would just be a positioning flight which is upgraded to sell seats, like the old LPL
Sold for buttons as the aircraft was doing that route anyway.
now has Air Berlin and Jet2 with reasonable service levels (Jet2 is already posting notices for increased flying, their latest is to take on BA
). Easyjet is going to find problems with MAN
when it comes to gate availability, as there is only a limited amount of suitable space. Pier B on T1 is the ideal location for lowcosts as the inner bays are 737/319 capable and don't require an airbridge to be attached.
Manchester to Newcastle might appeal to those who haven't got time to ride the rails or sit on the high level car park we call the M62, but it will be a tough route for a genuine service. If it's a positioning flight for NCL
based crews then that's a scheduling issue, but I would have expected Easyjet to run the proposed MAN
flights as an extension of the LPL
operation (at first anyway).
BMIBaby is still hammering away with advertising in the MAN
catchment area, which is one plus in their favour. But then again so are Easyjet (for LPL
) and Jet2....and Easyjet is a MUCH more high-profile brand.
Lead me not into temptation, I can find my own way there...