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MAN News 38  
User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 34059 times:
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Slightly surprised MAN news 37 not been locked and a new thread started!

Summary from 37;

U2 is adding 3 more destinations in winter and is allgedly looking at 10 units based by 2012.
speculation about AA/BA with DFW for the former and ORD for the latter.
EI anounced ORK is going 2 daily with RE ATR72s
LH says MUC passenger numbers show large increase
Passenger numbers in June down fractionally so July will hopefully see it in a growth position at long last.

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User currently offlineLisbonBearUK From Portugal, joined Jan 2010, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 34015 times:

...and don't forget the new long-haul route announcement due in August.....I've always wanted to go to Turkmenistan.  

User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 33908 times:
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Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
Slightly surprised MAN news 37 not been locked and a new thread started!

Has now... and due to the 237 replies I have neither the time nor the inclination to trawl through to find the answer to this question so I apologise in advance for asking it.

Emirates are bringing an A380 to Manchester in September, correct? Do we have a date/time as of yet?

Thank you.



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User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 33902 times:
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Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 2):
Emirates are bringing an A380 to Manchester in September, correct?

Daily from September 1st. EK17 arrives 1225 EK18 departs 1410. If it goes to a different schedule, it should be 1145 and 1330 respectively.


User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 33806 times:
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Quoting david_itl (Reply 3):
Daily from September 1st. EK17 arrives 1225 EK18 departs 1410. If it goes to a different schedule, it should be 1145 and 1330 respectively.

Beautiful. Thank you very much.



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User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 33744 times:

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
Passenger numbers in June down fractionally so July will hopefully see it in a growth position at long last.

I only see a tendency for a leveling off. Last time there was a growth year on year in June was back in 2006 (+1.0%), and that is four years ago!

Here are two graphs showing 12 months rolling passenger numbers for MAN and monthly changes to these 12 months rolling numbers.





User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 33617 times:

Edinburgh will soon be busier than MAN  


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User currently offlineLisbonBearUK From Portugal, joined Jan 2010, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 33542 times:

and probably BHX too within a few years.

User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 33523 times:
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MAN is rife for expansion. EDI is now in hock with the attendent problem of FR and the whims of their operations that will probably see them depart in a year or two unless EDI cut charges further. BHX has a problem known as LHR, no matter that no 3rd LHR runway will take place. Available runway and terminal capacity at MAN.

User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 33507 times:

EDI had only a total of 9 million passengers in 2009 and was the 41st largest European. MAN had a total of 18.7 million passengers and ended up on 17th place.
Since you talked about airports passing MAN gkirk, my home airport OSL passed MAN at the end of March and has now a lead of 509,676 passengers for the 12 months rolling passenger numbers at the end of June 2010. Six months earlier MAN had a leading over OSL with 559,367 passengers. There aren't any differences between volcanic ash closures at MAN and OSL as both lost around 350,000 passenger due to this. The single most significant difference is the largest operator at OSL; Norwegian Air Shuttle. Even after being hard hit by the ash in April 2010 with an 8.1% drop in passenger level compared with the same month in 2009, Norwegian Air Shuttle ended up with a growth of 20.4% the first six months in 2010 compared with the same months last year.


User currently offlineskord From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 31848 times:

Did i just see a TK 777 taking off? I know it wasnt on the scheduled IST flight as that departed about 20mins after? Anyone know anything...?

User currently offlinejamies80085 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 31775 times:

Quoting skord (Reply 10):

i think it took of for Chicago?



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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6689 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 31744 times:

Quoting jamies80085 (Reply 11):

Quoting skord (Reply 10):

i think it took of for Chicago?

Man Utd summer holiday.

http://menmedia.co.uk/sport/football...ted/s/1301454_united_jet_out_to_us



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User currently offlinemainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 31291 times:

I've been wondering recently which aircraft BE base in MAN. It's information I can't find. Does anybody know how many Q400s they have here? I'm under the impression that there's just the one based E195, and that it operates MAN-BHD-MAN-MXP-MAN-BHD-MAN. Is that right?

User currently offlinespud757 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 31208 times:

Quoting mainMAN (Reply 13):
I've been wondering recently which aircraft BE base in MAN. It's information I can't find. Does anybody know how many Q400s they have here? I'm under the impression that there's just the one based E195, and that it operates MAN-BHD-MAN-MXP-MAN-BHD-MAN. Is that right?

Seems the Q400 is the aircraft of choice for the types of routes they operate from MAN. BE don't fly to spain or croatia from MAN, routes which would need E195. Gues this is because MAN-spain is well covered by LS/WW/U2. Would like to see more of the E195 at MAN, it's a great aircraft plus would add a bit more variety to the many BE Q400 flights.


User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 31070 times:

The E195s are pretty highly utilised, hence further expansion of E195 routes from MAN would either be cutting routes elsewhere or buying more. Of the fleet of 14, I believe 4 are at BHX, 1 in EXT, maybe 4 at SOU, a few at LGW, 1 at MAN and maybe some others elsewhere; hence for MAN to get more they'd have to be redeployed or more procured.


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 31067 times:

Anyone know who had an emergency landing at 1335? MAN rail station was closed again for 10 minutes due to it.


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User currently offlinecainanuk From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 30987 times:

It was Jet2. Dont know exactly what the problem was but an educated guess would be something to do with the hydraulics...


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User currently offlinemainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 30620 times:

Quoting spud757 (Reply 14):
Would like to see more of the E195 at MAN, it's a great aircraft plus would add a bit more variety to the many BE Q400 flights.
Quoting EXTspotter (Reply 15):
Of the fleet of 14, I believe 4 are at BHX, 1 in EXT, maybe 4 at SOU, a few at LGW, 1 at MAN and maybe some others elsewhere; hence for MAN to get more they'd have to be redeployed or more procured.

Thanks for the info; 4 in BHX and only a lonely solitary one up here!!


User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 30616 times:

Quoting mainMAN (Reply 18):
Thanks for the info; 4 in BHX and only a lonely solitary one up here!!

The Q400s are perfect for MAN-Europe   

Rumours elsewhere suggest the first EK A380 may be delayed by a week?



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User currently offlinemainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 30565 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 19):
The Q400s are perfect for MAN-Europe

Is GLA - FRA via SOU operated by a Q400 or does BE send up a SOU-based E195 on its sometimes four, sometimes six weekly services?  


User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 21, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 30488 times:

There's a Transaero B747-200 (of the ex Virgin bunch) coming home to roost in Manchester on the 15th July landing at 1425L from DME. It's down to leave on the 18th July at lunchtime, 1200L, back to DME.


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User currently offlineEK-A380 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 30164 times:

gkirk where are the rumours about the first EK A380 service being delayed by a week coming from? Are you able to say anymore... I am looking at booking business class on the first flight as a special treat and could really do with knowing more.

Please help if you can. Thanks.


User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 30058 times:

Quoting EK-A380 (Reply 22):

On a dried plum website. As I say, it's only rumours, and the EK website currently showing 1st Sept as first flight still



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User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 29847 times:

Rumours from elsewhere of FlyBe possibly starting ABZ-MAN 3 x Daily with Q400s?


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25 Humberside : Been a huge whole in their route network. Wouldn't surprise me. Though didn't BE drop that when took over BACON, or had BACON already given it up?
26 MYT332 : Apparently they always get the slots every season but never take up the route. It'd be good though if they finally pulled their fingers out.
27 david_itl : It was the former. It would still leave AMS and MAD as other routes not started after that they said would be returning from the blurb they said abou
28 LisbonBearUK : Not forgetting VIE, BLQ, VCE, VRN, PSA and LDY...all of which were served at some stage by BACON.
29 extspotter : Yes, but where would all the aircraft to work these flights come from?
30 RyanairGuru : You can add ORK and SNN to that list! Actually they would make sense as routes. Maybe ORK is wrapped up with EI, but don't forget than SNN used to be
31 col : Just flew MAN-LHR-SIN (on SQ317)-KUL. I had a separate e-ticket on BMI MAN-LHR, then an SQ e-ticket LHR-KUL via SIN. When I checked in on BMI I asked
32 ThomasCook : Hello, I may be wrong but I think the reason they wouldn't check your bag through when on a separate ticket is because, should it go missing, bmi ass
33 david_itl : EI is operating daily to SNN using ATR72S
34 david_itl : Looks like 2 JP flights tomorrow. (That's Adria and not Jet Provosts!!) JP462 15:10 Ljubljana JP464 15:15 Ljubljana And here's the Atlasjet service: K
35 MANmatt : BD won't through check on seperate tickets due to what Thomas Cook explained.
36 skord : Goldtrail Tour Ops has gone bust (personally i have never heard of them, but they seem to specialise in Greece & Turkey) with approx 16000 people
37 david_itl : Have heard Onur Air and Turkuaz
38 danfearn77 : And What about saga? Do they use goldtrail?
39 david_itl : Possibly. MAN spokesman said 800 pax affected today and 800 tomorrow.
40 skord : Do they use Viking? I would assume that they are using smaller, more independant Charter airlines?
41 ThomasCook : Hey, Saga are the main charter carrier Goldtrail used ex MAN I believe. Regards ThomasCook[Edited 2010-07-17 11:41:56]
42 ThomasCook : Additionally, Qantas will be operating into Manchester on 15/08 as QF6022 from LHR continuing to BKK/SYD as QF0002. Aircraft is a B744. Regards Thomas
43 david_itl : That must be in place of the cancelled 25th May flight.
44 LisbonBearUK : So what happened to those WW routes we were promised? Nothing new in next year's summer timetable.
45 col : Thanks guys, that would explain it. SQ has a lot of confidence with me going via FRA, so accepted the transfer. BMI probably has no confidence via LH
46 cainanuk : As I understand it... Goldtrail was the Turquaz exclusively, approximately half the Saga's (althouth the Saga flights were actually chartered by Kiss,
47 Daleaholic : Onur Air too...
48 david_itl : Per MAN arrivals for tomorrow: OHY379 19:30 Bodrum Cancelled OHY4497 20:00 Bodrum Cancelled
49 danfearn77 : What's an AA 757 doing on remote? Has it gone tech or is it a divert?
50 skord : Looks like AA211 MAN-JFK was cancelled this morning... not sure why though.
51 jamies80085 : i'm interested to know how the flybe orders for the E175s will play out for MAN, what do people think about the introduction of this type here?
52 Post contains links david_itl : From Mike Rutter CCO of BE from this ABTN article "[The 175] is an 88-seat aircraft that has good range performance. It will allow us to [fly to] mor
53 jamies80085 : i'm hoping spanish routes from them, and is there a market for them to extend from MXP further into Italy?
54 MYT332 : Really? You don't mean the usual ALC, AGP, PMI and MJV tripe I hope? I'd be ok with Spain if we are talking about places like MAD, GRX, SVQ, VLC and
55 jamies80085 : don't worry, i don't mean the usual bucket and spade routes, i mean those places with more culture and better connections to do business.
56 david_itl : Just wondering about some of the former routes we had from foreign airlines - perhaps it may be more cost effiective for them to be operated by MAN ba
57 mainMAN : Concerns me that BE's mindset might be as an EXT/SOU based carrier, with LGW now added. MAN certainly was its 2nd biggest station until LGW expansion,
58 spud757 : agree. still suprises me that MAN doesn't have a direct service to Berlin. Regional jets/props used by BE would suit this route allowing for business
59 david_itl : Useless info of the day: CO's 15th anniversary of ops to MAN. Wonder what the next 15 years UACO will come up with? Would like them to retain both EWR
60 mainMAN : Useless maybe, but very interesting. I can't believe it's been 25 years since AA came to MAN! I remember it well, and it was incredible that before t
61 david_itl : Think BA's JFK route went Spring 83 (or perhaps even Wiinter 1982) - no specific date mentioned in a couple of books apart from their weekly YYZ which
62 col : Yes and only until recently SQ kept the 743combi with routes to MAN in the history section of Silverkris on board magazine. I flew on a combi when I
63 RyanairGuru : That it's CO's 15th anniversary is very interesting because I flew on CO21/20 for the first time (of many) in either late July or August 1995. Given I
64 col : The flight was actually maturing and increasing loads. Then they put that POS 757 on the route. If MAN-IAD was a flop, then moving the 332's down to
65 oly720man : Was it still morning by then? IIRC it had a tech problem en route (DXB?) and was a few hours late.
66 david_itl : Think it was midday. My memory may be quite good, but not sufficently developed to have retained that info! Other useless fact about SQ is that Fligh
67 Post contains links and images Daleaholic : Mint airways making a few appearances as of late, today EC-LBC did the TCX154K flight MAN-FAO. View Large View MediumPhoto © Fabio Ferioli - Spot IT
68 david_itl : Looks in mint condition (pardon the pun!). Any reason why JP is again sending 2 CRJs today and not an A319?
69 LisbonBearUK : Is there a Virgin Clubhouse at MAN?
70 Post contains links and images cainanuk : Whilst it (the Mint aircraft) may 'look' good, can I remind you not to get too far ahead of yourself... View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank Robitaill
71 gkirk : Anything interesting due in at MAN next sunday (1st August)? May pop down for the day for a couple of beers at the olde Airport Pub if anyone fancies
72 Daleaholic : Nope!
73 david_itl : Happy birthday MAN - officially 72 years old today. Can't believe it's really 22 years ago since we had the Dutch Dakota Association operate a special
74 Post contains images gkirk : MAN is only 72? Pff
75 david_itl : It we want to go to the Hough End days, it can be traced back to 1918! If we want to stretch imagintion and put MAN into Wythenshawe (can't see any re
76 CYatUK : 27th July 2010 CY is sending an A330 to MAN to cover yesterday's flight which was cancelled due to the ATC strike in Greece.
77 danfearn77 : Seems the first EK A380 flight is still on for the 1st sept. Just heard an advert on a local radio station plugging the A380, the new lounge and onboa
78 BlueShamu330s : 5B-DBT on her way, due 1308.
79 harleyf150 : It seems as though Manchester Airport's Car Park business is booming, as from 17:00 today part of the apron has been cordoned of to make way for an ad
80 GT4EZY : Is it because Airparks at Handforth Dean closed suddenly?
81 Post contains links david_itl : MAG profits are £56.1m or down 28%. Difficulties of using the last financial year to report pax and cargo throughput - pax down 12% and cargo down 5%
82 mainMAN : Possibly, but when I pre-paid to use Jetparks recently (which I think is a MAG facility) it was over-booked and I was redirected to the proper T2 lon
83 Daleaholic : On Tuesday they were directing the public to park in Staff West!!! I'm pretty sure they lost a few spaces when they changed the layout of staff west a
84 Post contains links mainMAN : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdLQhHgA0F0&feature=related At 3 mins 40 there's some footage of an EI at MAN, and of the departure screen. I've be
85 harleyf150 : Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 currently en route to Manchester as VS9910 from Washington,scheduled to arrive around 13:25,actual aircraft is G-VFOX.
86 david_itl : it's bringing Man City back from thier tour of the US and will be departing to Manila for maintenance.
87 groobster : You'd have thought they'd have used Etihad considering who is their shirt sponsor
88 Jetset7E7 : All EY a/c are utilised, VS had a spare one that was due for maintenance to MNL, so why not make a bit of money and head out to IAD to pick up Man Ci
89 tapman : I am sure I saw a Lufthansa MD-11 on approach to MAN yesterday evening. Is this a regular occurrence or just a one off. If so does anybody know why sh
90 danfearn77 : It's a regular thing Tapman. I'm sure it's thurs and Sundays though can't be sure
91 rutankrd : LH8165 JFK dep 0710 MAN arr 1900 Day 4 M1F period 10JUN10 to 28OCT10 LH8165 MAN dep 2030 FRA arr 2315 Day 4 M1F period 10JUN10 to 28OCT10 LH8211 DFW d
92 Daleaholic : Qatar to be using a 777 on every flight soon...
93 david_itl : Nice visitor for tomorrow: QI1851 coming in from Pamplona at 1110 bringing in Osasuna to play Bolton at the Reebok. Should be leaving after 2230 QI be
94 GT4EZY : Is MAN expecting an emergency? My Dads just rang to say an a/c is holding over Barnsley with what looks to be 2 of the gear down. Just been on flight
95 skord : Yes, a Jet2 diverted in. Looks like it was indeed the LBA-TFS.
96 Jetset7E7 : Anyone know why this afternoon's VS073 departed just before 2200 this evening? When its STD is 1345!! Not been in work so can't find out. Mark
97 GT4EZY : Not sure Mark but an ex colleague was part of it's crew. It was a planned delay anyway as the crew were delayed at home.
98 david_itl : Lifted from the MAN timetables: 07:15(T2) 10:25 OK 647 CSA PRG 03/11/2010 - 04/08/2011 Interesting! Thought they were pulling out? and a some more- ho
99 Post contains links david_itl : Ian Allan is advertising a charter flight to commemorate the last BA 757 flight on 6th November.
100 BA174 : 225 quid is heavy for a retirement flight! I expect the flight will be full of long serving/retired BA staff connected to the 757 after all they have
101 BluemoonUK : Is the Qatar C17 still in on the 10th,out the following day? Bluemoon
102 tapman : a while ago it was mentioned that the A380 was due in for a test flight this coming weekend. The 14th I think was said. Is this still the case? If so
103 BluemoonUK : id heard 13/14/15 th ,but now theres nothing i believe,EK and MAN confident of no problems,eeeeek !!!! Bluemoon
104 danfearn77 : Is the pier even complete yet!? Good old MAN, a few weeks to go and....
105 harleyf150 : The C-17 Globemaster is due in today at 15:15 and will park on stand 83. The departure time for tomorrow (11th August) is 11:00am, destination Bangor
106 Daleaholic : A380 airbridges due to arrive and be installed next week. Seems like there won't be a test flight...
107 LisbonBearUK : I've heard a rumour that AF could be bringing their A380 into MAN a few times in the autumn, same way as they operate it into LHR at the momrnt. Anyon
108 Daleaholic : Doubt it. AF are based in T2 and they seem pretty settled there with KLM by their side.
109 BluemoonUK : Qantas due in sunday evening,same group that cancelled in May. Bluemoon
110 LisbonBearUK : What's that got to do with a few ad-hocs?
111 Post contains links mainMAN : Interesting times ahead, and by all accounts BA not invited to the party. http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereven...ster_to_ease_airports_strike_chaos
112 flyhi : Looks like a Privilege B752 (EC-ISY) heading into MAN from FAO for Monarch. The FAO was originally due in at 1415. Now on finals.
113 david_itl : What's not online in the Evening News is the A380 arrival on 1st September. They're expecting around 15,000 people to visit the RVP and they've made t
114 ferengi80 : I hope the guys in the hut will be wearing face masks, coz that is daylight robbery!!
115 Post contains links and images Daleaholic : Surprised there's not been any mention about the Pullmantur 744 which operated a flight for TCX yesterday out to SSH. EC-LGL... Looked strange having
116 david_itl : QF running late - expected at 1910 off MAN arrivals. Think it might be a 1st visit as it should be VH-OEH.
117 rutankrd : VH-OEH a 744-438ER just started LHR as QF6022
118 rutankrd : QF6022 airborne just passed over Pinner
119 skord : Its currently parked on remote stand 84 and due to position out to MAD at 2100hrs. QF now confirmed in at 1920hrs!
120 david_itl : It's on approach frequency (1st time had my scanner on for 5 months!!)
121 rutankrd : David have been plotting the speedy progress up north after passing over head my home in Pinner . It just gone over head Congleton. The good old Manc
122 david_itl : Little bit of holding for previous arrivals was down to a birdstrike. If we'd been on the 23s, I'd have been at MAN but as I've only got an average di
123 Post contains images skord : Is that why the SK & TOM did an overshoot? Who did the birdstrike involve? Most annoying though... i missed the arrival of QF and i thought "oh w
124 david_itl : Missed who was involved, but thought it strange seeing an A320 being quite low overflying Chorlton and not accelerating!
125 Ant72LBA : Snap! Did get a brief glimpse of the Lufthansa MD11 by way of compensation though.
126 Post contains images Daleaholic : I honestly can't understand why everybody is so eager to see the A380 first... Are people forgetting it's going to be DAILY? It will be in every singl
127 david_itl : The July provisional stats are out but not really looked at them. I'll just pick out the QR, EY and EK figures. QR = 15891 pax, up 11% on July 2010. E
128 david_itl : Course the comparision is with July 2009 and not 2010. Tripoli saw 37% to 3215 passengers and for those who may have seen the BA/LGW thead and the U2
129 Post contains images flybehubby : Anybody in the know with regards to Thomson Airways? Just wanted to know what aircraft is due to operate my flight tomorrow. I think its a 763. Wed, 1
130 ferengi80 : Couldn't agree more with you, Daleaholic! I've seen it plenty of times stood in Myrtle Ave at the end of 27R at LHR. And it cost be nothing more than
131 Post contains images destinations : It is a B76W, enjoy
132 skord : Kiss Flights now gone into Administration according to the BBC News. Arent they the major Charterer for Viking?
133 destinations : I believe so yes, mostly Viking anyway so no more viking flights now then?
134 Post contains images skord : On Viking home page they have made a statement of the immediate grounding of 3 aircraft and job losses, mainly in the UK. Very tough times ahead for t
135 destinations : I can see Thomas Cook and TUI rubbing their hands in glee at this news, pushing more people into mainstream operators rather than DIY or small compan
136 flybehubby : Sat on Thomson 763 waiting to go. Cabin crew are taking about an airport vehicle hitting a 737 classic next to us. Any info?
137 BlueShamu330s : You must be on the 2334 to LCA. The only classic near you will be the company 2346 to SZG. Rgds.
138 Post contains links david_itl : MAN certified as A380 ready "MANCHESTER Airport has been officially certified as 'A380 ready' ahead of the arrival of the maiden flight from Dubai nex
139 Daleaholic : Emergency slide deployed on the R2 door on GTHOL... Not sure on circumstances at the moment...
140 danfearn77 : Dam. Was someone smokin the good stuff? Someone is going to be in a spot of trouble!
141 col : Probably just the flight attendant knocking off for the day. Thompson have same procedure as JetBlue?
142 skord : Apparently a Flybe made a full emergency landing this afternoon with a full evacuation on the runway (only heard this 3rd hand though) and caused a fe
143 danfearn77 : I believe there was smoke in the cockpit.
144 GT4EZY : Unless it was intentional, they won't be in trouble. Most airlines operate a "no blame" culture in order to improve safety.
145 david_itl : Very sad anniversary tomorrow - it's 25 years since British Airtours 737 G-BGJL had an engine explosion and fire spreading to the cabin leading to the
146 GT4EZY : Sad milestone indeed. I think your last comment spoiled the first though, especially as there was no need for it. Curiosity gets us all at some point
147 Ant72LBA : AN-124 just arrived if anyone is interested.
148 skord : There is a 777 operating MAN-LGW right now BA2911!! G-YMMB. Does anyone know why?
149 david_itl : The following are showing on MAN arrivals for tomorrow: PVS757 2320 Miami due Wednesday 25.08.10 0800 KRP1820 11:00 Timisoara Scheduled 11:00 (Carpart
150 Daleaholic : The 757 is a delivery flight...
151 ferengi80 : I was travelling to work at around 1115 this morning, and noticed a large aircraft heading in to MAN. I was on the M6 soutbound, and was just passing
152 oly720man : CX1, B-HOU was in today and the scheduled arrival time was around 11.30am according to flightstats.
153 david_itl : Jet2 busy expanding for summer 2011: Brive in France twice a week, weekly to Larnaca and 2 weekly to Paphos. Frequency increases to Nice (from 5 a wee
154 rutankrd : Refer above -undisputed by the likes on Cornish and Skipness1E and others on a certain fruit site as you know very well. This also killed the Los Ang
155 MAN2SIN2BKK : Oh did you get a slap on the wrist for upsetting the London Airways fans too then?
156 col : I tell you what I don't get. How can people want BA back in the regions? There are so many negatives. MAN wants to grow with the US based carriers. Th
157 MAN2SIN2BKK : Well Col, considering the outstanding value I have just got on a QR BKK-DOH-MAN-DOH-BKK trip for November, less that €2000 in business class WW need
158 skipness1E : Col Malaysia's twice weekly service to MAN stopped as it lost money. The twice daily service to LHR loses money as well. You advocate Malaysia introdu
159 Post contains images cornish : The problem is MH and SQ will never make these services work while they are up against EK, EY, and QR. They simply can't compete with the operating m
160 Candid76 : I remain of the opinion that the best chance MAN has of new long haul services that do compete with the middle east carriers is if the new generation
161 skipness1E : Think of it like this. There is an organisation within BA that was spending many millions on getting premium products right, lounges right, innovativ
162 skipness1E : National flag carrier with lots of political interference. It's pretty common. I disagree that ULH wide bodies are anything more than niche. I need t
163 Candid76 : Fair enough, but if all these far east airlines can operate multiple 747s/A380s daily non-stop from LHR then there must be plenty of customers who wo
164 cornish : I hope the 787 can do that - but of course we all wait to see whether its performance in a real world environment can do that. fingers crossed. Probl
165 Humberside : It's PMI that gains the extra Saturday service. Malaga does go from 5 to 7 flights a week next summer, but that has been in the timetable for a cooup
166 david_itl : VS is back to 2 weekly to BGI from November 2011.
167 danfearn77 : EY's loads seem to be getting better and better. Nearly 400 on today's flight. Is it definately going back to a 330 for the winter?
168 david_itl : The plan is for A330s to be used during the Hadj operation but to resume 777s from the back end of November. Then next March it appears that we will b
169 RyanairGuru : Unfortunately for MAN the problem with attracting new long-haul passengers is that traditionally there isn't the premium traffic to support it, at lea
170 BluemoonUK : BA bought shares in Qantas and decided to shuttle passengers down to heathrow,an early example of codesharing as the QF flight number was retained bu
171 gkirk : Just been looking at the EY website, it still shows just a single daily 77W?
172 david_itl : Just some hints coming to the fore from someone whose crystal ball appears to be in good working order.
173 gkirk : Ah cool, I'm right in thinking that an A346 has never been scheduled into MAN? I know VS have operated a few charters with the 346, but never on a sc
174 david_itl : Correct. And with Gate 12 having markings down for 777, A380 and A346 it makes you wonder.
175 RyanairGuru : I understand that, but BA never had a controlling interest and if the QF board had seen money in MAN they could have easily overruled BA. The fact is
176 david_itl : but offering a 2-stop strategy against 1 stop offering via competitors handicaps QF. All I have seen alleged is that EK's F prices at MAN are twice t
177 col : My comment on MH is very much tongue in cheek. I am now based in KL, so wanted a direct link to MAN to suit me. On SQ, they have become a frustration
178 david_itl : Actually, that's not quite right as A6-EHF operated on EY15 on 9th March. So there's at least 1 occasion when there's been one scheduled!
179 Jetset7E7 : Think it was 6th March. A6-EHE operated EY15/16 on 9th Nov last year too We've had the -500 series operate the EY21/22 a few occasions as well Mark
180 Post contains images woady : Hi all, Does anyone know which MD-11 was in the area this evening? Thanks in advance
181 david_itl : probably the LH Cargo service
182 Post contains images woady : Thanks Was out doing deliveries when I saw it flying over head.
183 ferengi80 : How are they going to manage boarding the flights on the A380? Do they have a double air bridge, one for the main deck and one for the top deck as th
184 Post contains images Daleaholic : Yes, gate 12 has two airbridges When not in use by the A380, stand 12 can hold 2 aircraft. Think it was a 757+737 simultaneously both with airbridges
185 david_itl : couple of emergencies today: BEE9CK G-FLBB at 1114 WOA9826 N278WA at 1552 The latter having had a posse of fire tenders chasing after it down 23R.
186 rutankrd : Are there any images yet of the new stand 12 arrangement anywhere to see ?
187 Daleaholic : I've not seen any pictures anywhere... it will be difficult to get a good perspective of the entire stand layout from anywhere other than the tower..
188 rutankrd : Can't believe someone with airside pass hasn't got a sneaky picie Anyone would think the project had a Government D notice !
189 Post contains links and images david_itl : This was taken: more photos are in message 70
190 ferengi80 : Does anyone know what runway is likely to be in operation tomorrow? I know on Monday when I went to my Mum's, they were using the 05s. Mum can see the
191 david_itl : I imagine the 05s will be in use but if the wind is light, don't be surprised if the 23s get in to play like they did from 3pm yesterday!
192 BluemoonUK : 23's in use now and slight wind change in the morning but very light and variable,its a nightmare !! Bluemoon
193 Post contains links david_itl : Granada Reports feature Three things out of that report: Largest unsatisfied demand...... having to turn passengers away...... also needed first class
194 Post contains images gkirk : I should arrive at around 1220ish, before heading to the pub. Feel free to buy us a pint if yer around
195 david_itl : Runway in use at the moment (0735): 23L/R
196 harleyf150 : Does anybody know the routing of the A380 flight today,will it be coming in via Dayne or Rosun
197 bochora : Currently over Hungary FL380 at 500 knots, following A6-EDK to Heathrow and A6-ECZ to Glasgow. Estimated in at 1226
198 LN-KGL : Since you didn't mention the registration for UAE17 bochara, it's A6-EDL. She's now passing over Brno, Czech Republic still on FL380 doing 485kt.
199 Post contains links and images oly720man : Well, the beast has arrived, to very large crowds on the surrounding roads. One woman I overheard was disappointed because she expected it to be bigge
200 ferengi80 : Bejezus, what was she expecting? Even the AN-225 isn't that much bigger! Maybe she was expecting the Starship Enterprise???
201 spud757 : great to see this big whale jet finally here at MAN... BHX may have got the first UK regional arrival/departure of an A380 scheduled service but that
202 mhodgson : I'd have been a bit annoyed if I was in the AVP as the Cathay Cargo 74F got a little bit in the way of the landing! Managed to get a decent view from
203 Post contains links oly720man : Certainly busy in the viewing area http://www.flickr.com/photos/blueskyxiii/4948456866/in/photostream/ Nice pic of the traditional water spray welcom
204 tapman : Managed to time my return flight from Rome perfectly so that I landed whilst the A380 was in. She looked great on gate 12, couldn't believe the crowds
205 jamies80085 : wasnt too bad for me tbh, managed to get a clean shot as i was at the far end of the park. some people were a bit baffled when they saw a four engine
206 david_itl : Nice comment by Sir Maurice Flanagan: "Our two flights a day from Manchester are more profitable than Gatwick which has three flights a day."
207 Post contains images jamies80085 : with a comment like that, how long until EK19/20 gets upgraded to A380 service?
208 GT4EZY : Up on Werneth Low (just above Hyde) the CX 74F did look like the 380 head on. A fair few spotters up there aswell surprisingly. I'd rather the evenin
209 david_itl : It's odds on that we'll have EK21/22 on the boards by May next year, if only for the cargo throughput. Another comment from Sir Maurice is that the A3
210 Post contains links and images BMIFlyer : I was on the mound across from the pub
211 jamies80085 : i can certainly see why, if i had no scanner with me and didnt know the CX was enroute before the EK i would have mistook it myself. what type would
212 david_itl : I believe it's to be an A330 arriving 0625 departing 0925. Part of the reasoning is that there's a drop in cargo capacity that needs to be picked up.
213 jamies80085 : thanks for the information, greatly appreciated, the additional flight will add some more variety to MAN from emirates, particularly at a time when A
214 Post contains images gkirk : Twas a good day, disappointing that due to taxiway closures it made an intersection departure, but none the less, impressive to take off from 2500m of
215 Post contains images BlueShamu330s : RWY23R, JA intersection departure: TORA: 2567m TODA: 2870m ....and it's downhill most of the way Rgds
216 Post contains images skord : Todays EK A380 coming in from DXB is showing a pax load of 503 (WOW!) but im a little confused... according to SeatGuru the max capacity is only 489 (
217 danfearn77 : Beat me to it. I was impressd when I learnt of the figure! EK19/20 comes in regularly at loads of 410+ so an upgrade should be on the cards as David
218 Post contains images skord : Blimey.... get me being on the ball for once!!
219 Post contains images danfearn77 : Haha! Makes a change As I mentioned other day EY are doing really well now. They have over 390 pax on today's flight. Got to be one of the success st
220 rutankrd : An early morning departure that arrives in Dubai between 6.30 and 7.30 evening local time has onward connections over the next two hours to few local
221 ferengi80 : GT4EZY, I couldn't agree with you more! I thought it was the A380 arriving earlier than expected!!
222 david_itl : There's 2 versions of EK A380s at the moment. One that seats 489 per Seat Guru and then there's the 517 seat version of which there must now be 5 in
223 groobster : The A380 on the MAN route doesn't have the crew rest, therefore more seats.
224 danfearn77 : Thanks Dave. So coming in with a load of 503 today is very impressive!
225 skord : Cool!! I had no idea they had 2 versions!! Thaks for that! Where can a seating plan be viewed seeing as as SeatGuru dont have on of the "high-density
226 oly720man : Does this mean MAN won't see the whole set then?
227 david_itl : The config for the 517 seater is 14F 76J 427Y Looks like it, unless we get diversions (two scenarios - LHR closed, JFK/YYZ en-route emergency). So far
228 Post contains links david_itl : Time for a new thread: MAN news 39
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