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by DobboDobbo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?
Replies: 31
Views: 3901

Re: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?

That's less than MAN! Maybe MAN is where their future expansion should be. BA doesn't seem much interested. They are doing just that. In 2019, VS will increase their capacity at MAN by 20% compeared woth 2018. https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/virgin-atlantic-reveals-major-manchester-expansion-14338 Th...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

https://mediacentre.manchesterairport.c ... er-airport

EasyJet announcement.
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https://mediacentre.manchesterairport.c ... er-airport

EasyJet announcement.

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

Armodeen wrote:
Going for the Etihad jugular? :eyepopping:


This might also coincide with Emirates reductions caused by the closure of a runway at DXB...

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

http://mag-umbraco-media-live.s3.amazon ... -2018.xlsx
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Looks like the rolling annual total has passed 28m.

http://mag-umbraco-media-live.s3.amazon ... -2018.xlsx

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

User001 wrote:
Qatar will now be 21 weekly from 1st June 2019. All 3 flights will be daily.


Is it A359 morning and afternoon with B788 in the evening?

In any event it is an extraordinary increase in capacity in the circumstances.

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 19460

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

In the short to mid term they may be best focusing on LGW as the Virgin Holidays base, LHR as the London O&D p2p flying and develop MAN as a hybrid of the two offering a secondary point of entry for the UK (via FlyBe and perhaps other future feeder services) and as the transfer point for USA-Ind...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

Routes News Some possible changes, which may or may not happen, to add to the confirmed new services: Ethiopian Airlines - Addis Ababa 4 per week, initially via Brussels (this is confirmed). Jet Airways - already reported as 4 per week to Bombay. Intention is to be daily by March 2019. Cathay Pacifi...

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

I assume EY would be reluctant to pull a flight given the major investment in Manchester and the surrounds. Perhaps this commitment has changed, perhaps not. If the likes of Jet, Ethiopian, Virgin, Thai and others (including Oman) start to make headway into the MEB3's traditional markets from MAN - ...

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4231

Re: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights

Can it make it non-stop or will it need fifth freedom? I *think* they intend to do this via MAN, but perhaps someone with more knowledge and confirm or correct. Back in 2013 Biman launched twice weekly DAC-BHX-JFK flights, to have commenced in Spring 2014, with either a dry leased B777-200ER (x2 ul...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4231

Re: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights

Great minds and all that...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4231

Re: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights

Bricktop wrote:
Can it make it non-stop or will it need fifth freedom?


I *think* they intend to do this via MAN, but perhaps someone with more knowledge and confirm or correct.

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

Speculated elsewhere that Etihad may be withdrawing its lounge at MAN. I don't know anything more, or whether there is any substance to this, but I don't think it is a secret that Etihad are, in general, struggling somewhat.

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Chief: CAN eyes 30 new routes in the next 3 years including CMN, MAD, ORD & BOS
Replies: 19
Views: 2852

Re: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Chief: CAN eyes MAD, ORD, BOS in next phase of ambitious service expansion

I know HU applied for CAN-MAN slots for this summer, so there is clearly an intent on linking CAN with second tier European routes.

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by DobboDobbo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

Couple of capacity / frequency updates to relay. Thanks to Scottie Dog. Qatar - increase frequency from 16 to 18 per week effective 18th September (morning and afternoon flights are daily, evening flight 4x weekly). Turkish - 24 dates in July/August/September where there are changes from current A32...

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by DobboDobbo
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20193

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

How is Virgin Manchester operations? I think it's fair to say the picture is mixed. On the one hand, the seat capacity continues to increase reasonably quickly on a year to year basis. They continue to open new routes (LAX) and increase frequencies to existing ones (LAS, BOS). There is a partnershi...

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

To reply to the negative issues you raise: Legal challenges - Judicial Review. It is because of the agreed risk of these from those against R3 that the process has taken so long. Whatever the reason for challenge may be, the reason has already been dealt with to the satisfaction of the Government, ...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Heathrow runway gets the go ahead. Anti 3rd runway crushed, 415-119 votes It was always expected to pass this stage, as it did in 2009. The issues are, and always will be, the legal stage where the scheme has serious environmental and competetive problems, and the deliverability stage, where no one...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Electrification of ground transportation is the key to reducing pollution and CO2. Aviation could offset with a carbon tax, proceeds going to ground transportation electrification. Most economists, and even some oil companies, are suggesting carbon tax as the simplest and most direct method in gene...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

LHR has one of the strictest environmental regulations. It means the airplanes landing there today is more environmental friendly. I am aware that traffic increases with a new runway, but I am sure that by the time the new runway is finished, planes older than 787/A350 will have great restrictions ...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

You didn't read what I said. The problem of air quality in London has absolutely nothing to do with Heathrow. Very few drivers in west London are anything to do with the airport. A LHR with no delays would be a bit cleaner than one now, which has average delays of 15-20 minutes x 480,000 movements ...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

If you think the unlawful air quality in west London has "nothing to do with Heathrow" - good luck to you! If you think a larger airport with hundreds of thousands more movements a year is "probably greener" - good luck to you! Ah, if I understand you correctly, you are now agai...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

If you think more aircraft at LHR and cars on the road network because of LHR will result in less localised pollution - good luck to you! You didn't read what I said. The problem of air quality in London has absolutely nothing to do with Heathrow. Very few drivers in west London are anything to do ...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

If you think more aircraft at LHR and cars on the road network because of LHR will result in less localised pollution - good luck to you!

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

UK MP's will likely vote today in favour of the 3rd runway at Heathrow. The plan being for a very slight incline (1%) west over the M25, rather than a new tunnel. This would make it far easier and quicker to build. The legal challenges begin, but I think will fail. Ironically, we will probably be h...

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by DobboDobbo
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

Thanks for posting that, it makes for interesting reading. Hopefully Air India will see Jet starting BOM and try to start DEL, before someone else moves in. DEL is their main hub, just as BOM in Jet's main hub. Disappointing about LOT Polish, but lets hope as has been quoted that it's just a matter...

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by DobboDobbo
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there really a capacity problem at LHR?
Replies: 6
Views: 2143

Re: Is there really a capacity problem at LHR?

The third runway at LHR is about hub capacity, apparently. However, the main growth sector in aviation, and London is no exception to this, is point to point low cost leisure, in particular short haul. It is already public knowledge than one of the main beneficiaries of a third runway at LHR is like...

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by DobboDobbo
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

Quite a lot of news to be taken from a MAN document, see page 33 of the link below. I will try and extract the key points below. http://mag-umbraco-media-live.s3.amazonaws.com/6165578/april-2018-20th-macc.pdf Jet Airways are considering European growth and following our meeting with them at the ‘Slo...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

senatorflyer wrote:
DobboDobbo wrote:
Regarding the point about timing - i.e. Nothing will happen any time soon.


Finding a new HQ to house 4000 employees won’t be easy and quick either.


Very true - I daresay its a lot quicker than runway three!1

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Regarding the point about timing - i.e. Nothing will happen any time soon.

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

I guess BA needs to find a new spot for its HQ soon! Even if the political and (importantly) legal processes go smoothly for the government, we are likely to be well into the 2020s before any construction begins. Within that period there is significant political and financial risk for the project. ...

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by DobboDobbo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7087

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

If Easyjet or Ryanair get a *lot* more serious about connecting short haul flights, would they perhaps consider a route to Gatwick or Stansted respectively ? On a point-to-point basis these routes are hopeless but I wonder if they were heavily based on being feeder traffic they might be worthwhile ...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7087

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

There is an extraordinary amount of ill-informed comments on this thread. First, despite frequent moans to the contrary, the UK has a high quality and frequent rail system and good quality roads. The distances involved are relatively short and this means that most point to point journeys between maj...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

An update on the TP via twitter. You can search for #askMANTP my summary is below. USPC - discussions "very much" ongoing with US authorities and airlines flying to the US. T1 - expected to close late 2022. Currently no plans to demolish T3. T2 existing - phased refurbishment over a 2 year...

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 59752

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

NateGreat wrote:
Will the A350s be Heathrow-based, Gatwick-based, or Manchester-based?


I think everyone is expecting them to be Heathrow based, but the initial plan was that they replace the B744s (implying Manchester/Gatwick based).

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

http://mediacentre.magairports.com/lond ... ve-growth/
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May 2018 passenger volumes slightly down compared to May 2017:

Rolling 12 month total 27,820,567
May 2018 total: 2,492,129
May 2018 % change year on year: -0.7%

http://mediacentre.magairports.com/lond ... ve-growth/

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9779

Re: IAG and the A350

That said, if BA ever decides to try to build a Manchester hub again with Heathrow maxed out and Gatwick bursting at the seams..... It could be argued IAG are already doing this at DUB for North America at least. LHR is the top destination for PAX transferring through DUB with EI from North America...

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by DobboDobbo
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

Direct flights to Bengaluru and Delhi to follow Mumbai? https://inc42.com/features/is-manchester-emerging-as-the-new-london-for-indian-startups-looking-west/ Also, although the travel time between London and Manchester will be reduced from the two hours to one after HS2 (High Speed two) project impl...

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by DobboDobbo
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

LHR is already recognised as a monopoly, which is why the regulated asset base formula is used. I know this was raised at the select committee stage but I don't know if the reccomendation made it into the NPS. For what it's worth, I agree LGW should have been allowed to expand, but the government s...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Well if you're concerned about LHR becoming a monopoly, then LGW should be allowed to expand too. LHR is already recognised as a monopoly, which is why the regulated asset base formula is used. I know this was raised at the select committee stage but I don't know if the reccomendation made it into ...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

So let's see how they manage to screw this up..... should be interesting. This rather assumes expansion of LHR is a "slam dunk" the best option, which isn't accurate. It is finely balanced and many of the arguments used to support the scheme in 2015 have either been undermined, or shown t...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Which is absolute BS. The only concern of BA is facing competition in their local (and protected) money printer. Why would an airline not be concerned about LHR charging ever higher (monopolistic) landing and passenger charges? It was a central theme in the airlines evidence to the select committee...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Given the £22bn+ cost of the plan; LCC's like BE, FR and BE will be quick to complain about new fees.. This was exactly why Willie Walsh said BA was against the 3rd runway, because he didn't want his passengers paying extra taxes to pay for the thing.... Which is absolute BS. The only concern of BA...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

Ethiopian to start 4 weekly in December. Routes ADD-BRU-MAN https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-13/ethiopian-air-to-add-manchester-in-extension-of-brussels-flights Further to this the launch has been delayed by 10 days or thereabouts (delay in line with other changes to the European net...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

andymartin wrote:
If i lived in the urban decay that is Harmondsworth and someone offered me 125% for my house, book the removal lorry!


According to yesterday's parliamentary statement the £2.6bn compensation scheme is funded by the UK taxpayer.

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

So let's see how they manage to screw this up..... should be interesting. This rather assumes expansion of LHR is a "slam dunk" the best option, which isn't accurate. It is finely balanced and many of the arguments used to support the scheme in 2015 have either been undermined, or shown t...

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 56517

Re: MAN news - 2018

MAG group's response to the LHR announcement today. CEO of MAN reproduced below. http://mediacentre.magairports.com/mag-responds-to-heathrow-announcement/ MANCHESTER AIRPORT STATEMENT Andrew Cowan, CEO of Manchester Airport, said: “We welcome today’s statement from Government confirming its support ...

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Where did you get that number from? It's the reality of obtaining approvals for and then building a large and complicated piece of infrastructure in the UK. That's the vote, the barriers you are alluding to were the Judical ones, many of which Osbourne intentionally removed in the last Parliamant. ...

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

skipness1E wrote:
DobboDobbo wrote:
Assuming these get through, it will likely be 15-20 years before the new runway / terminals are open.

Where did you get that number from?


It's the reality of obtaining approvals for and then building a large and complicated piece of infrastructure in the UK.

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

I agree it will almost certainly pass the political hurdle, but labour support is not a given (nb - lack of labour support is not the same as labour opposing) and it will be interesting to see who breaks ranks.

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 129
Views: 15623

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

This is the political part of the process - which is expected to pass but that is not certain. The current transport secretary is unpopular, and has a number of major problems (mostly rail related) that may create a political backlash. This is a risky political move for a fragmented government and a...

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