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Is Manchester Under Rated  
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

Manchester Airport, being the third largest in the UK always amaze's me with the number of airlines which serve it.

PIA, Emirates, Egypt Air, Malaysian, Singapore, Cathay, Continental, Delta, AA, Turkish plus all the other charters.

P.s. Royal Jordanian, Syrian Air, Kuwait Airways and Egypt all operate Haj flights. Further adding to the list of operators.

By far, outcasting Gatwick in the number of airlines

Yet it is not publicised as much.

Do you think MAN is underated. What are the reasons to this ? Size, passenger no.s, location, not being a BAA airport, etc.


Regds


GF-A330



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User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Add to that list Air Canada, Aeroflot and numerous European airlines that serve MAN. Sadly El Al will be terminating service to MAN soon  Sad


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

Marco, Aeroflot no longer serve MAN.
Yes MAN, i think is under-rated.



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Not Aeroflot but on my way home on Monday i did see a Tu-154 flying over Stockport.

Many other airlines too, Transjet, Excel airways, KLM, KLM uk, Sabena, Air France, Virgin Sun, Monarch, JMC, Airtours, Brittania, Air 2000, Air Hongkong, BA, Virgin, US Airways, SAS, BM city to City, BMI, Finnair, BEA, Lufthansa, Air Atlanta Icelandic, Air Scandic, Futura, BA Commuter and more that i can't think of.

Also better spotting places then LGW!

EGGD


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

American and US Airways is on that list.

Speaking about Manchester, the Other Manchester (NH - MHT) is underrated, especially for being the fastest growing airport in the USA.

Jeff


User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

I definately think Manchester is under-rated. It has a huge volume of European traffic and is the second biggest airport in the UK outside of London. For example, look at the longhaul airlines flying to/from Manchester:

American Airlines
British Airways
Delta
Continental
Singapore Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Cathay Pacific
Virgin Atlantic
US Airways
PIA
BMI British Midland
Emirates
Air Mauritius
Air Canada

What i'm trying to point out is that there is clearly demand (or profitability) outside London, as the majority of these airlines operate daily services to MAN. So I hope to see many more airlines flying into Manchester in the near future.

DEM



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User currently offlineYossarian From Zambia, joined May 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

MAN is a little tight as far as parking goes for wide-bodied aircraft, in my humble opinion. The opening of the second runway is great though, and should increase capacity tremendously.

Spotting site are tremendous at MAN as well.


User currently offlineBigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

I'm pretty sure Royal jordanian does not serve Manchester for Haj passengers-if u got that from somewhere plz post the source
thanks


User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

Bigmo747,
Here's a source:

http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/content.nsf/SiteSearch/CB07D2ED2D381EEA802568F30056E134!OpenDocument



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User currently offlineBigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

Thank u Demoose
regards


User currently offlinePerthGloryfan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

Yes, in my view MAN is under-rated.
For tourists from countries with lousy exchange rates with sterling, like us poor Aussies, it gives a cheaper entry point into the UK than expensive London.
We planned our RTW trip last year specifically to avoid London until the last few days of our time in the UK.
We flew Delta from JFK to MAN and travelled overland to London (where we caught the Eurostar to Paris), but DL no longer operate there as I understand it.
The terminal itself seemed quite nice, newish, clean, easy to find your way around, etc, and good train service, but it was a bloody long way to the station, especially at 0730 after a 6.5 hr red-eye flight, but 11 hrs on the body clock. Fortunately we had an early check in arranged at the Jury's Inn at Deansgate so we able to grab some sleep for a couple of hours from 0900.
My daughter looks like returning to the Midlands in early 2002 and is likely to enter via MAN to avoid London - probably SQ/LH PER-SIN-FRA-MAN or something like that.
PGF


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

DL do not fly to MAN from JFK, but still have a DAILY 777 service to Atlanta.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

With reference to the various airlines which serve MAN, I'd like to add Uzbekistan Airways. Both Aeroflot and Tarom used to operate services from SVO and BUC respectively, but have since ceased to operate such flights. I've heard that SU are considering re-commencing the SVO-MAN schedule using the Yak 42. I do however think this routing would be better operated by the 734...


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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

I think MAN has terrific potential-the city itself is desperately trying to join the "global network of places/World Cities" economists keep banging on about, and it's cultural distinctiveness (in more areas than one, or so I am lead to beleive... Big grin ), is another card it can play to it's advantage.

Then you've got the Lake District, the Pennines etc.

I think it needs to be topped off with a direct, non-stop high-speed rail link with Birmingham & London ( & perhaps Edinburgh)-in addition to the air shuttles.

Rgds,
CP


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