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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:31 pm

MAN is already heavily served on Spanish routes, for easyJet to supposedly come into MAN and compete with these carriers, also competing with themselves and FR from LPL on the same routes that people are suggesting is a pretty ludicrous suggestion really.
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:58 pm

Quoting Ryanair737 (Reply 50):
also competing with themselves and FR from LPL on the same routes that people are suggesting is a pretty ludicrous suggestion really

Probably self-competing routes:
GVA (but then they seem to have no problem operating GVA to various airports which one would classify having the same catchment area),
MAD - BA seemed to attract a decentish number of passengers with their relatively higher fare out of MAN....a midday service out of MAN may be okay for them;
AMS+ CDG but here they'd squeeze out Jet2 (and given they are not exactly doing brillinatly well ex-MAN, perhaps they'd withdraw from more routes?).

That's why I believe we may see a variety of non-U2 LPL routes operating out of MAN.
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:16 pm

 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:04 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 47):
Do EZY currently serv TFS/MLA/PFO? Surely these routes would not be compatible with a A319? Though presumably the old A320/1s of GT will remain.

No and it will be interesting to see what happens with these destinations.

If EZY do not continue PFO/MLA then I can see CY and ECA and Air Malta rubbing their hands...  snaggletooth 
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:47 pm

Should EZY drop PFO, I could see Jet 2 and maybe even ZB being interested in the route
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:30 pm

Quoting Humberside (Reply 54):
Should EZY drop PFO, I could see Jet 2 and maybe even ZB being interested in the route

That's what I am thinking. Both Cyprus and Malta are very important destinations for British Tourists mainly due to their British past and share a lot of common things with the UK (including driving on the correct side of the road  Silly )
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:25 am

Quoting CYatUK (Reply 55):
That's what I am thinking. Both Cyprus and Malta are very important destinations for British Tourists mainly due to their British past and share a lot of common things with the UK (including driving on the correct side of the road )

Far more importantly Malta gave us 12 points at the Eurovision Song Contest Big grin

Moving back to aviation, if EZY axe MAN-MLA. I dont see any replacement airline (unlike PFO) with KM and BritishJet having the market to themselves (and maybe incresing frequency). MLA isn't that much of a LoCo market (partly down to the Maltese government only supporting LoCo routes that dont compete with KM), and it is also less popular with UK tourists than in the past
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:19 am

Quoting Concorde001 (Reply 52):
Video of a section of redeveloped Terminal 1 (Airside)

Great video, its been a while since I used Terminal 1 but its nice to see its turning into something bright and modern.
14 lanes of security? modern development? great places to eat with better shops? I smell an award approaching...
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:04 pm

Given the upgrade of T1, can the following model work?

T1 - All Scheduled (including BA and BA)
T2 - Charter
T3 - Low Cost (including FlyBe, BMIBaby etc)

Any ideas?
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:09 pm

Quoting CYatUK (Reply 58):
Given the upgrade of T1, can the following model work?

T1 - All Scheduled (including BA and BA)
T2 - Charter
T3 - Low Cost (including FlyBe, BMIBaby etc)

Any ideas?

Gets my vote, perhaps also improve transfer facilities to attract scheduled airlines.
I'd love it in AA moved to T1 after the improvements it would be something to be proud of. Lets hope its not a total shopping mall like BAA do something that looks modern and tasteful.
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:19 pm

Quoting Jamman (Reply 59):
Quoting CYatUK (Reply 58):
Given the upgrade of T1, can the following model work?

T1 - All Scheduled (including BA and BA)
T2 - Charter
T3 - Low Cost (including FlyBe, BMIBaby etc)

Any ideas?

id'e go for that..............
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:35 pm

Quoting CYatUK (Reply 58):
T1 - All Scheduled (including BA and BA)
T2 - Charter
T3 - Low Cost (including FlyBe, BMIBaby etc)

I imagine that would work, and would make things a lot simpler for customers.

Only concern is whether or not T1 would have enough gates to handle all of the wide bodies from current T2 residents (DL, EK, GSM, PK, QR, SQ, US, VS, W5, Z4, anyone else who I've missed out), AA, BA and BD from T3, as well as current long-haul scheduled carriers at T1 like EY, and any newcomers in the future.

I know that all carriers will have aircraft on the ground at different times but I would imagine there would still be a few carriers flights who would have to go on a remote stand, especially during the morning periods.
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:47 pm

Quoting CYatUK (Reply 58):
T1 - All Scheduled (including BA and BA)
T2 - Charter

Err...where would Monarch go? T1 and T2? T1 and T3?
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:45 pm

So today we said goodbye to:

LO WAW
LG LUX
LS SXF, VCE, VLC, TLS, IBZ, NCE, BGY, PSA
AA BOS
NE KRK
WW PGF BOD
AB STN
BE LRH, EGC



Almost all these services COULD be sustainable at reduced frequencies over the winter.
 
gayrugbyman
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:38 pm

Looks like the firsst 2 C0 services are cancelled already! Not a great start!

Quoting CYatUK (Reply 58):
T1 - All Scheduled (including BA and BA)
T2 - Charter
T3 - Low Cost (including FlyBe, BMIBaby etc)

PIA will never leave T2 necause of the transfer and other security 'issues', assume same goes for Air Blue, Syrian Arab and Saudia.
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:59 am

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 64):
PIA will never leave T2 necause of the transfer and other security 'issues',

What are these security 'issues' then?
 
David_itl
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:32 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 64):
Looks like the firsst 2 C0 services are cancelled already! Not a great start!

C0 283/284 operated today?!?
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:38 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 63):
So today we said goodbye to:

AA BOS

Almost all these services COULD be sustainable at reduced frequencies over the winter.

AA's BOS flight is barely sustainable during the summer. It has been pulled from res systems for next year. Unless there is a sudden change of heart, it's gone.
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:09 pm

Sounds like VE are having a sound start to their MXP service, good to hear.

TOM's TLV service commences tomorrow..anyone know of any load figures?
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:17 pm

CX using the 777 to MAN? You reckon its been loaded into the system?

Would have to be the 77W because their 772A cannot do HKG-MAN non-stop and their 773As cant either.

If they do this flight with anything other than an A343 i'll be very surprised.
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:19 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 68):
Sounds like VE are having a sound start to their MXP service, good to hear.

I take it you've read that thread with the "single figure loads" for it. Minimal advertising and still getting over 50 passengers on some services within a month of announcing it shows the potential for them.

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 63):
AB STN

Three weekdaily T3 services with their fare structure carrying about 10 passengers on each service with a based aircraft is immeasurably better for the route rather than half full 737s operating with the schedule dependent on the inbound aircraft from Germany arriving within 10 to 15 minutes of its scheduled arrival time at STN.
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:37 pm

Shanghai surprise in 2009? Click here and click the "other headlines" and go to the October 28-November 4 to see the rather surprising prospective route. Am trying to find another source for the claim!
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:35 pm

Quoting David_itl (Reply 71):
Shanghai surprise in 2009? Click here and click the "other headlines" and go to the October 28-November 4 to see the rather surprising prospective route. Am trying to find another source for the claim!

It's only a matter of time before a UK airline steps in to do what BA should have done many decades ago....  Wink
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:47 am

Have SN pulled their morning service from BRU to MAN?
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:57 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 63):
Almost all these services COULD be sustainable at reduced frequencies over the winter.

And you know this because ?.

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 69):
CX using the 777 to MAN? You reckon its been loaded into the system?

I'm afraid it's more wishful thinking....
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:58 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 73):
Have SN pulled their morning service from BRU to MAN?

Which one? I was on the 1025 MAN/BRU on Tuesday, and on the 0930 BRU/MAN service on Wednesday.

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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:14 pm

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 49):
Bournemouth

I would be very surprised to see EZY operating a A319 to Bournemouth.

I'm hoping to see maybe loganair operating a service in the future to MAN from some of the scottish airports.
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:46 pm

Quoting BMED (Reply 76):
I'm hoping to see maybe loganair operating a service in the future to MAN from some of the scottish airports.

Scotland is already heavily covered from MAN, Loganair served City Of Derry in NI a few years back and pulled the route. FR have recently pulled INV/ABZ from LPL so I cannot see the potential of new Scotland services from MAN coupled with high fares of Loganair.
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:31 am

Apparently TK are looking to upgrade it's daily MAN flight to IST, from a 738 to an A321 next summer

Edit: Currently showing 4 x weekly A321 and 3 x weekly B738 next year

[Edited 2007-11-02 01:32:24]
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gayrugbyman
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:11 pm

Plenty of Wizz diverts in to MAN today as LPL foggy.
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:02 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 73):
Have SN pulled their morning service from BRU to MAN?

SN will continue to operate three daily flights on own metal between BRU and MAN, and three daily flights in cooperation with FlyBE.

SN2173 BRU-MAN 09:30-09:55
SN5601* BRU-MAN 09:50-10:20
SN2177 BRU-MAN 15:35-15:55
SN5603* BRU-MAN 16:45-17:15
SN2181 BRU-MAN 19:30-19:55
SN5609* BRU-MAN 20:50-21:20

SN5602* MAN-BRU 06:35-09:10
SN2174 MAN-BRU 10:25-12:45
SN5604* MAN-BRU 13:40-16:15
SN2178 MAN-BRU 16:25-18:45
SN5610* MAN-BRU 17:45-20:20
SN2182 MAN-BRU 20:25-22:40

*Operated by FlyBE

On Saturdays and Sundays there's a reduced frequency.
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:09 pm

Quoting David_itl (Reply 37):
Sat: VG193 arr 0930 VG194 dept 1000. Sun: VG197 arr 1855 VG196 dept 1925

What was the old schedule of this particular VLM Sunday flight?

Thank you.
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:56 pm

Quoting EBBRbased (Reply 81):
What was the old schedule of this particular VLM Sunday flight?

It was operating roughtly an hour earlier.
____

Few days back the TOM flight to TLV got mentioned in the Evening News - it's with 757s until January (I think) and then 738s.

Oh, the fog's now come here.
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:28 pm

Quoting David_itl (Reply 82):
Few days back the TOM flight to TLV got mentioned in the Evening News - it's with 757s until January (I think) and then 738s.

Off to a good start to, 218 pax. I hope El Al notice what they're missing out on, would be nice to see them return.
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:24 pm

Quoting David_itl (Reply 82):
Oh, the fog's now come here.

Sure has, looks like it has moved from LPL accross to MAN!

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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:33 pm

Quoting David_itl (Reply 82):
Oh, the fog's now come here

RVR's were down to 400ft at landing point before, but lifted slightly to 800ft which gave 2 VLM F50's enough time to make a dash for 23R! Starting to look a bit more like Baghad out than Manchester outside with the fog and fireworks!
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:52 pm

Boots chemist store currently being built airside at T3.
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:15 am

C0 loads look great for a first time starter at MAN, as do Volareweb's - over 100 last night!
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:48 pm

Are Monarch serving Manchester-Mombasa now direct? I've noticed the flight tonight on the MAN dep boards, is this running throughout the winter?
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:17 am

I notice that Zoom UK are running a LGW-MAN-JFK service today

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UKZ1A (6th November)

Is this going to be a regular thing or a one off, does anyone know? MAN-JFK isn't showing on the Zoom website as a normal service.
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:06 am

Quoting Ryanair737 (Reply 88):
Are Monarch serving Manchester-Mombasa now direct? I've noticed the flight tonight on the MAN dep boards, is this running throughout the winter?

It is direct and I think its a once weekly charter using the 767.

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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:55 am

From today's Manchester Evening News:

Airport Group climbs in 'difficult' market
Kevin Feddy
9/11/2007

MANCHESTER Airport Group today unveiled a £1.2m rise in underlying half-year operating profits as it continues to battle fierce competition and a strict security regime.

The group, which comprises Manchester (pictured), East Midlands, Bournemouth and Humberside airports, boosted revenues from its car parks and retail operations while also cutting costs, for example by saving £300,000 on its energy bills by switching off escalators and travellators when they were not in use.

Overall revenues during the six months to September 30 rose 2.1 per cent, from £222.4m to £227m.

Headline operating profits surged 18.3 per cent to £78.2m, but they included a one-off £6.3m profit from the sale of land near Manchester Airport and a change to accounting policies. Stripping out those exceptional items, the group made operating profits of £67.3m against £66.1m in 2006.

Pre-tax profits, before exceptional items, rose from £51.4m to £65.9m. Manchester Airport's own profits rose by £700,000 to £61m.

Group finance director Richard Pike said: "It was a highly creditable performance in a very difficult market." In the first half of last year, profits had slumped as spiralling security costs, higher utility bills and a drift to rival airports such as Liverpool John Lennon took their toll.

Mr Pike said the group was on course for operating profits of £97m for the 12 months to March 31, against £75m last year, largely as a result of one-off items. During the first half, overall passenger numbers were flat at 16.7m, but they fell at Manchester Airport by 1.8 per cent to 12.9m, as security restrictions affected numbers on domestic routes and the charter sector continued to fall.

The group pegged its interim dividend to shareholders - the 10 local authorities of Greater Manchester - at £25m.
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:52 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 91):
During the first half, overall passenger numbers were flat at 16.7m, but they fell at Manchester Airport by 1.8 per cent to 12.9m, as security restrictions affected numbers on domestic routes and the charter sector continued to fall.

And how did the security restrictions affect LPL and other airports? Why not try - "The lack of a credible home grown based airline, or a good functioning based LCC has not really helped us achieve the positive growth we wished for. A negative Growth is the next best I guess"
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:05 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 69):
CX using the 777 to MAN? You reckon its been loaded into the system?

Take that with a pinch of salt.
If/When CX start srvices, it will be routed via Moscow, and I have no clue what type wil be used.

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gayrugbyman
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:41 pm

Some exciting Hajj traffic over the Xmas period, including flights by BD to Jeddah and MON to Medina.
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:00 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 94):
Some exciting Hajj traffic over the Xmas period, including flights by BD to Jeddah and MON to Medina.

That what MAN needs a good Hajj to show an increase in pax numbers  banghead 
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:49 am

From today's Manchester Evening News....a tenuous link to the airport I know!

Arriva's passenger pledge
Alan Salter
12/11/2007

CHEAPER fares and an end to overcrowding are promised by the new operator of many of Manchester's long-distance train services.

Arriva took over the massive CrossCountry rail franchise from Virgin at midnight.

The company's routes include those from Manchester to Birmingham and on to Stansted Airport, Bristol and the south west and Reading and the south coast.

Most of the 1,800 staff have transferred from Virgin.

Virgin keeps control of the Manchester to Scotland services for another month before handing them over to TransPennine Express. Virgin also continues to run its Pendolino services from the north west direct to London.

Launched in 1997, CrossCountry runs trains to more than 100 stations from Aberdeen to Penzanze, but has had problems with punctuality.

Ironically, Virgin recorded its best ever figures last month, doubling annual passenger numbers from 12m to 24m in a decade.

Virgin has also replaced the fleet and increased services over its 10 years in charge - but Arriva is promising even more.

Managing director Andy Cooper said: "Over time we will make radical improvements to the service we provide to customers, making travelling by train and changing trains easier and simpler.

"Importantly, we will be providing what CrossCountry passengers most want - more seats at busy times."

Virgin's ultra-modern Voyager diesel trains have been criticised for being cramped. Mr Cooper said that the interiors will be altered to provide more seats.

The company is also promising a 35 per cent increase in seats in evening peak times on the main routes.

Five new high-speed trains will be leased for routes from the north east, freeing up Voyager trains for the north west.

Passengers will be able to print their tickets at home and get them sent to their mobile phones, with cheap tickets sold closer to the departure time.

Extra security staff will be hired to travel on routes as part of a new 'secure trains scheme'.

The new franchise goes head-to-head with a recently-launched air service from Manchester to Stansted.

Eastern Airways offers a 7.15am departure aimed at business commuters.

Chris Holliday, chief operating officer, said: "We will beat the trains on time but I think there is room for both of us."
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:20 pm

Mahan Air will recommence services three times a week in to Manchester from 18th November.
 
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:28 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 97):
Mahan Air will recommence services three times a week in to Manchester from 18th November.

Are they now off the EU Blacklist or is somebody else going to fly the route for them ?
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RE: Manchester MAN UK News 14

Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:23 pm

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 96):
Arriva's passenger pledge

Does this mean MAN is growing into a serious growing Rail Terminal and less so an International Airport Big grin

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