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Shoreham/Brighton City Sold

Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:58 am

http://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=23922

Shoreham (Brighton City) has been sold by it owners Worthing and Brighton and Hove Councils for £8.6 million to The Erinaceous Group. There are plans for flights to EDI, AMS, DUB and Paris plus a railway station and visitor centre. The only present scheduled servuice is Blue Islands to Alderney

I can't see though who may be intersted in flying from Shoreham to the proposed destinations. Maybe a new flight to the Channel Islands with Blue Islands could be possible but other than that Im not sure that Shoreham/Brighton City can attract many new services. And the plans for a railway station - Shoreham isnt London, Scotland or Wales so they might as well forget it
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RE: Shoreham/Brighton City Sold

Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:03 am

Hmn!!

I think Brighton Airport has small potential - but there is potential there! It has it's pro's and con's... there's plenty of inbound tourism, however there is a quick direct train service into Brighton from LGW if my memory serves me right?

Anyway, would be nice to see it expand, I wouldn't be TOO surprised if TOM try taking over or something, we all know how they love their new little airport opportunities  Smile Good like Brighton!
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RE: Shoreham/Brighton City Sold

Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:14 am

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 1):
however there is a quick direct train service into Brighton from LGW if my memory serves me right?

And very frequent. However best to point out that 'Brighton City Airpor't isn't located in Brighton but a few miles down the coat at Shoreham

Quoting Cwldude (Reply 1):
Anyway, would be nice to see it expand, I wouldn't be TOO surprised if TOM try taking over or something, we all know how they love their new little airport opportunities

Can a B737 land at Shoreham?
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RE: Shoreham/Brighton City Sold

Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:39 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 2):
Can a B737 land at Shoreham?

At 2700ft, the answer would be no. And there's no space to expand the runway as it is hemmed in by the railway, roads and the river.

Quoting Humberside (Thread starter):
plus a railway station and visitor centre

Please, no! That is already one of the most tightly packed rail routes in the south east at least. Shoreham-by-Sea station is only across the river, it would be about a 400-500m journey between the two.
 
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RE: Shoreham/Brighton City Sold

Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:48 pm

*yay*

i would love to fly from Brighton Airport - although I do live in Hove - so that might explain it!!!
 
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RE: Shoreham/Brighton City Sold

Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:05 pm

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 3):
Shoreham-by-Sea station is only across the river, it would be about a 400-500m journey between the two.

The main rail line between Brighton and Worthing/Littlehampton (Coastway West) actually passes by the front of Shoreham Airport (between Shoreham-by-Sea and Lancing), so they could quite easily build a railway station that would only be a few hundred yards from the terminal without re-routing the tracks.

Over the years many airlines have tried and failed to set up regular scheduled services from Shoreham. Whilst it might be in a strong catchment area, there are two main disadvatanges: First, the runway length of 2700' heavily restricts operations to smaller aircraft like the Britten Norman BN2A Mk. III Trislander. Secondly, LGW can be reached in 30-40 minutes by car or train from Brighton & Hove and Worthing, which would be Shoreham's catchment area.

The last scheduled service that operated from Shoreham was to Le Touget (spelling?) France. The normal fare was about £169 and there was only a daily flight in both directions. Nowadays, all flights are charters.
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RE: Shoreham/Brighton City Sold

Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:03 am

Shoreham airport is a cute airport. It used to be grass the last time I visited in the 1960s. I believe in the 50s they had a flight to Paris but it was discontinued.
 
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RE: Shoreham/Brighton City Sold

Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:06 am

Quoting BCAL (Reply 5):
The last scheduled service that operated from Shoreham was to Le Touget (spelling?) France. The normal fare was about £169 and there was only a daily flight in both directions. Nowadays, all flights are charters.

Blue Islands have three scheduled flights a week to Alderney
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RE: Shoreham/Brighton City Sold

Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:08 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 7):
Blue Islands have three scheduled flights a week to Alderney

I stand corrected. And SkySouth starts services to Le Havre and Le Touguet on 24 July. Flights to Northern France will be daily.
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RE: Shoreham/Brighton City Sold

Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:29 am

Quoting BCAL (Reply 5):
The main rail line between Brighton and Worthing/Littlehampton (Coastway West) actually passes by the front of Shoreham Airport (between Shoreham-by-Sea and Lancing), so they could quite easily build a railway station that would only be a few hundred yards from the terminal without re-routing the tracks.

I didn't say it didn't, i said that it would be just 400-500m from the current Shoreham-by-Sea station, therefore being pretty pointless having the two. I never said anything about track being rerouted.
 
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RE: Shoreham/Brighton City Sold

Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:04 pm

Quoting BCAL (Reply 8):
Le Touguet

Le Touquet...  Smile

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RE: Shoreham/Brighton City Sold

Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:04 am

Quoting BCAL (Reply 8):
And SkySouth starts services to Le Havre and Le Touguet on 24 July. Flights to Northern France will be daily.

Lets hope they do better than EuroExec did. I remember they even made it into the Daily Mail. I think it was to do with no security checks or something like that
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