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Old 30th Apr 2023, 17:46
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Originally Posted by pabely
Swap 1 for 1 737-8 for a 737-8200.
Still the same number of based units, 5 in total I think. There are no overnight stands to base any more.
If the approval for pax limit to rise from 18m to 19m then that might change, maybe +1 by RYR, WUK & EZY. With 7 new stands coming online the limit will be terminal throughput once again.
As I have stated before everyone is using bigger aircraft now, I think EZY even do MXP with an away based 321NEO now.
Perhaps if 19m approved we will see a second based TOM again to give them better flexibility in bringing aircraft in for sheduled maintenance!
Prior to the announcement I believe RYR have six units based at LTN. One article stated the 3 new A/C are in addition to the already based fleet.
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Old 30th Apr 2023, 18:08
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I was looking at this mornings departures which seemed be 5 but tomorrow 6 so 6 it is.
The article is wrong then, no way RYR can base 9 without a massive announcement about new routes and there is no overnight capacity, yet.
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Old 2nd May 2023, 13:36
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I was looking at this mornings departures which seemed be 5 but tomorrow 6 so 6 it is.
The article is wrong then, no way RYR can base 9 without a massive announcement about new routes and there is no overnight capacity, yet.
Prior to the announcement RYR was to my memory operating around 21 routes several months ago but now has 29! Luton Airport Wikipedia might show up to 8 new routes. Having never flown RYR I canít confirm what all the new routes are or whether they have increased flights to certain destinations.
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Old 2nd May 2023, 21:40
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Not sure any of those routes are "new", rather new vs Winter program. .
"The carrier will operate more than 140 weekly flights across 27 routes from London Luton Airport during the 2023 summer season, including nine new routes to Bezier, Bologna, Malta and Seville."
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Looks like some early hours closures coming up. Those WZZ flights best be on-time.
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D) 10-15 20-22 28-31 01 0130-0330
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A few Coronation visitors - Slovak Gov't A319, Polish AF 737, Pakistan AF Gulfstream, Any others?
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Old 4th May 2023, 21:11
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A few Coronation visitors - Slovak Gov't A319, Polish AF 737, Pakistan AF Gulfstream, Any others?
Loads more, Signature is busting and more booked for tomorrow.
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I see a £10m tender out for 5 year contract for LLAOL maintenance of whole site plus some new works. Now I wonder who will get awarded this......again.
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A lot of money to cut the grass.
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Originally Posted by LTNman
A lot of money to cut the grass.
1. Site maintenance of the entire LLAO Estate
2. Small Civil works projects across the LLAO Estate

Not much has changed at Local Elections for Luton so business as usual?
Over in Uttlesford, Essex the blues actually gained seats. Does that reflect on the Airports prosperity?

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Old 5th May 2023, 23:27
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I see a £10m tender out for 5 year contract for LLAOL maintenance of whole site plus some new works. Now I wonder who will get awarded this......again.

I'm sure that bridge has already been crossed!
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Not much has changed at Local Elections for Luton so business as usual?
To be noted that Cllr Javeria Hussain, who is the chair of LRT, was moved from the ward of Luton South that is heavily affected by aircraft noise to the safest ward in Luton where the Labour Party were the only candidates so no voting took place. So much for Luton democracy with the chair of the airport having no mandate from the people to even be a Councillor. Probably a wise move from their point of view as her former ward lost a Labour seat so she would have probably been voted out.

At the last election, Cllr James Taylor, who was the deputy chair of LRT and a massive supporter of airport expansion, was voted out of office as he was a candidate in the former Crawley ward that was also affected by aircraft noise and traffic. This ward is now part of Vauxhall ward. He got re-elected yesterday by standing in a seat well away from the airport.

By the airport, the wards of Vauxhall, Wigmore, Stopsley and Round Green now don’t have a single Labour Councillor out of the 9 seats that were up for grabs. It is safe to say that the Labour Party don’t have support from aircraft noise affected areas of Luton.
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Originally Posted by boeing_eng
I see a £10m tender out for 5 year contract for LLAOL maintenance of whole site plus some new works. Now I wonder who will get awarded this......again.

I'm sure that bridge has already been crossed!
Rye would you say that 🙈
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It’s like the next tender to operate the airport. No prizes for guessing who will get that, as LLAOL and LRT can’t be separated. Some would say best friend status with money passing both ways even though the Council got stitched up with the Force Majeure clause that cost it £15m plus no income for 2 years and an extra year added to the concession as a freebie. The Force Majeure clause rebates is still in effect today and is still costing the Council millions in lost income.

As for the Dart, LRT are paying the concessionaire £5m to provide the staff to operate it yet I thought LLAOL was meant to pay LRT, which was the whole point of the concession.

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BBC News - Luton Airport: Calls for flight path changes to be abandoned

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Your link didn’t work so here is another go.

Luton Airport: Calls for flight path changes to be abandoned https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-65188221


I guess those complaining were happy to fly over someone else’s home.
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I thought the levels over Huntingdon etc were 8000ft minimum. Is the complaint that some are in fact lower? PTSD from overflight at 8000ft seems a bit of a stretch.
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I think some people should pull themselves together and get a grip. In our day ...
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compton - there will always be people who want better in life. Without noise protesters at airports around the world and the public pressure placed on airports and airlines, an A320/B737 would be as loud as a B707 or VC10
Or... you could look it as Four Yorkshiremen
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Originally Posted by LTNman
To be noted that Cllr Javeria Hussain, who is the chair of LRT, was moved from the ward of Luton South that is heavily affected by aircraft noise to the safest ward in Luton where the Labour Party were the only candidates so no voting took place. So much for Luton democracy with the chair of the airport having no mandate from the people to even be a Councillor. Probably a wise move from their point of view as her former ward lost a Labour seat so she would have probably been voted out.

At the last election, Cllr James Taylor, who was the deputy chair of LRT and a massive supporter of airport expansion, was voted out of office as he was a candidate in the former Crawley ward that was also affected by aircraft noise and traffic. This ward is now part of Vauxhall ward. He got re-elected yesterday by standing in a seat well away from the airport.

By the airport, the wards of Vauxhall, Wigmore, Stopsley and Round Green now donít have a single Labour Councillor out of the 9 seats that were up for grabs. It is safe to say that the Labour Party donít have support from aircraft noise affected areas of Luton.
Iím sorry, I forgot that a local election was restricted entry. You say they have no support, but no one bothered to stand against them. And those that did, were broadly rejected. So they must have some level of support? The Lib Dems have a habit of complaining and doing absolutely nothing anyway most of the time.
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