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Old 14th Mar 2020, 13:11
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Originally Posted by TimmyW View Post
If they close the base, then the airport would not be viable as a commercial concern.
True and the same can possibly be said for the likes of EXT/CWL/BOH/NWI.

As mentioned, even EDI (large airport who don't rely largely on any one airline) are expecting massive consequences.
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Old 14th Mar 2020, 13:34
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Originally Posted by ROC10 View Post
True and the same can possibly be said for the likes of EXT/CWL/BOH/NWI.

As mentioned, even EDI (large airport who don't rely largely on any one airline) are expecting massive consequences.
Seems to be a lot of people wanting this place to fail.

I work at the airport, and I can say after the last few days we are all expecting the worse. The management are usually very positive but even they believe this will be the final straw.

​​​​​Very sad, but I guess this is an unprecedented situation.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 10:49
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Originally Posted by Davidiansmith View Post
Seems to be a lot of people wanting this place to fail.

I work at the airport, and I can say after the last few days we are all expecting the worse. The management are usually very positive but even they believe this will be the final straw.

​​​​​Very sad, but I guess this is an unprecedented situation.
Of course I donít want the airport to fail...

Posting about the reality of the situation doesnít mean I want it to happen.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 14:23
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Originally Posted by Davidiansmith View Post
Seems to be a lot of people wanting this place to fail.

I work at the airport, and I can say after the last few days we are all expecting the worse. The management are usually very positive but even they believe this will be the final straw.

​​​​​Very sad, but I guess this is an unprecedented situation.
Best of luck.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 21:13
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Cargo will still be flown, probably on passenger aircraft, simply as the freight capacity being decimated from passenger airline cancellations.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 12:19
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so, so sorry to hear this - it's truly awful. I'm sure that unfortunately a similar situation will happen at many of our regional airports. I'm just a passenger (mainly at SOU), so for me it's just an inconvenience, for the guys involved in keeping these airports running over the last few years I'd like to say a huge 'thank you', and my thoughts are with you. Good luck to every one and let's hope for better news soon.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 16:04
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Wizz 803 (G WUKI) Positioning in from Luton........is this to operate a flight or storage ?
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 16:11
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Wizz 803 (G WUKI) Positioning in from Luton........is this to operate a flight or storage ?
Joining KK and KH for storage.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 10:12
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Originally Posted by Davidiansmith View Post
The majority of staff have now been put on leave. We've been told to think of ourselves and find alternative employment if we can.

All of the food and drink outlets have closed, terminal is being prepared to be moth balled and a security firm coming in to look after the place for the short term.

The odd flight is still scheduled to operate, and some staff will be paid an hourly rate for the time needed to cover these flights.

Not sure what the long term plan is at this stage.
the airport has said elsewhere.

We'd like to clarify the situation re this forum post. We can confirm the Aviation industry globally is facing significant challenges and we are currently working hard on our business continuity plans with our people are at the forefront of those plans. The terminal building and runway are fully operational. As per our statement yesterday, there has been disruption to flights at DSA - as is the case at all UK Airports but none of the Airport's staff have been put on leave. Furthermore, there is no member of staff across the airport with the name of the forum contributor. Please follow our official social media channels for updates.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 12:52
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Originally Posted by Davidiansmith View Post
Seems to be a lot of people wanting this place to fail.

I work at the airport, and I can say after the last few days we are all expecting the worse. The management are usually very positive but even they believe this will be the final straw.

​​​​​Very sad, but I guess this is an unprecedented situation.
Its very depressing people throwing doom at this airport so frequently .
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Old 20th Mar 2020, 06:49
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Flight radar 24 is showing a Magma 747 heading into Doncaster. Would this be correct?
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Old 20th Mar 2020, 06:55
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Flight radar 24 is showing a Magma 747 heading into Doncaster. Would this be correct?
Yes, there is a 3 x weekly freight service covered by Magma/Astral 747 and WGA MD11.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 10:14
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DSA seems to be reasonably busy with it's cargo business, based aircraft and maintenance contractors.

My theory is they will have a lower cost base than the larger airports, and while bleeding from the temporary loss of passengers, it might not be the stab in the heart that other regional airports have suffered, especially with the estate to service the large cargo operators.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 11:16
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Think it's to do with having regular widebody freighters continuing to operate, so had the resources to handle the additional freight traffic whereas many other regional airports didn't
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Old 23rd May 2020, 11:30
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I see current 767F on ground arrival from Almaty. Just out of interest what do we import from Kazakhstan into DSA?
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Old 23rd May 2020, 12:13
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Originally Posted by G-FORZ View Post
I see current 767F on ground arrival from Almaty. Just out of interest what do we import from Kazakhstan into DSA?
Came from Xian with a stop on the way. Lots of recent Russian 777 visitors coming from China via home stops in Moscow.

Also good to see the scheduled cargo services getting a recent permanent frequency uplift.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 14:20
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Originally Posted by G-FORZ View Post
I see current 767F on ground arrival from Almaty. Just out of interest what do we import from Kazakhstan into DSA?
PPE probably
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Old 24th May 2020, 11:10
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UN warehouse I believe close by, storage for humanitarian relief and probable PPE?
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Old 24th May 2020, 12:04
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I'm sure I read on another thread that these flights actually originate in China but stop in Kazakhstan.
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Old 24th May 2020, 13:22
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I'm sure I read on another thread that these flights actually originate in China but stop in Kazakhstan.
It was at post #407 above.
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