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by CrawleyBen
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 19726

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest- ... announced/

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Flybe is adding service from Newquay Airport to London Southend from 2019. Flights due to start off at 5x weekly before being increased to daily.

https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest- ... announced/

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 19726

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornw ... ct-2088197

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Scandinavian Airlines to launch a new route between Newquay Airport & Copenhagen in summer 2019 (twice weekly on Monday & Fridays)

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornw ... ct-2088197

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license
Replies: 26
Views: 5344

Re: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license

Hmm, another potential long haul flight (s) for Gatwick then.

Am I right in thinking the only non-stop flights between London & Brazil are operated by BA and TAM Airlines out of Heathrow?

Cheers

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Flight from LHR usual flight path
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Re: EY Flight from LHR usual flight path

Last night flight EY18 took a very strange flight path avoiding French and Belgium airspace. any ideas? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ey18#1d6bb397 Could be wrong, but I believe this might be weather related? At Gatwick yesterday we were warned of possible disruption to incoming flight...

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36458

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

jamsco99 wrote:
Aren't gatwicks a380 gates at the north terminal, whereas DY operates from the south ?


The A380 was on stand 172M yesterday which is a coaching stand. I caught sight of the A380 this afternoon parked up, as my wife was driving us home from work at Gatwick.

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 22
Views: 3449

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

Must admit I was surprised when I saw this. Would have thought Shanghai would be more of a LHR route instead of a LGW one.

Still good to see a new carrier at Gatwick, hope the route works.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36458

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

I hope the HiFly 380 will have a busy summer bailing out tour operators on IT charters when their own equipment goes tech and backlogs occur. Norwegian Air Shuttle has hired it in to fly passengers between London and New York for the next 3 weeks due to their Boeing 787 engine issues. https://flysm...

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license
Replies: 26
Views: 5344

Re: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license

It's been mentioned to me by a colleague at work that the Buneos Aires route might be on its way out of Gatwick sooner rather than later. Despite the high passenger loads on each flight, Norwegian aren't covering their costs on this particular route due to the low ticket prices on offer etc. The fli...

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announcing LGW to Cologne-Bonn
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: BA LGW to Cologne-Bonn

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382507&p=20585871#p20585871

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Morning Selsey Bill.

I made reference to this piece of news in the thread below last week (Rest of UK thread)

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382507&p=20585871#p20585871

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Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19105

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

Good luck to BA and Pittsburgh Airport with this new route, hope it works well for all.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 19726

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Primera @ BHX It looks like it is all going to end in tears. Malaga ends 28 October Palma ends first week in September Barcelona - off sale and it appears it is not starting Alicante - off sale and it appears it is not starting Tenerife - off sale and it appears it is not starting Las Palmas - off ...

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 19726

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

[quote="BHXRunway15"] Primera @ BHX It looks like it is all going to end in tears. Malaga ends 28 October Palma ends first week in September Barcelona - off sale and it appears it is not starting Alicante - off sale and it appears it is not starting Tenerife - off sale and it appears it is...

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 19726

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/ ... ck-network

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Ben
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British Airways are adding a seasonal route between Gatwick & Cologne from November (4x weekly). Route will be stopped in March 2019 I believe.

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/ ... ck-network

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 19726

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Tweet from Airlineroute today stating that Tianjin Airlines is moving their Tianjin/Chongqing service from Gatwick to Heathrow as of 25th August 2018.

Twice weekly as per now with Airbus A330 aircraft.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?
Replies: 63
Views: 8894

Re: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?

Flew GLA-YYZ and back with them, legroom was fine but it’s only three weekly high season and was only 2/3 full. IFE was u/s on the way back but I tend to read. Agree it’s sub par to have both mainline and Rogue to London, they end up cannibalsing their own yields. BA dropping 777 capacity into the ...

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?
Replies: 63
Views: 8894

Re: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?

[twoid][/twoid] I mentioned this in a seperate thread about this the other week. A member of staff I dealt with through my work at Gatwick, confirmed the route had been dropped in favour of Reykjavik (her words not mine). Gatwick has ample capacity from YYZ as it is, as others have already demonstra...

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI TPE-LGW/VIE increased to 5/week
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: CI TPE-LGW/VIE increased to 5/week

Looks like for summer they are increasing to 5x/week from 3. I assume their loads must be pretty decent to do that, anyone have numbers for these destinations or any of their other European ones? Are they still thinking of moving to LHR? Anyone know who they got their LHR slots from when they first...

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA not resuming OAK
Replies: 61
Views: 9225

Re: BA not resuming OAK

This OAK flight from LGW might be moved to SFO. Ok I'm curious, is this speculation, or do you know something more? Cheers Ben I haven't heard anything about a BA move to SFO but I have heard from a friend who works for a ground handling company at SFO that Norwegian is looking at running flight op...

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA not resuming OAK
Replies: 61
Views: 9225

Re: BA not resuming OAK

[twoid][/twoid]

777-500er wrote:
This OAK flight from LGW might be moved to SFO.


Ok I'm curious, is this speculation, or do you know something more?

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA
Replies: 37
Views: 5000

Re: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... mpa-route/

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Also some other changes to note.

Austin and Seattle going seasonal, and Oakland being dropped down to 3x flights per week. Chicago also going down to 4x per week.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... mpa-route/

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6054

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

[twoid][/twoid]

Murdoughnut wrote:
TPA-London


I presume you mean underserved for is route? British Airways operates the route daily from Gatwick using one of their 777's, but don't believe any other carrier operates there non-stop from London or elsewhere in the UK.

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 11931

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

More chance of flying a chocolate firework to the moon, than Exeter having six runways and BA making it a hub airport.

What next? Emirates turn Cornwall Airport Newquay in to their next A380 destination perhaps :roll:

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by CrawleyBen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 engine issues: How do they decide which routes to keep the aircraft on?
Replies: 8
Views: 2675

Re: Norwegian 787 engine issues: How do they decide which routes to keep the aircraft on?

It's no secret that DY/DI has subbed out a number of 787s for other aircraft on its long-haul routes with all of the recent RR Trent 1000 engine troubles. I know that there have been a few Wamos Air 747s and A330s (seem to recall them being on EWR-BCN and maybe a few JFK-LGW flights), and I believe...

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 13778

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

And the winner is Dublin, flights start March 2019 Because of the ADP situation obviously Considering that you state ''obviously'' I suggest that you get it right as it's, APD as in Air Passenger Duty NOT ADP! BTW ADP is not a situation it's a fact of life and it hasn't really affected the ever inc...

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3073

Re: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?

Maybe the likes of WOW Air or Primera Air might fancy a crack at SEN someday? (the latter for short haul routes to countries like Spain etc).

Just a thought..

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines That Still Fly The Airbus A310 (Passenger Only) As Of June 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 3176

Re: Airlines That Still Fly The Airbus A310 (Passenger Only) As Of June 2018

I've seen the A310 operate to Gatwick on previous occasions with Air Transat. Not sure if it still does nowadays or whether the flights are all A330 operated?

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY emergency landing at BHX
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: DY emergency landing at BHX

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/m ... 792964.amp

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https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/m ... 792964.amp

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by CrawleyBen
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 225 to MSY diversion
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

Re: BA 225 to MSY diversion

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1396537&p=20481133#p20481133

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Ben
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Morning

Asked and answered in an already created thread yesterday - viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1396537&p=20481133#p20481133

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 225 LHR-MSY
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

Re: BA 225 LHR-MSY

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW225


Medical emergency on board the flight according to flight radar 24 on Twitter.

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msyfly wrote:
Does anyone with the access to such information know what's going on with BA 225 today? It's descending and looks like it's headed to Gander.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW225


Medical emergency on board the flight according to flight radar 24 on Twitter.

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by CrawleyBen
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abusive Jet2 Passenger Gets Life Time Ban
Replies: 6
Views: 1889

Re: Abusive Jet2 Passenger Gets Life Time Ban

I really don't understand why people get absolutely plastered/drunk on flights and then think it's fine to become abusive to crew members and other pax. It's good Jet2 have given this individual a lifetime ban, can only hope the idiot concerned doesn't do it again on some other airline in future. Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5576

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

[threeid][/threeid] I wish they'd stop announcing new bloody long haul routes, when they're currently struggling on their LH fleet anyways. Until the chance of HiFly A350's or Wamos 747's on a DY flight has subsided, I'll avoid. A Wamos 747 was used to operate the LGW-JFK flight yesterday (I was at ...

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by CrawleyBen
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera ending BHX TATL (temporarily?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: Primera ending BHX TATL (temporarily?)

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1395827

Mods - that's the 3rd thread to appear about this topic, you may wish to merge/lock one of the threads?

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Ben
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Morning all.

I started off a seperate thread about this very topic on Thursday morning when the news was announced

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1395827

Mods - that's the 3rd thread to appear about this topic, you may wish to merge/lock one of the threads?

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Birmingham (UK) transatlantic flights axed for 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1877

Primera Air Birmingham (UK) transatlantic flights axed for 2018

Primera Air reported to have axed transatlantic flights from Birmingham to the USA & Canada for 2018 due to problems with delivery of new aircraft according to the article below (see link). They will look to commence ops in 2019 when the new planes are scheduled for delivery. http://www.travelwe...

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by CrawleyBen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 12840

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

People can dream I guess but that's all it will ever be you would think.

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian UK increases LGW-EZE to daily
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: Norwegian UK increases LGW-EZE to daily

When I've seen the flight coming in to Gatwick the loads seem good/heavy. If that means it's making money I of course have no idea.

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 19726

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

I think Ethiopian chose to launch Manchester instead. As for the new China flights, is it not the Air China service to Chengdu, which has been announced? The Ethiopian info was passed to me by a senior colleague who deals with this sort of thing at Gatwick so can only on what he mentioned. With the...

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by CrawleyBen
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 19726

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

I was passing through LGW this afternoon, and once again they have updated the signs at the shuttle station heading from South to North... I don’t believe I imagined it, but it appears Ethiopian has appeared and will be operating from the North Terminal. Schedules don't show ET flying into LGW thro...

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by CrawleyBen
Wed May 30, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 19726

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

I was passing through LGW this afternoon, and once again they have updated the signs at the shuttle station heading from South to North... I don’t believe I imagined it, but it appears Ethiopian has appeared and will be operating from the North Terminal. Anyone got any clarification on this? I’d of...

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by CrawleyBen
Mon May 21, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10462

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

AGP has got to be up there. But also LGW, i mean BA channels a few connections as well as Norwegian but not many. I see a fair number of travellers on any given day at Gatwick transferring between flights using Norwegian and also on Virgin Atlantic (mostly cruise ship workers using the latter airli...

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by CrawleyBen
Sat May 19, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73798

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

https://news.sky.com/story/cuba-plane-c ... n-11378122

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It's been reported that one of the 3 survivors has now died from their injuries. I have posted the link to the article below

https://news.sky.com/story/cuba-plane-c ... n-11378122

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by CrawleyBen
Fri May 18, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73798

Re: 737 down near HAV

Thoughts with those who have sadly been involved in this terrible incident today.

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Fri May 18, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8447

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

Any chance of Air Zimbabwe returning to the London market with the rumored 777 aircraft? Would hazard a guess that Air Zimbabwe would return to Gatwick again as opposed to trying to get in to Heathrow? Could they even afford Heathrow slots bearing mind the price some of these slots are believed to ...

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by CrawleyBen
Thu May 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8447

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

Is Heathrow currently served by any low cost carriers? A-side from Easyjet making their interest in serving an expanded Heathrow known, I can't think of any low cost carriers currently operating to Heathrow off the top of my head (apologies of course if I'm totally wrong)

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by CrawleyBen
Sun May 13, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tianjin-Xi'an-London inaugural with Tianjin Airlines today May 7th
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: Tianjin-Xi'an-London inaugural with Tianjin Airlines today May 7th

skipness1E wrote:
Started summer 2006 as GS7965 TSN-CKG-LGW operating Wed and Sat into Gatters.


I think you meant 2016 as that's when the airline operated its first flights to the UK (confirmed via a search on Airlineroute)

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Fri May 11, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 333
Views: 51315

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -norwegian

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According to the CH-Aviation site this evening, IAG are mulling a joint bid for Norwegian with Ryanair. The article is a pro one, so I can't access the story itself, but I've posted the link anyhow.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -norwegian

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by CrawleyBen
Tue May 08, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tianjin-Xi'an-London inaugural with Tianjin Airlines today May 7th
Replies: 17
Views: 3494

Re: Tianjin-Xi'an-London inaugural with Tianjin Airlines today May 7th

GS have been coming to LGW from TSN for a while now, also twice-weekly. Started as a charter service but soon became scheduled. Strange they will have a split London operation now for a total of just 4 flights a week. Mondays & Friday evenings are the best time to catch the Chinese invasion at ...

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by CrawleyBen
Tue May 08, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ applies to launch WUH-LON, CAN-SYX-LON service
Replies: 11
Views: 2128

Re: CZ applies to launch WUH-LON, CAN-SYX-LON service

Is that likely to be London Heathrow as opposed to Gatwick? Seeing as China Southern already operate to/from Heathrow, I guess they will want to keep it that way instead of operate from both airports? (I could of course be wrong I know)

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Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Fri May 04, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 333
Views: 51315

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/ ... eover-bids

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Being reported this morning that Norwegian have turn down 2 bids from IAG.

Full info in the following link - http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/ ... eover-bids

Cheers

Ben

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by CrawleyBen
Fri May 04, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air launches UK flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2763

Re: Wizz Air launches UK flights

I do have a feeling they’ll need a second base soon as Luton is cramped, and I mean REALLY cramped at peak time. For example, there’s a line of 6-8 Wizz flights that land around 07h30 to 08h00 every day and with the sheer amount of Wizz, Blue, Ryanair and easyJet flights at that time I can’t see Lu...

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by CrawleyBen
Fri May 04, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insider info/rumor: CA to start CTU-LGW service with 3x weekly A333 flights on July 3
Replies: 11
Views: 1349

Re: Insider info/rumor: CA to start CTU-LGW service with 3x weekly A333 flights on July 3

Another new long haul service for Gatwick then if this is information/rumour is correct. Good luck it if does happen.

Ben

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