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Old October 26th, 2011, 08:41 PM   #61
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Old October 26th, 2011, 08:43 PM   #62
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Cyprus Airways (CY) has announced the resumption of flights from Larnaca to London Stansted on December 19 in light of passengers’ demand. Flights will run from Larnaca to Stansted Airport every Monday and Thursday morning, with more flights planned for the summer.

The airline also announced that from October 30, it will operate flights to Heathrow Airport at more convenient and competitive hours, with early morning flights moved from 5.00 am departures (local time) to 10.05 am.

From October 30, CY will operate two daily flights to Heathrow Airport from Larnaca, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The morning flight (CY346) will depart from Larnaca at 10.05 (local time) and will arrive in London at 13.05. The return flight (CY347) will depart from London at 14.25 (GMT) and will arrive to Larnaca at 21.05.

The afternoon flight CY326 Larnaca - Heathrow departs from Larnaca at 17.45 (local time). The return flight CY327 Heathrow - Larnaca departs from London at 22.00 (GMT).
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Old October 27th, 2011, 04:05 PM   #63
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BAA revenues rise on more Heathrow passengers

Passenger numbers at Heathrow rose 6.1pc to 52.6m in the nine months to September 30, as it benefited from its status as an international hub airport and increasing travel to and from the US, Germany, Switzerland, France and Brazil.

This drove revenues up 10pc to £1.7bn at BAA's London airports – Heathrow and Stansted – and narrowed pre-tax losses from £193m to £147m. The growth at Heathrow, which has enjoyed record monthly passenger numbers since April, helped to offset a 2.1pc fall in passengers at Stansted to 14.1m. This was caused by the sluggish domestic economy and airlines moving capacity from the UK to other European countries.

Across both of BAA's London airports, the number of UK passengers is down 5.7pc so far in 2011, but European passenger numbers have grown 4.3pc and long-haul traffic 6.1pc.

Colin Matthews, chief executive, said: "Our strong financial performance was driven by underlying growth in passenger numbers, higher revenue per passenger, continued cost control and no recurrence of the volcanic ash and strike disruptions of 2010."

BAA, which is controlled by a consortium led by Spanish company Ferrovial, is in the red because its £10.9bn net debt pile has led to the company paying £746m of interest and finance charges already this year.

Mr Matthews also confirmed BAA is pressing ahead with a challenge to the Competition Commission's ruling that it sells Stansted airport. BAA has requested a judicial review and the Competition Appeal Tribunal will consider whether to launch a review at a hearing in December. Earlier this month, BAA confirmed it would sell Edinburgh airport after being told to break up its Scottish portfolio by the Commission.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 02:06 AM   #64
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And If anyone has been watching Sky 1's 'Inside Gatwick' you would've seen the process taken by Gatwick in enticing them over from Stanstead (along with Air Berlin).
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Old October 29th, 2011, 04:48 PM   #65
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Yep, watched it and it's a great series.

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Aer Lingus Adds Extra Flights Between Dublin and London Gatwick

Aer Lingus will now run extra flights to and from Dublin to London Gatwick Airport. This means that Aer Lingus has more flights on this particular route than any other airline, as a result of increasing its capacity for passengers on this service by 56 percent.

The new winter schedule for Aer Lingus will now include 6 flights per day between Dublin and London Gatwick, an increase from the 4 flights per day last year. The first flight will leave Dublin at 6:40 a.m., two hours earlier than last year, and it will be the first departure to London Gatwick by any airline. The first flight to leave London Gatwick for Dublin will be at 6:50 a.m.

There will also be a new 5:50 p.m. departure from London Gatwick, complementing the 6:50 p.m. departure, which will provide travellers an alternative option when flying at peak times. The new 7:50 p.m. departure from Dublin will go along with the 8:50 p.m. departure and also provide an alternative for those searching for UK flight deals.

In addition, there will be a 12:55 p.m. departure from London Gatwick that fills in the gap between the existing 10:50 a.m. and 2:50 p.m. flights. Aer Lingus has a grand total of 27 flights in each direction from the Republic of Ireland to London, which means it has the highest frequency of flights between Ireland and London, more so than any other airline.

The Irish Government founded Aer Lingus in April 1936. Its low-cost, low fares mode is centered on maintaining effective fleet utilization and developing the Aer Lingus brand. The airline also provides a cargo transportation service, including services to the United States and Europe, as well as mail transportation services between Ireland and the United Kingdom.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 02:52 PM   #66
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Turkish Airlines to fly to London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport will be THY's third destination in London following Heathrow and Stansted airports.

Turkish Airlines (THY) will start operating scheduled flights to London's Gatwick Airport this winter, a company statement said on Sunday. THY will start flying from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport to London's Gatwick Airport every day as of December 20.

Gatwick Airport will be THY's third destination in London following Heathrow and Stansted airports. Moreover, THY is planning to increase its flights to Washington, Los Angeles and Bangkok during the winter.

Turkish Airlines will raise its Istanbul-Washington flights to 6 days from 5 days a week, Istanbul-Los Angeles flights to 5 days from 4 days, and Istanbul-Bangkok flights to 14
times from 7 times.

THY is also planning to raise its Johannesburg-Cape Town flights to seven days a week, and Dar es Salaam flights to four days a week.

Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, headquartered in Istanbul. It operates scheduled services to 146 international and 41 domestic cities (38 domestic airports), serving a total of 187 airports, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 THY carried 17 million, 19.7 million, 22.5 million, 25.1 million and 29 million passengers with total revenues of US$2.23, $3.0, $4.5, $4 and $5.6 billion, respectively.

The number of passengers carried by THY in the first nine months of 2011 rose by 11 percent to 24.3 million compared with the same period of last year.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #67
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Lufthansa boosts services from UK to Frankfurt

Lufthansa has launched a new service from Gatwick to Frankfurt as well as increasing capacity from Heathrow to the German financial capital with the start of the new winter 2011/12 timetable.

In total Lufthansa is increasing flights between London and Frankfurt by 20.6 per cent with the six additional weekly flights from Heathrow and the 14 times a week service from Gatwick taking the total weekly flights to 117 compared with the previous 97.

The timings of twice daily service from Gatwick, operated with 120-seater Boeing 737-500 aircraft in a two class configuration, have been scheduled to provide passengers with both a convenient connection to the heart of Germany and the quickest onward connections to Lufthansa’s worldwide network which offers 14,092 flights a week to 198 destinations in 82 countries.

Welcoming the new service Marianne Sammann, Lufthansa General Manager UK and Ireland said: “The addition of Gatwick to our route network will bring huge benefits for Lufthansa passengers from across the south-east of England by substantially increasing their travel options. Early indications are that more than two thirds of the passengers using the new Gatwick service are connecting on to our global network route with Beijing, Mumbai, Delhi, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Singapore, Tokyo, St Petersburg, Sao Paulo, Abu Dhabi and Bogota among the most popular onward destinations.

“We have been able to increase our overall services between London and Frankfurt as a direct result of Frankfurt Airport being able to open its new runway in time for the winter schedule. This has provided the opportunity to considerably enhance capacity and this can only be good news for our UK customers. With a total of 117 weekly flights to Frankfurt from the three London airports - Gatwick, Heathrow and London City - Lufthansa now offers the largest number of flight frequencies between these two cities.

“Lufthansa flights from Gatwick to Frankfurt are on offer from just £49 one-way or £89 return, inclusive of all taxes and charges and we pride ourselves on consistently offering a range of extremely competitive fares and a high quality product that provides passengers with their seat, hold & cabin baggage allowances, in flight food & drink, the ability to check-in on line, from their mobile phone or at the airport and all taxes and charges for one all inclusive fare.”

Situated at the heart of Germany and Europe the city of Frankfurt is a short 10 minute train journey from the railway station located directly beneath the airport. As well as being Germany’s financial centre, Frankfurt is a dynamic and international financial and trade fair city with the most imposing skyline in Germany. ,It also boasts an excellent cultural pedigree with first rate museums, high-calibre performance groups, local festivals and beautiful surrounding countryside as well as the traditional German markets, especially popular during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Furthermore, the surrounding Rhine-Main region offers countless sightseeing attractions, from beautiful old towns and ancient castles to a stunning variety of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 12:03 AM   #69
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Does National Pension Plan of Korea really own part of the share for Gatwick?

And Korean Air is suposed to serve Gatwick in 2012, coincidence?
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Old November 1st, 2011, 02:13 PM   #70
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Dual runway use trial at Heathrow

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The trial will take place in two phases, the first from 1 November 2011 to 29 February 2012, the second from 1 July 2012 to 30 September 2012. This is so that both winter and summer conditions can be tested.

Most of the time at Heathrow, one runway is used for landings, and one runway for departures. But when the build-up of arriving aircraft results in severe delays, Air Traffic Control is allowed to land aircraft on both runways.

The trial will build on these current measures to help the smooth running of
Heathrow. During the first phase of the trial, the following procedures will be
used to maintain the schedule at Heathrow:
• the further use of dual arrivals (using both runways for arrivals)
• the use of dual departures (using both runways for departures)
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Dual arrivals and dual departures will only be used on a limited basis and never
together. This is not the same as Mixed Mode which involves the planned use of both runways for simultaneous take-offs and arrivals and would increase the number of flights into and out of the airport
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This trial will not mean any increase in the number of flights at Heathrow – which will remain capped at 480,000 aircraft movements a year:
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 01:36 PM   #71
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Thames transport hub project unveiled

“Thames Hub” proposals being unveiled on Wednesday could lead to the most radical overhaul of Britain’s transport, logistics and communication network since the building of the railways.

The ideas being presented by the architects Foster & Partners and engineers Halcrow, on their own initiative, would see a new London orbital railway linking in to fast lines to the north and Europe, and a new airport on the Isle of Grain in the Thames estuary.

Also included are a new flood defence barrier and Thames crossing, a freight port and logistical hub and the laying of extensive cabling, utilities and communications infrastructure in what the report refers to as “The Spine”. Lord Foster says: “We need to recapture the foresight and political courage of our 19th century forebears to establish a modern transport and energy infrastructure in Britain for this century and beyond.”

Lord Foster could be seen as a successor to the great Victorian engineers and architects – the creators of the country’s grand stations, bridges, embankments and virtually its entire urban infrastructure.

His airports, from Stansted to Beijing, are among the most efficient, admired and beautiful built, and with extraordinarily ambitious projects such as the zero-carbon city-in-the-desert, Masdar in Abu Dhabi, he has proved a tenacious and consistent innovator.

But this proposal, with Halcrow, is on another level altogether. It proposes a complete re-imagining of the UK’s transport, energy and communication infrastructure, a vision of the kind of integration in transport and utilities that has not been considered since the great age of canals and then of railways, and probably even surpassing that.

The document points out that Britain’s architects and specialist engineers have built – and are building – some of the most ambitious international infrastructure projects ever conceived, yet the UK has missed out on its own expertise.

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Old November 4th, 2011, 01:37 AM   #72
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LON | London - Thames Estuary Transport Hub

Thanks to whomever merged my thread with this one

Plans unveiled for airport on England's Thames



Designs have been revealed for a new $100 billion airport and transport hub right on England's Thames Estuary.

It's envisaged that it would serve 150 million passengers a year – twice Heathrow's current numbers – and would alleviate London's growing aviation capacity problems.

It would be built on reclaimed marshland on the Isle of Grain in Kent.

Architect Lord Norman Foster, who also designed the famous Wembley Stadium, has presented the plans, which include a railway station that would become the UK's biggest, processing 300,000 passengers a day.

"We need to recapture the foresight and political courage of our 19th Century forebears and draw on our traditions of engineering, design and landscape," he says.

"If we don't, then we are denying future generations to come."

The idea is not short of opponents, but Lord Foster has some heavyweight support from London mayor Boris Johnson, who has also talked of a "floating" airport on the Thames.

A spokesman told the Daily Mail the mayor is "delighted that a distinguished figure like Lord Foster agrees that the answer to Britain's aviation needs lie in the estuary".

The government confirmed in August that London's existing airports will reach full capacity in 2030. A solution to expand the airports without causing major disruption to local residents has not yet been found.

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Something happening in the UK. Good for them.
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How many airports does London need? It already has 5.
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As a minimum Heathrow would have to close if this one is built.
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Well if they make this airport in the Thames, than maybe 3 or 4 airports will close..

Just a question, does someone have some pictures of Heathrow T5 and Acces Road to T5..?????
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Here is one I have of T5 but you can get a good view of the approach roads on Google Maps

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First 747-8F for Global Supply Systems arrives at Stansted
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Lufthansa Flies to Gatwick & Aberdeen; Raises Frequency to Heathrow

Lufthansa has increased its frequency of flights to UK by initiating new routes to Gatwick (double daily service) and Aberdeen (three times daily). The airline, which is all set to sell of its low-cost unit, also added flights to its Heathrow route.

Lufthansa has put into operation a new flight service between Frankfurt and Gatwick.

Lufthansa, whose parent company is understood to be in negotiations about selling BMI, has increased its services between UK airports and Frankfurt notably with the launch of the winter schedules.

Apart from operating a new double daily service from Gatwick, Lufthansa has also added Aberdeen in its network of airports connected. The airline will offer three-times-a-day service from Aberdeen. To boot, there will be six additional flights every week from Heathrow to the Germany's financial hub. With so many options on platter for travellers, finding cheap flight tickets will now perhaps be a little easier for budget-conscious passengers.

Lufthansa Flights will take off from Gatwick at 0945 and 1740 and arrive at Frankfurt at 1220 and 2015, respectively. From Frankfurt, flights will depart at 0845 and 1625 and land at the Gatwick at 0910 and 1650, respectively.

On the other hand, flights will have departures at 0605, 0955 and 1740 from Aberdeen and will be arriving in Frankfurt at 0900, 1250 and 2035 respectively. Flights from Frankfurt have scheduled departures at 0815, 1600 and 2135 and will land in Aberdeen at 0920, 1705 and 2240.

Guy Stephenson, Gatwick Airport's commercial director said: "It is great to welcome Lufthansa and strengthen the links between the financial and economic centres of London and Frankfurt. "The new Gatwick-Frankfurt route isn't just good news for the business traveller however. It will also benefit the leisure passenger who will be able to plug into Lufthansa's global network and visit destinations such as Mumbai and Johannesburg.

"This is why the route is so exciting, as it helps make Gatwick one of the most globally connected airports in the world and gives passengers the largest choice of destinations to fly to," Guy Stephenson was quoted as saying.

Marianne Sammann, Lufthansa General Manager UK and Ireland, was hopeful that the adding of Gatwick to its network will benefit passengers. "The addition of Gatwick to our route network will bring huge benefits for Lufthansa passengers from across the south-east of England by substantially increasing their travel options. Early indications are that more than two thirds of the passengers using the new Gatwick service are connecting on to our global network route," she said.

Gatwick offers more than 200 options when it comes to travellers opting for a destination for flying out of the airport. And by linking Gatwick to Frankfurt, Lufthansa has unwrapped even more travel opportunities for the passengers.

Lufthansa connects Frankfurt to 84 countries and thus offers a chance to the passengers in the south-east of England to travel to and explore destinations like Buenos Aires. And all that with much convenience from their local London airport – the Gatwick!

Gatwick seems to be emerging as the most favoured airport in the UK. AirAsia X (a Malaysian-based low-cost airline) and Vietnam Airlines (the national flag carrier of Vietnam) very recently started operations to the Gatwick Airport.
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