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by DobboDobbo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

6% rise in October to over 2.5 million passengers. Moving annual total zipped past 28 million https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2032161-manchester-airport-soars-to-28-million-passengers If they can keep growth at 5% and above (which should be possible barring another Monarch style coll...

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

I'm not sure about your designation of Pier C on Terminal 2 with upper deck lounges. You have to remember that Pier C already exists on Terminal 1 and I suspect that the Terminal 2 piers may just be referred to by numbers - so, if I've read your post correctly then your pier will actually be Pier 3...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 16372

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Hi all - a quick question. I'll be in Wellington for a reasonable period of time in the new year and quite fancy a day trip to Picton/Queen Charlotte Sound/Havelock North. I'm thinking flying into PCN or NSN from WEL (as opposed to the inter-islander) but wasn't sure what the car hire situation is ...

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by DobboDobbo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 695
Views: 86133

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Does anybody here know what the loads are on 9Ws new route BOM-MAN? They had increased the frequency from 4 to 5 times a week even before the inaugural flight due to positive bookings so hopefully they are doing well on this route. I think the "inbound" (BOM-MAN) sectors haven't been as f...

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by DobboDobbo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat partners with easyJet for connections in Europe, Africa from LGW
Replies: 14
Views: 2679

Re: Air Transat partners with easyJet for connections in Europe, Africa from LGW

Can only be a matter of time before EasyJet roll this out at MAN.

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by DobboDobbo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 16372

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Plenty of rental car options in either location, easy to book online. Nelson airport has all the big ones like hertz, europecar, budget etc. Nelson is a long drive but quite scenic via queen charlotte. If picking up in Picton you probably need to get a taxi or shuttle in to town and pick up a renta...

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by DobboDobbo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

Hi Internaute - agreed the conjecture is an interesting debate. I guess my point, however, was that given the detailed plans available on the terminal transformation, there would be specific info on lounges. Dubbo here suggests 2-3. I think there is space on the upper level of Pier C for 2/3 lounges...

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by DobboDobbo
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 16372

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Hi all - a quick question. I'll be in Wellington for a reasonable period of time in the new year and quite fancy a day trip to Picton/Queen Charlotte Sound/Havelock North. I'm thinking flying into PCN or NSN from WEL (as opposed to the inter-islander) but wasn't sure what the car hire situation is ...

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by DobboDobbo
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 16372

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Hi all - a quick question. I'll be in Wellington for a reasonable period of time in the new year and quite fancy a day trip to Picton/Queen Charlotte Sound/Havelock North. I'm thinking flying into PCN or NSN from WEL (as opposed to the inter-islander) but wasn't sure what the car hire situation is a...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 22156

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

BA is increasing flights to 16 weekly on LHR-INV FR are adding LUX and Legoland aka BLL from EDI https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/11/08/ryanair-launches-11-new-routes-from-edinburgh/ Drop LBA down and increase INV. You think it would be the other way around. I don’t think this is a surprise. I suspe...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

There is space for lounges in the main building (above the airside departure lounge/shopping area) and at least one of the piers is planned to have an extra floor with lounges (I suspect no more than 2/3) on the top floor.

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

The last time CX served MAN they had their own lounge, it would be great if they brought it back. Would there be any point/justification for an airline to invest in a lounge, just for 1 flight a day? Seems like a lot of money... They filed a shadow schedule for (I think) 11x weekly a few months bac...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

The current lounges uses by VS and QR in T2 are a joke. Let’s hope they correct that. BA has a lounge now for the shuttle. If it was so inconsequential then why didn’t they close it when longhaul stopped? I can certainly see a OneWorld/IAG lounge. I think the only airlines who I think are more like...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

A question on the terminal transformation for those in the know. The (greatly appreciated!) updates on the expanded T2 are pretty detailled. Is there any sign yet of any carrier lounges? I don’t mean Escape etc....rather an LH or SkyTeam or other. Thanks... I have too thought about this. I wonder i...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

Hi Zulu Thank you for the reply. I’m sorry, but in relation to the first issue, you are arguing against a point I am not making. I hope this post clarifies any uncertainty that may exist as to what I’m saying. I’m not arguing that these airlines would, as a consequence if they couldn’t get into LHR,...

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

The document linked below has been produced as part of the PR drive behind the new BOM-MAN route. It contains some interesting snippets of information: “Jet Airways will initially operate five days a week between Mumbai and Manchester Airport, potentially connecting in excess of 10,000 passengers pe...

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

Hi Zulu Apologies for the slow reply. I agree that this shouldn’t be a “the world is against Manchester” thread, chiefly because my post does not push that argument. It is intended to (and in my view does) illustrate that “the UK is run for the benefit of London”. These are two different issues that...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news Nov 2018 onwards

It seems the expanded UK-China bilateral (+50 new weekly return flights) excludes London routes. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/london-excluded-from-extra-uk-china-frequencies-444675/ Interesting that, since the execution of this new bilateral, which claimed to exclude London routes, so...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news Nov 2018 onwards

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281350/el-al-proposes-manchester-service-resumption-from-late-may-2019/ El Al recently filed service into OAG for the resumption of it's Tel Aviv – Manchester flight, which ended in June 2001, and is now set to resume on May 26, 2019 according to th...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1808
Views: 101398

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I know that companies like to use creative accounting techniques, but I don’t see how Indigo have obtained an “audited balance sheet” for “March 2019” when it is now November 2018. Fair question. That has been extrapolated from half yearly results as explained here (article behind paywall) https://...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1808
Views: 101398

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

This infographic showing the stark differences in cash balances of three listed Indian carriers shows why this fare war plays right into IndiGo's hands https://i.imgur.com/lDCe1D3.png Source: Economic Times And for the 'it's all hot money/slush money/tax have money' crowd, this figure comes from au...

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by DobboDobbo
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 Spotted in Toulouse
Replies: 53
Views: 14763

Re: First Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 Spotted in Toulouse

Will the first deliveries be for the LHR or LGW fleets? I always thought the priority was to replace the 744s at LGW. They are intended to replace the B744 and A346 fleets. I would be staggered if the first 6/7 examples were not based at LHR (replacing the A346) with the remainder moving to LGW/MAN...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 Spotted in Toulouse
Replies: 53
Views: 14763

Re: First Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 Spotted in Toulouse

Article suggests the Beach Fleet will be single class! Three class surely, Upper, Premium and Cattle! Agreed! I can’t imagine VS would have a single class A35K. I also find it hard to believe VS would base them initially anywhere other than LHR. These will clearly help the current fleet “crisis” wh...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 131
Views: 28909

Re: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights

Irrespective of whether you think UA are using the A321 as posturing to force Boeing’s hand with the NMA (the strength of which depends on whether Boeing perceives the A321 as a credible alternative) this suggests UA remain committed to narrowbody TATL flying.

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH
Replies: 82
Views: 10984

Re: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH

That is interesting, did the report mention whether ANA or JAL are considering DUB? JAL operated a charter to DUB in August 2017 and I was hoping it would lead to regular direct flights. I hope it becomes more likely when they launch their new LCC. Hi seanwd209 No, no mention of DUB in the report. ...

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by DobboDobbo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH
Replies: 82
Views: 10984

Re: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH

A report has revealed MAN are in discussions with JAL and ANA about a TYO-MAN route. The report acknowledged that this would not come to pass in the next 2 years, but they were positioning themselves for the opportunity thereafter, based on a 5 year projection cycle. According to the report, both ai...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?
Replies: 46
Views: 6511

Re: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?

I suspect any expansion by Air Canada in the U.K. is far more likely to be at LHR than anywhere else. However, if they are to expand outside of London, the logical point of entry is MAN. Rouge are expanding, but the market is very seasonal and I suspect this has put off Air Canada. I don't think a M...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

It's great to see that Manchester Airport has gone with glass enclosed AirBridges compared to the majority of the AirBridges installed at other airports within the United Kingdom that tend to be the fully enclosed version as we've recently seen at Edinburgh. When LHR Terminal 2 was initially being ...

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by DobboDobbo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 65260

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Any thing to the rumor that UA is looking to start ORD-MAN next spring? I've heard nothing and suspect it is too late for anything like that to be launched for S19. UA may have an interesting time ahead at MAN. They have applied for a B763 on EWR-MAN, but Ivee heard nothing further on implementing ...

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by DobboDobbo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

Does anyone know with the MAN TP project if the new piers are going to have 1 or 2 airbridges for the widebodied aircraft? I don't believe any of the stands on pier 1 (currently under construction) are any more than single airbridges. I don't know the configuration for pier 2, but for pier 3 at lea...

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by DobboDobbo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

Manchester: September 2018 Stats Rolling 12 month total 27,879,010 September 2018 total 2,838,130 September 2018 % change year on year -1.1% With the demise of Monarch now worked through the system, it is reasonable to expect a return to decent single figure growth moving forwards. The possible clou...

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by DobboDobbo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights
Replies: 49
Views: 7001

Re: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights

I selfishly want TG to resume JFK and MH to resume LAX and start JFK. SQ has found MAN to be a good transit stop for its SIN-MAN-IAH service. Perhaps this could be repeated if other south East Asian airlines wish to serve the USA? With regards to TG, two of the largest unserved routes globally (mea...

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by DobboDobbo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

Some interesting route development notes have been published by the consultative committee. The report is by MAN's Chief Operating Officer. The date of the report is 13 July 2018 (I say this because some of the information has been superseded and/or is out of date e.g. they refer to Primera who are ...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

The CPT flights won’t run this winter. The charters will operate to CMB/MRU instead. No doubt a result of Ethiopian's presence from December this year. It will be interesting to see how they get on - the BRU stop will make it harder to be time competitive with the MEB3 to many places in Africa but ...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -dec-2018/
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Emirates creeping towards the point of an additional rotation at MAN. Now, 2 of the 3 daily A388's are 2 class models.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -dec-2018/

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

Air Canada Rouge will increase from 5 weekly to daily next summer. At a time there are a lot of cut backs on many other U.K. regional flights, it’s reassuring to see continued growth especially on long haul. Routesonline slightly behind the curve on this one (see link below). https://www.routesonli...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Pre-clearance in LHR?
Replies: 44
Views: 7109

Re: US Pre-clearance in LHR?

And since 2015/16 the political compass in the USA and U.K. has changed significantly - I can't imagine it is too high on the list of priorities right now... I'd say that regarding the UK side, the changes make it more likely. Quite right, and in the long term I agree. In the short run, the most pr...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Pre-clearance in LHR?
Replies: 44
Views: 7109

Re: US Pre-clearance in LHR?

Back in the day(1980s) LHR used to have pre-clearance. As far as it happening today, back in 2015 DHS announced both MAN and LHR were selected for preclearance pending negotiations with the UK government. In 2016 Edinburgh was also added to the list pending final negotiations with the UK side. And ...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

Re. the 'new T2', how many piers will it have now? Didn't it change from the original plan? What is the reason? Also, does anyone know where Flybe will be based with the new plans? I would have thought remaining in T3 since it's better suited to smaller/regional aircraft....the 'new T2' gates seem ...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

Re. the 'new T2', how many piers will it have now? Didn't it change from the original plan? What is the reason? Also, does anyone know where Flybe will be based with the new plans? I would have thought remaining in T3 since it's better suited to smaller/regional aircraft....the 'new T2' gates seem ...

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by DobboDobbo
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 7519

Re: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019

When I look at their list of destinations in Europe it is hard to argue that they are all business destinations. I suppose it depends what the threshold is by which you classify as a business destination. Even LHR's traffic, which is likely to be as business heavy as any European destination, conta...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to join worldwide by easyjet at LGW
Replies: 23
Views: 5817

Re: Virgin to join worldwide by easyjet

They are both north terminal so good location for it . I would imagine that they will add emirates soon as they park there too and emirates pax can spend sky rewards on easy flights A good bet would be to roll this out at MAN (I would be surprised if they aren't planning to do so). EZY's base at MA...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to join worldwide by easyjet at LGW
Replies: 23
Views: 5817

Re: Virgin to join worldwide by easyjet

They are both north terminal so good location for it . I would imagine that they will add emirates soon as they park there too and emirates pax can spend sky rewards on easy flights A good bet would be to roll this out at MAN (I would be surprised if they aren't planning to do so). EZY's base at MA...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to join worldwide by easyjet at LGW
Replies: 23
Views: 5817

Re: Virgin to join worldwide by easyjet

Samrnpage wrote:
Or does this mean Easyjet are going to try LHR at some point?


I believe EZY have their eyes on Terminal 4 if/when Runway 3 comes to pass.

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 566
Views: 87916

Re: MAN news - 2018

AF switch CDG-MAN to Joon from 31 March 2019.

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?
Replies: 27
Views: 3560

Re: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?

Isn't the DUB focus for IAG also meant to be the vehicle for a lot of BA's non-London traffic? That is quite right. The isssue (from IAG's perspective) is that MAN O&D passengers have generally turned to other, non-IAG, direct services rather than fly via LHR or DUB. The question for IAG/BA is ...

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by DobboDobbo
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?
Replies: 27
Views: 3560

Re: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?

And the consensus among Mancunions particularly aviation enthusiasts is we don’t want them back ! Why not? I can't speak for aviation enthusiasts but the soccer/football fans I talk to from Manchester and Liverpool have had little use for anything BA since they pulled down the MAN hub and call them...

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?
Replies: 27
Views: 3560

Re: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?

LondonXtreme wrote:
I hope VS will launch MAN-LAX in coming years.


You're in luck, VS start MAN-LAX in S19 (albeit at the expense of MAN-SFO).

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by DobboDobbo
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?
Replies: 27
Views: 3560

Re: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?

I suspect if BA management could have their time again, they would likely make different decisions as regards Manchester. Unfortunately, that is not possible and ultimately BA (and MAN) were caught off-guard with the advent of low cost carriers. In particular, BA lacked the agility (as a business) t...

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