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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 09:46
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Aer Lingus Regional starting flights from Aberdeen to Dublin. Loganair will be happy!

Aer Lingus Regional to add flights from Dublin to Aberdeen and Southampton – Business Traveller
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 10:28
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Schipol is horrible but CDG isn't a lot better TBH - still lots of crowds
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Old 30th Sep 2022, 11:36
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Presumably bar set pretty low in a small cohort, but regardless a winner!
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Old 30th Sep 2022, 14:22
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Underwhelmed doesn't even begin to cover it.....
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Will BACF ABZ-LCY be a hit or a dud?
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 18:22
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There's quite a few startups and smaller oil companies in ABZ these days - they'll want to fly to/from LCY - and full fare tickets as well
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 19:06
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12 weeks seems a relatively short span of operation for LCY
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 19:53
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12 weeks seems a relatively short span of operation for LCY
What does this mean?
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Will BACF ABZ-LCY be a hit or a dud?
Was tried before and dropped but I would say because there were *relatively* better uses of an aircraft, the likes of AMS and FRA are not exactly bouncing back to pre COVID yet so worth a punt?
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 20:11
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What does this mean?

Was tried before and dropped but I would say because there were *relatively* better uses of an aircraft, the likes of AMS and FRA are not exactly bouncing back to pre COVID yet so worth a punt?
Itís once daily and seems to night stop at ABZ so convenient times for ABZ based pax to day trip to London. I guess it also helps having somewhere to park the plane overnight.
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 21:26
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What does this mean?
The flight only operates from 1 November to 22 January which is 12 weeks.
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Old 11th Oct 2022, 07:13
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The flight only operates from 1 November to 22 January which is 12 weeks.
Hardly seems worth it!
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Old 14th Oct 2022, 09:08
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see they are upgrading the Airport (sic) railway station for teh next 2 weeks... Buses will replace trains for 11 days on a section of the route between Inverness and Aberdeen while work to enable a new station takes place.

ScotRail has urged customers to plan ahead while extensive work around the Inverness Airport Station takes place.

Services will be disrupted from just before midnight on Friday until early morning on Wednesday 26 October. Passengers from Aberdeen and Inverness will see buses replace trains between Inverness and Nairn. Buses will also replace trains between Elgin and Inverness, calling at Forres and Nairn. ScotRail has arranged for an early morning bus to depart from Elgin to Aberdeen at 04:13, calling at all stations. At night, the 22.00 Aberdeen to Inverness train will terminate at Inverurie, with buses in place for travel between Inverurie and Inverness.

The new station will have a passing loop through the station, and enhance sections of track and signalling within the area. Line closure will also see the opening of a new pedestrian access bridge and the closure of Petty level crossing. David Simpson, ScotRail service delivery director, said: "We know lengthy line closures can be a real inconvenience for customers, and we're doing everything we can to keep people moving during the work."

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see they are upgrading the Airport (sic) railway station for teh next 2 weeks... Buses will replace trains for 11 days on a section of the route between Inverness and Aberdeen while work to enable a new station takes place.

ScotRail has urged customers to plan ahead while extensive work around the Inverness Airport Station takes place.

Services will be disrupted from just before midnight on Friday until early morning on Wednesday 26 October. Passengers from Aberdeen and Inverness will see buses replace trains between Inverness and Nairn. Buses will also replace trains between Elgin and Inverness, calling at Forres and Nairn. ScotRail has arranged for an early morning bus to depart from Elgin to Aberdeen at 04:13, calling at all stations. At night, the 22.00 Aberdeen to Inverness train will terminate at Inverurie, with buses in place for travel between Inverurie and Inverness.

The new station will have a passing loop through the station, and enhance sections of track and signalling within the area. Line closure will also see the opening of a new pedestrian access bridge and the closure of Petty level crossing. David Simpson, ScotRail service delivery director, said: "We know lengthy line closures can be a real inconvenience for customers, and we're doing everything we can to keep people moving during the work."
This will be for Inverness Airport, although clearly impacting services from Dyce.
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Old 15th Oct 2022, 09:24
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yeah - sorry - - pity the railway is on the Dyce side at ABZ I've always thought
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Old 17th Oct 2022, 10:00
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yeah - sorry - - pity the railway is on the Dyce side at ABZ I've always thought
Pity the terminal is on the other side... i'm guessing the railway was there first?
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Old 17th Oct 2022, 11:14
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Pity the terminal is on the other side... i'm guessing the railway was there first?
The railway line opened in the late 1850s so it beat the opening of the terminal by just a few years
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Old 17th Oct 2022, 16:01
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Pity the terminal is on the other side... i'm guessing the railway was there first?
Indeed so, although in fairness the original airport passenger facilities, from when it first opened in 1934 up until the arrival of the new terminal in 1977, were in fact located on the east side, close by the railway line....

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Old 17th Oct 2022, 16:08
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OK, so why did they intertionally decide to build the new 1977 terminal away from the obvious public transport option? Much like in 1964, building a world class terminal at PIK next to a railway line and simply not building a station. Was there a view that we'd all have cars and the railways would die out?
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Old 17th Oct 2022, 17:09
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Probably space for car parking- they'd have had to move the hangers as well and the N Sea helicopter traffic was building up
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Old 18th Oct 2022, 10:01
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In 1977 the Aberdeen Inverness railway service was 2 hourly-ish in each direction and while better than nothing, that was about it. The station at Dyce reopened in 1984.
The frequency of trains serving Dyce only increased in the last 3 or 4 years.

Given the run down state of the Aberdeen Inverness line in 1977, I am pleasantly surprised it is with us today.
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