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MAN News 48

Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:18 am

New thread after the closure of MAN news 47.

QF CEO Alan Joyce quote
"Manchester and London Gatwick are our best performing destinations outside of London Heathrow. "

wonder what the medium-to-long term indications are for a "proper" QF associated airline to start operating to MAN. Perhaps they might be regretting "encouragement" they received a few years ago from another airline to give up our route.

Jet2 is going to be running a couple of Christmas shopping charters to New York ex-MAN for the 1st time this year.
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:03 pm

Cathay Pacific Cargo are also starting a new service on the 3rd April using their B748 aircraft. It will operate as CX4068, arrives 06:15 and departs at 08:50

[Edited 2013-02-21 08:04:12]
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:54 pm

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
wonder what the medium-to-long term indications are for a "proper" QF associated airline to start operating to MAN.

Err well surely from March 31st EK will be the said 'QF associated airline'. Unless you are thinking JetStar might make an appearance in which case good luck with your wait!
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:11 pm

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
wonder what the medium-to-long term indications are for a "proper" QF associated airline to start operating to MAN.

Pretty much zero, in my opinion. The only chance of that is if they decided on a fleet of (either QF or Jetstar) Dubai-based 787s to fly European legs, for themselves and on behalf of EK........AMS, CDG, FCO etc, and I can't really see the point in that, other than increased market visibility.

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
Perhaps they might be regretting "encouragement" they received a few years ago from another airline to give up our route.

Possibly. It would be interesting to know how their new arrangement with EK affects transfers and yields on LHR services, especially as Southern/Midland passengers now also have LGW and BHX at their disposal.
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:47 pm

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
"Manchester and London Gatwick are our best performing destinations outside of London Heathrow. "

Our as in Emirates not QANTAS.

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
wonder what the medium-to-long term indications are for a "proper" QF associated airline to start operating to MAN.

You need to understand that this is exactly what Emirates now are.
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:43 am

easyJet boosting MAN-CPH with an extra Monday service from 22nd April with an extra Friday service starting 10th May
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:49 am

Did anyone catch the registration of EK21 today (25/2)? I didn't manage to see it! Also was that an AH I saw?
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RE: MAN News 48

Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:10 pm

Quoting seemyseems (Reply 6):

Did anyone catch the registration of EK21 today (25/2)?

According to FlightRadar24 it is A6-EBT.
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RE: MAN News 48

Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:07 pm

Quoting gfjdb (Reply 1):
Cathay Pacific Cargo are also starting a new service on the 3rd April using their B748 aircraft. It will operate as CX4068, arrives 06:15 and departs at 08:50

Am I to understand this is a daily flight? Is it direct from Hong Kong?
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RE: MAN News 48

Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:43 pm

THe flight routes to/from FRA. It's going to be one of the upto 4 weekly service.



STN is now officially part of the Manchester Airport Group as the deal was concluded today.

Loosely MAN related, EK is now sponsoring Lancashire CC with ground naming rights.


LH is cancelling MAN-TXL from the start of the summer season; their UK general manager Christian Schindler" We weren't disappointed with the passenger numbers at all, but the yields were a bit soft because there was so much leisure traffic on the route." But pax numbers on LH were up 7% to nearly 750,000. Business Desk story
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:22 am

Quoting david_itl (Reply 9):
LH is cancelling MAN-TXL from the start of the summer season; their UK general manager Christian Schindler" We weren't disappointed with the passenger numbers at all, but the yields were a bit soft because there was so much leisure traffic on the route." But pax numbers on LH were up 7% to nearly 750,000.

Shame about that, sounds like the right time for Easyjet to increase their schedule
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:50 am

VS is going 4 daily on it's LHR run and not 3 daily. Service to be branded "Little Red".

Manchester Evening News story

timings now:

------ d 0650
a 1030 d 1110
a 1400 d 1455
a 1815 d 1855
a 2145



[Edited 2013-02-28 23:00:32]
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:25 pm

Saw an all white Metro II today at Manchester, registered EC-JIP. A quick scan suggests this plane is either owned by Via Tauro or Euro Continental Air. Can anyone provide the answer and some more detial of the airline (fleet etc.)?
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RE: MAN News 48

Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:08 pm

EC-JIP is indeed owned by Euro Continental Air. More details can be found here:

http://www.airframes.org/reg/ecjip
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RE: MAN News 48

Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:47 pm

Were MAN's runways shut for 30 minutes at lunchtime today? I ask because at 11:30 EK17 was decending nicely over the peak district but it didn't actually land until 12:25, a much longer delay then a simple go around.
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:20 pm

It was them that closed the runway! Steering problem so had to be towed to stand, caused a handful of divs.
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:05 pm

Quoting Boysteve (Reply 14):
Quoting david_itl (Reply 15):

Correct, the A380 caused the runway closer. Was at the viewing park when it happened, everything seemed normal at touchdown. We only realised that there was a problem when they didnt taxi off the runway, some had thought it went off the end! I have pics of it being towed to the gate.
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RE: MAN News 48

Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:42 pm

Noted on the MAD departure website for tomorrow

21:30 IBE2810 MANCHESTER (MAN) IBERIA 4


23:00 arrival here? This was meant to arrive on Monday!
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:07 pm

Does anyone know anything about the MON888 showing on the Manchester Airport departures page as an outbound to SYD at 2300?

Is this a charter of some description?

[Edited 2013-03-12 15:08:26]
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:41 am

Quoting Mattuk (Reply 18):
Does anyone know anything about the MON888 showing on the Manchester Airport departures page as an outbound to SYD at 2300?

That's not the first time that has been on there. No idea why it's there but I can tell you the flight doesn't exist.
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:02 am

I think it may exist. A friend of mine at SYD told me last week there was a Monarch 757.
Not sure if it is connected
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:33 pm

Dont they do some round the world private charter tour every year? Though surprised theres no intermediate stop.
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:07 pm

A MON 757 left SYD as MON9934 on 5th March but went to AKL as part of the RTW trip. Not connected to this though as it's still not back.
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RE: MAN News 48

Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:24 pm

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 22):

A MON 757 left SYD as MON9934 on 5th March but went to AKL as part of the RTW trip. Not connected to this though as it's still not back.

By chance, I heard MON9233, G-MONK, get airborne from Praia in the Cape Verde Islands this morning. Only TOM fly to Cape Verde from the UK, so it wasn't a regular IT holiday rotation. He dropped into Faro.

Perhaps that was it on the way home?

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RE: MAN News 48

Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:01 pm

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 22):
Dont they do some round the world private charter tour every year? Though surprised theres no intermediate stop

As LHRjc pointed out, this was not connected but part of the Captain's Choice Equatorial Explorer private jet tour

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 23):
By chance, I heard MON9233, G-MONK, get airborne from Praia in the Cape Verde Islands this morning. Only TOM fly to Cape Verde from the UK, so it wasn't a regular IT holiday rotation. He dropped into Faro.

This was an ad-hoc IT flight for Kristina Cruises, a Finnish cruise company, and operated the following:

LGW/FAO (positioning)
FAO/RAI
RAI/FAO/HEL
HEL/LGW (positioning)
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:09 pm

Well, you learn something every day !

Thanks

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RE: MAN News 48

Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:02 pm

Ground incident on Saturday affecting the EZY1911 MAN-PMI

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....ight-majorca-delayed-after-1753941
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:16 pm

Revisionist history of passenger numbers in the Evening News today

"Number of Manchester Airport passengers hits all-time high"

"The number of passengers handled by Manchester Airport soared by nearly 850,000 last year - the highest rise of any UK gateway.

Latest figures reveal more than 19.7 million people jetted in and out of Manchester during 2012, an increase of 4.5 per cent."

Well of course it would be, if we ignore these years:

2004 MANCHESTER 20,969,335
2005 MANCHESTER 22,083,008
2006 MANCHESTER 22,123,762
2007 MANCHESTER 21,891,723
2008 MANCHESTER 21,062,749
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:08 am

Interesting article with the UK & Ireland manager for Thai Airways in which he refers to a possible service to MAN?

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-...umbo-to-london-20130320-2gfc7.html
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:42 pm

Quoting Mattuk (Reply 28):
Interesting article with the UK & Ireland manager for Thai Airways in which he refers to a possible service to MAN?

25 years ago (1988) down at the old car park on the brickworks we heard the rumour that TG were coming into MAN that November twice a week extending the DC10 service from Stockholm. About 6 years back there was a TG press release stating that they intended to serve Manchester within 3 years.

I live in Bangkok and would love to see the MAN service become a reality but........................
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:31 am

Quoting david_itl (Reply 27):

Are there any comparabile figures for LPL or LBA, to see if there has been displacement?
 
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RE: MAN News 48

Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:36 pm

Some interesting planes at MAN today:



Any specific reason either one was here?

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RE: MAN News 48

Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:58 pm

Quoting spiplane (Reply 31):
Any specific reason either one was here?

Jettime seem to have been covering for some of the SK539/40/41/42 flights recently.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/OYJTD
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/OYJTB

The Enter Air has been operating winter flights to the likes of Lapland.
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