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No Runway Extension At Guernsey.  
User currently offlineApplepie81 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 68 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

Apparantly Guernsey is not to get a runway extension. The current strip is 1,463M, and this has been announced as suitable for operations of the Airbus A32X and the 737NG.

In other news, Alitalia are quite happy to wear out their brand new Airbus A319's at Florence airport!



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Fitted with a drogue 'chute, I trust !

User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

The weight/payload penalties on an A32X or 737NG using GUI must be so severe that regular service with these types would surely be virtually impractical?

At the moment there is no real issue as the largest aircraft using GUI on a regular basis are FlyBe's 146's, a type which in itself is suited to short runways.

Although Guernsey does not attract as many holidaymakers as it did, say, 15 years ago, I think it is a bit shortsighted for the island's government to say that the airport's sole runway (at around 4800ft long) is adequate. It's as though they don't even want to try and get more people flowing through. Even just a modest extension of 1000ft would make a huge difference to the number of aircraft types able to comfortable use the facilities and encourage more companies to promote the island.



Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

Guernsey = GCI

FYI...

GUI is Guiria, Venezuela (where possibly they also have a short runway).


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Apologies for the somewhat basic error. I'll put it down to today being Monday and still trying to get my brain into gear.

Capital146



Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Monday ! 'Nuff said...

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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