standby87 wrote:tonystan wrote:KlimaBXsst wrote:Manchester is a far more user friendly airport than Heathrow. The British and Americans will be thrilled.
MAN is a hideous airport to use. The worst security experience of any airport in Europe in my opinion. I avoid it at all costs preferring to take the train or even drive from London.
Heathrow has transformed itself immensely in the last 11 years. It’s almost a pleasure to use and transit through.
MAN definitely has the worst security experience in Europe - or indeed Africa, Middle East or Asia...for that matter.
I too boycott Manchester Airport due to the Security experience.
Back on topic:
BA jumped off the boat and will never catch up.
The ME3 have effectively carved up the Eastbound longhaul market from MAN.
Best would be a MAN-JFK, but let's throw a curveball in ... MAN-BKK.
Yeah, Bangkok. Why not? I am sure I read somewhere MAN-BKK was the World's Largest O+D in terms of passengers with no Direct Service.
Someone correct me please!!
It would need to command a premium for being non stop, in a market where the ME3 have the one stop sewn up and frequency is much higher. Added to this, yields are (allegedly) low, there's no ROI. Volume does not automatically equate to profitability, indeed BA gave up on Ireland for years, dropping LHR-DUB/BFS even though DUB was one of the busiest routes in Europe.