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  1. TheLocalYokel

    Thomas Cook

    If that's the case more disappointing news for BRS. First 4 738s with TUI instead of the 2 757s and 2 738s of last summer, now 2 SmartLynx aircraft and one TCX instead of the two TCX and one SmartLynx of last summer.
  2. TheLocalYokel

    The Continuing Saga of Brexit... (Part II)

    The problem for most referendum voters was that most of us are not economists or captains of industry or senior political journalists or even politiicans. Consequently most of us knew little about the ramifications to make a clear judgement. I spoke to a middle-aged cashier in the supermarket...
  3. TheLocalYokel

    Cardiff Airport - General Thread

    Interesting point. I'm not sure if the airport is saying that new routes/airlines won't come to South West UK at all whilst the uncertainty over APD devolution remains or whether BRS is finding it more difficult to convince airlines to go there because of the APD issue. Looking at the...
  4. TheLocalYokel

    Cardiff Airport - General Thread

    So Bristol Airport did forward a submission after all. That being so I will obviously withdraw those comments in #1520 that relate to the idea of a non-submission. I've not had the chance to read the submission in detail yet.
  5. TheLocalYokel

    Cardiff Airport - General Thread

    I'm surprised too that Bristol Airport did not submit any evidence. It's the airport that will be most affected if APD is devolved to the WG, albeit to what degree is a contentious issue. Heathrow is more easily understood as any APD devolution is likely to have a minimal, if any, affect on LHR...
  6. TheLocalYokel

    Corvera International Airport (RMU)

    https://murciatoday.com/first-flights-land-at-corvera-airport-_798357-a.html Corvera Airport opened today. First two aircraft to land were a Ryanair from East Midlands followed by an easyJet from Bristol. Linked article shows a pic of both on the apron.
  7. TheLocalYokel

    Bristol Airport - General Thread

    That surprises me. Just shows that casual perusal of seat selectors are of limited value when it comes to assessing loads. easyJet loads were certainly high (if the seat selector is any sort of guide) when I looked a few days ago at the next flights to operate on the Seville route. How close to...
  8. TheLocalYokel

    Ryanair

    One factual error in Ryanair's submission. Short-haul APD for the lowest class of travel was introduced in 2014, not 2017, and has been pegged at that level since then and will continue at £13 from 1 April this year. The comparison with passenger traffic growth outside the London airports plus...
  9. TheLocalYokel

    Bristol Airport - General Thread

    The work next to the old terminal building is indeed for new aircraft parking stands - two I believe - after which the OTB is due for demolition to make room for further aircraft parking and an Eastern Walkway link. The current planning application before the local authority to enable the...
  10. TheLocalYokel

    Cardiff Airport - General Thread

    Thanks for the link, Jerry. I did listen to the debate rather than read through the transcript as I think it's possible to get a better feel for the way the subject was discussed. I thought the level of questiuoning was basic and to me demonstrated a lack of knowledge of the subject on the...
  11. TheLocalYokel

    Cardiff Airport - General Thread

    It's always a great bonus if anyone is able to use their local airport if they live close by. It's not always the best option for various reasons but, as you point out, the further away the travel distance to an airport the more there is the possibiity of a disrupted/delayed journey. That can...
  12. TheLocalYokel

    Flybe

    The way the company has been led, especially in recent years, brings to mind the First World War comment about the British Infantry being lions led by donkeys, so incompetent were the generals. In fact, similar sentiments can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece and Arabia where strong...
  13. TheLocalYokel

    TUi Airlines UK

    It will be interesting to see what comes of the CAA investigation. If the parents really were made to sit on the floor during the flight - they appear to have been given crew seats for the take-off but according to them these were not available during the flight - it's potentially serious...
  14. TheLocalYokel

    Bristol Airport - General Thread

    Airport press release: https://www.bristolairport.co.uk/about-us/news-and-media/news-and-media-centre/2019/1/meet-the-buyer-event Local Businesses Check in to 'Meet the Buyer' at Bristol Airport Created: 11th Jan 2019 More than 100 local businesses attended a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event at Bristol...
  15. TheLocalYokel

    Flybe

    With so much talk on F4A in other airport threads about the Flybe situation nothing has been written about EXT which is surprising given its wide-ranging relationship with the airline. Flybe's headquarters are located there; so is its engineering base and training school; EXT also relies...
  16. TheLocalYokel

    Route Development

    It's certainly a puzzle. The winter should be better than last winter so the first three months of 2019 might add 100,000 over the same period last year, especially if there are no widespread cancellations as there were in 2018 when the so-called Beast From The East was responsible for the loss...
  17. TheLocalYokel

    Airport Master Plan for next 30 Years - Consultation

    The chairwoman of Wrington Parish Council was on BBC Radio Bristol this morning to publicise two meetings being organised by the parish council, both in All Saints Church in the village; the first at 2pm today and the second at 7.30pm next Tuesday. The parish council believes that the airport’s...
  18. TheLocalYokel

    Flybe

    Memories of BA Connect.
  19. TheLocalYokel

    Southwest Airlines - Seattle to Oakland trip report

    Don't do yourself down. They are coming along very nicely. I always get the feel of having done the trip myself which is my idea of watching a trip video. Your videos provide this.
  20. TheLocalYokel

    Bristol Airport - General Thread

    Still no response? The November stats have still not been produced, neither on the airport website nor on the CAA website. The initial CAA list for November was pubished on 21 December and the following airports were missing in addition to BRS: Aberdeen, Bournemough, London City, London...

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