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Stansted Airport & The A380 : Will We See It?  
User currently offlineBAfan From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 189 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4112 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?

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User currently offlinegoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1843 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3966 times:

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

User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3587 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3926 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.

User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3891 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



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User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3585 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3821 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


User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

Michael O'Leary just placed an order for 10 A380s  


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User currently offlineBAfan From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3541 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.


User currently onlinespeedbird9 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3513 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



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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3469 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.


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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3457 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.


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User currently offlinelapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1565 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3397 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.


User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3587 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 3219 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.


User currently offlinegc2 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 3020 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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