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by Luftymatt
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

DobboDobbo wrote:
Remarkable that in the midst of a crisis, MAN has seen: (1) the return of Iran Air; (2) the return of Air Canada mainline; and (3) confirmation that it is VS’s #2 base.


Not to mention the return of a 4 x weekly Air Baltic to Riga service.

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by Luftymatt
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 19534

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

The SSJ are used to serve various smaller airports in central and eastern Europe, these will suffer from the change to Rossyia. O&D traffic originating at the destinations served by Pobeda will also be less compared to Aeroflot service. Why would that happen? Because of lowest brand recognition...

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by Luftymatt
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Air France increases to 4 daily starting March 26th 2021, with the introduction of a night stopping flight. This fills an early outbound gap left since their flybe partnership had to end with the latters bankruptcy. As flybe and Air France were JV partners on MAN-CDG, BE ran the early morning fligh...

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by Luftymatt
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

User001 wrote:
Well there is some method as to why these flights are starting, but given this site has a rather aggressive counter approach to many topics, Ill now just report the fact the routes are starting/applied for and leave the discussion to rumble on.


Oh go on, do tell :)

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by Luftymatt
Sun May 24, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

I did read somewhere that Delhi is just postponed for this year, does anyone know how true this is? I imagine that the word “postponed” reflects the most politically astute way of saying “cancelled”! It might be postponed in the sense that the aspiration remains to launch Delhi from Manchester in t...

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by Luftymatt
Mon May 18, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45264

Re: THAI Airways flies into bankruptcy

The 787s are all leased. FWIW, the A330s are all pretty young and look like they are owned by the company. IMO, they will keep the A330s as regional workhorses and shed the 787s. The 787 fleet is just not big enough and being leased they can get rid of them easily through a bankruptcy. A more inter...

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by Luftymatt
Mon May 18, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

I did read somewhere that Delhi is just postponed for this year, does anyone know how true this is?

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by Luftymatt
Thu May 14, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117414

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I believe the 777 seats are slightly wider than the A350 (and certainly A330) seats I know nothing about Delta's seats, but the width available per passenger in row in a 330 is certainly bigger than in a 350. In other words, in principle, you can put better seats into a 330 compared to a 350 (and, ...

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by Luftymatt
Thu May 14, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage Airport Targeting Direct Singapore Passenger Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6659

Re: Anchorage Airport Targeting Direct Singapore Passenger Flights

The Manchester to Houston flight does well and SQ have said that they're pleased with the performance of it. Not to mention SQ and Manchester airport have a long and fruitful working relationship, they've been flying into MAN since the 80's. With respect to ANC what demand do they think that they co...

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by Luftymatt
Thu May 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117414

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Range isn't the Problem, the A350 can do everything an 77E can do with ease. The 77L .... not out of JNB and not with cargo on top of passengers. Aside of doing it with a lot less fuel, even an A351 would probably fall short on that one route. Best regards Thomas Thanks for the insight. The A350 sh...

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by Luftymatt
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Double post.

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by Luftymatt
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Another ex Flybe route taken up, so thats SOU,ABZ, EDI and EXT with hopefully subjet to Coronavirus LUX so that leaves BHD, IOM, JER and NQY as the main routes needed, CDG and AMS can be swallowed up by KLM and AF I'm surprised BlueIslands haven't announced MAN-JER yet. They flew that route for yea...

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by Luftymatt
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 11771

Re: Loganair Thread

I am wondering if Loganair might look at taking a few of Flybe's E175'S or Q400 if the leases were reasonable and workable for certain routes? Any chance Logan air will look at some of Flybe's routes to AMS? They won't take any of the Q-400's as they're basing their long term fleet palns around the...

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by Luftymatt
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

https://www.blueislands.com/flying-with ... 142iUWP6Vk
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Blue Islands announce multiple daily flights between Exeter and Mancheter, to take over the gap left by Flybe.
https://www.blueislands.com/flying-with ... 142iUWP6Vk

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by Luftymatt
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 11771

Re: Loganair Thread

maybe getting some more ATR soon ? Yes, plenty more on the way. Two ATR-72-600 arrived last week at ABZ, G-FBXA & XB, which were part of the Chorus Aviation folio and most recently operating in full SAS livery. They are both currently in an all white finish and awaiting the Loganair 'tartan lit...

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by Luftymatt
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 11771

Re: Loganair Thread

Does anyone know why the current sole ATR42 has been so unreliable? Nearly every LCY-IOM flight it has operated recently has been substantially delayed - I get that both airports are prone to bad weather but on the Saabs it was never this bad? The Saab's have had more than their fair share of issue...

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by Luftymatt
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 11771

Re: Loganair Thread

Loganair to take over the Isle of Man to Liverpool route twice daily, seven days a week. This will operate as an interim solution, whilst negations continue over the future of these routes. https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/flybe-route-liverpool-airport-being-17897215 No mention of...

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by Luftymatt
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Interesting article, and it at least shows that they're considering MAN for possible expansion. UA are incredibly slow to upgrade or add anything to the MAN market I'd given up thinking that they ever would. Strange really considering how well their EWR service does out of MAN.

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by Luftymatt
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Does anyone know if Lufthansa have started their extra daily flight to Munich, and if not when they plane to start it? It seems like a long time ago that it was announced.

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by Luftymatt
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Plans To Buy 12 Boeing 777Xs Worth $5 Billion
Replies: 89
Views: 12657

Re: Bamboo Airways Is Interested In The 777X For Vietnam to U.S. Flights

Bamboo should learn to walk before running marathons. Whilst ambitions and huge growth targets are admirable, committing to that many 789's let alone 779's is surely over-doing things before they've even operated had a single long-haul service. Agreed. They weren't even about this time last year, t...

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by Luftymatt
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

I live in the greater manchester area and suddenly my facebook, youtube and social media is being flooded by Wizzair ads. Are they starting MAN? Doubtful but they are boosting Liverpool services, and as has been said Greater Manchester falls under the Liverpool airport catchment area. I can't see W...

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by Luftymatt
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XK ATR72 landing in strong winds - video
Replies: 8
Views: 2024

Re: XK ATR72 landing in strong winds - video

Looks like some nasty windsheer on short final, well recovered by the pilot. Nice touch down too.

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by Luftymatt
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 14857

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

Lol, a single A330-800. This will boost the program for sure. The first prototype would be a nice and cheap candidate. the 200 is too good to be replaced yet, when its time 800 will sell in masses or airlines might purchase the airplane you are designing :checkmark: I Agree 100% with this staement....

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by Luftymatt
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 14857

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

Wouldn’t surprise me if they took the -800 currently being used for testing/certification. I agree with you, otherwise I don't think they'd be getting it as soon as next year if they are buying it outright. If they are leasing one in then it may not be the case. Either way a great choice for Air Gr...

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by Luftymatt
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester
Replies: 66
Views: 10899

Re: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester

Excellent news, about time! What took them so long?
Hopefully this is just the start of Westjet ops out of MAN.

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by Luftymatt
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

I'd have thought that the CX reduction to 6 x weekly is because of the on going disputes in Hong Kong?

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by Luftymatt
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1: Virgin to Mumbai - India and China Trip 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 6254

Re: Part 1: Virgin to Mumbai - India and China Trip 2019

Great report, I enjoyed it a lot. VS on the 787 looks like a really nice product.
What didn't you like about the toilets on board? Were they dirty?

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by Luftymatt
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 29998

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

David_itl wrote:
The relaunch of Biman's service today. In what appears to be it's 1st revenue flight, B789 S2-AJY is operating BBC7 - running late though, was due 6pm now around 7pm.


What was the scheduled arrival time supposed to be David?

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by Luftymatt
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139384

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Luftymatt Transavia not not about connections or indeed the businessman(women)/ homme or femme d'affaires - No they are pure tourist -you know long romantic weekends one end and shopping/sports our end . Much like Edinburgh and Dublin tourist tourist oh and holiday maker ! That said your will at le...

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by Luftymatt
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Midlands Airport Movements
Replies: 68
Views: 10582

Re: East Midlands Airport Movements

Blue Islands has permanently replaced Flybe on the Jersey route. They also continue the route on from Jersey to Guernsey, after a brief stop in Jersey. The same flight number applies.

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by Luftymatt
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Airlines Adds Manchester
Replies: 33
Views: 6228

Re: Juneyao Airlines Adds Manchester

"Manchester is considered in the second tier of routes which means you can pretty much exclude the big three period ( that said Juneyao is really a shell of those big three created specifically for these types of routes)" By 'second tier' do you mean not a capital city? If that's the case ...

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by Luftymatt
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139384

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thank you Mullion for your response. I had no idea that they'd closed their base. Fingers crossed for the Alitailia Given it seems the rescue deal with Atlantis has fallen through, I wouldn't hold your breathe for Alitalia. Given that the first time I heard of Alitalia applying for slots was a coup...

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by Luftymatt
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139384

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Double post.

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by Luftymatt
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139384

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Couple of answers 1. Air Arabia Maroc has closed the base so no flights to BHX/LGW either 2. Alitaila have put in for slots in recent years and now Flybe off Milan hopefully more likely Thank you Mullion for your response. I had no idea that they'd closed their base. Fingers crossed for the Alitailia

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by Luftymatt
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139384

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thanks for the update Scottiedog, when did Air Arabia Maroc cancel? Also are Royal air Maroc still flying out of MAN? Interesting about Thai, I hope it comes to fruition. I take it that when you say Alitalia have applied for Milan Linate once again, that you don't think there's much chance of it hap...

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by Luftymatt
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Airlines Adds Manchester
Replies: 33
Views: 6228

Re: Juneyao Airlines Adds Manchester

PVG-HEL-MAN to be opened on 30 March 2020, current HEL-PVG leg remaining daily. HO1609 PVG 00:55 – 06:00 HEL 135 HO1609 HEL 07:30 – 08:30 MAN 135 HO1610 MAN 10:00 – 15:10 HEL 135 HO1610 HEL 17:30 – 07:30+1 PVG 135 5th freedom HEL-MAN-HEL expected, is ist confirmed already? As far as I know, they're...

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by Luftymatt
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139384

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

This was posted on Manchester airports official facebook page regarding the route announcement tomorrow:

We’re looking forward to tomorrow, so we can say hai to another exciting route coming to MAN. ✈️

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by Luftymatt
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54034

Re: Aegean new livery

OzarkD9S wrote:
Y'all are reading a lot into a blue tail cone. Lets wait and see.


My thoughts exactly, but it is par for the course here.

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by Luftymatt
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"
Replies: 23
Views: 6352

Re: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"

[photoid][/photoid]

iadadd wrote:
Luftymatt wrote:
One of ET's 787-8's is called Lucy, that to me is a lot more strange.


Lucy is the name of the oldest hominin in the world, whose fossils were found in Ethiopia


I had to google what a hominin was, fascinating thank you. At least their names make sense and have meaning. :)

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by Luftymatt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139384

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Lufthansa and Ryanair have both operated MAN_STR in the last 10 years. The 0730 dep 1205 arrival do actually tie in nicely with JFK. JFK departs 1350 so 1h45 should be more than enough time to connect. Add to that Eurowings and Hapag Lloyd express, on the STR route. Does Eurowings not fly STR anymo...

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by Luftymatt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"
Replies: 23
Views: 6352

Re: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"

One of ET's 787-8's is called Lucy, that to me is a lot more strange.

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by Luftymatt
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139384

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

[/quote]Oh geez. This is where AA went wrong with the ORD flight. Chopping and changing the aircraft to older models. PHL was the A330, then B787 and now B767. Where is the consistency with new aircraft?[/quote] Agreed, and for a route that was making a profit on the A330, it won't be impressing the...

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by Luftymatt
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA to allow pilots with diabetes to fly commercial jets
Replies: 30
Views: 5187

Re: FAA to allow pilots with diabetes to fly commercial jets

[threeid][/threeid]

SierraPacific wrote:
Awesome to see

Nobody should have their dream squashed because they were born with an easily manageable condition.


100% agree. There needs to be more common sense in the issue of class one medical certificates.

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by Luftymatt
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41131

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

VSMUT wrote:
Luftymatt wrote:
VSMUT wrote:

The first ATRs of those two will be going into full Virgin livery from next year. Full overhaul of the cabins too.


Do you mean the Stobart ATR's?


Blue Islands


It's likely to happen, I agree. However it hasn't been officially confirmed yet.

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by Luftymatt
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41131

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

Wonder what will happen to the FlyBE franchisees ... Eastern, Blue Islands, etc Good point. Stobart and Flybe are very happy with the franchise agreement with Blue Islands, and would like to keep it. If Stobart has their way it will stay, it's just a matter of seeing if the Virgin Connect part of t...

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by Luftymatt
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41131

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

Wonder what will happen to the FlyBE franchisees ... Eastern, Blue Islands, etc Good point. Stobart and Flybe are very happy with the franchise agreement with Blue Islands, and would like to keep it. If Stobart has their way it will stay, it's just a matter of seeing if the Virgin Connect part of t...

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by Luftymatt
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139384

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

[/quote] But perhaps some of the problems at TCX were that some of these long hauls were profit draining loss makers. Have we any evidence to the contrary? and thus why would VS want to start or revisit said routes?[/quote] You'll have to ask VS, after all it's them that's showing interest in taking...

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by Luftymatt
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Global: Tim Clark (Video) talks about UK's Importance
Replies: 15
Views: 3492

Re: Flight Global: Tim Clark (Video) talks about UK's Importance

This all coincides with the UK's consistent economic growth the past 9, nearly 10 years. Well, you can't say we lack a sense of humour here at a.net. Exactly! We’ve had a tough ride in the 11 years since 2008... Yes we have, and yet the UK economy is growing, this is a fact. One of the reasons EK a...

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by Luftymatt
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)
Replies: 19
Views: 4151

Re: Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)

Isn’t the ATR 72 tricky to land due to the position of its wheels and stretched fuselage? Especially in crosswinds? Yes that is true. Most airlines with ATR 72’s observe a five degree pitch limitation for take off and landing so as to avoid a tail scrape. The position of the main gear (closely posi...

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by Luftymatt
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139384

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Vice Chair of Juneyao Air has stated that with the recent delivery off its 5th B787, it is aiming to have Manchester-Shanghai operational from April 2020 (and Athens from June 2020). Flights would be 3 weekly initially. Thanks for that, fingers crossed.I was wondering if there was any more news on ...

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