Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Shoreham/Brighton City Sold  
User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4922 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

http://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=23922

Shoreham (Brighton City) has been sold by it owners Worthing and Brighton and Hove Councils for £8.6 million to The Erinaceous Group. There are plans for flights to EDI, AMS, DUB and Paris plus a railway station and visitor centre. The only present scheduled servuice is Blue Islands to Alderney

I can't see though who may be intersted in flying from Shoreham to the proposed destinations. Maybe a new flight to the Channel Islands with Blue Islands could be possible but other than that Im not sure that Shoreham/Brighton City can attract many new services. And the plans for a railway station - Shoreham isnt London, Scotland or Wales so they might as well forget it


Visit the Air Humberside Website and Forum
11 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

Hmn!!

I think Brighton Airport has small potential - but there is potential there! It has it's pro's and con's... there's plenty of inbound tourism, however there is a quick direct train service into Brighton from LGW if my memory serves me right?

Anyway, would be nice to see it expand, I wouldn't be TOO surprised if TOM try taking over or something, we all know how they love their new little airport opportunities  Smile Good like Brighton!



Thomson Airways - The UKs premier charter airline // now flown : BY -AA -AJ -AE -AT; OO -AX -AU -RA -BG; BRIG; OBYD
User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4922 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 1):
however there is a quick direct train service into Brighton from LGW if my memory serves me right?

And very frequent. However best to point out that 'Brighton City Airpor't isn't located in Brighton but a few miles down the coat at Shoreham

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 1):
Anyway, would be nice to see it expand, I wouldn't be TOO surprised if TOM try taking over or something, we all know how they love their new little airport opportunities

Can a B737 land at Shoreham?



Visit the Air Humberside Website and Forum
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 2):
Can a B737 land at Shoreham?

At 2700ft, the answer would be no. And there's no space to expand the runway as it is hemmed in by the railway, roads and the river.

Quoting Humberside (Thread starter):
plus a railway station and visitor centre

Please, no! That is already one of the most tightly packed rail routes in the south east at least. Shoreham-by-Sea station is only across the river, it would be about a 400-500m journey between the two.


User currently offlineMAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

*yay*

i would love to fly from Brighton Airport - although I do live in Hove - so that might explain it!!!


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 3):
Shoreham-by-Sea station is only across the river, it would be about a 400-500m journey between the two.

The main rail line between Brighton and Worthing/Littlehampton (Coastway West) actually passes by the front of Shoreham Airport (between Shoreham-by-Sea and Lancing), so they could quite easily build a railway station that would only be a few hundred yards from the terminal without re-routing the tracks.

Over the years many airlines have tried and failed to set up regular scheduled services from Shoreham. Whilst it might be in a strong catchment area, there are two main disadvatanges: First, the runway length of 2700' heavily restricts operations to smaller aircraft like the Britten Norman BN2A Mk. III Trislander. Secondly, LGW can be reached in 30-40 minutes by car or train from Brighton & Hove and Worthing, which would be Shoreham's catchment area.

The last scheduled service that operated from Shoreham was to Le Touget (spelling?) France. The normal fare was about £169 and there was only a daily flight in both directions. Nowadays, all flights are charters.



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Shoreham airport is a cute airport. It used to be grass the last time I visited in the 1960s. I believe in the 50s they had a flight to Paris but it was discontinued.

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4922 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1511 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 5):
The last scheduled service that operated from Shoreham was to Le Touget (spelling?) France. The normal fare was about £169 and there was only a daily flight in both directions. Nowadays, all flights are charters.

Blue Islands have three scheduled flights a week to Alderney



Visit the Air Humberside Website and Forum
User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 7):
Blue Islands have three scheduled flights a week to Alderney

I stand corrected. And SkySouth starts services to Le Havre and Le Touguet on 24 July. Flights to Northern France will be daily.



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 5):
The main rail line between Brighton and Worthing/Littlehampton (Coastway West) actually passes by the front of Shoreham Airport (between Shoreham-by-Sea and Lancing), so they could quite easily build a railway station that would only be a few hundred yards from the terminal without re-routing the tracks.

I didn't say it didn't, i said that it would be just 400-500m from the current Shoreham-by-Sea station, therefore being pretty pointless having the two. I never said anything about track being rerouted.


User currently offlineMAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 8):
Le Touguet

Le Touquet...  Smile

am off there July 28th!


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4922 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 8):
And SkySouth starts services to Le Havre and Le Touguet on 24 July. Flights to Northern France will be daily.

Lets hope they do better than EuroExec did. I remember they even made it into the Daily Mail. I think it was to do with no security checks or something like that



Visit the Air Humberside Website and Forum
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Belfast City Airport Sold By Bombardier posted Fri May 23 2003 20:40:13 by USAIRWAYS321
Inter City Commutes By Airlines Employees posted Sat Dec 9 2006 00:28:24 by AirBerlin
French Pilot-school Esma Sold To Chinese Investor. posted Fri Dec 8 2006 18:56:43 by Beaucaire
Austrian Carrier "Golden City" - Status? posted Thu Dec 7 2006 16:26:25 by Bizjetslover
TACA's Aeroman Sold To Air Canada Unit posted Mon Dec 4 2006 18:08:47 by Mt99
City Of Provo Seeks I-15 Access Road To PVU posted Mon Dec 4 2006 01:37:44 by SLCUT2777
Lufthansa Eyes Amritsar As Its Next Indian City! posted Sat Dec 2 2006 19:47:09 by Concorde001
TYS To Get New Non-Stop City posted Wed Nov 15 2006 16:50:25 by Tvnewsguy08
What Is A Gateway City posted Fri Nov 10 2006 13:05:29 by 764
Midwest Airline Focus City Clarification posted Tue Nov 7 2006 17:56:50 by ERJ170