Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2939 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1382 times:
Yup - Malaysia Airlines used to operate 3x week via Munich using the 777-2H6ER but the route became so popular (since Malaysians and Malaysian students make up one of the largest single foreign populations in the Manchester and Yorkshire regions) - the ol'faithful workhorse, the Boeing 747-4H6 has been brought in to fly nonstop.
As I mentioned in another posting - MAS plans to go daily as soon as it can and is pressing the UK govt. for Transatlantic rights for Newark or JFK from Manchester.
Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1376 times:
Note on the Air Mauritius service:
Change of aircraft/routing in October 2000 to A340-300 via Brussels.
Flights revert back to Non-Stop in April 2001 still with the A340-300, offering increased capacity over the B767.
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1344 times:
BA flies to JFK daily with a B767-300, they also used to fly to Islamabad but discontinued that service, however PIA flies to Manchester so you left that out. Also Emirates flies daily to Manchester with an A330.
Malaysia Airlines is seeking to increase its presence in Manchester due to an excellent load factor, the route has been very profitable. The route will soon increase to daily.
Other long-haul cargo services, aside from Cargolux are;
Air Hong Kong - B747-200F - Daily HKG-DXB-MAN-BRU-HKG
Dragonair - B747-200F - 2 Weekly HKG-DXB-MAN-AMS-HKG
AFX are expected to start service to JFK soon with 747F aircraft.
Sqmegatop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1271 times:
Re: Air Maldives
Air Maldives stopped operations June time (I think) to re-schedule the entire airline but up to now they haven't been bought by anyone or haven't finished amending the airline yet.
They originally were going to fly out of Gatwick and Manchester but I don't think they actually started flying out of Manchester at anytime as when they were due to commence operations they decided to re-jig the airline.