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by David_itl
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3299

Re: Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow

Err... the landing in question is in the 1st 15 seconds... reckon 0:12 is when the wing s at it's closest. Maybe 6 feet or so off the runway?

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by David_itl
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Does Thomas Cook Fly NYC (JFK)-MAN?
Replies: 26
Views: 3233

Re: Why Does Thomas Cook Fly NYC (JFK)-MAN?

Per the CAA statistics for May and June, these are the passengers carried between MAN and EWR/JFK in May and June: May: EWR 11374 JFK 36222 June: EWR 12826 JFK 39371 So roughly 100,000 passengers on the New York routes in 2 months. Yet we are always told airlines pulled out of MAN-New York due to &q...

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by David_itl
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd flight over London just now.
Replies: 8
Views: 2145

Re: Odd flight over London just now.

Maybe to do with a cycling event? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cycling/48953010

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by David_itl
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10462

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

Just for completeness, there were some LHR/LGW routes that actually operated to MAN then non-stop to their destination and I think the flight numbers were per the brackets: LGW-MAN-MCO (BA237/BA236) LGW-MAN-BGI (BA255/BA254) LHR-MAN-HKG which became LGW-MAN-HKG (BA20/BA19 -> BA35/BA36) LHR-MAN-ISB w...

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by David_itl
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 14119

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

You posted the resumption 3 hours ago stating "not a word in the press" A google search for "BA resume Cairo service" Story image for BA resume Cairo service from BBC News British Airways to resume Cairo flights after security review BBC News-9 hours ago British Airways will resu...

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by David_itl
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57565

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

The first non-stop MAN-Australia service is about to land in PER. Admittedly it's only a charter with fewer than 100 VIPs on board but still a bit newsworthy.

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by David_itl
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Coming back from Chatsworth House last night, I noticed a lot of social media chatter about a Crystal 77L arriving into MAN last night. It's scheduled to take Manchester United and Leeds United non-stop to PER at 2pm local today. Today airlineroute has tweeted that Biman Bangladesh's inflight mag is...

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by David_itl
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread
Replies: 289
Views: 41166

Re: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread

Crystal 77L arrived into MAN last night and is scheduled to take Manchester United and Leeds United non-stop to Perth at 2pm local today.

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by David_itl
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Now now Dobbo. We have an airport that's struggling because we don't have 30 to 40 flights a day to New York which is indicative of low demand that MAN has. Back in the real world though... The Saturday transatlantic arrivals with a combined Virgin/Thoma Cook block then the other ones. 05:20 Orlando...

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by David_itl
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Just our regular weekly service that has operated for a couple of years. Used to come in at the weekend via Malmo. Just does a tech stop in Sofia.

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by David_itl
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Airlineroute has reported that Icelandair are to use DHC8s on MAN services 2 weekly from 15th July to 14th September and will also be using leased A319s in July and August

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by David_itl
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IT failure at MAN, Long delays to check-in.
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: IT failure at MAN, Long delays to check-in.

Already fixed

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by David_itl
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 21002

Re: Flybe update

Looking at the BE/VS presence at MAN, you can see why they want to tweak the connectivity.. The table below is extracted from Flightradar 24 but I've banked ti for an arbitrary 40 minute connection and put in punk the long-haul routes operating less then 5 weekly (disregarded the days of operation f...

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by David_itl
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43077

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

You only forget to mention that Airbus had already paid a lot more than they originally had lent and that all parties involved agreed to lower the fee. How do you know that Airbus had already paid a lot more than they originally had lent to them? (And it's not a loan if you don't have to pay it bac...

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by David_itl
Mon May 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Can I make it 6 destinations with 19 or 20 daily flights with Swiss operating 2 or 3 daily to ZRH?

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by David_itl
Sun May 26, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

A few new services started over the past few days.. or should I say 2 route resumptions and a new service?

Loganair LM584 from Londonderry on Friday
El Al LY301 from Tel Aviv today
Virgin VS181 to Los Angeles today

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by David_itl
Sun May 19, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Power supply issues affecting fueling. half a dozen flights diverted that were inbound and I've seen 2 or 3 departures drop into LPL and BHX for top-ups

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by David_itl
Sat May 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

We need a better word than rumours now for Thai! This is a lot more significant as looks like this is our year. Located in the Analyst Briefing report complied by Thai when they announced their quarterly results for 2019 http://thai.listedcompany.com/misc/PRESN/20190517-thai-analystBriefing1q2019.pd...

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by David_itl
Tue May 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

They are content to to fly to the airports either side of MAN u.e. LPL and DSA. Not stopped some rumours about discussions with MAN

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by David_itl
Mon May 13, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 40482

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Who is putting on the multiple dailies to EDI, GLA,ABZ, ORK, DUB, BHI, CDG, MRS, LYS, NCE, AMS, BRU, CPH, GOT, OSL ARN, WAW, FRA, MUC, DUS, CGN, HAM, HAJ, STR, TXL, FCO, VCE, MXP, BCN, MAD, SVQ, LIS, OPO, VIE, ZRH, GVA, BSL, ATH, ZAG, OTP ,PRG, BUD etc? Flybe provide limited connections and don't h...

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by David_itl
Mon May 13, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

April passenger numbers up 8% to 2.39 million to make the rolling 12 month total 28.8 million. "Passenger numbers to Croatia were up 59.4%, Portugal saw growth of 35.3% whilst Finland was up 23.8%. ". Okay 2 touristy destination bumped up for Easter can be easily explained but so Finland t...

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by David_itl
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Airlineroute has tweeted that Air Transat will be using A321NEOLRs on Toronto-MAN from 4th November

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by David_itl
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about VS16/VS15/VS16 delays
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Question about VS16/VS15/VS16 delays

Looking at the vs source page we've got these services not operating: 20th April VS75 Manchester – Orlando VS76 Orlando – Manchester VS109 Manchester – Atlanta VS110 Atlanta – Manchester VS138 New York JFK – London Heathrow VS153 London Heathrow – New York JFK VS449 London Heathrow – Johannesburg. G...

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by David_itl
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30865

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

The future will show us if they have chosen right. Pushing Pax to other hubs, allowing others who have the ability to add capacity to take market share, while BA moves to a more supply restricted O&D model leveraging off its dominant slot portfolio giving it greater yield. Their 787s and A350s ...

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by David_itl
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

so Virgin is not really seeing MAN as limited business traffic airport and major leisure airport. Article about the revamped 787s also includes this about the A350: "For now, Kerzner's focus is on getting all twelve of Virgin Atlantic's Airbus A350s into the skies – a process which will occur i...

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by David_itl
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Ettiad currently (approx midnight BST) showing A388 A6-APD operating on EY21 due to arrive 1505

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by David_itl
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15889

Re: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR

BASE Regional Airlines were not a franchise partner of British Airways March 1999: "Base Airlines of Holland became the airline's 10th franchise partner and would offer services between Eindhoven and Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Zurich." https://www.britishairways.com/en-...

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by David_itl
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"
Replies: 38
Views: 9306

Re: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"

I’ve also noticed on MAN/BHX - IOM Aand others are back to Q400’s have replaced Stobarts ATR’s. IOM is now a Flybe base and not Stobart, Announced last summer http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=41224&headline=Flybe%20to%20re-establish%20Ronaldsway%20base&sectionIs=news&searchyear=...

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by David_itl
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 64
Views: 10240

Re: EK and London

No, JAL has operated for decades into LHR with DC8s then moving to 747s

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by David_itl
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Pegasus flight tines confirmed on routesonline. Shows 5 737s ex MAN but 4 737s and 1 A320 ftom SAW

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283794/pegasus-airlines-adds-istanbul-manchester-link-from-july-2019

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by David_itl
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15232

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

You claim Airbus paid €50 billion in royalties based on your figures, but can't tell us how you arrived at those figures. What are your inputs/assumptions? What they based on? According to this link http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2010/september/tradoc_146485.pdf from September 2010; "Si...

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by David_itl
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

A singke datum point is no basis to report on how a route is doing. I have futnished on this thread the monthly numbers which show incrreasing loads. As for payng a liow price meaning yields must be bad, maybe it coincided wirh promotional fares; what's the point in charging double what rivals are d...

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by David_itl
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

So Air New Zealand have increased "their" frequency to MAN with them codesharing with Virgin to LAX. So it's 3 times a week via the States and 5 times a week via Singapore. I just wonder which service provides the quicker route to Auckland.

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by David_itl
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 113
Views: 20249

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

Yes there's practically zero demand for MAN to India to such an extent that both DEL and BOM listed MAN as a link they sought with something like 110,000 passengers combined going to those cities alone. Whether VS would actually see an opporrtinity is open to debate as they doubted they could work M...

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by David_itl
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

If it's a lack of yield, to stop operating on 22nd March i.e. the Thursday before the summer timetable change is a bit strange. You'd normally wait to the end of the winter timetable before pulling the route. Remember the service was launched as 4 weekly but prior to the 1st flight the frequency was...

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by David_itl
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Anna Aero has done a feature on the top 10 unserved routes from the top 10 ranked airports in Asia. We already have links to Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore. Out of the remaining 7 airports we find the following: Shanghai with 59137 passengers (2nd in their list). It needs Air China to have the rig...

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by David_itl
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

That's a good question for which I think only ET's beancounters would know! Couple of other ones are Hainan averaging 74% loads and Singapore Arlines - not going to do load factor splits as we don't know the capacity breakdown but to/from SIN averaged 178 passengers and to/from IAH averaged 113 pass...

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by David_itl
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3788

Re: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019

3 month hiatus from going out and about saw me make sure my camera was still working a couple of weeks ago. First set of 4 are from Poole's Cavern in Buxton and Buxton Country Park3 month hiatus from going out and about saw me make sure my camera was still working a couple of weeks ago. First set of...

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by David_itl
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

The January stats are out. Some isolated performances.... My abacus told me that Ethiopian averaged 76 passengers per flight in December. The figure's gone up in January..... to 82.4 passengers per flight. Seems to me that it's not beyond the realms of possibility for MAN to have Max8 non-stop servi...

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by David_itl
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 113
Views: 20249

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

Did I say far fewer passengers were actually flying from the UK to the US? I didn't, so let's please read carefully and use our literacy skills before putting words in my mouth. I said the UK vote to exit the European Union lead to the collapse of the GBP/USD exchange rate, which it did. For US3 ai...

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by David_itl
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 16836

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

skipness1E wrote:
[ I would imagine EDI as a toe in the water would make more sense as MAN tag on if anything...


If it were to be a tag-on then I'd imagine that MAN would be going 10 weekly as the existing daily route saw 85% loads on the A350-1000 in December (we are taking over 100% loads on A359s).

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by David_itl
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2057
Views: 359520

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Interesting see United going year-round 767 on EWR-MAN (mix of 763 and 764 in summer, 763 in winter) finally replacing 757s.

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by David_itl
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

2 fog diversions so far today that I've see. FI470 TF-ICU operating KEF-LGW and LO2201 SP-LMC operating BUD-LCY. Think there were a couple of BA ERJs last night from LCY.

In other news United is operating 767s in winter replacing the 757.

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by David_itl
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 113
Views: 20249

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

Or maybe, just maybe, an entirely unprecedented move like, let’s say, the UK voting to exit the European Union, lead to the dramatic collapse of the GBP/USD exchange rate, which quickly torched a route that’s majority UK POS. So tha'ts the reason why Virgin is doing a 20% increase in capacity and U...

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by David_itl
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 113
Views: 20249

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

AA and BA are in a revenue sharing joint venture. Thus, AA's ORDMAN books are more or less completely open to BA, who have shared in the losses on the route. It seems not curious but clear that BA saw what a bloodbath ORDMAN was for the joint venture and have no interest in touching it. That's extr...

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by David_itl
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU clears AF/KL/DL/Virgin Group deal
Replies: 52
Views: 9191

Re: EU clears air-france-klm-delta-virgin-group-deal

VS at MAN operates ATL, BGI BOS, JFK, LAS, LAX, MCO plus codeshare with 9W to BOM.

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by David_itl
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgian airspace to close for 24 hours
Replies: 30
Views: 4908

Re: Belgian airspace to close for 24 hours

Etthopian routed a Max8 non-stop to MANt today avoiding the normal BRU stopover

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by David_itl
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 73383

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Passenger numbers up 7% in January to 1.78 million https://marketingstockport.co.uk/news/manchester-airport-passenger-numbers-continue-to-soar/

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by David_itl
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand flight turns back half-way to China
Replies: 36
Views: 8820

Re: Air New Zealand flight turns back half-way to China

Elsewhere it is suggested that this particilar frame doesn't have approval to land in China. Maybe someone can clarify the Chinese regulations on whether airlines have to stipulate which aircraft will be operating there?

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