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by Danfearn77
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 107936

Re: MAN news - 2018

Ryanair to try again on MAN-KBP. This time a 2 weekly flight on Monday and Friday starting 1st April. Flights are already bookable. Probably discussed at the time but I must have missed it, what stopped them last time? They announced it and I was looking at booking flights etc, next minute they wer...

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by Danfearn77
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 30219

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

There is evidence to suggest they are cutting LAX in S19. None of this is confirmed. Hi Dobbo - what evidence? Can you share? MAN - LAX is loaded and for sale from end of June next year. Hi Internaute You are quite right - as things stand it is on sale and GDS. What they have done is shorten the se...

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by Danfearn77
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 107936

Re: MAN news - 2018

Flown seasonally isn’t it? 2 or 3 a week?

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by Danfearn77
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 8416

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

The L-1011 flying was by British Airtours (along with 747 also). About a half dozen airlines have tried LAX-MAN over the years, none really last. The weekly charter flight routing LGW-MAN-BGR-LAX continued to be operated by Caledonian. As you said the 747 briefly operated in the late 1980s, and a f...

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by Danfearn77
Thu May 31, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 8416

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

I wish them and Viegin would fly to different destinations, then we might get to keep and grow them! Are they both still flying to Boston? Yes, both airlines operate seasonal flights to BOS. 2 weekly from Virgin and 3 weekly from Thomas Cook. Last year both had load factors in the 60s. It'll be int...

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by Danfearn77
Wed May 30, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 57
Views: 9758

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

I do wonder whether one of th big boys will bite and operate a XXX-MAN-NYC service? Or even another US city. Who would be the most likely if this was the case? EK? QR? SQ? I’d say the latter would be the most unlikely. Emirates have a great brand identity in the UK and I’m sure a daily service could...

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by Danfearn77
Fri May 18, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently
Replies: 27
Views: 4718

Re: Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently

Fantastic news and long overdue. I've flown Jet several times and always had a good experience with them. Couldn't spot it in the article unless i've missed it, but I guess they will slot into T2 for now? The MAN-India direct flight by 9W should be announced in the next few days, according to our so...

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by Danfearn77
Fri May 18, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 107936

Re: MAN news - 2018

I think the service will help stimulate some demand too. I think it will be a success and hopefully we will see it go non-stop before too long.

Great news also about Jet. An Indian link is well overdue!

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by Danfearn77
Thu May 17, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 10471

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

MT to MAN? I only say this as wasn’t this rumoured a while ago? Definitely the outsider mind...

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by Danfearn77
Mon May 14, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 107936

Re: MAN news - 2018

Fantastic news about ET. Said for a few years they’d be a good edition and I’m sure the service will do well

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by Danfearn77
Mon May 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12350

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

Isn’t Macron effectively doing what Thatcher did way back in the 70’s/80’s? By Weakening and/or eradicating unions? Love or hate Thatcher, we don’t go through such crippling strikes in this county much anymore.

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by Danfearn77
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 107936

Re: MAN news - 2018

While only hearsay, I’ve heard from someone ‘in the know’ that the IAH route seems to be doing well, and it sells well up front which is obviously important. As you state, SIN is very busy. Be nice if it went daily to start with.

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by Danfearn77
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new European routes for the Thai Airways route network
Replies: 33
Views: 7399

Re: Possible new European routes for the Thai Airways route network

MAN - BKK has been muted for years now and really should happen IMO. The 350 or 787-9 would surely make it work, especially if timed to connect with TG's Australia services. Not everyone wants to go via the ME3 all the time. Agreed, its long been rumoured. Just wonder whether TG are the airline to ...

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by Danfearn77
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 107936

Re: MAN news - 2018

Be nice if they did, hot on the heels of FR’s recent expansion.

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by Danfearn77
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 107936

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

From people 'in the know' i believe the new MT Seattle service is showing very encouraging forward bookings. Good news if true. I wonder if, a fairly big if, AA dropped ORD, would MT pick that up one day... Id still like to see MT head East. They have a lower cost base to make even BKK work even if ...

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by Danfearn77
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB Dubai Intl Airport 20 Years Ago! (1998 video)
Replies: 25
Views: 4473

Re: DXB Dubai Intl Airport 20 Years Ago! (1998 video)

Incredible really, great video! And what a sound track from all those engines :-)

What surprised me, just how little the EK livery has changed. To my (untrained) eye it is virtually identical, although im guessing there has been some tinkering with font etc?

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by Danfearn77
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 107936

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

Wow. Quite an increase form Ryanair and easyJet. Quite how both terminals handle it, I don’t know!

On a side note, I forgot lay with Cathay later in the year and I’ve had a flight number change. Times remain the same. Does this point to a (potential) increase in frequency?

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by Danfearn77
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 61926

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Jet2 will have 2 A330 from Air Tanker next summer, and MT will continue to have one, so that mans only one A330 available from the surge fleet of 4 I’m sure it was the other way around? GVYGK and GVYGM were with Thomas Cook this summer. (GK is still there and GM should rejoin next summer.) GVYGK is...

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by Danfearn77
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 61926

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Jet2 will have 2 A330 from Air Tanker next summer, and MT will continue to have one, so that mans only one A330 available from the surge fleet of 4 I’m sure it was the other way around? GVYGK and GVYGM were with Thomas Cook this summer. (GK is still there and GM should rejoin next summer.) GVYGK is...

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by Danfearn77
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI to pull off BHX route.
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Re: FI to pull off BHX route.

I wonder if MAN just up the road had anything to do with this? Didnt FI operate a few 767's into MAN recently for increased demand? Maybe WOW will jump in as you say.

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by Danfearn77
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 38147

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

Didn’t they operate ages ago? 6 years or so I’m guessing. Around the days you’d see a good few jumbos from Air China, China Airlines, Cathay and even Jade cargo! Was MNG on a A300?

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by Danfearn77
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 38147

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

The demolition of T2 has started. Pretty much most of the building at 215 has gone, just leaving the grey lift and stair shaft remaining. Good riddance :D !

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by Danfearn77
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS Ground Stop
Replies: 27
Views: 6632

Re: LAS Ground Stop

Being reported that a suspect ‘is down’

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by Danfearn77
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 68862

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

I don’t really understand. With it being their holiday arm in trouble, if that folds why can’t they be flown on the scheduled flights that Monarch operate, unded by the CAA? As the airline would still be operating just not their holiday business? So if a family booked with monarch holidays and are i...

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by Danfearn77
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 38147

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

I would say it's a long shot. Especially now DL has pulled out and handed the reins to VS. As mentioned above, any connecting pax can route through ATL or JFK. Even more so now with the upgauge in seating capacity on both routes.

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by Danfearn77
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12828

Re: Rest of the UK thread

[twoid][/twoid]

AAMDanny wrote:
TheGeordielad wrote:
Little catch up

Virgin Atlantic boosts B744s flights from Manchester 4x JFK 3x ATL

(Well done!)


A333 not B744 ;)


The JFK route will see a 3 weekly A333 and a 4 weekly B744 while the ATL service will see a 4 weekly A333 and a 3 weekly B744 if I've read it right....

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by Danfearn77
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to use the B747 to JFK in S18
Replies: 27
Views: 5896

Re: VS to use the B747 to JFK in S18

Be interesting to see MT's next move. There we rumours of a second daily JFK flight from MAN, maybe this is a preemptive strike from DL/VS to stop someone else adding capacity.

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by Danfearn77
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to use the B747 to JFK in S18
Replies: 27
Views: 5896

Re: VS to use the B747 to JFK in S18

Going East would be interesting, although with them cutting a lot of former routes and concentrating on TATL it does seem unlikely, but would love to see it happen! As a (very) out the box idea, dont Jet and Virgin have a simple codeshare and /or mileage programme agreement? What about a MAN-India r...

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by Danfearn77
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to use the B747 to JFK in S18
Replies: 27
Views: 5896

Re: VS to use the B747 to JFK in S18

So are we thinking a new route? What about CUN? Been rumoured for a while...

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by Danfearn77
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 4415

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

If you're an Aussie or Kiwi I imagine after your 12th trip to Fiji, Bali, etc, you're ready for some new scenery and a new adventure. 77H On the subject of Bali (which i love) im surprised there is no seasonal Europe-Bali direct service? Would DY ever be interested? If not even for someone like TUI...

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by Danfearn77
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 4415

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

If you're an Aussie or Kiwi I imagine after your 12th trip to Fiji, Bali, etc, you're ready for some new scenery and a new adventure. 77H On the subject of Bali (which i love) im surprised there is no seasonal Europe-Bali direct service? Would DY ever be interested? If not even for someone like TUI...

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by Danfearn77
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 229
Views: 9165

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Imagine one in that all black livery they have on one of their A343's!

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by Danfearn77
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 77401

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

I've just mentioned on another thread, but I'd heard whispers if additional MT frequencies to JFK, potentially a 2nd daily. Let's see what happens on that front, as others have said there appears to be some sort of slack in the A332 fleet

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by Danfearn77
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 20069

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

why on earth have BA not announced a takeover of this route? this had been rumored ages There will probably be a gap in JFK-MAN from AA/BA but I foresee a return in the next couple of years - perhaps after there is more Brexit certainty. AA have lost a lot of O&D traffic to UA, VS but particula...

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by Danfearn77
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 38147

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

Read elsewhere that AA are cutting JFK-MAN.... Will BA pick this up? Can't see OneWorld leaving it to VS/DL and MT to share the spoils.

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by Danfearn77
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First French blue A359 to enter service August 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 11194

Re: First French blue A359 to enter service 8/8/17

Wow, got to say she looks good!

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by Danfearn77
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 38147

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

Be interesting to see what MT do. Agree with User001, they are less susceptible to poorer yields than the legacies, but time will tell with MIA. The rumour circulating are it isn't performing as they would like and may replace it with a second daily JFK some days and another route. We shall see. Wha...

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by Danfearn77
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 38147

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

Thanks for the figures. I was only saying the other day there isn't half some wide body traffic at MAN now. Slow month to be expected for the ME airlines. I travelled a few years back in June and could have had two full rows to myself. I suspect EK used the opportunity to do some A380 checks hence w...

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by Danfearn77
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2017 (57): Seattle calling
Replies: 141
Views: 38147

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

The pier thing surprised me too. But I believe the plan eventually is c pier will be remodelled and joined to t2? Got to say it will be a HUGE improvement.

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by Danfearn77
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure
Replies: 48
Views: 7937

Re: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure

As User001 states, it's been off for ages. I've seen them taping it up for atleast 6 weeks. Alarmist inaccurate reporting from the press. Returned due to a low oil pressure indicator.

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by Danfearn77
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Performance of VS and MT MAN-SFO nonstop
Replies: 33
Views: 5855

Re: Performance of VS and MT MAN-SFO nonstop

The UK part of the business is doing very well apparently. The German side is the one lagging by all accounts.

MT have stated they want more routes/based aircraft so time will tell.

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by Danfearn77
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Performance of VS and MT MAN-SFO nonstop
Replies: 33
Views: 5855

Re: Performance of VS and MT MAN-SFO nonstop

Whilst cabin load is not indicative of yield and success/failure of a route, for what it's worth MT posts excellent load factors for their service. Don't know about Virgin unfortunately.

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by Danfearn77
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 9553

Re: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world

The thing is with MAN is the lack of space. The arrivals and departure halls are tiny, so space is at a premium. Passport control areas are so small that one A321 offload and the hall is full, hardly ideal. There aren't enough check in desks for the airlines they have as it is, so security I crammed...

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by Danfearn77
Fri May 26, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years
Replies: 52
Views: 9582

Re: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years

Good. What a tit. He had the capacity to kill 200 plus people with an idiotic act. It's a show of force from the courts that will hopefully deter this sort of behaviour.

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by Danfearn77
Tue May 23, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 4919

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

Sickening. How anyone can do this is beyond any comprehension. I see IS have claimed responsibility, inevitably I suppose. Almost impossible to stop every attack especially something like this.

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by Danfearn77
Mon May 15, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 77401

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

It's a more quiet period this time of year so they may use this time to downgauge and do A380 maintenance. Loads are lower throughout May/June time. A few years back I remember the old A330's subbing in on many occasions whilst the A380's were under checks.

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by Danfearn77
Sun May 14, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 joins the widebody club
Replies: 23
Views: 7089

Re: Jet2 joins the widebody club

It seems that there might be some truth in the rumour that these planes do not operate to places like Cuba as the TCX ones never seem to go there, doing US and other routes instead. Is this related to the "military" nature of these planes? Ive thought the same thing. They definitely seem ...

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by Danfearn77
Sun May 14, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 joins the widebody club
Replies: 23
Views: 7089

Re: Jet2 joins the widebody club

MT have two, GVYGK and GVYGM. As someone has already noted they mainly do the USA routes, GVYGK occasionally did GOI over winter but that was it.

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by Danfearn77
Thu May 11, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 38917

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Surprised MAN hasn't been announced - wasn't that one of their desired destinations? MAN can absolutely handle an India non stop by its own merits. I'm surprised it has taken so long. I've always thought Jet could start something, with help from Virgin maybe? Could have connecting passengers from/o...

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by Danfearn77
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in talks with African carriers, considers LCC members
Replies: 21
Views: 5107

Re: oneworld in talks with African carriers, considers LCC members

Regarding Nigeria, maybe they are concerned about any potential governmental interference? Nigeria and airlines don't seem to mix!

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