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Old 15th Sep 2022, 11:25
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Rome and Dubrovnik come to mind
Both now operated by Wizz.
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Old 15th Sep 2022, 11:46
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Both now operated by Wizz.
Rome , not from Luton. It got transferred to Gatwick with all the other Italian routes.
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Old 15th Sep 2022, 12:07
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Blue Air

Assuming Blue Air are able to reinstate operations from 10th October, I wonder what their new fleet composition will be like? Being reported elsewhere that they will reduce the fleet to just 5 a/c, but will this just be composed of the the 735s and 738NG, or will they hold onto their 737-Max?

Also, it will be interesting to see what happens with their route network going forwards, including the routes that are likely to face the chop. I reckon London will be a tough one for them to re-enter, with Wizz now going to 5/daily on LTN-OTP, and I don't see them being able to afford a presence at LHR any longer. Plus STN, which Blue Air originally served between 2007-10 is now covered by FR, albeit at slightly less frequencies compared to Wizz Air. Perhaps SEN or LGW?
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Old 15th Sep 2022, 13:17
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If they cut back at LTN, I'm sure their slots will be of value.
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Old 15th Sep 2022, 19:42
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I think all their Max's are outside Romania now, lessors protecting their Assets. Two newst Max's still with Boeing, never got delivered.
If they fo come back to London then LTN only it will be but maybe sell some of the slots.
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Old 18th Sep 2022, 09:08
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Malaysian AF Airbus arrived Friday, Pakistan and Tanzania Gulfstreams yesterday, Slovak Republic A319 due today.
Turkmenistan Challenger due today too.
Surely more to follow.

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Old 18th Sep 2022, 19:00
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More recent arrivals have included Montenegro Gov't LearJet, Netherlands 737, Turkish AF Gulfstream, Greek AF Gulfstream, Azerbaijan Gulfstream, Serbian Gov't E135 and an A319 on the Aruba register with callsign TOG001 (Togo?).

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Old 19th Sep 2022, 07:42
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This mornings LY311 from TLV is being operated by B763 CS-TSU
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Old 19th Sep 2022, 09:30
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Blue Air updates

As per Aero Routes, Blue Air will continue to serve LTN upon service resumption, with 8 weekly flights to Bacau and 3 weekly to Iasi, although these may both be subject to additional changes. What is surprising is that 0B will continue to serve OTP from LHR, with a 2 weekly frequency. At the moment, it is unclear what a/c will be operating these flights, presumably a mix of 735s and 738s; has the 737 Max now officially left the fleet?

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https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/220919-0boct22
https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/220918-0bnw22
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Old 21st Sep 2022, 12:46
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Welcome back night Ad-Hoc flights - sorry SEN, see you next Spring.
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Old 21st Sep 2022, 13:39
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Prime example of why Luton is Londonís bad neighbour airport. They really donít care.
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Old 21st Sep 2022, 13:48
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So STN with 15 after midnight ( some old 737-3 ,& 737-4s) and LGW with 25 after midnight arrivals tomorrow are the good guys!
SEN is the good guy with soon zero traffic, running at a big loss, guys just made redundant is a shining example of how to run a business in this so called green age!
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Old 21st Sep 2022, 14:01
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LRT is also running at a big loss and has debts that make Southend seem well run.
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Old 21st Sep 2022, 17:23
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Bit like the country then!
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Old 21st Sep 2022, 18:27
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LRT is also running at a big loss and has debts that make Southend seem well run.
You have got to remember Net Worth of the two Assets. A business with Debt and almost zero income (might get worse if fire cover gets reduced) is in much worse position than one with large Debt but is able to service it. A good question is whether the debt is index linked with interest rates rising.

Of note today a DHL A300F had to be parked on 6 pack today because Cargo stands needed for other DHL & MNG traffic. Going to be interesting this winter with any additional DHL traffic from STN.

Nice of Luton to pick up some EZY diversions as well due to an issue down saff at LGW

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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 05:52
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A business with Debt and almost zero income (might get worse if fire cover gets reduced) is in much worse position than one with large Debt but is able to service it. A good question is whether the debt is index linked with interest rates rising.
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Spot on. LRT hasn’t been able to service its massive debts, which is why the Council has had to lend LRT more money so LRT can pay the interest payments back to the council for its loans, so adding to the debts. The majority of money borrowed is meant to be paid back at 8% interest while one loan was taken out at 12.125%. Other loans include interest at 12% while 2 loans are at 11.5%. Most loans are fixed.

Let’s not forget that the Council auditors have resigned, which is remarkable. No audits since 2018/2019 have been signed off due to the Council failing to give accurate information regarding the financing of its airport.

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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 06:20
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London Luton Airport's summer passengers double from last year https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...herts-62985876
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 13:34
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Not sure if this has been reported here before, Wizzair starting Bydgoszcz & Lodz from Luton from mid December. Await Ryanair reaction.
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 14:56
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Ryanair already fly to Bydgoszcz and Wizz used to fly to Lodz but dropped the route several years ago.
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Old 27th Sep 2022, 20:04
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Surprised no-one noted that the inquiry opened today which will run until 17 November about the proposed expansion to 19M pax limit.
if it gets cleared then 32M application next year!?
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