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Manchester UK News 10

Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:24 pm

Flybe acquisition of BA Connect. 5th March 2007

Gained: Rennes, La Rochelle, Brest, Guernsey, Bergerac, Limoges. (can anyone spot a theme here?!)

Flybe and former BA Connect: Jersey, Isle of Man, Belfast, Exeter, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Norwich, Southampton

International: Brussels, Hanover, Milan, Paris, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf.

Discontinued: Berlin, Vienna, Aberdeen, Geneva and Madrid.

Vienna, Geneva and Madrid may well be left unserved from MAN this summer.
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:56 pm

I just read on the old #9 topic, that the BA MAN-JFK service is being scrapped...

Was this route struggling? I can't see VS taking on the route as was suggested in the post. Yeah, I know they fly to JFK from LHR, but VS @ MAN is different to VS @ LHR...of course I could be wrong!

Maybe AA will fill their One World partners place? DL to make their JFK service daily all year? CO already twice daily to EWR, probably won't add a third service. How about US? would love to see a second route from them into MAN. Although they only fly twice daily to LGW, so maybe that one would be a long shot?

Anyone have any ideas who will take it on, if anyone?
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:04 pm

Just flown in on BACon from BRU. Talking to cabin crew they seem to think that VS are to step in on the MAN - JFK route. Good news if true. Thank God also that flyBe are keeping BRU going!
 
mainMAN
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:17 pm

The MAN - JFK story was apparently a mistake by the press, and was retracted half an hour after it was published.

Quoting USAIRA330 (Reply 1):

Was this route struggling? I can't see VS taking on the route as was suggested in the post. Yeah, I know they fly to JFK from LHR, but VS @ MAN is different to VS @ LHR...of course I could be wrong!

Maybe AA will fill their One World partners place? DL to make their JFK service daily all year? CO already twice daily to EWR, probably won't add a third service. How about US? would love to see a second route from them into MAN. Although they only fly twice daily to LGW, so maybe that one would be a long shot?

It's reported to make a lot of money for BA, or at least it did before DL arrived on the scene. It remains to be seen whether BA are still interested in continuing this route.
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:18 pm

When is the final date for MAN - JFK service? Very sad in some ways to see the end of BA longhaul from MAN, might be worth getting a set on the last one just for sentiment! They've all gone over the years, YYZ, YUL, HKG, BGI, LAX, DEL, ISN....and now the final one! Bye bye BA, we won't miss you!
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:43 pm

Just recieved an email from BA about the flyBE purchase of BA Connect, and at the bottom it states:

The Manchester to New York service is also not included in these changes and will continue to be operated by British Airways.
Next flights: MAN-PHL-DTW, ORD-MAN
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:46 pm

Quoting MainMAN (Thread starter):
Gained: Rennes, La Rochelle, Brest, Guernsey, Bergerac, Limoges. (can anyone spot a theme here?!)

Yes, important business destinations replaced by obscure French towns most of which probably won't last beyond this summer season. One or two might be reasonably successful. I think that's a fragile market anyway as it relies on people with second homes in these French regions - fine while the property market is booming, but when it isn't...
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:05 pm

Agreed, Candid76. Bergerac and Limoges already available from LPL on FR too.

In spite of that, I'll be using BE plenty in future. Bearing in mind that everything philb says about the history of BA at MAN is shockingly true, I've only used them twice. Once to YYZ in 1977 (which I didn't book myself) and once in 1990 to TXL. On this occasion, they refunded my ticket due to overbooking so they've never made (or lost!) a cent out of me.......

[Edited 2007-03-05 15:12:32]
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:06 pm

Quoting Groobster (Reply 5):
Just recieved an email from BA about the flyBE purchase of BA Connect, and at the bottom it states:

The Manchester to New York service is also not included in these changes and will continue to be operated by British Airways.

So who the hell told the person who told us that this service is being scrapped if this is the case.

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 2):
Just flown in on BACon from BRU. Talking to cabin crew they seem to think that VS are to step in on the MAN - JFK route. Good news if true. Thank God also that flyBe are keeping BRU going!

hang on a second! on one hand we have an e-mail from BA saying the route is safe, and then on the other we have BAs own staff (or should i say flyBEs staff) telling people they think VS will come in on the route therefore they must be of the opinion the route is going!


hmmm...a quandary indeed
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:14 pm

Quoting USAIRA330 (Reply 8):
So who the hell told the person who told us that this service is being scrapped if this is the case.

It appeared on a BBC press release this morning at about 9am.

Edit...sorry I meant a news story, not a press release!

[Edited 2007-03-05 15:15:43]
 
gayrugbyman
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:18 pm

Quoting USAIRA330 (Reply 8):
hang on a second! on one hand we have an e-mail from BA saying the route is safe, and then on the other we have BAs own staff (or should i say flyBEs staff) telling people they think VS will come in on the route therefore they must be of the opinion the route is going!

Alot of the cabin and flight deck crew really on;t know any more than we do, so there is bound to be confusion. The MAN - JFK service really sticks out like a sore thumb at the moment, so essentially it looks vulnerable to being axed. Maybe it is, maybe not, though there would be no shortage of airlines that'd take it on, it's very profiable! No doubt we'll see in a few weeks.....

By the way, what will not happen to GB Airways' services? Are they stauying/going/continur codesharing?

On the topic of Madrid services, I hear at work this morning that there are a few contenders to replace BA, but it's not going to be sorted much before the end of the summer apparently. No surprise really, as most scheds for the summer were finalised months ago for the summer.

Oh and what a great idea, start two new services that are already served from LPL...where next from MAN....Reus, Santiago, Tampere and Nimes?!
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:03 am

The local crew who do MAN-JFK are all finishing in May and the flight is to be done by LHR crews from then.
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:36 am

Does anyone know if the Norwegian service to Bergen (currently 2x weekly) is being pulled after March? It isn't on the schedules after then?

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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:42 am

The DY is an odd one, they didn't publish their winter schedules until the very near end of October last year, so even though it's not on their website, it doesn't necessarily mean it is going! It does very well, especially at Premiership football weekends.
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:57 am

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 13):
It does very well, especially at Premiership football weekends.

I echo that, I flew it on Friday and today, there was at least 100 pax both ways. It looks like it is doing well so it would be a shame if it was pulled.

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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:21 pm

Quoting Pieinthesky (Reply 11):
The local crew who do MAN-JFK are all finishing in May and the flight is to be done by LHR crews from then.

Scratch this, they finish on 25th March!. They then move over to flybe and the LHR crews take over MAN-JFK. It would appear that neither the current MAN crews or the LHR crew are particularly pleased about this. I fear for the route, despite it doing well in all 3 classes.

Apparently a number of the younger BA crew who did MAN-JFK have gone to VS.
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:38 pm

Quoting Pieinthesky (Reply 15):
Apparently a number of the younger BA crew who did MAN-JFK have gone to VS

Some of the older ones do need to be put out to graze (sorry girls!)

x
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:28 pm

Quoting Ryanair737 (Reply 12):
Does anyone know if the Norwegian service to Bergen (currently 2x weekly) is being pulled after March? It isn't on the schedules after then?

I reported this already on a previous thread some weeks ago. AFAIK there are no slots held for the summer, but that also happened last season. There aren't many Premiership games in the summer!
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:53 pm

Well, they do start in the second week of August!
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:38 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 18):
Well, they do start in the second week of August!

Couldn't they come and watch Super League in the meantime? Surely you would approve?
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:02 am

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 19):
Couldn't they come and watch Super League in the meantime? Surely you would approve?

I certainly would!

Biman end ops @ MAN from 22nd March. Not surprised!
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:02 am

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 19):
Couldn't they come and watch Super League in the meantime? Surely you would approve?

I certainly would!

Biman end ops @ MAN from 22nd March. Not surprised!
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:31 am

Another new 772 PIA delivery expected in to MAN on Fridaym around 10am I think. Then going to operate on to KHI.
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:53 am

Well the diverted DL flight from TXL-JFK that I witnessed at the viewing park on Saturday 3rd March has made the news. It was a violent passenger that caused the diversion. Unfortunately the BBC do not know the difference between a B767 and B747!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6423677.stm
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:56 am

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 22):
Another new 772 PIA delivery expected in to MAN on Fridaym around 10am I think. Then going to operate on to KHI.

AP-BHX, just a standard 772ER, due 1000, operating outbound to KHI at 1300, under callsign PIA7724.
Aircraft is named 'Quetta - Nature's Orchard'
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:16 am

Flybe's based aircraft......

Mnth: A M J J A S O N D
E195: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
DH83: 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
DH84: 0 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3
E145: 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
B146: 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0


David
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:04 am

well flew into MAN 2nite on bd590 from LHR come home from NZ for a short break, and spotted several NZ staff - i would say managers positions walking around airside and landside of T3. something in the pipework?? NZ looking strongley at MAN again?!!
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:13 am

Quoting Zkojh (Reply 26):
well flew into MAN 2nite on bd590 from LHR come home from NZ for a short break, and spotted several NZ staff - i would say managers positions walking around airside and landside of T3. something in the pipework?? NZ looking strongley at MAN again?!!

Wonder why they weren't being shown T3 during the day,,,,?! Probably because you can't find enough room to swing a boarding pass, along with the constant beeping of BA self service tickt machines!

An Air NZ service via Asia or USA would be a boost, let's hope something comes of it. T3 makes sense, what with their Star bedfellow BD there.
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:04 am

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 27):
T3 makes sense, what with their Star bedfellow BD there.

...and what with there being as load of spare stands with us losing a load of flights - hoping for a via HKG flight so I can sample those Virgin inspired beds, especially as CX will never get around to it!
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:45 am

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 21):
Biman end ops @ MAN from 22nd March. Not surprised!

Bummer, I was hoping to see the DC-10, as they are getting rare now.

Any more news on Saudi or Kenyan?
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:24 pm

Quoting Ryan h (Reply 29):
Any more news on Saudi or Kenyan?

Saudi

http://www.aaco.org/pubnews.asp?id=1283&lang=1

Saudi Arabian Airlines is to launch twice-weekly services between Jeddah and Manchester onboard of Boeing 777 aircraft.

Manchester Airport declared that the service will originate in Riyadh, connecting via Jeddah and Geneva, before arriving in Manchester.



Last I read, the KQ was not going ahead.
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:48 pm

FLYBE's newly announced routes from MAN to France are certainly high frequency !

MAN-LIG 2 x weekly Thursday & Saturday

MAN-LRH 2 X weekly Tuesday & Saturday

MAN-EGC 4 X weekly Monday,Wednesday,Friday & Sunday

Previously announced

MAN-BES 3 X weekly Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday

MAN-RNS 4 X weekly Monday,Wednesday,Friday & Sunday

Other new route is

MAN-GCI Daily

On the routes being taken over frequencies seem the same as BA connects!
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:36 am

G-JEDO (Q400) of FlyBe operated BA's late morning CDG flight today, using BA callsign, not sure on the exact flight number, but it positioned in from BHD, then later positioned back out after operating to and from CDG.

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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:43 am

Quoting KA501 (Reply 31):
MAN-LRH 2 X weekly Tuesday & Saturday

Will use that as opposed to the BHX flight Big grin
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:58 am

Quoting JonnyWishbone (Reply 28):
...and what with there being as load of spare stands with us losing a load of flights

Are you being sarcastic? There aren't enough stands in T3 as it is, and with the taxiway/airfield/stand works going on over the summer T3 is losing two stands to the T1 operation, and is facing an increase in remote night stopping. Where on earth would they check their passengers in as there isn't enough room to swing a cat at the best of times in the T3 check in area. The loss of the BACON/flybe routes will ease the problems but the problems will still be there!
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:34 am

Quoting KA501 (Reply 31):
FLYBE's newly announced routes from MAN to France are certainly high frequency !

I'm sure 2 of these destinations are operated by FR out of LPL, so I'm damned if I can find any logic in operating smaller aircraft on a lesser frequency with higher fares out of MAN!
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:33 am

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 24):
AP-BHX, just a standard 772ER, due 1000, operating outbound to KHI at 1300, under callsign PIA7724.
Aircraft is named 'Quetta - Nature's Orchard'
Wearing this tail:

That looks nifty
 
mainMAN
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:35 am

Quoting David_itl (Reply 35):
I'm sure 2 of these destinations are operated by FR out of LPL, so I'm damned if I can find any logic in operating smaller aircraft on a lesser frequency with higher fares out of MAN!

Logic? Neither can I. I thought the lesson had now been learnt that you can't operate a small commuter aircraft from MAN competing with Europe's biggest LCC at LPL, and win!

Having said that, there's probably a decent market for services from Manchester to regional France. It's the same as the market for ex-pats and 2nd homeowners on the Costas, but on a much smaller scale.

Bmibaby have managed to sustain Manchester to Bordeaux throughout the winter, which says something.
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:35 pm

It is just commercial suicide to compete with FR on regional French routes, it is a very niche market.

Look at the facts:

04/05-06/05 MAN - EGC with BE = £91
05/05 - 08/05 LPL - EGC with FR = £35 (inc. 1 checked-in bag)


No contest.
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:11 am

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 38):
04/05-06/05 MAN - EGC with BE = £91
05/05 - 08/05 LPL - EGC with FR = £35 (inc. 1 checked-in bag)

If i had any intention of going to EGC, i think i know where i'd be flying from!  Wink


Anyone have any more news on BA MAN-JFK route?
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:55 am

Quoting USAIRA330 (Reply 39):
Anyone have any more news on BA MAN-JFK route?

Staying as it is, using LHR cabin crew instead of MAN BA Connect one's

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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:52 am

some of the "BA" routes are now bookable on BE. Looked for a cheap MAN-DUS return and the best one was:

Dep 21/4 £04.35
Arr 23/4 £04.35
Tax/chrg £47.29

TOTAL is £55.99
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:42 am

Just looked at Euromanx schedules and saw they are increasing frequency to IOM:

4 daily Tues to Thurs from 24th April to 10th June
4 daily Mon-Fri from 11th June
3 on Sat
3 on Sun from 17th June

Plus extra services when the TT races are on.
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:24 am

Just an FYI from this thread, folks:
First US Airways A330 To The Paint Shop (by A340Spotter Feb 22 2007 in Civil Aviation)

The first new-livery US Airways A330 should hit MAN first thing tomorrow morning.
146,319,320,321,332,333,343,346,359,722,732,733,734,735,73G,738,739,742,744,752,753,762,763,772,788,789,ARJ,BE1,CRJ,D9S,D10,DH8,ERJ,E70,E75,E90,F100,S80
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:35 am

Quoting BDL2DCA (Reply 43):
Just an FYI from this thread, folks:

First US Airways A330 To The Paint Shop (by A340Spotter Feb 22 2007 in Civil Aviation)

The first new-livery US Airways A330 should hit MAN first thing tomorrow morning.

Fantastic will look out for it!

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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:54 am

I don't think much to BE's 'slashed' fares to BRU! Just has a look at booking some trips to Belgium for May and the prices for weekend stays are ridiculous! So I have given my hard-earned cash to Brussels Airlines - which are about £45 cheaper! I even booked one of the tickets via the BA website, who seem to still be codesharing with SN during the summer.

And I can get a free beer on SN! Boooo to BE!
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:05 pm

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 44):
Quoting BDL2DCA (Reply 43):
Just an FYI from this thread, folks:

First US Airways A330 To The Paint Shop (by A340Spotter Feb 22 2007 in Civil Aviation)

The first new-livery US Airways A330 should hit MAN first thing tomorrow morning.

Fantastic will look out for it!

Mark

Bah! The aircraft got changed to N270AY - an old US livery A330  Sad And to top it off, it arrived behind schedule at about 9:35 this morning.
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:02 am

Quoting EGNR (Reply 46):
Bah! The aircraft got changed to N270AY - an old US livery A330 And to top it off, it arrived behind schedule at about 9:35 this morning.

N273AY ended up at CDG late change! Ah well, will come soon!

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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:36 am

Having now forumulated the timetable for Flybe, it looks like MAN is going to be the cornerstone of their operations given that 17 out of the 62 in the fleet will be flying in and out in the period 0635-0820 from Monday to Friday.

Apart from the abandoned routes and new services, the following routes are being reduced:
IOM to 4 daily weekday (down from 5)
CDG to 4 daily weekday (down from 5)
BHD to 9 daily weekday (down from 10)
SOU to 6 daily weekday (down from 9)
MXP to 2 daily weekday (down from 3)

JER is going to 2 daily weekday (up from 1)

Perhaps when they expand, they may want to boost frequencies on those being reduced (I can think of SOU being the obvious route) and also look at restoring some of the lost links instead of adding obscure destinations at a limited frequency.
 
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RE: Manchester UK News 10

Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:38 am

I think we'll see expansion from BE in to more French regional destinations. I would imagine it is only a matter of time before we see any of the following served by BE from MAN:

Biarritz
Marseille
Strasbourg
Nice
Nimes
Dijon
Lille
PoitiersAvignon
Chambery
Toulouse


I don;t think we'll see them return to the MAD route, I understand another carrier is already on the case with this one.

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