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Flights axed over runway concerns

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Dan Young (dannyboy2005) First Officer

More airlines were cancelling or diverting flights from Bristol International Airport on Saturday following runway concerns.

Nine operators decided not to use the airport on Saturday because of worries about the ability of planes to brake in wet weather after resurfacing work on the runway.

These airlines are easyJet, BA Connect, XL, Thomsonfly, Thomas Cook, Balkan Airlines, First Choice, Air Malta and SN Brussels.

The airport said they expected a total of 98 flights to be diverted to other airports on Saturday and 28 flights to be cancelled.

Tony Hallwood, the airport's Aviation Development Director, said: "Over the past 24 hours we have been working with our airline partners to find an acceptable way forward.

"We wish to reassure passengers that every effort is being made to ensure to that a normal service is resumed at Bristol International as soon as possible.

"The safety of our passengers is, as always, of paramount concern."

Problems began after the airport announced £17 million runway resurfacing plans last October, with work scheduled to last for five months.

All passengers are advised to contact their airlines and tour operators directly for individual details regarding their flights or to check departure information online at www.bristolairport.co.uk

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Llain First Officer

Not really a FSX topic

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Dan Young (dannyboy2005) First Officer

Its not in the F$X Section......

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Llain First Officer

Sorry i mean it is not a FS related subject Ass

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Dan Young (dannyboy2005) First Officer

Clap Well Done

Well there's no "Real Life" section to post it in.

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Dan Young (dannyboy2005) First Officer

Llain -

Joined: Feb 05, 2006
Posts: 25

man, Where have you been all this time?

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antone First Officer

It could be in "Off Topic", but let's remove our heads from our ****s

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Odyssey First Officer

Nonetheless, I feel it is interesting to be aware of aviation news and personally I don't think that dannyboy's post is particularly irrelevent to what we all regard as a hobby.

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Welshflyer Captain

Good topic! Strange one this, the Airport and Aviation safety board reckon it's safe, yet the Airlines don't. The Airlines reckon their aircraft wont be able to brake safely on the newly re-surfaced runway if it's wet???

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