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FRatSTN 20th Feb 2015 17:04

...and perhaps unsurprisingly nobody else has attempted to answer it. Neither does anybody on this forum need support like it's some kind of football match.


Good to see the Mayor and the Chancellor's announcement of the "West Anglia Task Force" looking at improved rail links to/from Stansted, or rather along the London-Stansted-Cambridge Corridor (LSCC). Findings to be reported next spring...


?West Anglia Task Force? to study options for improving London-Stansted-Cambridge rail links - Business - East Anglian Daily Times


George Osborne and Boris Johnson signal improved service for train passengers from Cambridge | Cambridge News

compton3bravo 20th Feb 2015 17:56

Do you think it might be to do with an election which is due in three months, old cynic that I am, seen and heard it all before.

compton3bravo 21st Feb 2015 05:37

Could you further expand in a reasonable manner FR on your thinking on why Enfidha is not suitable for ´´low cost´´ operators please. While you are at it maybe the operations department at Jet 2 would lke to know your reasons as well as they have chosen to operate to the airport this year.
Best stick to Ryanair me thinks!

FRatSTN 21st Feb 2015 09:12

Not really, can't think of what else needs saying tbh and I'm not going to just change my mind because other people don't agree. But whether LS use NBE or not is irrelevant to what EZY do.


Also might be interested to see that EZY is designated carrier on the route, so could be part of the agreement that they use MIR.


“EasyJet is a designated airline on the UK-Tunisia Air Service Agreement and is therefore able to operate flights to Monastir."


EasyJet to launch Tunisia flight | News | Travel Trade Gazette


Now can I very politely ask that we now put this topic to bed?

daz211 28th Feb 2015 20:07

Fingers crossed
 
Long-haul flights to key business destinations in America and the Middle East could be in place at Stansted by next year.

Andrew Harrison, managing director of Stansted Airport, told the News that he envisages securing their first long-haul carrier by 2016.

During March, Mr Harrison will fly to the United States to promote the region to airlines in a bid to secure flights to destinations like New York.

He said: “Our focus is now starting to shift onto some of the carriers we don’t currently have. I am keen to bring in long-haul to destinations that businesses in Cambridge want to use.”

A corporate liaison manager has recently been employed to help approach the airlines, help them understand the potential and secure deals.

For the first time last year, Thomas Cook Airlines announced some long-haul flights from Stansted – only for the summer – to holiday destinations like Orlando, Las Vegas in the USA and Cancun in Mexico, starting in July.

But Mr Harrison hopes to secure its first long-haul carrier to be used by businesses and passengers all year around the world.

He said: “We have had advanced conversations with a number of different carriers. We have got them interested in Stansted again.

“For businesses in the Cambridge area there is always a range of different destinations that they want – but New York is clearly a major one.

“Also in the biotech sector Boston is always talked about, as well as Los Angeles and San Francisco.”

LTNman 28th Feb 2015 21:18


He said: “Our focus is now starting to shift onto some of the carriers we don’t currently have. I am keen to bring in long-haul to destinations that businesses in Cambridge want to use.”

For businesses in the Cambridge area there is always a range of different destinations that they want
I wonder if London Stansted will change their name to Cambridge Stansted as they seem to have given up marketing the airport for London.


“We have had advanced conversations with a number of different carriers.
Like La Compagnie:E

eggc 28th Feb 2015 21:45

MAG is working very hard for STN. I'd rather have one of the big US carriers tempted to STN than La Compagnie that's for sure, and it'll happen sooner or later. I'd really stop trying to compare willy sizes with STN if I were a LTN fan...it'll become depressing for you, IMO.

Fairdealfrank 28th Feb 2015 22:03


Long-haul flights to key business destinations in America and the Middle East could be in place at Stansted by next year.

Andrew Harrison, managing director of Stansted Airport, told the News that he envisages securing their first long-haul carrier by 2016.

During March, Mr Harrison will fly to the United States to promote the region to airlines in a bid to secure flights to destinations like New York.

He said: “Our focus is now starting to shift onto some of the carriers we don’t currently have. I am keen to bring in long-haul to destinations that businesses in Cambridge want to use.”

A corporate liaison manager has recently been employed to help approach the airlines, help them understand the potential and secure deals.
The triumph of hope over reality? It's been tried before umpteen times, even after Cambridge became a high-tech centre.

Is there enough business in Cambridge to support this? The rest of the south will use the more comprehensive longhaul offering at Heathrow.


For the first time last year, Thomas Cook Airlines announced some long-haul flights from Stansted – only for the summer – to holiday destinations like Orlando, Las Vegas in the USA and Cancun in Mexico, starting in July.
That's more like it, yes, this makes sense.


“For businesses in the Cambridge area there is always a range of different destinations that they want – but New York is clearly a major one.

“Also in the biotech sector Boston is always talked about, as well as Los Angeles and San Francisco.”
Probably right, a trans-Atlantic carrier will start, but won't stay very long.


I wonder if London Stansted will change their name to Cambridge Stansted as they seem to have given up marketing the airport for London.
Sounds very FR-ish, "Cambridge-South".


MAG is working very hard for STN. I'd rather have one of the big US carriers tempted to STN than La Compagnie that's for sure, and it'll happen sooner or later. I'd really stop trying to compare willy sizes with STN if I were a LTN fan...it'll become depressing for you, IMO.
Some say harder than for Ringway!

eggc 28th Feb 2015 22:15

I'd disagree slightly with your last comment Frank...the massive £800m Airport City about to start sprouting up, too many new routes to list and on the verge of announcing sizable terminal redevelopments...MAG are just as serious about MAN as they are STN, as they should be. MAG will pay off for STN in regards to LH eventually.

FRatSTN 28th Feb 2015 23:12

It's just a case of wait and see.

But one thing I would say is that both the micro and macro environment regarding long-haul at STN will be quite different now compared to how it was in 2007/8 when STN lost most of its long-haul.

And I think the less said about the effects of BAA's total mismanagement of the place, the better!

Fairdealfrank 1st Mar 2015 17:35


I'd disagree slightly with your last comment Frank...the massive £800m Airport City about to start sprouting up, too many new routes to list and on the verge of announcing sizable terminal redevelopments...MAG are just as serious about MAN as they are STN, as they should be. MAG will pay off for STN in regards to LH eventually.
Fair enough eggc, stand corrected about MAG and Ringway, but remain unconvinced about Stansted longhaul.

SWBKCB 1st Mar 2015 17:41


Our focus is now starting to shift onto some of the carriers we don’t currently have.
If this is accurate, and a large amount of spade work hasn't already been done, 2016 seems optimistic for any start.

southside bobby 11th Mar 2015 10:06

The excellent pax growth continues with February`15 figures showing a 24.6% increase over Feb`14 for a total on the month of 1,469,727...Busiest February for seven years.....:ok:

pamann 11th Mar 2015 13:17

FR 3x weekly to Castellón from September :ok:

LTNman 11th Mar 2015 13:36

It would seem that North London airports rock:ok:

Seljuk22 12th Mar 2015 19:35

please delete

Seljuk22 12th Mar 2015 19:37

FR growths by 10% next winter
Welcome to Ryanair!

anna_list 21st Mar 2015 09:00

ACL Summer 2015 Start of Season Report
 
http://www.acl-uk.org/UserFiles/File/STN_S15_SOS.pdf

Seats and movements are up 9% on last summer. An additional 1.2M seats are on sale.

Easyjet have reduced by a further 12%, but this is offset by increases from FlyBe, Thomas Cook and Germanwings. The real growth is from Ryanair (+11%), adding 1.3M seats on their own.

FRatSTN 28th Mar 2015 16:57

EasyJet Winter 15/16
 
Not a bad schedule for STN for winter 15/16.
Still disappointing in size as would be expected but are increased frequencies on AMS, BFS and GVA.
SOF makes a come back from December (would seem they are keeping it as a ski route) but nothing to RAK and CPH.
Same number of based aircraft but overall slightly up on this year.

sam dilly 2nd Apr 2015 18:59

Stansted again shoots itself in both feet.
No longer is a bulk baggage service provided, even though it was a charged for service.
The airport wants long haul business, it wants quality traffic, but no help whatsoever with baggage, and finding a £1.00 for a small unbalanced baggage trolley is nearly as difficult as finding somewhere to spend a 1p
I cannot believe that this service has been dropped, does STN really only want FR +EZY, do quality carriers count for nothing.
Sam:(


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