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Old 2nd Aug 2023, 08:03
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New Start - Global Airlines

Someone pushing DSA to Global............
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Old 2nd Aug 2023, 08:15
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The blind leading the blind...
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Old 2nd Aug 2023, 08:58
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The blind leading the blind...
If you pitched this saga as a drama for TV it would be dismissed as too far fetched and unrealistic!
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Old 2nd Aug 2023, 12:01
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An airline that will never get off the ground and an airport that isn't going to reopen. It's a good fit in that sense, at least.
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Old 24th Aug 2023, 02:04
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Fuel farm being removed now.

​​​​​A council official was noted on LinkedIn a couple of weeks ago stating it was pretty much game over. The post has since been removed however.
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Old 24th Aug 2023, 13:02
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This is a Jason Unsworth Atmosphere Airlines (Primark Air) scenario all over again.
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Old 24th Aug 2023, 13:04
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2Excel are now firmly based in Hangar 3 at Southend. G-OSRB is there now and G-OSRA will head there after C check at Lasham. Seems like it is their new permanent home.

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Old 29th Aug 2023, 04:33
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A good friend of mind still works at 2Excel in Doncaster. They'd been biding their time in the hope the airport may reopen, however their management now give this as a less than 10% chance of happening. And thus, have now found a permanent home at Southend.

I have to laugh at the likes of Mark Chadwick. The guy really is a moron.
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Old 29th Aug 2023, 15:09
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From the very begining I only give it a 10% chance at the most for reopening and that been slipping down since.
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Old 29th Aug 2023, 16:21
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Originally Posted by TimmyW
A good friend of mind still works at 2Excel in Doncaster. They'd been biding their time in the hope the airport may reopen, however their management now give this as a less than 10% chance of happening. And thus, have now found a permanent home at Southend.

I have to laugh at the likes of Mark Chadwick. The guy really is a moron.
I don't normally agree with Timmy. Will make an exception this time!
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Old 29th Aug 2023, 16:50
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From the very begining I only give it a 10% chance at the most for reopening and that been slipping down since.

very very few airports ever re-open once they've closed
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Old 29th Aug 2023, 19:42
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very very few airports ever re-open once they've closed
That is an interesting comment. Sticking to the UK, can anyone help with a name or two?
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Old 29th Aug 2023, 19:43
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very very few airports ever re-open once they've closed
Finningley didů..
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Old 29th Aug 2023, 20:14
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave
That is an interesting comment. Sticking to the UK, can anyone help with a name or two?
Manston and Plymouth are the obvious ones but to a certain extent you could include Blackpool but the list now includes Doncaster.
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Old 29th Aug 2023, 20:17
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Is Newquay an example of an airport that closed and reopened ? Or maybe Southend ? Waterford (assuming it really does reopen) ?
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Old 29th Aug 2023, 21:15
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Think we need to define our terms. Blackpool has never shut - airline services have come and gone. Finningley transitioned from a military airfield to a civil airport. Same for Newquay?

Ignoring Covid closures
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Old 30th Aug 2023, 08:20
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB
Think we need to define our terms. Blackpool has never shut - airline services have come and gone. Finningley transitioned from a military airfield to a civil airport. Same for Newquay?

Ignoring Covid closures
Finningley did close. It was not a transition.
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Old 30th Aug 2023, 08:36
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Originally Posted by davidjpowell
Finningley did close. It was not a transition.
But it wasn't an airport when it closed. It was a military base.
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Old 30th Aug 2023, 09:12
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Airfields in general are desirable spaces - especially in England - all that land, flat (-ish), reasonably well drained - just right for building on

Racecourses are similar and then golf courses
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Old 12th Sep 2023, 18:13
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PEEL have now cancelled all remaining XH558 ground experience days.
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