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Manston To Be More Successful Than Heathrow?!  
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4746 times:

And the winner of the Barking Mad Optimist Award is........

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/4193304.stm


Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3766 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

 rotfl  Yea, nice reporting there BBC  bigthumbsup 

I doubt that receiving a few Ryanair 738's will be as succesful as the many airlines and aircraft at LHR!

Rob!  Smile


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4689 times:

I think they are just talking about being successful in Kent, not the whole of the south east, so not more than LHR.

User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4657 times:

Quoting Richardw (Reply 2):
I think they are just talking about being successful in Kent, not the whole of the south east, so not more than LHR.

The quote being....

God willing, we will have the most successful airport in the South East of England.

Well that means more than just Kent to me. and if not, well the most successful airport in Kent means being bigger and better than.....erm... i'm struggling here.

Perhaps he plans to overtake LGW  Wink



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineDsa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4651 times:

I hope Manston is succesful, it would be nice to see that little airport take off!

Happy Posting!

DSA

[Edited 2005-08-30 12:41:21]

User currently offlineBY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4482 times:

As airport now owned by company that also runs Glasgow Prestwick a major Ryanair Base, wonder if Ryanair will start flying to Manston? any thoughts?


next flights : BD LHR-TXL J, FR SXF-STN Y, SN BRU-LHR Y, MA LHR-BUD Y, BA BUD-LHR J, BA LCY-SNN-JFK J, BA JFK-LHR J, BA
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Quoting BY188B (Reply 5):
As airport now owned by company that also runs Glasgow Prestwick a major Ryanair Base, wonder if Ryanair will start flying to Manston? any thoughts?

Well they mention attracting Ryanair in the text. Not convinced there's the demand for it to be a major FR base though.



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4440 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 6):
Not convinced there's the demand for it to be a major FR base though.

If EUJet struggled to fill their 100(ish) seater F100s, FR will struggle to fill their larger 738's. That said, FR's publicity machine may be somewhat more succesful.

7LBAC111



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4413 times:

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 7):
If EUJet struggled to fill their 100(ish) seater F100s, FR will struggle to fill their larger 738's. That said, FR's publicity machine may be somewhat more succesful.

If there's a LCC market to be found, FR will find it. Maybe a few flights from ex-UK bases like Dublin, Girona, etc at most. But can't see much more to be honest.

Anyone know if ANY of EuJet's routes were doing particularly well, or were they all pretty empty?



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User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

Remember NOW AIRLINES - the Manston based carrier that never was? Was going to launch service to Spain, France, Portugal etc and was going to be a fixed fare airline in the summer of 04.

Isn't Manston quite successful as a cargo and maintenance base?



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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4375 times:

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 9):
Remember NOW AIRLINES - the Manston based carrier that never was?

I don't think NOW was ever going to be based at Manston - it was planning to start from London Luton.


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4367 times:

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 9):
Remember NOW AIRLINES - the Manston based carrier that never was?

I think NOW "was" going to be based at LTN.


User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4309 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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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4260 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.


User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2166 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4145 times:

Quote:
Manston To Be More Successful Than Heathrow?!

Excuse me????


User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

There is no mention of LHR in the article. Rubbish.

User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3351 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4091 times:

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.


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User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 16):
Would it be possible for Manston to be linked on the high speed railline between London and the continent?.

Oh yes... after a public enquiry lasting 10 years and costing £5 billion..... Smile



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3853 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4035 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?  cheeky 


User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3864 times:

Quoting Backfire (Reply 10):
Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 9):
Remember NOW AIRLINES - the Manston based carrier that never was?

I don't think NOW was ever going to be based at Manston - it was planning to start from London Luton.

Correct, they were planning an operation based at LTN were all seats on all flights to destinations in different 'zones' were the same price.

Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 15):
There is no mention of LHR in the article. Rubbish.

May I suggest you familiarise yourself with the geography of South East England before making such a ill-though comment. It is clearly a topic posted with a certain amount of jest.

7LBAC111



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User currently offlinePMN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 563 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3845 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!

Paul



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7380 posts, RR: 17
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3844 times:

Manston bigger than Biggin Hill, that other Kentish airport - or is it an Airport of Kent? (It depends on which side of the River Medway it is located.) Well, that could just be possible!

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3001 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3783 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.


User currently offlineVS773ER From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 279 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

Well, Air Salvage will see alot of Ryanairs retiring 732's there soon so yeah, the BBC are right in one respect!

User currently offlineCKT789 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

BHXFAOTIPYYC - I remember this airline as well. I can't remember the name, but it began with an "m" and Lila design did the livery. They were going to fly 738's around Europe.

25 Post contains images Vasu : MAMA airlines! Whatever happened to them...? I believe they were actually mentioned in an old Airliner World article about MSE! It had a strange light
26 Post contains images AirEuropeUK733 : There is also LGW and at a push SOU in SE England so it is also saying that it will over-take them!! Can I have some of what they're smoking! AE733
27 Post contains images BHXFAOTIPYYC : Well done Vasu .... it was Mama indeed.. thanks, that's been bothering me since yesterday !!
28 Cornish : I believe the quote was: God willing, we will have the most successful airport in the South East of England. Well as I live a stone's throw from LHR,
29 Runway31 : Gilesdavies Infratil does not have any connection with Norwich. The owners of Norwich however used to have a share in Prestwick until Infratil bought
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