In todays (28/9/11) local paper, The Eastern Daily Press, I read that Thomson are not flying to Corfu from Norwich in 2012 due to the 100% increase in the Airport Development Fee (A D F) It was £3 when introduced to pay for airport improvements and it increased to £5 after a couple of years. In 2012 it will increase to £10. In 2007 there were 700,000 passengers compared to 440,000 now I think Norwich needs a man like Eddie Stobart who is transforming Southend Airport with no A D F R I P Norwich?
Message posted by julesx2 on 28 September 2011 at 7:37pm - IP Logged
Sadly I think Eddie Stobart died earlier this year!! julesxx
Message posted by maggy on 28 September 2011 at 7:51pm - IP Logged
We met Eddie and his wife about ten years ago in a bar in Tenerife or was it Fuerteventura?
I remind my hubby every time we see one of his fleet of lorries on a motorway---of course he doesn't remember, well he wouldn't as there was no show about Eddie--he was just having a holiday, when we asked or what I asked what he did for a living ''He said he was in Haulage''the penny then dropped for me, but no big deal to him
Message posted by Sid Ari on 28 September 2011 at 7:58pm - IP Logged
Should have said it was on the EDP24 website
If you scroll through the many comments you will find one about Thomson leaving Norwich. As the A D F was only announced yesterday it seems a very quick response from Thomson
Anyway I meant Eddie Stobart the company not the man, I realise Eddie Stobart is no longer with us but the company is very much alive
Message posted by angela chapman on 28 September 2011 at 9:46pm - IP Logged
Still able to book from Norwich to Corfu on their website, they are highlighting the extra charge though still at £5.00
Have looked in the e.d.p. today and can't see any article, but maybe just missed it.
I am going to phone them tomorrow just to see what they have to say on the matter.
It is of course not just Corfu they fly to, I don't think the airport could/would survive without Thomsons.
Message posted by NIGEL on 28 September 2011 at 10:33pm - IP Logged
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