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Old 8th Oct 2020, 20:04
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Ten of the thirteen new routes have been put back to mid December starts, although in reality I doubt the base will get into full swing until restrictions are lifted, which could be a long long time yet.

Also, with the last TUI flights this month, there will only be a handful of weekly departures with the current schedule. I'm not sure how feasible it is keeping the terminal running through the winter on that schedule.
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 20:39
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Originally Posted by TimmyW View Post
Ten of the thirteen new routes have been put back to mid December starts, although in reality I doubt the base will get into full swing until restrictions are lifted, which could be a long long time yet.

Also, with the last TUI flights this month, there will only be a handful of weekly departures with the current schedule. I'm not sure how feasible it is keeping the terminal running through the winter on that schedule.
It will be feasible the same way they managed this summer.

Stop reading the S** and listening to Talkradio.
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 20:47
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Have to ask but is ď TimmyW ď related to ď RW20 ď from
Southampton ?
You sound just like his little brother !!!
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 20:47
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And where is Wizz UK's maintenance base for B checks and above, at which UK airport?



All mechanical appliances need some TLC from time time, to neglect aircraft of maintenance is a false economy.
Plenty of airlines donít carry out maintenance in their home country. BA carries out A380 work in Manila! There are loads more examples.
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 20:48
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Originally Posted by egcntristar View Post
It will be feasible the same way they managed this summer.

Stop reading the S** and listening to Talkradio.
You mean when the terminal was closed?
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 21:05
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You mean when the terminal was closed?
You can read then.

If it needs to be closed it will be on certain days, if not it won't. It will be a business decision again same as every other airport.
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 21:12
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You can read then.

If it needs to be closed it will be on certain days, if not it won't. It will be a business decision again same as every other airport.
A lot will depend on what this government task force will do. Anything other than loosening restrictions will mean another very tough year in 2021. Unfortunately, I see next summer being pretty much identical to this
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 22:15
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A lot will depend on what this government task force will do. Anything other than loosening restrictions will mean another very tough year in 2021. Unfortunately, I see next summer being pretty much identical to this
You keep saying this, but the Covid issue is so fluid that actions of the past 7 months have purely been reactionary risk mitigation due to lack of knowledge. Restrictions simply cannot continue indefinitely, not just for the sake of the aviation industry but the economy and wellbeing of the population in general.

Assuming a vaccine isnít forthcoming, then depending on the continued virulence of Covid, more cost effective and rapid testing is likely to be a high focus for development.

Hoping for positive developments next year with a return to growth generally by Summer 21. Wizzair U.K. are good to go and simply waiting for a relaxation in restrictions.
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 23:19
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A lot will depend on what this government task force will do. Anything other than loosening restrictions will mean another very tough year in 2021. Unfortunately, I see next summer being pretty much identical to this
TimmyW can you just stop being so pessimistic

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Old 9th Oct 2020, 06:17
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You keep saying this, but the Covid issue is so fluid that actions of the past 7 months have purely been reactionary risk mitigation due to lack of knowledge. Restrictions simply cannot continue indefinitely, not just for the sake of the aviation industry but the economy and wellbeing of the population in general.

Assuming a vaccine isnít forthcoming, then depending on the continued virulence of Covid, more cost effective and rapid testing is likely to be a high focus for development.

Hoping for positive developments next year with a return to growth generally by Summer 21. Wizzair U.K. are good to go and simply waiting for a relaxation in restrictions.

Testing at airports would be a big help but unfortunately the cost factor would not be appealing to the majority.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 06:51
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Testing at airports would be a big help but unfortunately the cost factor would not be appealing to the majority.
Youíre making judgements based on cost per head as of now - and credited your source as the Sun! Tests are in development to reduce both the cost and time to result. I find it hard to believe that movement will not have happened on this before next summer, given the incentives to do so.. Not to mention that history tells us pandemics do have a shelf life, one way or another this will pass.

My concerns longer term are how the Government are likely to confront climate change and the fallout from brexit. Perhaps the apparent reluctance to offer assurance to airlines is borne out of these factors..
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 08:16
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To think this will be set up to run an meaningful summer schedule next year is very wishful thinking.

How do the likes of TUI and Wizz (DSAs only operators) plan to offer flights for next summer when the chances are the flights won't operate?
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 08:49
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To think this will be set up to run an meaningful summer schedule next year is very wishful thinking.

How do the likes of TUI and Wizz (DSAs only operators) plan to offer flights for next summer when the chances are the flights won't operate?
Im sure they are trying to plan for any eventuality now Timmy, as will most businesses in the country. And this is the problem, they arenít getting any reliable guidance at this time. However, short of having a service sector solely dominated by supermarkets and Amazon next year, something will have to give in the coming months - so chances are you are wrong again. Itís still less than seven months since the country entered into lockdown, there are a further seven months until the summer season restarts..

Itís not just the aviation sector that would be screwed if the lack of direction currently seen continues, but itís quite apparent that demand for overseas travel is strong in spite of the virus, confidence is being eroded through the quarantine rules and constantly shifting goal posts. Sort that out and things should improve. Have a bit of empathy at least for those that are being affected by all of this.
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