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Old 21st Jun 2022, 21:51
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On the fence there is now a sign that says taxi. Between the new taxi rank and the bus station is the abandoned Anderson Lee private hire rank. They left in a huff over a year ago and have never come back.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 07:01
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Originally Posted by LTNman
LRT accounts are out for the year ending 31st March 2021.

Highlights include:

The resignation of their auditors
£133.504m losses before tax
£0 concession fees received
£45m being paid by LRT to the airport operator in phased payments as compensation.
£199m bail out by the Council. (£200m would look worse)
£184.7m impairment valuation of the Dart that is costing around £300m.
People really need to stop looking at one year in isolation after the worst crisis in aviation history. There's a reason why soverign wealth funds invest in airports - because they are safe investments. It may take 10 years, but those losses will be returned.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 12:20
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Originally Posted by LTNman
On the fence there is now a sign that says taxi. Between the new taxi rank and the bus station is the abandoned Anderson Lee private hire rank. They left in a huff over a year ago and have never come back.
If you look st the LR Web Site it does show an artists impression of the CTA which appears to have a Taxi Rank and drop off in this area.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 13:25
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Originally Posted by Dannyboy39
People really need to stop looking at one year in isolation after the worst crisis in aviation history. There's a reason why soverign wealth funds invest in airports - because they are safe investments. It may take 10 years, but those losses will be returned.
The rot set in before Covid when the previous dividend was cancelled due to airport debts.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 15:54
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Today I dropped family and found the drop zone better than I had expected! Paying by card on exit was quick and simpler than the LHR pay on line.
Their EZY to BCN operated to time.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 15:59
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It took a generation of trying but they finally cracked the drop off zone design together with the £1 per minute charge after 10 minutes for loiterers that used to block the kerbsides
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 20:14
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A well written report on the accounts of LRT, which are hard to dispute.

https://ladacan.org/luton-rising-sin...ditors-resign/
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 05:18
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https://simpleflying.com/wizz-air-lo...ton-dominance/
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 09:15
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Quick look at the ACL Initial Coordination Winter 22/23 for Luton shows slot requests from UPS and Fed Ex.
Think this is the first time they have ever been mentioned. No guarantee they will get any slots though
Cologne looks like a new Cargo destination for DHL.
Surprised Rome has been cancelled by Easy, maybe because Wizz were going to do it then transferred the route to LGW with all the other Italian routes.
Hope somebody steps in, I used the route often.
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 09:24
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Luton only has 2 cargo stands that block access to the hangar.
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 11:07
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A rather positive piece about the airport on BBC Radio 4 PM programme yesterday (Wednesday) listening to it while rattling along at 10mph on the M25. Passengers were interviewed saying hardly any queues although one group said there flight to Tenerife was delayed for 45 minutes.
Alberto Martin said they were operating at about 80 per cent capacity but hoped to increase it later in the summer but did not elaborate any furtherfurther.Regardingcargo it all depends on the time of day or night when the carrier's want to operate
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 11:44
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Alberto Martin said they were operating at about 80 per cent capacity
Is that capped capacity, physical capacity or comfort capacity? All three are vastly different.

Next year only the rich will be able to afford to fly so I am expecting lower numbers, as discretionary spending reduces demand.
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 12:49
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Is that capped capacity, physical capacity or comfort capacity? All three are vastly different.

Next year only the rich will be able to afford to fly so I am expecting lower numbers, as discretionary spending reduces demand.
80% of 18m of cause expected.

After Covid everyone said it would be a slow recovery, total opposite, if Airports & Airlines had the staff things would be back to what they were.

As for not having the money to holiday, there is a vast number of people who could not spend their income during covid but can now and next year.
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 13:43
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The vast majority of Luton's passengers are from Eastern Europe and Luton's number one destination is now Romania. Wizz seems to be slowly switching its Western Europe holiday destinations to Gatwick or stopping them altogether.

Analyzing Cirium schedules information shows that Wizz Air has dropped 39 airports from Luton since it began there. (This doesn't include those in Ukraine served in pre-war in 2022.) Interestingly, nearly 60% of the cuts involve Western Europe, Wizz Air's key growth area nowadays, although some shifted to Gatwick.
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 13:51
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Originally Posted by LTNman
The vast majority of Luton's passengers are from Eastern Europe
I believe Easyjet still has a substantial operation at Luton with very little in the way of routes to Eastern Europe. I think it is an exaggeration to say the vast majority of Luton's passengers are from Eastern Europe. Substantial number, but not vast majority
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 14:11
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Very rough figures for today from FR24 - about 150 airliner departures, with easy and Wizz both scheduling about 60 each (the rest are RYR and then odds and sods). About 60 departures are to 'Eastern Europe' - bit of a rough estimate...
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 14:25
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I was referring to the Wizz operation.
  1. Luton-Bucharest: 157,311 departing seats for sale; up to 4x daily flights
  2. Luton-Budapest: 146,401; up to 4x daily
  3. Luton-Warsaw: 137,607; 3x daily
  4. Luton-Tirana: 131,908; 3x daily
  5. Luton to Cluj-Napoca: 104,120; up to 3x daily
  6. Luton to Sofia: 102,370; up to 3x daily
  7. Luton to Katowice (its very first route): 90,098; 2x daily
  8. Luton to Gdańsk: 89,932; up to 2x daily
  9. Luton to Iasi: 88,780; 2x daily
  10. Luton to Kraków: 63,335; up to 2x daily
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 16:46
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Originally Posted by Falcon666
Quick look at the ACL Initial Coordination Winter 22/23 for Luton shows slot requests from UPS and Fed Ex.
Think this is the first time they have ever been mentioned. No guarantee they will get any slots though
Cologne looks like a new Cargo destination for DHL.
Surprised Rome has been cancelled by Easy, maybe because Wizz were going to do it then transferred the route to LGW with all the other Italian routes.
Hope somebody steps in, I used the route often.
I believe STN is due to have its runway resurfaced early next year so that might be the reason that cargo operators are looking for slots at LTN and other London airports
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 17:25
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Winter should not be a big issue for stots, it would be cargo stands which would be an issue.
DHL run a Leipzig to STN nightly.
Not sure Luton could take any FedEx MD-11s from/to US but the Dublin, Paris & Frankfurt runs should be Ok. Do Titan/West Atlantic still do Domestic Cargo/Mail at STN and I think ASL do some Europe runs?
UPS hum... are they all not US as well?
With EMA full BHX could do well as well.
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 17:59
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Restricted and Prohibited Aircraft Types
• 1 x Size 6 aircraft (A332 or A33F only) may be accommodated on Cargo
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