|Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 219):|
I think between the Fantasy Airport Routes afficionados and the Anti-BA because MAN is the best airport in the world bleaters,
Hope some of my "rants" anti-BA have had some kind of coherant reasoning?!
|Quoting Cornish (Reply 217):|
But then i do recall a post once saying how an airline was goig to be coming to MAN when i had their new route development plan on my desk with no mention of MAN whatsoever
Please not the Kuwait Airlines one...after all, I did find a quote from one of their executives for you after you wanted evidence!!
November statistics are now out (Sorry for the lack of an October round-up - got them but didn't break them down!
Top headline is that Etihad carried more passengers than Qatar Airways...
Let's start with a dropped route: Luxembourg. Strangely, even though no non-stop services operated, the number of passengers acutally increased to 4500 with VLM's extra MAN
rotations. So I think we know who was flying most passengers to LUX
when there was "competition"!
Other new routes- Centralwings "only" 1400 to Krakow (Skyeurope had 2200 last year) but Warsaw saw over 2000 passengers (300 more than when LOT operated last year). Volareweb's impact can be shown as the number of passengers to Milan fell compared to last year, even through it theoretically should have risen given more capacity available! Thomsomfly to TEl Aviv with over 4000 passengers (77? per flight, almost seems ideal for El Al 737 operations?!).
Icelandair did well with 20% increase in numbers; the Irish routes show Shannon, Waterford and Cork as gaining. Sun Air to Billund did nicely as well with 2000 passengers but bmi to Lyon is not doing as well as could be expected as it's not attracting the numbers BAConnect did. Turkish showed strong growth to average around 116 pax a flight (wonder what the impact of today's A330 will have on December's figures!)
Long-haul wise, bmi appears to be doing very well to the Caribbean; Las Vegas saw 6 fewer passengers. Middle East services continue to impress (Emirates up 12.5% to 40000 passengers which is 330 pax per flight, Etihad up 30% to 12500 which is 208 per flight and Qatar had just under 12500 passsngers: 1st time EY
?). Singapore Airlines carried just under the same number of passengers as last year (14000). Destination USA saw gains to Atlanta, Newark, Chicago, Orlando and Philidelphia. JFK
probably down due to less capacity on offer. For Pakistan, it's the same as before since Air Blue started: Islamabad thriving whilst Karachi and Lahore seeing fewer passengers combined.
[Edited 2007-12-15 06:56:07]