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Spanish eyes 26th Oct 2020 21:42

Actually it is no worse than baggage reclaim. Maybe the video is fake and was actually filmed in the baggage hall?

Sorry this was the only link I could find that is linked to the above story. I hope people won’t take offence as the link is provided as information only.

CAP A330 27th Oct 2020 09:56


Originally Posted by Spanish eyes (Post 10907367)
Wizz, like other Luton airlines need passengers who are prepared to travel against government advice which is not good as I doubt many will bother to quarantine. I would say they are acting against the national interest as they try to undermine the message.

Wizz are keeping a lot of people in jobs at LTN, unlike easy “we won’t survive 21” Jet
easy “give me government bail out” Jet
easy “ 4500 redundancies on the cards” Jet

everyone on this thread knows your prejudice against Wizz, Eastern Europeans, and Muslims.

compton3bravo 29th Oct 2020 12:27

I see that DHL have increased there flights from Luton at the start of the winter timetable after their summer sojourn to Heathrow.

davidjohnson6 29th Oct 2020 16:50

Wizz to start routes to Funchal/Madeira and Gibraltar in mid-December

LGS6753 29th Oct 2020 17:49

Wizz are strengthening their base at Cluj (Romania), including an increase in flights to LTN from 14 to 18 per week.

LTNman 29th Oct 2020 18:53

Clearly Wizz thinks the numbers from Romania will continue to increase despite travel restrictions from January 1st.

Easyjet traditionally doesn’t operate Gibraltar flights from Luton in the peak summer months so will they abandon the summer months to Wizz?

TBSC 30th Oct 2020 09:45

Blue Air's Bucharest flights will be operated from Heathrow instead of Luton from December.

AirportPlanner1 30th Oct 2020 09:46

Blue Air is ending Bucharest at the end of November and moving it to....Heathrow! Pretty extraordinary

LGS6753 30th Oct 2020 10:45


Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 (Post 10914884)
Blue Air is ending Bucharest at the end of November and moving it to....Heathrow! Pretty extraordinary

So it won't be a low-cost route and Wizz will win a larger share of the London-Bucharest market.

LTNman 30th Oct 2020 12:42

No connections vs worldwide connections when the world starts to get back to normal.

gilesdavies 30th Oct 2020 13:14


Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 (Post 10914884)
Blue Air is ending Bucharest at the end of November and moving it to....Heathrow! Pretty extraordinary

It could be a temporary move, while other airlines are not using their slots at Heathrow, maybe the airport is able to offer temporary deals?

China Airlines moved their Gatwick to Taipei (in Taiwan) operations to Heathrow and say they will move back to Gatwick after a few months and then they continue to temporarily extend the Heathrow ops by another few months. Seems as long as the epidemic continues and China Airlines can get the slots into Heathrow they will continue.

I doubt Blue Air has the big money to purchase slots once things get back to normal.

SWBKCB 30th Oct 2020 14:16

Suppose it all depends on how long things take to get back to normal. Can't sit on slots indefinetly and not use them.

pabely 30th Oct 2020 14:34


Originally Posted by gilesdavies (Post 10915034)
I doubt Blue Air has the big money to purchase slots once things get back to normal.

Do they need to lease slots from someone else or can anyone now apply for temp LHR slots?

LTNman 30th Oct 2020 17:18

  • So for Christmas Luton will be down to just 3 airlines operating through the terminal. Hasn’t been like that since the early 60’s

JW95 30th Oct 2020 20:42


Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 (Post 10914884)
Blue Air is ending Bucharest at the end of November and moving it to....Heathrow! Pretty extraordinary

A very interesting move. I suppose it makes sense with W6 covering LTN, SEN and LGW and FR serving STN and SEN. LHR will be unique in that Blue Air will hold the advantage of lower fares over BA and Tarom on the same route. Will be interesting to see how this will affect Blue Air's future at LTN. No doubt W6 will increase LTN-OTP over time in place of Blue Air's withdrawal, but I wonder if Blue Air might shift more of it's remaining routes (Bacau, Cluj and Iasi) to LHR and abandon LTN completely? All three are currently in direct completion with Wizz who could easily raise frequency.

pabely 30th Oct 2020 21:13

Time will tell on whether this is a smart move by Blue Air, with no transfer agreements this could be a big cash burn whatever LHR have offered.

Buster the Bear 31st Oct 2020 00:59

If the Romanian Govt don't bail out a private company, it is immaterial.

LTNman 31st Oct 2020 22:12


Originally Posted by LTNman (Post 10915011)
No connections vs worldwide connections when the world starts to get back to normal.

Confirmed they are after worldwide connections. They also mention better connections into London


Heathrow is not only a preferred and more convenient option for London travelers, but also one of the most important intercontinental hubs for Europe. Blue Air intends to partner with several Heathrow carriers to enrich the connectivity for Romanian customers worldwide," he added.
https://www.romania-insider.com/roma...ondon-heathrow


LTNman 1st Nov 2020 12:00

Construction update
 
Doppelmayl, who are the manufacture of the Dart trains have now confirmed that the Dart will open in the Autumn of 2021, which is some 6 months later than originally planned. The Dart will travel at 31.3mph and will take 3 minutes 45 seconds to complete each journey. The Dart will spend 45 seconds at each station before it departs. Despite the total time coming to 4 minutes 30 seconds the manufacture states that the trains can run every 4 minutes at peak times which indicates that there could well be longer gaps or single train running during the quieter times. Each train will consist of 4 cars with a capacity of 170 passengers per train. The peak delivery will be 2,700 passengers per hour.

The first vehicle to run on the Dart route shown on the viaduct.
https://i.imgur.com/7Pzcgpt.jpg


The route crosses the bridge, which is seen in the background, before passing alongside the approach lights.
https://i.imgur.com/Z6m27l9.jpg

The Dart then passes through the approach lights. For most of the route passengers will see very little of the airport due to the tunnel and long cutting.
https://i.imgur.com/aWpwwUA.jpg

Meanwhile back at Parkway the existing passenger footbridge can be seen. This can connect to the Dart station and will be used if the new footbridge does not open on time.
https://i.imgur.com/DpimuNI.jpg

Mr Optimistic 1st Nov 2020 16:21

31.3 mph? Do I smell a metric conversion?


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