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Old 4th Apr 2023, 19:55
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Of the x11 first wave W9 departures tomorrow, x9 are 321s. Does that show that demand is good at Luton? If life was better at LGW wouldn't you put your best assets South of the river?
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Old 4th Apr 2023, 20:22
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Of the x11 first wave W9 departures tomorrow, x9 are 321s. Does that show that demand is good at Luton? If life was better at LGW wouldn't you put your best assets South of the river?
Think you will find they have all W9 flights tomorrow on 321s from LGW, certainly the early morning departures
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Old 4th Apr 2023, 21:16
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Oh yes, down to only x2 A320 now. Hadn't noticed that, I'll shut up!
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Old 6th Apr 2023, 13:18
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New route with Wizz to Brasov in Romania. 3x weekly from August
https://boardingpass.ro/wizz-air-anunta-primele-rute-de-la-aeroportul-brasov/
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Old 6th Apr 2023, 15:20
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Being reported that Sun Express switching to STN from W23/24 elsewhere. Anyone know anything?
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https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/...-luton-airport
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Old 6th Apr 2023, 18:59
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
New route with Wizz to Brasov in Romania. 3x weekly from August
https://boardingpass.ro/wizz-air-anu...portul-brasov/
Is that to kill off Dan Air who are starting a once weekly to LGW?
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Old 6th Apr 2023, 19:08
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Airport reporting 1.2M pax in March and 3.3M so far calender year.
https://mediahub.london-luton.co.uk/...ort-passengers
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Old 7th Apr 2023, 07:44
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Construction update

A few pics I snapped this week whilst in and out of Luton.


New South East apron - what will be stands 101 and 102

New South East apron - what will be stands 103 and 104

Stand 42L - looks like work is almost complete, with a small patch of concrete being finished

Stand 42R - concrete being laid to allow for diagonal parking of larger aircraft

Work now started on what will be Stands 77-79 on the Northern side of the North Apron
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Old 7th Apr 2023, 08:24
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Thanks for the update. Good to see someone else publishing update photos.

All work being done without needing planning permission, not that it would have been turned down.

I see that a scandal is brewing at the Council. A barrister, who is also a councillor and was on the planning committee for 3 years has spilled the beans. Seems the Labour committee members had been involved in illegal discussions on how to vote at planning meetings with the Council. Think 19m planning application for airport expansion, which is the correct time period. The planning inspectors won’t take this into consideration as the allegations only came out after the inquiry ended but the council is corrupt in many peoples eyes. The Labour party in Luton was put into special measures by the Labour NEC a couple of years ago.

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Old 7th Apr 2023, 08:30
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Thanks for the update. Once all these new stands are online I submit that this will free up the overnight parking in front of the TUI hanger and the ex Monarch hangers and thus encourages Storm or Technik to move in and look after the EZY and WZZ fleet onsite rather than contracting out and sending them to other facilities?
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Old 7th Apr 2023, 09:08
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Sun Express sending in a Max today for the first time.
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Old 7th Apr 2023, 14:46
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There was a big article about Wizz on BBC1s The One Show at prime time 7pm last week. Lets just say it was not flattering leaving viewers with no doubts that the airline needs avoiding at all costs due to delays, cancellations and the failure to pay CCJs

Interesting that the broadcast came from an airport building overlooked the main apron.
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Old 7th Apr 2023, 17:46
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Wonder how many passengers missed their Luton Airport Express yesterday?

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Old 8th Apr 2023, 11:50
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This was due, to the well published, closure of Euston line up to MK for planned engineering works.
I believe half of Victoria Station is closed impacting Gatwick Express and closures of Metropolitan & Victoria tube line sections, all planned engineering works.
This is all common during holiday periods.
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Old 8th Apr 2023, 21:44
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The One Show will have picked up on the Consumer's Association Which? report.
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Old 9th Apr 2023, 11:00
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Super bit of journalism just using someone else's, now outdated research for a jolly to the Holiday Inn Express's bar. If they could have got some new factual information from CAA that would have been useful. Even TUI, Easyjet & BA complain about the way the courts advise judgements and who keeps a check on resolved cases figures.
I suspose that's what you pay your licence fee for.
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Apart from Pabely, who is a fanboy in denial the rest of us know it is true particularly when Wizz haven’t denied they still have major problems.



https://www.which.co.uk/news/article...e-aTteR4l9fOFU


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Old 9th Apr 2023, 12:25
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Not a fan of a paid service, 'our survey' - when between which dates?
Everyone knows they HAD issues but the big question is have they learned and made things better?
I have looked at shedules for the last couple of months and things do appear alot better, they have suffered from the same problems as most with issues with French ATC and German airports, even resheduling a whole airports program to another airport and contracting in a Titan 321NEO.
Let's wait for the CAA report, if they are not making amends fair enough, if they are let's stop this lazy journalism.
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You was making the same argument last year when the reports of CCJ’s were first being reported. Every report since then has highlighted the situation getting worse. Would your defence of this miserable airline have something to do with Wizz being Luton’s largest airline?
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