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Topic: Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?
Username: BAfan
Posted 2010-08-17 07:05:28 and read 4059 times.

Now that Stansted Airport has been granted Code F status, and will be able to accommodate the A380 and 747-8, is there any chance that we might see A380 operators starting flights to Stansted?

Also, is there any chance we might see existing airlines attempting to carve a niche by purchasing A380's to operate cheaper low cost long haul flights from the airport?

Heathrow is terribly congested and Gatwick/Luton are not an option, so I was wondering whether or not we might see expansion at Stansted instead?

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?
Username: goldorak
Posted 2010-08-17 11:40:00 and read 3913 times.

IMO, if you see an A380 at STN, it will be a LHR diversion rather than a scheduled service

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?
Username: TheSonntag
Posted 2010-08-17 11:54:28 and read 3873 times.

Or if someone hijacks it and lands in the UK, as STN is the airport for highjackings in the UK. Not that I hope this will ever happen.

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?
Username: Larshjort
Posted 2010-08-17 12:03:54 and read 3838 times.

I don't think you will see regular service with an A380 to STN, the rating probably has more to do with BA Cargo 747-8.

/Lars

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?
Username: Bongodog1964
Posted 2010-08-17 12:40:45 and read 3768 times.

Quoting Larshjort (Reply 3):
I don't think you will see regular service with an A380 to STN, the rating probably has more to do with BA Cargo 747-8.

/Lars

This has been reported in the local press last week, 3 x 747-8 to start operating from STN on behalf of BA

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?
Username: bjorn14
Posted 2010-08-17 23:52:20 and read 3559 times.

Michael O'Leary just placed an order for 10 A380s  

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?
Username: BAfan
Posted 2010-08-18 01:20:42 and read 3488 times.

I wouldn't be surprised if he did. People would fly Ryanair long haul if the price was right.

Probably only a matter of time.

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?
Username: speedbird9
Posted 2010-08-18 01:46:20 and read 3460 times.

Quoting BAfan (Thread starter):
whether or not we might see expansion at Stansted instead?

i mean no offence here but just becuase something can happen doesnt mean can or should. it may just to accomodate possible diversions only

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?
Username: 2707200X
Posted 2010-08-18 02:09:47 and read 3416 times.

I don't think its going to happen though theoretically Emirates could bring A380 service to STN but even that would be very unlikely.

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?
Username: CHRISBA777ER
Posted 2010-08-18 02:19:08 and read 3404 times.

There is maybe a 10% chance of seeing the A380 at STN. The only way i see it would be if Air Asia X ordered some, as they are bound to in the next ten years or so, but I think they would move ops to LGW if they bought A380s I think.

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?
Username: lapper
Posted 2010-08-18 02:56:47 and read 3344 times.

Quoting BAfan (Reply 6):
I wouldn't be surprised if he did. People would fly Ryanair long haul if the price was right.

Probably only a matter of time.

25 minutes turnaround on an A380! LOL.

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?
Username: TheSonntag
Posted 2010-08-18 09:37:23 and read 3166 times.

Quoting lapper (Reply 10):
25 minutes turnaround on an A380! LOL.

I don't think 25min turnaround would be needed on long haul. Using an A380 longhaul with 8xx people (cannot remember the max certification number) going EWR-STN m i g h t actually work if the fare is low enough.

But thats very theoretical, and we get too far off topic if we discuss long-haul LCCs. Although STN could actually offer enough destinations from Europe to make it feasible.

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?
Username: gc2
Posted 2010-08-19 04:07:14 and read 2967 times.

STN is now the diversion airport or secondary airport (which you have have to specify on a flight plan) for Emirates A380s heading to and from LHR, so you should see them reasonably often.


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