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by Samrnpage
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 25
Views: 6756

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

Under the radar, Air Canada has 14 flights a day to LHR include 2x 737 max

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by Samrnpage
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 8346

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

Wait? I thought MAN had a far bigger route network to the USA than EDI? What is everyone going on about?

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by Samrnpage
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6763

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

Why do theses things only happen in America? Either way - a 15 year old is more important than a Cat. Totally unacceptable in my opinion that a women with a cat stopped another person flying.

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by Samrnpage
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian reports FY financial results and other developments
Replies: 19
Views: 2607

Re: Ethiopian reports FY financial results and other developments

Incredible airline, really not sure how they are pulling off a fleet of 100 planes with 50 widebodies out of africa. They even have 4 399 seater 777-300ERs.

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by Samrnpage
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3223

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

It shouldnt be a test, but aviation companies should be able to provide support to its employees in a way that they will know when problems arise. A "test" every year will only bring up more stress.

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by Samrnpage
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 3963

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

Any market to the west coast will be mopped up by DL via ATL, United via IAH and American Via Charlotte. Why bother sending a direct route when it will be less profitable than filling up a connection flight to many other high yielding flights?

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by Samrnpage
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3174

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

Americans dont travel outside of the US in general, they are in their own world and have everything they need from holiday destinations to travel to work. Not many ever travel the world if at all, so saying EK is the best or whatever is weird.

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by Samrnpage
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8861

Re: Airbus and Southwest

keesje wrote:
I just looked 737-7 backlog on wiki. If that is correct & SW indeed delayed their first -7 to 2023, that looks really worrying. Specially because the 150 seat segment (e.g. SW 500 737-700s) isn't very small. Boeing has some serious decision to make soon.


Worrying why?

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by Samrnpage
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8861

Re: Airbus and Southwest

This thread was never a fanboy type discussion, its a shame someone brought that into this. It would be really interesting to see if Airbus or Boeing does try every year to get an airline to switch from one to the other. Imagine the types of deals they would get. Airbus would have to practically giv...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8861

Airbus and Southwest

Has Airbus ever tried to win Southwest to convert with a ridiculous deal? In fact the same with Ryanair? and vise versa with Easyjet and spirit?

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by Samrnpage
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 97
Views: 10967

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Its just not a "big" airport. For what it is it has plenty of US flights. Not many airports of that size have that much connections across the pond.

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by Samrnpage
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26918

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

I wonder what the most planes a transatlantic airline has on the other side of the pond? BA at JFK has to be one, Delta at Amsterdam? Virgin at MCO? AA at LHR?

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by Samrnpage
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 22468

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

I think we need a dedicated HiFly A380 operations thread. Posting a new one everytime it operates a new route or lands in a airport is getting a little excessive and makes it really hard to follow discussions about the aircraft since it gets splintered so much. Honestly. Has any aircraft ever garne...

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by Samrnpage
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 1960

Re: West Coast Yields

To be fair I get where you are coming from, frankfurt to dortmund is fairly low yielding, Bristol to Chester as well, Nantes to toulouse, Izmir to Istanbul, most flights in and out of Urumqi and the same goes for Mumbai. I think its just western places of countries just have low yields. Must be a th...

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by Samrnpage
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 1960

Re: West Coast Yields

West coast of where? the world is fairly big place.....

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by Samrnpage
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2842
Views: 342925

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I havent read through 100% of the posts, but quick question. Seeing as boeing are stalling a little bit on the "MOM" 797, it leads me to believe they are having second thoughts about the market size of the MOM. Why do that when you could do a NSA with a few model variants like hypothetical...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 6132

Re: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes

Sorry but I HAVE to ask…. what on Earth means Swoop ???? Is it soooo hard to found a more logic name for an airline? Swoop is a word , its not made up. It means to swoop down and grab something, or attack or get something, (Maybe the Canadain low cost market?).... I think its alright for a name of ...

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by Samrnpage
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45960

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

How the hell nobody died is a miracle. The plane clearly takes off and then dips left into the ground.

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by Samrnpage
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6646

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

tb727 wrote:
Flyglobal wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
If Embraer could get Spirit that would be a huge win for them


So I see still 3 candidates: The E2-195. A220, A320.

Flyglobal


A 4th is the 737.


No. Really? 737 at Spirit?

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by Samrnpage
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45960

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

If it does turn out to be the result of a RTO after V1, the captain is going to have to justify why he aborted the takeoff when he did. It has to be something pretty serious or extreme post V1 for a pilot to abort instead of continuing the takeoff when you get to that speed due to the risk of an ov...

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by Samrnpage
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180150

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Statement from Boeing legal just claimed the tariffs have to be satisfied whether the jet are assembled in the US or not. Yes, that's an interesting claim, but that's all it is. They are suggesting that parts imported for C Series assembled in the US will be subject to the tariff, from what I gathe...

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by Samrnpage
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180150

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I'm not sure I understand all the Boeing Bashing going on here. Is it true or not, that the Governments of Canada and or Northern Ireland were subsidizing the cost of this aircraft that Delta is buying? If so, is Boeing's position any different that any other US company or industry that complains t...

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by Samrnpage
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180150

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Depending on 1000s of factors - Airbus could drop the A319NEO (51 orders only) and slot in the CS500. Have the newer, better and cheaper option available. CS100/300/500 then A320/321/****A322???**** going forward.

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180150

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Well, a couple of thoughts: (1) That's the end of the CS-500 dream. Airbus wants a 100-150 seat aircraft from BBD, to slot in UNDER its current product line. (2) After 7.5 years (which is pretty fast), Airbus has a call option for all of BBD's shares in the joint venture at the then current market ...

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180150

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Now the giddiness of the news has worn off my negative outlook has crept back in - If the Cseries doesnt sell, Airbus can just shut it down right?

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180150

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

MD80MKE wrote:
f4f3a wrote:
Is it going to be possible to combine c series type rating with the a320 series?

I'm not sure but that would be HUGE if happens.


Surely not? its a completely different family of aircraft. If its possible then Airbus are laughing!

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180150

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

As per the article "The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both Airbus and Bombardier, as well as the Cabinet of the Government of Québec. The transaction remains subject to regulatory approvals, as well as other conditions usual in this type of transaction. There are n...

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180150

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Boeing deserves this - I feel they got too big for their boots here and forced bombardier to sell the Cseries or go bust. They just went to boeings main competitor and Airbus are laughing to the bank. I always thought the Cseries looks like slicker smaller and modernised version of the A320 anyway. ...

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21255

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Absolutely chuffed! I know this might be naive but I really feel Boeing have messed up big time! If they left bombardier alone they couldve got more sales and not had to sell up. Airbus will now have CSeries and A320/321s covering everything that any airline will ever need and they can offer huge pa...

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180150

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I am actually chuffed that the Cseries will live on!! Or does it? :/ Boeing must be smacking their heads against the table!

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by Samrnpage
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020+ Narrowbody Market
Replies: 23
Views: 2113

Re: 2020+ Narrowbody Market

Thing that gets me is the C919 has 6% of the market orders going forward - for a plane that doesnt even have FAA certification as well as others and only done 2 test flights. If they get that to 10-15% thats millions of £££££ going away from Airbus and Boeing.

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by Samrnpage
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020+ Narrowbody Market
Replies: 23
Views: 2113

Re: 2020+ Narrowbody Market

It seems a lot of people are writing off the C919 and MC-21 at the moment which I guess is fair enough. I think the C919 might be better than some people are thinking here though.

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by Samrnpage
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020+ Narrowbody Market
Replies: 23
Views: 2113

2020+ Narrowbody Market

From 2020 onwards the following should be in the narrowbody market: As of now with rough maths- Airbus A320NEO Family - 5202 orders 49% (wiki) Boeing 737-MAX Family - 3902 orders 36% (wiki) Comac C919 - 716 orders - 6% (wiki) Irkut MC-21 - 205 orders 1.9% (wiki) Other mentions (close to the above th...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12025

Re: Rest of the UK thread

AAMDanny wrote:
MT/TCX to open season base for Summer18 out of LBA and LTN. (Both former ZB/MON bases)


There are 6 million passengers to eat up! Why not !

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by Samrnpage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12025

Re: Rest of the UK thread

AAMDanny wrote:
MT/TCX to open season base for Summer18 out of LBA and LTN. (Both former ZB/MON bases)


There are 6 million passengers to eat up! Why not !

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by Samrnpage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12025

Re: Rest of the UK thread

For NI I reckon the biggest missing player is WOW. I reckon due to the lack of American flights they could work with a 3x weekly flight to BFS. As for OXF they need a proper functioning terminal before anything like LH, KLM etc gives the airport a try. Its nicely situated in the middle of London and...

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by Samrnpage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12025

Re: Rest of the UK thread

https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA ... rports.pdf

Showing the most recent passenger figures for the UK
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https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA ... rports.pdf

Showing the most recent passenger figures for the UK

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by Samrnpage
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11593

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

wait, what's there net profit after tax then? and margins then?

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12025

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Also - Jet 2 to increase seats at LBA by 50000! Is this due to Monarch do you reckon?

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12025

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Is the QR flight to Cardiff ever going to happen? Some people I know are saying it might not even hit the soil in wales.

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66080

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Not seeing Monarch in the UK will be a shock - Just googled Monarch and the wiki page already says "Monarch was a British airline" Cannot believe it :(

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by Samrnpage
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66080

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Unconfirmed reports of Monarch going into administration leaking out on social media. Feel so sorry for those who work there.

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by Samrnpage
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66080

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Sad news again - last year it did seem like an extension to the inevitable. Personally I feel Monarch's downfall was the management. It has a great well known brand name in the UK and they just kept changing it up, they lost market share to the other players in the UK and now they are back to where ...

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by Samrnpage
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12025

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Would a London - Prestwick route even be worth it? Surely that is a low yielding route. Maybe Easyjet could use it to help interline with Norwegian and Westjet at LGW.

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by Samrnpage
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12025

Re: Rest of the UK thread

The onlyactive thread from the UK is the Manchester thread, I haven't come across a thread for LHR or LGW thread. May I suggest that this thread just be named "The UK Thread". We will keep this thread on a yearly basis at the moment however I suspect it will get a lot of activity, if that ...

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by Samrnpage
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12025

Re: Rest of the UK thread

I actually think this is a nice idea. Great for those local to airports such as EMA, NWI, BRS. CWL and so on. My local airport, CBG sadly stopped their temporary passenger flights last year. They had scheduled flights with Darwin and British Airways (SunAir) utilising the 328JET - which I was fortu...

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by Samrnpage
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12025

Re: Rest of the UK thread

EZY at SOU is huge, if it works it could unlock a few other airlines and routes. How full to capacity is SOU?

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by Samrnpage
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12025

Rest of the UK thread - 2017

I know there are individual threads for MAN, LGW, LHR etc but this thread could be for the rest of the UK. Is there one of these yet? - If so delete mods :( Ill get the ball rolling.... A little news I know of. Doncaster airport is now the fast growing airport in the UK. Flybe is going through an ov...

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