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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 07:36
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According to Twitter, Wizz have reduced the base to one aircraft and removed the following from sale:
Eindhoven
Fuerteventura
Gran Canaria
Lisbon
Malaga
Suceava

Some surprises there, but I guess the demand for these flights just isn't there.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 07:47
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With the current situation regarding travel, and the longer term uncertainties, I'm amazed that there is a demand for travel anywhere.
On the specifics of the DSA flights, we live about 40 minutes from the airport, so in the prime catchment area. I would not have been aware that Wizz were starting the new holiday routes, if it were not for this forum. A complete absence of local PR and marketing is not going to put bums on seats.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 07:57
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From what I understand, booking were extremely poor right from the get go. Even when the restrictions on the Canary Islands were lifted - whereas at other airports this hasn't necessarily been the case.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 08:19
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Somewhat selective retelling of what was posted on Twitter too by Timmyw. Nowhere was a reduction in aircraft mentioned. Also not all of those routes are completely pulled.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 08:24
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I've said it before elsewhere, and been shot down in flames, but I'll say it again. Presently you've got to be slightly daft to give a private business any money up front for anything, everyone's finances are iffy, and there's absolutely no guarantee that you'll get your money back in a timely manner if things get cancelled, or perhaps not at all if the business to whom you've entrusted your hard earned money goes belly up. I personally will not give anyone any of my money upfront at the moment, whether it be for a restaurant reservation for an upcoming celebration, hotel, airline, ferry or train operator. Travel planning is well and truly on hold until I see where we are at on two fronts, primarily Covid-19, but second, Brexit.

I appreciate that in doing so, I and many others are putting businesses and people's livelihoods in jeopardy, but I am not a charity.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 08:32
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Looks like itís a case of switching destinations. Heraklion, Dalaman and Bourgas now added all twice weekly.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 09:17
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Update on the Wizz reductions
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 11:40
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Well, if there was no advertising, it's not surprising that bookings were low from the outset.
And, the flight timings were not that great either, which didn't help matters.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 12:24
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Extra frieght business due border issues

Lufthansa 77F currently inbound from Frankfurt carrying produce for supermarkets.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 12:36
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Just doing some maths on the back of a fag packet. When I drove trucks with refrigerated trailers, payload would be anything from 5 ton (for light stuff, such as cress, salad, etc), to around 26 ton (for heavy and dense frozen stuff such as pizzas, ice cream, etc).

A 777F has a cargo capacity of 102 ton. My educated guess is that this 777 has carried roughly the same as 7 or 8 loaded artics.

And with thousands of trucks that were or are stuck in Kent, as you can imagine it’s a small drop in the ocean. I would love to see 500 777Fs coming into the UK every day though. It would be like the Berlin Airlift.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 13:15
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Great for the cargo operations reputation at the airport.

Ukraine Wings 767, Rada IL62, Magma/Astral, Cargolux, Silkway 747, Etihad 777 and now this makes an interesting week for cargo.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 14:08
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Quite a few of the animals at Doncaster Wildlife Park arrived by air. Lions and tigers and bears - oh my!
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 14:08
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Certainly interesting with Rada & their `62 as it appears to have a propensity to carry out R/W excursions on landing & latterly a touch of forestry on departure!
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The IL-62 is famous on You Tube with departures, hope Robin Hood was not hiding in the trees, he would have got a haircut like friar tuck!
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They now have two IL 62s.
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Twice the opportunities then for a little light "gardening" & "forestry".
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 22:36
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EW-505TR IL-62 passed over Hampshire last night on route to Donny. I wondered what on earth it was, speculating a non CFM 707 or maybe a B-52. Delighted to see on Plane Finder it was a VC-10ski!
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Old 24th Dec 2020, 11:43
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Interesting info from one report, should be a busy month.

"Doncaster Sheffield Airport told the BBC that in January, the "planned increase" in the number of flights of perishable goods had risen from three a week to eight.

The airport will be handling 700 tonnes a week in food freight, up from 300 tonnes a week. However, the airport said the increase was due to companies wanting to mitigate anticipated Brexit congestion, rather than the current issues at Dover."
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Old 24th Dec 2020, 12:03
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One company alone has received enquiries for over 300 flights.

Lucrative for those airports who will engage, especially if LHR is closed as well.

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/20...rench-blockade

https://www.lse.co.uk/news/british-airways-cargo-staff-set-strike-over-pay-from-christmas-day-ulax13djjdq438c.html


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Old 24th Dec 2020, 13:21
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Looking at the CAA foreign carrier permits issued: https://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-ind...ermits-issued/

Etihad have five Doncaster flights scheduled in January (4th, 5th, 11th, 18th and 25th), all scheduled to arrive at 2325.
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