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Old 21st Feb 2021, 23:13
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easyflyer,

I've had the same experience as yourself - with the same three funnily enough! LH was probably the simplest, BA not bad and EZY the slowest to refund, but the option to came as soon as the flight was canx'd.

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I'm guessing you work for Jet2...!
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 23:51
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At present 41 departures midweek in July IF all go ahead and 230 weekly, a decent recovery for the airport!

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Old 25th Feb 2021, 18:37
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This number is not remotely feasable,given that air travel will take to at least 2022 to begin to recover.
Today's IATA statement underlines this :Cuts across Europe expected. Latest IATA forecast published yesterday now expects demand this year to be just 38% of 2019 at best, with a risk of 33%..Bournemouth along with other TUI airports is expecting 5 routes being dropped. Over optimism by certain SOU contributors masks the reality of the airports predicament ,it's going to be a tough uphill battle to survive.
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 23:33
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https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/191...-runway-plans/
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 18:23
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Seems Southampton Airport is within a Freeport Zone together with East Midlands Airport and Teeside Airport.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 18:49
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Southampton was previously Freeport until 2012.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 19:02
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Can’t seeing making much difference to the airport but it is better to be inside one given a choice
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 19:18
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I would imagine that the Port of Southampton would stand to benefit from any Freeport status. Freeport status tends to lend itself to freight and logistics not short-haul passenger transport unless it's super time-sensitive belly-hold cargo. Could be some side-effect business travel demand but who is to say how much? Did the Freeport status benefit SOU prior to 2012?

SOU is very fortunate to be in a position to nurture further BA Cityflyer development and to attract new in-bound business & global connecting traffic from the likes of other new airlines like Lufthansa, Aer Lingus (Dublin), Air France, KLM frequency & aircraft size increases etc etc. The runway extension will unlock these airlines in terms of removing existing payload penalties.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 19:30
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I believe that was the port, I don't think the airport was part of that. This time around the land owned by the airport to the NE corner of the runway is part of the Freeport and is being supported by Eastleigh Borough Council with road building earmarked to open it up.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 20:05
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Steve Szalay, operations director at Southampton Airport – which is awaiting a decision on plans to extend its runway – said: “We have been working closely with the Solent LEP on their bid as the airport is a vital component to the freeport. We are optimistic about the pivotal role that we can play in repositioning and rebuilding the region.

"That is why we are calling on our councillors to approve the runway extension to ensure that we are able to continue to connect the central south, nationally and internationally.”

Peter Taylor, chair of Southampton Chamber of Commerce and managing partner at law firm Paris Smith, said: "The announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer for a new Freeport in the Solent region is a significant endorsement of the strategic role which the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth as well as Southampton airport have for the region and the UK. It will undoubtedly create business opportunities and jobs across the city.

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/191...e-25-000-jobs/
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 20:12
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Delay to launch of BA routes

Iíve had Mikonos flights cancelled 16-May outbound (no surprise!) and 22-May return; a cursory look at BA website suggests that flights now start 29-May?
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 20:49
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Airport to Council - you pass the extension and we’ll supply the land!
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Old 4th Mar 2021, 09:36
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BACF have pushed back the launch of services from SOU to 29th May.
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Old 4th Mar 2021, 09:50
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Freeports are little more than a political gimmick, they didn't bring anything fundamentally beneficial to the party last time around, and it's doubtful they will this time either.
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Old 4th Mar 2021, 22:13
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KLM W21/22

KLM now bookable for W21/22 - 14 weekly all on the E190 for the moment.
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Old 5th Mar 2021, 22:11
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Far from a gimmick! https://www.business-live.co.uk/port...ained-19961792
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 07:40
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Just repeating something doesn't make it true - even this article you've quoted lists the disadvantages, there is evidence to show that creating low tax free areas just sucks in activity from the surrounding area rather than generating new activity.
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and in the medium term the number of people who think they are benefiting is far smaller than the number who think they're being disadvantaged -
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 08:27
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If this actually benefits the airport in anyway is yet to be seen, surely any industrial area won't have a direct airside/runway access?
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Old 6th Mar 2021, 08:52
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the picture shown as part of the Freeport plans shows 4 hangars on that side of the runway attached to the edge of the business park so I would say potentially yes the airport would benefit from it!
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