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Old 17th Dec 2019, 16:30
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BRS overtakes GLA to become the UKs 8th largest airport

A regular poster on another forum pointed out that today is quite a historic day for BRS.
The October CAA report shows that on a rolling 12 month basis BRS has now overtaken GLA making it the 8th largest UK airport.
GLA handled 8,894,000 from Nov 18 to Oct 19.
BRS handled 8,938,000 during the same period.
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 11:16
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Earlier than expected, we thought it would be in 2020.
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 08:20
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Iíve seen it mentioned elsewhere that EasyJet are launching Paris Orly from March - so now there is a morning EZY to CDG and the afternoon flight goes to ORY?!
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 10:35
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EasyJet BRS - Paris CDG / Paris ORY

The easyJet booking engine confirms this;

Paris CDG 1 x daily
Paris ORY 1 x daily

(effective Sunday 29 March 2020)

Originally Posted by Willo 3D View Post
Iíve seen it mentioned elsewhere that EasyJet are launching Paris Orly from March - so now there is a morning EZY to CDG and the afternoon flight goes to ORY?!

Last edited by fanrailuk; 16th Jan 2020 at 08:17. Reason: Below post confirms changes were indeed correct
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 12:41
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Cdg back at 2 daily - evening on a a319 and the orly is on a a320
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 23:52
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Originally Posted by fanrailuk View Post
The easyJet booking engine confirms ORY;

Paris CDG 2 x daily
Paris ORY 1 x daily

(effective Sunday 29 March 2020)

It will be 1 x CDG and 1 x ORY once the booking system has been updated.
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Old 16th Jan 2020, 10:08
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Originally Posted by Captain_Caveman View Post
It will be 1 x CDG and 1 x ORY once the booking system has been updated.
It has been since yesterday afternoon.
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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 18:31
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Originally Posted by Captain_Caveman View Post
It will be 1 x CDG and 1 x ORY once the booking system has been updated.
I can see this creating 'hilarious' situations where people turn up at the airport they arrived into, to find their flight is departing from the other side of town. Maybe this is a new ancillary revenue for Easyjet, getting a kickback from taxi drivers racing people between CDG and ORY?
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 09:41
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Expansion Plans

A one-off special committee meeting is being held for the planning application to be discussed and decided upon at North Somerset Councils Planning & Regulatory Committee.

The meeting will be on Monday 10th February at 18:00 and is to be held at Weston-super-Mare Town Hall.

This meeting is open to the public and is likely to be streamed live online.

Current planning application

Further to my previous post #460, BRS CEO Dave Lees has spoken out against the continuing delay by North Somerset unitary authority in setting a date for the determination of the airportís planning application to enable it to handle up to 12 mppa. The airport submitted its application a year ago and still no date has been set.
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 08:31
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The proposed expansion has been recommended for approval...
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/b...mments-section
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 19:12
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I do like how there is a Continental/United liveried RJ85 parked up in those artists impressions.
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 21:17
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Originally Posted by bravoromeosierra View Post
I do like how there is a Continental/United liveried RJ85 parked up in those artists impressions.
Itís the old Lufthansa Cityline livery, not CO/UA.

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Old 30th Jan 2020, 21:17
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Re the expansion plan application to be heard on Monday week (10th February), there is certainly no guarantee that the elected councillors will think the same way as their planning officers. Could still finish up at the Planning Inspectorate if the council rejects the application and the airport appeals. It looks as though the secretary of state will have an involvement anyway because part of the application involves taking some Green Belt which apparently needs the sec of state's approval. Part of the airport site is already within a Green Belt Inset.

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Old 10th Feb 2020, 22:27
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BRS expansion

Originally Posted by MerchantVenturer View Post
Re the expansion plan application to be heard on Monday week (10th February), there is certainly no guarantee that the elected councillors will think the same way as their planning officers. Could still finish up at the Planning Inspectorate if the council rejects the application and the airport appeals. It looks as though the secretary of state will have an involvement anyway because part of the application involves taking some Green Belt which apparently needs the sec of state's approval. Part of the airport site is already within a Green Belt Inset.
The application in question has tonight been refused by North Somerset Council.
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 23:04
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BRS Expansion

No great surprise that they rejected it. It has always been on the cards since the last local elections. BRS will get it on appeal, because the application was supported by the planning department. The planning inspector will take one look and approve it on a national level. The Councillors were told as much in the meeting tonight. The main issue for them is to demonstrate their virtue. The silent majority vote with their feet and they are using the airport. I agree that local transport and links are crying out for improvement, but that is a wider problem across Bristol where we have 1970's infrastructure trying to cope with 21st century volume.
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Old 11th Feb 2020, 05:40
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Originally Posted by bristolflyer View Post
No great surprise that they rejected it. It has always been on the cards since the last local elections. BRS will get it on appeal, because the application was supported by the planning department. The planning inspector will take one look and approve it on a national level. The Councillors were told as much in the meeting tonight. The main issue for them is to demonstrate their virtue. The silent majority vote with their feet and they are using the airport. I agree that local transport and links are crying out for improvement, but that is a wider problem across Bristol where we have 1970's infrastructure trying to cope with 21st century volume.
Although yes it's likely it'll get approved in the end it still will take a while so is definitely an opportunity for Cardiff and Exeter to attract extra flights and maybe new airlines potentially at Bristols expense.
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Old 11th Feb 2020, 13:19
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Whilst I am sympathetic to Bristol and their desire to grow beyond 10million per year is there not a case of slowing down the bigger airports such as BRS and MAN, even EDI so that the smaller airports can grow and provide better for their catchment area. If it becomes that little bit more difficult to find a flight from a larger airport this might encourage growth at smaller airports. This should result in less car journeys and at the same time spread the load of noise pollution allowing residents of the larger airports to take less of the strain. Local businesses such as hotels should also benefit if smaller airports can grow. Of course long haul from the bigger airports will continue to be the norm but maybe the smaller airports could be encouraged to have more European flights, eg CPH, ZUR, MAD etc which benefit business travellers both European and UK. As an example Lufthansa might want to expand Manchester services but if this was restricted they may be prompted to start a LBA route thereby reducing by a small margin the number of people travelling over the M62 from West Yorkshire. The same might be said of LPL, NCL , EMA, etc. all of whom lose out to MAN which continues to grow.
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Old 11th Feb 2020, 14:52
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Whilst I am sympathetic to Bristol and their desire to grow beyond 10million per year is there not a case of slowing down the bigger airports such as BRS and MAN, even EDI so that the smaller airports can grow and provide better for their catchment area. If it becomes that little bit more difficult to find a flight from a larger airport this might encourage growth at smaller airports. This should result in less car journeys and at the same time spread the load of noise pollution allowing residents of the larger airports to take less of the strain. Local businesses such as hotels should also benefit if smaller airports can grow. Of course long haul from the bigger airports will continue to be the norm but maybe the smaller airports could be encouraged to have more European flights, eg CPH, ZUR, MAD etc which benefit business travellers both European and UK. As an example Lufthansa might want to expand Manchester services but if this was restricted they may be prompted to start a LBA route thereby reducing by a small margin the number of people travelling over the M62 from West Yorkshire. The same might be said of LPL, NCL , EMA, etc. all of whom lose out to MAN which continues to grow.
For various reasons LH might be very reluctant to do as you suggest. Here are a few:-

1. Frequency of service. Business passengers demand multi-daily services, and the LH hub needs 3 services minimum per day to offer sufficient connectivity. This may not be realistic from smaller airports.

2. Better to add seats to existing routes - LH, for example would rather first add more seats to existing capacity before opening up new routes.

3. The would be an additional cost to doing so, new routes mean more operating cost, and of course the costs of developing the route

4. Environmental. All businesses today want to promote green credentials. Whilst offering services from a secondary airport may reduce emissions from surface transport, additional flights (one assumes in the LH scenario they aren't going to reduce frequency from MAN) will generate more CO2 and other gases.

Local businesses would surely like to see services from their local airport, in fact chambers of commerce will often lobby for them. Sadly, when it comes to the crunch, there isn't the business class take up and they are often viewed an nonviable, or as with BRS and BHX to Newark, proved to be so. Businesses often say one thing and do another!
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Old 11th Feb 2020, 16:41
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I entirely agree.
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