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Old 7th Dec 2020, 12:51
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On an advertisement note, I ve just had a YouTube advert for Loganair at MME!
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Old 7th Dec 2020, 13:21
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At last!! Adverts for MME have always been few and far between.
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Old 10th Dec 2020, 09:31
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They are also advertising on one of the flight radar sites along with pricing for each route.
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Old 10th Dec 2020, 09:55
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Has anyone heard anything official about what Easternís plans are for next year.

Feels very much like guesswork and hope that all routes will return but I have not seen any official announcements or communications from them or the airport. What is happening with London? City and Heathrow? Dublin and Cardiff? The summer runs to Spain?
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Old 10th Dec 2020, 10:17
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No official announcements, only what is at post 19 above.
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Old 10th Dec 2020, 11:06
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Thanks.

The only thing Iíve been able to clear up is that London City wonít return as Eastern see Heathrow as the replacement. I guess most of us assumed that anyway.
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Old 10th Dec 2020, 11:39
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So that's advertising on two platforms for one carrier? Trouble with advertising is it needs to be widespread and rammed down your throat
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Old 10th Dec 2020, 12:02
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I know YouTube is tailored but that will hit much more than a flight radar site, predominantly viewed by enthusiasts. At least You tube has the ability to reach large audiences.
Robert Ryan it may be only two platforms that 'we' know of at the moment. Better than none!

Eastern will stay at LHR while they can, probably moving back to LCY when they lose access to the slots.

Its anyones guess with the other routes.

With the competition from Loganair Easterns original deal will probably be over unless Logan are getting the same deal!
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Old 11th Dec 2020, 19:25
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The airport should be aviation related industry. The Southside had an enforcement for aviation related industry in the planning, presume Ben will bulldoze through that.
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Old 11th Dec 2020, 19:51
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I think it was only a percentage for aviation related activities. Don't want to be rude, but the southside of MME really is the back end of beyond. Is it really the best place for a substantial office development?

Also, as many govt. depts have banned domestic air travel it would look a bit odd if the Treasury were regulalry using the LHR flights to get to London, so that isn't really an advantage.
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Old 12th Dec 2020, 01:25
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Or it could be the ideal place.
Not far from Middlesbrough, Darlington, Stockton etc, not to mention the top of North Yorkshire too, A66 and the A1. Has a rail line running past, any building would be more than likely leased so public money used to fund a public enterprise.
Yes the government does prefer higher car, pool car or rail travel over flying but there are situation where flying is permitted and having the airport there will save on taxis if it was else where.

The airport has a very strong argument for the new office.
Having said that their will be plus points for having it in Middlesbrough, Darlington or else where.

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Old 12th Dec 2020, 08:29
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Does anyone know how far the South side development has got, and also is the new road in place?
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Old 12th Dec 2020, 09:02
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Southside Offices - has it escaped everyone that the Covid pandemic has rapidly and very significantly impacted on the demand for office space? Working from home is here to stay, and no serious private developer is now interested in offices.
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Old 12th Dec 2020, 10:07
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They built a portacabin office, built a new eight foot fence and drove a couple of diggers around. The mayor was seen using one of course. No sign of the new road from the A67.
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Old 12th Dec 2020, 11:23
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You know this for sure then?
Yes working from home will be encouraged more but there is still the need for office space. Productivity is higher in the office overall in my line of work due to better opportunities for collaboration.
I know government are more interested in new builds so any move out of London will highly likely be into a new build where ever it is. Just look at the new regional centres in HMRC - some of the old offices had adequate space to become the regional centres but HMRC chose to have built band new facilities and the lease them.
So if they want it built a private developer will build it.
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Old 12th Dec 2020, 13:33
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Twitter post from the airport suggests Eastern will be flying Belfast City and London Heathrow only.
Press release from The Northern Echo suggests nobody will fly MME-ABZ either

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Old 12th Dec 2020, 13:39
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Maybe they are suggesting ABZ isn't a holiday destination? SOU not mentioned either.
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Old 12th Dec 2020, 16:10
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As the aircraft seems to do SOU-BHD-MME and V.V. maybe this might become a thru service
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I notice comments are banned from the rag on that article.
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Old 12th Dec 2020, 17:03
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I think that Northern Echo advert is politically incorrect...and the mayor is scraping the barrel.

Maybe he needs a better PR company in!
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