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Old 28th Nov 2017, 12:53
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Agreed, there's presently no point in them using DSA, unless they run out of capacity at LBA.

Is that even a remote possibility? I hear that LBA can get very over-run at peak times and passengers can spend up to 90 mins trying to get out of the place, so I imagine it's going to be difficult to keep adding capacity there.
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Old 28th Nov 2017, 14:58
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Originally Posted by LBIA View Post
I think TCX have pulled out operating charter flights from DSA. They are though still taking Holiday bookings to Majorca using Flybe and TUi flights into PMI.
I don't recall having read this anywhere?

PS - I'm surprised to note that Sheffield Arena has been renamed FlyDSA Arena.

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Old 28th Nov 2017, 15:13
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Airlines/Tour Operators make a big show when they put on new routes. When they drop one, they never make a sound.
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Old 28th Nov 2017, 18:25
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Please can we use LBA/DSA
the young members may not have a glue!
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Old 28th Nov 2017, 18:28
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Oh your still at it aren't you but this time with a more balanced statement but the undertones are still clearly obvious.

Strange to see you here on a Tuesday I thought it was only Sundays that you posted on PPRuNe!
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 02:30
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There's already 1 main airport for North East England anyway...Newcastle
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 07:27
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Ahhh, but that's not a Yorkshire airport........
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 08:07
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And Yorkshire isn’t in the NE.
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Old 29th Nov 2017, 08:24
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DSA has great facilities that should attract more airlines once their current contracts are due for renewal. I think the days of the Northern airports having to give airlines loss making deal to base aircraft at their airports will become a thing of the past now AMP own NCL and LBA.

Northern area airports / (Owners) / Runway Length in feet.

North West
Manchester Airport (Manchester Airports Group) 10,000ft
Liverpool Airport (Peel Group 80%) 7,500ft

North East
Newcastle Airport (NIAL GROUP LIMITED which is 49% owned by AMP Capital) 7,641ft
Durham Tees Valley Airport (Peel Group 89%) 7,516ft

Yorkshire Humberside

Leeds Bradford Airport (AMP Capital) 7,382ft
Humberside Airport (Bristow Aviation Holding Limited) 7,205ft
Doncaster Sheffield Airport (Peel Group) 9,491ft
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Old 30th Nov 2017, 11:35
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Flybe is axing TXL on 8th June, and will be replaced by x4 weekly flights to BHD from 15th June.
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Old 1st Dec 2017, 13:40
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The lack of choice at this time of year is poor, I mean only 5/6 flights on a Wednesday!

I was surprised Flybe never picked up the Geneva route from DSA as previously operated by Thomsonfly and Easyjet.
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Old 1st Dec 2017, 14:44
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TOM1747 that would be a welcome readdition as long as they had a decent arrival time unlike last year's Chambery which got you in well after dark with no public transport available.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 19:56
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Yes, isn't it amazing that when a route is axed, not a sound is made by anyone - but "new" routes are announced from the rooftops. It's a shame about Berlin, that's one I thought might do OK given Berlin's large population.

A few locals like me are willing to pay more to fly into DSA but I think that most in the catchment area are still unwilling to pay what is often an extra 50-odd quid when cheaper options exist at either MAN, EMA or LBA. Certainly applies in Sheffield, where income levels are generally pretty low and EMA by road or MAN by train are pretty easy journeys.

The second stage of the link road will open shortly which will bring it right to the airport's doorstep. I'm sure that within the catchment area there's plenty of people who would be willing to pay for the convenience of DSA - but haven't used it yet. Word of mouth is that people who use it once always want to use it again. Barring another major financial meltdown, I think the airport has a decent future.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 20:46
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Link road hit a milestone this weekend. First Roundabout opened. Actual road still under construction..
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 21:52
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Yes, I think I read that the closure of the Parrot's Corner roundabout last weekend, put the link road out of action, leading to major diversions - and a reminder of what access used to be like.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 10:07
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As much as I cant stand the airline, I am surprised Ryanair havent made a return, Pisa, Girona, Tenerife South, Alicante etc.

TUI again, I thought they might have offered the return of the long haul once things had got better.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 11:28
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Might the Flybe agreement preclude the likes of Ryan Air from operating out of DSA?
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 14:08
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Might the Flybe agreement preclude the likes of Ryan Air from operating out of DSA?
Ryanair will not do anything till contacts are up at nearby airports.
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Old 14th Dec 2017, 17:38
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Both TUI and Flybe have flights from Alicante to DSA, and both are generally very expensive. However, I can see that the TUI one-way flights to DSA on Dec 23 and 26 are now just 39 quid. FlyBe, on the other hand, is keeping its prices sky high. Virtually all FlyBe's one-ways are way over 100 quid, and the prices don't even seem to change during the "summer sale" which starts in March. It seems like TUI is willing to drop its prices at the last minute to fill its planes, but FlyBe isn't. It's a popular route, but with Ryanair flying ALC - EMA for peanuts, I can't see FlyBe's pricing policy as being sustainable.
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 07:06
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TUI's fare policy is a tried and tested model that is standard for package operators, why would it be unsustainable? My beef is with FlyBe, who are charging about 100 quid more to fly DSA-ALC than Ryanair from EMA. I'd probably pay an extra 40 quid to fly into DSA but not 100.

Catchment area isn't the problem for DSA, its getting more of those living in the catchment area to use the airport when, in cases such as ALC, FAR cheaper options exist down the road.
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