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Air Berlin off to Gatwick

Old 13th Nov 2010, 14:27
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Air Berlin off to Gatwick

In september i posted Air Berlin join oneworld and asked would they pull out of STN and go to Gatwick to be near there partners.....well the answer is yes they will as from Feb ....it looks like the Hannover and Nurumberg will be the first to go.........what next all the dash 8 aircraft going into London city......unless Servisair pull something out of the bag soon at STN, it will be a trip down the job centre for all.

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Old 13th Nov 2010, 17:32
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Saw swissport handling Air Asia the other night,have servisair lost that aswell? Also whats going on with germanwings?
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Old 13th Nov 2010, 21:05
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DCMs Already Started !!!!!!

Servisair already started the thinning out process by
outing two of the best Ops Supervisors at STN !!!
Didn't mean to imply they were gay but they were ex Aviance
so may be that was the plan.... Also same process for
two of the Ramp Supervisors and one of them will have
to be from the Servisair stable !!!!!

......as for the Swissport pushing Air Asia A320 that was
doing a one off charter .. Air Asia supplied the aircraft..
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Old 13th Nov 2010, 21:10
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Air Berlin

How many flights do Air Berlin operate a day from STN ?

I heard they had a start date at LGW for Early Feb with 27 flights a week to begin with
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Old 13th Nov 2010, 21:18
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There are 4 flights 1st wave followed by 2 after lunch
and a further 4 in the evening peak...that's Day 1 - 5 inc
then Day 6 is just the 4 in the morning and Day 7 the 4 in the evening...
...so that's 58 per week...

Strongly rumoured here that NUE and HAJ will leave STN in Feb 2011
so that will be 22 flights off to LGW. Looks like they may start a TXL
at the same time...
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Old 13th Nov 2010, 21:27
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Air Berlin

The routes that I have seen slots allocated for at LGW are for
HAJ - NUE and TXL with the TXL operating a evening rotation

What other routes are still left at STN then?

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Old 14th Nov 2010, 15:18
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DCMs ALREADY STARTED

I could not agree more about one of the ex aviance ops men being the wrong choice to go from STN....i had the job of running him down the car park in the early hours and saying good bye to him.....he was a very nice bloke.............I COULD HAVE MADE AT LEAST ONE BETTER CHOICE THAN HIM .....I wish him all the best in what ever he does next.
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Old 14th Nov 2010, 15:25
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......as for the Swissport pushing Air Asia A320 that was
doing a one off charter .. Air Asia supplied the aircraft.. thanks for the info...and what about germanwings,everybody seems to think that they are going to handle them next year.3 seperate handling agents cant all be right.
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Old 14th Nov 2010, 20:41
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Air Berlin

Is the STN-PAD route going as well ???
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 10:43
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Looks like only cargo left at Stansted when Air Berlin wander down to LGW.

Must be a few jobs in that arena for the ousted management..

To think a few number of years ago Servisair had over 90% of the buisness at Stansted, now look at it, dont see much fire in managers bellies to fight back and hold on to what is still left..

Thinking about it, did'nt cargo have a shake up of staff and managers a while back with some experienced Duty Managers leaving the company and a transfer of some staff to ramp, all connected with the aquisition[sorry about spelling] of Aviance ??

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Old 15th Nov 2010, 14:01
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after airberlin go,what will servisair have left?
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 15:11
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A Cunning Plan

I think what is going to happen...Servisair will buy Swissport and Menzies
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 17:18
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didnt servisair try that before with aviance?
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 18:27
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Swissport have just been sold to an investment company by Ferrovial.
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 20:18
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AH HAAA, the return of SAT1, hovering like a buzzard every time Servisair lose a contract. Been bought out hey, that may explain the transition in uniform....red trousers, yellow fleece,orange hi vis, brown tongue , no wonder your ol mate jumped ship into the farm ;0
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 20:47
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Swissport have just been sold to an investment company by Ferrovial.
To be sold on to a handling company in 18 months time ???
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 20:51
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any idea of the new company name
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 06:42
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The only people that will be keeping their jobs are the companies HR department's involved with all these take overs/buy outs etc and sorting out who stays by whatever criteria they make up to suit their own needs
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...and indeed Union Reps seem pretty good at influencing said
criteria and thus keeping their jobs !!!!
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 16:06
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this is in the wrong forum really and I have just posted it in airlines and routes but ....

Gatwick Airport

at the moment its just the NUE and HAJ service moving so they will have a split operation for a while at least
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