BHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4392 times:
Backfire + Pilt kaz, I think you guys are right. They were going to do LTN Lisbon. But there was another one that was going to fly Manston / Faro - it was purple and had a Union Jack on the tale. If that wasn't Now, what the heck was it?
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WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4343 times:
Manston could do well for FR in the same way that BLK does.
Certainly nowhere to base an entire operation, but a few chosen flights a day are a possibility if timed right. The EUJet problem was that all their operations were centred around Manston, whereas Ryaniar would be flying it as just a destination from other operating bases like DUB
Having said all that, I'm so glad Manston is secure as it is an important airfield for many reasons, including an important diversion location close to the south-east corridor.
Vasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3926 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4118 times:
Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 16): Would it be possible for Manston to be linked on the high speed railline between London and the continent? That might make it more appealing to people from the greater London area.
That's a big problem for Manston... they have no public transport other than a little Island Hopper bus that goes to Margate(?)
I seriously believe that package holidays should be available from MSE... maybe base a couple of FCA or MON A320s there. That way people booking their holidays would be "told" that they are to fly from Manston, leaving them little choice but to go there...
There used to be plans of a FCA trip to Lapland this Christmas... perhaps the start of something? Or is that being too optimistic of my local airport?
PMN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3928 times:
Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 15): There is no mention of LHR in the article. Rubbish.
According to my geographical knowledge LHR is in the South-East of England, therefore saying Manston could be the most successful airport in the South-East implies it could be more successful than LHR! Please correct me if I'm wrong!
Edith in his bed, a plane in the rain is humming, the wires in the walls are humming some song - some mysterious song
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3866 times:
The new owners Infratil also own Norwich Airport - which they recently took over from Norwich City Council.
Within weeks of them taking over the airport they agreed new flights with FlyBE and Air Wales also started new services.
They must know something about the LCC market and I think it will not be too long before a LCC does agree to set up a small base from the airport. I can only see a small number of flights starting there with maybe 2 737's based there.
ThomsonFly to me seems like a likely candidate as they like flying from unused airports and will give them an opportunity to tap into the market in the Southeast of the UK.