Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 47 Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12059 times:
I'm sure i've seen on Jet2's website in the past couple of weeks that seats for EDI for the winter will be released soon. Not sure about AMS though, Jet2 are releasing seats for winter 05/06 and Summer 2006 on a staggered basis (only the spanish destinations having seats on sale for next summer already). The next few weeks will show what is staying and what (if anything) is going. I hear a few people are sweating over the BFS-BOH route though.
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 47 Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12018 times:
Quoting Capital146 (Reply 5): I hear a few people are sweating over the BFS-BOH route though.
Quoting MainMAN (Reply 7): There's nothing there at all to suggest that BFS-BOH will be continued.
Exactly, same as LBA-BGY a couple of years ago, fear the worst!
However, on the subject of MAN, and on a more positive note, Jet2 will also be operating a brand new 5 x weekly service to Chambery this winter, together with reinstating the daily GVA service (twice daily Sat and Sun).
So that's the LS and ZB news on this thread so far, what other positive stuff is happening at MAN??
GayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11997 times:
As stated before, Jet2 are in serious danger of losing their customer base for AMS and EDI by procrastinating wih winter flgiht sales. We are just 12 weeks away from the end of the current timetable, and I needed to book a flight to AMS for early November. No Je2 available so booked with KLM.
Col From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2083 posts, RR: 22 Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11884 times:
Unfortunately, MAN seems to be an almost ran airport. Without serious based airlines offering good feeds, then it's growth will be only on LCC. No service to NRT, HKG, BKK and South Africa needs sorting quickly.
Airport looked like a dump in April/May, will see how it looks on Sunday, CO 752 over, back home on the 762.
KennyK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 482 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11873 times:
The more I here of and see of Manchester airport the more impressed I get. I spent a good part of Tuesday afternoon and evening in the viewing park watching an endless stream of aircraft, but it's the heavies that were most impressive.
Manchester is most definitely on the way up, highlights of the day were the Malaysia Airlines 744, Emirates A332 and 777, PIA 744, Cathay 744F and the week before I saw a Qatar Airways A332 and an all white cargo 747, I haven't seen the Singapore 777, Continental 767, Virgin 744 or any BMI A332s but did get to see many charter airline A332s and 767s both times.
Have I missed any regular 'big uns' out?
Makes a change from my first visit many years ago when the only big guy was a laker DC-10.
MainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2074 posts, RR: 6 Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11830 times:
Quoting Col (Reply 15): Unfortunately, MAN seems to be an almost ran airport. Without serious based airlines offering good feeds, then it's growth will be only on LCC. No service to NRT, HKG, BKK and South Africa needs sorting quickly.
I don't think 22m p.p.a is almost ran.
It'd be great to see NRT, HKG, BKK and SA from MAN. We're constantly being told that ''they're'' working on them and LAX and SFO etc, but it seems to be a slow process.
At the moment, it's pretty well catered for in terms of where people in the North go en masse, and more so when you consider that much of the traffic is O/D, not having any one dominant connecting airline. As a large European airport, MAN is pretty unique in this.
Quoting Col (Reply 15): Airport looked like a dump in April/May,
This is definitely an issue. They seem to have let maintainance slide a bit. Not sure dump is quite the right word, but some parts of it need attention.
Terminal 1 needs serious remodelling. The front of it's ok, but the check in and parking bits should practically be knocked down and rebuilt.
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 47 Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11783 times:
Quoting Flycro (Reply 20): London Scareways (BA) get northerners connecting through LHR so it will be a struggle to get longhaul operations upgraded.
I think we all know that scheduled long-haul expansion will come in the form of foreign carriers (unless BD or VS can pull their finger out). One thing is for sure, BA (London Airways) should never be looked on to expand long-haul from MAN, and we don't want their non-commital, half-hearted efforts of expansion at MAN either, even if they were gracious enough to offer it (which is unlikely!). SA)">DL/CO/AA/US/EK/MH/SQ/PK have all shown more interest and commitment to MAN on that score. If MAN could just get SA,TG,JL and maybe NZ then MAN would be cooking on gas. I would have suggested a QF return, but apart from the pathetic Flightline 146 'feed' to LHR (yawn, yet another LHR feed) then I suspect BA will have too much in a say against that.