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Old 11th Mar 2024, 19:26
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Pax Stats February

2020 - 2024 -
1,135,800 1,125,737

How long before we are at pre-covid rolling 18m again?
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Old 12th Mar 2024, 18:24
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A quick visit today to collect some friends - could Signature fit any more planes in their FBO area?
Harrods in the distance similar.
I have said it before, time for more concrete irrespective of pax cap!
Everyone seems to fly a Global or Gulfstream now and Luton seems to be the place to come North of the river!
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Old 13th Mar 2024, 12:41
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Ex Monarch Hangars

So the Airport Operator now owns the ex Monarch Engineering facilities.

https://www.airportsinternational.co...irport-hangars
Don't Netjets currently lease one and Wizzair UK another?
New Tenants lined up for the bigger 767 capable one?
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Old 13th Mar 2024, 15:15
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The Monarch hangars that were up for sale were hangar 9, 60 and 127. Netjet are in hangars 7 and 8. I think those hangars are owned by Luton Rising aka Luton Council.
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Old 13th Mar 2024, 20:13
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Another point worth mentioning is that the LLAOL franchise ends in I think 2033. This is just another sign that there will be no tendering process, which will act against the public interest for council taxpayers.

While LLAOL are buying hangars LRT are spending millions building a mezzanine floor in the departure lounge. Now I always thought it was the operator that was meant to spent money on the terminal?
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Old 13th Mar 2024, 23:20
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Another point worth mentioning is that the LLAOL franchise ends in I think 2033. This is just another sign that there will be no tendering process, which will act against the public interest for council taxpayers.

While LLAOL are buying hangars LRT are spending millions building a mezzanine floor in the departure lounge. Now I always thought it was the operator that was meant to spent money on the terminal?
Not sure if that is correct. If the hangars were sold by the executors of MAEL to get the best return, what right does LRT have on those other than Greater money to pay outstanding creditors which I'm sure LRT will be.

As for the new mezzanine floor, the rent gets paid to whom? I suspect LRT, not LLAOL.

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Old 14th Mar 2024, 05:39
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The point I was making is why would LLAOL buy 3 hangars at an airport that they might be kicked out of if the franchise went to tender, and not the fact that almost bankrupt LRT didn’t buy them, as I wouldn’t have expected them to.

So why did LLAOL pay for the shops and food outlets to be built in the terminal extension but LRT is paying for the mezzanine floor extension that will allow for a larger food outlet? Why did LLAOL fund the building of the multistory car parks but LRT fund the Dart? Who paid for the latest apron? It is impossible to separate the companies now regarding who pays for what.
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Old 14th Mar 2024, 08:50
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https://moodiedavittreport.com/inter...ng-reputation/

Found this, might be of interest to a few on the thread.
8M for the new Sanford Bar and Restaurant paid by you know who.
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Old 14th Mar 2024, 10:03
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It’s only a matter of time before the Council and LRT both go bankrupt with the council borrowing an additional 116.8m for allegedly non airport projects. Meanwhile LLAOL are waiting to pounce, as they are the only ones doing well from the airport as they milk the loss making LRT.
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Are they demolishing 3x ex Monarch hangars and building a new Tinminal?
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Old 15th Mar 2024, 14:31
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Only 2 of the hangars were suitable for aircraft but they both suffered from blocked airside access. Who knows what the big plan is but demolition can’t be ruled out as many Luton hangars have suffered that fate over the years.

http://bulkloader.prd.pl.artirix.com...FINAL54052.pdf
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Old 15th Mar 2024, 17:36
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Who always overnight parks on Stand 12 might give you a clue of new Tenants....?
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Old 15th Mar 2024, 18:21
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Nothing of interest then.

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Old 15th Mar 2024, 18:22
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Only 2 of the hangars were suitable for aircraft but they both suffered from blocked airside access. Who knows what the big plan is but demolition can’t be ruled out as many Luton hangars have suffered that fate over the years.

Interesting to see the previous lease rates!.........Given the new owners, I'm sure some discounted deals may now be offered!
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Old 15th Mar 2024, 18:34
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Nothing of interest then.
I heard joint venture with Technik, save sending planes to Diamond Hangar st STN.
Thinking back, of the two aircraft capable hangers could the smaller take a 757? With a curtain airline being 321 only now it actually might make sense to drop the lot and start again using full footprint. But then again why didn't MAEL do that rather than build a fresh facility at BHX?
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Old 15th Mar 2024, 19:37
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I think an issue was the airports extortionate charges for apron parking after 2 hours, as Luton didn’t like stands occupied by aircraft in for maintenance and again blocked access to the hangars.
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Luton Airport: Man arrested over car park fire faces no action https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...herts-68614992
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Heard some adverts for Luton Rising in between podcasts today - advertised as Luton Rising - the socially ethnical airport (or something similar).

It got me thinking, what's the point of those adverts? I doubt it makes people think 'I'll fly from Luton.' Is it just to help their DCO application?
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Old 20th Mar 2024, 12:37
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Originally Posted by cavokblues
Heard some adverts for Luton Rising in between podcasts today - advertised as Luton Rising - the socially ethnical airport (or something similar).

It got me thinking, what's the point of those adverts? I doubt it makes people think 'I'll fly from Luton.' Is it just to help their DCO application?
As the examination process closed on 10th February it's a little late for that.
I would say more directed at the pax who has a choice of which airport to use for their travel needs.
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Feels an odd advert.

'I'll fly Wizz because I'm concious of my socially ethical footprint.'
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