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Old 10th Feb 2018, 11:50
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11 aircraft for Norwegian short haul (NAI/NUK) this Summer, the same amount as last year but without the spare aircraft. They had a number of delays two years ago, mainly due to crew shortages (predominantly cabin crew), which is why they kept a spare in 2017 and punctuality certainly improved.

Still a few gaps in the schedule that'll probably be filled before the start of the season.
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 18:02
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Isn’t that eleven aircarft for D8, “Nortrans”, the Irish registered operation? There’s only ever been one UK registered 737. Or are there more going onto become G-?
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 23:51
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Ten for NAI (EI-reg), one for NUK (G-reg). However the NUK aircraft operates using the D8 code and 'Nortrans' callsign, but with a separate crew set from the NAI operation (but on the same terms/conditions as NAI). All very complicated.

I believe the single G-reg 737 operation was simply an AOC 'sitter'. Now that the entire LGW based long haul operation is moving to NUK, I'd imagine G-NRWY could return to the Irish register. But with Brexit around the corner, who knows.
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 14:59
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Anyone know how many aircraft (aprox) will be based by EZY at LGW this summer?
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 14:55
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More expansion to come from Norwegian.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...ss-travellers/
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 19:48
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Aeroflot/Rossiya

Aeroflot/Rossiya introduces Gatwick -St Petersburg

Flights begin 25th March.
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 19:58
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I believe its 63 or so
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 20:55
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That’s a blast from the past! When did that flight cease? I remember their TU154s setting off at a similar time to the Belavia 134. I miss the noise!
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 22:14
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I have feeling it was 2011?

Booking system shows a boring a319.
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 22:18
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St Petersburg.

Seems to be daily and using the slots from the transferred Moscow service. A319.

Wonder which Lgw management would prefer, Moscow or St Petersburg?
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 23:16
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They don't care. The take off and landing fees are the same.
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 00:42
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I was thinking the same question regardless of the fact that ''the take off and landing fees are the same''!

It's good to see St Petersburg return to the Gatwick destination list but Moscow being the capital city of Russia surely that's a more prestigious route for the airports portfolio but non the less at least with this announcement the airport retains the presence of another major flag carrier as in Aeroflot.
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 07:38
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Well actually there would be a preference with ANY slot as to destination..

The airport/s take more income from the pax thru the terminal stores than money from the landing fee..

With a slide rule the management & retail are fully aware of income from each & every flight..

The pax mix between the two cities mentioned would be anyway very different I would imagine..
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 09:49
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With a slide rule the management & retail are fully aware of income from each & every flight..
I hope it’s a little more sophisticated than 30cm plastic!
Only a minority of Gatwick’s business would be “prestige”, HKG maybe, but the rest is mainly leisure and skewed towards point to point. Prestige doesn’t always help the bottom line, BA used to be a “prestige” carrier at LGW and never made a penny in that business model.
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 10:23
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I have always wondered on this point, business pax vs leisure pax, who spends the most. It has always been stated that leisure pax don't spend much in airports, yet any time I pass through Lgw, the bars etc are full. So does this idea hold true? The prices in the bars etc are the same regardless of who is buying.
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 10:58
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Very true. I flew from Gatwick North Sunday before last and there was a queue for Caviar House, couldn’t get served in the time I had. All outlets were extremely busy.
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 11:45
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It has always been stated that leisure pax don't spend much in airports,
Thought it was the other way round and business pax buy nowt?
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 18:59
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Aeroflot don't appear to have any A319s.
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 21:05
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True, but irrelevant.
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 21:07
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Operated by Rossiya
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