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Old 5th Mar 2020, 15:32
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Currently three EasyJet aircraft scheduled for LGW squawking 7700. One just arrived STN, another en route and third holding near MIdhurst.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 15:33
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Aircraft now on approach
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 15:39
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Fuel emergency for them?
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 19:32
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Gatwick North Terminal closed UFN.

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-a9430276.html
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 21:18
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Originally Posted by HeathrowAirport View Post
Not a shock as was in airport 2 days ago, dropping someone friends off who heading to Romania, we had lots of time so ventured to North Terminal, Ghost Town is what it resembled. Crazy world at the moment.
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 19:26
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Am I reading latest NOTAM update correctly, CAT10 cover only from 13:00 to 21:00 from April 1?
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 21:16
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Hearing that all BA LGW flights to be suspended
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 00:48
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Gatwick down to four departures today. Toronto (TS), Guernsey (GR), Dublin (FR) and Bucharest (W6)
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 11:12
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Even Edinburgh has more! (3 LHR, 1 each to Dublin, AMS and Warsaw)
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 11:16
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Luton has a daily average of 11 return flights a day so is now London’s second busiest airport and probably the UK’s third.

(edit) Some fool has commented that I am celebrating this fact. Far from it, I find it shocking and depressing.

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Old 31st Mar 2020, 12:39
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That will upset the NIMBEYs saying it is UK third busiest airport!
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Old 3rd Apr 2020, 17:35
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One of the main operators at LGW this week is pulling out till June. How many daily flights does that leave?

https://guernseypress.com/news/2020/...he-end-of-may/
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 08:35
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How many slots does Norwegian have at Gatwick? Just thinking about if they failed who would be in a queue to take them and what impact that would have on other London Airports. I would also imagine other airlines will give up some of their slots as well in the general contraction.
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 10:41
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So who would be interested in Norwegian slots?
1. Easyjet? Doesn’t like as though they will want more slots, especially as they will be smaller in fleet size. Could move their Stansted and perhaps Luton ops down?
2. Virgin? Have not shown any intention of expanding Gatwick ops, concentrating on Manchester expansion outside London. Would they sell Heathrow slots to raise much needed funds and move some routes back to Gatwick? Will the pre-virus Gatwick operation survive anyway and even Virgin itself!.
3. British Airways? They were quick to concentrate all their London flights to Heathrow, they may decide this make sense in the long term. Another option would be to concentrate any surviving Gatwick operations onto Vueling?
4. TUI? May have an aircraft resourcing issue with Max8 delays?
5. WIZZ ? Looks as though they are keen on expanding Gatwick operations but with Brexit can they attract more Eastern European pax or would they move more flights from say Luton?
6. Finally, my dark horse, Ryanair! Lots of aircraft orders still and an ideal opportunity to create a large base at Gatwick! Been operating for years but no real expansion or perhaps large slot availability until now!
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 11:06
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Looking ahead I can see Gatwick taking some of the smaller foreign carriers from the likes of Stansted and Wizz finally getting a foothold into Gatwick at the expense of Luton assuming they are still around.
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 11:13
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I do not think Slot availability will be a big issue at Airports for a while. Airlines will not be doing for example 10 return flights a day to X destination when reality is they are at 50% capacity.

We will be in a new normality at the end of this, so going back to where we were in February will not be happening.

Airlines will not be trying to hold onto and pay for slots if they cannot use them for a year, especially when lots of current airlines will not exist going forward.
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 11:42
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Originally Posted by racedo View Post
I do not think Slot availability will be a big issue at Airports for a while. Airlines will not be doing for example 10 return flights a day to X destination when reality is they are at 50% capacity.

We will be in a new normality at the end of this, so going back to where we were in February will not be happening.

Airlines will not be trying to hold onto and pay for slots if they cannot use them for a year, especially when lots of current airlines will not exist going forward.

spot on I think itís a fight for survival for at least the next 12-18 months before any kind of expansion by anyone Iím expecting most will reduce once flying is allowed again
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 12:01
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" once flying is allowed again" it hasn't stopped - its just at low levels - and now starting to expand again
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 12:23
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
" once flying is allowed again" it hasn't stopped - its just at low levels - and now starting to expand again
With all due respect old chap 99.999% of the UK pop'n cannot fly now, nor in the foreseeable....FCO advise against all non-essential travel abroad - No one is going on Hols nor going away on VFR nor on business trips....Half the World will not let Brits in anyway without a big fuss.

Flying airplanes has almost stopped dead in its tracks let alone low levels.

Gatwick is a ghost town. the only major flying is Cargo jets right now.
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 12:56
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Great answer rog747, we must also not forget that anyone wanting to fly will most likely have no travel insurance cover because of the government restriction.
This restriction is unlikely in my opinion to be removed before the end of the summer.
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