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Suzeman 7th Apr 2011 16:36

Not surprised

I was often on trains from Derby southwards at the time this was operating and the bus usually set off just as the train arrived in the station!

So much for integrated transport :(


ematom1 12th Apr 2011 18:39

No monarch announcement?? Good news about all the jobs at ema for 2011 plus what are Thomas cook and thomsons aircraft base at ema this summer? Thanks ematom1

SAM-EMA 13th Apr 2011 10:37

New WW Routes
New WW Routes for W11 / 12:


OltonPete 13th Apr 2011 11:48

Don't forget Cologne, Munich and Prague all back as well.


egnxema 13th Apr 2011 11:54

bmibaby have reported that MAN (2 based) and CWL (2 based) will be closed as they see more growth opportunities in the Midlands and Northern Ireland. The 4 affected aircraft to be re-deployed 2x BHD, 1 x EMA and 1 x BHX.

davidjohnson6 13th Apr 2011 13:33

PeteOlton - I though the German routes were essentially seasonal routes, countering the cyclicality of beach routes.

During the summer months, people want to fly from the Midlands to the beaches of the Med. Come winter, when selling seats to the beach is a harder task, the easy option is to try to flog city breaks, particularly centred on Germany so as to make use of LH's lower cost base there.

In August, EMA - Ibiza should be a winner, but likely to be terrible in February. EMA- Munich should be quite the opposite.

OltonPete 13th Apr 2011 13:45


Maybe but both were released by Baby for summer 2011 at the same or
similar frequency to winter 2010/11. They were then subsequently withdrawn from sale as they simply did not have the 8th aircraft for EMA.

There is a strong argument that they could or should be seasonal but that was
not the original intention.

Prague is popular most of the year although it has waned somewhat in recent times but again in respect of baby it is more to do with aircraft availability although I am somewhat surprised it is not operating from BHX this spring until at least late May as the third aircraft sits around most days doing very little.


fireflybob 13th Apr 2011 14:05

I was often on trains from Derby southwards at the time this was operating and the bus usually set off just as the train arrived in the station!

So much for integrated transport
Suzeman, how I agree - the crying shame is that the rail track wasn't taken through the airport and a station installed at ema - the bottleneck is still the M1 roundabout which is congested at the best of time. Also a station at the airport would encourage more passengers and staff to use public transport to get to and from the airport and maybe alleviate congestion on the A453 which is a notoriously bad road for accidents.

NutLoose 14th Apr 2011 07:45

1st of the raised chicken coops come standby towers come wind turbines going up yesterday....

East Midlands being supposedly "Green," but to be supposedly "Green" they have cut down the only real section of woodland on the airport....... that's "green" for you........:mad::mad::mad:


ematom1 18th Apr 2011 16:18

Viking airlines summer charters ema
Hi can anyone tell me if Viking airlines are flying out of ema this summer? Thanks ematom1

TSR2 18th Apr 2011 16:32

Viking Airlines no longer exist. They were declared bankrupt in February.

roverman 18th Apr 2011 16:32

Rail versus car at airports
Re: axing of EMA parkway bus service.

An ongoing dilemma for airport operators - onsite or nearby rail station potentially increases your passenger catchment, but car parking can produce lots of additional income. So the investment in, or subsidy of, rail is not a straightforward choice. MAG has same issue at its main site - MAN, but sees volume growth there for both the on-site rail station (+ tram) and its self-operated car parks business.

fireflybob 19th Apr 2011 19:57

Anyone know what the Emirates B777 was doing at ema today?

BHX5DME 19th Apr 2011 20:13

It was an Emirates B747 freighter bring backformula one cars there has also been Malaysian, cargolux and KLM 747

ematom1 23rd Apr 2011 08:56

Thomson airways
Hi does anybody know what thomson airways are baseing at ema this summer everytime i go to the airport there seems to be 2 or 3 737-800s but im sure it was meant to be 1 757 and 2 737-800s? :confused: and does anybody know what thomas cook are baseing? Thanks for the help :)

fireflybob 23rd Apr 2011 09:52

Interesting to note that since the wind turbines have been erected the winds have been virtually calm!

OliWW 23rd Apr 2011 12:00

TOM have 2x B73H and 1x B75W, of which the 75 doesn't arrive until May...

TCX have 2x A321, with a number of 752 W patterns each week...

Facelookbovvered 23rd Apr 2011 13:40

Wind turbines seem to have a calming influence!!

I don't think they are fully commissioned yet?

ematom1 26th Apr 2011 17:40

Hi ive just heard that a nimrod is going to be flow into ema in june and the aeropark fence taken down and it to be shown on the aeropark? is this true? :) thanks ematom1

Mr Angry from Purley 27th Apr 2011 17:46

Yep, and a kindly builder (Taylor Woodrow?) are going to build a "taxi way" to the aeropark. :\

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