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Old 25th Jul 2018, 12:56
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 12:57
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In recent news, Courtyard by Marriott will be opening Inverness' first airport hotel, with construction to start soon!
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 18:03
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Earlier today the airport's official Instagram posted a picture of an Ryanair 737-800 with the caption of "Plane spotting....". Does anyone know if a FR 738 came into INV today?

Perhaps this could be teasing an announcement of FR at INV, the lack of APD would certainly attract them! Then again it could just be a picture from FRs days of flying to EMA a decade ago - but the photo looks far too recent for that, and a reverse image search came up with no results.

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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 18:09
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Originally Posted by mullac30 View Post
Earlier today the airport's official Instagram posted a picture of an Ryanair 737-800 with the caption of "Plane spotting....". Does anyone know if a FR 738 came into INV today?

Perhaps this could be teasing an announcement of FR at INV, the lack of APD would certainly attract them! Then again it could just be a picture from FRs days of flying to EMA a decade ago - but the photo looks far too recent for that, and a reverse image search came up with no results.

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I understand that an FR FAO>PIK flight diverted to INV on Wednesday of this week due to storm Ali. The post could just be a picture of that aircraft.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 18:59
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I understand that an FR FAO>PIK flight diverted to INV on Wednesday of this week due to storm Ali. The post could just be a picture of that aircraft.
Ryanair EI-FRZ FR652 FAO-PIK Wednesday 19/9/18 diverted from PIK to INV landing around 14.35 and departed to PIK around 17.45 per FR24.

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BA are increasing the number of flights to LHR from the start of the Summer 2019 schedule (31MAR19). The article states the frequency is increasing to 16 x weekly.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...rness-service/

BA1468 LHR 08:55 INV 10:35 319 7
BA1468 LHR 09:20 INV 11:00 319 6
BA1470 LHR 16:30 INV 18:10 319 x367
BA1470 LHR 17:15 INV 18:55 319 6
BA1470 LHR 17:35 INV 19:15 319 7
BA1470 LHR 18:40 INV 20:20 319 3
BA1466 LHR 20:20 INV 22:00 319 D

BA1467 INV 07:05 LHR 08:35 319 D
BA1469 INV 11:25 LHR 13:00 319 7
BA1469 INV 12:05 LHR 13:40 319 6
BA1471 INV 19:05 LHR 20:35 319 x367
BA1471 INV 19:40 LHR 21:05 319 6
BA1471 INV 20:15 LHR 21:40 319 7
BA1471 INV 21:10 LHR 22:35 319 3

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Wow! Triple daily in the weekends and 16 weekly overall! Was expecting an upgrade but not on this scale! I wonder if BA will bulid a lounge in INV since the operation is quite large now, or will the aspire lounge will suffice? This looks like the announcement that will push INV past 1 million pax in 2019.

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KLC are also going to have a night stopper next summer again and 3 on a Saturday to AMS going to be very busy
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Old 8th Nov 2018, 13:51
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I used Inverness twice last month and thought it was a superb clean and tidy airport and was a credit to Scotland.
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Old 8th Nov 2018, 14:03
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I can't believe how short sighted HIAL were when the original terminal was built considering that it will be running at well over double the original design capacity of 400k pax (and has been for the last 2 years in fact). Will there be any more terminal expansions in the next year?
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KLC are also going to have a night stopper next summer again and 3 on a Saturday to AMS going to be very busy
1 *KL 922 7 INV AMS 0630 0905 0 07JUL19 07JUL19 E75 1:35
2 *KL 922 X7 INV AMS 0630 0905 0 01JUL19 06JUL19 E90 1:35
3 *KL 922 1 INV AMS 0635 0910 0 08JUL19 08JUL19 E90 1:35
4 KL 924 6 INV AMS 1055 1330 0 06JUL19 06JUL19 73W 1:35
5 *KL 928 X67 INV AMS 1325 1600 0 01JUL19 05JUL19 E75 1:35
6 *KL 926 7 INV AMS 1550 1825 0 07JUL19 01SEP19 E90 1:35
7 *KL 926 16 INV AMS 1715 1950 0 06JUL19 31AUG19 E90 1:35

and
1 KL 923 6 AMS INV 0930 1010 0 06JUL19 31AUG19 73W 1:40
2 *KL 927 X67 AMS INV 1200 1240 0 01APR19 05JUL19 E75 1:40
3 *KL 925 7 AMS INV 1425 1505 0 07JUL19 07JUL19 E90 1:40
4 *KL 925 16 AMS INV 1605 1645 0 06JUL19 31AUG19 E90 1:40
5 *KL 931 6 AMS INV 2135 2215 0 06JUL19 31AUG19 E75 1:40
6 *KL 931 X6 AMS INV 2135 2215 0 01JUL19 01SEP19 E90 1:40
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Old 8th Nov 2018, 23:45
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Well remember when BA ran down the succesful Dan Air INV-LHR service they inherited after Dan Dare built it up from BAs pre Landor restrucure, when it was dropped around the same time as PIK long haul. BA later bumped it off to Gatters and British Regional on G-GNTZ then G-OINV. This is really useful for connecting the Highlands beyond London and driving inward investment, great news! Who handles BA at INV?
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot View Post
Well remember when BA ran down the succesful Dan Air INV-LHR service they inherited after Dan Dare built it up from BAs pre Landor restrucure, when it was dropped around the same time as PIK long haul. BA later bumped it off to Gatters and British Regional on G-GNTZ then G-OINV. This is really useful for connecting the Highlands beyond London and driving inward investment, great news! Who handles BA at INV?
Dalcross Handling, same as everyone at INV I think.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...lands-47040581

A hotel is being constructed on a site next to Inverness Airport using modules manufactured at a factory in Poland.

The 130-bedroom Courtyard by Marriott will be the Highlands airport's first hotel. It is being developed at the Inverness Airport Business Park (IABP) by Molo Hotels and will be operated by RBH.
The hotel, which will have meetings and fitness facilities, a bar and bistro, is due to open later this year. Graeme Bell, manager at Inverness Airport, said he believed the hotel would be a "real asset" to the airport and wider region. He added: "Inverness Airport continues to grow and is playing an ever increasing role in improving connectivity in the Highlands."

The modules are being manufactured in the port city of Gdansk.
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 12:22
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Thanks for the link! But I see the BBC was six months behind Pilot Prune with the hotel news!
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 12:48
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Thanks for the link! But I see the BBC was six months behind Pilot Prune with the hotel news!
To be fair to them the only reason that I knew that the hotel was being opened by them was because the planning permission had renderings of the building with Marriot logos, it was not actually explicitly mentioned anywhere.
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 13:19
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what a shame the modules could not be manufactured in the uk.
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 13:23
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what a shame the modules could not have been made in the uk.
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 13:58
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Not a hope - the UK just isn't competitive at this sort of thing

Only 10% of the population is in manufacturing these days - maybe less and it only in building Mini's, RR engines and similar that you are competitive

Same over most of Europe and the USA -
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 14:25
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They used the same construction method for the hotel they just opened at Luton Airport. Took around a year to complete. Google Courtyard by Marriott Luton Airport to see what we ended up with.
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