Do you remember when – A..3..80 sight for sore eyes!
The Arrival of the first scheduled Emirates A380 flight into Gatwick
On Friday 6th July 2012, Gatwick Airport saw one of the first official scheduled landing of the beautiful A380 Airbus.
In conjunction with the 25th UK anniversary of Emirates, history was made as the Airbus A380 flew into Gatwick Airport, the very first scheduled flight of its kind.
Shelley speaks to Laurie Berryman, Vice President UK, Emirates:
With five hundred and seventeen seats, the airbus is the world’s largest commercial airliner. The aircraft includes Private Suites and Onboard Shower Spas in First Class, flat beds in Business Class, an Onboard Lounge for First Class and Business Class customers, and more generous seats and wider aisles in Economy Class. Passengers throughout the aircraft can enjoy the airline’s award-winning ice entertainment system, with over 1,300 channels of on-demand entertainment. The design and luxury passengers can expect while travelling on this amazing aircraft is just breathtaking.
Emirates started its UK operation on 6th July 1987 with a daily service from London Gatwick to Dubai. Today, the airline offers 16 daily flights from six UK airports – with three daily services from Gatwick alone – to Dubai and beyond to a network of over 120 destinations worldwide.
“Since 1987, Gatwick has been at the heart of our UK operation and we are proud to see our A380 touch down here today,” said Laurie Berryman, Vice President UK. “When this special anniversary service departed for Dubai this afternoon, it did so with over 500 passengers on board. Given the popularity of the aircraft with passengers from the South East, it is our hope that Gatwick will join Emirates’ A380 network in the future,” he added.
“Today’s arrival of a scheduled Emirates A380 flight from Dubai was an historical and special moment for Gatwick.” said Guy Stephenson, Gatwick Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer. “It is the very first time that Gatwick has welcomed a scheduled A380 flight. This is a huge achievement for the airport. This flight arrives at a time when Gatwick is investing in its A380 pier infrastructure, allowing us to pier serve the aircraft from next summer. The A380 is rapidly becoming the aircraft of choice to serve major long haul trunk routes. We want Gatwick to be playing its part in this exciting new era of long-haul travel and helping to increase connectivity to key markets.”
Gatwick have invested a massive forty three million pounds into developing gateways to host the new arrivals. These have yet to be completed but this could give other airlines the green light to start landing their A380’s at Gatwick.
This auspicious occasion was attended by many local business people and VIP’s including Henry Smith MP who was ‘blown away’ by the enormity and luxury of the airbus.
“After 25 years I welcome Emirates renewed commitment to Gatwick by flying in their new A380’s – that’s good for local economy and employment”
Henry Smith MP was overwhelmed by the enormity and luxury of this magnificent aircraft
Emirates has twenty one A380 aircraft in its fleet with a further sixty nine on order, serving an ever expanding network of destinations including Sydney, Auckland, Bangkok, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo and from 1st October, Melbourne. The airline has just announced Adelaide as its fifth gateway into Australia from 1st November.
We would like to thank Laurie Berryman for speaking to us and Joelle Watkins for making us feel more than welcome. CHT would like to wish you all the best for a continued successful future.
Our tour of Economy on the A380 and pictures of Business Class & First Class:
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With no game this Saturday and our next home match on the 10th January when we play MK Dons – it’s a good long break from football
However, I now need to confirm details with the hotel – those who have not paid their deposits I need this as soon as possible to confirm the rooms.
FLEETWOOD AWAY – 2 NIGHTS IN BLACKPOOL – Match now on as both team are out of this seasons F A Cup – please book for this overnighter if you haven’t already done..
We are in the process of confirming the weekender to Fleetwood in January – the two night stop will be at the Leverdale Hotel in Blackpool – We travel up on Friday 23rd January and travel back on Sunday, leaving the hotel at about 9.30am after breakfast. Cost of the weekend will be £85.00 per person – We will depart from the New Moon on the Friday at 9.30am, and will have a stop for a buffet lunch at the White Lion at Barthomley (to be confirmed) – The £85.00 includes 2 nights B & B in Blackpool. Coach travel and buffet lunch on the way up. Like previously the coach will park up on arrival at the hotel and then we will use the trams to Fleetwood on the Saturday to the game.
Saturday 16th January 2015 – Rochdale – our first ever trip to Spotlands for a match. So hopefully to some it will be a new ground to visit, so with a bit of luck more supporters making the trip. I will be posting the information about this trip next week, hopefully with some good news for supporters travelling with us. Early info I can give is that we will be departing the New Moon at 7.00am with a stop at the White Lion, Barthomley on the way up.
Welcome to the Crawley Town Supporters Travel Group – to be known as GH Coaches
As you can see we now have an official name, we have associate membership of the FSF with our own coach insurance, a bank account and our own travel web site, Facebook and Twitter pages. It’s been a very emotional few weeks since we decided to run coaches to the away games – We would thank everyone who has helped getting everything set up for our first trip to Cheltenham on Saturday 27th August 2011. We are disappointed at the comments being made by others and contrary to what they are indicating, Kevin and I are not taking or will not take any money out, everyone who travels on our coach will pay the appropriate fare – we can confirm that any profits made will be solely used to help subsidise our future coaches and at the end of the season any surplus will be carried over. If, in the future our venture folds, then any profit made we will donated to the Chestnut Tree Charity. Bill Doidge & Tara Greenway will be overseeing the accounts and acting as signatories on the cheques, which we would thank them for their involvement. We would also than those supporters who have made donations to the setting up of the Travel Group.
CRAWLEY LUXURY COACHES – Our Coach provider
We would like to thank Dave, Gavin and Darren Brown for their help and assistance in setting this venture up, without that we wouldn’t be in the situation today where we can offer our supporters an alternative travel to away games.
Over the past 20 years our partnership as the Crawley Town Supporters Club has been able to offer supporters a cheap way of getting to games, and we intend to keep this going this season and beyond under our new identity. We know that we are working with a terrific coach company who have great respect in the industry – and whose contingency plans when we went to Manchester for the FA Cup match were very impressive – the work that went on behind the scenes for the big day were immense. David, Kevin and I learnt a lot from the experience, something we all will hopefully use again.
THE HALF MOON
We have now returned to the Half Moon as our base from January 2014 after a few months away, we will be selling tickets and the “Time of the last Crawley goal” will return – we will be sitting at the Half Moon on Saturday home match days – from 12.15pm until 2.15pm, and possible for a short time after the game. If you come into the pub we are situated immediately to your right, by the door. On the evening home games we will be at there from 6.00pm until 7.15pm. We would like to thank Nick, Binny and Chris for use of their facilities. If you can’t get to the Half Moon, then please ring Alain (07771-792346 or E mail Alain.firstname.lastname@example.org).
On the return journey, we will still do our drop off’s via Northgate and the Town Centre.
Now its up to you, the supporters now have a choice – you can either use us, the Alliance or the Jacko Express for your method of getting to away games.
This is the start of our second season as GH Coaches and we would like to thank Dave Brown and Crawley Luxury Coaches for their continuing support. Further details of coach travel to other matches will be published during the season as we go.
Again this season, we will not have a membership scheme where one supporter pays more than another to travel, any supporter can travel on ourcoaches for the same fare – some matches we will offer the under 16’s cheaper travel, and hopefully if everything goes as well as last season some fantastic fares for everyone. In the mean time and getting ready for next season please can you print & fill in the GH Form below so that we have contact and emergency details for our records.