applepie81
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No Runway Extension At Guernsey.

Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:48 pm

Apparantly Guernsey is not to get a runway extension. The current strip is 1,463M, and this has been announced as suitable for operations of the Airbus A32X and the 737NG.

In other news, Alitalia are quite happy to wear out their brand new Airbus A319's at Florence airport!

 
JGPH1A
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RE: No Runway Extension At Guernsey.

Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:51 pm

Fitted with a drogue 'chute, I trust !
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Capital146
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RE: No Runway Extension At Guernsey.

Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:22 am

The weight/payload penalties on an A32X or 737NG using GUI must be so severe that regular service with these types would surely be virtually impractical?

At the moment there is no real issue as the largest aircraft using GUI on a regular basis are FlyBe's 146's, a type which in itself is suited to short runways.

Although Guernsey does not attract as many holidaymakers as it did, say, 15 years ago, I think it is a bit shortsighted for the island's government to say that the airport's sole runway (at around 4800ft long) is adequate. It's as though they don't even want to try and get more people flowing through. Even just a modest extension of 1000ft would make a huge difference to the number of aircraft types able to comfortable use the facilities and encourage more companies to promote the island.
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JGPH1A
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RE: No Runway Extension At Guernsey.

Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:12 am

Guernsey = GCI

FYI...

GUI is Guiria, Venezuela (where possibly they also have a short runway).
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Capital146
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RE: No Runway Extension At Guernsey.

Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:18 am

Apologies for the somewhat basic error. I'll put it down to today being Monday and still trying to get my brain into gear.

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JGPH1A
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RE: No Runway Extension At Guernsey.

Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:21 am

Monday ! 'Nuff said...

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