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after Prime Minister, Boris Johnson's address to the Nation at 20:30 on Monday, March 23rd 2020
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It's certainly something that could be achieved and could work out. However CWL is different to SEN and BOH due to the large scale events/Airlifts it handles, where Swissport can call upon additional staff and equipment from elsewhere.
Overheads of self handling might actually be higher as...
This is another area where a shakeup will come. Some Airlines wont survive this and once demand recovers I can see seat prices increasing slightly.
Ground Handlers need to come together and look to charge Airlines slightly more to become more sustainable. Continually undercutting each other to...
I would think that given the current situation, tax payers money would be better spent elsewhere. NHS and public services, propping up businesses already struggling in Wales and providing money to people that are heavily out of pocket should be the priority.
If the situation was different then...
Is that a form of bribery?
Surely any Airline seeking bailouts does so after exhausting all options, tightening belts as much as possible and requires money to survive in it's current state. The government shouldn't be loaning tax payer money based on future possibilities.
Imagine the backlash...
I think the government support is to keep the Airline alive in it's current state, not seeking new opportunities and opening new routes and bases. Any expansion at CWL with WG support would be completely separate to what they are seeking in the article.
They don't neccessarily need any kind of relationship with an Airline to offer them a parking deal outside of standard contract terms.
They do however have a relationship with some carriers already that could bring aircraft in. TUI, FR, VS, BACF?
It's the smaller Airports that are providing...
Some Airports are seeing aircraft being flown in for storage. GLA, PIK, DSA and BRS. CWL is only seeing BA which I'm not sure with BAMC being there is a huge earner. It's only leaving nearly all terminal stands unutilised. Missing a trick there for some revenue.
I'd take Twitter with a pinch of salt. Everyone is an expert and knows everything, told to them by the cats mothers cousin.
I cant imagine CWL laying people off 'left right and centre' as eventually when things pick up again they will need the staff. Having to employ new staff would mean...
That's half the issue. With social media, everyone is an expert. Too many opinions, not enough facts. Everyone just needs to calm down and try and retain some optimism.
It is going to be a very tough few weeks or even months, but everyone just needs to tighten their belts and hope the government...
Well done to EXT and SI. I get the impression that SI realised they had to join in the action and with T3 and LM concentrating on SOU, it's the perfect option for them to start at EXT.
Given that a few months ago there was talk of SI being shut down due to the current owners having little...
Currently there is no direct train from South Wales to Manchester Airport. The changes on Trainline are either Crewe or Manchester Piccadilly. The quickest journey time is 3hrs30 with most options about 4hrs from Cardiff Central.
The issue with MAN is I think it will need connections to support...