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Old 11th Nov 2021, 21:56
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If FlyBe were still around with their overnight based aircraft then it would be a benefit for the first wave morning departures but sadly this is no longer the case. Let's hope another operator can eventually fill this gap.
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Old 12th Nov 2021, 13:14
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The flip side is when the airport went below limits in the early evening and the based aircraft ended up in EXT/BOH/BRS/BHX leaving an empty apron next morning. Recovering something near to a normal operation would the take the rest of the next day or even in to the following day.
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Old 12th Nov 2021, 21:30
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Portsmouth and surrounding area has a large Turkish population.
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Old 12th Nov 2021, 21:40
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But not a large runway at SOU that would allow TK to operate a scheduled service to Istanbul
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Old 13th Nov 2021, 04:46
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A technicality, for a CAT C aircraft (which most SOU arrivals are) with the combination of approach lighting and MDH available, under EU OPS criteria the approach minima is 800 metres, so the approach ban comes in less than RVR 800.
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 22:41
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Channel Isles S22

Looks like Aurigny/Blue Islands have now put Guernsey on sale with the morning flight operated by Aurigny and all others by Blue Islands.

Jersey has had a frequency boost by Blue Islands and there are a couple more flights to Guernsey compared to this year too.

Alderney - 14 weekly Aurigny D28 (2x every day)
Guernsey - 23 weekly Aurigny (7x) and Blue Islands (16x) AT7 (4x Mon/Fri and 3x on all other days)
Jersey - 26 weekly Blue Islands AT7 (4x Mon-Fri, 3x Sat/Sun)
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Looks like from today that the Eastern MAN service is being operated by a J41 that comes from (and returns to) LBA. Guess this is to free up an ATR for the LGW-NQY route which starts next week?
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Old 6th Dec 2021, 17:04
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Looks like from today that the Eastern MAN service is being operated by a J41 that comes from (and returns to) LBA. Guess this is to free up an ATR for the LGW-NQY route which starts next week?
And to think MAN was once the airports busiest route!
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Old 6th Dec 2021, 18:15
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And to think MAN was once the airports busiest route!
Domestic pax from the airport are likely to decrease rather then increase,the airport desperately needs to have other routes,but this goes with the runway extension ( is this going to happen?) . As with a lot of regional airports - difficult times ahead!
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Old 6th Dec 2021, 19:00
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Originally Posted by Wycombe View Post
Looks like from today that the Eastern MAN service is being operated by a J41 that comes from (and returns to) LBA. Guess this is to free up an ATR for the LGW-NQY route which starts next week?
Must be, presumably the remaining ATR does BHD/DUB/BHD. I assume they are the stronger routes for Eastern. Striking that they can't even manage a day return to MAN. Wonder if they have a plan for the summer - can they afford another ATR for SOU or will they use the E190 I wonder?

Loganair seem to be doing pretty much matching Flybe's former frequency to EDI/GLA, even if they are using smaller aircraft (but charging more!).
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Delay to extension?

Seems there will be a delay to the extension as it has been called in for Judicial Review
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Old 10th Dec 2021, 15:12
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Originally Posted by Sharklet_321 View Post
Seems there will be a delay to the extension as it has been called in for Judicial Review
The economics and covid has allowed very strong arguments to surface for the extension to never happen,and I'm sure the airport are now rather concerned.
Bournemouth airport however has in place all the requirements for holiday traffic should it return to normal (which is nowhere certain).
The question remains can SOU survive with what will be dwindling domestic traffic, the area might only require one airport in the future,Bournemouth has the runway,aids and stand capacity to provide the requirements.With transport links urgently needed to be improved,could then be the last link required.
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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 15:19
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Southampton future

With the onset of difficult times ahead for all households,will the runway extension now go ahead?,domestic pax are likely to continue to decrease, holidays in the sun more expensive
The question : is the investment in the runway extension financially viable in tough financial times? I believe it isnt.
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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 16:18
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Isnít the investment coming from a private company, therefore it has nothing to do with Joe public and the tax payer, you have clearly had a life changing experience with the airport in times gone by which has scarred you for life!
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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 16:27
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I believe it isnt.
So you've told us - many times...
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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 16:50
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Was this not all thrashed out on the existing Southampton thread? Not sure it warrants a new one.

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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 16:55
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Originally Posted by Link Kilo View Post
Was this not all thrashed out on the existing Southampton thread? Not sure it warrants a new one.

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A lot of things have moved on from then- Keep up!
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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 17:02
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A lot of things have moved on from then- Keep up!
unfortunately you are not one of them!
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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 18:18
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Admittedly we are just emerging from a pandemic and its middle of winter but the departures board and many airports makes depressing viewing. Wick, Inverness, Prestwick, Carlisle, Doncaster, Norwich, Southend, Cardiff, Exeter, all of them with 2, 3,4 and sometimes as many a 6 departures per day. Southampton seems to be doing rather well.
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Old 3rd Feb 2022, 18:21
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I think the question isn't so much can they afford to do it (viability) but rather can they afford not to. They need to grow the business and be ready for whatever form the demand will take, whether that be momor leisure orientated or the return of business travel. There definitely is pent up demand.
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