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paul atkins 27th Nov 2010 20:40

easyjet rumour
 
speaking yesterday brad miller the new md made this comment




Such a strategy is possible despite the loss of easyJet in January when the airline said it could not make its East Midlands routes viable.

Miller says a new chief executive and new direction at the airline could lead to a rethink of its East Midlands assessment.

Sonic Bam 27th Nov 2010 20:47

RVL building opposite bmi hangar on Vanguard Road, I believe.

ematom1 28th Nov 2010 11:15

He also commented on how he would like to get some direct longhaul routes to India and the us and would like to focus on passenger services as cargo is doing well but would like to see more charter routes as the low cost routes are doing well already at the airport and would like now to expand more charter flights as he comments people will start see the difference at the airport around jan/fen time. Time will tell but sounds promiseing for the airport :)

OliWW 28th Nov 2010 12:43

To back that statement up further... future routes and destinations are currently being evaluated with a number of airlines... one of which is with Jet Airways (of India) and El Al.

wanna_be_there 28th Nov 2010 13:21

Thats funny, as Jet airways are apparently pretty much firmed up for MAN for summer 2011.

Either the rumour mill got its wires well and truly crossed, or maybe a wholesale 'buy one get one free' within the MAG group.

Invicta DC4 28th Nov 2010 14:01

Jet Airways
 
Sorry to be the party pooper, Jet Airways won't be expanding in the UK outside London anytime soon.

wanna_be_there 28th Nov 2010 14:14

Sorry to be the party pooper, Jet Airways won't be expanding in the UK outside London anytime soon.

Normally, with an airline such as jet, Id agree with you, but there are a few different people who arnt connected to each other at the airport who seem to be hearing differently.

MAN is Jets official diversion airport for Tatl and UK flights, and apparently the head honchos at jet have been into MAN 2-3 times since mid october, and now Brad Miller has said he was speaking to Jet, so maybe had a meeting with them whilst they were at MAN, so there is obviously credability to the rumours of visits.

Added to that, the rumour is 3-4 weekly, and it just so happens there are 5 days to fill in the A330 flying programme.

May be getting a 2+2=5 situation, but it all seems encouraging now.

The only thing I would say is, regarding EL AL, is there a large enough Jewish population to support the route, or are LTN/MAN/LHR too easy alternatives for midlands travellers.

Balair 28th Nov 2010 14:37

Here we go again, another airport CEO's wish list - he had better send it to Father Christmas if he wants any of them to materialise!

FR- 28th Nov 2010 15:32

Not sure if any has already had posted Ryanairs winter route to Turin, 19 & 26 Feb 2011 only. Roll on the summer time table. . .

NutLoose 2nd Dec 2010 02:10


RVL building opposite bmi hangar on Vanguard Road, I believe.
New Hangar will go from the old East Midlands Flying School apron where the school building was, encompass the whole of the BMI car park area and wrap around but not go past the Old Hunting building, that they use as offices for RVL, or so I am led to believe.

Crusher1 2nd Dec 2010 11:07

Here's a link to the drawing of the proposed development from the submitted planning application, application doesn't mention RVL by name, it's due for consideratin 20th Dec:

http://paccess.nwleics.gov.uk:90/WAM...df&pageCount=1

And to the whole application, click on view associated documents

http://paccess.nwleics.gov.uk:90/WAM...df&pageCount=1

EastMids 3rd Dec 2010 10:37


Here's a link to the drawing of the proposed development from the submitted planning application, application doesn't mention RVL by name, it's due for consideratin 20th Dec:

http://paccess.nwleics.gov.uk:90/WAM...df&pageCount=1
Except that it says "RVL Hangar" in great big letters at the bottom of the diagram! :}

Andy

Crusher1 3rd Dec 2010 14:03

Fair point! Anyway, enough about my suspect eyesight.....it's obviously a bit of good news for EMA.

Mickey Kaye 4th Dec 2010 11:51

So they kick East Midlands Flying School out to build a road to the DHL apron and then well build a hanger on the site of EMFS. So they didn't need to kick EMFS out did they.

However in the whole scheme of things I would expect RVL to give a much better financial return.

One thing I have thought about EMA for many years is the sheer lack of planning when it comes to building hangers. They seem to be scattered all over the place. Perhaps its a good job the Qualitare hanger never got built.

ematom1 6th Dec 2010 19:48

Runway extension? planning accepted after 9 years then nothing?:confused:

FR- 10th Dec 2010 08:54

New route, seville starts 28thmarch

Balair 10th Dec 2010 10:04

Elevated Walkway
 
It seems the construction of the extension of the elevated walkway to allow its use by both inbound and outbound pax may be a little closer. A revised design for access to the arrivals hall at the Eastern end of the terminal has just been submitted.
Let's hope it's not too long before it is built as the current arrangements are far from satisfactory.

ematom1 11th Dec 2010 06:22

The new route from ryanair they are to increase capacity on 4 other Spanish routes I am led to believe. I'm slightly confused about the elevated walkway planning application. And does anyone know if they are going to ever extend the runway?

FR- 11th Dec 2010 07:40

I think the increase will come from TFS, AGP, ALC and PMI, with TFS 1extra, and the rest with an extra 2 flights per week. Which makes me wonder how many a/c will ema have this summer, 7 or 8?

Not sure if we will get any new routes other than seville, would be nice to have matla, fez or Nimes back.

fr-

ematom1 11th Dec 2010 10:53

S11 Aircraft
 
Hi can anyone tell me what aricraft bmibaby, Thomson, Thomas cook are baseing and using on other days and what charters there are going to be as I don't think were seeing Viking back this summer? :(

INKJET 11th Dec 2010 11:31

Not sure if we will get any new routes other than seville, would be nice to have matla, fez or Nimes back

matla would be great!! another new route for EMA, never been there myself where is it? in fact never heard of it??:rolleyes:

aidoair 11th Dec 2010 12:12


matla would be great!! another new route for EMA, never been there myself where is it? in fact never heard of it??:rolleyes:
Well if you prefer, you can fly to MaLTa instead with bmibaby from East Midlands???

FR- 11th Dec 2010 12:55

OMG one little mistake and some geek goes over the top. Well i dont see why baby and ryanair cant do malta.

aidoair 11th Dec 2010 12:57

I think he was joking ???

Balair 11th Dec 2010 16:06

ematom1

As you may know, the elevated walkway which runs from the Western end of the terminal building is currently only used for passengers departing from the satellite pier; inbound passengers are bussed to the arrivals hall, as they are from the majority of stands on the main apron.

The proposal is to modify this walkway so it can also be used for inbound passengers, and an extension built right across the front of the upper level of the terminal to the arrivals hall at the Eastern end. Towers will be built at several points along the length of the walkway to allow access for inbound passengers from the main apron, therefore only passengers arriving on remote stands will need to be bussed. Airbridges could be added at a later date if required.

As far as the runway extension is concerned, I don't think there will be any movement on this for a few years as the existing length is adequate for current operations. The airport management were keen to gain planning approval for the extension so they could build it relatively quickly should an airline identify a future requirement for it.

It has been suggested UPS may be one airline that could require the increased length should they expand their operation at EMA; so it may happen when UPS decide to go ahead with their new distribution hub.

Hope this helps?

ematom1 11th Dec 2010 22:03

Thanks for all that it was very helpfull thankyou

INKJET 12th Dec 2010 08:49

FR
 
Just a little joke, having said that Ryanair do fly to some places that i have never heard of, never mind wanting to go!!

I think that one carrier from EMA to MLA is probably enough and the pax age profile probably suits baby better than Ryanair, I was surprised that baby added IBZ which i would have thought suited Ryanair better than baby?

Over head walk way.

Looking at the way they threw this up at EMA for the 40's stands, i would think that this could go up in under a month as most is prefab sections on simple steel pillars, a must for EMA, this last weeks trek through muddy salt to arrivals is a disgrace and ruins one's shoes.

How are Flybe doing on the BHD route? i hear on the vine that baby's advance booking in Jan to/from BHD are in the hundred + most days, mind you the tickets have been very cheap

FR- 12th Dec 2010 09:43

Is it true that a set number of babys seats on the MLA are set aside for a travel agent?

odogo2 12th Dec 2010 09:47

runway
 
I think one of the main reasons the runway extension is on hold is because North West Leicestershire District Council put certain conditions on the final go ahead,mainly to do with the night operations,these conditions are designed to cut back the night flying and will hamper the Airport operations considerably if applied.

aidoair 12th Dec 2010 11:40


How are Flybe doing on the BHD route? i hear on the vine that baby's advance booking in Jan to/from BHD are in the hundred + most days, mind you the tickets have been very cheap
I'm not sure about Flybe but I have heard that bmibaby brought the change over from BFS to BHD forward from the 12th January to the 1st January due to better than expected passenger response from all bases. This could most likely be from an increase in passengers that prefer to fly to BHD to get to the city as well as more passengers agreeing to transfer there BFS bookings to BHD than what WW may have originally thought?
Anyway, I do hope they do well on the route, at first I thought it was a bit daft as they were not competing with any other airlines on the BFS route, though baby have been committed with the Belfast domestic routes since they launched.


Is it true that a set number of babys seats on the MLA are set aside for a travel agent?
I believe many travel agents use bmibaby's MLA flights, however, I don't think there is an allocation of seats set aside for these operators when compared to their AGP and ALC flights where Thomas Cook have an allocation of seats set on various days. Correct me if im wrong on this though.

Balair 13th Dec 2010 10:46

Freight
 
Quote from EMA's Cargo Website-

"In the rolling 12 months up to and including November 2010, East Midlands Airport cargo throughput reached a record level of 308,087 tonnes - the busiest 12 month period in the Airport's 45 year history."

Jamie2k9 13th Dec 2010 14:24

New Ryanair route to Tallinn from March 28. Operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday

FR- 13th Dec 2010 16:20

Well I wasn't expecting that ;)

victoria73 13th Dec 2010 21:01

victoria73
 
Bmi baby passenger numbers from BHD are not down to increase in people looking to travel from BHD its passengers that had already used Flybe and market thats already there,plus people that have no choice but to fly to BHD because no alternative yet from Bfs once another operater starts Man and Bhx that will change plus the fact that baby is landing at Bhd for free allows them to charge RYR type fares that will all come to an end when they have to start paying there way.

owenkirk2005 14th Dec 2010 08:21

Just logged on to ryanair and some good news from EMA,

Rome is back from 29th March 3x weekly (Sat, Tue, Thu)
Pisa is back from 29th March 3x weekly (Sat, Tue, Thu)

lets hope more routes start to become available over the coming weeks, I know they may be seasonal but its nice to see FR bringing them back next summer, looking good for EMA, how many based will be looking at now?

ematom1 14th Dec 2010 17:21

Ryanair looking serious at ema at the min after the cutbacks recently it's good to see some new routes and some not so old routes returning :)

owenkirk2005 16th Dec 2010 20:30

More positive news from FR!

Venice has been added for the summer - 3x weekly
Rzeszów is back - 2x weekly

Not sure if there is any more announcements

FR- 17th Dec 2010 06:13

Looks like 8 a/c this summer then, im sure the crews will be happy to start flyig again. I wonder if all 8 a/c will be parked around the 40s and 30-something? If the walk way is built in time.

fr-

wanna_be_there 17th Dec 2010 06:15


More positive news from FR!


Meanwhile, the guys at BHX must be grinding their teeth at all this EMA expansion..... :oh:

FR- 17th Dec 2010 08:08


Meanwhile, the guys at BHX must be grinding their teeth at all this EMA expansion.....
True, makes you wonder what will happen to BHX next winter. But good news for EMA and EMA based crews. I would like to see FEZ, GRX, Oslo or Nimes, maybe OPO to be added.

fr-


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