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Old 30th Sep 2022, 20:05
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Originally Posted by Musket90 View Post
Have heard Kilo middle section will be finished in a week or so but work is planned in the northern section straight after lasting for several weeks so through route probably open early December.
This project has taken absolutely ages to complete but why. I to have also tried to search online for more details but to no avail. Other than the extra stands that have been completed what has actually been done on this section of Kilo for it to have taken so long. The whole of Terminal 2 was completed in less time than the longstanding works on this section of apron. I should imagine that once the construction of Terminal 2C finally gets underway we're probably see a similar project.

Regarding Terminal 1, does anyone know why it hasn't already been partially demolished. I would have thought that the adjoining and unused car park would have at least been demolished by now.

I'm looking forward to the day when Terminal 1 is finally demolished and construction of the Terminal 2 extension along with Terminal 2C finally gets underway.
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Old 30th Sep 2022, 22:33
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Sotonsean - New underground baggage system for T2 which is extremely complex and a major project, The excavations to do this were massive, plus of course delays due Covid etc. .
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Old 1st Oct 2022, 10:10
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"Airline benefits surely equals pressure from the AOC on HAL"

a mere bagatelle compared to the pressure from the owners to get those dividends flowing I'm afraid
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Old 1st Oct 2022, 10:38
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I had reason to visit Heathrow yesterday in search of the drop off for Terminal 3. What a nightmare. All was going well until we got close to the terminal’s short term car park where the signage ended. I was left with the option of entering the multi-storey in the hope that the ground floor was the drop off zone or now following the airport exit signs. More by luck than judgement I decided to follow the exit signs and eventually came across the drop off zone on the left.
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Old 1st Oct 2022, 21:39
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Originally Posted by Musket90 View Post
Have heard Kilo middle section will be finished in a week or so but work is planned in the northern section straight after lasting for several weeks so through route probably open early December.
Thanks for confirming. Would be good to see this finally finished.

One other thing I find strange is why some of the stands at the T5 piers donít have air bridges. Canít see any reason from Google maps why all the stands couldnít have air bridges and indeed the stands at the T2 pier all have them.
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Old 1st Oct 2022, 21:47
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Originally Posted by Rivet Joint View Post
Thanks for confirming. Would be good to see this finally finished.

One other thing I find strange is why some of the stands at the T5 piers donít have air bridges. Canít see any reason from Google maps why all the stands couldnít have air bridges and indeed the stands at the T2 pier all have them.
The size of the satellites was downsized when BAA / HAL cut the funding, so the building isn't as long as the parking apron. With T5B it means that stand 531 is remote as is 541, adjacent 542 is served by a very, very long glass walkway to the gate. T5C is similar and even smaller with 567 and 568 remote as well as 551 and 558. 557 has THE longest walk from the gate to the airbridge on the airport.
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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 08:27
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"557 has THE longest walk from the gate to the airbridge on the airport."

i doubt its as long as some of the distances in Changi T2
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 14:01
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot View Post
The size of the satellites was downsized when BAA / HAL cut the funding, so the building isn't as long as the parking apron. With T5B it means that stand 531 is remote as is 541, adjacent 542 is served by a very, very long glass walkway to the gate. T5C is similar and even smaller with 567 and 568 remote as well as 551 and 558. 557 has THE longest walk from the gate to the airbridge on the airport.
Thanks for confirming. I did think it was odd that the buildings themselves were not long enough. It still looks like the remote stands could be served by long air bridges like the ones you mention but maybe they are a step too far. I hate this sort half way house to save a few pennies. It canít be great having to bus in passengers for a wide body.
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 14:06
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PIA to lease 7x weekly slots to Turkish Airlines in Winter 2022

Royal Brunei Airlines to lease 2x weekly slots to Air Mauritius in Winter 2022 (MK increases to 5x weekly in total)

Source: via @SeanM1997 on Twitter
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 18:14
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Heathrow August 2022

Top 20 International Routes (% compared to 2019):
  1. New York JFK 224,152 -26.8%
  2. Dubai 203,315 -8.9%
  3. Doha 163,691 16.6%
  4. Los Angeles 131,880 -8.2%
  5. Dublin 126,041 -25.0%
  6. Frankfurt 106,113 -32.2%
  7. Istanbul 100,819 1.0%
  8. Chicago 99,835 -24.4%
  9. San Francisco 99,041 -4.6%
  10. Singapore 98,363 -32.1%
  11. Amsterdam 96,069 -32.8%
  12. Madrid 96,059 -17.7%
  13. Munich 90,496 -25.1%
  14. Boston 87,648 -16.0%
  15. Delhi 86,879 27.2%
  16. Abu Dhabi 84,062 -33.6%
  17. Lisbon 83,856 -4.3%
  18. Toronto 78,385 -33.0%
  19. Athens 77,801 7.9%
  20. Paris 77,761 -26.9%
Top 10 International Routes with BA as the sole operator (% compared to 2019):
  1. Barcelona 38,996 -44.0%
  2. Larnaca 35,377 25.0%
  3. Prague 30,249 -24.9%
  4. Budapest 29,413 -24.1%
  5. Berlin 27,215 -57.0%
  6. Malaga 26,985 93.7%
  7. Palma de Mallorca 24,495 7.3%
  8. Venice 24,256 35.6%
  9. Milan Malpensa 23,955 -64.7%
  10. Naples 22,808 NEW
Top 10 Asia Routes (% compared to 2019):
  1. Singapore 98,363 -32.1%
  2. Delhi 86,879 27.2%
  3. Mumbai 50,813 5.6%
  4. Bangkok 45,208 -36.4%
  5. Kuala Lumpar 29,838 -30.8%
  6. Tokyo 25,814 -60.2%
  7. Hong Kong 24,044 -83.4%
  8. Colombo 18,360 3.4%
  9. Hyderabad 17,584 47.6%
  10. Seoul 17,424 -67.6%
Top 10 New International Routes not served in 2019:
  1. Orlando 50,673
  2. Milan (Linate) 39,137
  3. Bridgetown 25,882
  4. Naples 22,808
  5. Porto 16,920
  6. Valencia 12,873
  7. Tirana 12,552
  8. Heraklion 10,055
  9. Halifax 9,432
  10. Dalaman 8,717
Total PAX January - August 2022 = 43,504,573

Source: CAA

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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 18:55
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Surely Milan-Linate was served in 2019?
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 18:56
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Originally Posted by FRatSTN View Post
Surely Milan-Linate was served in 2019, with Alitalia?
No data showing in August 2019 figures from CAA for this route at all.
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 20:11
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Originally Posted by FRatSTN View Post
Surely Milan-Linate was served in 2019?
Indeed it was, by both BA and AZ. But both dropped the route at the end of July and didn't resume until W2019.
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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 20:54
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Linate was closed from late July until October 2019 for runway resurfacing
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Linate was closed from late July until October 2019 for runway resurfacing
That explains it. Thanks.
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Old 6th Oct 2022, 14:53
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Taxiway Kilo

Taxiway Kilo is no longer a cul-de-sac. Taxiway Kilo officially re-opened this morning Thursday 6 October with the first aircraft using it getting a water cannon salute.

Although this has only recently been discussed there appears to be absolutely nothing regarding the construction on the Heathrow Airport website or the construction company's. No updates online whatsoever. I read about the re-opening and saw the photo on LinkedIn a couple of hours ago.
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Old 6th Oct 2022, 17:00
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Taxiway Kilo is no longer a cul-de-sac. Taxiway Kilo officially re-opened this morning Thursday 6 October
No doubt prompted by today being an AIRAC day.
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Old 6th Oct 2022, 18:37
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As mentioned previously I understand the north end of Kilo will be closed off shortly until early December for lighting related works.
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Old 6th Oct 2022, 18:44
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Originally Posted by Sotonsean View Post
Taxiway Kilo is no longer a cul-de-sac. Taxiway Kilo officially re-opened this morning Thursday 6 October with the first aircraft using it getting a water cannon salute.

Although this has only recently been discussed there appears to be absolutely nothing regarding the construction on the Heathrow Airport website or the construction company's. No updates online whatsoever. I read about the re-opening and saw the photo on LinkedIn a couple of hours ago.
Great news. Thanks for flagging this up. I wonder what the next construction project will be. Really weird that there is nothing on their site news wise.
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TRIGGER NOTAM - PERM AIRAC AIP AMDT 10/22 WEF 06 OCT 22.
TWY K COMPLETE. NEW HOLD K2. BEALINE APRON EDITORIAL. NEW STANDS 235
AND 236. 06 OCT 00:00 2022 UNTIL 19 OCT 23:59 2022. CREATED: 25 AUG 00:05 2022
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