Humberside Airport - General Thread

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Hi TheLocalYokel

I think the Humberside airport hotel is a prefabricated building. I think the aim was to see if the demand was there to warrant a more permanent structure.
 

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Its my understanding that Novotel (the current prefab hotel) will be staying, as that currently caters for offshore workers. The new hotel will be open to the public.
 

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Not been on here for a while.. I'd like to update but nothing to say unfortunately.

New road entrance coming along. SAR facility up and running. BAe facility going up and surprisingly large.. Hilton not started construction yet but there's been a kriptic tweet by the airport suggesting about more coming out of the partnership with Nightel and to 'watch this space'..
 

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Long overdue an update, however not much to update on infortunately.

Flight wise, seems the KLM E-jets are being scheduled in on some rotations now. It would appear that TOM have been happy with their return, the booking engine for next year shows Tuesday available from HUY again, no destination added but presumably PMI again as this year. However, Thursday is also in the booking engine for W16/17.. Possible new TFS flights to be announced?

BAe Systems academy now open and is quite a large addition to the site, also new access roundabout now open and the new Hilton hotel site groundwork going on.

Place is certainly still plodding along quietly, if a little too quiet on the passenger flight front.
 

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HUY hasn't been able to join the upswing in aviation passenger numbers at many UK airports this year although it's certainly not alone in this.

I was surprised that only 21,375 passengers used the terminal in September, a fall of 13.9% on the previous September, with atms down 15.4%. The rolling 12-month total of 227,818 is only 3.3% down on this time last year but it's still disappointing, given the general situation around much of the UK - all stats courtesy of the CAA.

How important are passenger numbers in the general scale of activities at HUY? I note that a hotel is being built which, to an outsider, seems optimistic given the low passenger numbers so I'm presuming that there must be other potential airport-related users who will stay at the hotel.

Is there any optimism that the airport will see a significant step forward in its passenger service operations in the next year or two?
 

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I think there is demand for a hotel in the local area. The Nightel hotel will also be staying to continue to house offshore workers, and I understand now also offers accommodation for the BAe Systems academy apprentices.

Of course, should the will be there, then the hotel could provide for night stopping crews should that be required in the future. Though, how much will is there remains to be seen. The Commercial director has left and as far as I'm aware hasn't been replaced.

T3 are offering quite a substantial program of one off city deals next year.. Perhaps there is some growth to come from that..? I believe the drop in passengers is down to Thomas Cook dropping their remaining flights after last summer. So things should stabilise now at least..
 

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Im flying KLM from Humberside at the end of this month and wondering if they are they still serving dry biscuits and water for a snack on their mid morning flight which was the case last time i flew the route.
 

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I've asked one of our members in the Cardiff section what snacks were served on his recent CWL-AMS Cityhopper flight in case we have no-one with recent experience of HUY-AMS with KLM. I'll let you know what he says.
 
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Im flying KLM from Humberside at the end of this month and wondering if they are they still serving dry biscuits and water for a snack on their mid morning flight which was the case last time i flew the route.
Recently flew from CWL. Drinks were water, soft drinks, tea or coffee. Not sure but I think the carts in the afternoon flight have beer and alcohol as well. Snacks was a sandwich or a wrap. Hope that helps!
 

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Just returned from flying with KLM to Bangkok from Humberside. The Humberside staff as normal were friendly and helpful. Since my last trip from the airport the toilets,duty free and departure lounge have all been upgraded.
Both the outbound and inbound flights from/to Humberside were around 75% full and they were serving hot drinks
 

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CAA stats September 2017
18,459 passengers passed through the airport down 10.6% on 2016. Rolling year was 192,331 down 6.6% on 2016.
Atms were 602 down 40.2% on 2016.
 
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After taking into account the 11 transit passengers, the fall of 2,171 is entirely attributed to the offshore sector. Oil Rigs are down by 2,093 (from 3,913 to 1,820). Aberdeen is stabilising, but was still down by 83.

In November 2016, a helicopter operating base was closed as the new contract operated from Norwich. Presumably the low fuel costs mean that it is cheaper to fly further and cut down on crew bases.
Helicopter activity should recover in the spring of 2018 when a new wind farm contract commences.
 

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Thomas Cook will operate a one off charter from Humberside to Ivalo.
HUY-IVL Friday 14th December 2018 08.10-13.25
IVL-HUY Monday 17th December 2018 14.40-16.05
 
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