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by User001
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

https://airportrumours.blogspot.com/202 ... e.html?m=1
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Iran Air now confirmed for a July 4th Start on its 1 weekly IKA-MAN. Its on sale via Iranian agencies such as Alibaba.

Reminder of the times:

https://airportrumours.blogspot.com/202 ... e.html?m=1

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by User001
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s
Replies: 84
Views: 9850

Re: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s

Pre-Covid it was supposed to go up to a 767 this Summer. Not just this summer but last summer too. Summer 2019 was a B767-400, then switched to a B767-300 for winter and then supposed to be the - 300 this summer too. Winter 2020 sees it back as a - 400 and lastly back to the - 300 next summer (as t...

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by User001
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

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 flight...

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by User001
Sat May 30, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259744

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Apparently the FAs were told that Delta plans to exit a number of their European stations permanently. The specific locations were not revealed, and no I don’t have a link to confirm what the FAs were told. But given that it was revealed en masse, somebody will likely be able to source that quote s...

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by User001
Thu May 28, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

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.

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by User001
Thu May 28, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Iran Air have applied to serve Tehran-Manchester 1 weekly: https://airportrumours.blogspot.com/2020/05/iran-air-proposes-manchester-service.html Seems like someone forgot to inform MAN that the industry is in Crisis. That's THG air and Luxair confirmed, Kuwait and Iran Air applying for slots (in loc...

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by User001
Thu May 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

The KU slots were applied for during lockdown

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by User001
Sun May 24, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis
Replies: 77
Views: 16008

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

Some UK and Eire news for TAP post covid One of 2 OPO-LGW flights moves to LHR (nightstopper) from July 1st. DUB: 4 weekly nightstopper added from 25th October. Some days have 3 daily but overall frequency remains 14 weekly. MAN: 4 weekly nightstopper added from 25th October. Frequency increases fro...

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by User001
Sun May 24, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

TAP adding a nightstopping flight this winter and a 3rd daily on some days.

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by User001
Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

So after years of rumours about Kuwait which have all came to nothing they are now about to start flights with virtually no lead in time, in the midst of a global pandemic which has all but killed international air travel and at a time when anyone entering the country has to isolate themselves for ...

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by User001
Sat May 23, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Emirates will be cargo only to MAN until July

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by User001
Sat May 23, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 9414

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020

oldJoe wrote:
Luxair is more or less a state owned company. Do they really need a route to Manchester that often ?


Given they are starting the route, clearly they do.

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by User001
Fri May 22, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 9414

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020

Was Manchester-Luxembourg profitable for Flybe when they were around ? It was a route that was served until the very end, as well as expanded from 4 weekly to daily in its last year, so, can only use that anecdotal evidence to suggest it was. The fact Luxair are picking up the route, in the midst o...

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by User001
Fri May 22, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

MAN been at the black magic, as somehow despite the covid crisis, seems to have gotten 2 new passenger airlines on board and a new cargo airline based at the airport. As well as the rumoured Kuwait Airways route and the creation of THGair, Luxair have confirmed they will return with a 3 weekly fligh...

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by User001
Fri May 22, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152749

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Zooming in on those photos, the engines certainly look shredded underneath as if they have had contact with the ground. The RAT is deployed and there is a streak of white smoke coming from the engine, so, I think those photos are genuine.

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by User001
Sun May 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Atlanta is already on sale for S21, daily A333.

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by User001
Thu May 14, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29151

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Between the 16th and 22nd May, Air India will run 2 repatriation flights into DUB. One will be from Delhi, the other from Begaluru.

The confirmed date wasn't published, just came as part of a bigger list of what repat flights are being operated for that week.

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by User001
Wed May 13, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I know it's been tough stuck in your bedroom for the last few months but schools go back on 1st June so you'll be with your friends again then. In the meantime just chill and have some manners. Did you feel better after writing that? Do you honestly feel that bolstered your argument? Do you think I...

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by User001
Wed May 13, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Because these are the main itineraries they have already sold from these airports - it means they will not have to refund tickets. They will have only sold blank bookings via Virgin Holidays, hence them saying 'flights will go on sale this saturday', so not huge numbers of people to refund if your ...

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by User001
Fri May 08, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

The British Isles already has several major airlines: - Easy Jet - Ryanair - Jet2 - British Airways - Air Lingus - TUI Airways - Loganair Not to mention that there are plenty of superior airlines from overseas that British people can fly on (KLM, Lufthansa etc...) Why does Virgin Atlantic need to b...

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by User001
Fri May 08, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

The reason I brought this topic up was to explain that tourism from East Asia will likely rebound quicker than tourism from the West, but that tourists from East Asia may be unlikely to visit the West anytime soon due to fears about how the West has contained the coronavirus. Not only has the coron...

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by User001
Wed May 06, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

As for how they can move the LGW operation to LHR, it should be easy in the short term. In the medium term (1-3 years out), it should still be fairly simple. LGW was planned to have what, at most 4-5 daily flights this summer? Easy targets to cut from LHR would be the split 4x weekly SEA / 3x weekl...

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by User001
Tue May 05, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Furthermore, most of Asia has been less hit by the pandemic, especially India. China and India are still forecast to economically grow. Asian tourists will have more money to spend. That's only true if the numbers have been reported correctly. Reports of 25,000 urns being delivered to Wuhan alone s...

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by User001
Tue May 05, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

AirHansa,

Would you like to add any more sweeping, unfounded and frankly some cases, bigoted generalisation your post? Don't quite think you got enough in there!

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by User001
Mon May 04, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29151

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Wear mask,gloves,sanitize Gloves is another misconception. It's been stated quite extensively by medical professionals and scientists that gloves not being used correctly may actually help the spread. You need to change gloves very very regularly for them to be effective, as you are less likely to ...

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by User001
Mon May 04, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29151

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Cnt help but feel the Aer Lingus picture is another example of 'selective outrage'. Blasting all those on the flight, questioning if they are essential travel, yet travelling yourself? Do as I say not as I do comes to mind. It's like over here in the UK, small local take aways have been open through...

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by User001
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual Flights/Aircraft due to Lockdown
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: Unusual Flights/Aircraft due to Lockdown

Kuwait Airways has been running 3 flights a day to Manchester this week, all with B77W. KU don't serve Manchester as a scheduled destination.

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by User001
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The HUT group to create new cargo airline
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

The HUT group to create new cargo airline

Not much detail as to the operation, but, to give some background as seen as few people would have heard of them. The Hut Group are a UK company that have been in business for a few years, and seems to be on the up and up. They are a shell company that seems to have many sub divisions, and specialis...

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by User001
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 764
Views: 108998

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

[url][/url] The EU has temporarily abolished the 80/20 rule until June, which means airlines don't have to use slots to keep them. This gives BA a bit of breathing space to decide what to do with the slots until then. Just because the EU has said that it does mean that LHR has to follow it? Isn't it...

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by User001
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 764
Views: 108998

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

The EU has temporarily abolished the 80/20 rule until June, which means airlines don't have to use slots to keep them. This gives BA a bit of breathing space to decide what to do with the slots until then.

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by User001
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37892

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Why doesn't Virgin build a terminal at STN and target the north London market? Given slot constraints at LHR and LGW, there are after all, other opportunities. As already mentioned STN has a capacity limit. This sits at 35 million, and STN is already at 29m. Yes, that's 6m more pax that can be adde...

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by User001
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37892

Re: Virgin Atlantic's Expansion Options

Well the plan was to make MAN a hub for VS, and indeed a few flights this winter have been retimed for this hub operation. That of course is now dead in the water, but interestingly, VS has publicly stated that they will keep the Virgin Connect name, as they are evaluating their next move. Of cours...

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by User001
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37892

Re: Virgin Atlantic's Expansion Options

Well the plan was to make MAN a hub for VS, and indeed a few flights this winter have been retimed for this hub operation. That of course is now dead in the water, but interestingly, VS has publicly stated that they will keep the Virgin Connect name, as they are evaluating their next move. Of course...

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by User001
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse
Replies: 45
Views: 11029

Re: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse

After Flybe collapse, just found out that Danish Great Dane just took some of their E195 and the rest may have ended up with Stobart Air. What about their Q400 and E175? Anyone can guess or know where will they end up next? Great Dane and Stobart took those E195 long before Flybe went under. Flybe ...

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by User001
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands
Replies: 24
Views: 3510

Re: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands

Threads on airliners get more and more bizzare by the day. The plane is potentially in a catastrophic situation, and the crew have an industry standard of 90 seconds to evacuate the aircraft. Therefore they really don't have the time to start pondering how their commands may be construed and if they...

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by User001
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37892

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Why do you think DEL was chosen over BOM? I thought VS may have chosen to fill the hole that 9W left (appreciate the route was only around for a few months!). Do you think they'll announce BOM too? DEL is a longer standing route for VS, as BOM has had a very stop start past. DEL LHR is also 2 daily...

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by User001
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37892

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

So it turns out VS are trickling their route announcements a little at a time. They've just announced MAN-DEL flying 3 weekly on a A332. A PM departure from MAN and a day return from DEL. STD 1640 STA 0605+1. Two hour turn means they'd be departing DEL 0810 arriving 1210. Question is, will a 1210 a...

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by User001
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146542

Re: DY about to go bust?

Lots of airlines shares are down due to the Corona uncertainty. Its not unique to DY

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by User001
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Ethiopian are going direct from 1st July. B787-9 used.

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by User001
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22579

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Ethiopian still seems to be via Vienna from March until July.

One wonders what’s going on with ET, that’s Madrid, Brussels, Vienna and now Geneva as intermediate stops. Madrid even had 5th freedoms which is generally quite unusual for ET.

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by User001
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 107858

Re: The WestJet Thread

MAN a good candidate for YYZ and YYC in the future if the DL/WS partnership happens. It will have a VS hub at the MAN end and WS hub at the other so good potential

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by User001
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

One could argue Thomas Cook, as much of a blessing on some routes, hindered a lot of US services too.now, one could argue the following examples had other factors at play such as mergers, but, when you align the events up, you see a pattern. Around the time TCX started building up, United went down ...

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by User001
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

[photoid][/photoid] 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. It is already operating, and does so year round. In other news, Ethiopian have stated they intend to increas...

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by User001
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22579

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

Ethiopian will once again change the intermediate stop on its Dublin terminator flights from 30th March. Will now go via VIE rather than BRU, but still 3 weekly.

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by User001
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis
Replies: 11
Views: 3308

Re: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis

Southern airports seem to be coming off the worst in this. LTN- several wizz to Doncaster, a couple of Ryanair and easyjet to Manchester, Stansted and Doncaster LGW- 2x BA went to Europe, as did a few easyJet. A few Ryanair and an easyJet also ended up at Manchester. A Vueling ended up at LHR EXT- t...

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by User001
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37892

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

The 333 fleet appears to be overscheduled for S20 right now (I'm counting 13 frames needed to cover LHR-MIA x1, LHR-ATL x1, MAN-ATL x1, LHR-IAD x1, LHR-EWR x1, LHR-JFK x3 (including a JFK and a LHR RON), LHR-BOS x2 (including a BOS and a LHR RON), and LHR-TLV x1 with a TLV RON). There’s also a 2nd ...

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by User001
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37892

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

The 333 fleet appears to be overscheduled for S20 right now (I'm counting 13 frames needed to cover LHR-MIA x1, LHR-ATL x1, MAN-ATL x1, LHR-IAD x1, LHR-EWR x1, LHR-JFK x3 (including a JFK and a LHR RON), LHR-BOS x2 (including a BOS and a LHR RON), and LHR-TLV x1 with a TLV RON). There’s also a 2nd ...

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by User001
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Not suggesting Wizz are coming to MAN but to say they focus on airports such as LPL and LTN to fit their ULCC model isn't quite correct anymore.

They serve LGW, MAD, BCN, NCE, BRU, TLV and until March, FRA amongst others. Those are not small, cheap LCC only airports.

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by User001
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 26235

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Would recommend avoiding the place , in similar fashion to Wuhan


So, you put T3 and Wuhan in the same category for avoidance.

One you could contract a deadly virus, the other you might be mildly inconvenienced for 2 hours of your life.

Yes, totally rational comparason right there!

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by User001
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 110
Views: 23844

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

I am surprised they haven't (yet) expanded to TLV..Yes, i know the competition is fearsome, esp. in London.,but they have never been ones to shy away from it..Plus, regional connectivity to TLV from BHX,GLA,EDI,BFS etc is seriously lacking competition..They have a good solid product with a great br...

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