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User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 14313 times:

As the other thread was getting a bit long and taking a while to load up, here's version 4!

Matt Big grin

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User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 14280 times:

Shouldn't there be some news then?  Wink


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User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 14253 times:

Matt what was the missing airline? If its EK, then I don't personally work with them, thats check in only. Its Ringway who handle them.

Bit of a shame ZB have pulled out of GIB, I liked doing that flight, nice and easy! As Humberside said, the aircraft will be used for more PMI and AGP flights  Smile

Mark



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User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 14242 times:

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 2):
Matt what was the missing airline? If its EK, then I don't personally work with them, thats check in only. Its Ringway who handle them

Yes it was, but fair enough!

Yes its a shame the GIB route is being pulled. Looks like people up north will have to hike it down to LTN or find some other way of getting to GIB. Perhaps the local government will see sense when tourist numbers decline as a result and lower the landing charges.


User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 14242 times:

The GIB route was quite popular in the summer, used to get upgraded to a 757 on some days. Just a shame its another route lost by ZB and MAN.

Mark



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User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2096 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 14140 times:

Is it possible that WW or LS might look at GIB? I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of this one, it was one of the more exotic destinations from MAN, and it's a great place. Maybe one day they might re-consider.

Report on SQ in the Manchester Evening News today. As speculated, they are going non stop on all 7 flights next year, and also considering a further 3 weekly frequencies (no dates given)


User currently offlineBAMAN77 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 14124 times:

Will SQ be using the triple 7 on those flights?

User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 14098 times:

777-300ER's i've heard?


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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7359 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 14092 times:
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Spurious pax news...whenever I've heard the loads for the inbound HLX HAJ servcies, they've always been 100+ so I guess we might be seeing the BA HAJ services pulled within the next 12 months! And the new CWL-NQY service had about 30 pax on the evening service yesterday which is not too bad.

User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 14081 times:

finally, a new thread so i can get up to date with all the movements at MAN. i am heading there tonight to get a photo of the AN12, so i will post the photo later. i am at MAN as well tommorrow for the AN124, i will post photos of that as well.

Aaron  sly 



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User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 14049 times:

Some of BA Connects loads are shocking, what the passengers are paying is another matter though. Ironically Willie Walsh has come out today saying the initial response to BA connect has been "excellent".

Mark



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User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2096 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 14031 times:

Quoting David_itl (Reply 8):
Spurious pax news...whenever I've heard the loads for the inbound HLX HAJ servcies, they've always been 100+ so I guess we might be seeing the BA HAJ services pulled within the next 12 months! And the new CWL-NQY service had about 30 pax on the evening service yesterday which is not too bad.

It is very spurious. There are very few places left that BA can operate to without some LCC or other piling in, but hopefully the core EU routes of MAD, CDG, FRA, BRU, TXL, DUS, MXP, LYS, GVA and HAJ will prosper. According to Willie Walsh, in another report in this evening's MEN, the early reponse to the low-cost Connect has been 'excellent'.

I've been busy admonishing people to use BA where possible, like my sister, who flies her family of four to GVA 5 times a year. I would hate to see BA Connect fail.


User currently offlineHS748 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 14031 times:

Quoting Demoose (Reply 10):
Some of BA Connects loads are shocking

Shockingly good or shockingly bad?


User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 14013 times:

Forgot to mention the other day, Biman's first flight to DAC had 32 joining passengers in MAN which aint too bad i don't think for a transit flight. Loved seeing their DC-10s over the weekend, can't wait to see more of them during the summer.

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 5):
Report on SQ in the Manchester Evening News today. As speculated, they are going non stop on all 7 flights next year, and also considering a further 3 weekly frequencies (no dates given)

I've also heard that. Loads are constantly high on the direct services, so i don't see why the can't operate daily direct flights, and an increase in frequency would also be welcome, would prefer them to have an afternoon arrival into MAN.

Matt


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13947 times:

Quoting MANmatt (Reply 13):
Forgot to mention the other day, Biman's first flight to DAC had 32 joining passengers in MAN which aint too bad

Nope, particularly as they don't show up on Expedia etc - thus those people made the extra effort to book Biman (i.e. they knew about the service), rather than taking the easier route of using expedia or an airline website and taking whatever is cheapest.



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User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13925 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 14):
Nope, particularly as they don't show up on Expedia etc - thus those people made the extra effort to book Biman (i.e. they knew about the service), rather than taking the easier route of using expedia or an airline website and taking whatever is cheapest.

Exactly, the flights aren't even in amadeus when i last checked, and to my knowledge, no advertising has been done in the local area. The airline must have contacted ethnic travel agencies and informed them of the service. I did hear some guy saying he was a travel agent when they were checking in.


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13917 times:

I guess SQ will want to fill the void of MH by going non stop every day/adding extra frequencies. They will also want to try and stop Thai coming to MAN


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User currently offlineBAMAN77 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 13837 times:

More competition the better especially as I am planning to go to Australia in November and want to avoid Emirates 777 10 across. Did that last year never again.

User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 13837 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 16):
They will also want to try and stop Thai coming to MAN

i hope they dont! thai in MAN will be amazing!! as much as i like SQ, thai would suit MAN perfectly.

Aaron  sly 



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User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13796 times:

Quoting HS748 (Reply 12):
Quoting Demoose (Reply 10):
Some of BA Connects loads are shocking

Shockingly good or shockingly bad?

Shockingly bad! Demoose checked on Amoss a few weeks back, some routes with single figure pax numbers.

Regarding SQ I've heard a daily 773ER non-stop service, but I hope it will go double daily. LHR gets it 3x daily, and plus non there will be a gap left by MH.

Heard from a Servisair Employee that MH do want to come back to MAN, when they have sorted themselves out financially, possibly with a 777 routing via a European City.

Mark



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User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2096 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 13746 times:

Quoting MANmatt (Reply 15):
The airline must have contacted ethnic travel agencies and informed them of the service.

The impression I have is that the majority of bookings on PK and BG are done through ethnic travel agencies. I'm sure we'll see the numbers of passengers grow significantly on MAN - DAC. 32 is pretty good for week one, on a service that hasn't been announced or marketed.

Quoting BAMAN77 (Reply 17):
More competition the better especially as I am planning to go to Australia in November and want to avoid Emirates 777 10 across. Did that last year never again.

SQ is excellent, and MH are even better IMO

[Edited 2006-04-12 02:07:20]

User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2096 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 13743 times:

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 19):
Heard from a Servisair Employee that MH do want to come back to MAN, when they have sorted themselves out financially, possibly with a 777 routing via a European City.

If more proof were needed that MH are seriously in the shit.....?

If they thought a route was viable enough, then it would make more prudent long-term economic sense to continue it, and not scrap it.

It would be entirely possible for MH to re-work their operations, both in terms of capacity and connectivity, without pulling out of markets in which they think they have a future.

Shame, because they certainly know how to treat their customers.


User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 13725 times:

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 21):
If more proof were needed that MH are seriously in the shit.....?

If they thought a route was viable enough, then it would make more prudent long-term economic sense to continue it, and not scrap it.

It would be entirely possible for MH to re-work their operations, both in terms of capacity and connectivity, without pulling out of markets in which they think they have a future.

Shame, because they certainly know how to treat their customers.

Would you really treat gossip from Servisair staff as proof? I doubt it is no more accurate than gayrugbychap's random thoughts on new routes to be launched from MAN.



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 13725 times:

Does anybody know if Mytravel will be flying LGW-MAN-LRM next winter? The last flight is in a couple of weeks and you can't book after that.

User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 13629 times:

Quoting BAxMAN (Reply 22):
Would you really treat gossip from Servisair staff as proof? I doubt it is no more accurate than gayrugbychap's random thoughts on new routes to be launched from MAN.

My Sources are good, not like GayRugbyMAN's random run in's down the back corridors of MAN. By the way I didn't say it was proof!
This source, told me first about MH pulling out, about KM moving over to us, and other airlines coming and going from handlers.

Mark



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25 BHXDTW : whats the full BG routing ?? is it just DAC-MAN-DAC ? and what eqpmnt used ?? Joe
26 Post contains images Mhodgson : DAC-MAN-JFK-MAN-DAC
27 BHXDTW : hmmm.... do I fly on them to JFK this year ?? any recommendations ?... anyone know a rep who I can sweet talk into an upgrade ? hahahaha
28 ScottieDog : Sabre CRS shows the routing to be DAC-DXB-MAN-JFK-MAN-DAC. Extra stop at DXB is, I understand, due to range ex-DAC due to the prevailing westerly win
29 Dazultra : Myself and MYT332 will be on this flight on friday - do you know what the loads are like? Daz.
30 Ba757gla : ive heard a rumor that Jet2 are starting MAN-GLA , seems possible with MAN -EDI . whats the fare for MAN-JFK on biman?
31 GayrugbyMAN : Heard the LS MAN - GLA rumour too, from LS cabin crew.
32 Pieinthesky : Unfortunately you don't seem to understand how MH works, which is NOT like most airlines. They suffer from corruption and stupid political interferen
33 Post contains images Speedbird19 : And i happen to be boarding that flight
34 Billy : MH will be back in MAN if they have to maintain the EWR service. ARN really is not working so MAN is a candidate. However, I think the last thing MAN
35 Myt332 : Should I be concerned? My bags will get there right?
36 Post contains images Mhodgson : You'll probably be relegated to the toilet
37 Post contains images Speedbird19 : I'll make sure everything goes normally Unless you really want to sit in the toilet the whole way, I can arrange that hehe
38 Post contains images Dazultra : Or the cargo hold
39 Post contains images ABfemme : I have a couple but they are they are NOT A.Net standard, I was at MAN on Mon when it came in - Incidentally I looked around at the other people on t
40 ThomasCook : Hi, This flight is now routing LGW-MAN-PUJ. Regards ThomasCook
41 GayrugbyMAN : Why are Etihad said to be moving to T2 so soon after starting at T1?
42 Planesarecool : Any reason why? Punta Cana is already reasonably well served. La Romana has one flight a week - and according to a friend who visits the Caribbean qu
43 MANmatt : Where have you heard that from? Thats all we need in T2, yet another long haul departure in the morning. Unless it coud be related to them wanting to
44 GayrugbyMAN : Heard it from OCS employees.
45 Post contains images Demoose : I'm saying nothing
46 Speedbird19 : where did you geta rumour like that?why did you even take it seriously ?dou think that ek and ey would operate from the same terminal ? rival airlines
47 Jetset7E7 : Haha now now, Its not going to happen, like Speedbird19 said why do you take rumours from cleaners seriously? Awaiting another deletion.............
48 Planesarecool : They do at Gatwick and Heathrow... But yeah, i doubt they'd move having just started ops at T1
49 Post contains images MANmatt : If the airport bosses have got any sense they will keep EY in T1, T2 is already busy enough in the mornings. Plus, if they did come over, SQ might ha
50 Trex8 : whats the longest flight out of MAN? are the flights to BKK or SIN non stop?
51 Demoose : MAN-SIN is the longest scheduled flight ex MAN, 13hrs 10, non-stop with the 772ER 5 x weekly. MAN doesn't have a BKK service yet. Mark
52 MainMAN : Oh mate, I understand entirely how MH works, or doesn't work. It's a bit poor for a long haul to have to park remotely; it's not enticing to the like
53 MANmatt : No i no it aint good for enticing some of the other big boys that aint currently serving MAN. Thats why if SQ are planning an increase in frequency i
54 Speedbird19 : True but they're both bigger airports alltogether, and i'll bet that the terminals aint as "cozy" as T1 or T2, it would be a bad idea alltogether for
55 Planesarecool : Not very often at Gatwick. The Ghana International flight uses stand 42 which is a remote between the South Terminal and the North Terminal. Other th
56 Jetset7E7 : But come on look at the size difference?!? MAN is tiny compared to LGW/LHR. Mark
57 DptMAN : On another topic. How come the new WOW - Air Southwest flights to/from Cardiff arn't shown on the arrivals and departures of the Manchester Airport we
58 Myt332 : Well when ever I've transited through DXB, on a B773 too, EK have always put me on a remote stand to disembark. Seems EK pax at least are used to rem
59 Jetset7E7 : On our Swissport arrival/departure screens its shown as NQY via CWL. So it only shows its origin which is Newquay. Seems the transfer of NQY flights
60 Boysteve : So how many days a week is EK remote parking then following its move to T2.
61 GayrugbyMAN : Pax figures for EY are booming, Friday's outbound was full again, and the inbounds are creeping up in the hundreds. A great start for them.
62 Boysteve : While I am pleased that things seem to have really kicked off for EY at MAN, I am surprised that I have not seen any advertising locally. OK so I don
63 Demoose : Yeh EY are advertising in the local press, albeit not heavily. Have seen their adverts a few times in the MEN/Metro News. Mark
64 David_itl : There's at least 1 taxi advertising EY! Anyway more on the "spurious" pax numbers relating to HLX to HAJ...I've finally heard an inbound service with
65 Speedbird19 : I've got a photo on my phone of an EY advert, tis big! lol It's definately a popular route, just can't wait for the 777-300ER's to come in *g*
66 Jetset7E7 : Not one, Stand 202R everytime, everyday. Yet another source thats back fired on GayRugbyMAN, as he did say, that EK weren't happy about parking on re
67 Billy : Daviditl, It is Indian Airlines for MAN and Jet for BHX. From the horse's mouth.
68 AI : billy, thats great piece of news you bring us. is indian (IC) to MAN from BOM or DEL ? i hope its bom. we need a direct flight to BOM after SQ pulled
69 Humberside : Not that local but I have seen Ethiad adverts in the Yorkshire Post
70 Billy : IC are awaiting widebody equipment. I am not sure how the wheels are turning for their purchase of aircraft. Jet is firmly wedded to BHX. AI is not in
71 Airish : Billy Any news on IC and London.
72 Post contains links Concorde001 : According to an article published in the Indian Aviation Forum Jet are looking at MAN. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,5-2137478_1,00.html Th
73 Post contains images Speedbird19 : I live in Yorkshire and haven't seen anything yet lol
74 Billy : Interesting Jet comment. I have spoken to Jet twice now (last week and late last year) to the network planning team and had the same response; MAN was
75 Boysteve : Oo this is interesting, I only really got into Aviation about 2 to 3 years ago and didn't know this. So how did it work exactly with SQ serving BOM f
76 AI : IIRC it was twice weekly SIN-BOM-MAN-BOM-SIN. the other five days it stopped at ZRH or BRU or CDG, i am not exactly sure. AI
77 Pieinthesky : Correct. The flights via BOM went twice a week (may have been Friday and Sunday if I remember correctly) with BRU and ZRH regular. I know they went v
78 Boysteve : Did they have a first class cabin then? or was it a premium economy product? I'm guessing this was a B747.
79 BlueShamu330s : Yes, it had first class. I travelled on it regularly, using it to get to HKG to see my parents. Ironically, some have said the MAN-BOM was regularly
80 AI : I was quite surprised when they stopped BOM-MAN-BOM as these always used to be full. My mother used to travel regularly on that route with SQ & always
81 7LBAC111 : Perhaps, but sometimes unsustainable short term losses have to be cut, despite future profiability predictions. 7L
82 Billy : As mentioned in an earlier post, the demand for SIN-BOM became so great that SQ had to uncouple the MAN from the BOM markets.
83 GayrugbyMAN : Does anyone know if Manchester Airport is to be added to the Manchester Metrolink tram network? I had heard that there was a feasability study looking
84 Cornish : Well the potential for an Air India - Indian merger by the end of the year might put a dampner on that - both new aircraft and new routes for the tim
85 Demoose : The funding for the third heavy rail platform has been secured, and should be operation sometime in 2008 the last I heard. As for the Metrolink, the
86 Boysteve : Thats what I read in the MEN; The current 2 platform station will be expanded to three as it is a bottleneck on the National Rail system. No mention
87 Candid76 : Also RAIL magazine reports that the third platfrom is included in a batch of small projects approved recently by Network Rail. Hopefully with this in
88 Candid76 : Long term resident MyTravel 757 GPIDS is now registered N304H and has been reunited with its engines (and is being fuelled up). Presume this will be d
89 GayrugbyMAN : Where will the extra platform go? Presumably alongside platform 2? So that means the line will probably close for about a year whilst that is carried
90 Mhodgson : Doubt it, they will be able to build the platform without any disruption. I'd imagine it will be closed for a weekend or two while they put in track
91 Jetset7E7 : Heard its registered to Evergreen International. But they only seem to do cargo ops, possible conversion? Mark
92 GayrugbyMAN : Juicy Lucy now open at Terminal 1.
93 Jetset7E7 : Opened week last Monday, and it is nothing to write home about, prices are too high, a few english staff, the other staff seem to struggle with basis
94 MANmatt : You need a bank loan to afford most things in that place! Looks far to healthy for my liking anyway, i'll stick to my burger kings thank you very muc
95 Speedbird19 : Its gross, they had this buy one get one free on all stuff. It's all organic food, fair do's but its still mingin, and the coke's organic and tastes
96 FlyingColours : I got a bit bored before so I went on the airport website and found they have the history of the airport (which is a good idea) but I noticed the foll
97 Post contains images FlyingColours : Whoops sorry about that one, I guess I can't quote either today Ah and does anyone know whats going on with G-JOEM, it was sat outside the VZ hanger
98 Demoose : The line is at full capacity at the moment and there just isn't any spare slots to fit additional services in. Building another platform is a big ste
99 HS748 : Given the UK's record on delivering major rail projects, long-term should be viewed as not in the next thirty years!
100 GayrugbyMAN : A new tunnel just for the sake of North Wales....I can't see the economic viability of that. If it were to link up with the West Coast Mainline then m
101 Demoose : Well GayrugbyMAN you'll have to wait for the Masterplan which will be released later in the year.
102 Post contains images FlyingColours : Not directly though and thats the thing, journey times could be halved by having even 1 direct service from somewhere like Eccles. I always wondered
103 GayrugbyMAN : There is an hourly direct bus service from Eccles to Liverpool Airport, I know as I have caught it from Piccadilly many many times!
104 Pieinthesky : What public transport is there from Wigan to Liverpool Airport ??.
105 Post contains images FlyingColours : i'm not disputing the 700 service but I meant a bus to Manchester airport Phil FlyingColours
106 Gooner : quoting gayrugbyman reply 100-opening a tunnel just for north wales i think you will find most people in north wales regard MAN as their local airport
107 Jetset7E7 : Contract News: British Jet (FHE) to move handlers from 1st May from Swissport to Menzies - Thank God! Good Luck Menzies you can have them! Terminal Ch
108 David_itl : When do KM changeover to Swissport? Every KM flight I've heard this week has contacted Servisair and I don't think they'd be doing that it Swissport
109 David_itl : And the 1st quasi-official Etihad passenger news: the CAA provisional stats for March show 840 passengers to Abu Dhabi, which averages out at 84 per f
110 Jetset7E7 : Change over is 1st May, the day after we get shut of FHE I work for Swissport ramp, so I don't do EK, the ramp side is handled by Ringway, check in i
111 Jetset7E7 : I'll just be in for a maintenance check, A333 OY-VKI of MYT A/S joined it in the hangar today. Mark
112 Ba757gla : remeber Glasgow- man rail servives
113 MainMAN : Do you have a link for CAA stats, because I can never find them! Thanks.
114 Post contains links David_itl : Thanks for the info, Mark - have to update my records of which airline chirps away to which frequency soon then! http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?ca.
115 MainMAN : That's great, thanks. I can find the CAA website a bit hard to decipher sometimes. Edit - after a quick look, that's looking a bit apocalyptic, with
116 Ndebelebev : Anyone know if and when EY start using 773's on the MAN route? Sorry if I've missed it in the previous threads. Bev xx
117 Jetset7E7 : Nothing has been confirmed as yet, but we have been given the loading instructions for it, so it will come in one day! Just not sure when. Mark
118 Gkirk : Don't think there is any direct trains from Glasgow to MAN now, pretty sure you'll have to change at Picaddilly or Preston
119 Post contains images Myt332 : That would be correct. Virgin Voyager from Glasgow Central or Edinburgh Waverly to Manchester Piccadilly then change for a 20 minute airport service
120 Ndebelebev : Thanks for the info Mark. What time has the AVP been closing recently? I know they say Dusk but what time is that around exactly? Or does it depend o
121 Speedbird19 : I think the AVP has set opening times for summer and winter, I'd presume they're on summer opening times now, but who knows lol
122 MANmatt : In the summer the AVP usually stays open until around 2000/2030, so you should be able to see the final MH011 departure on sunday. Also, its the fina
123 Mattlad : what flights are there to austria from man
124 Humberside : Austrian to Vienna SkyEurope to Salzburg (winter only) Plus charters to Salzburg and Innsbruck
125 Gkirk : No Austrian @ MAN anymore. Bacon fly MAN-VIE 1 x Daily SkyEurope fly MAN-SZG 2 x weekly Loads of charters to SZG,INN
126 Mattlad : who is bacon ive never heard of them
127 Humberside : When did OS pull out?
128 Post contains links and images Myt332 : BA CONnect
129 David_itl : Sometime during 2003 I believe. Can't find the exact date at the moment.
130 Post contains images Gkirk : Think it was when Lauda were still about
131 MANmatt : Lauda operated the route for quite a while with their CRJ-200s, then the route was passed on to Rheintalflug (if thats how it was spelt) who operated
132 Mhodgson : There were 2 weekly ski flights over winter - so you can still see OS in MAN. You'll just have to wait until December now!
133 Post contains links and images Gkirk : In this evening
134 Trekster : And he aint joking guys:P
135 Ndebelebev : Anyone at MAN last night to see the last MH depart? I was at the AVP. Shame they couldn't have sent one of the Hibiscus aircraft. 9M-MPN was looking a
136 Post contains images Azza40 : i will miss MH Aaron
137 Speedbird19 : I saw my last one on Thursday evening, went past the Malasian Office in LON this morning though hehe Maybe they'll be back in near future, who knows l
138 GayrugbyMAN : So according to the Southern China Daily, Cathay Pacific are looking to operte Hong Kong to Manchester via New Delhi.....interesting.
139 Oly720man : Couldn't they be adventurous and consider a US W Coast stop off like ANZ to LHR? It would certainly open up a market from MAN or would it be the wron
140 ZK-NBT : Hmm, via Moscow it would take about 15 hours, via LAX or SFO it would take about 24. No I don't think they could consider a US west coast stopover. A
141 Oly720man : Cargo?
142 ZK-NBT : I was thinking of PAX.
143 Oly720man : I was as well, but they can carry a fair amount in the hold as well. I don't think there's the market for a direct MAN-HKG. In the past the flights w
144 Col : I don't know what CX is playing at. They have an opportunity to fly MAN-HKG, feeding into its hub with connections to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Viet
145 VivaGunners : Strange CX's behaviour indeed, expecially now that MH left MAN... hopefully it's just a matter of a few weeks and then they will announce it, fingers
146 Oly720man : With CX (7pw, via DXB), KA (6, via DXB) and CI (3, via Delhi) there are are plenty of cargo flights to MAN from HKG/Taiwan, but can en-route freight
147 Col : Oly720man, With so much freight going between MAN and HKG/TPE, then you don't have to be a scientist to presume business is being done (we are one of
148 Col : Oly720man, Sorry forgot to say thanks for info, deleted the line by mistake. Not asking you the question directly. Col
149 Oly720man : Well, it seems that nearly everything you buy these days is made in China (especially if you've got kids and buy books and toys for them) but what's
150 Stu1978 : Any news on the Air Asia A320 that's meant to be visiting MAN over the next few days. Will it be viewable over the wkd .......ie for taking pics etc o
151 Myt332 : Well it arrives tomorrow Friday 5th May 9M-AFC A320 Air Asia AK 001 09:55 Manchester United FC logojet It's doing a flight on Monday 8th May 9M-AFC A
152 Jetset7E7 : Maybe some promo work? I'm not sure at all. Most likely park on remote. Mark
153 GayrugbyMAN : Had 82 passengers on board, arrived from Kuala Lumpur I understand.
154 MANmatt : Had more than 100 passengers on board according to one of the passengers i checked in on KLM this afternoon, who was going to AMS for the weekend. Sto
155 Post contains links MANmatt : I see we have lost another airline now, as Biman have been forced to change their DAC-JFK routing back to BRU as the FAA objected to them operating th
156 Mhodgson : Hopefully not permanent, then. Odd, though - you'd think having successfully operated the route for a couple of weeks the FAA would have approved the
157 Post contains links and images Jetset7E7 : I have found out what its doing: Promotional Tour Air Asia 'Red Devil' Airbus 320 touched down at Manchester Airport for the first time as "Asia Expr
158 Myt332 : Thanks for the update. I hope every city supporter goes to the AVP tomorrow and bares arse at that heap o' shit! Scummy I tell ya!
159 MainMAN : I read somewhere else (can't remember where now) that BG are to operate DAC-LHR-MAN-DAC instead.
160 Demoose : Just to add to what Jetset7E7 has mentioned, local radio station in Manchester (Century FM) are running a competition for 100 fans (or listeners) to
161 GayrugbyMAN : Does anyone know what the current situation is with the proposed flyGlobespan service to Cape Town? Is it definitely going ahead? Any other destinatio
162 Post contains images Jetset7E7 : I wouldn't waste my money to go and see an "official low fare airline" for a crap football team. Come on TCX make us a logo jet! So the extra days pl
163 Post contains images Speedbird19 : Is that what all the noise was about yesterday morning down in T2 arrivals???
164 Mhodgson : Strange that the 'Official Low Fare Airline' of Manchester United is based a good 13 hour fight away from Manchester itself.
165 Myt332 : Along with the majority of it's fans....
166 Speedbird19 : Does anyone know if Monarch used a 747 on one of their charters today? I heard they were going to use one in the next few days.
167 Baguy : I found it very annoying last week. Landed @ MAN on XLA2061 inbound from Funchal. We ended up at a remote (well at the other end of T2 to customs) sta
168 MANmatt : Some news for a change, not good though im affraid. Mahan Air (W5) is dropping the wednesday morning flights and will now only operate a late saturday
169 GayrugbyMAN : No great loss really re Mahan, it doesn't advertise, noone wants to go to Iran on holiday and the timings are pretty rubbish. Shouldn;t think MAplc ar
170 MANmatt : Well apparently the UK manager for Mahan has spent over £10,000 on advertising! Not done much good though, loads have been pathetic most of the time.
171 Col : Another service bites the dust! Any good news for scheduled flights?
172 Mhodgson : Apparantly Estonian are ceasing services too, along with DUB. Can't say I'm suprised at W5 dropping MAN, it seemed an odd choice at the start. And at
173 Jetset7E7 : MAN currently only has one A300 based instead of two. The 747 flight was a charter to LXR, Travel City (Operated by Excel) 743 TF-AME, Servisair load
174 MANmatt : Haven't heard anything about us losing OV at work. Will ask around when im next in.
175 Post contains links Mhodgson : http://www.noticias.info/asp/aspComunicados.asp?nid=175417&src=0 Ceasing on July 1st- though it does seem an odd news source to feature an Estonian ai
176 Post contains images MANmatt : Great. I feel the airport is going nowhere of late. It seems to be losing a lot of contracts and not gaining much. Lost MH, BW, CX cancelled before i
177 OV735 : OV is indeed quitting MAN (and DUB). They were planning on acquiring a further 737-300, failed at it, and as SK sees it, OV should focus more on chart
178 Post contains images MainMAN : Mahan is aimed primarly (if not totally) at the local Iranian ex-pat population. A good proportion of these wouldn't dare show up at Tehran passport
179 MANmatt : Haven't they just received a new aircraft ES-ABJ? Think this has come from NZ? Matt
180 Col : You have too many 757's doing the Atlantic Routes, no real focused regional/European based carrier, shortage of Asian/Pacific routes and the Airport d
181 MainMAN : Only Continental operate 757s across the Atlantic. BA, BD, AA, DL, AC, VS, US, AA and PK operate everything else except the A340. No, you're not miss
182 Mogget : Are you sure about that ? I filmed an American Airlines 757-200 taking off on Saturday, April 22. If it wasn't flying to the USA, where exactly was i
183 Trekster : Yea, AA have a 757, see it all the time. MYT even has a vid clip of take off on it, VERY slow lol. And of course BD had that attempt at good cusotmer
184 OV735 : True, but they used ABJ to replace ES-ABI (735). Their initial plans were to acquire one more 733 but apparently that's not going to happen within th
185 Post contains images Xray : time for a hasty re-spray me thinks
186 Col : As someone has already stated AA fly the 757, had the pleasure of both AA and CO 757's. 757's are not a good image maker for transatlantic, cramped a
187 MainMAN : I forgot AA's 757 to BOS! 757s over the pond are better than no flights at all, and MAN does exceptionally well in that department, in comparison to
188 Oly720man : Probably because of LHR, and LGW and AMS and CDG, all about an hour to 90 minutes away. There are a number of hub airports in the US because there ar
189 MainMAN : That's the best argument so far. Europe can only support LHR, CDG, FRA, AMS and possibly MAD as big hubs. Even ZRH, BRU and CPH have difficulty claim
190 Col : Problem with MAN is that there is no home grown talent. There is an increasing amount of LCC airlines, but none are really flying the business routes
191 EGNM-LBA : But doesn't that prove exactly why EZY and FR have chosen LPL. It gives them access to the North West catchment area but at a lower cost and at a much
192 Col : But doesn't that prove exactly why EZY and FR have chosen LPL. It gives them access to the North West catchment area but at a lower cost and at a much
193 Speedbird19 : They've refused the offer of slots in previous years, and i doubt they'll be in MAN until landing costs decrease.
194 Post contains images Col : Maybe landing costs could decrease in line with pax numbers. EZY may arrive sooner than you think if this were the case.
195 KA501 : But would EZY jepodize their Liverpool operation?
196 MainMAN : Something's got to give eventually, unless BACON turns out to be a huge success, and LS and WW start to prosper. Part of the problem is that when peo
197 BY738 : Any more on LS MAN-GLA ?
198 GayrugbyMAN : I read on another forum that AA are looking to expand from MAN to a firther two destinations, Dallas and LA are rumoured, both three times a week. I k
199 Post contains images Speedbird19 : Could be the case, I also heard that they were recruiting more staff (cause apparently you get to go to the states to train lol) so who knows
200 MainMAN : I know that we've just got EY, more QR and DL services, but MAN bosses have seriously got to do something to secure a new wave of long-haul operators
201 GayrugbyMAN : Have flyGlobespan now got the rights to sell tickets for CPT - MAN - CPT as well as MAN - CPT - MAN? Their website seems to suggest so, but I thought
202 Gkirk : I understand Travel City Direct are starting MAN-CPT flights using 747s
203 Post contains images Speedbird19 : I can see that happening, I saw another Travel City all white 747 parked on remote today, and Excel have taken on a load of new crew this season, so
204 MANmatt : Update on Mahan: the suspension of the wednesday flight is only a temp. thing, and it will return in july. They are also looking into opening up a cou
205 BAMAN77 : When Is is Manchester likely to have its first comercial A380 flight and what airline would it be?
206 GayrugbyMAN : EK, QR or SQ I would think, but give it at least years as they have not any airbridges that could accommodate it.
207 Jetset7E7 : The Travel City (Excel) 743's parked on remote TF-AME and TF-AMJ, are basically there for ad-hoc or sub-charter work when they are not in service for
208 Post contains images Gkirk : Emirates around 2008/2009 on the afternoon flight
209 GayrugbyMAN : Friend of mine made some enquiries about the jobs advertised with AA at MAN. Spoke to an AA employee who said they were looking to start flights to Lo
210 Oly720man : I'd have thought that if they were looking for staff now they'd already have approval for the flights and there would be some info about start dates,
211 Pieinthesky : You're missing a number of things. After initially stating there are too many 757's crossing the pond, it was established that there are 2. Of those
212 Speedbird19 : I agree, Jet2.com, bmibaby and FR are just enough for MAN, too many LCC would "upset the balance of power" so to speak and it wouldn't look good in m
213 Mogget : As far as I am aware, Continental haven't flown a 777 to Manchester for at least a couple of years (not on a regular basis anyway), and the same can b
214 Oly720man : and AB and HLX... From Ringway reports, the last B777 of CO was in on 9th June last year (N78004), then it went to B762 on CO20/21, the same day as C
215 MainMAN : The load on today's flight was nil, because it was cancelled. I expect DL to do well, they did ok last time (in terms of load) With the exception of
216 Post contains links GayrugbyMAN : http://www.gbairways.com/baconnect/summary/ As expected. Another admission that MAN cannot support business class services to Europe. The slippery slo
217 MainMAN : It's reasonable to say that MAN can't support business class services to bucket and spade destinations, but not that it can't support them to proper
218 Pieinthesky : The offer of some of the fabulous I Class offers they have for CE flights ex-LGW wouldn't go amiss up this end. Handy for a tier points run.
219 GayrugbyMAN : Looking at the loads for the past two weeks on the Etihad services, it seems to have flatlined at around 70 passengers on average each way. A bit disa
220 David_itl : What may be of interest is that BA's MAN-JFK is now "operated by BA Connect" according to the last 3 sets of newspaper adverts I've seen. Looking at t
221 GayrugbyMAN : Can't see the BA MAN - JFK staying too much longer, let;s face it, it just doesn't fit in with BA's business model at MAN. Could AA be on the verge of
222 Concorde001 : That is odd - Amadeus and ba.com still say "Operated by British Airways".[Edited 2006-05-17 22:40:34]
223 Humberside : Aer Arann will move their new Angers flight to Nantes Also, how about a version 5 of this thread. Its getting a bit long now?
224 KangarooMAN : I seen the AZ261 went tech again on sunday i seen them towing it to remote and when i was leaving work there was a massive queue at the Swissport desk
225 BA757 : Can't say it surprises me. AZ appear to have had a lot of problems with the E70, one would have said teething problems at first, but they have had th
226 BA757 : I see from Ringwayreports that a NW DC10 diverted in from LGW. What was the reason for this diversion? Wish we saw more NW at MAN! Adam
227 Oly720man : low vis. There was a DL767 as well. (DL36)
228 GayrugbyMAN : Why did the BMI Chicago dep go tech yesterday?
229 GayrugbyMAN : Seems Biman Bangladesh are to now operate just once a week on a Sunday, Dhaka - Manchester - Heathrow and vice cersa on Sundays.
230 Concorde001 : Rumours on PPRUNE that bmi are to start LHR-CMB (Colombo, Sri Lanka). No British carrier is currently utilising rights to fly to CMB and UL have the w
231 Galleyhag : bmi are almost certain to start Colombo when the timetable changes in Oct. It will mean the Caribbean and Vegas routes going. Very sad if it happens.
232 GayrugbyMAN : Maybe UA will step in if the MAN LAS BD service goes?
233 Boysteve : Do UA currently operate any long haul flights from LAS? If not then it would be very much a stand alone operation which presumably costs more to oper
234 Donder10 : Yields from LAS are always pretty poor.
235 Mhodgson : Might be one for VS to take up; perhaps they could run some of their LGW flights via MAN?
236 Humberside : Do you mean US. They have a hub in LAS, although any MAN service would be their first long haul route from LAS and I doubt they have any spare aircra
237 Cornish : Forget it - not a hope of VS starting that one - they are too busy looking elsewhere. And UA certainly won't either. US is a long shot but the most l
238 Post contains links Humberside : A version 5 of this thread has been started Manchester UK News 5 (by DptMAN May 26 2006 in Civil Aviation)
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