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7th Apr 2022, 10:29
Replies: 502
Views: 156,546
Posted By MerchantVenturer

CAA terminal passenger figures for winter months...

CAA terminal passenger figures for winter months to date at CWL:

November 2021 21,330, + 739% on the previous year
December 2021 15,390, + 1750%
January 2022 10,664, + 1704%
February 2022...
16th Mar 2022, 21:13
Replies: 607
Views: 403,627
Posted By MerchantVenturer

As expected one of the opposition groups has...

As expected one of the opposition groups has launched a legal challenge in the High Court against the Planning Inspectorate's decision to allow Bristol Airport's appeal against North Somerset...
6th Feb 2022, 14:27
Replies: 95
Views: 25,864
Posted By MerchantVenturer

An airport that is often overlooked is Bristol,...

An airport that is often overlooked is Bristol, perhaps unsurprisingly given its modest size site nestling sleepily amongst the fields in the agreeable West Country.

BRS has had an easyJet...
2nd Feb 2022, 19:34
Replies: 607
Views: 403,627
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Three planning inspectors have allowed Bristol...

Three planning inspectors have allowed Bristol Airport's appeal against North Somerset Council's rejection of the airport's planning application to increase its planning cap to 12 mppa with...
22nd Nov 2021, 12:12
Replies: 254
Views: 111,217
Posted By MerchantVenturer

BRS-Florida operates non-stop with the TUI Boeing...

BRS-Florida operates non-stop with the TUI Boeing 787-8 series. Occasionally a 9 series has stood in but I don't know how that affects en-route fuel take-up. Weather conditions sometimes see the...
19th Nov 2021, 19:30
Replies: 607
Views: 403,627
Posted By MerchantVenturer

17 was also the base size in summer 2019 - ten...

17 was also the base size in summer 2019 - ten A320s and seven A319s.

Currently peak summer 2022 seems to be two A321s, twelve A320s and three A319s - so no more aircraft than in summer 2019 but...
11th Nov 2021, 12:21
Replies: 1,114
Views: 302,117
Posted By MerchantVenturer

https://simpleflying.com/istanbul-europe-busiest-a...

https://simpleflying.com/istanbul-europe-busiest-airport/

SOU along with three other UK airports is on Istanbul Airport's 'desired list of destinations in Europe'. See fifth paragraph in above...
20th Oct 2021, 11:09
Replies: 1,114
Views: 302,117
Posted By MerchantVenturer

The Welsh Government that owns Cardiff Airport...

The Welsh Government that owns Cardiff Airport formally objected to Bristol Airport's expansion planning application which was rejected last year by North Somerset Council (the rejection decision is...
8th Oct 2021, 19:17
Replies: 607
Views: 403,627
Posted By MerchantVenturer

The planning enquiry into BRS's appeal over the...

The planning enquiry into BRS's appeal over the rejection of its planning application by its local authority last year ended today. The airport wants its passenger cap of 10 mppa raised to 12 mppa...
27th Sep 2021, 14:14
Replies: 502
Views: 156,546
Posted By MerchantVenturer

I had the same thought about a previous CWL-SOU...

I had the same thought about a previous CWL-SOU route, Letsflycwl.

Was it not part of a BRU-CWL route with some services calling at SOU en route? I suspect it might have been after Manx Airlines...
16th Sep 2021, 20:30
Replies: 458
Views: 218,784
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Welshtraveller Wroclaw now appears in the...

Welshtraveller

Wroclaw now appears in the Ryanair booking engine from Bristol for summer 2022 but only until mid-June. That is also the situation with the other Ryanair Polish routes from BRS....
14th Sep 2021, 17:34
Replies: 28
Views: 4,451
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Earlier this year my wife and I decided to renew...

Earlier this year my wife and I decided to renew our passports with about six months remaining on them.

We went to a Crown Post Office (Bristol in our case) having previously ascertained that no...
19th Jul 2021, 16:13
Replies: 607
Views: 403,627
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Bristol Airport Planning Appeal

The public enquiry will begin tomorrow (20 July) at Weston-super-Mare Town Hall and will be streamed live on YouTube.

It is projected to last for around 40 days but there will be a break between...
16th Jul 2021, 14:04
Replies: 502
Views: 156,546
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Bristol Airport is not without its political...

Bristol Airport is not without its political Greta Thunbergs. Most of the local authorities in the area have now turned their back against the BRS expansion planning appeal, mainly on environmental...
2nd Jul 2021, 10:57
Replies: 607
Views: 403,627
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Jet2

First flights leave today from the new Jet2 base at BRS - to Palma and to Mahon.
25th Jun 2021, 11:57
Replies: 607
Views: 403,627
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Prague

easyJet has operated between BRS and PRG for well over a decade. In recent years prior to the pandemic the frequency was daily/6 weekly year-round depending on year or season. In 2019 easyJet carried...
19th Jun 2021, 19:06
Replies: 2,147
Views: 668,201
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Many thanks, Rutan16. Mine was a genuine...

Many thanks, Rutan16. Mine was a genuine question, nothing more. I can see the point that you make.
19th Jun 2021, 13:23
Replies: 2,147
Views: 668,201
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Would there be travellers coming into Bristol...

Would there be travellers coming into Bristol Airport from Red List countries via the Amsterdam hub with KLM, a link that restarted some time ago?
10th May 2021, 16:04
Replies: 607
Views: 403,627
Posted By MerchantVenturer

fanrailuk There are 14 fewer weekly TUI...

fanrailuk

There are 14 fewer weekly TUI flights shown for August 2022 than for Augist 2021 which suggests a reduction of one based aircraft. The present timetable for summer 2022 seems capable of...
9th Apr 2021, 21:16
Replies: 1,114
Views: 302,117
Posted By MerchantVenturer

In England there is no third party right of...

In England there is no third party right of appeal against a planning decision of a local authority.

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/sn06790/

Those aggrieved can apply...
15th Mar 2021, 14:11
Replies: 132
Views: 17,236
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Many thanks to those who have responded to my...

Many thanks to those who have responded to my post and addressed the points and questions I raised.

It's not the cost or the technical aspects that I'm concerned about personally. When I first...
13th Mar 2021, 20:01
Replies: 132
Views: 17,236
Posted By MerchantVenturer

If someone, elderly or not, has to purchase a...

If someone, elderly or not, has to purchase a smartphone and package that they don't want merely to go abroad once a year it would be an expensive hobby.

If I had to get one I can't think what...
13th Mar 2021, 14:06
Replies: 132
Views: 17,236
Posted By MerchantVenturer

I agree. I've been online at home since the 1990s...

I agree. I've been online at home since the 1990s in the days of AOL Dial-Up but always via a desktop computer; neither my wife nor I has a smart phone nor any wish to get one. I have an old...
8th Mar 2021, 11:59
Replies: 607
Views: 403,627
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Teesside

https://www.bristolairport.co.uk/about-us/news-and-media/news-and-media-centre/2021/3/loganair-boosts-uk-regional-connectivity

Looks as though it's an extension to Loganair's BRS-ABZ route.
24th Feb 2021, 11:54
Replies: 607
Views: 403,627
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Lufthansa - Frankfurt Announced today that...

Lufthansa - Frankfurt

Announced today that it will return from 28 June this year operating daily on BRS-FRA, reportedly using E190 aircraft.

LH970 FRA 1020-1100 BRS (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun)
LH970...
23rd Feb 2021, 13:31
Replies: 254
Views: 111,217
Posted By MerchantVenturer

BRS's pubic transport connectivity, although...

BRS's pubic transport connectivity, although lacking a rail connection, has more than that. This is the normal programme in non-pandemic times.

A1 Flyer liveried double-decker service to Bristol's...
4th Dec 2020, 16:28
Replies: 607
Views: 403,627
Posted By MerchantVenturer

It’s been reported this week that the Planning...

It’s been reported this week that the Planning Inspectorate will begin work next month on Bristol Airport’s appeal against the rejection of the airport’s planning application by its local authority,...
13th Nov 2020, 21:43
Replies: 1,904
Views: 759,723
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Makes it sound as if easyJet is some sort of...

Makes it sound as if easyJet is some sort of charity that turned up at BRS for purely altruistic reasons and has now been spurned by an ungrateful supplicant. The reason easyJet has grown so much at...
11th Nov 2020, 13:17
Replies: 2,998
Views: 2,850,083
Posted By MerchantVenturer

easyJet has been increasing its BRS size nearly...

easyJet has been increasing its BRS size nearly every year - should have been 18 based aircraft (10 320s, 6 319s, 2 321s) in 2020 had the pandemic not intervened.

Ryanair is still a substantail...
10th Nov 2020, 22:36
Replies: 607
Views: 403,627
Posted By MerchantVenturer

There have been some strong rumours about a BRS...

There have been some strong rumours about a BRS Jet2 base in the past week or so. It looks as though they had legs.
26th Oct 2020, 23:54
Replies: 15
Views: 2,953
Posted By MerchantVenturer

I've been on the internet at home since the late...

I've been on the internet at home since the late 1990s but always with a desktop. Neither my wife nor I have any desire to have a mobile phone other than the basic pay-as-you-go model that we take...
14th Oct 2020, 14:09
Replies: 607
Views: 403,627
Posted By MerchantVenturer

There is nothing new in this. The Bath and North...

There is nothing new in this. The Bath and North East Somerset unitary authority (B&NES) altered its political complexion radically at the May 2019 local elections changing an overall Conservative...
31st Aug 2020, 21:03
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,409,411
Posted By MerchantVenturer

BRS was due to have 18 based easyJet aircraft...

BRS was due to have 18 based easyJet aircraft this summer: 10 x A320, 6 x A319, 2 x A321 with nearly 80 easyJet routes albeit some seasonal. The pandemic quickly put paid to that though.

The...
29th Aug 2020, 14:40
Replies: 1,904
Views: 759,723
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Leaving aside the football supporter-type...

Leaving aside the football supporter-type adulation that some aviation followers seem to pursue when it comes to nearby airports, there is no doubt that the fortunes of CWL and its neighbour at BRS...
12th Aug 2020, 19:29
Replies: 1,904
Views: 759,723
Posted By MerchantVenturer

Borrowing by the Welsh Government does not appear...

Borrowing by the Welsh Government does not appear to affect its Westminster block grant as long as it keeps within its borrowing powers limit. There is a general provision to meet a current shortfall...
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