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Old 29th Sep 2023, 16:54
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Originally Posted by SolentAir
A good friend of mine works as route development for Easyjet, I caught up with him the other day and asked him about Southampton. He advised that AGS has not had any communication with them recently reference expanding from Southampton, the last communication they had was to do with the Belfast and Glasgow routes.
Interesting to know how someone from Hampshire just happens to know someone from Luton who just happens to work in route development for Easyjet. Even I donít know anyone yet I have many Luton connections so I guess you are lucky with your insider information.
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 16:55
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then it’s probably safe to assume someone else is coming in to take on a route network
That's some assumption!!
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 17:08
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More to become clearer during Oct/Nov

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Old 29th Sep 2023, 17:56
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Originally Posted by stewyb
More to become clearer during Oct/Nov
Stewyb.....With all due respect but,

With your continous post's regarding this topic and your so called inside knowledge you know that your going to be accountable for this post along with similar posts if nothing becomes clearer during Oct/Nov.

You have made very similar posts over the last few months and if nothing is "made clearer" as you assume or are making out then I'm afraid these particular posts won't go in your favour 😉

I as everyone else on this thread wants some good news regarding future airline announcements for Southampton.

I'm hoping on your part and of course on the part of Southampton International Airport that your post "More to become clearer during Oct/Nov" has some form of reality attached to it.

I'm not a fan of winter especially as the nights get colder and darker but there's a part of me that's now looking forward to Oct/Nov. But then again October is only two days away.
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 18:22
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Originally Posted by Sotonsean
Stewyb.....With all due respect but,

With your continous post's regarding this topic and your so called inside knowledge you know that your going to be accountable for this post along with similar posts if nothing becomes clearer during Oct/Nov.

You have made very similar posts over the last few months and if nothing is "made clearer" as you assume or are making out then I'm afraid these particular posts won't go in your favour 😉

I as everyone else on this thread wants some good news regarding future airline announcements for Southampton.

I'm hoping on your part and of course on the part of Southampton International Airport that your post "More to become clearer during Oct/Nov" has some form of reality attached to it.

I'm not a fan of winter especially as the nights get colder and darker but there's a part of me that's now looking forward to Oct/Nov. But then again October is only two days away.
I will step away from this thread for now and wish you all well, the airport does however have a bright future!
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 18:42
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Originally Posted by stewyb
I will step away from this thread for now and wish you all well, the airport does however have a bright future!
if you want to speculate about future routes and operators, the Gatwick thread is the place!
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 19:23
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Originally Posted by stewyb
I will step away from this thread for now and wish you all well, the airport does however have a bright future!
Myself and others are in total agreement with you regarding the potential future for the airport, none of us doubting the fact that it has a "bright future".

But we're bid you farewell for now then and hopefully we might see you make a return sometime in December after everything has become clearer of course. With all the good news expected shortly there will be no better way of rejoicing, especially prior to the festive season. If all doesn't go to plan, there's only one thing "ask father Christmas!"

Obviously we're not expecting a response back from you due to the fact that you have decided to step away from this thread for now. And on behalf of myself and everyone else on this thread we appreciate your comment regarding"wishing you all well".

Enjoy the next two months or so and don't forget the clocks go back on the 29 October 2023. We look forward to your return sometime in December after everything has become clearer of course. Personally I can't wait as I'm sure we will have absolutely loads to discuss. It's going to be wild, isn't it 😜

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Old 29th Sep 2023, 20:39
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Originally Posted by LTNman
Interesting to know how someone from Hampshire just happens to know someone from Luton who just happens to work in route development for Easyjet. Even I donít know anyone yet I have many Luton connections so I guess you are lucky with your insider information.
Someone who has worked in aviation for the last 20 years at Heathrow, Luton, Edinburgh and Southampton, the latter as management for 7 years. And has worked with many Arline's over the years, and funnily enough when you have worked in the I dustry for that long you get to know many a people. Your more the welcome not to believe a word I say, I'm just stating a fact. I guess that I live in Hampshire means I surely can't know anyone out of Hampshire and at other airport and airlines.

But I'm sure a man of your aviation experience is at the top of the list and no one else can surely know anyone else.
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Old 30th Sep 2023, 06:40
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I fully believe you seeing that there were no announcements or hints when the runway extension was officially opened. It was just that your interesting statement runs counter to what Strewyb has been long claiming if indeed Easyjet is the airline. The expectation are high for announcements soon so there could some fan club members here having a potentially miserable Christmas.
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Old 2nd Oct 2023, 09:53
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Ref your post that did a touch-and-go, Stands 1-5 are indeed closed until 21 October, as NOTAM C5459/23 below indicates:

A)EGHI
B)2310011530 C)2310202359
E)APRON CUL-DE-SAC STANDS 1-5 AND TAXILANE CLOSED DUE MAINTENANCE.

To be closed for such a period of time may indicate that the Stands are being re-configured into four larger ones?

If I am correct with my speculation, why go to the expense to re-configure, unless there will shortly be a need for larger Stands?

We may have to wait for another NOTAM in about 3 weeks time for all to be revealed.

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Old 2nd Oct 2023, 10:01
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Originally Posted by TCAS FAN
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Ref your post that did a touch-and-go, Stands 1-5 are indeed closed until 21 October, as NOTAM C5459/23 below indicates:

A)EGHI
B)2310011530 C)2310202359
E)APRON CUL-DE-SAC STANDS 1-5 AND TAXILANE CLOSED DUE MAINTENANCE.

To be closed for such a period of time may indicate that the Stands are being re-configured into four larger ones?

If I am correct with my speculation, why go to the expense to re-configure, unless there will shortly be a need for larger Stands?

We may have to wait for another NOTAM in about 3 weeks time for all to be revealed.
apologies TCAS as no idea what happened there lol. Definitely looks like works going on and larger stands would be the guess. Maybe we can expect some airline news at some point?

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Old 2nd Oct 2023, 14:08
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I guess it would poor planning if they hadnt rejigged the stands,even if there is no immediate news on incoming 320 operations.
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Old 2nd Oct 2023, 20:12
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No point in doing only half the job. Stand 1 looked tight anyway



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Old 2nd Oct 2023, 20:35
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Originally Posted by LTNman
No point in doing only half the job. Stand 1 looked tight anyway

Stand 1 may look tight but it's been in use on a daily basis with no issues since 1991, when the "new" terminal was completed.

Unlike Stands 2-5, Stand 1 is only used for smaller aircraft such as the ATR and similar sized aircraft.

Stand 1 won't be realigned like Stands 2-5. The area currently occupied by Stand 1 is part of the airports planned terminal extension. (Whenever that gets started)
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Old 2nd Oct 2023, 20:56
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So this closure is really just for new paint markings to be applied with SOU ending up with stands 1-4 then 6 onwards or for continuity the stands will start at stand 2?

By contrast Luton has more stand markings than simultaneously usable stands for flexibility allowing more aircraft to use more stands when the aircraft are smaller, as can be seen by the centre line arrows. Would Southampton not do this leaving them with a 4/5 stand arrangement? Best of both world then.

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Originally Posted by LTNman
So this closure is really just for new paint markings to be applied with SOU ending up with stands 1-4 then 6 onwards or for continuity the stands will start at stand 2?

By contrast Luton has more stand markings than simultaneously usable stands for flexibility allowing more aircraft to use more stands when the aircraft are smaller, as can be seen by the centre line arrows. Would Southampton not do this leaving them with a 4/5 stand arrangement? Best of both world then.

We're have to see when the works are completed. No good speculating at this stage because nothing has been confirmed regarding the recent notam. What we are aware of is that stands 2-5 are eventually going to be realigned.

Without going into too much detail I suggest that you search online as there are diagrams showing the new stands including the supposed relocation of stand 1.

A lot of airports troughout the world have the same flexible stands as you have pointed out in your post. It's not just your local airport. For various reasons I can't see Southampton having a similar arrangement to be honest.
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Old 3rd Oct 2023, 08:41
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I know itís been said many a time before but Eastern are truly shocking. Once again the ORY is delayed because their aircraft is being positioned in after the scheduled departure and 2.5hrs late. This happens on a regular basis and how anyone can book this route with any certainty is beyond me!
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If you think that's bad, you should see their E190 operation for ITA Airways out of Milan to London City. I think it's flown 2 days out of the last 7 - it's really bad. Far more flights cancelled than ever fly.
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Old 3rd Oct 2023, 09:35
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Originally Posted by Sotonsean
Stand 1 may look tight but it's been in use on a daily basis with no issues since 1991, when the "new" terminal was completed.

Unlike Stands 2-5, Stand 1 is only used for smaller aircraft such as the ATR and similar sized aircraft.
When originally built Stand 1 was a full size Stand. Sometime after completion of the Terminal the large building to the west of it, I believe called "Solent House", was constructed which required reduction of Stand 1 size.
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Can anyone confirm what stand 13 is marked as on the ground. From Google Maps all the other stands are clearly numbered 1 - 12 & 14 but stand 13 looks more like BEA. Are they avoiding 'unlucky' 13?

Also the map used by Planefinder labels all the stands apart from stand 6!

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