I would love to see VS
or anybody else for that matter start a true "base" at MAN
Many people from the midlands and the north (particularly myself), hate travelling down to LHR
and worse LGW
for the direct flights (my personal preference).
Personally, I think the expansion at MAN
has been simply fantastic, new routes, different airlines and by the sounds of it good customer service.
But I think VS
is missing a trick by not expanding thus far, from what could be a potentially lucrative market. Codeshares aside, if VS
wants (and I have no idea if they want) to be a genuine BA
competitor or better, MAN
wouldn't be the worst place in the world to attack from.
Come on SRB, the people of the north are waiting (lol)
don't do it, then BD
certainly should, as they are highly unlikely to get the LHR
slots they so desperately crave.
Just my input.