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Old 12th Sep 2016, 15:48
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Flew home last night from GIB. Just be warned if any of you are checking in bags get there early, took us 45 mins just to check in yesterday.

On a more positive note, it appears that all Monarch routs will keep the same frequency as this year, with some of the Manchester flights now operating 1 hour earlier. EasyJet's schedules have not been released yet so still waiting for news on that.
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Old 12th Sep 2016, 16:35
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Phew only 45 minutes, you were lucky! Good old Gibair.
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Old 12th Sep 2016, 16:45
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We were at the front of the queue too!
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 18:09
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runway closed

So, what was the story today then, gib runway closed, hearing bomb scare, local police stopped a Hercules taking off? What's the real story?
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Old 9th Feb 2017, 05:53
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You can read it all in the Gibraltar Chronicle, apparently a dispute over jurisdiction between the Gibraltar Police and the MoD about a person on board the aircraft. Runway closed for two hours.
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Old 11th Jul 2017, 23:31
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Pilot survey says Gibraltar is toughest runway for landings

As a Gibraltar resident I can confirm that some landings are quite hair raising!

Pilot survey says Gib is toughest runway for landings ? Gibraltar Chronicle

Just a bit of lighter hearted news than of late.
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Old 11th Jul 2017, 23:47
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Well, I would agree that Gib can be tough but tough-est?
The old Funchal was quite challenging and Innsbruck and Samedan have their own tough moments....
In fact JFK 13L off Canarsie with a southerly wind can also be tough!

But I suppose I'm really talking about 'approaches' and not 'landings' (apart from Funchal).
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mykonos in the old days pre extension? 737-200's could hack it but it was hairy
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 04:13
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Monarch have unfortunately ceased ops. There will be no repatriation flights from here, all will be from AGP.

Maybe EasyJet will pick up the LTN route? I doubt BHX will be returning as I've heard loads have been quite poor.
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 04:43
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The Gatwick flight shows as being operated by Titan from GIB.

Manchester and Birmingham from Malaga, Luton to be advised.

As a regular Manchester flyer, I hope easyJet up their frequency. From next month they reduce from 3 to 2 flights a week (Sunday & Wednesday). Monarch had 4 flights a week scheduled, so a massive drop and the loss of weekend travel with no Friday flight.
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 07:32
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According to a report in the Gibraltar Chronicle Monarch passengers amounted to 36 per cent of the total number of passengers using the airport. The local tourist industry is deep!y worried about the situation and wants an airline to pick up the routes to the UK as soon as possible. Also Titan have been using a Boeing 757 on a number of rescue flights into GiB. Must be quite a time since B757s were seen there.
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Quite a sight to see and as you say very rare..I hope I'm wrong but I can't see Jet2 piling in, as they are one of the few with suitable equipment. After all, with the motorway Malaga isn't that far these days..much better experience via Gib but..... either way that terminal isn't going to pay for itself anytime soon
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I also can't see Jet2 coming in. I believe the B738 may not be able to land here as discussed on the Monarch thread.
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 10:03
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Personally all I can see is easyJet operating from Luton, Birmingham is out due to not particularly good loadsa and Monarch were stopping there flights from there due to that fact.
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Originally Posted by paully View Post
Quite a sight to see and as you say very rare..I hope I'm wrong but I can't see Jet2 piling in, as they are one of the few with suitable equipment. After all, with the motorway Malaga isn't that far these days..much better experience via Gib but..... either way that terminal isn't going to pay for itself anytime soon
I live in Cadiz Province. Maybe you are right maybe not. I personally prefer to fly ex GIB over AGP, particularly in the summer months, simply because AGP is a nightmare for queues and delays, connections to LHR are lousy too, with only two flights a week, whereas GIB is at least daily.

I certainly hope somebody picks up the slack in GIB.
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 10:42
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GIB loses MON/OM
quite a few flights year round from a number of London airports and UK regionals - not a bad bit of business for them over the years thank you very much - shame their other routes were not as forthcoming for them.

what now?
well as discussed the 738 or MAX is not the plane for GIB so that leaves 320 ops with BA and EZY

Jet2 have 757's - yes a nice route set for them to pick up and could get them into LGW by default if they want it - same as EZY did back then by buying GBairways - that buyout is what made EZY huge at LGW and they took full advantage of it.
Then BA starts GIB again themselves (you cannot make this up)

757's have a few years left but then what for future if Jet2 do take GIB on.

what about the Gaggero's - would they try another go at GIBair/GBairways version three?
plenty of 320's and crew out there....
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 22:13
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I was wondering if Jet2 could be a possible contender for picking up the ex-MON flights into GIB

With STN, BHX, MAN being LS's biggest bases now, I could see 2-4 weekly working, with a view to adding LBA/NCL/EDI/GLA at a later date
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I wouldn't be surprised if BA add LGW-GIB back into the schedules
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When you think about it, the coal burners they would have to rely on are heading for razor blades at a rate of knots.The 757 have too much capacity for Gib. However all will depend on the views of Phil Meeson. If they can make money on the routes they will have a go, if they can't, they won't..
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