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  1. TheLocalYokel

    Airport Consultative Committee

    Consultative Committee Meeting 24 April 2019 Minutes now published on BRS website but they don't really tell us anything that was not already in the public domain. Yet again some items are disposed of in the minutes simply by reference to the committee receiving written reports with no detail...
  2. TheLocalYokel

    Airport Master Plan for next 30 Years - Consultation

    BRS airlines might well pay a discounted sum relative to the publicly advertised charges but that's pretty normal business practice these days where important airlines will add value to an airport's existence. Only at somewhere like LHR might that not be the case. Because of its proven...
  3. TheLocalYokel

    Thomas Cook

    Thomas Cook (India) Ltd is an Indian company that has no connection with the London-headquartered Thomas Cook Group plc.
  4. TheLocalYokel

    Airport Master Plan for next 30 Years - Consultation

    I think that's the way even major airports are going - shopping malls whose passengers happen to arrive and depart by air. These days though the one cannot exist without the other at most airports. I remember the days when BRS was city-council owned and, like the docks (also now a successful...
  5. TheLocalYokel

    Airport Master Plan for next 30 Years - Consultation

    If the airport is yielding nearly £5 per passenger from aeronautical charges that does not suggest they are incentivising or subsidising or bunging airlines to a degree that the airport is losing money on that part of its operations in order to do so. It doesn't need to. It might well have done...
  6. TheLocalYokel

    Emirates

    Emirates seem to be keeping with F on many of their routes. The A380s have 14 suites compared with eight on the B777s.
  7. TheLocalYokel

    Airport Master Plan for next 30 Years - Consultation

    I've now had a look in detail at Bristol Airport Ltd's Annual Report for the year ending 31 December 2018. It shows that in that year the company's turnover was £112 million (£100 million in 2017). This revenue was made up as follows: Aeronautical revenue (charged to airlines) - £42 million...
  8. TheLocalYokel

    Emirates

    What is the current frequency at BHX for Emirates' Dubai route and which aircraft types operate? I know the A380 operates at least one daily rotation. Is it a 2 or 3-class aircraft? The reason I ask is that I was at GLA earlier this week and saw a EK 380 there. At the check-in I noticed there...
  9. TheLocalYokel

    Cardiff Airport - General Thread

    Expectation and reality are often strangers that pass each other unnoticed in the night. Some people in the Bristol area don't think that BRS provides good route services at all judging from comments in the local press.
  10. TheLocalYokel

    Qatar Airways celebrates First Anniversary at Cardiff Airport

    T There was aso a large advert at Temple Gate (near Temple Meads station) on the side of one of the derelict hotels but it only lasted about three weeks (the advert, not the derelict hotel - I wish it had been the other way around). More recently I saw a prominent one at the side of the...
  11. TheLocalYokel

    Airport Master Plan for next 30 Years - Consultation

    That's the way that aviation has grown. People want to fly regularly and, because of the low-cost airline revolution, are able to do so often and cheaply (certainly compared with days of yore when the few flights that existed at the likes of BRS were expensive). I suspect that because of the...
  12. TheLocalYokel

    Random Stuff!

    It's that time of year again is it? I haven't watched the show since the French song Tom Pillibi won the contest in London when I were but a lad. I remember the British entry was a rather stirring almost march-like number called Looking High High High sung by somone called Bryan Johnson - not...
  13. TheLocalYokel

    Bristol Airport - General Thread

    They were working on Monday of this week when we flew out. Not sure about late Thursday evening when we returned - I didn't look. This won't be a trip report but just a few thoughts on the BRS and easyJet experience. It was the first time for ten months that my wife and I had used the airport...
  14. TheLocalYokel

    easyJet celebrates flying 55 million passengers from Bristol

    The airport and local travellers have much to thank the then CEO John Parkin and his team for responding so promptly and effectively when GoFly circulated details of their proposed second base via an agent, with the airline's identity kept secret. Granted that without the make-up of the...
  15. TheLocalYokel

    Qatar Airways celebrates First Anniversary at Cardiff Airport

    If the Qatar CEO was relying on a sizeable contribution from the West Country he seemed to come out with mixed messages. On the one hand he correctly judged that Bristol area people view LHR as their main airport for long haul; on the other if he was looking at West Country men and women using...
  16. TheLocalYokel

    Cardiff Airport - General Thread

    Carwyn Jones came out with some airport-related gaffes when he was FM. Eventually he sensibly decided to take a back seat when it came to airport comments and left it to the professionals. For example, around the time the WG was purchasing CWL the FM averred that CWL would be handling more...
  17. TheLocalYokel

    Airport Master Plan for next 30 Years - Consultation

    Looking at easyJet's financials last year they made around £6.50 profit per passenger before tax. The way the low-cost airline model works these days is that the likes of easyJet and Ryanair don't expect to pay airports' advertised charges - far from it. There might even be a 'per passenger'...
  18. TheLocalYokel

    Airport Master Plan for next 30 Years - Consultation

    The new council leader is an Independent by the name of Don Davies who is not known for his support of Bristol Airport. The council has decided to abolish the previous cabinet system that existed under the huge Conservative majority and operate under a so-called Rainbow Coalition that will...
  19. TheLocalYokel

    CAA Provisional Statistics Update

    The 'Beast From The East' was responsible for over 400 flights being cancelled in March 2018, meaning that March 2018 actually saw a tiny fall in passengers numbers of 0.3% compared with March 2017. Against that is the fact that Easter was much earlier in 2018 and would have added passenger...
  20. TheLocalYokel

    Random Stuff!

    https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/sunday-times-rich-list-lansdown-2859609 Steve Lansdown, co-founder of the eponymous Bristol-based stockbroking and asset management group, Hargreaves Lansdown now a FTSE100 company, and owner of Bristol City FC is estimated by the...

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