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Old 20th Aug 2019, 21:32
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Originally Posted by BAladdy View Post
Level are dropping there flights to Vienna from 30th August

Wien: Anisec stellt London-Gatwick ein - Austrian Aviation Net
Listed elsewhere as a temporary suspension until October? Seems a bit odd. I suspect its a goner.
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 23:41
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Level is on sale from the end of October again.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 00:07
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Originally Posted by Seljuk22 View Post
Air China to launch PVG starting November with 4 weekly flights and A359 operating
No doubt their usual season or two whilst finding slots at Heathrow. Interesting anyway, I would’ve thought they’d rather send Chengdu back to Gatwick and use the LHR slots for Shanghai.

In other news, China Eastern are going daily to Gatwick from the Winter season. So Gatwick will now have 11x weekly flights to PVG.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 21:19
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Originally Posted by Vokes55 View Post


No doubt their usual season or two whilst finding slots at Heathrow. Interesting anyway, I would’ve thought they’d rather send Chengdu back to Gatwick and use the LHR slots for Shanghai.

In other news, China Eastern are going daily to Gatwick from the Winter season. So Gatwick will now have 11x weekly flights to PVG.
Be interesting to see the loads on those....
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 04:59
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Vueling are increasing the frequency on there CDG service from 18 to 29 x weekly from 22nd September
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 15:32
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Wizzair starting Krakow from 23rd Feb 20, daily. They are slowly building at Lgw.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 02:04
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Warsaw is the destination that Gatwick really needs from them
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Old 7th Sep 2019, 22:15
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ondon Gatwick Airport has opened a new facility for travellers arriving from the UK and Ireland which it says will allow a faster and more convenient exit.

The route through the South Terminal will see passengers disembark the aircraft from a jetty or steps and head straight into the terminal building.

Previously, arrivals from parts of the UK, the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland had to be coached from their aircraft to a special baggage reclaim area to ensure segregation from international passengers, in line with immigration policies.

A new dedicated baggage reclaim belt has also been installed.
Basically just going back to the old gates that Ryanair used to have before they were moved about. At least now roof is not leaking (ok wasn't raining so assume it doesn't) and place has been refurbed.
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 11:08
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"disembark the aircraft from a jetty or steps "

that's not progress with winter just around the corner..................
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 11:52
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
"disembark the aircraft from a jetty or steps "

that's not progress with winter just around the corner..................
No different that what Ryanair passengers have been doing for 30 plus years.

A billion passengers have done it now with them.
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 11:03
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Hi all, Hope everyone is well. New to PPRuNe, Deeply saddened to hear of TC's recent demise, my thoughts go out to all affected, especially the crew, I hope you all manage to find yourselves in employment again very soon. It will certainly be odd no longer seeing their a/c at LGW, I wonder if this will allow QR to move down to the South terminal to be closer to One world/BA? As zone D in check is now unoccupied.
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 10:51
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Drones - real or imaginary?

https://www.bbc.com/news/england

Police investigating a drone attack at Gatwick Airport say they are no closer to finding the people responsible.

Flights were suspended for 30 hours after the drone sightings in December, causing chaos for 140,000 passengers. Sussex Police said they received 129 separate reports of drone activity at the time, with 109 from "credible witnesses" including a pilot and airport police.

The force say they have ruled out 96 people of interest. Without new information coming to light, there are "no further realistic lines of inquiry at this time", police added.

In July a senior officer said they believed two drones were simultaneously used in the attack. The incident was not deemed terror-related and there is no evidence to suggest it was either state-sponsored, campaign or interest-group led. No further arrests have been made.

The criminal investigation by Sussex Police, with support from national expertise, has identified, researched and ruled out 96 people "of interest". The policing operation and subsequent investigation has cost £790,000 and is not expected to increase further, with the bulk of the cost relating to the operational police response.

Through corroborated witness statements, it is believed the offender, or multiple offenders, had detailed knowledge of the airport. Witness statements show activity happened in "groupings" across the three days on 12 separate occasions, varying in length from between seven and 45 minutes. On six of these occasions, witnesses clearly saw two drones operating simultaneously.

Sussex Police's Assistant Chief Constable Dave Miller said: "This was an unprecedented set of circumstances for all agencies involved at a time when the police and the Government were at the early stages of assessing domestic counter drone technology.

"Equipment was quickly installed using both military and private assets to bring it to a conclusion and allow the airport to reopen. Measures now available have strengthened our capability to respond to and investigate a similar incident in the future."

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mass hysteria I suspect - i was in an office at LGW that day and the weather was foul with stuff blowing all over the place.......

no=one has ever claimed responsibility - not even anonymously - an they have no clues....
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 17:54
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BA LGW AYT for S20, GIB and LIG Limoges dropped
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Old 17th Oct 2019, 23:11
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W19/20 Long Haul Summary

Usual summary, let me know of any changes or corrections! Small reduction overall, mostly due to Thomas Cook no longer being around. Everything else seems quite consistent.

Air China

Shanghai (New) - 3 weekly 359 (from 02/11)

Air Transat

Toronto - 7 weekly 321N

British Airways - 14x 772 based

Antigua - 7 weekly
Barbados - 12 weekly
Bermuda - 5 weekly
Cancun - 5 weekly
Cape Town - 3 weekly
Grenada - 2 weekly (via UVF)
Kingston - 3 weekly
Las Vegas - 3 weekly
Male - 3 weekly
Mauritius - 5 weekly
New York JFK - 7 weekly (Pauses 13/01-10/02)
Orlando - 7 weekly
Port of Spain - 5 weekly (via UVF)
Providenciales - 2 weekly (via ANU)
Punta Cana - 4 weekly
St Kitts - 2 weekly (via ANU)
St Lucia - 7 weekly
San Jose de Costa Rica - 3 weekly
Tampa - 6 weekly
Tobago - 2 weekly (via ANU)

Cathay Pacific

Hong Kong - 7 weekly 359

China Airlines

Taipei - 4 weekly 359

China Eastern Airlines

Shanghai - 7 weekly 332

Emirates

Dubai - 21 weekly 388

Iraqi Airways

Baghdad - 1 weekly 738/320
Sulaymaniyah - 1 weekly 738/320

Jazeera Airways

Kuwait City (New) - 7 weekly 320N (from 27/10)

Norwegian Long Haul - 11x 789 based (?)

Boston - 7 weekly
Buenos Aires - 5 weekly
Los Angeles - 7 weekly
Miami - 7 weekly
New York JFK - 18-21 weekly
Orlando - 5 weekly
Rio de Janeiro - 4 weekly
San Francisco - 4 weekly
Tampa - 2-3 weekly

Qatar Airways

Doha - 17 weekly 788/77W/359

Rwandair

Kigali - 3 weekly 332/333 (via BRU)

TUI - 3x 789, 1x 788 based (?)

Barbados - 3 weekly 787
Boa Vista - 4 weekly 752
Cancun - 3-4 weekly 787
Goa - 2 weekly 787
Langkwai - 0.5 weekly 787
Liberia - 1 weekly 787
Los Cabos (New) - 1 weekly 787 (starts 14/11)
Mauritius - 1 weekly 787
Montego Bay - 3-4 weekly 787
Phu Quoc - 1 weekly 787
Phuket - 1 weekly 787
Punta Cana - 2 weekly 787
Sal - 3 weekly 752
St Lucia - 1 weekly 787
U-Tapao - 0.5 weekly 787

Virgin Atlantic Airways - 3x 744, 2x 332 based

Antigua - 4 weekly 332
Barbados - 7-9 weekly 744/332
Grenada - 2 weekly 332 (via UVF)
Havana - 2 weekly 332
Montego Bay - 3 weekly 744
Orlando - 7-10 weekly 744
St Lucia - 5 weekly 332
Tobago - 2 weekly 332 (via UVF)

Westjet

Calgary - 3-4 weekly 789
Toronto - 7 weekly 789

Summary:

Average weekly departures = 277-296 (281-307.5 last winter)
Average daily departures = 40-42 (40-44 last winter)

Busiest Routes:

New York JFK - 18-28 weekly
Barbados - 22-24 weekly
Orlando - 19-22 weekly
Dubai - 21 weekly
Doha - 17 weekly
Toronto - 14 weekly
St Lucia - 13 weekly
Antigua - 11 weekly
Shanghai - 10 weekly
Tampa - 8-9 weekly
Cancun - 8 weekly

Largest Airlines -

British Airways - 73-80 weekly departures
Norwegian - 59-63 weekly departures
Virgin Atlantic - 28-33 weekly departures
TUI - 27-28 weekly departures
Emirates - 21 weekly departures
Qatar Airways - 17 weekly departures

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Old 18th Oct 2019, 07:22
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Thanks adfly. However I believe the weekly departures for BA nearer to 80 rather than 71.
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 08:51
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A couple of minor points on the long-haul schedule:

Despite what several sites show (including the ACL slot allocations), Iraqi Airways' operation is A320 only. They cannot use their B738s on flights to the EU

The Norwegian long-haul network is operated by Norwegian Air UK, not Norwegian Long Haul. That AOC was surrendered a while back.
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 16:51
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Norwegian taking over the old Thomas Cook crew room in Ashdown house. No more crew briefings in Costa
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 23:10
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post

Listed elsewhere as a temporary suspension until October? Seems a bit odd. I suspect its a goner.
Actually sir, you are mistaken.
It will be the old Monarch crew room.
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Old 20th Oct 2019, 15:24
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CX at LGW

Does anyone know when (or if) Cathay are likely to upgauge their LGW-HKG route to the A351? From what I've seen, the route has been incredibly popular since CX's return to LGW, going from 4/weekly to daily in just 8 months, and having spoken with cabin crew, the flight always seems full, even outside holiday season. MAN has already seen the A351, so I can't see why LGW won't be seeing it. Also, are there any plans to expand the route beyond the current daily service? Given the recent political situation in HKG, I appreciate it that CX may wish to hold off expansion, but I don't see why LGW shouldn't be able to support a double daily service to HKG further down the line.
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Old 20th Oct 2019, 16:50
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From what I've seen.....having spoken with cabin crew
And based on figures/stats does that equate to hard facts of 'full' ?
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