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Old 1st Jun 2023, 21:03
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Virgin to launch Dubai in October 2024. Winter seasonal, 4 times a week with 787-9.
Thanks to Sean on Twitter for the info
​​​​​VS LHR-DXB "resumes" on the 28 October 2023.
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Old 5th Jun 2023, 20:18
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China Southern to Beijing. Is that a restart or new? China routes certainly picking up again. But will they all lastů?
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Old 5th Jun 2023, 22:00
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe
China Southern to Beijing. Is that a restart or new? China routes certainly picking up again. But will they all lastů?
CZ673/674 PKX is a new one, CA remain at PEK and BA moved to PKX. They are using the old Wuhan flight nos but more importantly, the flight doesn't appear to have operatd yet despite FR24 having plans since the start of the summer season.
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Old 6th Jun 2023, 13:18
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot
CZ673/674 PKX is a new one, CA remain at PEK and BA moved to PKX. They are using the old Wuhan flight nos but more importantly, the flight doesn't appear to have operatd yet despite FR24 having plans since the start of the summer season.
Until Daxing opened and then delayed growth due to the impact of COVID China Southern only had European traffic rights issued by the CAAC to Amsterdam and that was due to historical reasons and aircraft performance from Guangzhou when they originally started flying some years ago
China Southern are the chosen vehicle for the projected expansion at Daxing
This has simply been delayed due to other events ( now where to LHR slots have be acquired is another question)

Indeed prior COVID and their withdrawal the A380 was earmarked for the proposed London service
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Old 6th Jun 2023, 14:10
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Originally Posted by Rutan16
now where to LHR slots have be acquired is another question
They're using the 2017-2019 Wuhan flight nos. so I imagine from those existing slots? Wuhan (birthplace of COVID19) of all the inbound Chinese destinations has not restarted.
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Old 9th Jun 2023, 15:31
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LATAM Airlines (Peru) have acquired slots to launch five weekly flights between Lima and London Heathrow in W23.

Credits to @SeanM1997 on Twitter for this info.
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Old 9th Jun 2023, 17:44
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Saudia seem to be operating SV101 / 102 between LHR and Neom Bay (NUM/OENN) which is a bit of a commercial ghost town. Any idea why this relative backwater now has a London link?
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Old 9th Jun 2023, 18:07
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot
Saudia seem to be operating SV101 / 102 between LHR and Neom Bay (NUM/OENN) which is a bit of a commercial ghost town. Any idea why this relative backwater now has a London link?
Because the it's the Saudi's pet project and they seem to think people are going to want to flock there.
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Old 10th Jun 2023, 08:47
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Hey - if you can sell Dubai you can sell anywhere.......................
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Old 21st Jun 2023, 09:34
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ALL BA flights cancelled into LHR yesterday evening (20 June 2023) but no explanations given, anyone any ides why please?

I'm stuck in Munich waiting for my replacement flight this evening, but I guess there are worse places to be stuck.
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Old 21st Jun 2023, 10:45
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Lots of thunderstorms I believe. Not all flights cancelled, I know AMS-LHR and DUS-LHR were delayed a few hours.
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Old 21st Jun 2023, 10:59
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Originally Posted by SealinkBF
Lots of thunderstorms I believe. Not all flights cancelled, I know AMS-LHR and DUS-LHR were delayed a few hours.

Thanks, we had storms here too, but not until after the scheduled departure time. I guess they could have been wherever the a/c started out from too, not necessarily LHR
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Old 30th Jun 2023, 23:36
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What do people think of Thomas Woldbye, the (shortly to be former) MD of CPH taking over at LHR ?
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/jun/30/heathrow-appoints-copenhagen-airport-boss-as-new-ceo
CPH seems to be pretty well run - my personal opinion is positive - but I'd be keen to know what others think on this
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Old 1st Jul 2023, 08:22
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the problem isn't the CEO - it's the scheming money grabbing owners - who will probably do a Thames Water on us
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Old 1st Jul 2023, 08:56
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No, the CEO has been part of the problem.

Over the years, I've had frustrating dealings with Holland-Kaye, who tacitly admitted that Heathrow was making up stats to try to show improvements in airline environmental performance, ignoring repeated requests to substantiate them.

It would be good to see the company being led by someone who has a somewhat healthier relationship with the truth - we can but hope.
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Old 1st Jul 2023, 08:58
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From an airport smaller than Manchester, quite a jump in scale and complexity
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Old 1st Jul 2023, 13:58
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And from an airport better run, and miles ahead, of Manchester.
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Old 1st Jul 2023, 19:05
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
No, the CEO has been part of the problem.

Over the years, I've had frustrating dealings with Holland-Kaye, who tacitly admitted that Heathrow was making up stats to try to show improvements in airline environmental performance, ignoring repeated requests to substantiate them.
It would be good to see the company being led by someone who has a somewhat healthier relationship with the truth - we can but hope.
So the CEO of a multi billion pound company just happened to mention to you he was making up numbers in order to mislead people? Shareholders? MPs? Regulators?
Cool story bro!
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Old 1st Jul 2023, 19:18
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot
So the CEO of a multi billion pound company just happened to mention to you he was making up numbers in order to mislead people? Shareholders? MPs? Regulators?
Cool story bro!
Not been paying attention, have you SOF?
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Old 2nd Jul 2023, 07:24
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot
So the CEO of a multi billion pound company just happened to mention to you he was making up numbers in order to mislead people? Shareholders? MPs? Regulators?
Cool story bro!
Oh dear.

Sadly, I neglected to ask JH-K if others had also requested substantiating evidence behind some of the cr@p that Heathrow publishes, so I can't tell whether discovering that there isn't any makes me uniquely privileged.
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