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by User001
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 67058

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Yeah, was surprised with ET from the outset, so cant see that lasting. Some US iffy's too BOS, ATL will be under review. Cant compare summer month inbound tourist EDI with far less competition. If you say so. Let's not even contemplate yield to which non of us are privvy. There's more to a route th...

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by User001
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1336
Views: 170975

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

From May 2019 data from our friends across the pond at the UK CAA - it appears BOS-EDI is off to an OK start - about 82.5% Load Factor. BOS-MAN - looked horrible 70 ish people a flight (assuming 10 one-ways both direction combined were flown). I think its time for DL to take over the route with a 7...

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by User001
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 67058

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Yet GLA (nearer) was not downgraded? GLA doesn't have easyJet as direct competition On the days the dash is scheduled. Also MAN has a lot more US flying than GLA which all means the Ice flights at GLA could well be slightly busier. Also while gloating over these dash, it doesn't account for the tim...

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by User001
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 67058

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Hi David, I'm guessing that these changes are because of fleet shortages due to the continuing 737 MAX issues, and not pax numbers? But why would they choose one station over another to replace with a smaller prop. Wouldn't thank you for that trip with everyone with connecting luggage... Because of...

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by User001
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24707

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Uh? you do realize this is thread about Lufthansa and Germany TATL right? You want to discuss MAN go start your own thread. Facts are facts, but I guess when you don't like the facts it's ok to insult other people. The facts are that there is very little demand to/from secondary European cities rel...

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by User001
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24707

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

By the way half of those MAN TATL routes are glorified charter routes to places like MCO, CUN, PUJ, and LAS. That is where the locals want to You can call them what you want but they are still fully scheduled flights with or without your 'glorified charter' interjection. Funny how you point out tho...

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by User001
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24707

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

There have been a lot of attempts to connect other German cities to North America. LH had several short lived routes out of TXL as well as some out of DUS.They discontinued them after some time. It's not just Germany either. It's Europe in general due to the fact that most European countries have t...

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by User001
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24707

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

One good example is Manchester, UK. There is no bigger TATL market than U.S.-UK and yet TATL routes from MAN are too few and far in between. Depends how you class 'few and far between'? There can be anything up to 20 daily flights from MAN across the Atlantic, I class that as quite well connected f...

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by User001
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet and the xlr
Replies: 30
Views: 3712

Re: EasyJet and the xlr

I have heard A rumour easy are looking to go to Cape Verde (assume from Gatwick ) are their current a321neo able to get there with a full load ? GC is 2500 miles I imagine add a few looking at 2700 ish Certainly they can make it. Thomas Cook is flying the A320 to Cape Verde from Gatwick (seasonal) ...

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by User001
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 794
Views: 124034

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Norwegian starting BGO-MAN, Monday’s and Friday’s starting 28th October.

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by User001
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 67058

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Norwegian will add a 2 weekly Bergen flight from October 28th Mondays and Fridays

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by User001
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32497

Re: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options

Virgin are going to expand where it's commercially viable and the CEO seems to think that is LHR. "Virgin Atlantic Set to Double Capacity at Heathrow Says CEO" "The carrier, founded by billionaire Richard Branson, would like to use Flybe to roll up more airlines into an expanded shor...

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by User001
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32497

Re: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options

So is that the message to the world. Expand LHR or the U.K. stops expanding too. VS is a growing business, it won’t simply ‘not expand’ just because R3 gets kicked into the sidelines. I’ve not stated VS will treble in size overnight in any of my postings. What I have addressed is the lack of slots t...

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by User001
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32497

Re: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options

But in the interim they can keep applying for and re-assigning remedy slots through Flybe and swapping them with unrestricted slots operated by AF/KLM. I think he is saying that by the time runway 3 comes around they want to have a network that stands up as a competitor to BA rather than what they ...

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by User001
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 11120

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

there are plenty of A330ceo flying with a downstairs lav, the same LH has on the A346. I know about LH and the A346 lower deck lavs but I don't know of any A330ceo with lower deck lavs. Who currently flies with this configuration on the A330ceo? Thomas Cook UK has downstairs lavs on a few of their ...

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by User001
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32497

Re: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options

That growth is dependent on Runway 3 being built. With more legal challenges in the wings, potential anti-R3 prime minister in BoJo coming online and the growing anti Greenhouse Gas lobby particularly targeting aviation, I'll put good money on that runway not being ready by Shai's 2026 target. And i...

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by User001
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20856

Re: Flybe update

I wonder if they will place a business product on the aircraft? Secondly, there is no way they will offer a proper business class seat Virgin have very recently started canvassing their frequent flyer customers asking opinions on a potential short haul business class product. So, whether they carry...

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by User001
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways Europe network
Replies: 23
Views: 5688

Re: Thai airways Europe network

Cheers Dobbo

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by User001
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways Europe network
Replies: 23
Views: 5688

Re: Thai airways Europe network

The latest investor meeting from Thai stated that Sendai and Manchester will be launched next (I do have an image of the slide that shows this but don't know how to imbed the image here) . Sendai has just been announced, so........

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by User001
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32497

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

I've heard this A339 order is for a MAN sub fleet with a slightly lower upper seat count similar to the ex-Air Berlin they will replace. 4 of the 10 will replace the AB aircraft and the other 6 will be for expansion. Also expect an order for the A220 to come too. VS currently asking its frequent fli...

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by User001
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 67058

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

UA don’t put the code on the flight but do let SQ put their code on some IAH connections for SIN pax only. UA ticketed connections are not available to MAN pax. Looking at data from the airport, it seems the average load for MAN-IAH-MAN pax are about 90-110 (some days higher) while IAH-SIN-IAH seems...

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by User001
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 178797

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

You are talking about the home base of a hub airline in the countries biggest city, so very easy for them to do. MAN doesn’t have a large, home based hub airline and is not the UKs biggest city, so, probably needs a foreign airline to open such a route. In the same vein, this "foreign airline&...

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by User001
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 178797

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Just my 2p. BOM-MAN was one of 9W's weaker long haul flights (the other being MAA-CDG) compared to the AMS and LHR flights ex BOM. 9W could only make BOM-MAN work because of VS's strong presence at MAN and 9Ws strong presence at BOM - The flight funnelled many India-US two stop itineraries from Ind...

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by User001
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 178797

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet proved the market existed, and if Vistara and Virgin could team up, back on to a winner. Just my 2p. BOM-MAN was one of 9W's weaker long haul flights (the other being MAA-CDG) compared to the AMS and LHR flights ex BOM. 9W could only make BOM-MAN work because of VS's strong presence at MAN and ...

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by User001
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7839

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

They also flew to MAN initially with B777 but then B747-400. However yield was poor and the route only lasted 2-3 years. Did love seeing their famous 'hibiscus' livery at MAN. They then tried again with just a cargo flight but despite good figures on that one it too was pulled (I believe it was due ...

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by User001
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 178797

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Well, like I say, all these similar arguments appeared to disprove Jet entering the route, and despite what happened, we all saw them enter the route anyway. We will just have to see how this plays out but all I'm saying is we can't jump to conclusions just yet, stranger things have happened.......

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by User001
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 178797

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I think it's unlikely that anyone will start BOM MAN now. If AI starts MAN , they'll add it to their EU bank from DEL. If Vistara starts flying int'l this year, of course Manchester won't be in their list of first few destinations. Only one who can fly is VS and I hope they better try making LHR BO...

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by User001
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 8969

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

Antarius wrote:
The most telling part of this is that they only had 37 passengers to offload.


The flight departed with 333 pax, it didn't just have 37 pax on it. They had to offload 37 pax due to the 'door inop' procedures.

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by User001
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36836

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

Furthermore, there was a demonstration flight a few months ago at MAN where Embraer brought the "profit hunter" E190-E2 over and took BA out for a spin around the Lake District. Not seen Bombardier / Airbus do anything like that yet. The CS100 demonstrator has been to MAN for a few days p...

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by User001
Fri May 31, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 27167

Re: HiFly A380 in the air currently

Apparently carrying boxer Anthony Joshua and his entourage

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by User001
Fri May 31, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6433

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

I suspect This is just attention seeking and probably lacks substance. Reason I say that, is if you genuinely plan this sort of action, then rule number one, dont publish your plans. Just rock up and do it with a slight element of surprise. All this has done is alert the authorities to the plan and ...

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by User001
Mon May 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 67058

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

MAN stated in one press release that they expect to hit 30m pax this year (but can’t find that link anymore).

Ps thanks David, knew I was forgetting one, I blame jetlag! Swiss serve ZRH 2 Daily.

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by User001
Mon May 27, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 67058

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Lufthansa will increase MUC-MAN to 4 daily Monday-Friday from 1st November. Flights will arrive at MAN 1305/1310 and depart at 1355. They will use the A319/320 for this flight. This also means that the Lufthansa group will serve Manchester up to 17 Times a day to 5 destinations this winter (FRA 5 da...

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by User001
Sun May 26, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 67058

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Also missing Jet2to La Rochelle and FlyErnest to Verona, both started yesterday.

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by User001
Sat May 18, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 67058

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Interesting. Who are all these Thai travelling pax do we think? Outbound leisure, high yielding business or connecting? And what aircraft? Interesting to know who this would steal from? (Im guessing other one stop connections eg EK, BA etc) At the last OAG publication, MAN-BKK was the 3rd largest u...

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by User001
Wed May 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11102

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

Why was my post deleted? Doesn’t seem to be any explanation provided as to its deletion. It definatly posted as I had notification to say someone quoted it!?

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by User001
Mon May 13, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39917

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

It's great listing all the potential long haul destinations but with what feed? Looking at it far too simplistically. I’ve already explained why the destinations would work in themselves. Yes, the hub operation is small to begin with, but, we are talking about shifting the deckchairs at best, and a...

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by User001
Sun May 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39917

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

I am very surprised to see people have not mentioned BKK - that could be a cash cow for VS if they bought TC. With leisure backing too; could open up HKT and do a "thailand trip" and give some competition to TUI. I personally didn’t mention BKK as it seems to be one of those annoyingly ob...

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by User001
Sun May 12, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39917

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

MT currently has a decent amount of feed from BE/SK and LH. You get feed for the likes of ANU if the destination isn’t served from the feeding airport, so it’s more importantly than you’d think.

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by User001
Sun May 12, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39917

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

While the destinations you've listed would be brilliant to see, I struggle to imagine that places like NRT and CPT wouldn't return to London before Manchester. That said, times have changed, VHols are stronger than they were 10 years ago and with some clever hubbing it might be a possibility. Do yo...

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by User001
Sun May 12, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39917

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

MT have finished the lease with Air Tanker. One is with Condor and 2 with Jet2.

The MT short haul operation probably would have been good had they not already brought the FlyBe one. Might as well cherry pick what you need.

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by User001
Sun May 12, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39917

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

not familiar with TCX's operations but according to to Wikipedia they have 7 A330s on lease, 3 operating for Condor. Any info on how accurate this is? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Cook_Airlines If so we are talking about VS taking over 4 A330 leases (some serving LGW) which is relatively sm...

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by User001
Sun May 12, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39917

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

I do honestly feel MAN could be to the VS/DL/AF/KL group what DUB is to IAG, which is a good relief hub. AMS is running out of slots (capped), CDG is, well, CDG and LHR is full until a new runway, which still isn’t guaranteed and even if it does get permission is a good 10 years away. This means for...

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by User001
Sun May 12, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39917

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

If indigo bought tc would they rebrand as wiz or keep separate ? The only reason I could see easy buying is to stop wizz expansion into other bases . Can’t see what virgin can gain as a/c are old only crews trained and ready are of value and possibly slots .However they could probably grow themselv...

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by User001
Fri May 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25680

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

PlaneMad134 wrote:
Hainan flights to Edinburgh and Beijing are back on sale from the 1st of September.


It’s on sale at full fare only which is still a worrying sign.

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by User001
Thu May 09, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39917

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

I can’t see the competition authorities having any issue with VS buying out the MT long haul. We are talking about 9 planes from VS and it still wouldn’t be the largest airline by volume at MAN. Even with BE we are talking about a base still smaller than Aer Lingus at DUB. In terms of destinations a...

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by User001
Thu May 09, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39917

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Well, buying the long haul operation would certainly give the prospect of a MAN hub more credibility. This would literally double the VS long haul operation at MAN overnight. Back when VS took the stake in FlyBe, it was rumoured it was all to build a hub at MAN, with a small feed operation at LHR. T...

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by User001
Wed May 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6400

Re: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester

MAN handles WAYY more diverts than LHR. Can you share the stats on this please? Would make interesting reading. Thanks Mark While I don’t need have the exact dates and times to had: TATL wise: Lufthansa has diverted several A380 MAN (the LH441 in particular has made at least 4 visits to MAN). In ad...

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by User001
Wed May 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6400

Re: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester

by738 wrote:
Could have used the new found A380 facilities at GLA! (though not convenient for crew or spares!)


The timings will have clashed with the scheduled A380 however?

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by User001
Wed May 08, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6400

Re: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester

Yeah. LHR is prob better for engine failures bc of the long rwy. U.K. aviation doesn’t start and end at LHR. Each divert is decided on the circumstance at the time. Hijack or potential bomb threat, that will see you at STN. If STN is no good, then PIK. Tech or medical issue: most end up at MAN, DUB...

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