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Old 13th Feb 2019, 16:51
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Then why spend the money on a runway ? Can't imagine it was cheap and must be a bit of an extreme way to pull the wool over the planning dept at the local council
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 17:41
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“Why spend the money on a runway?” Purely because they couldn’t get planning permission for purely a distribution centre!! Small price to pay to get the only thing they want the road distribution centre!! They tried they will say!
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 19:55
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I'm sure Stobart would be more than happy to see commercial flights from CAX, and would be willing to support Loganair or someone else to make it possible, but, frankly, I very much doubt that it's high on their must do list right now. If there was a cheap solution to the ATC problem then progress could be made, but I don't think they'll try that hard because, as others have pointed out, they've already developed the airfield in a way that makes aviation optional.
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 20:01
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Originally Posted by 10 DME ARC View Post
“Why spend the money on a runway?” Purely because they couldn’t get planning permission for purely a distribution centre!! Small price to pay to get the only thing they want the road distribution centre!! They tried they will say!
Got it in one.
If there were to be ANY commercial flights, trained ATC would be in place now and whichever airline had money / aircraft riding on it would be getting very publicly antsy.
A new 'runway' makes great truck hardstanding.
is it going to be the Airport equivalent of Atmosphere Intercontinental Airlines? ;-)
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 05:16
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Stobart have stated locally that ATC is in training for a commencement of commercial ops in the Spring.

However... the statement is in connection with an apparent problem with the new control tower having non-angled windows which could cause unwanted reflections for controllers thereby necessitating continued use of the existing tower for at least another 12 months whilst the windows in the new tower are replaced/reworked.
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 08:58
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
Stobart have stated locally that ATC is in training for a commencement of commercial ops in the Spring.

However... the statement is in connection with an apparent problem with the new control tower having non-angled windows which could cause unwanted reflections for controllers thereby necessitating continued use of the existing tower for at least another 12 months whilst the windows in the new tower are replaced/reworked.
They stated at the open day before Christmas that the intention was to keep the old tower operational for the first 6 months or so anyway. They wanted to get flights up and running as a priority, then worry about moving the control tower.

Surely changing out the windows wont take more than a week or two?
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 09:14
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Stobart quoted as saying the old tower will be used for at least 12 months of ops.
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 09:18
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Stobart quoted as saying the old tower will be used for at least 12 months of ops.
Where is this from?
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 09:46
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 15:16
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Tickets for the first commercial flights from Carlisle airport in 20 years are due to go on sale soon. Stobart Group said once the Civil Aviation Authority was satisfied with air traffic control staff training, tickets for Loganair flights to Dublin, London Southend and Belfast, will become available. However, the company would not be drawn on a date for its first flight. It is hoped it will be in the spring.
Carlisle airport poised to clear final hurdle to release flight tickets
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 08:58
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“These ensure that the airport’s team of air traffic controllers are receiving wide-ranging training that is fully preparing them for the re-opening of the airport and commencement of commercial flights later in the year.”
So Spring is out the window then?
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 09:20
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Originally Posted by nighthawk117 View Post
So Spring is out the window then?
Yes. Too late for spring ops.
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 09:35
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didn't say what spring of what year
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 12:23
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Southend Airport just tweeted, NEW ROUTE, SEN-CAX, starting 4th July.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 12:25
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Flights now on sale - starts 4th July.

looks like Southend reduced to 1x daily - 1420 departure - now useless for business.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 12:31
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Flights now on sale - starts 4th July.

looks like Southend reduced to 1x daily - 1420 departure - now useless for business.
Totally agree.
When is the CAX-SEN return?
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 12:33
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Originally Posted by nighthawk117 View Post
Flights now on sale - starts 4th July.

looks like Southend reduced to 1x daily - 1420 departure - now useless for business.
Even more useless the 4 x weekly service currently showing. No flights on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Looks like flights currently being loaded. So schedule likely to change.

BHD and DUB also being added
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 12:45
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Seems to be SEN 4x weekly, BHD & DUB 5 x weekly.

SEN is very much timed for leisure travellers with a great schedule for a weekend away (or perhaps a working week in London).

DUB would seem to be nicely scheduled for onward connections.

There are no flights at all on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, it seems as though the operation has been set up to be undertaken by a single crew.
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