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by Luftymatt
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways mulling (threatening?) to leave LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 13628

Re: British Airways mulling (threatening?) to leave LHR

Spiderguy252 wrote:
Cute from BA, but no cigar. Emirates too should announce they are leaving DXB just for the lulz.


They have done, several times. They've been saying for a while that they want to move to the new airport (World city?) or something.

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by Luftymatt
Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021
Replies: 49
Views: 13957

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

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...

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by Luftymatt
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 319
Views: 61146

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

LAXffDUB wrote:
I'm curious. Will the British AOC require the aircraft have "G" registrations?


Yes it does.

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by Luftymatt
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF Airport preparing for a Volcanic Eruption
Replies: 27
Views: 7085

Re: KEF Airport preparing for a Volcanic Eruption

Oh no, not something else! The industry isn't having much luck at the moment is it?

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by Luftymatt
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters
Replies: 147
Views: 23030

Re: Atlas 747-8i orders more 747-8F

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...

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by Luftymatt
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 319
Views: 61146

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

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...

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by Luftymatt
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 319
Views: 61146

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

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...

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by Luftymatt
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 319
Views: 61146

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

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...

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by Luftymatt
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 319
Views: 61146

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

[/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...

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by Luftymatt
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 43361

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

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...

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by Luftymatt
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 43361

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-14oct20/


It lasted the course that it was supposed to. When the route was announced, it was only a temporary service.
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AirBourne wrote:


It lasted the course that it was supposed to. When the route was announced, it was only a temporary service.

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by Luftymatt
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..
Replies: 96
Views: 19986

Re: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..

They pick their times don't they? :roll:

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by Luftymatt
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 22439

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

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...

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by Luftymatt
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 122
Views: 11729

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

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.

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by Luftymatt
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 43361

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: 80
Views: 27218

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: 179
Views: 43361

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: 179
Views: 43361

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: 179
Views: 43361

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: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 119255

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: 179
Views: 43361

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: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 157097

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: 6919

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: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 157097

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: 179
Views: 43361

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: 179
Views: 43361

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 - 2020
Replies: 85
Views: 14963

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: 179
Views: 43361

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 - 2020
Replies: 85
Views: 14963

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 - 2020
Replies: 85
Views: 14963

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 - 2020
Replies: 85
Views: 14963

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: 179
Views: 43361

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: 179
Views: 43361

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: 13299

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: 179
Views: 43361

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: 2069

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: 15620

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: 15620

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: 11205

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: 179
Views: 43361

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: 7091

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: 179
Views: 43361

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: 148154

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: 11639

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: 6579

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: 148154

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: 148154

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: 148154

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: 148154

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: 6579

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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