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Manchester Breaks 20 Million Pax In 12 Months  
User currently offlineKA501 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

Reported on the airport website this morning.

www.manchesterairport.co.uk

looks like moving on from that in the next year with new routes and operators must be close to overtaking Brussels and Zurich amongst others in Europe.

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User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3056 times:

FINALLY!!!!

We've been pushing 20mppa for ages without actually getting there. We need a few more services now to hold off STN and push to 30m.

Maybe BA could pull their socks up and start some long-hauls or at least allow their partners to.



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User currently offlineDazultra From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 689 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

oh yes nicely done. looking at http://www.ringwayreports.co.uk and theres lots of new stuff scheduled for the summer.

Daz.


User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2087 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Well Done MAN. Nice airport, wouldn't expect too much from BA, but try getting BMI and VS to expand on long hauls there service is far superior. Manchester needs to go for more transit pax, LHR and LGW are a disaster in comparison.

User currently offlineScotron11 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

I agree. Transfers at LGW and LHR are a nightmare!

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

Great to see MAN doing well Big grin


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User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

That is good news, nice to see BWIA at MAN too.

Our levels will rocket when they build Terminal 4......

BA need to back off and let their partners come back to MAN, like QF I have never seen a Qantas in person in my life, I'd like to see one on my home turf.

Well done MAN!!

Phil
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User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2782 times:

Last time Qantas was at MAN was August 5, 2002 collecting the competitors from the Commonwealth Games. Other visits by QF have been diverts from LHR.


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User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2769 times:

Noooooooooo! I can't believe I missed that, We'll I wasn't taking photos back in 2002 anyway but I always lived here though.

I do hope that QF come back though, and beat BA over the head and tell them where to stick One World.

Phil
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User currently offlineDemoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2739 times:

Great news for MAN, looks like 2004 is going to be a pretty good year for the airport with many new routes and frequencies proposed. Apparently CX are returning in 2005 with an A340 via Moscow and it would be great to see Qantas here again although I doubt we will. When i was a kid I saw my grandmother fly to Sydney from MAN with QF - I still clearly remember standing behind the glass of T1 with the sight of that red tailed plane with the kangaroo on the tail launching into the air!

Its good to see MAN expanding its long haul network, maybe someday soon an airline will tap into the Chinese, Japanese and West Coast US markets.

Mark



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2697 times:
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Isn't this year the 10th anniversary of the last QF scheduled service at MAN?
Anyway, remember folks, they're still hoping to get to 40 million pax by 2015 (and I guess this means that BA will have to start upgrading ERJ145s to EMB170s/EMB190s). I wouldn't be too surprised in the mid to long-term if BA take advanatage of the plethora of services that they (rather BACitiExpress) have started to launch some more long-haul services with passengers being able to feed on to them; to begin with, a slight realignment of rhe timings of some services wouldn't be amiss.


Useless trivia: a couple of days ago, it was the 12th anniversary of having 20 747s on the ground at the same time.

David


User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2813 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2701 times:
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Japanese highly unlikely slot constraints at Narita even for services to the world Majors .
They Should have shot a few protestors and built a full size 2nd runway their and as for Kansai well it'll be at the bottom of the ocean in 18 month time !
(Just joking nothing again the Japanese at all )
As others have said QF WON"T be back whilst BA own a quarter and that's very sad !
I posted on an earlier forum regarding them and its really MUST be BAs doing what and all coz they COULD simply bring the Frankfurt flight to Manchester if they wanted to (This spends around 16 hours parked their every day then BA fly the QF passengers MAN-FRA to connect)
QF KNOW that North West passengers DON'T want to transfer through that great and easy transfer (NOT) airport that is Heathrow.
So Oneworld continue to loose traffic to Emirates/Singapore/Malaysia every day !
Good ol' BA supporting Britain ha !
BA or should that be BA the national airline of the 51 State of America ?
Bermuda two aside you'd certainly think so with around 20 US cities served every day from Heathrow/Gatwick oh and BA1502 !
Many rumors regards CX return in 2005 we'll have to wait and see !
A West Coast US service possible but their are through flights by US FROM SFO !
On the long haul what do others think about THAI to Bangkok possible?
South African did express an interest to return last year but nothing heard recently anyone have an update on their intentions which seem to have swung back on Mainland Europe Milan etc....
Does any one know for sure whether Malev are definitely returning as their web site still shows the code shares through Amsterdam.
Within Europe the scheduled network really is nearing completion of All viable routes.
Does anyone see Austrian returning YES/No especially since BAcx have started their own services?
How about JAT perhaps in 2005 to Tivat ?
Any chance of El-Al returning in the near future?
Still the LCCs have room to expand taking traffic from the charter/IT markets
New routes anyone perhaps Marseille not served since Dan Air days, Bilbao,
Nante Dinard Las Palmas Furteventura Madeira for instance.
How about Morocco or Tunisia or the return of Egyptair (No they have cut services to 14 routes mostly in mainland Europe !)
On the domestic front the only hole to be plugged when Air Southwest start will be Newcastle.
Seems Cardiff/North West just isn't viable Air Wales/BAcx etc just can't make it pay !
Otherwise that leaves Exeter as possible.
Any thoughts !


User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2087 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

When I lived in Bangkok I would use the QF flight from BKK-LHR-MAN to get to our UK factory. It was amazing when we took off from LHR 1/4 full of pax with little fuel, like going up in an elevator. Going back we would have to take BA shuttle and connect at LHR, more lost baggage!

User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1992 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

Does MAN have a fourth terminal planned? If so, where will it be located? I knew that T2 was due to be extended, but hadn't heard anything about a fourth terminal.

My impression of the place (I've flown through MAN four or five times) is that it's INSANELY busy until about 2pm, when it dies out completely. I landed there at 4pm one day and the apron and terminals were like a ghost town.

Still... it's a wonderful airport with a great selection of airlines. 20 million pax/year is definitely great news for MAN!


User currently offlineKA501 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

No terminal 4 planned just extensions to Terminals 2 & 3.

User currently offlineDemoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Yeah, MAN-BKK is a route that I reckon would be extremely popular. I ended up going with Emirates via DXB rather than with BA via LHR in 2001. I've heard that Thai are interested in a MAN service but can't start the route because of issues relating to Star Alliance and the Singapore Airlines service?? Also heard that bmi looked at operating the MAN-BKK route over winter but do their A330-200's have the range?

Jsnww81,

Manchester Airport has no plans to build a Terminal 4 in the next 15 years. Over the next 10 - 15 years MAN will only expand its existing 3 terminals. Key developments include extending T2's west pier with possible satellite T2 annexe on the west apron parrallel to the main T2 building. T3 international pier is also planned to be extended beyond gate 55ish area.

And yes, MAN gets rather quieter in the afternoon - T2 can be completely empty at times. Hence MAN is trying to encourage airlines to operate at off peak times.

Mark

[Edited 2004-02-11 00:25:21]


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User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

MAN is a bit peaky as the photos below show. The one airline that is missing a trick is Northwest. They could advertise "Northwest by Northwest" or something  Smile A daily flight to DTW, BOS or MSP would be a welcome addition.

MAN at around 10:00:

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MAN at around 15:00:

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User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2813 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2554 times:
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The NW/KL partnership has stifled ANY real chance of NW expansion in Europe beyond Amsterdam.
They have tinkered with some Southern European cities notably in Spain and Italy but with a simple 1 hour transit time by KLC and KL from MUCH of northern Europe/UK they simply aren't in a position to consider low margin routes from the likes of Manchester these days.
The real great shame of NW in Europe is that we don't see the Cargo planes anymore.
Back in the eighties NW922/923 operated a round robin service through Stockholm/Amsterdam/Manchester/ Boston/Minneapolis/Seattle/Anchorage and on to Tokyo 5 day a week and was said to be very profitable till they transferred the UK stop south and then promptly stopped the European leg !
Sure they could be making a killing now in me thinks competing with the Hong Kong/Taiwanese and Malaysian companies.
Have looked on the photo site and it surprises me their doesn't seem to be any pictures of the CARGO planes at Manchester anyone out their going to upload one ?


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