raptor1090
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Etihad: Manchester HQ

Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:56 am

Interesting article I read today:
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-s...g-up-british-hq-report-455726.html

Apparently Etihad is planning to open an HQ in Manchester (EGCC). Any thoughts people?

[Edited 2012-04-29 02:59:35]
 
blackwidow
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RE: Etihad: Manchester HQ

Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:02 am

HQ???? - interesting way of describing a call centre.....
 
rutankrd
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RE: Etihad: Manchester HQ

Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:18 am

Quoting blackwidow (Reply 1):

HQ???? - interesting way of describing a call centre.....

Its it bit more than a call centre..
I going to be their European Headquarters for marketing, route developments, media contacts, further they have already started to use Manchester facilities for maintenance as well.

Further you all know they sponsor a certain small sporting team and their park bench don't you ?
 
rutankrd
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RE: Etihad: Manchester HQ

Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:23 am

The media bit is encouraging as they may well be the beginning of a wave of companies moving their media heads to Manchester in the coming few years to be near to the the developing Media City Projects - BBC news etal..........
 
col
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RE: Etihad: Manchester HQ

Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:00 am

With Flybe hub and Etihad plans things look good for MAN. I hope they don't bring the 77W back though, they are the worse that I have flown on.
 
RyanairGuru
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RE: Etihad: Manchester HQ

Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:42 am

Is EK's call centre still in Wilmslow?
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planefixer
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RE: Etihad: Manchester HQ

Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:27 am

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 2):
they have already started to use Manchester facilities for maintenance as well

What maintenance facilities have they begun using?
 
Liverpoola380
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RE: Etihad: Manchester HQ

Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:49 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 5):
Is EK's call centre still in Wilmslow?

Yes as far as I am aware and going strong!
 
Danfearn77
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RE: Etihad: Manchester HQ

Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:32 am

Add into the mix that EY have a maintenance hanger at MAN, along with this european HQ, sponsoring Manchester city, sponsoring their home ground and they are investing in the local area aroubd the ground too. Also Abu Dhabi investments are looking at buying into MAG. Could get interesting
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planefixer
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RE: Etihad: Manchester HQ

Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:12 am

EY don't have any hangars at Manchester!