GayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5177 times:
According to another aviation website, Oasis Hong Kong are holding slots for a 4x weekly HKG - MAN service (days1246) arriving MAN at 0910 and departing MAN at 1150. Effective from summer timetable introduction.
BlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3428 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4681 times:
Quoting Firipu (Reply 2): Perhaps the flight will make a stop somewhere in Europe before arriving in MAN? Maybe Berlin, Milan or Cologne?
The comment on the 'other' thread claims it will route via Dusseldorf, but given that DUS is not one of the cities shown on Oasis' map of proposed destinations, and I don't recall has ever been mentioned by them, I remain skeptical and suspect this news of being, perhaps, an enthusiast's wishful thinking.
I had always been led to believe that any MAN route would be paired with CGN.
Fingers crossed for an '08 launch!
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4091 times:
Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 10): So say this goes ahead, how many seats would be available from MAN? Would they have rights over the MAN DUS sector?
I'd be very surprised if they got MAN-DUS sales rights.
I am a little surprised though as I was always understood that CGN was their planned gateway airport in Germany - particularly given its high LCC feed. DUS is of course very slot constrained, but maybe they have secured something suitable.
It may well be CGN goes ahead as planned in its own right, while DUS and MAN get the shared service.
Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 10): am assuming Oasis really pack 'em in with a mainly all economy cabin? So, we are looking at 450-500 deats?
Not at all - they have a sizeable (older generation) business cabin on the LGW services which they price very aggressively. something like 80 biz and 275 economy if i recall correctly.
If they are deciding to do it, then MAN and Oasis should be a very good fit.
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
New passenger 744s are no longer built. The original Oasis machines are fairly old ex. Singapore/Air Atlanta aircraft but they are due to take the three newest All Nippon 744s (JA403/4/5A) which are actually quite new.
Oasis are a very good example of what I consider to be a perfect fit for Manchester. A good value business class product will go down a treat - no First class to try to sell, and more budget conscious travellers will be happy with a short stop at DUS in order to fly from their local airport and not have to change aircraft. This is a much better concept than the ultra low cost carriers (Air Asia X) offering a cramped, very basic product which won't appeal to the higher end of Manchester's market, whereas Oasis will.
Let's hope that the bottom falls out of the F-class market down south and we might get more of the cake!
Our first two 747-400s were maintained by Singapore Airlines. The other new aircraft, were maintained by All Nippon Airways, are amongst the youngest Boeing 747-400s in the world and are in perfect condition.
Rdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 907 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3593 times:
They have left it late to promote the service. I am already booking 2009 early Jan and certainly the peak Christmas stuff is becoming very full. Most seats are being sold on a nonrefundable ticket so clients will not be able to change. So please get it on sale soon.