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User currently offlineGayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 12837 times:

A new, much needed thread, to report confirmed happenings at Manchester Airport.

This week we ha announcements from Jet2 on new services to Ibiza and Palma.

SkyEurope announced fligs to Salzburg.

Monarch Scheduled announced flighs to Mahon.

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User currently offlineTimRees From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 12816 times:

That's better...starting a new thread! Far more informative than the MAN-BOS worn out one.

User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (8 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 12794 times:

And thus far this one contains actual real life facts ... lol


Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 12790 times:

Jet2's MAN-VLC looks like sticking around as seats for summer 2006 have gone on sale today, a few wondered whether it was performing well but seems it must be doing ok.


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User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 12713 times:

I find it a bit strange that winter MAN - EDI and AMS aren't on sale yet. I did wonder if they hadn't decided on the continuation of EDI, but surely not AMS. In the meantime, I've booked with KLM.

Quoting TimRees (Reply 1):
That's better...starting a new thread! Far more informative than the MAN-BOS worn out one.

You could have started your very own......eh?  Smile


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 12707 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.  Wink


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User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 12674 times:

Capital 146,

I got so sick of looking at the site, that I just gave up. They've been saying 'soon to come' for sooooo long now.

There's nothing there at all to suggest that BFS-BOH will be continued.


Bhxforever,

Are things so deathly quiet in Birmingham that you have to live vicariously through us?


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 12666 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??



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User currently offlineGayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 12645 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.

I am one of many I am sure.


User currently offlineGayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 12643 times:

Let's not forget the Central and Eastern European expnasion that has happened at MAN over the past few months: Riga, Minsk, Budapest, Dubrovnik, Krakow, Bratislava and Tallinn.

Bulgaria Air have also announced new scheduled services to Sofia from October.

Seems this might be the fastest growing area for MAN..?


User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12604 times:

Eastern Europe is certainly growing from MAN; all we need now is Moscow!!

Apart from ZB and LS, there isn't too much to report on. Someone was convinced that something big would be announced this week (on pprune.org), but nothing was......

As far as long haul expansion goes, Jul/Aug is way too early for any announcements to start next summer, 2006.


User currently offlineFlycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12562 times:

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 11):
As far as long haul expansion goes, Jul/Aug is way too early for any announcements to start next summer, 2006.

AA announced NCL-NYC last week so Jul/Aug is not too early for longhaul expansion announcements, has Man missed the boat again?


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12545 times:

I'm sure I had an email from Jet2 offering AMS for winter - or was that solely from LBA?


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User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12537 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 13):
I'm sure I had an email from Jet2 offering AMS for winter - or was that solely from LBA?

Just LBA at the mo, though I can definately vouch LBA is lovely too.  Wink I'd be gobsmacked if AMS is not announced soon from MAN.



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User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2093 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12532 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.

Col


User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12540 times:

Quoting Flycro (Reply 12):
AA announced NCL-NYC last week so Jul/Aug is not too early for longhaul expansion announcements, has Man missed the boat again?

That's a good point. Maybe AA announced NCL so early because of CO's expansion. It's obvious that NCL was on the CO radar too.

What do you mean by missed the boat? The last long haul to start in MAN were Syrianair, Zoom and bmi to the Caribbean/Las Vegas. And AA to BOS/MIA, but there's nothing more been announced.


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12516 times:

Quoting Col (Reply 15):
Airport looked like a dump in April/May

Wow, as one of MAN's most prominent supporters, that surprises me! You didn't get caught up in a Thomsonfly/Excel rush in T2 I hope!



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User currently offlineKennyK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12521 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.

Keep it coming Manchester.


User currently offlineFlycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12487 times:

PIA can turn up at anytime time due to woefull timekeeping.

User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 12478 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.


User currently offlineFlycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 12462 times:

London Scareways (BA) get northerners connecting through LHR so it will be a struggle to get longhaul operations upgraded.

User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 12447 times:

BA have always done that, but whereas 15/20 years ago, there were NO (!) longhaul services, now MAN passengers connect increasingly in DXB, DOH, DAM, SIN, KUL, PHL, EWR, ATL, ORD etc

It's pretty good going for a regional airport. The cup is half full!


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 12431 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.



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User currently offlineFlycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 12408 times:

Didn't CX pul out of MAN due to the Thirdworld (Oneworld) feed to LHR?

User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 12395 times:

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 22):
pathetic Flightline 146 'feed' to LHR (yawn, yet another LHR feed)

Don't be fooled by the Flightline 146. QF use these to keep hold of their spare LHR slots. QF passengers from MAN use BA to LHR.

They might as well operate the 146s to Blackpool; it'd be cheaper in landing fees!

QF need to sort out their European schedules. They're losing out big time to the competition.


25 MainMAN : It helped. It also had a lot to do with QF ceasing ops too - apparently, although this was never admitted to.
26 GayrugbyMAN : BA to serve Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Marrakesh. Marrakesh will be the only direct scheduled service to Africa from Manchester.
27 Boysteve : Not sure about this. How many long haul pax from MAN connect at LHR compared to the number that connect through CDG or AMS. Certainly many pax to Asi
28 Post contains images MainMAN : And the only service from outside London
29 Jamman : Agreed with knobs on! Its embarrassing arrivals in Terminal 1 and the current ad hock set up for check in at Terminal 2 is interesting to say the lea
30 MainMAN : And then the check in desks in the station.......? What's that all about?
31 KennyK : Is there any chance of flights to Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Mumbai/Delhi in the not too distant future?
32 Trident2e : Quite a lot according to BA, which is why it transferred some of its longhaul services to T1 last year.
33 David_itl : The feeder service does attact some passengers, though the favourite amount appears to be somewhat less than 5 per flight. FRA + MUC are also attract
34 MainMAN : Very strange situation. It's never been advertised as a connection, nor does it show up on the QF website whe searching for MAN-OZ tickets. Travel ag
35 EGNM-LBA : Except it operated daily this summer season for 7 months but for 2006 is showing as only 4 weekly for just 4 months - that's quite a reduction. VLC i
36 MainMAN : EGNM-LBA I wouldn't say precisely that the regional market to DXB/SIN etc is 'completely' reliant on UK originating leisure traffic!! It's more simila
37 Col : MainMAN/Capital146, Maybe dump was a little strong, just did not look good from what I was used to. I am in UK now, arrived on Sunday on the CO 757 (C
38 Cornish : Well JNB is unlikely after BMI dropped the opportunity last year after coming close to announcing it. Although they gave other reasons - I suspect In
39 Billy : Just to pick up on a number mentioned earlier, but I make it 185,000 passengers who route via FRA and use it as a hub. The number mentioned was 40,000
40 David_itl : But is correct statistic from the LH regional manager for what I was quoting - long-haul business class; I didn't want to spend all weekend tracking
41 Trident2e : Was this your first time at MAN? If not, was the experience typical? I would suggest it wasn't - everyone has their bad experiences sometimes, unfort
42 MainMAN : Col Welcome to the UK, we've even sorted the weather out. It is a concern. I remember in the 1980s and early 90s MAN was consistently voted one of the
43 MainMAN : I read that too; obviously Air Berlin haven't had the desired LCC effect and obliterated LH. Maybe BACX could learn a thing or two!
44 EGNM-LBA : Ok, fair enough. But almost every route analysed had the UK originating element in excess of 80%. But if these routes are supported entirely by pax f
45 BDKLEZ : Source: flybmi.com bmi is to increase its direct Manchester to Barbados service to three flights a week from 24 October 2005. The additional service w
46 GayrugbyMAN : MAN - IAD is almost full between now and the day it finishes, according to BMI ticket desk at MAN. Looks like alot of MAN staff and BMI staff too are
47 Trident2e : MAN still has a customer relations manager (I know her well) so it simply is not true that they don't respsnd to letters. Baggage handling is underta
48 GayrugbyMAN : Alpha Retail are to open a new 'Arrivals Shop' at Terminal 1 in October. Work is well underway, and forms part of the T1 Arrivals refurbishment scheme
49 TIMC : Something interesting has been going on at MAN near to the car parks recently. They have been building a lot there recently, until a few weeks back, t
50 MainMAN : Don't shoot the messenger! If you look at airlinequality, a lot of the comments are embarrassing. Excuses, excuses. Have they effectively washed thei
51 Col : Trident2E. No been to MAN many times, in and out since 80's, I worked for SIMON based in Cheadle Heath Stockport and now Runcorn. Have visited from bo
52 Trident2e : The Airports Act put paid to any idea that airport operators could dictate the relationship between airlines and their handling agents. Whilst airpor
53 TimRees : I wouldn't have much to offer as I'm based in London! Anyway, enjoying reading what's going on up north.
54 MainMAN : Yeah I know. I used baggage reclaim kind of metaphorically, to demonstrate this British disease where we provide fantastic and often stunning infrast
55 BigOrange : Sorry Trident, but this doesn't make sense. Charter yes, scheduled no. There are people on there who have paid $8000 for a ticket, they wait the same
56 Post contains images MainMAN : Precisely one of the reasons why I care about the place.....AFAIK I own it, or more to the point, 1 / 2,500,000 of it. Good plan. Nottingham seems to
57 Billy : Wow BigOrange, a lot of accusations there. Could I make a small correction? It is not illegal for a local authority to own an airport. Almost all UK a
58 GayrugbyMAN : It is reported on PPRuNe that BA Citiexpress is to axe SNN, ZRH, ORK, NCE, PSA. FCO, STR and VCE. Has this been confirmed? If true, a big loss for MAN
59 Post contains images Skidmarks : BACX are suspending the following routes: SNN, ZRH wef 11/09, also ORK,NCE,FCO,VCE,PSA,STR all at MAN along with FCO & VIE from BHX Sub-leasing 6 RJ10
60 Billy : But the arrival of EY will help compensate.
61 Pieinthesky : I am quite staggered to read this. T2 - or ANY part of MAN - is a hell-hole at peak times, wheras I think T2 is fantastic in the afternoon when it ca
62 GayrugbyMAN : When do Etihad commence services from Manchester?
63 Mhodgson : Jet2 have finally announced AMS and EDI for the winter from MAN
64 BlueShamu330s : Another sad day in the slow and continual demise of BA ops. anywhere other than London. Having just got back from NCE, all I can say to management is
65 GayrugbyMAN : Jet2's service from MAN to NCE is exemplary, their inflight service is obviously all at a cost, but the crew were very professional and the plane was
66 Post contains images BlueShamu330s : Buon giorno ! Is that a Vespa throbbing between your legs, or are you just pleased to see me ?? Ciao Shamu
67 GayrugbyMAN : I am always troubled by this throbbing between my legs when you are around Shamu!
68 Post contains images Skidmarks : Personally, as a BACX employee, I would just like to see some POSITIVE news come out of the ivory towers in MAN. Since Manx was "absorbed" and merged
69 BlueShamu330s : I sympathise with you Andy. The 146s were hated at LGW by biz. passengers, so they nicked the 735s which were popular at MAN and dumped the 146s up h
70 Ryan h : I will be visiting Machester in a couple of weeks. Can anyone tell me where I can get a list of the regular international and domestic movements from?
71 Post contains images MainMAN : Is there a smilie thing for depressed? That'll do. I've just driven from Bury, through Salford Quays, central manc, through Gorton and home. In the sk
72 MainMAN : There are two timetables on the MAN website; one's a searchable one, the other is the whole thing on a .pdf document.
73 Post contains images Jamman : Well driving through Salford will do that to you! *pats back* there, there....they might come back one day Oh and beleve this is the icon for being d
74 Mhodgson : I'm sure someone will step in for many of those routes - Jet2, GBAirways, BMIbaby. There is evidently demand for the routes, BA just don't want to ope
75 MainMAN : Cheers. It was the QF advert that got me; 'sale now on'. Via LHR. Yeah, like f*5k! Salford's not that bad, you get a fantastic view of Manchester loo
76 GayrugbyMAN : Spoke to a pilot mate of mine today who works for a certain BA subsidiary at MAN.....he seems confident that this particular subsdiary will be keen to
77 MainMAN : Let's hope so. MAN can't NOT have a service to Rome, can it? Regardless of whether you can get to Ciampino from Liverpool for 25p.
78 GayrugbyMAN : Where is this Liverpool place we keep hearing about?
79 Post contains images MainMAN : It's that place down the M62 you have to drive to if you want to get to Shannon, Nice or Rome this autumn/winter (No offence to anyone from LPL, this
80 Candid76 : Alitalia have been considering a Rome route for some time, maybe this will swing it?
81 MainMAN : AZ to FCO? They'll have spare winter capacity, seeing as I believe BHX-MXP has been suspended over the winter months too.
82 Ryan h : MainMAN I am looking at the manchester site and I cannot find the PDF file.
83 Ryan h : Managed to find it. tooks lots of looking.
84 MainMAN : Ryan h I know. I thought it was pretty hard to find too. I'll have another look. It's hidden there somewhere, but there's too much info
85 MainMAN : I found it..... manchesterairport.co.uk then 'about us' 'literature archive' 'strategy documents' 'timetable' fuckin hell, that was hard work. MAN alw
86 Planesarecool : Wrong, BA bases all its mainline fleet in London, as thats where the demand is. Nothing to do with business passengers. Bare in mind that if you are
87 BlueShamu330s : With respect, before BACX came along, there was a pool of 737 trained pilots at MAN, most who had spent many years there from the BAC 1-11, through t
88 Post contains images BlueShamu330s : Oh my, I think too much vino tavola here.... I first read that as "when my legs are around you Shamu."
89 Pieinthesky : ????. Not sure what you've been on, but it's obviously strong suff. SQ, CX, MH, EK, OZ, TG to name but a few ALL offer flights from Europe to Austral
90 GayrugbyMAN : Which BA long hauls have been diverted in to Manchester today? I heard it was BA10 and BA32..were these flights discharged at MAN or are the pax still
91 Candid76 : One from Bangkok and one from Hong Kong. BNLJ is one of them. Not from Gatwick. How much profit has BA's Gatwick short haul operation made in the las
92 MainMAN : Like where? Zurich and Barcelona? Copenhagen? Brussels? Malta? Thessalonika? Don't be so thick. Come back with a proper reasoned argument and then le
93 MainMAN : You're wasting your time mate. So am I. Because unfortunately, the trend has generally been to consolidate at a few major hubs. It's also why Hamburg
94 GayrugbyMAN : Can we go back to an interesting point made earlier regarding Etihad coming to Manchester.... Have slots been taken by EY for next summer?
95 Post contains images BlueShamu330s : You are very good at contradicting yourself and show a staggering ignorance of economics. Demand and yield is everything to do with business passenge
96 Candid76 : This is the crux of Airbus' business case for the A380. Boeing believe the opposite - their business case for the 787 relies on market fragmentation,
97 Cornish : Absolutely. The number of regular A380s at MAN will be minimal. Potentially though it could see a lot of 787s serving the airport - opening up many n
98 Candid76 : Well in the peaks we're pretty much at capacity already, particularly in terms of terminal capacity - this is particularly what is known as "slot 1" i
99 Cornish : Thanks Candid76. Do you happen to know peak number of runway movements per hour, and what did the daytime restrictions limit things to ? not for work
100 Philb : Planesare cool states: So let's have a look. taking the above quote literally, City of Manchester population 2001 census 392,919 City of London popula
101 BlueShamu330s : Philb Fascinating, accurate and thorough and much more objective than my subjective rant. My hat off to you. Shamu
102 Post contains links Planesarecool : Well they're expanding from it. New services to Reykjavik, Tirana etc. Plus it offers a wider range of destinations in Europe than Heathow, mainly to
103 Trident2e : Philb - you make some very useful and interesting points. A word of advice though - Planesarecool rants on and on about his expensive education yet as
104 Planesarecool : In that other thread, i said i got an academic scholarship to one of the best independant schools in the south east. Seems like you're the one rantin
105 Candid76 : But that doesn't answer my question. LGW short haul doesn't make money, starting lots of routes from MAN might not make money. What's the difference?
106 Trident2e : Independant? Surely you meant independent. Deary me, you really do dig yourself into a hole!
107 Post contains images Planesarecool : I know, but after getting rid of a lot of Boeing's, which BA used mostly out of LHR/LGW prior to 9/11, they needed the A319's from Birmingham, and th
108 Philb : Planesarecool, When you get to this school at which your parents are going to spend good money in the hope of educating you to a high standard, I sugg
109 GayrugbyMAN : Guys, can we stick to the topic, which is Manchester News and not Planesarecool's further education plans. Thanks.
110 Planesarecool : I was quoting from a website, so stop rattling on. And i care? This is 2005, not 1925. Wow, theres no stopping you is there? Yeah try telling Trident
111 Post contains links GayrugbyMAN : BA's downsizing at Manchester...a graphic illustration! http://www.airliners.net/open.file/899862/L/[Edited 2005-08-12 16:14:43]
112 Post contains links and images Planesarecool : View Large View MediumPhoto © Stewart Andrew -Stephen
113 Pieinthesky : ??????? I was always led to believe that when you're down there it's better to stop digging, but apparently not everyone thinks the same way....
114 Trident2e : He never does!
115 Philb : Planesarecool, OK, i get the message, you are just a spoiled little brat with no real knowledge, no experience but too much time on your hands and too
116 MAAN : Speaking of MAN, I nearly crashed my car in the staff car park today when I saw three BA 744s parked in a neat little row...
117 Demoose : They were still there when I left this evening too, not suprisingly. I've had the Blue Peter BA 757 outside my office window all day too, exactly wher
118 Post contains images MAAN : Did you wander through T3 today? I was on my way to gate 54 to board AA 55 to ORD and I felt I should have had a sign around my neck saying "I don't w
119 Post contains images MainMAN : I think there's definately a place for them both, given the unrelenting rise in air passenger numbers. It's just as well that we've got an infinite s
120 Post contains images MainMAN : Qantas to THESE cities? You really haven't got the foggiest, have you? Yes, there's absolutely no doubt about that. When you mature a bit, you'll und
121 GayrugbyMAN : Jet2.com announce summer 2006 Manchester to Nice service, though you can book seats, there are no flight timings.
122 MainMAN : I always get the impression with Jet2 that they announce flights before they've quite worked out where to get sufficient capacity to operate them. Why
123 GayrugbyMAN : I am reliably informed today by a very reliable source that Etihad are on their way very soon....
124 Soups : Manchester has a few weekly Banjul service i believe. and soon EMA-Banjul
125 Soups : Manchester has a few weekly Banjul service i believe. and soon EMA-Banjul also do not forget egypt is in africa with charter service to SSH, Hurghada
126 GayrugbyMAN : Read what I wrote....SCHEDULED servic!
127 Zkojh : 'I am reliably informed today by a very reliable source that Etihad are on their way very soon.... thats what was said about NZ too lol, and nothing t
128 Candid76 : There again Etihad will probably compete for their share of the Manchester to New Zealand market in due course. One airline that won't be getting a sh
129 Demoose : I was also told about Etihad coming to MAN in our department meeting today at work, looks like they are going to be on their way sometime in Autumn. N
130 GayrugbyMAN : Etihad are to use Terminal 3, is that correct? Anyone know? BA to do handling and sheck-in I heard.
131 MAAN : There's a rumour at work that AA will make MAN-BOS a year-round service starting next summer, or even before, with MAN-MIA coming in seasonally on top
132 MainMAN : Two pieces of good news for MAN; Abu Dhabi and Boston year round. (We might even get a new thread out of these when they're made official!) What's hap
133 MAAN : Their cargo operations are increasing: that big fat plain white EUK jumbo operates for them more and more these days. I guess it's not impossible that
134 GayrugbyMAN : Gate 49, 54 and 55 would accommodate a A330m which EY would priobably use, and T3 is very quiet in the afternoon when the BA and AA long hauls have le
135 Demoose : Are CX's cargo loads increasing? Cargo is generally down a fair bit this year, Dragonair Cargo have operated less flights because of the decline also
136 GayrugbyMAN : Emirates are umored to be moving to T2. MyTravel will be commencing direct flights to Brazil from Manchester this winter. Manchester to Recife I belie
137 MainMAN : EK would have moved from T3 to T1 to T2 in its time. Would give T2 a much needed afternoon and evening boost. Maybe this is the reason.
138 Demoose : Well EK moved to T1 for a number of reasons but they wanted to be able to board their J and Y class passengers separately and hence they needed double
139 GayrugbyMAN : I understand from EK staff at MAN that next Tuesday a 777-300 will be brought in to MAN and docked at T2 to see if it actually fits on stand without a
140 BA757 : Back to Jet2... Does anyone know if they are continuing MAN-PSA during the winter? I need to come home for a weekend in October and Jet2 website will
141 Post contains images Capital146 : Sorry to say it looks like PSA, VCE, VLC and NCE will all fall off the map for LS at MAN this winter, with only VLC and NCE so far announced as return
142 Capital146 : Adam, Just to add, another alternative for you could be Thomsonfly from DSA as their flights to PSA run until the end of October. Don't know whether L
143 Candid76 : Surely DSA is easier. Shuttle bus to Doncaster, then train to Huddersfield, changing at Leeds. Should be fairly quick. From LPL you can take a bus to
144 MAAN : EK getting over to T2 early ready for A380 ops? T2 will be the only terminal capable of handling one when they finally come into service.
145 GayrugbyMAN : Incorrect. T3 will also being extended and adapted to handle A380s.
146 MainMAN : QR to join OneWorld?? Wave bye bye to them then, just like QF and CX.
147 Post contains images BA757 : Aghh... thats not good! I'd rather catch the train!! I never thought of that. DSA is probably cheaper to get to/from Huddersfield than both MAN and L
148 Post contains images 7LBAC111 : I'm coming into this late, but I must say there is isome fascinating, accurate and informative posts in this thread. And there is Planesarecool..... I
149 Post contains images MainMAN : All I can say is that I hope the rumoured Transaero flights get going before the rumoured BMed ones do...... Manchester - the world's first virtual a
150 Demoose : EK did indeed operate a 773 into MAN today and parked up at Gate 202 at T2, certainly looked impressive up close! Looks like they are well underway wi
151 GayrugbyMAN : IA little birdie flying round MAN today came and settled on my shoulder and said....'I can't wait until this new Etihad service begins this winer, dai
152 MainMAN : Aaaah sweet. Next time you see him, ask him what happened to Cathay Pacific!! I would have thought though that going straight in with a daily service
153 TIMC : Yeah, we drove past that today too, was wondering what it was doing there! Was a lot of people around it. But you're right, I could see it from T1, i
154 Post contains images MainMAN : Nothing too obvious springs to mind. The only foreign low cost carrier I can think of coming to MAN is the one Iberia is reported to be setting up...
155 GayrugbyMAN : I did ask him about Cathay Pacific and he said a little Chinese birfie friend of his was preparing to welcome a big Cathay Pacific bird at MAN from Ja
156 Demoose : Think they are looking more at East Europe. This is one area which has seen significant growth and I think they are trying to attract new airlines an
157 Philb : If he doesn't get bird flu first!!
158 GayrugbyMAN : Emirates again used a B777-300 on their lunchtime service, docking it at gate 202 and bussing over passengers to terminal 1. Anyone know when the EK m
159 Demoose : Likely guess would be the start of the winter season ie. October, when they introduce 777-300's permanently on the lunchtime service.
160 Post contains images Planesarecool : Sorry to butt in but.. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I must say there are some die hard
161 Post contains images ChrisNH : The biggest news is that Emirates has decided to fly their lovely A340-500, Flight 201, from Dubai to Manchester. That's OUR Manchester, in New Hampsh
162 Post contains images MainMAN : Here I was, happily reading about Emirates' move to T2, and then...... Of course you don't care, but it has taken you a full NINETEEN days to come up
163 Planesarecool : Actually, three of those days i was in Madrid (with mates), about 7 of those days i was without internet due to some cutout in my remote area. By the
164 GayrugbyMAN : Somebody had some chips and a coke at MAN today. That's as exciting as it gets these days.
165 David_itl : Some "newish" news....Finnair will be using Wombles from this winter on one of their services when looking at their timetable on Amadeus and LH will b
166 MainMAN : Fat coke or diet? Only ever seen an Alitalia womblissima, and I wasn't keen. LH were threatening to increase capacity to HAM, so that's cool
167 MANmatt : Cool, i like the look of the 170s. MAINman, you not seen the lot 170's at MAN? Good to see the CRJ700s back at MAN, might actually be able to nail the
168 MainMAN : No, I've never seen a LOT 170. They arrive too late and depart way too early for me!
169 Post contains images MANmatt : Too early, ive already been in work 3 and half hours before they depart!
170 Post contains images Pe@rson : Had a nice 5 or so hours at The Airport Pub on Wednesday. Lovely weather. Nice young ladies. Oh, and aeroplanes.
171 Post contains images MANmatt : Nice young ladies in the Airport Pub? Must have been the scallies from over the road more like!
172 Post contains images Pe@rson : Nope! They were well-dressed, albeit not enough flesh showing ( ), and looked sufficiently decent. Shame they had a child in-tow.
173 Post contains images MANmatt : Lol. If you want well-dressed, attractive women, you should come see the ladies checking-in for the sunday night flights to ZTH. Well of course, would
174 Ant72LBA : Was in The Airport Sunday pm and it was like a serial killers convention. The girls in there think chlamydia is something Interflora deliver! (have I
175 GayrugbyMAN : I like nice young men with big packets.
176 Ant72LBA : Guess you'd have enjoyed the Army stall at Pride on Saturday then? Plenty of large weapons on display?
177 MainMAN : Womble is the nickname for the Embraer 170. Womblissima is the Italian version, and La Womblise is the French. The Germans pronounce it Das Vomble, a
178 GayrugbyMAN : Great news for Manchester, direct flights to Iran starting this winter! MAHAN AIR seeing as it's on a press release I can advise the following Weds W5
179 David_itl : bmibaby is increasing MAN-BFS services to 4 per day on weekdays Edited to remove previously announced news and replace with other new news! David[Edit
180 MainMAN : You beat me to it.....I was going to start a new Manchester thread using that snippet of info. I think we're due for one! That's good news. I was won
181 Post contains images Capital146 : The flip side being that WW are dropping frequency to ORK, whilst BA are dropping the route altogether. ORK currently has 20 flights per week from MA
182 MainMAN : If the demand was there, Aer Arann would certainly consider it. I think it's more likely that ORK might become a WW monopoly. We can safely assume th
183 MANmatt : Cool, nice to Mahan Air coming into MAN. Noticed a small advert for the new Bulgaria Air flight to Sofia which are due to commence at the beginning of
184 Pe@rson : I flew MAN-ORK-MAN with WW last month. Its lowest return fare seems to be about £10 excluding tax (which is what we paid). The cabins on both flight
185 GayrugbyMAN : Warch WW step in with MAN to NCE, before Jet2 do! Their Bordeaux service is doing very nicely and France is underserved now that BA have pulled this r
186 Capital146 : LS already fly MAN-NCE and have got Summer 2006 on sale for the route. It's just being dropped for the winter.
187 Candid76 : I'd second that. In fact the airport's strategy of enticing carriers into more off-peak operations appears to be paying off. BA's major capacity redu
188 MainMAN : 310s apparently. We'll have to wait for direct services to North Korea for IL76s, if Air Koryo (or Air Koryo Sun?) operate them! Seriously, I'm plann
189 Demoose : Just something I heard at work today, bmi are in talks about moving all their operation over to T3 due to spare capacity there with British Airways Ci
190 Mhodgson : G-AWZK, the ex-BEA Trident is finally to move into the AVP this weekend. The AVP will be closed on Sunday until 1300 in order to move it into it's new
191 ZKOJH : ' bmi are in talks about moving all their operation over to T3' all there operations are from T3 except the longhaul flight's, the news thats flying a
192 GayrugbyMAN : Look, let's be realistic. BMI were NEVER going to make MAN a base for long-haul ops, and it was always ever going to be used (in all senses f te word)
193 GayrugbyMAN : Icelandair Commences Scheduled Flights to Manchester Icelandair Commences Scheduled Flights to Manchester England On April 7th next year, Icelandair w
194 GayrugbyMAN : Thomsonfly have announced a new programme of scheduled services from Manchester for summer '06. The programme is as follows: Manchester – Alicante T
195 Candid76 : What aircraft type are TOM using? If they are 757s then effectively this is probably just a reshuffle of existing capacity.
196 Post contains images MainMAN : Thanks for that info. It looks to me like they've simply substituted BY codes for TOM ones! Listen guys, please can we kill this thread now? It's huge
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