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by David_itl
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airways plans LHR-Teesside
Replies: 14
Views: 4414

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2020 New Routes

Vasu wrote:
Always good to see a new route rather than something getting cut. Is it the first time Eastern have operated to LHR?


They did fly a DC3 from Norwich to LHR back in the day
https://www.freewebs.com/airhumberside/history.htm

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by David_itl
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Tunisia charter flights over 70s 80s 90s
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Tunisia charter flights over 70s 80s 90s

Tunisair operated from what I remember up to 2 times a week with 737s into MAN fro the early 1980s which I'm pretty sure was from Monastir . For some reason TU8794 is in my mind as one of the flight numbers and I think TU8801 (possibly doing Monastic-Gatwick-MAN-Monastir>) No source other than my he...

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by David_itl
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 30152

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Ira Air's service to Tehrani now in the Iranian press https://ifpnews.com/iran-resumes-direct-flights-to-manchester?fbclid=IwAR3nElOueg6L7dSaFoJ-CmnWWu5et-_wCtmxgUEaxnC8FhYycTsfe5iq5bM _____ This is a bit unexpected. 9 KU flights previously, now at least 3 more flights to Kuwait and still we wait fo...

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by David_itl
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2635
Views: 475909

Re: UA pulling EWR routes to Shannon (SNN) and Manchester (MAN)

[AA has cut JFK-MAN twice. They launched it in 1991 alongside the then newly added JFK-LHR frequencies and quickly dropped it less than a year later. not by my reckoning. The passenger number reported simply do not stack up to what you say. as passenger numbers on MAN-JFK went from 117000 in 1990 t...

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by David_itl
Sat May 23, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 30152

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Emirates is back - UAE17 A5-EPK currently en-route with ETA of 1125

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by David_itl
Sun May 17, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 30152

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Their PR piece https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/media/press-releases/summer-2021-flying-schedule.html does state:


Flying from Manchester:

Atlanta
Barbados
Los Angeles
New York JFK
Orlando

I imagine daily A333 will what it is going to be.

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by David_itl
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 11026

Re: Stobart Air in trouble

I wonder what would be made of Suckling Airways then?

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by David_itl
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will replace Flybe?
Replies: 33
Views: 4564

Re: Who will replace Flybe?

ABZ-MAN around 15000 passengers a month (I believe BE were doing up to 6 flights a day Mon-Frr), EDI-MAN around 7000 passengers a month (rt was 3 flights a day on BE) Quick estimate loads around 75% or 80% (based on 6 daily Mon-Fri, 1 on Sat, 2 on Sun for ABZ and 60% for 3 daily Mon-Fri, 1 on Sat, 2...

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by David_itl
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37950

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

Those of us with long memories recollect a 1986 travel exhibition wherr they said rhat 1987 would see Manchester-Miami services. A runoured route older than the "Thai to MAN' one !

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by David_itl
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the impact of Brexit on Aer Lingus?
Replies: 14
Views: 3183

Re: What is the impact of Brexit on Aer Lingus?

Aer Lingus flying European routes out of Manchester pre-dates any Anglo-Irish open skies agreement. They started in the late 1940s until BEA/British Airways petitioned to get them stopped in 1978 until they were reintroduced in 1988 (with a Milan route hindered for a year by Italian intransigence th...

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by David_itl
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis
Replies: 11
Views: 3313

Re: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis

Norwegian went to Amsterdam, Cathay is at Frankfurt and TOM11 came to Manchester,. Quite a few diversions yesterday including one that was routing Sofia-Bristol that diverted to Cologne!

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by David_itl
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18992

Re: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

That was ...some... turbulence for UX1093. The Dreamliner tried to land 5 times at AMS according to this article I can only see 3 approaches at AMS with it getting down to 1450 feet at it's lowest point looking at the FR24 playback.. I thought 3 attempts at landing at a given airport was the maximu...

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by David_itl
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18992

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

This isn't going to line up properly butt here goes with where I've seen UK diversions go, sorted by where the aircraft ended https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/84508738_10220358059038202_1822002844396421120_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ohc=qEzjKWvQlWgAX80Nwkq&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&a...

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by David_itl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112277

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Why is it odd? 2 airlines principally taking people on holiday and one airline offering domestic connectivity and frequency (2 to 4 flights per day) that in the hands of the complaining airlines would see the same major city to non-major city route operating 3 or 4 times per week which is hardly con...

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by David_itl
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 30152

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Maybe but why only May and not from February/March inwards if it's to do with what's going on.

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by David_itl
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 30152

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Cathay Pacific changes in May. Reducing to 6 weekly (non-operational on Wednesday) but the weekends see the A350-1000. Back to daily 1st June and the A350-1000s will then be daily until 31st August https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/288623/cathay-pacific-ns20-long-haul-changes-as-of-0...

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by David_itl
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 30152

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

It's virtually made up the initial 75 minute delay then.

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by David_itl
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28619

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

From what i remember EK was roughly 75% connecting on around 1 mlllion passengers So call it roughly 220000 O+D passengers. Or 602 passengers per day. If that is anybody's idea of only a few doing MAN-DXB then all they posted needs to be ignored

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by David_itl
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28619

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

It's funny how other airports are allowed to have passengers going on holiday but when it comes to MAN, it's a big no-no as we have to have aircraft that are fitted out exclusively for 100% business class for MAN to gain a route? I'm sorry even if passengers are deemed "low yielding" (whic...

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by David_itl
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 30152

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

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.

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by David_itl
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28619

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

An airport that charges people to drop off passengers will never be a good airport. so that would be most UK airports then but only MAN gets mentioned. Never mind that there are train, tram, bus and coach links to the entire country and a free drop off zone always escapes the notice of those who co...

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by David_itl
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28619

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

II’m not sure what the obsession with replacing TCXs capacity is as they bled money on many of the routes, even in peak summer one could often see sub £280 rtn fares a couple of weeks out to all of their US destinations bar MCO. Is this the same TCX that was on course to make £115 million profit fr...

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by David_itl
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please help me to understand aircraft routes
Replies: 45
Views: 10281

Re: Please help me to understand aircraft routes

Been Air Europa flights at MAN over the years.

Not sure how many Euuropean aitlines havent used MAN but it wont be that many.

Maybe you may need to look for easyJet A321s routes as they"ve not been to MAN

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by David_itl
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would MAN-IAH work if UA operated the route instead of SQ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3248

Re: Would MAN-IAH work if UA operated the route instead of SQ?

MAN-IAH per the T-100s is coming in at around 64% load (based on the whole aitcraft). Not knowing the inventory split means that we domt know what percentage of the avaiilabe seats for MAN-IAH alone is being taken up. But rest assured, MAN is not a lightweight on this route MAN-SIN is between 70% to...

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by David_itl
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139552

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Shall we go into the realms of fantasy? Why not! We know that MAN has previously indicated that Perth would be one of the routes that they are hopeful for in the very long-term. On the back of Qantas' selection of the A350-1000 for any east coast Australia-Europe non-stop services, Anna Aero has don...

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by David_itl
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139552

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

I've manipulated the US DOT' T-100 statistics to produced this route/airline breakdown for our US routes. Bear in mind that these statistics only cover the period January to May https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78721479_10219793907574768_7644322147929686016_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ohc...

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by David_itl
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 56639

Re: Airbus Boss Does Not Regret A380 Decision

If Airbus had a proper grip on stuff, an awful lot of money would have been saved and the entry into service would been a lot smoother, Then throw in the scenario of not building the wing for 600T payload in readiness for the -900 which should have improved the economics for airlines.

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by David_itl
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 56639

Re: Airbus Boss Does Not Regret A380 Decision

So, the Airbus CEO is now in full agreement with the competition's marketing strategy of the early 2000s. Yet Boeing decided that this apparent non-existent market needed to be entered into as well unless you are deciding that the B748 is now a very large twin. What Boeing gets out of a terrible de...

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by David_itl
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139552

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

and we've got to remember that VS said that Delta may operate any additional services whilst they are relatively short of aircraft. Bedding in the route for a season or two with the 767 may be the best way to approach it. Thomas Cook were achieving about 90% loads on their 2 weekly service. I can't ...

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by David_itl
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139552

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

This bit from the ACL report looks correct: "Jet2 - Based aircraft increase from 19 to 24. Also a B737-800 changes to B757 and a B757 to A330-200" As we have this "An additional five aircraft will be based at Manchester, and one each at Birmingham and Stansted Heapy told delegates.&qu...

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by David_itl
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139552

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

I assume so: "Wang Junjin, Juneyao Air Chariman, said: “Juneyao Air is delighted to launch its first fifth-freedom route to Manchester,..."

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by David_itl
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139552

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

and it is.... Juneyao 3 weekly to Shanghai via Helsinki.New 5th Freedom route. Mon. Wed, Fir. Arrive 0830, depart 1000 on 789s https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/chinese-airline-launches-new-service-17281621

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by David_itl
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139552

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Hai have no idea but it looks like 2 route reveals in 2 weeks. One of which we can likely say it's about Thame. In the meantime there's an interesting Anna Aero analysis of the Kangaroo route that has thrown up some titbits. in the Top 10 UK-Australia routes, MAN features no fewer than 4 times (Sydn...

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by David_itl
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139552

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Having seen a report of more Turkish A330s next year, just checked their website and found they appear to be doing this:
TK1993/1994 Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
TK1995/1996 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

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by David_itl
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?
Replies: 27
Views: 9366

Re: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?

Looking at the landing times, I find this: scheduled arrivals 4am to 4.59am: 6 scheduled arrivals 5am to 5.59am: 11 scheduled arrivals 6am to 6.29am: 12 actual arrivals 4am to 4.59: 10 actual arrivals 5am to 5.59am: 6 actual arrivals 6am to 6.29am: 21 All but 1 arrival scheduled before 6.am arrived ...

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by David_itl
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139552

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Virgin making Barbados 3 weekly year round. No details yet found for the 11% increase in summer capacity with "more flights to some of their more popular destinations" https://stluciatimes.com/virgin-atlantic-announces-increased-flights-to-barbados/

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by David_itl
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17291

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?

Tarom flew 2 weekly to MAN on schedulled services from OTP . RO387/388 in the mid 1990s as i saw a number of their 737s here!

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by David_itl
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139552

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Air Baltic to restart Riga. 4 weekly from March so rhats rhe 2nd reveal. Wonder whats next? https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1181841974631862272?s=19

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by David_itl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139552

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

The formal Biman reveal in the press https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/biman-bangladesh-airlines-return-to-manchester-airport-from-new-year/ Market size seems reasonable and with more efficient aircraft at hand, may be it will be sustainable this time "It is a boost to the many Bangladeshi communit...

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by David_itl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217936

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

The last one was the Hi Fly A380 doing MCO-MAN this morning.

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by David_itl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17291

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

[BA doesn't need to set up a costly base at MAN for a few flights across the pond,. The only problem with that argument is why does VS have a base at MAN, presumably just as costly as a BA one would be, with 2 types of aircraft (744 and A330) for no more than 6 flights a day and STILL manages to de...

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by David_itl
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinations?
Replies: 52
Views: 17291

Re: Why does MAN get so few BAW international flights and destinies?

So you mean like Thomas Cook and their 24 slot pairs?

the problem would always be not trusting BA to actually serve MAN/the regions properly. Remember they preferred passengers to go MAN-LHR-elsewhere rather than non-stop MAN-elsewhere.

Astounding to think they wilfullly cede the market to DL/VS.

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by David_itl
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139552

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

"Showing interest" and true significance of any expansion remains to be seen. As was said I doubt it will be like for like TCX/VS replacement which would suggest over capacity and limits on margins So...why on earth would VS want to take over slots that they are NOT going to want use to b...

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by David_itl
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new DTW TATL service for S20
Replies: 165
Views: 16071

Re: Potential new DTW TATL service for S20

Why should DL fly DTW-MAN? Is there a huge amount of traffic headed to midwest towns that airlines are just just not serving? I believe most meaningful connecting opportunities inbound from MAN are currently adequately captured with present service. Where else would DL fly to MAN from if VS indicat...

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by David_itl
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new DTW TATL service for S20
Replies: 165
Views: 16071

Re: Potential new DTW TATL service for S20

Err.. dare I say DTW-MAN? With the demise of Thomas Cook, Virgin is eyeing their MAN slots per https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-26/virgin-atlantic-targets-manchester-growth-with-thomas-cook-slots . It does contain this sentence: "Some new flights at Manchester could be operated b...

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by David_itl
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217936

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

The A380 leaving MAN about 14.30ish i believe to go to PMI having arrived at about 00.15 this morning from KUL.

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by David_itl
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways
Replies: 15
Views: 4500

Re: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways

Perhaps the inability to carry Israeli passport holders between London and New York may have something to do with why they won't entertain such a routing.

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