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20th May 2020, 18:16
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Posted By DC3 Dave

Chance to support a good cause and one lucky...

Chance to support a good cause and one lucky person will get to visit the tower.

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/18463498.southend-airport-set-host-huge-nhs-fundraiser-empty-runway/
1st Apr 2020, 21:13
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Posted By DC3 Dave

Youíve been all over the last few days. Hardly an...

Youíve been all over the last few days. Hardly an airport in the south of England has not been visited by you. You didnít seem too concerned about mortality rates when you gleefully reported that LTN...
1st Apr 2020, 11:02
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Posted By DC3 Dave

A remarkable sight indeed, although I believe it...

A remarkable sight indeed, although I believe it can land fully loaded on a runway considerably shorter than SEN and just 30 metres wide.
31st Mar 2020, 15:24
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Posted By DC3 Dave

The Echo has been forced to issue a correction...

The Echo has been forced to issue a correction after stating that some Southend Airport employees had been forced into taking unpaid leave.

It is Stobart Air staff who find themselves in this...
31st Mar 2020, 14:38
Replies: 1,076
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Posted By DC3 Dave

From a reasonably regular customerís point of...

From a reasonably regular customerís point of view I have always found the staff in the cabin both professional and friendly. Happy may be too strong but definitely motivated to do a decent job.
...
30th Mar 2020, 15:02
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Posted By DC3 Dave

I am not aware of anyone posting that it is a...

I am not aware of anyone posting that it is a cause for celebration.
27th Mar 2020, 19:55
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Posted By DC3 Dave

Getting regular messages through various media...

Getting regular messages through various media pushing w20/21 holidays & flights.

Iím not ready to part with my cash, but I can see persuading people to take advantage of an early discount is the...
26th Mar 2020, 22:04
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Posted By DC3 Dave

I get what you are saying, but my understanding...

I get what you are saying, but my understanding is that the government will pay a maximum of £2500 or 80% of salary per month to employers who retain the services of employees. Thatís a hell of an...
26th Mar 2020, 11:49
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Posted By DC3 Dave

Itís hard to make a direct comparison. Even if...

Itís hard to make a direct comparison. Even if the airlines were able to fly without restrictions, they would be burning millions in fuel without revenue.

The airportís opportunity is cutting its...
24th Mar 2020, 22:58
Replies: 368
Views: 201,891
Posted By DC3 Dave

Really? They paid a visit to LCY a few months ago...

Really? They paid a visit to LCY a few months ago before the virus caused the first dry throat. They also visited SEN a number of weeks back.

People are dying so thereís no way Iím trying to be...
18th Mar 2020, 23:14
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Posted By DC3 Dave

A controversial individual, marmite definitely. ...

A controversial individual, marmite definitely.

May I quote from Theodore Roosevelt - recently heard for the first time in many years on the Discoveryís channel Gold Rush.....

It is not the...
18th Mar 2020, 20:31
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Posted By DC3 Dave

Quite possibly. But as Iíve said before. Stobart...

Quite possibly. But as Iíve said before. Stobart canít roll up the runway and take it somewhere else.

I believe there will be an enormous pent up frustration and joy if the crisis does not go on...
13th Mar 2020, 12:15
Replies: 4,133
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Posted By DC3 Dave

Itís a big thumbs up to state aid from the EU....

Itís a big thumbs up to state aid from the EU. Member states are being encouraged to take action as they see fit to keep essential sectors, such as transport, operating.

All too late for Flybe.
10th Mar 2020, 22:48
Replies: 472
Views: 192,502
Posted By DC3 Dave

Obviously not. Would, for example, Boris Johnson...

Obviously not. Would, for example, Boris Johnson ever make an inaccurate/ untruthful statement. People really should start to trust our politicians.

But it is good to see the airport making...
6th Mar 2020, 09:37
Replies: 2,308
Views: 887,940
Posted By DC3 Dave

Stobart has deployed an Embraer E190, EI-GHK on...

Stobart has deployed an Embraer E190, EI-GHK on Aer Lingus Regional routes today. The aircraft was until yesterday (4th March) operating for Flybe.

Posted this morning by Just a Spotter on the Aer...
6th Mar 2020, 06:32
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Posted By DC3 Dave

I doubt it. Maybe no franchise operation but they...

I doubt it. Maybe no franchise operation but they are experienced ACMI operators and this area may well grow.
5th Mar 2020, 20:31
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Posted By DC3 Dave

So it seems clear that Stobart have no interest...

So it seems clear that Stobart have no interest in jumping in to replace Flybe on the new S2020 routes.

But are they really going to let the Holy Trinity of Rennes, Groningen and Caen die with the...
5th Mar 2020, 14:25
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Posted By DC3 Dave

Itís the aircraft that need stretching......

Itís the aircraft that need stretching......
5th Mar 2020, 12:53
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Posted By DC3 Dave

Of all the major UK & Irish airlines surely Flybe...

Of all the major UK & Irish airlines surely Flybe would have one of the least affected.

A couple of weeks ago a friend (with no great interest in aviation) who travels to Glasgow half a dozen...
5th Mar 2020, 11:38
Replies: 4,036
Views: 1,548,696
Posted By DC3 Dave

If you were a customer not knowing nor caring...

If you were a customer not knowing nor caring about franchise arrangements, how would you feel about paying again to board a Flybe branded aircraft?
5th Mar 2020, 09:16
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Posted By DC3 Dave

Canít answer that. More questions than answers...

Canít answer that. More questions than answers right now.
5th Mar 2020, 09:09
Replies: 4,036
Views: 1,548,696
Posted By DC3 Dave

Flights were booked through Flybe who now cannot...

Flights were booked through Flybe who now cannot pay Stobart for the passengers who have booked.
5th Mar 2020, 07:14
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Posted By DC3 Dave

Are Stobart - as part of Virgin Connect - in any...

Are Stobart - as part of Virgin Connect - in any shape to take advantage of the opportunities that the demise of Flybe will bring?
4th Mar 2020, 12:37
Replies: 4,133
Views: 2,492,924
Posted By DC3 Dave

In the Express ...

In the Express

https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1250767/flybe-flights-loan-rejected-news-latest
3rd Mar 2020, 10:12
Replies: 4,133
Views: 2,492,924
Posted By DC3 Dave

I would imagine that as Flybe was purchased for...

I would imagine that as Flybe was purchased for next to nothing all that would be lost is the working capital injected. Connect would be kept separate and in no way would their assets be at risk by...
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