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The Future Of Liverpool Airport (LPL)  
User currently offlineJwb2 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 20 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4712 times:

After watching the rapid growth of Liverpool Airport over the past 10 years, I was wondering what will the future hold for Liverpool.
Liverpool has now firmly placed itself on the map as a low cost airport with EZY and FR as the two biggest carriers. In the past 5 years we have seen other low cost carriers join the airport but no other different types of airlines (except for VLM and Euromanx offering different services compared to the low cost airlines). Could we see any new airlines in the future?

I know people don't like them but hate them or not FlyGlobepan at Liverpool has failed due to numerous reasons. I personally had so much hope in GSM at Liverpool opening TATL for Liverpool. Maybe one day seeing the likes of A330's or 767's at Liverpool. Do you think TATL could work at Liverpool again with say the likes of DLor even charter TCX/MYT on their Canadian routes?

I know that Liverpool is Capital of Culture next year and it has helped the airport but what could we see at Liverpool after 2008. A bigger Terminal? More airlines? A better Trans Atlantic Link?

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User currently offlineHammerb32 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4685 times:

Is there a restriction on the runway length at LPL?

User currently offlineEGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4621 times:

Liverpool Airport have a fair bit on their future plans on their website:

Master Plan to 2015
Master Plan to 2030



7late7, A3latey, Sukhoi Superlate... what's going on?
User currently offlineJwb2 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4528 times:

The Runway at Liverpool Airport on numerous ocassions has handled Charter 747's and even concorde on Grand National Days.

User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4422 times:

Quoting Hammerb32 (Reply 1):
Is there a restriction on the runway length at LPL?

Not at present for the ops they do, 737s and 319s don't have any problems out of LPL with regards to the runway length.


User currently offlineHammerb32 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4409 times:

But would there be restrictions in terms of payload if a 767 of A330 were to operate in and out on a regular basis?

User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4390 times:

Quoting Hammerb32 (Reply 5):
But would there be restrictions in terms of payload if a 767 of A330 were to operate in and out on a regular basis?

Sure but no airlines operate those a/c from LPL on a regular basis at present, so there isn't obviously a requirement for it. When or if regular long haul routes become available out of LPL with those aircraft then the runway length could possibly become an issue.


User currently offlineHammerb32 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4362 times:

Well that answers the JwB2's question then

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4245 times:

What LPL really lacks I think is a hub airline


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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4212 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 8):
What LPL really lacks I think is a hub airline

Both Ryanair and easyJet have a hub at LPL.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4193 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 8):
What LPL really lacks I think is a hub airline

What LPL lacks is basic infrastructure like jetways. Neither of the 2 "future plans" show jetways. How are you going to attract transatlantic flights without even the minimum passenger conveniences. LPL is a basic low cost regional airport, that's it.


User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4142 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 10):
LPL is a basic low cost regional airport, that's it.

Here here, you have hit the nail right on the head there. Unless the terminal and/or facilites is expanded/greatly improved (or if it can be expanded without giving up apron room) I can't see regular long haul flights out of there happening. LPL is also a pain in the arse to get to if you don't have a car, there is no train link.


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4071 times:

Quoting Noelg (Reply 9):
Quoting Humberside (Reply 8):
What LPL really lacks I think is a hub airline

Both Ryanair and easyJet have a hub at LPL.

Perhaps this will seem picky but they have a base at LPL, not a hub. By a hub airline, I mean one that can offer connections - KL/AMS, AF/CDG etc

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 10):
How are you going to attract transatlantic flights without even the minimum passenger conveniences.

GSM did LPL-JFK/YHM this summer. JFK has been a total disaster but one of the main reasons for this was the airlines reliability and punctuality and not LPL's facilities

I guess to are refering to attracting the likes of CO/DL however, who are of course in a different 'league' to GSM. But with these airlines at MAN I cant see them serving LPL anytime soon

Quoting Ryanair737 (Reply 11):
LPL is also a pain in the arse to get to if you don't have a car, there is no train link.

There is Liverpool South Parkway (similar to Luton Airport Parkway) with a bus link to the terminal

[Edited 2007-09-23 23:14:06]


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