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26th Sep 2022, 12:53
Replies: 912
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Posted By rpmac

I agree, its not Timmy who is sad but rather...

I agree, its not Timmy who is sad but rather those living in the catchment area around DSA. They have not supported their local airport as much as they could have done. Airlines have tried, eg...
16th Aug 2022, 16:52
Replies: 912
Views: 289,809
Posted By rpmac

And that is exactly what has happened to DSA. ...

And that is exactly what has happened to DSA. Prior to approval many in the aviation business said another airport was not needed.
12th Aug 2022, 17:22
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Views: 289,809
Posted By rpmac

Probably LBA in pole position for any Wizzair...

Probably LBA in pole position for any Wizzair routes, especially Bucharest if DSA closes or Wizzair pull out.
12th Aug 2022, 11:35
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Views: 289,809
Posted By rpmac

No I think he is just being realistic

No I think he is just being realistic
15th Jul 2022, 20:44
Replies: 1,583
Views: 373,058
Posted By rpmac

]Canít see 2 LCC operating from MME when MAN, LBA...

]Canít see 2 LCC operating from MME when MAN, LBA and NCL are close(ish) alternatives and the airports catchment will always be limited. Guess it depends on how deep the majors pockets are again but...
4th Jun 2022, 21:09
Replies: 912
Views: 289,809
Posted By rpmac

Timmy. your valued and informative comments over...

Timmy. your valued and informative comments over the years have been very much appreciated. Your local knowledge and understanding helps enormously.
All of us including airports and airlines have...
12th Feb 2021, 15:56
Replies: 266
Views: 116,294
Posted By rpmac

Now that Leeds has approval for a new terminal...

Now that Leeds has approval for a new terminal and plans in hand for better connectivity I would not be surprised to see EasyJet turning their attention to Yorkshire's Premier airport in the next...
6th Jun 2020, 13:50
Replies: 492
Views: 396,983
Posted By rpmac

I have to agree. Every airport is going to...

I have to agree. Every airport is going to struggle to get back anywhere near what it used to handle and DSA will have an uphill fight on its hands. Will the numbers from Eastern Europe still be...
28th May 2020, 12:51
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,409,557
Posted By rpmac

No --Manchester.

No --Manchester.
6th Mar 2020, 21:01
Replies: 794
Views: 585,373
Posted By rpmac

Surprised that Eastern haven't taken on the BHD...

Surprised that Eastern haven't taken on the BHD to LBA route, usually 4 to 5 flights a day.
11th Feb 2020, 17:41
Replies: 607
Views: 403,680
Posted By rpmac

I entirely agree.

I entirely agree.
11th Feb 2020, 14:19
Replies: 607
Views: 403,680
Posted By rpmac

Whilst I am sympathetic to Bristol and their...

Whilst I am sympathetic to Bristol and their desire to grow beyond 10million per year is there not a case of slowing down the bigger airports such as BRS and MAN, even EDI so that the smaller...
14th Nov 2019, 16:47
Replies: 492
Views: 396,983
Posted By rpmac

Or on the spot reporting

Or on the spot reporting
23rd Sep 2019, 10:50
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,409,557
Posted By rpmac

-and to take back all they buy which would not go...

-and to take back all they buy which would not go on a plane.
19th Sep 2019, 12:38
Replies: 149
Views: 122,893
Posted By rpmac

Before making your comments N707ZS you could have...

Before making your comments N707ZS you could have checked to see that much work is being done behind the scenes to improve the terminal, including Security Check area and a new Arrivals Hall etc. ...
15th Mar 2019, 20:57
Replies: 2,998
Views: 2,850,734
Posted By rpmac

That's why the terminal expansion is now getting...

That's why the terminal expansion is now getting under way! Funny thing success!
14th Feb 2019, 16:39
Replies: 61
Views: 36,463
Posted By rpmac

I would agree having lived there for several...

I would agree having lived there for several years. October is one of the nicest months and the tourist trade is still going moderately strong. November sees things winding down a bit and the...
21st Nov 2018, 14:48
Replies: 492
Views: 396,983
Posted By rpmac

LBA offers flights to Krakow as well as Gdansk,...

LBA offers flights to Krakow as well as Gdansk, Warsaw etc, plus many more routes. I cannot see Ryanair starting anything again out of DSA for the foreseeable future.
Depending on how Brexit works...
13th Nov 2018, 12:50
Replies: 1,938
Views: 1,632,726
Posted By rpmac

I think most in the LBA catchment area would...

I think most in the LBA catchment area would consider Manchester their next airport of choice and not DSA. There may be some TUI loyalists who may go to DSA but I would expect only a few and even...
10th Sep 2018, 20:24
Replies: 589
Views: 445,642
Posted By rpmac

Manchester!! No thanks - better as it is.

Manchester!! No thanks - better as it is.
10th Sep 2018, 10:09
Replies: 589
Views: 445,642
Posted By rpmac

I agree with ScotsSLF that we have a good choice...

I agree with ScotsSLF that we have a good choice with two fine airports in central Scotland. Although Glasgow, for me, is a few miles shorter in distance Edinburgh is easier to get to and takes...
1st Aug 2018, 12:11
Replies: 1,003
Views: 622,277
Posted By rpmac

A few years ago I flew Prestwick to Bournemouth...

A few years ago I flew Prestwick to Bournemouth and back with Ryanair, I seem to remember that a 737 was reasonably full!
5th May 2018, 20:09
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,409,557
Posted By rpmac

JetBlue is interesting as it has seemed to me in...

JetBlue is interesting as it has seemed to me in the past that a tie up or code share with Jet2 for transatlantic flights from JFK into the likes of Jet2 bases such as Stansted Belfast Leeds and...
7th Feb 2018, 17:36
Replies: 2,137
Views: 1,201,979
Posted By rpmac

If the war had not broken out in 1939 Scotland's...

If the war had not broken out in 1939 Scotland's central airport might well have been in Grangemouth, in fact KLM operated one flight I believe. This site is about 28 miles from both Edinburgh and...
3rd Jan 2018, 22:02
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,409,557
Posted By rpmac

Seems strange and Leeds cannot get a overnighter !

Seems strange and Leeds cannot get a overnighter !
14th Nov 2017, 12:27
Replies: 138
Views: 66,239
Posted By rpmac

Not true, this is one of the best threads and...

Not true, this is one of the best threads and only spoilt by one contributor every now and then. Maybe one day he will get the message.
1st Nov 2017, 22:57
Replies: 2,998
Views: 2,850,734
Posted By rpmac

Agreed, comes over as rude, bad mannered,...

Agreed, comes over as rude, bad mannered, obnoxious........
1st Nov 2017, 15:34
Replies: 2,998
Views: 2,850,734
Posted By rpmac

Good to see the airport so busy, bodes well for...

Good to see the airport so busy, bodes well for the future and further expansion of the terminal which I believe is being considered by the new owners. Look forward to my next flight from the...
25th Mar 2017, 00:17
Replies: 2,775
Views: 923,711
Posted By rpmac

So where else in a hilly part of the world that...

So where else in a hilly part of the world that is near to Leeds and Bradford. Also there has been an airport there for many decades, including the AVRO factory during the war for Lancasters and...
23rd Mar 2017, 20:51
Replies: 2,775
Views: 923,711
Posted By rpmac

Leeds Approach: Utter rubbish once again. ...

Leeds Approach: Utter rubbish once again. Airports in the north, including LBA are all doing very nicely and growing year by year, improving facilities and adding destinations.
6th Feb 2017, 11:37
Replies: 9,241
Views: 5,169,612
Posted By rpmac

A1: Most of the A1 is dual carriageway in...

A1: Most of the A1 is dual carriageway in Scotland. It is south of Berwick (England) where the upgrade is needed.
1st Feb 2017, 10:37
Replies: 8,557
Views: 3,947,307
Posted By rpmac

My first jet flight was on a Caravelle of SAS...

My first jet flight was on a Caravelle of SAS from Dublin to Manchester, the flight continued to Copenhagen. That was in 1968.
15th Dec 2016, 14:07
Replies: 1,210
Views: 473,254
Posted By rpmac

Why would anyone want to come from Kings Cross to...

Why would anyone want to come from Kings Cross to DSA?
8th Dec 2016, 11:17
Replies: 2,775
Views: 923,711
Posted By rpmac

It is also to be a Park and Ride, something...

It is also to be a Park and Ride, something Edinburgh has already. A new link road from the A65 to the A658 is also in the plans which will make it easier to drive to the airport but also a P&R if...
18th Nov 2016, 09:55
Replies: 1,681
Views: 709,415
Posted By rpmac

My last early morning flight saw me sitting down...

My last early morning flight saw me sitting down for a coffee in departures with over 2 hours to spare when I had planned to only arrive at the airport for the 2 hours. A combination of no traffic...
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