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Old 20th Oct 2023, 19:28
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I was wondering about that TUI have almost nothing at LBA, zero based aircraft. It's Jet2 & Ryanair.
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Old 20th Oct 2023, 19:30
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???

TUI only have W patterns into LBA on a few days a week, of which today's unfortunate arrival was one. No other TUI flights would be impacted by the closure until tomorrow lunchtime.
I just used TUI as an example, it was nothing more than that.
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Old 21st Oct 2023, 07:49
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Leeds NOTAM'd closed until 10.00 at present
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Old 21st Oct 2023, 09:53
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Originally Posted by zed3
N707ZS.. in all honesty, Manchester is just less than an hour away. I was trying to work out the timing from Teesside to LBA, probably over an hour. Just to make it clear I use Teesside and it is a great little airport.
Manchester airport is well over an hour away from LBA. It’s 30 minutes to the m62 on a good day. Then you have to travel to and around Manchester….
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Old 21st Oct 2023, 09:57
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RYR have sent some arrivals to MME & EMA this morning.
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Old 21st Oct 2023, 14:17
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LBA as of 14:03 is now reopened for flight operations.
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Old 21st Oct 2023, 22:58
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and now some issue with a bomb scare… not having much luck
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Old 24th Oct 2023, 06:45
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/2449...tion-terminal/

The travel hub's bosses hope that the extension will create more than 5,000 new jobs both directly and indirectly, while putting almost a £1bn into the local economy.
Fantasy figures with self service check-in desks and self service shops becoming the norm. New security scanners will cut the number of lanes needed so again reducing staff. On the other hand the extension will generate jobs but not as many as the headline figure when indirect jobs are included.

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Old 24th Oct 2023, 08:56
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/2449...tion-terminal/



Fantasy figures with self service check-in desks and self service shops becoming the norm. New security scanners will cut the number of lanes needed so again reducing staff. On the other hand the extension will generate jobs but not as many as the headline figure when indirect jobs are included.
Of course they're fantasy. Marketing companies know that probably the best way of getting the 'right' pubicity for their client's project or development is to pluck a sometimes believable number of 'jobs created' from thin air and plant it front and centre of a press release.

Sadly todays alleged 'journalists' rarely question the figure. You however have.
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Old 24th Oct 2023, 09:01
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The real trick is the "indirectly" bit - you create 10 new real jobs but then claim they'll degenerate a thousand "indirectly"

Always used in industries that actually employ very few people in real life
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Old 24th Oct 2023, 10:03
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So what is the capacity of Leeds/Bradford now if the future capacity will be 5m? A simple sum could generate an interesting answer no doubt.
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Old 8th Nov 2023, 20:02
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easyjet increasing frequency on its Belfast Int'l to Leeds route next summer 2024.

Increased from 4x to 6x weekly with additional Thursday & Saturday flights operating May to June
Monday service now operates year round (without its peak summer break)
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Old 8th Nov 2023, 20:05
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So what is the capacity of Leeds/Bradford now if the future capacity will be 5m? A simple sum could generate an interesting answer no doubt.
Once the £100 million Terminal REGEN programme is completed in summer 2026 the capacity for LBA will be increased from the current 4.5 million to 7 million per year.
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Old 7th Dec 2023, 21:42
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Ryanair going head to head with Wizz Air on yet another route. This time 3x Weekly Bucharest (Tue, Thu & Sat) from April

Also looks like Aer Lingus are giving easyJet a run for there money by increasing the Leeds -Belfast City route from 3x to 4x daily next summer.
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Old 13th Dec 2023, 21:53
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Ryanair strike again this time Morroco as they have announced a. New route from Leeds to Marrakech for summer 2024.

Will be interesting to watch as Jet2 are also due to start once weekly service to Agadir from October 2024.

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Old 21st Jan 2024, 00:41
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LBA SUMMER 2024 UPDATE
  • The £100 million investments works has started with builders now on site of the new Terminal building extension. Once construction is completed works will then switch to regenerating the existing terminal. The LBA #REGEN project expected to be completed by late 2025 or early 2026. These plans also Includes works to construct an additional 10x aircraft parking stands.
  • Starting this summer LBA has been designated a Level 3 slot coordinated airport night time only (2300-0700) by the Department for Transport, At all other times the airport will remain a level 2.
  • Works also continue with the installation of the new generation Leidos CT scanners at security which are expected to be competed by start of the busy summer season.
  • With funding in place It is hoped that the final business case for the planned Parkway Rail Station on the Leeds to Harrogate line should be approved by WYCA early this year with a planning application submitted to Leeds City Council later this summer..

LBA is looking super busy this coming summer 2024 season with new routes and airlines set to appear. Meaning the 4+ million passenger figure should be easily passed for a 2nd consecutive year..
  • Ryanair have added 2 brand new routes to Marrakesh & Bucharest starting in May, The low cost airline will operate its biggest ever schedule from LBA this summer with 26 routes and up to 108 weekly departures using 3x based aircraft. 1x Boeing 737-MAX-8200 & 2x Boeing 737-800's
  • We have 2 new Turkish operators operating Boeing 737-MAX8 aircraft to Antalya. Sun Express will offer upto 3x weekly service & Southwind Airlines with a 1x weekly offering with tour operator Holiday Best.
  • Aer Lingus Regional continues to grow by adding extra daily rotations on both its Dublin and Belfast City routes.
  • Easyjet is increasing its Belfast Int'l route with up to 6x weekly flights.
  • TUI have added a 4x weekly Palma departure on Sundays. TUI will operate up to 6x weekly w-legs into LBA this summer from Palma, Corfu & Dubrovnik.
  • LBA's home-based operator Jet2 is a bit stagnant at the moment as they're currently limited to how much it can grow the operation due to lack of aircraft parking stand and the current terminal limitation's. But good news is that they have found room to introduce at least new route to Agadir late summer operating once weekly. The remaining 7x Boeing 737-300 aircraft fleet continues to be in operation at LBA this summer whilst an additional 10th Boeing 737-800 is being added to the base, but only 9 are required in daily operational use.

Aer Lingus Regional
Belfast City = 27x weekly
Dublin = 17x weekly

Aurigny
Guernsey = 2x weekly

Wizz Air

Gdansk = 2x weekly
Krakow = 2x weekly
Warsaw Chopin = 2x weekly
Bucharest = 2x weekly
Cluj-Napoca = 3x weekly

KLM
Amsterdam = 21x weekly

Easyjet
Belfast Int’l = 4-6x weekly

TUI Airways
Palma = 4x weekly
Dubrovnik = 1x weekly
Corfu = 1x weekly

Freebird Airlines

Dalaman = 2x weekly

Sun Express
Antalya = 3x weekly NEW

Southwind Airlines

Antalya = 1x weekly NEW

BH Air
Bourgas = 1x weekly


Ryanair
Zadar = 2x weekly
Limoges = 3x weekly
Paris Beauvais = 3x weekly
Perpignan = 2x weekly
Crete - Chania = 1x weekly
Dublin = 20x weekly
Marrakech = 2x weekly NEW

Riga = 2x weekly
Krakow = 5x weekly
Gdansk = 3x weekly

Poznan = 2x weekly
Warsaw Modlin = 2x weekly
Wroclaw = 2x weekly

Faro = 4x weekly
Porto = 2x weekly
Bratislava = 2x weekly
Bucharest = 3x weekly NEW
Alicante = 14x weekly
Girona = 5x weekly
Reus = 3x weekly
Fuerteventura = 2x weekly
Ibiza = 2x weekly
Arrecife = 2x weekly
Malaga = 7x weekly
Palma = 11x weekly
Tenerife South = 2x weekly

Jet2
Antalya = 7x weekly
Bodrum = 2x weekly
Dalaman = 7x weekly
Izmir = 2x weekly
Alicante = 17x weekly
Almeria = 1x weekly
Barcelona = 2x weekly
Girona = 2x weekly
Malaga = 14x weekly
Reus = 3x weekly
Ibiza = 10x weekly
Mahon = 5x weekly
Palma = 24x weekly
Arrecife = 7x weekly
Fuerteventura = 4x weekly
Las Palmas = 4x weekly
Tenerife South = 10x weekly
Faro = 14x weekly
Funchal = 1x weekly
Agadir - 1x Weekly NEW
Corfu = 4x weekly
Crete - Heraklion
Crete - Chania
Kefalonia = 4x weekly
Kos = 4x weekly
Rhodes = 4x weekly
Santorini = 1x weekly
Skiathos = 2x weekly
Thessaloniki = 1x weekly
Zakynthos = 3x weekly
Cyprus - Larnaca = 4x weekly
Cyprus - Paphos = 4x weekly
Naples = 2x weekly
Pisa = 1x weekly
Rome Fiumicino = 2x weekly
Catania = 1x weekly
Verona = 1x weekly
Prague = 2x weekly
Budapest = 2x weekly
Krakow = 2x weekly
Bourgas = 2x weekly
Dubrovnik = 3x weekly
Split = 2x weekly
Malta -= 2x weekly
Bergerac = 1x weekly
Nice = 2x weekly
Paris CDG = 5x weekly
Jersey = 3x weekly

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Old 21st Jan 2024, 23:52
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I see tonight's Ryanair from Wroclaw diverted to Amsterdam.
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Old 22nd Jan 2024, 19:15
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I see many Ryanair’s continue to divert away from LBA today whilst Jet2 are getting down. Same yesterday when the weather was worse.

Anyone know why FR seem to be disproportionally affected?
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Old 22nd Jan 2024, 21:36
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I am not a pilot or connected with any airline apart from being SLF, but would have thought it was maybe down to knowing the airport and conditions as Jet 2 home base ? KLM pilots I have observed also seem to do well in windy conditions due to their experience at Schipol I assume. I am sure someone far more knowledgeable will confirm or put us right.

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Old 23rd Jan 2024, 14:53
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I see many Ryanair’s continue to divert away from LBA today whilst Jet2 are getting down. Same yesterday when the weather was worse.

Anyone know why FR seem to be disproportionally affected?
That, needless to say, is causing much discussion amongst the watcherati at LBA.

It's obviously possible that they have different limits and that as Jet 2 crews are likely to be permanently LBA based they're more familiar with the place's 'oddities'.

I suspect there's also a difference in operational philosophy. RYR will want an a/c on the ground at another base ASAP as it's been very noticeable that they're moving kit assignments around dynamically from minute to minute. Friend of mine was at LBA for Malaga during the pre Xmas wind. He was badly delayed because as/when aircraft got down they were allocated to flights scheduled for later than his.

A cynic, which he is, would say RYR were in the frame for delay/repay for his flight and the cost of keeping them hanging around was already fixed.
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