Ba757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 751 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2229 times:
looking at the FR route map i have noticed that FR dont serve Southampton , this seems a big airport to miss . is it because the 738 cant operate out of there or FR cant afford to fly outta there . Norwich is another not served from DUB.
Hantsflyer27 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1655 times:
Southampton airport has been around for years......in fact it was first used for the testing of the Spitfire in 1936. I'm not sure when it became a domestic airport. However, without research, i don't know its runway length.
Does anyone know what the largest airliners to have landed at Southampton are?
Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 5): Both airports have runways with less than 2.000m, the minimum Ryanair requires.
I thought Bournmouth had a rather long runway. Didn't concorde pay a visit there once?
BMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 856 posts, RR: 7 Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1541 times:
Bit of info on Southampton.
It has 13 stands that can handle aircraft such as the 757 and majority of the stands also have a height restriction as they are close to the runway. Its runway is 1723 metres long and in 2004 the airport saw 54,500 movements that are only 30% of the runways capacity.
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 18 Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1517 times:
Southampton's runway is 5,653ft and its elevation is 44ft. BOH's runway is 7,450ft and its elevation is 36ft. When you think that JMK's (Mykonos, Greece) runway is 4,593ft and its elevation is 405ft, and there are (during the summer months) regular weekly non-stop flights to LGW and MAN using 757/737s, both SOU and BOH are well within the landing/take off configurations for the 737/757s.
Whilst it might upset a few people, I think that SOU is an airport more aimed for business travellers than BOH, which is more leisure-orientated. Flybe (and to a smaller extent BA Connect) has regular services to/from SOU. I believe that the landing fees at SOU might be higher than at BOH, hence the attraction of the latter for the LCCs like FR. Besides, the airports are only 29 miles apart, so why would FR want to go to the expense of having a presence at SOU when it is so close and is already well served by flybe?
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BMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 856 posts, RR: 7 Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1417 times:
Also Bournemouth can be a nightmare to get to if you don't have a car. Southampton I believe in Europe has the shortest journey from train station to check-in and theres a lot of buses as well. Bournemouth however is a good distance from a train station, poor road connection (although I believe this is been improved) and few buses a day (last time I was there, 4 a day). While I like Bournemouth terminal over Southampton it doesn't take to much to see why Southampton has more flights than Bournemouth. With only 3 departure gates it would be hard to have schedule like that of Southampton where around 15 flights depart within an hour in the morning.
Quoting BCAL (Reply 22): SOU is an airport more aimed for business travellers than BOH
This is very true and has proberley been cause of the better funding from BAA although BOU is owned by the Manchester airport group and should be seeing some investment soon. If EZY base 2 aircraft there in April next year that will see at least 5 based aircraft at the airport. 2 B737 from Thomsonfly, 2 A319 from Easyjet and a B737 from Palmair. With this many there needs to be an increase in the departure gates at least. The check-in desks should be enough although that gets busy at times. Southampton however has more gates although could do with more check-in desks from what I have seen.
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25 BBJII: The shortest I think is LCY. From the new DLR station to Check-in is around 50 metres to desk 15 or 100 metres to desk 1. From Station to the nearest
26 Flycro: SOU does indeed have the closest railway staion in Europe. BACON flies suits to EDI, GLA and MAN, whereas BE fly to these destinations at similar pric
27 Drinkstrolley: I've never worked that out if you look at where FR operates to from BOH which is Dublin, Gerona and Pisa (I think) and Prestwick. Thomsonfly are open
28 Drinkstrolley: I thought it was to, but Limoges, Bergerac, Palma and Perpignan? Hardly business hotspots!!!