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David_itl
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:30 pm

Airlineroute has tweeted that Air Transat will be using A321NEOLRs on Toronto-MAN from 4th November
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:59 am

Pegasus to increase its Manchester-Istanbul route before its even started!

https://twitter.com/airportnewsman/stat ... 01472?s=21
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thu May 02, 2019 7:15 am

Easyjet add a 2 weekly link to Jersey from July 1st, increasing to 3 weekly in November:

https://twitter.com/airportnewsman/stat ... 97376?s=21
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thu May 02, 2019 8:30 am

Qatar cargo A332 in this morning. Is this a regular thing that I’ve aomehow missed or a one off?
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thu May 02, 2019 8:34 am

It was actually a Sichuan Airlines Cargo. Had been repainted from Qatar Cargo into Sichuan colours.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thu May 02, 2019 11:44 am

Ah gotcha, an air livery job then. Thanks!
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thu May 09, 2019 7:09 pm

Virgin are looking at buying TCX L/H which could be very interesting for Manchester as it would give a fantastic US network
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thu May 09, 2019 7:09 pm

Virgin are looking at buying TCX L/H which could be very interesting for Manchester as it would give a fantastic US network
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thu May 09, 2019 7:11 pm

Mullion wrote:
Virgin are looking at buying TCX L/H which could be very interesting for Manchester as it would give a fantastic US network


https://news.sky.com/story/virgin-atlan ... e-11715547
That feeling when you sit at the end of a runway, brakes are released and the raw power takes over. Now that is a thing of beauty and it never gets old.
 
Scottiedog
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thu May 09, 2019 7:17 pm

Firstly the April statistics in detail:

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At the start of the year I began to keep a spreadsheet showing projected statistics for the next few years. With the April figures now being available I thought I would share by data with you:

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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thu May 09, 2019 7:33 pm

EY101 diverted to MAN this evening due to a medical emergency. Unfortunate for the passenger but nice to see an A380 that isn’t black, red and green.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thu May 09, 2019 7:35 pm

Slightly late but here is Update #88 courtesy of the MANTP Project team:

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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thu May 09, 2019 7:38 pm

MANMatthew wrote:
EY101 diverted to MAN this evening due to a medical emergency. Unfortunate for the passenger but nice to see an A380 that isn’t black, red and green.


I think you will find that this actually diverted in on Wednesday and not today.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Thu May 09, 2019 7:43 pm

Update #89 from the MANTP Project Team

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MANMatthew
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Fri May 10, 2019 8:36 pm

Scottiedog wrote:
MANMatthew wrote:
EY101 diverted to MAN this evening due to a medical emergency. Unfortunate for the passenger but nice to see an A380 that isn’t black, red and green.


I think you will find that this actually diverted in on Wednesday and not today.


Yep saw that after I posted but frankly, I couldn’t be arsed to amend my post.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Fri May 10, 2019 10:33 pm

According to different sources, TUI Airways based A321 SX-ACP of Olympus from 1st of May in MAN- but so far, according to flightradar24, not a single flight... Any idea why?

www.jethros.org.uk

 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sat May 11, 2019 9:32 am

Starts today 11th May not 1st
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sat May 11, 2019 4:34 pm

I do hope if VS buy TCX they will offer some year round Caribbean destinations other than your Cuba, Dom Rep, (which have never appealed to me). Leeward island such as Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada are far more appealing although similar to Barbados they don’t have the big resort style hotels that the “other” islands offer
the captain has now dimmed the lights for take off this is a routine procedure for flights during the hours of darkness!
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sat May 11, 2019 4:43 pm

samair wrote:
I do hope if VS buy TCX they will offer some year round Caribbean destinations other than your Cuba, Dom Rep, (which have never appealed to me). Leeward island such as Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada are far more appealing although similar to Barbados they don’t have the big resort style hotels that the “other” islands offer


They have more than enough to warrant a 2x 3x a week operation similar to LGW where they couple two together. I could see one of VS’s first moves if the purchase does happen being the introduction of the 3 routes you mentioned, in a similar format to their LGW schedule.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sat May 11, 2019 7:22 pm

I hope so, either that or reintroducing the MAN-LGW flight
the captain has now dimmed the lights for take off this is a routine procedure for flights during the hours of darkness!
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sat May 11, 2019 7:58 pm

samair wrote:
I hope so, either that or reintroducing the MAN-LGW flight

Now that would be a surprise.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sun May 12, 2019 9:45 am

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samair wrote:
I hope so, either that or reintroducing the MAN-LGW flight

Now that would be a surprise.


The difference being it would actually be more of a feeder flight for MAN now than the other way round.

VS at LGW over the past 2 years have, dropped CUN, moved LAS to LHR, reduced capacity on some routes to the A332. MAN is now and certainly will be if they get TCX long haul, a bigger operation than LGW.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Mon May 13, 2019 5:05 am

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 there as well has got be to a shock

"Looking further afield, Jamaica saw growth of 38.9%, Mexico was up by 28.6%, Egypt by 28.2% and Singapore saw numbers increase by 25.3%."


[url]​​http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2041666-easter-break-sees-8-increase-in-passenger-numbers-at-airport​​​[/url]
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Tue May 14, 2019 6:58 pm

David_itl wrote:
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 there as well has got be to a shock

"Looking further afield, Jamaica saw growth of 38.9%, Mexico was up by 28.6%, Egypt by 28.2% and Singapore saw numbers increase by 25.3%."


[url]​​http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2041666-easter-break-sees-8-increase-in-passenger-numbers-at-airport​​​[/url]


Good numbers.

No dada to support this but I wonder if Finland is benefiting from onward connections to Asia. I’ve seen very competitive pricing to various Far East destinations, plus Finnair’s marketing campaign based around the ‘short route’ tag line.

Re Caribbean, wouldn’t be surprised if these were being driven mainly by uncertainty around Brexit. A couple of travel agents informed me European holidays are down 50-65% on their books.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Tue May 14, 2019 8:04 pm

Question - Why hasn't Wizzair got any routes out of MAN and does anyone know if they are looking to enter the MAN market? I know Ryanair and Easyjet are massive at MAN, but surely Wizzair can make a few flights work to begin with. Give easyjet some competition to Eastern EU
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Tue May 14, 2019 8:23 pm

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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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Wed May 15, 2019 8:16 am

Many airlines will be in contact with airports in areas of operation just to keep people on their toes
 
Scottiedog
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Wed May 15, 2019 8:30 pm

Manchester Statistics - March 2019

Destinations that are either new (no passengers since my records started in January 2005), or have not been served for a number of years - if the latter then the month and year of the last service is shown.

No new destinations were served in March 2019.

Million passenger routes (Rolling annual figures)
Amsterdam - 1,045,310 passengers

The following domestic statistics are missing from the CAA report for March.
Isle of Man does not appear in the initial report. In 2018 they had 13,938 passengers

Moving monthly and annual figures - based on CAA statistics/MAG statistics
Monthly passengers - 2,067,950 +3.38%
Annual Total - 5,659,146
Moving Annual Total - 28,657,684 +2.42%
Monthly Movements - 15,131 +0.74%
Annual Movements - 42.002
Moving Annual Movements - 201,680 -0.26%

Top 25 destinations - by passenger numbers
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Top 25 destinations with highest percentage increase.
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Figures for the European and long haul destinations that I consider to be the main points for our connecting traffic.
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Comparison of top 25 destinations - March 2009 versus March 2019
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Major changes to Domestic traffic
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The CAA figure for Isle of Man is missing.
CAA statistics for March are provisional.
 
David_itl
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sat May 18, 2019 7:32 pm

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.pdf

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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sat May 18, 2019 7:57 pm

Scottiedog wrote:
Comparison of top 25 destinations - March 2009 versus March 2019
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The decrease to LHR is almost exactly the number of passengers DUB gained.

Nice stats.
 
Armodeen
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sat May 18, 2019 8:13 pm

Wow! At the risk of sounding like a Liverpool fan, it's our **** year :P

I will definitely be looking to use the TG service in the future so long as the aircraft type isn't too terrible.


David_itl wrote:
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.pdf

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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sat May 18, 2019 9:05 pm

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)
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sat May 18, 2019 11:06 pm

by738 wrote:
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 unserved long haul route globally. Behind SGN-LAX and DAC-JFK (not sure why such large flows between the latter but that was the data provided).
The route will primarily be a MAN-BKK-MAN demographic rather than BKK-MAN-BKK and primarily leisure. I expect a similar demographic to the Nordic routes to be honest.

In terms of the prospects of a MAN route, the Thai press had mentioned Manchester again just 2 weeks ago, and in terms of the presentation above, Sendai, the other route mentioned, was put on sale one week ago, thus, we await the outcome for MAN.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sun May 19, 2019 6:07 am

About a year ago I remember seeing on wiki TG listed as starting MAN service in December '18. Although obviously incorrect, there's been murmurs of this route for quite a while.

Seems a perfect fit for the 789 or 359, most likely the latter given fleet limitations.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sun May 19, 2019 1:02 pm

David_itl wrote:
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.pdf

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That is a great spot David_itl - goes a step beyond the (predominantly Thai) newspaper speculation of the past year or two.

Let’s see what comes out of it.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sun May 19, 2019 1:08 pm

Fingers crossed it happens, they've been teasing it for too long.
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David_itl
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sun May 19, 2019 6:13 pm

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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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sun May 19, 2019 9:02 pm

There are delays and cancellations at Manchester Airport after a "power issue" affected fuel supply.
Flights to Tenerife, Belfast and Milan are among 69 cancelled, while others have been delayed by hours.
A Manchester Airport spokesman said: "Due to a power issue this afternoon there is currently an issue with the fuel supply at the airport.
"Engineers are... on site to fix the issue and we are working with airlines to try and minimise the impact."
It is believed all fuelling at the site has stopped.

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-48330568
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sun May 26, 2019 7:42 am

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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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Sun May 26, 2019 7:59 am

Also missing Jet2to La Rochelle and FlyErnest to Verona, both started yesterday.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Mon May 27, 2019 5:40 pm

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 daily, MUC/DUS 4 daily, BRU 3 daily and VIE 1 daily).
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Mon May 27, 2019 7:26 pm

User001 wrote:
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 daily, MUC/DUS 4 daily, BRU 3 daily and VIE 1 daily).

I make that 13 times per day not 17.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Mon May 27, 2019 7:27 pm

jubaexpress wrote:
User001 wrote:
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 daily, MUC/DUS 4 daily, BRU 3 daily and VIE 1 daily).

I make that 13 times per day not 17.

Never mind. I see you meant Munich and Dusseldorf each get 4. Need new glasses.
 
David_itl
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Mon May 27, 2019 8:19 pm

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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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Mon May 27, 2019 9:18 pm

How long until the 30million pax rolling mark? I reckon if Monarch didnt go under it could already be there.

Also seen some interesting action recently,

Ernest A320
Bulgarian MD-80s
Belavia EMB170s
ETCs
 
User001
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Mon May 27, 2019 9:22 pm

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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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Tue May 28, 2019 1:17 pm

User001 wrote:
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 daily, MUC/DUS 4 daily, BRU 3 daily and VIE 1 daily).


Excellent news! It's about time, both MUC and FRA do great business out of MAN.
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Scottiedog
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Tue May 28, 2019 1:56 pm

User001 wrote:
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.


Whether we hit 30m this year will depend on if we manage to keep above a 7pc monthly growth.

I have a projection file which says, assuming 5pc per month, we will actually end up with 29,664,084. However if the increase is 6pc then the figure changes to 29,870,156 and 7pc would be 30,076,228.

January saw a 7.02pc increase, February 6.97pc, March 3.75pc and April 8.4pc. Then of course we had a number of cancellations earlier this month due to the "Fuel Fiasco", so I would say that it's any ones guess as to whether the magical 30m will be reached for the first time.

Let's see what May's published increase is. I know that ACL are showing an "Available Seats" increase of just under 7pc for the Summer season.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Wed May 29, 2019 3:05 pm

Slightly belated due to holidays....

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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Wed May 29, 2019 3:20 pm

MANTP Update #91 - courtesy of the MANTP Project Team

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