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Old January 4th, 2013, 05:57 AM   #241
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Naturally. London Seoul market is big enough for three carriers, like Frankfurt Seoul and Paris Seoul.

Korean Air will never leave Heathrow. They just couldnt get enough demands to fly to Gatwick as well. Now that BA is taking their shares of the customers to ICN from London.
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Old September 11th, 2013, 11:38 PM   #243
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No need to start a thread on just that video .
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Old September 12th, 2013, 12:38 AM   #244
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Old September 12th, 2013, 05:45 PM   #245
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Korean Air to Gatwick looks like it has ended permanently. BA to Seoul takes its toll I guess.
I don't know why anyone would choose BA over Korean unless there's a big price difference.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #246
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BA aint bad. Loyalty program, oneworld members etc...
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Old September 13th, 2013, 02:28 AM   #247
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I don't know why anyone would choose BA over Korean unless there's a big price difference.
Are you being sarcastic?
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Old October 13th, 2013, 07:34 AM   #248
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Any pics from the new terminal?
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^ Of which London-area Airport?
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^ Of which London-area Airport?
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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #251
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Old October 14th, 2013, 06:00 AM   #253
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Any pics from the new terminal?
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=403697

Plenty of images in this thread dedicated to the new T2 at LHR.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 06:55 PM   #255
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Newquay-to-Gatwick Flybe route threat lifted

Cornwall's air link to London, which was due to be axed in March, will continue until next autumn.

Flybe has announced it will keep the Newquay-London route going until October 2014.

That could give Cornwall Council time to arrange a public subsidy that would guarantee the route longer-term.

Flybe has secured new slots, allowing its 78-seat planes to continue to fly from Newquay twice daily - morning and evening.

Subsidy eligibility
No other firm came forward to run the route and the South West's only link to a major London airport, the Newquay-Gatwick route, looked set to be cancelled.

The "commercially sensitive" deal, which is being kept under wraps by Flybe, buys time for the council to hopefully complete a process to unlock public funding to support the troubled route from October onwards.

In October, the Department for Transport confirmed to Cornwall Council that the route was technically eligible for subsidy.

If the complex arrangements can be put in place, the government will support an operator - not necessarily Flybe - to run the route for a four-year period.

The BBC understands the subsidy could amount to several million pounds each year.

"This is great news but it doesn't mean that we are out of the woods yet”

Stephen Gilbert MP
St Austell and Newquay
But Niall Duffy from Flybe said without the subsidy, the route was not viable.

"This is a route that, without public subsidy, is not sustainable on a year-round basis," he said.

"If you look at Scotland, if you look at some parts of Wales, there are public subsidised routes that keep passengers on the move and I think London and the DfT need to seriously look at their commitment to rebalancing the economy."

The news has been widely welcome in the Duchy by business leaders, MPs and the local authority.

Cornwall Council said it would add weight to its attempts to make the connection a "Public Service Obligation" route.

"The air link between Newquay and London is vital for the economy of Cornwall," Councillor Adam Paynter said.

Jobs and Investment
He said he believed the airport was financially viable, adding that the council would be working with Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the county's MPs to secure the long-term future of a link to London.

Stephen Gilbert, the Lib Dem MP for St Austell and Newquay, said he welcomed the news on behalf of the Duchy's six MPs.

"This is great news but it doesn't mean that we are out of the woods yet, however this extension will be a great relief to businesses," he said.

"In all of this we have to remember that the airport is about jobs and investment across Cornwall and we need to secure it for the long term."

Chris Pomfret, chair of the LEP, said: "The provision of a regular year-round service to a London hub airport with a schedule that works for businesses is vital to the economy."

However, he said if Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly were to improve economically, a year-round service had to be secured.
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Old December 17th, 2013, 02:34 PM   #256
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Airport expansion plans divide opinion

New runways at Heathrow and Gatwick have made it on to a shortlist of options for expansion, but plans to grow Birmingham or build a new airport east of London have been put on hold. How has the news been received?

The business lobby group London First say the city needs extra airport capacity to stay connected to global markets.

Expanding Heathrow is the "most obvious" starting point, says chief executive Baroness Jo Valentine. She says London's main airport lags behind - pointing to Amsterdam's six runways and Paris' four.

"We should have built 10 years ago, we haven't built for 50 or 60 years," she says.

'No plausible alternative'
It's a view shared by the the chief executive of Heathrow.


Heathrow's long-haul connections and contribution to the economy are vital, says Colin Matthews.

"We've got Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt, all desperately trying to eat our lunch.

"They want to have the business the UK benefits from today."

But one of the most vocal opponents of Heathrow expansion is the city's mayor Boris Johnson.

Mr Johnson says: "What is being proposed at Heathrow is not some oven-ready, peasy scheme.

"Both the Heathrow options involve concreting over the M25, probably closing it for at least five years, doing major re-alignments.

"Why on earth entrench a huge planning error and expand Heathrow, and consign future generations to misery when we could go for the right option?"

What the Conservative mayor describes as the "right option" is a brand new airport in the Thames Estuary.

hat's prompted a strong reaction from the RSPB which describes the mayor's plan for the area as "disastrous".

"It supports many thousands of wintering birds and other wildlife," says head of policy Sue Armstrong-Brown.

"Every time a spotlight is put on the Thames Estuary as a potential site for an airport it is revealed to be both an environmental disaster and economic lunacy."

Sir Howard Davies, who is leading the government's review of the UK's airport expansion options says the Kent option would cost £100bn to build.

"The environmental issues are particularly challenging because there are particular environmental sites where you can only build if you can show there is no plausible alternative," he says.

"That's why we're focusing on a second runway at Gatwick and two options at Heathrow."

Resignation threat
But those options have not got down well with local and environmental campaigners.

Long-standing anti-Heathrow expansion group Hacan has promised 18 months of "intense campaigning" against a new runway at the airport.

Chairman John Stewart says: "The scale of the opposition will be so great that we believe that they are politically undeliverable and should have been dropped at this stage."

And west London Tory MP Zac Goldsmith warns that if his party reverses its position on Heathrow he will resign and force a by-election.

Earlier he accused Sir Howard of "nipping and tucking" his report "on the instructions of government".

Green MEP for south-east England Keith Taylor adds: "We know that any new runways at either airport will increase air pollution, destroy homes and countryside and mean more people's lives are blighted by flight noise."

'The only option'
Meanwhile, Georgia Wrighton, director of the Campaign to Protect Rural England in Sussex, says a second runway at Gatwick and the associated development would "concrete over cherished open countryside".

She adds: "A heady cocktail of increased flights, HGV traffic and cars would erode the tranquillity of rural communities, and the health and quality of life of people living under its shadow."

But, according to the airport's management, expansion of Gatwick is "the only option which can the deliver the right type of capacity for the UK".

Chief executive Stewart Wingate says: "It is the only airport serving all airlines' models, including both low cost and legacy airlines, as well as both transfer passengers and people flying direct."

The local West Sussex County Council says it's pleased Gatwick made the shortlist.

"On balance there are compelling economic arguments for a second runway because of the benefits to everyone in West Sussex," it says in a statement.

"Airport expansion at Gatwick would help many companies grow and expand, as well as creating new opportunities."

But the commission has not shortlisted proposals for expanding two of the UK's other major airports - at Stansted or Birmingham.

Local Solihull MP Lorely Burt says it's disappointing.

"Birmingham Airport is not up to its full capacity so it does have room to grow.

"We are supposed to be building up the economy of the West Midlands but it doesn't seem to figure in the thoughts of the good and the great who are planning our infrastructure for the future."

The commission recommended looking again at Birmingham in the future, once the impact of a proposed new high-speed rail line were clear.

The airport hails the commission's recognition of it as "an integral piece of the long-term aviation puzzle"

"The commission has also recognised that Birmingham Airport can grow immediately and we will work with the government on the policy recommendations set out in this report in order to deliver this," says chief executive Paul Kehoe.

Labour says it will study Sir Howard's recommendations.

But shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh adds: "It is good to see that the original Heathrow proposal for a third runway, of which we were sceptical, has been taken off the table, and that this work is taking place within the context of our ongoing climate change commitments."

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Old January 27th, 2014, 04:01 AM   #257
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Old February 12th, 2014, 01:04 AM   #258
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Have they looked at LAX-izing Heathrow? If so, what happened, and if not, why not.

By LAX-izing, I mean relocating that structures/roadways at the outer edge of the existing airfield, probably on both sides of the airfield (one side looks like Terminal 4 and a maintenance facilitiy, and the other side looks like office buildings and their associate parking lots), and replacing each single runway, with dual, closely space runways.

In some ways, this would not be ideal, in that it would not create a third independent approach stream. But it would likely double the number of operations per hour the airport could handle. It would also not require bulldozing any quaint little villages.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 03:27 AM   #259
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Heathrow cant build more runways because of idiots who moved in after Heathrow was built.
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