iím sure a walk through tax free store is being created during the terminal works.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 19:23
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so they have absolutely no right to complain about aircraft noise.
Of course they have a right to complain. An airport is just a business that has to abide by environmental regulations like any other business. Indeed it is the public that make a special concession for an airport to extend its pollution outside its perimeter.

I'll be most of the local residents moved-in after the Sydenham Bypass was built, but they still have every right to complain about someone sounding their car horn between 23:30 and 07:00.
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 15:11
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Who is operating the SZG flights this year?
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 15:24
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Believe the tour operator are only doing ad-hoc service and using Jet 2 as required.
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 16:11
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There is a BE flight to Salzburg on a Saturday.
E175 arrives from BHX, out and back to Salzburg, and then home to Birmingham in the evening.

Not sure of the tour operator.
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 10:50
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Belfast City Airport - £15 Million Infrastructure Investment
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 12:47
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This is excellent news and Iím sure they have plans to use the available space in a more efficient way. As mentioned freeing up previous admin space. Good job.
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 13:20
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They'll have spent the last half year looking at the business and planning. The way venture capital works they will invest heavily now and look for a return further down the line. They won't own it forever.
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 13:27
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Did somebody mention on here that eastern airways was coming to operate from BHD, when is this and what routes will they be operating and for who.
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 13:37
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Maybe to offer an early departure on the current NCL and IOM routes
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 16:03
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I ask out out genuine interest but with all these Boeing max and Airbus neo and LR models now on the market is it possible to use BHD for longish flights even the likes of LCA or SSH. Im not interested in market yield or the economic side just purely on performance is it possible. Its pure conjecture.
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 16:51
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By the looks of things, the only aircraft out of the A320ceo, A320neo, B737NG, B737MAX families that can (or will be able to) operate out of BHD at MTOW are the A318 and A319neo. The runway would need to be extended by about 150-200m for a fully loaded A320neo, and by almost 500m to allow for a fully loaded 737-8MAX.

Looking at the figures, it seems that, in theory at least, it is possible for an A319neo to operate BHD-LCA or BHD-SSH, but an A320neo would require a passenger limit of about 160 (hence making it pointless to use an A320neo over an A319neo). However, the lack of interest from airlines in the A319neo means that it is extremely unlikely that BHD will ever see the introduction of these types of routes.
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 17:02
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Have you not thought about the airports next door neighbour and the CS100/300 series? I would say set up perfectly for BHD!
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 17:26
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January Stats

163,523 passenger, slightly up on last year

2738 aircraft movements, slightly down on last year
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 17:51
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Thank you for that. Great detail
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 17:29
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I'm pretty sure I remember a Thomas Cook 321 operating from BHD years back
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 18:17
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Youíre right sealink, to Reus I think.
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