Fierce markets indeed!
Palma - bmibaby, Monarch Scheduled, Jet2 and Air Berlin, as well as all the charter flights selling seat onlys (flythoamscook.com, xl.com, First Choice, MyTravelLite.com)
Malaga - bmibaby, Monarch Scheduled, Jet2, BA
Airways) and again all the charter flights
Barcelona - Monarch Scheduled
Some of those carriers are very established in the Manchester market, it seems strange Air-Scotland going in as a new entrant, I hope they've got a good marketing team to get some brand awareness.
That said, they've got some great fares! For example, MAN
for 7 days around 13th July:
Air Scotland: £67.08
Jet2 : £111.96
Air Berlin: £134.01
Anyone know if they're marketing hard up North? With fares like that they should do ok. Lets hope they can be more reliable this year, a one aircraft fleet leaves you open to huge delays.