EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 974 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.
Demoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 25 Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 958 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:
BMI British Midland
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.
PerthGloryfan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 895 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.
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19022 posts, RR: 53 Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 888 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...
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 881 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... ), 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.