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Ryanair To Leipzig-Altenburg Airport?  
User currently offlinesantos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 740 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

I was browsing FR route map and came across Leipzig-Altenburg Airport, AOC , there are no routes to/from on the map, just wondering if this is a new destination?

http://www.ryanair.com/en/cheap-flight-destinations

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User currently offlineEYKD From Russia, joined Dec 2006, 194 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

They used to fly from it just a few month ago, I'm pretty positive about this because I was looking for airports nearby Dresden served by FR. Sorry, I do not recall the destination and frequency. But it did not tempt me anyway.  

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19212 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Quoting santos (Thread starter):
just wondering if this is a new destination?

No. Flew to/from STN between 2003 and the end of March this year (per CAA traffic statistics) - so a fairly long-standing route. Did it also have another route or two? I cannot recall. Anyway, it now has no services, hence not appearing in its pull-down menu.

[Edited 2011-05-26 00:55:53]


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User currently offlinethomil13FRA From Ireland, joined Jul 2010, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2467 times:
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On the contrary, Leipzig-Altenburg is a former destination that was cut from the Ryanair network in March 2011.
It was replaced by the new "Cochstedt Magdeburg Airport", except for the Stansted flight which was completely dropped.
Here is the website of the airport:

http://www.airport-cochstedt.de/en/Home

Like Altenburg, Cochstedt is another former Soviet Air Base. After reunification, the field was completely rebuilt and all traces of its military past removed. The whole process was highly expensive, and the Airport was basically unused for over a decade, serving as an example of the "White Elephant" projects that proliferated in the former GDR after reunification.

[Edited 2011-05-26 01:57:51]

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19212 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Quoting thomil13FRA (Reply 3):
former destination that was cut from the Ryanair network last fall IIRC

I believe it was cut from the end of March 2011, with traffic in that month of 3,387 per the UK CAA.



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User currently offlinethomil13FRA From Ireland, joined Jul 2010, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2415 times:
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@Pe@rson

Yep. I just realised it myself. Sorry about that.


User currently offlineflywrite From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 2211 times:
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I flew STN-AOC in August 2007. The runway seemed a little short (or the pilots travelling a little fast) as you definitely needed the seatbelts securely fastened on landing!

The airport itself still had signs of its military past, but the terminal building was modern and tiny. Barely enough room for a planeload of passengers to wait for their baggage.


User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
Did it also have another route or two?

They flew GRO-AOC for a while I believe.



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User currently offlineLGWGate49 From Sudan, joined Nov 2009, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

IIRC I believe FR flew EDI-AOC in 2009


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