PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11615 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7542 times:
Advance bookings are 'good' - well I hope that's not just being polite for the marketing launch.
Quoting factsonly (Thread starter): And much like familiar Ryanair claims, the new route has created 140 new jobs at Kent's International Airport.
That's not actually what it says:
The East Kent economy has received a welcome jobs boost with the recruitment of 42 new members of staff at Manston Airport.
The recruits will ensure the smooth operation of the imminent KLM twice daily return flights from Manston to Schiphol, Amsterdam. The total of new employees is 14 more than the airport announced when the new service was launched in November, bringing the total number of staff at Manston to almost 140.
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
factsonly From Montserrat, joined Aug 2012, 817 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7389 times:
Forgot to mention that this brings Delta, Alitalia and Air France to Manston as well:
- dep. 09:15 AMS to Manston AZ 3750 Alitalia
- dep. 09:15 AMS to Manston AF 8288 Air France
- dep. 09:15 AMS to Manston DL 9407 Delta Air Lines
- dep. 09:15 AMS to Manston KL 1519 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
- dep. 20:50 AMS to Manston AZ 3754 Alitalia
- dep. 20:50 AMS to Manston KL 1523 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
- dep. 20:50 AMS to Manston AF 8290 Air France
- dep. 12:45 Manston to AMS KL 1520 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
- dep. 12:45 Manston to AMS AZ 3753 Alitalia
- dep. 12:45 Manston to AMS AF 8237 Air France
Though Delta.com doesn't recognise any airport called Manston.
Yep. The decline in unit cost (CASM) as sector length increases is a fundamental part of airline economics. On short sectors, CASM will always be higher from a lack of output (ASMs) over which to spread the costs and vice-versa on longer sectors (until payload has to be sacrificed). (Of course, trip, or sector, cost is the opposite.) Then again, RASM (revenue per available seat mile) is also distance-based, so appears higher on shorter sectors and vice-versa on longer sectors from the amount of output generated. Yield (effectively revenue per passenger per mile, so traffic, calculated as revenue / revenue passenger miles (RPMs), with RPMs calculated as sector distance x number of fare-paying passengers), is also distance-based and so ordinarily reduces as sector length increases.
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CaptCufflinks From UK - England, joined Dec 2012, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
Quoting RJA321 (Reply 21): The start of this route might be beneficial for some international University of Kent students who could connect via Amsterdam to fly back home rather than take a two hour train/cab ride to Heathrow.
Possibly - the University of Kent and the others around Canterbury do have a large foreign (mainly Asian) student base.
The trouble is that London isn't that far away (in terms of traveling time) owing to HS1. Heathrow and Gatwick are very easy to get to and there are very good connections To Stanstead and on to Luton as well.
I was amazed at how well 'the garden' is connected!