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Old 19th Oct 2017, 00:19
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The new owners AMP Capital have issued a press release on its own website regards its acquisition of Leeds/Bradford Airport from Bridgepoint Capital. It looks to be the same one as issued on the airports own website.
No official figures have been released, but sources say they have paid somewhere between £200-220 million

https://www.ampcapital.com/site-asse...adford-airport
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 07:44
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Literally a third of the passengers that could and should and will be being moved from the main airport for Yorkshire [if situated and connected properly].

If this site is not a housing estate between 10 and 20 years I'll eat my underpants! Just keep watching in this region.
Does that mean the other 2/3 of the 4m pax that use LBA would still use it. Still a lot of people IMO. As you elegently point out in previous posts, the leakage to other airports is real, just not to this scale. People will just use the cheapest and closest airport to them, thats why bucket 'n' spade works at LBA and other destinations work well from MAN.

As for being a housing estate, even if LBA did shut down, i doubt this would be the case. If it does, begsy the 4 bed detatched over the A658 bridge
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 09:36
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Well undercrackers or not, looks like his Church Fenton can has just been kicked even further down a very long road
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 10:16
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Well you better tell the new owners AMP Capital that the doing something right up at LBA. As it's broke 4 million pax (12 month rolling) figure for the first time ever...

August 2017 = 524,707 +15.11%
September 2017 = 464,222 +14.62%.

Meaning that 4,038,772 passengers have used LBA over the past 12 months rolling upto September 2017.

It I'll be interesting to see the 12 month rolling year to end figures for 2017, as we should see what effect the collapse of Monarch has had.

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Old 22nd Oct 2017, 12:35
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No official figures have been released, but sources say they have paid somewhere between £200-220 million
. Wonder if that has paid the debt off or does the debt come with the purchase and the previous owners have the money in the bank.
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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 17:04
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Notice Leeds Bradford has re appeared as a destination on EasyJetís website, however no routes available to book yet.. Anyone know if they are planning a route launch in the near future.
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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 20:08
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easyjet

Is it not the GVA winter route
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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 20:12
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No destinations are available to select, donít recall seeing LBA on the drop down list last week.
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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 21:14
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I'm sure it was confirmed earlier this summer that Easyjet would not be returning to operate the LBA-GVA route for the winter 2017/18 season.
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Old 26th Oct 2017, 10:57
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Originally Posted by Plane.Silly View Post

As for being a housing estate, even if LBA did shut down, i doubt this would be the case. If it does, begsy the 4 bed detatched over the A658 bridge

Actually, if the land ever became worth more for housing than as an airport, that's the one situation where I could see change happening. Could you get 2000 houses on there at 100k a plot?
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 10:12
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It is not really about how many houses or what the land is worth. Not at all.

It IS about the Billions of £££s that have been squandered [or rather given away to MAN, EMA etc etc}. Economic suicide!

Directly because the airport is in the exact wrong location to tap its potential catchment allied to the fact that it simply cannot function as a modern 21st century airport. A conurbation this size not having regular (or otherwise) wide bodied flights would not happen anywhere else in continental Europe.

I love the place but as an airport it is a toytown joke.

What will be the next [of a long long line] of route failures due to the above? Leave your answers here.
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 10:31
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Here's an answer, Leeds Approach. Change the record or kindly go away. Please.
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 11:10
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Well over 6 years since the first commercial flight of a B787 Dreamliner - not 1 movement at Leeds Bradford!

22 years + since the first commercial flight of B777 - not 1 movement at toytown LBA!

Don't worry though 6 million people in Yorkshire - use your hard earned and heavily taxed savings to get yourself to Manchester.

The Government certainly do love Yorkshire and Humberside folk! Guess why they flock up here when there is an election!!?
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 11:29
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Even if Yorkshire had the perfect airport like you want it's close proximity to MAN would still make it extremely hard for it to attract wide bodied flights even from an airline like TUI.
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 11:39
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Quite simply the extrapolation of known and accepted statistics/facts show that your statement is incorrect. Totally incorrect.

We don't require a 'perfect' airport. Just an sensibly located airport (for its potential catchment) that can work properly.
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 11:47
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If I remember correctly Leeds has had widebody jets, but times change many of the major airlines prefer to operate from just a few main airports and send a token operation
to others. TUI choose DSA as their Yorkshire operation so won`t be sending B788 to Leeds not that they do from DSA either
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 13:01
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Leeds Approach hasnít extrapolated any statistics, as has been posted by this person in the past, the argument made is based on spurious data and false assumptions of grandeur.

Please go away.
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 13:04
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Leeds Approach, thankfully on his rare visits, waxes lyrically indeed but has never yet advanced anything approaching, even an outline, financial plan to achieve same and more to the point never will
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 13:45
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hi all
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 08:26
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Originally Posted by Mooncrest View Post
Here's an answer, Leeds Approach. Change the record or kindly go away. Please.
Absolutely HERE HERE.

Where does this guy go to and then after a short break from PPRuNe reappears with the same agenda, every single time with the same boring rhetoric, can't the mods deal with him because it's got well past a joke now and I think that many on here feel the same as every time he posts he hijacks the thread with the same old argument that he continually puts across.

I personally think he has issues other than aviation related ones.
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