Spiderguy252 wrote:Cute from BA, but no cigar. Emirates too should announce they are leaving DXB just for the lulz.
Do we think there's any chance VS will re-announce the DEL and BOM flights for next year? I suspect it will depend on travel restrictions being eased for arrivals into India. I recall at the moment that "regular scheduled international flights" are suspended and there are now quarantine r...Jump to post
LAXffDUB wrote:I'm curious. Will the British AOC require the aircraft have "G" registrations?
I don’t think this is the last order for the 747 is my gut feeling. With the fuselage production shut down and tooling disassembled, I’d be fascinated to hear your future order predictions. Talk about being condescending. It's not an unreasonable thing to say, with cargo increasing massively. How w...Jump to post
UA upgauged several TATL 757 routes to 767s, only to kill them later. That detail isn't confirming. Perhaps, perhaps not. UA are INCREDIBLY cautious with regional airports, they don't upgrade without reason. If you want confirmation go and look at the CAA stats from a few years ago when they did th...Jump to post
Only those who stick their heads in the sand, go and look at some CAA stats. If you doubt what I'm saying, then why did they upgrade from a 757 to a 767-300 only the year before? UA upgauged several TATL 757 routes to 767s, only to kill them later. That detail isn't confirming. Perhaps, perhaps not...Jump to post
I can tell you that UA did incredibly well out of MAN sold out in business class an incredibly lucrative contract The problem with UA is they just never really wanted MAN to do that well You can some might be confused or sceptical..... Only those who stick their heads in the sand, go and look at so...Jump to post
[/quote]Manchester could not previously sustain services to Chicago, Washington, San Francisco, Charlotte, Miami, Seattle and heck even UA has pulled EWR and won’t be coming back. Even DL/VS decided against starting BOS in 2021. I can’t see EI lasting too long at MAN. It will be a short lived exploi...Jump to post
Are we seeing a turning point in airlines looking towards future plans as opposed to being in survival mode only. Story about Aer Lingus having applied for slots to base 4x aircraft at MAN for TATl. https://www.anna.aero/2020/11/12/aer-lingus-to-possibly-operate-manchester-us-what-routes-most-likel...Jump to post
AirBourne wrote:Iran Air didn’t last long;
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-14oct20/
Clearly RR is the best engine in the world. However when brexit is final so is RR. U.K:s economy will fall over the cliff and COVID19 is just the trigger. What exactly has Brexit got to do the current situation RR find themselves in? At the moment they're in a mess of their own making, Brexit or no...Jump to post
There are some great adverts posted here, some of which I remember. I used to really like the early 90's Emirates advert that shows an A300-600 landing in Dubai, I can't find it anywhere unfortunately. If anyone could find it and post it, I'd be grateful.Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
"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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 AlitailiaJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post