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GB Airways To Open A New Base At MAN!  
User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2462 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4345 times:

Good for Manchester and BA, GB airways will open a new base at Manchester serving some destinations such as Malta, Teneriffa or Malaga. The complete article from GB airways home page :
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30 September 2004

GB Airways, the British Airways franchise carrier, announced today (September 30, 2004) it is to open a new base at Manchester airport operating flights to Spain and the Canary Islands, Madeira, Cyprus and Malta.

The airline has also extended the franchise agreement with British Airways until March 2010.

The new services to Malaga in Spain and to Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Funchal in Madeira, Paphos in Cyprus and Malta will be operated by one Airbus A320 at Manchester increasing to three aircraft over the following two years.

From May 16, 2005, GB Airways will operate daily flights to Malaga, three weekly flights to Malta, two weekly flights to Paphos, a weekly flight to Funchal and a weekly flight to Tenerife (south), all destinations already served by the airline from London Gatwick. All flights will operate as British Airways services. Winter destinations have yet to be confirmed.

John Patterson, managing director GB Airways said: “I am delighted that we will start flights from Manchester. GB Airways has a long established partnership with British Airways and this new base will not only extend the British Airways network from Manchester but also create around 140 new jobs with GB Airways.

The extension of the franchise agreement to 2010 gives passengers and staff the reassurance that GB Airways will continue to offer British Airways services with all the benefits that you would expect from a full service airline at truly competitive fares. For the first time, customers in the North have a true alternative scheduled service to these popular sun-spots.”

David Evans, managing director, British Airways CitiExpress added: “This is great news for everyone in Manchester and the north. Now customers flying off on holiday and business will be able to take advantage of the British Airways terminal with the best lounges and facilities in the airport as well as having the reassurance of flying with British Airways. These flights will no doubt be very popular amongst our Executive Club members who travel using their BA Miles and want to fly direct.”

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Nice move from GB airways. Hope they will start a route to Tunis as well!



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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4265 times:

...and more opportunities for their Cadogan Holidays subsidiary to sell holidays to the people in the North West.

User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

Some competition for Monarch Scheduled as well. Wonder if GB will start a GIB service in the future?


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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4249 times:

Will any of their flights from LHR,LGW and MAN to AGP be W flights next summer?

User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4246 times:

What does W flight mean??


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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

A 'W' pattern usually consists of 4 sectors, such as LGW-PMI-MAN-PMI-LGW, where the operating aircraft operates into and out of a different airport than the original departure airport. None of the AGP flights are 'W'. The MAN flights will be operated by a dedicated MAN based A320.

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4226 times:

HUYfan thanks for the explanation!!!!


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User currently offlineLondoncenter From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

Is this a direct response to the Jet 2 announcements this week of setting up a base at Man? They too are flying to Malaga and in that thread someone actually questioned how long it would be until BA made an announcement! Just wondering if it has been in the pipeline long?

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4127 times:

Will there be a good demand for their Club Class service on these routes from MAN which is where the cash is.

User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3410 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3978 times:


UK airlines make few "W" flights comparing to the Germans.

AIR MALTA, don't you think that TU should operate "W" flights from TBJ,SFA, and TOE, instead of the daily ferry flights (TU 9***) ?! It would save time and money, but this does not seem their occupation !!! They need to waste money !!!


User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3867 times:

Ts-ior,

that was my idea also. They could operate MIR-ORY-TOE-ORY-MIR and DJE-ORY-SFA-ORY-DJE but who cares at TU???



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User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3410 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3741 times:


The Germans, champions of productivity per aircraft make double W flights per day.

Air-Berlin for example operates a single aircraft to a given destination from 3 German airports, but this require an early morning,dawn, departure and a late evening arrival. It doesn't matter as long as it is more profitable !!!

PAD-MIR-CGN-MIR-NUE-MIR-PAD. The 738 has the right for a 2/3hrs rest per day, and it gets ready for another Turkish or Spanish trip !!!

These are the airlines that want to succeed...


User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3410 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3707 times:


The eventual MAN-TUN service should be operated on Thursday as there is no UK connection on that day !!! An A320 would be sufficient...


User currently offlineEmirates Skies From Australia, joined Nov 2001, 171 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3647 times:


This is very good news & I like GT very much, but is there a chance that we will have mainline BA into MALTA?!

BA mainline pls come back to MLA!!!

 Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

BA had declared that MLA is a tourist destination and as such it is not feasible for them to start ops again to MLA. Unlike GB, BA's main source of income from the core ops is Business class and freight work.

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3589 times:

Do GB serve full meals in economy on their longer flights? or is it Deli Boxes all the time?

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