HS748 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2813 times:
Quoting Detroiter (Reply 5): Can you elaborate why well done MAN? Although it might be a win-win case but EY is the one that thought of MAN and worked on the deal. Unless there is something I am missing?
Rubbish! I know the people in the route development department at MAN - they have worked tirelessly to convince EY to come to MAN. No airline just decides they fancy operating a city pair - much work is done by the airport on researching the demand and convincing airlines to operate them.
Jetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
Yeah their livery is amazing! T1? You sure, T1 is a bit busy, if EK move to T2 as planned then maybe there will be room.
Its great to see another Middle Eastern Airline at Manchester. We'll just have to see how well the route does.
Retrofitted Blended Winglets - The Future Is On The Wing
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4798 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2699 times:
i hope EY considers BHX too as EK badly needs some good competition from that city. PIA only gives it a good run for their money on the BHX-ISB route which is flown nonstop 5 times a week with A 310s by PIA.
EGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2266 times:
Good news for MAN. Another (non-UK) carrier that realise that there is life outside of London.
Quoting MANmatt (Reply 13): EK will not be moving to T2 any time soon as their 773s and 77Ws are too long to fit onto any stand on T2, so they are sticking with T1 for the time being
That seems like a bit of an oversight by Manchester Airport, not to be able to accommodate the B773 on the stands at T2. With the A346 being even longer, I guess this means that VS will only use the B744 and A343 from MAN?
One of the prototype A346s did some flight trials out of MAN, and I heard that this was requested by VS as they were considering using the A346 on MAN services. Was the same problem picked up then?