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MAN News 50.. SV Restarting Ops  
User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Posted (11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 42842 times:
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You read right. SV have stated that in this article

"We have new destinations like Toronto and Los Angeles and we will operate to Manchester in Britain next year."

otherwise not a lot happening with steady rise in passenger numbers, and the airport's formal respose to the Davis Commission includes plan for a "proper" taxiway for 23R/05L, going from 99 stands to 145 stands and more than doubling passengers to 55 million passengers per year.

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User currently offlinelisbonbearuk From Portugal, joined Jan 2010, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 42498 times:

There's been no EZY expansion recently...have they got nowhere else to go from MAN?

User currently offlineLuftyMatt From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 42449 times:

Good news about SV. I wonder if it'll be with the A330? Possibly an aircraft better suited to the MAN route.

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User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 42435 times:
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I believe U2 are at the expected level of based aircraft they envisaged 3 years ago. Still plenty of scope for expansion which may well be allied to T3 being expanded.

User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6685 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 42414 times:

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):


Sections 5.26 to 5.29 on p54 in this document cover the new taxiway, apron (rip AVP) and terminal expansion plans.


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User currently offlineMattuk From UK - England, joined Sep 2010, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 42013 times:


Interesting article about TCX planning to use MAN as a hub from summer 2014.

User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 41986 times:
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MAN has also set a very ambitious target of 25 million passengers in 3 years

They state they'll be disappointed if there's no China link announced in the next 9 to 12 months.

User currently offlinebehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4748 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 41586 times:

SV would be better off operating JED-MAN-YYZ 3 weekly rather than JED-YYZ nonstop 3 weekly which would be very difficult for them to fill up even in peak season !

User currently offlinesk736 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 41051 times:
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Quoting oly720man (Reply 4):
Sections 5.26 to 5.29 on p54 in this document cover the new taxiway, apron (rip AVP) and terminal expansion plans.

It will be s shame if the AVP goes, but MAN will rightly use the land for whatever will make it the most money.

User currently offlineBoeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 40795 times:

Quoting sk736 (Reply 8):
It will be s shame if the AVP goes, but MAN will rightly use the land for whatever will make it the most money.

Agreed. At the end of the day, MAN has been very accommodating towards enthusiasts with the presence of the AVP and grasping the tourism potential of it, but if it feels it can make more money from using it as terminal/apron space then that's the way it should go.

Noting that the priority for expansion is Terminal 3, then 1 and then 2, as well as a parallel taxiway to 05R/23L, I suspect that any redevelopment of the land the AVP is on is quite a long way off when other expansion opportunities currently exist and can deliver easier and quicker benefits.

User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 40599 times:
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EK expected to upgrade EK19/20 to an A380 from 21st Sept to 30th Sept.

User currently offlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 583 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 40566 times:

Quoting david_itl (Reply 10):
EK expected to upgrade EK19/20 to an A380 from 21st Sept to 30th Sept.

Any idea why? I thought Hajj wasn't until October?

User currently offlineLuftyMatt From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 40402 times:

Quoting cipango (Reply 11):
Any idea why?

The flight is frequently overbooked, so it makes sense.

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User currently onlineacelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 40336 times:

Since Concorde is at the AVP, is this area really going to disappear..thought they had made a big visitor attraction there...? I can remember years ago with the AVP was on the South side instead...the second runway saw it moved to its present location so sure if its in the way it will be moved again but this time a few planes/bits to also consider...

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User currently offlinegoosebayguy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 40301 times:

I think moving the AVP to the South Side would be a great idea. Especially for when taking photographs. Perhaps then a more permanent site would encourage the building of a proper air museum too with real buildings housing Concorde etc? It would make a great location and attraction.

User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 39613 times:
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EK had over 64,000 passengers in July. 2,000 per day!!! This means that in 2 days EK gets more traffic than it did in the 1st 2 months of operations here in 1990.

[Edited 2013-08-17 13:36:17]

User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1810 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 39355 times:

That is phenomenal. Considering June, July and August are usually the quieter months due to the extreme heat in the Middle East that's very impressive. Assuming the morning and evening flights are operated by 364 seat configured aircraft and the midday flight by a 517 seat A380 I make that 2,400 available seats which means a load factor of 86%. It probably evens itself out as sometime they send a 2 class 428 seat 77W but the lower 489 seat A380. EK are quite regularly arriving and departing with a load factor in the mid to high 90's over these past few weeks so I'm sure August will prove to be the same.

Last year due to the lull around May and June the EK 21/22 was non op several days and whilst the A380 was having its wing crack issues the EK 17/18 was downgraded some days too, even to an A330 on several occasions.

Hurry up and get that A380'on the EK 19/20!

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User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 39141 times:

Quoting LuftyMatt (Reply 2):

777 loaded so far. Quite a lot of seats to fill initially, but I don't think anything else much smaller in their fleet has the range

[Edited 2013-08-18 05:22:47]

User currently offlineBoeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 39074 times:

Quoting acelanzarote (Reply 13):
Since Concorde is at the AVP, is this area really going to disappear..thought they had made a big visitor attraction there...?

Nothing has been confirmed as such. The report purely lists options available to MAN if growth requires expansion to a level necessary to accommodate that. And if I'm honest, I think it will be about 20-30 years or so and other capacity expansion options available to MAN before it gets to the point where redeveloping the land the AVP sits on is required.

Quoting goosebayguy (Reply 14):
I think moving the AVP to the South Side would be a great idea. Especially for when taking photographs. Perhaps then a more permanent site would encourage the building of a proper air museum too with real buildings housing Concorde etc? It would make a great location and attraction.

Agreed. There would be lots of room to build a facility that could be bigger and better than what's there already, as well as for photographs as you say. It can be a challenge taking photographs facing the sun at the AVP.

User currently offlineferengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 687 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 38975 times:
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The only problem with the south side is that some of the land is owned by the National Trust, so not sure if they would be able to build there. Would certainly be a better location for the AVP though.

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User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1783 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 38943 times:

SV have been recently offering real deal fares from the Indian Subcontinent/SE Asia to the UK and US, via RUH. They should add more destinations in the West and develop RUH as a functional hub to compete better with their Gulf cousins.

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User currently offlineLH121GLA From Germany, joined May 2004, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 38453 times:

Quoting Danfearn77 (Reply 16):
Hurry up and get that A380'on the EK 19/20!

Looks like it is happening from 21-30 September!

EK021 DXB0300 – 0740MAN 77W
EK017 DXB0715 – 1145MAN 388
EK019 DXB1435 – 1915MAN 388

EK022 MAN1000 – 2000DXB 77W
EK018 MAN1410 – 0015+1DXB 388
EK020 MAN2100 – 0705+1DXB 388

User currently offlineLuftyMatt From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 38212 times:

Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 20):
They should add more destinations in the West and develop RUH as a functional hub to compete better with their Gulf cousins.

It's not going to happen, they're just not interested in doing that. Same goes for KU.

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User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 37776 times:
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2.2 million passengers in July which is the busiest for 5 years. Certainly perking up at the moment but they now need to go into "Gil Thompson" mode and start the terminal improvement and expansion phase now so that there'll be no buliding works when the airport is full.

User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 37456 times:
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Brought into the open today that Expedia states "Direct flights to Dubai are only available from London airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) " for the UK traveller. The London überalles mindset helping to propagate the myth that you can only do long-haul by trekking to London?

25 rutankrd : Daft yet try to book to Singapore with them and guess what they route you through DXB and EK before about nine rows down offering the SQ327 !
26 mainMAN : This always gets me thinking about the replacement of Terminal 1, which in my opinion is no longer really fit for purpose. It's functional, but the l
27 col : Their pricing for SQ leaves a lot to be desired too. Always check the SQ web site, never trust expedia, I only use them and e-long for travel in Chin
28 Post contains links mainMAN : http://www.ringwaypublications.com/airline-operators/ Stupendous find, which I've copied from the other site. I've wondered for years which airlines I
29 MAN2SIN2BKK : Wow............. some memories here!
30 david_itl : Some sporting dates to put in your diaries for "special visitors". Tue 17 Sep Man Utd V Bayer Leverkusen Wed 02 Oct Man City V Bayern Munich Thu 03 Oc
31 david_itl : Nice visitor planned for 14th September: military serial PA474... the BoBMF Lancaster. Think the last time it visited MAN may well have been back in 1
32 Post contains links david_itl : Further to the Lancaster, 14th September is to be a day of celebration "At intervals throughout the day there will be fly pasts and displays of vintag
33 david_itl : Further to the MAN anniversary event next Saturday , this is what is scheduled between 1300 and 1800: "The event activity will comprise visits by five
34 ferengi80 : Is this going to be the Red Arrows by any chance???
35 Post contains links GT4EZY : A bit of a random post but I came across this pic of LHR's new T2.... http://www.airliners.net/photo/-/-/2318751/L/ The geography of the area, the hor
36 gkirk : There was also a visit from an LH A380 on a med divert this mornign D-AIMG IIRC operating IAH-FRA
37 Post contains links oly720man : enough to warrant a new banner photo for Manchester's spotting site http://www.tasmanchester.com/Home.html
38 david_itl : Sir Gil Thompson has passed away at the age of 82. CEO of MAN from 1981 to 1993 which saw the airport broaden it's horizons and laid down a marker as
39 sk736 : What sad news. I worked for Manchester Airport during his time as Chief Executive and he was a real gentleman. No matter how junior you were, he alwa
40 gkirk : bmi regional dropping Lyon from 11th November
41 flyhi : ZB showing flights bookable on their site next summer from MAN to AGA, NBE and NAP
42 Post contains links Mattuk : Plus HRG on a ZB flight number, it's only ever been served under an MON charter code. http://www.monarch.co.uk/offers/flig...s/new-destinations-summe
43 david_itl : 767 N767MW due into MAN around 2250 today (5.10.13) bringing in US basketball teams for a match on Tuesday. Arriving on an Atlas Air callsign.. GTI850
44 Post contains images blueshamu330s : I find it absolutely appalling that the TAS website has not even acknowledged Sir Gill's passing; disgraceful.
45 rutankrd : Agreed pretty poor
46 Post contains links david_itl : Little Red performance Seems to be very inflated number of pax on MAN-LHR as at 4 sectors per day for 6 months, it would virtually mean 100% loads whi
47 Post contains images RyanairGuru : I agree, in fact it seems almost possible. 250,000 would be almost exactly 100% load on every flight! 8*30*6=1440 250000/1440=173.6 (out of 174)
48 davies2911 : Is it not likely that the acrticle has stated it wrong and 250k is across the board for all of Little Red and not just the MAN route?
49 david_itl : Some new routes for Jet2 next summer from their online timetabe Jersey 3 weekly Bergerac 2 weekly Vienna 3 weekly[Edited 2013-10-07 12:03:07]
50 MANYUL : AC starting Rouge service to/from YYZ to MAN from 26th June 2014 to 13th September 2014 AC1930 YYZ-MAN 22h05-09h55 12457 AC1931 MAN-YYZ 11h25-14h10 12
51 davies2911 : I've looked at a selection of dates for next year, and they are still considerably more expensive than TS on every date ive checked. I hope they have
52 MANYUL : The one upside AC has is that they are able to offer connections with AC mainline. I am not so interested in MAN-YYZ itself but MAN-YYZ-YUL. It's also
53 Post contains links david_itl : Chinese join the Airport City development Hopefully this will gain more prominence within the UK as one of the largest construction projects. Whether
54 ZKOJH : Well becoming sister airport with Beijing was over 2 years ago and we are still waiting for that 'DIRECT' air-link to PEK. Can't see it popping up any
55 LGWGate49 : I've heard a whisper of a rumour that Hainan Airlines are seriously considering it
56 Danfearn77 : How would they fair against EK, EY and QR? Ok they can offer connections within china but the ME3 have a lot of power and could potentially price anyo
57 rutankrd : Danfearn, Given the Chinese carriers are little more than regional divisions of the CAAC (Government agency - In reality they don't compete against ea
58 LuftyMatt : Yet they don't with SQ, TK or PK.
59 Danfearn77 : The ME3 were just the obvious choice and the list was by no means exhaustive. But they are the power horses of MAN longhaul going east, no question ab
60 Post contains links david_itl : Visa rules for Chinese visitors to be relaxed. That should be a welcome boost for all concerned! Chipping away at all the obstacles for this "wanted"
61 col : Now get shut of the Don't Visit Britain APD Charge, then you may get somewhere.
62 sk736 : What a ridiculous statement. According to the Civil Aviation Authority, in 2012 there were over 114 million terminal passengers through UK airports.
63 Boysteve : Well that depends on how many visited before APD was last ramped up. MAN was busier in 2007/8 than it is now. This is mainly the economic situation b
64 Post contains links and images Blueshamu330s : It really isn't ridiculous at all. APD has stifled any hope of growth, short term, to North America. The United CEO said so himself that UK APD was e
65 LN-KGL : Blueshamu330s, I suggest you take closer look at the newly released UK CAA Survey for 2012, and you find a slightly different picture. For MAN there h
66 Blueshamu330s : ...which was my point; that many UK "originating" passengers are hopping over to the continent on a Y class ticket, to commence their main journey in
67 MANYUL : APD isn't the only factor, although a pretty big one. Base fares can be extortionate too. Tomorrow I'm heading to DUB on the train and boat, spending
68 Post contains links Blueshamu330s : More on APD today: http://www.e-tid.com/millions-avoid-...ul-apd-by-taking-short-hops/87883/ and http://www.e-tid.com/as-uk-bosses-tell-the-chancellor
69 LN-KGL : Maybe you didn't see that UK CAA in their surveys use purpose of a trip, not flying with a certain class. That's why I don't use upper case first let
70 Post contains links david_itl : Obituary for Sir Gil Thompson 31 years in the airline business and a further 12 running MAN. Utilising the knowledge garnered in the former to transfo
71 Blueshamu330s : I think you underestimate the number of "business" travellers who will intentionally build a separate cheap European leg into an itinerary; if compan
72 LN-KGL : I thought I was the awkward one, flying in to AMS just to get to a new airport in the UK (last one was three weeks ago to fly with Darwin in to Cambri
73 david_itl : US746/747 starts 23rd May daily to Charlotte using 757s arrives 0930 departs 1425[Edited 2013-10-19 10:54:18]
74 Blueshamu330s : Ooooooooh, that came in under the radar. Excellent news. I wonder if this would have seen the light of day had the AA/US merger gone ahead as schedule
75 oly720man : Rather late departure, it'll land around 5pm in the afternoon local time. What's the market? Are there any businesses at either end supporting this o
76 cipango : Finally! This route has been rumoured for years! A little surprised at the long turnaround time though. This might limit a few connection opportuniti
77 gkirk : Just back from TFS last night ...1 hour 10 mins from landing to getting bags at an empty T2...
78 RyanairGuru : The times for the new CLT flight are: US746 CLT-MAN 20:35-09:39 US747 MAN-CLT 14:25-18:20 PHL looks like it is remaining 332 next summer, which is goo
79 Post contains links david_itl : Analysis of MAN, and how it's future challenges that stretches out over 2 articles. Article 1 does include this "There has never been a direct air ser
80 gilesdavies : This is very typical of US Airways scheduling... Typically where the airline flies to Charlotte and Philly from a European airport they try to sepera
81 david_itl : This what the MAN timetable is throwing up for Condor for next year. 06:40 xx:xx DE1710 05/05/14 - 13/10/14 Palma xx:xx 09:35 DE1711 05/05/14 - 13/10/
82 Post contains links and images 817Dreamliiner : Anyone knows why there was a LH A330-300 at MAN on the 15th?: View Large View MediumPhoto © Stewart Andrew
83 rutankrd : In for a spit and polish (Repainting) Others due over the coming months.
84 817Dreamliiner : Thanks for the info.
85 david_itl : 4 aircraft diverted into MAN due to the high winds - from boring to most interesting, they were: G-LCYF operating CJ8450 AMS-LCY C-GHLM operating AC85
86 liverpoola380 : Do you think we will see Qatar move from T2 across to T3 now they have joined OneWorld, I think the BA lounge is far superior to the lounges available
87 Mattuk : BMI Regional have announced the closure of their base at MAN and the axing of its routes to EDI & ANR. The announcement also sees the closure of b
88 cipango : I read in another thread that they have 18 aircraft and 8 bases. This is ludicrous and I found hard to believe they had lasted so long under this bus
89 david_itl : NCL, BRS and ABZ. They are also doing some Norwegian domestic flying as well I believe.
90 behramjee : so whats the update with SV starting new MAN flights ? If it does launch, I feel the earliest would be FEB 2014 as thats when Umrah season restarts.
91 rutankrd : An official statement/confirmation of resumption is still awaited. All we have currently are a string of press interviews/reports pointing their inte
92 lisbonbearuk : It seems to have gone a bit quiet on EZY future expansion from MAN. Have they reached their limit?
93 sk736 : Is it likely to be non-stop or via GVA as in the past?
94 david_itl : Buying all the slots at LGW from BE as put any expansion for MAN on hold. I've not looked into the new routes other British airports have had but i'd
95 GT4EZY : 2013 so far... 2 extra based aircraft and new routes DME VCE JTR JMK PRG KEF LYS SKG Hardly quiet. Recruitment for cabin crew has recently been open
96 Post contains links Mattuk : A new route from MAN-TAB has been announced. The flight is to be operated by TCX and probably links in with their new MAN hub with regional connection
97 Post contains links Mattuk : And just as you say that another new route is launched. MAN-CTA will operate twice weekly. http://www.e-tid.com/easyjet-boosts-catania-flights/89229/
98 Post contains links oly720man : Etihad going to a 77W on one of their daily flights for December. http://www.arabianbusiness.com/abu-d...ty-by-28--524842.html#.Unv0j_m-2So http://www
99 MAN2SIN2BKK : Flew with EY on 77Ws in economy BKK-AUH-FRA return last month............. the seat width and pitch really hurt!
100 Post contains links david_itl : Mentioned in a DUB-CUN link we find this: "We are also looking for an agreement with Virgin Atlantic British Airline, to increase weekly flights betwe
101 Post contains images spiplane : Spotted a new A330 for Thomas Cook last Sunday - turns out to be ex bmi G-WWBM, so this is really 'welcome back to MAN'. Paul
102 Daleaholic : Aye, new reg is G-CHTZ
103 willd : I couldn't believe that they painted her originally in the old scheme despite the fact that the new corporate ID had been published. I see they then
104 Post contains links david_itl : Monarch's basing an additional aircraft next year as part of a deal signed today. MAN already has 25% of their fleet based. Lest we forget to cite a s
105 liverpoola380 : Will Virgin ever start MAN - CUN?
106 Post contains links david_itl : Probably but they need to mull over how they would incorporate it into the existing flying pattern. easyJet impressed with MAN ops but no immediate ex
107 GT4EZY : I'd hardly say SXF and BSL are two of Easyjet's biggest bases. Next year will see some BIO and PRG rotations operated by STN and more BFS flights flo
108 Post contains links AmricanShamrok : Aer Lingus Regional to increase frequency of SNN-MAN to 3x daily from April http://www.shannonairport.ie/gns/abo...000_additional_seats_for_2014.aspx
109 Post contains links david_itl : Article on Birmingham's Chinese approaches What's interesting is the table at the bottom of that article which is origin destination for bi-directioal
110 rutankrd : David i know you have posted this elsewhere . A more interesting statistic and comparison Hainan have announced PEK-BOS based on annual boardings in 2
111 david_itl : Utterly frustrating that airlines continue to prefer operating hub-hub when they are, if you pardon the oxymoron, thick thin routes that could be serv
112 david_itl : 1st LH 77F due in today, around 1315 or so.
113 david_itl : UA and AA are both sending in a 767 tomorrow, going off what Flightradar24 is showing as due.
114 Post contains links and images 817Dreamliiner : Here's a photo of it arriving yesterday. Photo by Fergus Bell:
115 Danfearn77 : The IAD was cancelled yesterday and it seems like it has been cancelled today so that might be why. And the EWR is running about 4 hours late.
116 cipango : Just noticed on the MAN wiki page that Condor have 7 new routes starting in April '14. There is no source next to this, does anyone know if this is tr
117 LuftyMatt : It's true (more or less.) Thomas Cook and Condor will be operating flights for each other as they increase co-operation. They are also code-sharing o
118 Post contains images 817Dreamliiner : CX will be sending a 747-8F to MAN on Thursday. It will arrive at 10 50am and depart at 12 50pm. Of course, like the An-225 a couple months ago, im go
119 Post contains images A388 : You are lucky with all that traffic there!!! I wish we had that type of traffic here 4000 miles away A388
120 david_itl : Some Ryanair expansion coming along: no baloney, we're getting Bologna 3 weekly and a new Adriatic destination in Zadar 2 weekly.
121 gkirk : Condor are basing a 757-300 at MAN next summer
122 Liverpoola380 : Will this be operated by TCX or Condor? Is it likely to route through Germany or just offer P2P from MAN?
123 rutankrd : Its been known for several months - They are basing a 753 and operating on the Condor AOC. Routes P2P to Canaries/Palma and Greece. Plane change in W
124 david_itl : We do have the Condor ops listed in this thread
125 Post contains links and images 817Dreamliiner : The CX 747-8F is currently at MAN as I type this (even though im 4000 miles away...). The Aircraft is B-LJA in the Hong Kong Trader livery. Here's a p
126 david_itl : So on 7th August i started this thread about SV restarting...it's now bookable. Wonder when the official PR piece will come out.
127 david_itl : couple of crosswind diversions tonight: PK775 from LBA which was intending to divert to BHX but en-route there did a 180 and came to MAN, and EZS1497
128 spiplane : Looks like we are getting quite a few Etihad 773s lately instead of the usual A330s. Is this structural or just extra seats for the holiday season? Ch
129 david_itl : holidays only but EY21 upgrades permanently to 77W from 1st June
130 Post contains images blueshamu330s : Ugggh and ugggh again. From a traveller's persecutive, a big downgrade for those in Coral economy. Love the A332 for it's 2-4-2 arrangement. Beyond t
131 Liverpoola380 : Does anybody know if and when MAN will begin terminal expansion? Is it likely we will see T3 & 1 Merged with a new low cost pier at the end of the
132 Daleaholic : In a word, no. Both TOM & TCX fly there several times a week. It wouldn't make sense for Virgin.
133 Boeing74741R : To be fair, they were up against the charter carriers and BD when they launched BGI several years ago. That said, l could see them starting it if dem
134 david_itl : SV123/124 now showing in the airport timetable. Bit by bit, it's gaining traction.
135 david_itl : CX3335 due in today - 747 B-LKE on it's retirement flight.
136 rutankrd : David thats B-HKE one of the ex Singapore 747-412 models. I think Spanners mentioned it in another place however didn't identify the exact frame. I p
137 david_itl : so it is. Brain just engaged in the "it's a CX freighter, it should be B-Lxx" mode. Presume it's going Kemble eventually.. Nice that CX routes them he
138 blueshamu330s : Enroute. They've taken the old girl up to FL430 as part of her final journey. Currently over the Baltic Sea. Rgds
139 david_itl : The 2013 annual statistics been revealed by MAN: Domestic: 2,256,021 = down 1.54% International scheduled: 14,105, 429 = up 10.59% Charter: 4,326,093
140 mainMAN : Not bad at all, considering LGW disappeared in March.
141 Post contains links david_itl : Here's EY top 10 routes for 2013. Note the appearance of a certain secondary airport in the listing. 1. Bangkok 2. Manila 3. London 4. Jeddah 5. Paris
142 lisbonbearuk : It's not as simple as that, David. The Gulf carriers concentrate on volumes, particularly in Y, and as long as they are squirting passengers into one
143 LuftyMatt : Very impressive. We can only hope, I would have thought a few carriers would be paying attention.
144 Post contains links david_itl : Back in the year dot someone posted this.... We finally have the official launch in the Manchester Evening News Rashid Alajmi, general manager of pass
145 Post contains links cipango : Ryanair are to open 4 new routes from MAN. They will begin flying to Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Barcelona and Bologna. As well as that they will inc
146 Mattuk : Does this mean another based aircraft at MAN, or are they cutting schedules elsewhere?
147 Danfearn77 : It could possibly be two extra frames, taking it to 8 based....
148 david_itl : It's been worked out that there's a net increase of 21 flights this summer = 1 more aircraft. MAD is also increased but there's 4 or 5 destinations th
149 Mattuk : Any ideas what they are?
150 lisbonbearuk : Referring to an earlier post on attracting further long-haul services to Manchester, Air China today announced new services from Beijing to both Vienn
151 rutankrd : Was thinking much the same when a read that too ! So I understand Vienna a bit its a *A regional hub of sorts but Barca' lost its *A cred when Spanna
152 GT4EZY : EZY already announced it holds the rights.
153 rutankrd : Was it yourself that said they had rights from Manchester however needed London before considering services. I presume these are those London slots n
154 Post contains links david_itl : Airport Group half-year profits up 80% to £168.3m with STN contribution making up the majority of the contribution. We also have the usual wish-list
155 lisbonbearuk : It's soooo boring to hear the same old rubbish regurgitating out of MAG HQ. change the record guys, no one wants to fly those routes from MAN.
156 debonair : As AirBlue will stop Lahore and Islamabad, will any other airline step into the gap? Or any other operational upgrades regarding PIA? What will happen
157 Post contains links david_itl : FR to launch 4 weekly LIS-MAN services (operates late evening) and 2 weekly MAN-ZAD services. Also LH revealed their MAN pax numbers for 2013 which we
158 Post contains images david_itl : Couple of wind divs today: ETD41 due into DUB which is nightstopping, FR1555 (yep, our flight diverted back here from DUB) , EI403 (again from DUB) an
159 Post contains links and images oly720man : Plotted slightly differently because there isn't really any mathematical reasoning for having MAN-DXB pax as as fraction of MAN-LHR pax since they're
160 Post contains links mpsrent : Air Canada Rouge direct flights to/from Manchester commence June 26, 2014. http://www.aircanada.com/rouge/en/ As I fly Toronto/Manchester twice per ye
161 david_itl : 22 years ago today, it was "heavy metal day" at MAN: 19 x 747, 2 x Dc10, 1 x A310, 1 x 707 and 1 x Tu154 - all diverted in , in addition there was 1 x
162 mainMAN : Whose was the 707? An Air Zimbabwe LGW diversion by any chance?
163 david_itl : It was Heavylift which parked Southside. It was the era of that kind of diversion session, with more based aircraft here it's now a case of 4 or 5 hea
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