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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 16:09
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You are right. Volotea has pulled the route from their schedules. Appears they didnt have Spanish permission, which is always a hot potato down there. May well come back but not I think this year.
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 18:48
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I was struggling to see where the demand for this route would have came from. Iberia axed their short lived Madrid route, so not sure that this Volotea route would have worked. I don't think it would have been inbound tourism to Gibraltar, but equally would have thought the demand outbound from Gibraltar was limited owing to small population....
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 18:52
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Must agree I did think it was an odd pairing even by Volotea
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 20:14
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Iím not sure it was so odd with the changing context. GIB can serve some southern areas of Spain more conveniently than Malaga as Iím sure people are aware. Subject to ratification of Gibraltar joining Schengen it would be in effect a domestic flight, no border delays. But obviously that isnít over the line just yet.
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 23:08
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Believe it's been over 10 years since there was last a direct service to Spain from Gibraltar. Had the route resumed in 2019 before the pandemic I reckon it might have done OK. The area of Spain around Gib I believe was one of the fastest growing areas in Spain in terms of Tourism., which is a further option rather than Gib itself as noted above.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 09:52
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BA announced this morning that BACF will operate LCY-GIB starting 25th June.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 15:18
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Twice weekly................ good prices at the moment.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 15:22
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Can GIB airport cope with all these airlines ? I know the terminal is fairly new but it seems like a lot more than 2019...
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 15:40
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They have 16 check in desks and five stands with capacity for 1 million passengers annually.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 17:50
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The terminal is very spacious. And given most of the new routes are not even daily I doubt they will struggle for space.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 20:01
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I flew from Gibraltar when there were 3 departures within an hour or so a couple of years ago. Compared with heaving Luton I found the terminal spacious and still all but empty with a great first floor viewing terrace.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 20:33
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Agree there, been to GIB a few times now and last August there were x3 EZY and x1 BA all within same time frame.....ample space inside the terminal then plus as stated the outside viewing area is great too.
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