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Old 29th Aug 2018, 19:27
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Originally Posted by Barnstable View Post
Loads of Ryanair planes taking off and landing this week apparently. Presume it's pilot training.
I wouldn't say "loads of Ryanair planes"... There's been a singular 737-700 (EI-SEV) doing base training circuits. Admittedly for long hours on most days for the past few weeks. Despite it being summer, it looks like the perfect airport for it, plenty of space and clearance.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 17:14
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Further to my post 199, Hanger 3a planning application has now been approved by the council for the Childrens Air Ambulance. Work to start soon.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 17:49
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Along with an extension to the Terminal and 3 gate bridges .
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 21:36
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Have they stated where the funding is coming from for the terminal and gate bridges?
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 21:58
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Regarding these so called proposed 3 gate bridges, are we referring to Air Bridges?
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 22:33
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Originally Posted by canberra97 View Post
Regarding these so called proposed 3 gate bridges, are we referring to Air Bridges?
Yes. The request states for a mixture. So air bridges and step bridges, the latter being what are already used. They will certainly need them in use for next summer as well as to show proof that they are able to accommodate any further expansion in the near future - either from current airlines or new operators. I believe they currently have 3 step-bridge gates and one ground level gate area. So that's only 4 boarding gates with a potential of at least 5 being needed for first wave morning departures next summer alone. I don't believe Swissport have buses at DSA which would be the only alternate option. Boarding from one gate area and then busing passengers onto remote stands?
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 18:28
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July and August PAX showing not insignificant falls compared to last year. I suspect Wizz loads may be down.
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 08:47
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Originally Posted by Barnstable View Post
July and August PAX showing not insignificant falls compared to last year. I suspect Wizz loads may be down.
I suspect this is due to a reduction in BE's capacity to 2x E175 (88 pax) compared to the E195 previous years (118 pax).

Interesting as all AGP-DSA-AGP sectors I've been on between June-September this year were at 100% capacity. I can't comment on FAO/ALC/PMI.
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 12:00
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Originally Posted by Cazza_fly View Post
Yes. The request states for a mixture. So air bridges and step bridges, the latter being what are already used. They will certainly need them in use for next summer as well as to show proof that they are able to accommodate any further expansion in the near future - either from current airlines or new operators. I believe they currently have 3 step-bridge gates and one ground level gate area. So that's only 4 boarding gates with a potential of at least 5 being needed for first wave morning departures next summer alone. I don't believe Swissport have buses at DSA which would be the only alternate option. Boarding from one gate area and then busing passengers onto remote stands?
Just to clarify these are NOT airbridges, they are the same ' Gate Bridges ' albiet now wheelchair and disabled friendly with the inclusion of lifts . Im unsure if in future they can be converted to an airbridge .
The mind boggles who's idea it was to not have an airbridge on the alocated ' large aircraft stand '
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 12:09
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The mind boggles who's idea it was to not have an airbridge on the allocated ' large aircraft stand '
Whoever was paying for it? How many large (pax!) aircraft does DSA get?
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 12:53
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Originally Posted by MDS View Post
I suspect this is due to a reduction in BE's capacity to 2x E175 (88 pax) compared to the E195 previous years (118 pax).

Interesting as all AGP-DSA-AGP sectors I've been on between June-September this year were at 100% capacity. I can't comment on FAO/ALC/PMI.
This of course has had an impact, however the largest decrease has come from Wizzair. This is with the loss of 2x weekly SOF, the closure of LUZ and KSC bases and a return to the A320 vs A321 on the GDN route. On top of this, the weekly TCX A321 route to PMI didn't operate this year either. The decrease was mitigated slightly by additional TUI holiday flights and new destinations. Although i do think many of these flights could have seen higher load factors and were probably impacted slightly on this by the good weather here in the UK.

Although lots can change, next summers schedule could possibly be the busiest ever for DSA. Wizzair has new routes to BUD and DEB as well increased frequencies on many existing routes, namely KTW which is going daily for most part of this period at the moment. TUI with a 3rd based 737 aircraft and a weekly 787 flight to SFB. Then there's Flybe who will release their "finalised" summer 19 schedule in the next few weeks. There's definitely a few gaps im the schedule to fill with a new route or additional frequencies on an existing route(s) if they see fit.
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 15:01
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
Whoever was paying for it? How many large (pax!) aircraft does DSA get?
Next year a 787 and they do get TUI 767 so those would be better served by an airbridge.
Plus the airport by its own admission is chasing long haul .
So logic might be to have an Airbridge .
Based on the chicken and egg theory .
If that makes sense .
Besides they wouldn't be making these changes if they weren't a prerequisite for some airlines ..
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Old 4th Oct 2018, 21:09
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It's looking likely that another scheduled cargo contract could be in the offing in the not too distant future.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 19:13
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New CEO?

So anyone dynamic lined up to replace Steven Gill?
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 12:20
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TUI adding/reinstating Cancun weekly from Summer 2020 on the 787, this in addition to the weekly Sanford for 2019.

Just Puerto Plata and then its as good as 2008.
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 13:30
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TUI 787 visiting on Nov 8th inbound from AGP at 22:40.

TUI7483 can't find any info as to why. No information on outbound sector.
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 16:41
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Originally Posted by MDS View Post
TUI 787 visiting on Nov 8th inbound from AGP at 22:40.

TUI7483 can't find any info as to why. No information on outbound sector.
It's the end of a TUI/Marella cruise season and it will be bringing pax back to the UK. Nothing more. There is no outbound flight other than the normal service on the 737. The aircraft will reposition back to another base after arrival more than likely.
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Old 21st Nov 2018, 12:42
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New Kraków services with Wizz air announced 3 times weekly effective 2 May 2019. Pretty strong offering now from DSA. Good vote of confdience in the airport. Amazes me that Ryanair doesn’t see any use for a base here.
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Old 21st Nov 2018, 13:48
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LBA offers flights to Krakow as well as Gdansk, Warsaw etc, plus many more routes. I cannot see Ryanair starting anything again out of DSA for the foreseeable future.
Depending on how Brexit works out it might be that Wizzair cut back some flights.
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Old 21st Nov 2018, 15:03
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Given DSAs improving fortunes across commercial, freight and GA, I am surprised to hear that it continues to haemorrhage millions per year. The claim by DTVA that the reason for that airport axing charter flights was down to them having to subsidise said flights to the tune of £10k per rotation was largely ridiculed, but it seems DSA is living proof that the theory is correct

I hope things continue to improve for you guys!
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