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Old 6th Sep 2022, 17:32
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Old 6th Sep 2022, 18:04
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Bet Wizzair will be very pleased!
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Old 6th Sep 2022, 18:34
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Wizz have their own financial troubles.
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Old 6th Sep 2022, 19:01
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Flew on Blue Air domestic in Romania, departing just after midday UK time today. Fare at short notice was very cheap, but flight pretty full and no obvious visible sign at airport or on flight that this was about to happen. I suspect senior management knew they were skating on thin ice though...

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Old 6th Sep 2022, 19:18
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I did read back in May that Blue Air & Tarom were running at a loss.
If Blue Air do not recover then there will be a bunch of slots up for grabs at Luton - I assume the LHR ones were leased.
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Old 9th Sep 2022, 17:08
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Blue Air unlikely to resume flying before 10 October
https://boardingpass.ro/blue-air-va-...ctombrie-2022/
History shows that (barring Covid) once an airline has a long term suspension of flights, it becomes difficult not only to resume, but also to continue to fly long term post-resumption
Commercial passenger flying at Luton is concentrating into a rather small number of airlines
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Could be opportunities for Flyr & Sky Express who wanted slots. Wizzair restarting Athens could have been at shot at Sky Express though.
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Old 10th Sep 2022, 08:12
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Bet Wizzair will be very pleased!
OTP-LTN to be increased from 3 to 5 daily starting October.
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Old 10th Sep 2022, 12:34
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Next increases to Bacau & Iasi ?
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Old 10th Sep 2022, 13:18
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I don’t know how someone can get so excited about Wizz flying to Eastern Europe. When it comes to commercial flights Luton is one big bore and getting more boring by the day with a lack of diversity.

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Old 10th Sep 2022, 14:09
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Next weekend is likely to see an influx of Government aircraft bringing in mourners for HM's funeral, so you'll get some diversity then.
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Old 10th Sep 2022, 14:16
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Got to agree with that. Expect restrictions at NHT & STN with traffic overflowing to other airports. LHR could benefit as it has capacity and does not affect current pax cap.
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Diplomatic flights will be excluded.
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Old 10th Sep 2022, 17:56
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And no doubt nighttime ad-hoc slot ban at Luton.
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Old 10th Sep 2022, 21:47
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I was told that Northolt is almost fully booked, overflow to Stansted. No mention of Luton.
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Old 10th Sep 2022, 22:49
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When it comes to commercial flights Luton is one big bore and getting more boring by the day with a lack of diversity.
Maybe someone will correct me but hasnít it always been like that just at much lower levels of activity? I recall 25-30 years ago it was just a few easyJet, Debonair and Monarch with a smattering of Britannia and Ryanair.
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Old 11th Sep 2022, 06:18
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The annual summertime night ban ends on September 16th this year.



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Old 11th Sep 2022, 09:24
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Regarding the night ban, as we are in unprecedented times I am sure bans would be relaxed at many airports. As for being boring, go back to the early 1970s - Britannia, Court Line, Monarch with British Midland on scheduled services to the Channel Islands with a sprinkling of Air Spain, Abiogenex etc al!
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Old 11th Sep 2022, 11:03
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The ban wasn’t that effective anyway, as there was a policy to find ways around it.
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
The annual summertime night ban ends on September 16th this year.
Can't see any changes at ACL or NOTAMs saying that but Gov & Medical were always exempt.
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