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MAN News 48  
User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7370 posts, RR: 14
Posted (1 year 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10553 times:
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New thread after the closure of MAN news 47.

QF CEO Alan Joyce quote
"Manchester and London Gatwick are our best performing destinations outside of London Heathrow. "

wonder what the medium-to-long term indications are for a "proper" QF associated airline to start operating to MAN. Perhaps they might be regretting "encouragement" they received a few years ago from another airline to give up our route.

Jet2 is going to be running a couple of Christmas shopping charters to New York ex-MAN for the 1st time this year.

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User currently offlinegfjdb From UK - England, joined Apr 2012, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10257 times:
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Cathay Pacific Cargo are also starting a new service on the 3rd April using their B748 aircraft. It will operate as CX4068, arrives 06:15 and departs at 08:50

[Edited 2013-02-21 08:04:12]

User currently offlineBoysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 937 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9999 times:

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
wonder what the medium-to-long term indications are for a "proper" QF associated airline to start operating to MAN.

Err well surely from March 31st EK will be the said 'QF associated airline'. Unless you are thinking JetStar might make an appearance in which case good luck with your wait!


User currently offlinemainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 9700 times:

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
wonder what the medium-to-long term indications are for a "proper" QF associated airline to start operating to MAN.

Pretty much zero, in my opinion. The only chance of that is if they decided on a fleet of (either QF or Jetstar) Dubai-based 787s to fly European legs, for themselves and on behalf of EK........AMS, CDG, FCO etc, and I can't really see the point in that, other than increased market visibility.

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
Perhaps they might be regretting "encouragement" they received a few years ago from another airline to give up our route.

Possibly. It would be interesting to know how their new arrangement with EK affects transfers and yields on LHR services, especially as Southern/Midland passengers now also have LGW and BHX at their disposal.


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 9657 times:

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
"Manchester and London Gatwick are our best performing destinations outside of London Heathrow. "

Our as in Emirates not QANTAS.

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
wonder what the medium-to-long term indications are for a "proper" QF associated airline to start operating to MAN.

You need to understand that this is exactly what Emirates now are.


User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7370 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months ago) and read 9381 times:
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easyJet boosting MAN-CPH with an extra Monday service from 22nd April with an extra Friday service starting 10th May

User currently offlineseemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8983 times:

Did anyone catch the registration of EK21 today (25/2)? I didn't manage to see it! Also was that an AH I saw?


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User currently offlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8861 times:

Quoting seemyseems (Reply 6):

Did anyone catch the registration of EK21 today (25/2)?

According to FlightRadar24 it is A6-EBT.


User currently offlinespiplane From UK - England, joined Jan 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8722 times:
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Quoting gfjdb (Reply 1):
Cathay Pacific Cargo are also starting a new service on the 3rd April using their B748 aircraft. It will operate as CX4068, arrives 06:15 and departs at 08:50

Am I to understand this is a daily flight? Is it direct from Hong Kong?



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User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7370 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8235 times:
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THe flight routes to/from FRA. It's going to be one of the upto 4 weekly service.



STN is now officially part of the Manchester Airport Group as the deal was concluded today.

Loosely MAN related, EK is now sponsoring Lancashire CC with ground naming rights.


LH is cancelling MAN-TXL from the start of the summer season; their UK general manager Christian Schindler" We weren't disappointed with the passenger numbers at all, but the yields were a bit soft because there was so much leisure traffic on the route." But pax numbers on LH were up 7% to nearly 750,000. Business Desk story


User currently offlineMAN2SIN2BKK From Thailand, joined Feb 2009, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8029 times:

Quoting david_itl (Reply 9):
LH is cancelling MAN-TXL from the start of the summer season; their UK general manager Christian Schindler" We weren't disappointed with the passenger numbers at all, but the yields were a bit soft because there was so much leisure traffic on the route." But pax numbers on LH were up 7% to nearly 750,000.

Shame about that, sounds like the right time for Easyjet to increase their schedule


User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7370 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7995 times:
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VS is going 4 daily on it's LHR run and not 3 daily. Service to be branded "Little Red".

Manchester Evening News story

timings now:

------ d 0650
a 1030 d 1110
a 1400 d 1455
a 1815 d 1855
a 2145



[Edited 2013-02-28 23:00:32]

User currently offlinespiplane From UK - England, joined Jan 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7784 times:
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Saw an all white Metro II today at Manchester, registered EC-JIP. A quick scan suggests this plane is either owned by Via Tauro or Euro Continental Air. Can anyone provide the answer and some more detial of the airline (fleet etc.)?


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User currently offlinetomkell92 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2012, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7661 times:

EC-JIP is indeed owned by Euro Continental Air. More details can be found here:

http://www.airframes.org/reg/ecjip



Tom Kellock
User currently offlineBoysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 937 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7307 times:

Were MAN's runways shut for 30 minutes at lunchtime today? I ask because at 11:30 EK17 was decending nicely over the peak district but it didn't actually land until 12:25, a much longer delay then a simple go around.

User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7370 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7269 times:
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It was them that closed the runway! Steering problem so had to be towed to stand, caused a handful of divs.

User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2291 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7219 times:

Quoting Boysteve (Reply 14):
Quoting david_itl (Reply 15):

Correct, the A380 caused the runway closer. Was at the viewing park when it happened, everything seemed normal at touchdown. We only realised that there was a problem when they didnt taxi off the runway, some had thought it went off the end! I have pics of it being towed to the gate.



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User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7370 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7136 times:
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Noted on the MAD departure website for tomorrow

21:30 IBE2810 MANCHESTER (MAN) IBERIA 4


23:00 arrival here? This was meant to arrive on Monday!


User currently offlineMattuk From UK - England, joined Sep 2010, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6283 times:

Does anyone know anything about the MON888 showing on the Manchester Airport departures page as an outbound to SYD at 2300?

Is this a charter of some description?

[Edited 2013-03-12 15:08:26]

User currently offlineflyhi From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6113 times:

Quoting Mattuk (Reply 18):
Does anyone know anything about the MON888 showing on the Manchester Airport departures page as an outbound to SYD at 2300?

That's not the first time that has been on there. No idea why it's there but I can tell you the flight doesn't exist.


User currently offlineairlineimages From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6091 times:
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I think it may exist. A friend of mine at SYD told me last week there was a Monarch 757.
Not sure if it is connected


User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2292 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5720 times:

Dont they do some round the world private charter tour every year? Though surprised theres no intermediate stop.

User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5546 times:

A MON 757 left SYD as MON9934 on 5th March but went to AKL as part of the RTW trip. Not connected to this though as it's still not back.


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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2894 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5527 times:

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 22):

A MON 757 left SYD as MON9934 on 5th March but went to AKL as part of the RTW trip. Not connected to this though as it's still not back.

By chance, I heard MON9233, G-MONK, get airborne from Praia in the Cape Verde Islands this morning. Only TOM fly to Cape Verde from the UK, so it wasn't a regular IT holiday rotation. He dropped into Faro.

Perhaps that was it on the way home?

Rgds



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User currently offlineflyhi From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5362 times:

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 22):
Dont they do some round the world private charter tour every year? Though surprised theres no intermediate stop

As LHRjc pointed out, this was not connected but part of the Captain's Choice Equatorial Explorer private jet tour

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 23):
By chance, I heard MON9233, G-MONK, get airborne from Praia in the Cape Verde Islands this morning. Only TOM fly to Cape Verde from the UK, so it wasn't a regular IT holiday rotation. He dropped into Faro.

This was an ad-hoc IT flight for Kristina Cruises, a Finnish cruise company, and operated the following:

LGW/FAO (positioning)
FAO/RAI
RAI/FAO/HEL
HEL/LGW (positioning)


User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2894 posts, RR: 25
Reply 25, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5355 times:

Well, you learn something every day !

Thanks

Rgds



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User currently offlineMattuk From UK - England, joined Sep 2010, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4828 times:

Ground incident on Saturday affecting the EZY1911 MAN-PMI

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....ight-majorca-delayed-after-1753941


User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7370 posts, RR: 14
Reply 27, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4514 times:
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Revisionist history of passenger numbers in the Evening News today

"Number of Manchester Airport passengers hits all-time high"

"The number of passengers handled by Manchester Airport soared by nearly 850,000 last year - the highest rise of any UK gateway.

Latest figures reveal more than 19.7 million people jetted in and out of Manchester during 2012, an increase of 4.5 per cent."

Well of course it would be, if we ignore these years:

2004 MANCHESTER 20,969,335
2005 MANCHESTER 22,083,008
2006 MANCHESTER 22,123,762
2007 MANCHESTER 21,891,723
2008 MANCHESTER 21,062,749


User currently offlineMattuk From UK - England, joined Sep 2010, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4254 times:

Interesting article with the UK & Ireland manager for Thai Airways in which he refers to a possible service to MAN?

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-...umbo-to-london-20130320-2gfc7.html


User currently offlineMAN2SIN2BKK From Thailand, joined Feb 2009, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 29, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4153 times:

Quoting Mattuk (Reply 28):
Interesting article with the UK & Ireland manager for Thai Airways in which he refers to a possible service to MAN?

25 years ago (1988) down at the old car park on the brickworks we heard the rumour that TG were coming into MAN that November twice a week extending the DC10 service from Stockholm. About 6 years back there was a TG press release stating that they intended to serve Manchester within 3 years.

I live in Bangkok and would love to see the MAN service become a reality but........................


User currently offlinelisbonbearuk From Portugal, joined Jan 2010, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 30, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3786 times:

Quoting david_itl (Reply 27):

Are there any comparabile figures for LPL or LBA, to see if there has been displacement?


User currently offlinespiplane From UK - England, joined Jan 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3614 times:
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Some interesting planes at MAN today:



Any specific reason either one was here?

Cheers, Paul



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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 32, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

Quoting spiplane (Reply 31):
Any specific reason either one was here?

Jettime seem to have been covering for some of the SK539/40/41/42 flights recently.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/OYJTD
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/OYJTB

The Enter Air has been operating winter flights to the likes of Lapland.



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