|Quoting Orion737 (Reply 5):|
Whoever ends up owning it, lets hope we can expect some improvement of the facilities. Tui have been woefully inadequate at providing their ThomsonFly customers with proper terminal facilities. I have seen better allotment sheds!
Perhaps also, Coventry and ThomsonFly LCC operations have not been quite the success Tui hoped for.
Do you ever stop?
1) TUI have not been "woefully inadequate". Its called planning permission, and a very anal County Council. See you cant just throw up a passenger terminal. You need permission. And Warwick District Council have not been very co-operative with this. The airport had to fight to get what they've got now, the council made life has hard as possible for CVT
. They tried to stop modifications to the runway, the car parks, as well was trying to stop them using the temporary terminal. Eventually TUI managed to start operations, and plans were submitted for the new terminal, and many studies submitted at the council's request. Then the planning permission was refused.
It will now be subject to a public enquiry, which starts next week. The worse thing is that, after being so difficult from the offset, Warwick District Council have now said they will NOT continue to oppose the airport plans (after wasting months, and thousands of tax payers money doing just that). The main opposer of the plans now is BHX
, whoes case isn't that strong being financially motivated. CVT will win the inquiry, and finally plans can start rolling.
TUI have put a lot of work into CVT
; having to fight the council at every stage, and against the odds have done very well considering what they had to work with. They essentially bought an airfield, and have sold an operational airport.
2) The services have been very succesful, some more than others but that is to be expected and overall TUI are happy. Don't read anything into TUI selling up. They never intended to own CVT
for long, well, they never intended owning it at all. they were backed into a corner and had no choice but to take control. Airport management was never their intention.
I assume you have flown from CVT
to be able to make such comments? I haven't, bit know a fair few who have, and all have been very impressed. Ok, its cosy, but the service has been very good and the airport is a breeze to use. I picked someone up the other week, I timed 7 minutes from aircraft landing to him being in my car - and he had checked baggage! Passengers like the personal service and its convinience.
|Quoting Humberside (Reply 1):|
Perhaps passenger routes may start with airlines other than those owned by TUI. CVT could do with some domestic flights
Apparently the new airport owners are already in talks with a number of airlines regarding new services once a terminal is built. Article: Airlines 'waiting in wings' at airport
[Edited 2006-01-06 20:10:43]