LYDD Airport development By: Kadir, Martina, Jana, Anna- Maria, Anita, Sara, Nora, Puja and Amanda.
Lydd Airport• Multi-million pound development• Improved passenger check-in and security facilities• The refurbishment also includes additional state-of-the-art CCTV• More than £30 million has now been spent on improving infrastructure and facilities at the airport.
What kind of airport is Lydd going to be? New runwayRunway will be extended to 1,800 m runway (plus 150 m starter extension)Can handle medium sized airplanes and most popular business jets Safety and SecuritySecurity and safety systems have been upgraded for NASP complianceFire service has been improvedBetter equipped (foam tenders)
What kind of airport is Lydd going to be? Airport services2 Check in desks250 car parking spaces OthersOn site aircraft maintenance20,000 tons cargo capacity ConnectionTrain connection from the region to Ashford international stationCoach servicesFree parking
-The existence of restricted airspace- severe operational constraints- competition from Manston Airport and the Channel Tunnel
Why will airlines suddenly take an interest in Lydd Airport when the runway is extended?“Growth within Greater London isunacceptable. Runway expansion isunacceptable at Heathrow and City, as aconsequence of the localized environmentalimpacts that would result. A third runway atHeathrow is strongly opposed by the Mayor.”
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Travel time maps for the 4 London Airports
Types of airlines LYDD can attractNo FrillsCharter AirlinesCharter AD HOCCommuter Airlines VIP/ Corporate Airlines
Services provided by Lydd Check in and Gate Handling, Meeting & Greeting Passengers, Baggage Handling, Lost Baggage, Aircraft dispatch: disembarking, cleaning, catering, refueling, cargo loading/ unloading, boarding Escorting of disabled passengers.
Passenger View (Sara)Pro expansion view: Passengers outside the catchment area e.g. London willbe willing to use Lydd airport for air travel in order to use budget airlinessuch as Ryanair- Ryanair has history of £10 return flights (excluding taxes) andso people will be willing to travel to Kent in order to catch such bargainflights.
Lydd Services CHECK-IN PROCEDURE: Number of check-in desk, Security checks, distance between terminal and gates and anything useful to understand the check-in procedure. PERSONAL INSURANCE: We ensure that flying from LAA is always a pleasurable, efficient and secure experience. At check-in, on departure or return, we always treat you like a human being.
Lydd Services improved passenger check-in and security facilities, larger arrivals and baggage reclaim areas. Introduction of an arrivals carousel and check-in desk baggage conveyors, which will be completed before the end of the year. The airport is investing more than £240,000 in the upgrade. The refurbishment also includes additional state-of-the-art CCTV and electronic
Transport - Car London to Lydd Airport takes 1h 20 mins by car, and is well signposted, and during day time parking is free, and a fee of £5 is charged for overnight parking, according to ww.lydd-airport.co.uk Almost all of Kent lies within one hour drive from Lydd. Within a two hour drive lies places like: o Colchester in Essex, o Stevenage in Hertfordshire, o Bracknell in Berkshire, o Alton in Hampshire, o Haslemere in Surray o Littlehampton in West Sussex.
Transport - Train Train from London to Ashford International Train Station, 38min. From there (free?) shuttle bus to airport. For example – St Pancras – Ashford ( 38min £28) If Lydd consider expanding, there should be a train going all the way from London to the airport, and car park should stay the same price.