Oh dear - No flights to / from RNS in March

Old Sep 19, 19, 3:17 am
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Oh dear - No flights to / from RNS in March

Does anyone know why it is impossible to book a flight to or from RNS in March 2020? All dates and destinations are blacked-out.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 3:39 am
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Rennes : l'aéroport sera fermé pendant tout le mois de mars 2020

Le trafic sera interrompu pour permettre une rénovation complète de la piste.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
Rennes : l'aéroport sera fermé pendant tout le mois de mars 2020

Le trafic sera interrompu pour permettre une rénovation complète de la piste.
Interesting. The airport seems already capable of handling 767s as shown by the ubiquitous presence in the freight zone of a Star Air plane operating for UPS. And the platform already has 6 parking spots for "gros porteurs".
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Old Sep 19, 19, 4:02 pm
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Indeed, closed for runway repair.

L’aéroport de Rennes (RNS) sera fermé du 02 au 28 mars 2020 pour travaux.
En conséquence Air France ajuste son programme de vols et les vols de /vers RNS sont annulés sur cette période.
Les clients impactés sont automatiquement reportés de/vers /via Nantes (NTE) comme suit :

• AF7676 -> AF7720
• AF7678 -> AF7730
• AF7638 -> AF7728
• AF7677 -> AF7721
• AF7679 -> AF7727
• AF7639 -> AF7731

et les billets modifiés en conséquence.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 4:42 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
Indeed, closed for runway repair.
And maybe SNCF has the wherewithal to realise that three trains a day between Rennes and the airport are a complete joke...
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Old Sep 20, 19, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by San Gottardo View Post
And maybe SNCF has the wherewithal to realise that three trains a day between Rennes and the airport are a complete joke...
Please don’t tell them that
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Old Sep 21, 19, 3:16 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
Please don’t tell them that
Not that they would listen to good ideas from anyone anyway (it would be a different company) - but why not?
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Old Sep 21, 19, 5:55 am
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I'm reading these SNCF comments with envy. After all, I live across the frontier and deal with the horreur that is Deutsche Bahn. Francfort - Paris/Est on the TGV is more reliable, cheaper, and faster than a lot of domestic German services covering less distance.
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Old Sep 21, 19, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by mlin32 View Post
I'm reading these SNCF comments with envy. After all, I live across the frontier and deal with the horreur that is Deutsche Bahn. Francfort - Paris/Est on the TGV is more reliable, cheaper, and faster than a lot of domestic German services covering less distance.
Be careful what you wish for. Yep, the reliability of Deutsche Bahn is a sad shadow of its former self, and the German high speed network a sad joke.

However, what it does have is frequent connections to airport railway stations. Frankfurt Airport has between three and six connections each hour to Cologne (>1 hour) and beyond (Dusseldorf), two to Mannheim-Stuttgart (1H15), to Freiburg, to Hannover (2H50, like Rennes). Try number of trains at CDG Airport, there are two or three per hour, to any destination.

So, for SNCF, what's the point of those fast trains if getting from A to B is so difficult because there are no trains?
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