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Old 4th Aug 2022, 07:46
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Murky and grey comes to mind. Some of the projects, like resurfacing the runway, would be funded by the airport operator while the forecourt at Parkway by the airport owner. Who knows who is paying for this apron but all the work is done by one company every time, even the new taxi rank was done by them.

Always worth remembering that LRT operates in secret and produces no public minutes to avoid scrutiny.
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Old 4th Aug 2022, 07:53
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I bet the local curry houses could tell some stories of who is greasing relationships and footing the bill!
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Old 4th Aug 2022, 09:31
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Might be down to excessive fees. Blue Air would have been subject to maximum charges at Luton for this flight while Southend would have been much cheaper. When the seat price was only 12.53 inbound the name of the game is minimising losses.
The inbound to SEN was virtually a positioning flight and Blue Air put those seats on sale only on the day of the flight I'm told - selling 17 seats. The outbound to OTP carried 155 pax.
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Old 4th Aug 2022, 10:23
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Begs the question if the Blue Air departure was a replacement for a Heathrow flight what happened to the Heathrow inbound?
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Old 4th Aug 2022, 11:20
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Begs the question if the Blue Air departure was a replacement for a Heathrow flight what happened to the Heathrow inbound?
The OTP-LHR-OTP flights seem to have operated as normal on 2nd August, there seeming to be just the one daily flight on that route.
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Old 4th Aug 2022, 14:03
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I'm sure the flight on 2/8 was helping out LTN whereas the first one at SEN on 28/7 was helping out LHR. Both times where requests to move AM slots to PM were refused.

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Old 7th Aug 2022, 18:01
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FlyOne seem to be having a terrible time, today's flight canx again. If they do run it is hours late.
Vultures circling for those slots no doubt.
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Old 7th Aug 2022, 22:31
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FlyOne seem to be having a terrible time, today's flight canx again. If they do run it is hours late.
Vultures circling for those slots no doubt.
Must be difficult though, operating in close proximity to a war zone.
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Old 7th Aug 2022, 23:02
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Must be difficult though, operating in close proximity to a war zone.
Air Moldova & Wizz Air don't seem to have similar issues.
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Old 8th Aug 2022, 22:24
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FlyOne now lease one of the oldest A320s flying, ZS-GAS. Ordered for Braniff, taken up by America West in 1990! Con number 76. Are there any older A320s still in regular use?
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Old 8th Aug 2022, 22:50
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Try ZS-GAR serial number 53, from 1989, originally for Braniff, and flew several times between Johannesburg and Cape Town today
There are various "oldest XXX type aircraft still flying" articles on the web from the last few years - Google seems to know about many of these websites

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Old 10th Aug 2022, 17:48
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As I reported a few weeks ago, the Dart is going to be run by a new company called DartCo, which will be owned by LRT that in turn is owned by the Council. It is reported in the Luton News that this is being done to reduce any potential risk and financial exposure.

Seems LRT aka Luton Council have no faith that the Dart can be run at a profit when it has amassed close to 300m of debt and is independently valued at only 75m. Adding to the pain is the realisation that it will cost millions to operate each year after LRT signed a contract with LLAOL to operate it. I can guarantee it will be eventually sold off at a massive loss to the towns council taxpayers, as it will be claimed it is not part of the core business. It is all a sad state of affairs but not surprising as the Council has refused to publish the business case. The suspicion is that there isn’t one.

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Old 11th Aug 2022, 11:46
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Does that make sense? Recuce risk and financial exposure to whom ? Is the council the creditor for the 300M ?
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Old 11th Aug 2022, 12:34
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Yes, the Council is the only lender to LRT and the future DartCo. A separate company will have separate accounts so painting a better picture for LRT. Also it will make the process of off loading the company easier later on, as it will have a separate and independent management team from the start of the new company.

Also never believe what the Council and LRT claim. They are the masters of half truths and deception.
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 15:42
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Gullivair A330 due in tomorrow from/ to Sofia.
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 22:26
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Do we know the reason? I'm assuming LZ-ONE
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LZ-AWY according to FR24.
No idea why.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 11:13
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LZ-AWY according to FR24.
No idea why.
Looks like its parked on Cargo....
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 22:18
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Some would say if you don’t like aircraft noise then why move 30 miles from an airport

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Old 16th Aug 2022, 04:57
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LZ-AWY according to FR24.
No idea why.
Supplies flown to Ukrainian refugees in Bulgaria by a charity.
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