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David_itl
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Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:52 pm

Link to number 56

Resume of the shortish thread:

AA 787s to ORD
FR starting up 3 German routes
Shaheen Air announced and started their ISB run
VIM approved for Moscow-MAN
BE launching 12 weekly LUX
ZB off to KTT
VY to TFS
DY to BCN, AGP and ALC
MAN can have 3 A380s in at the same time (with suggestion that should the need have arisen, 6 could have been in!)
VS to SFO and BOS


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So per what I put in the thread title. summer 2017 may see:

4 weekly PVG by Air China
daily PEK by Hainan
2 weekly XIY by Hainan.

Routesonline seems to have broken the story. Can't wait for the confirnation.

Then the hoped for expansion by CX to daily to HKG.

Other news: TOM going to Santa Clara and Olbia next year with SV having started 787 ops
 
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Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:10 pm

China today, and here MAN airport in the late 1960's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JeDpkdnARQ
 
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Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:57 pm

All well and good, but any news on the terminal upgrades?
 
David_itl
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Wed May 04, 2016 8:20 pm

I believe it's still planning permission stage but things should be progressing come the year end.

TCX started their LAX run a couple of days ago. 294 passengers outbound and a pretty good 111 inbound.... which is not too bad given this is tending to be a route for the northern UK passenger. Perhaps this is the pent-up demand from West Coast USA?

FR has announced services to WRO for the winter.
 
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Thu May 05, 2016 1:47 pm

Interesting news about the potential China services, not too long until PEK is launched. Anyone have any news on CX potentially going daily into MAN? Will the 77W stay on the route?
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David_itl
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Thu May 05, 2016 8:19 pm

No more news yet on CX. I imagine that though they may have envisaged a daily A350 but my gut instinct is they may want the 77W to still be on the route due passenger loads and cargo.

SQ could be the one to launch the 1st A350 route though. Winter 2017 appears to be aim.
 
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Fri May 06, 2016 12:24 am

CX are suffering from the A350 delays like everyone else.. Probably will stay at 4 weekly 77W for now.
 
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Fri May 06, 2016 8:34 am

Quoting David_itl (Reply 5):
SQ could be the one to launch the 1st A350 route though. Winter 2017 appears to be aim.

Would this be non-stop, or still via MUC?
 
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Fri May 06, 2016 9:48 am

I see Hainan are advertising on Facebook, but they are mentioning the MAN-PEK route begins on October 23rd? All other sources say June 10th - which I know is true.

Why would the airline advertise the wrong dates?
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David_itl
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Fri May 06, 2016 6:47 pm

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 7):
Would this be non-stop, or still via MUC?

Think it may 2/3 weekly 77W via MUC and 4/5 weekly non-stop A350, Should enhance the route by being a bit more competitive to the ME3.

Quoting Cipango (Reply 8):
Why would the airline advertise the wrong dates?

October 23... was the date of the announcement. Typed in "Hainan Airlines Global Manchester" and no mention of October, just June.
 
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Wed May 11, 2016 6:33 pm

April passenger numbers released by the Airport

1.92 million passengers (up 11% over April 2015)
23.73 million passengers for the rolling annual total
Freight up 9% to take the moving annual total to 104,228 tonnes
approx 12% increase in aircraft movements compared to April 2015
 
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Wed May 25, 2016 9:02 am

Freight is on the up over the whole year. Best since 2011.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....-cargo-freight-manchester-11379779


Manchester Airport’s strong Middle East links resulted in more than 50,000 tonnes being shipped to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar.

And Cathay Pacific’s direct service to Hong Kong - launched in December 2014 - has proved to be an important trade route for the region. Nearly 6,000 tonnes of cargo were shipped to the Chinese destination last year.
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Wed May 25, 2016 2:38 pm

Lufthansa celebrating 60 years of flying to Manchester

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....nsa-marks-60-years-flying-11381907

Interesting to read the first flight was a Constellation: Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Manchester, Montreal, Chicago.
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Mon May 30, 2016 5:44 pm

VY had an incident on pushback on Saturday on thier route to BCN. Thankfully the tug driver wasn't injured. Replacement aircraft took the passengers out.


SQ sent in a 747F today coming in from somewhere via SHJ. Just a 3 to 4 hour turnround,

AC is replacing Rouge on the YYZ route from 3rd July to 24th July with flight numbers being slightly familiar i.e. AC842/843.

Lastly, the inaugural BOS route from MT was today.
 
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Mon May 30, 2016 7:10 pm

Norwegian launch of the AGP and ALC routes

The report contains this:


Thomas Ramdahl, chief commercial officer at Norwegian said: “Norwegian’s expansion plans at Manchester are only at the beginning."

There are suggestions for a number of based aircraft next year including 787s,
 
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Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:59 pm

B788s on the AA54/55 now pushed back to the 20th June.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/...te-june-2016/?highlight=Manchester
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David_itl
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Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:30 pm

CHH7903 is running slightly late on the inaugural - left Beijing 02.37 local time and due into MAN 06.57 local time
 
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Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:33 am

Report on the 1st service

There were some intriguing comments from the MAN CEO Charlie Cornish:

"We are talking to Air China about the opportunity of a route from Manchester to Shanghai - discussions are well progressed, bilateral rights have been agreed.

“I think what’s important is we need to work with a number of airlines to make routes work and make them viable and profitable."

The inaugural services inbound and outbound had over 90% loads and has been reports that loads are above 60% through to October/ Possibly the best route start for a Chinese airline long-haul service for a while?
 
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Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:24 pm

Shuttle 2V BA getting in on the heavy traffic today operating with a Boeing 767 first for sometime especially as Manchester is normally mixed fleet crewed.
 
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Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:10 pm

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 19):
Shuttle 2V BA getting in on the heavy traffic today operating with a Boeing 767

How come? Any idea?
 
David_itl
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Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:28 pm

Couldn#t see any cancelled rotations. Perhaps it's the yoof movement coming up to the Parklife festival!
 
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Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:34 pm

Quoting David_itl (Reply 21):
Perhaps it's the yoof movement coming up to the Parklife festival!

Nice one the last time I went to a park concert was to see New Order when was now ?
 
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Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:31 pm

Looks to be a two hour delay on the morning Hainan
 
David_itl
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Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:46 pm

More on the Hainan launch with the CEO of MAN stating it's 80% full for the summer period. Larger aircraft may be used (hmmmm?)

MAN-PVG on CA is now given a 6 to 12 month timescale due to slots issue at PVG.
 
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Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:35 pm

Quoting David_itl (Reply 24):
More on the Hainan launch with the CEO of MAN stating it's 80% full for the summer period. Larger aircraft may be used (hmmmm?)

That will be interesting. Do they have a secret order for 77Ws or A350s or something?

http://www.chinatravelnews.com/article/103095

Maybe A350s......

[Edited 2016-06-13 16:46:33]
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Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:09 pm

The May traffic figures were released today - up 7.22% to 2,244,180 passengers with the moving annual total now standing at 23,881,688 passengers. Freight was also up by 6%
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:06 am

On MAN's Wikipedia page (yes, I know this isn't always the best source), it says that Air China is starting its route to Shanghai on 1st September 2016 - is this true? Seems quite soon to be starting a new route like this...
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:02 pm

I see Etihad flew in a A346 today. Wasn't sure if this was a regular or a one off?

I always thought MAN was A332 and 77W.
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:09 pm

8herveg short answer No and i keep removing it. Right now its vandalism.

Air China has not made any official announcements and their is no third party verification.

If its been added again i'll remove it at once.

Now as to whether Aie China will start PVG-MAN they do have authority we know that and there has been several rumours and coded messages and i am sure something is a brewing.

Said issues are slots at PVG as China Eastern are probably pressurising the CAAC for competitive access at Beijing on a quid pro quo basis.

Chinese politics at work.
 
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Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:32 pm

Shaheen air have added a 4th Weekly ISB flight from July 4th.

Tunisair add 2 weekly TUN-MAN from July 3rd until Aug 28th on A320 TU8590/8591

DHL return in Sept with an A300 to Leipzig

Cobalt start 2 weekly Larnaca from 7th Sept, which will actually be the airlines inaugural route.

Korean Cargo rumoured to begin 2 weekly B77F in September.

Manchester has had 60 confirmed new routes so far in 2016, and already 11 in 2017.
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:02 am

Inaugural AA 787 flight on AA54/55 today due in at around 11.25, Can't be many airports AA serve where they operate single daily services using 787, 767 and A330.
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:28 am

Thomson sending the B787 to New Orleans on 23rd December, 2 flights will run out there on the day.
 
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Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:02 pm

TUI/Thomson's latest, a B789 G-TUIJ, delivered into MAN this morning.
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Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:07 pm

oly720man wrote:
TUI/Thomson's latest, a B789 G-TUIJ, delivered into MAN this morning.

We also had an Etihad 777-200LR divert in just before it arrived:

ImageEtihad Boeing 777-200LR A6-LRA and Thomson/TUI Boeing 787-9 G-TUIJ by Yvan Greenaway, on Flickr
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Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:33 pm

817Dreamliiner wrote:
oly720man wrote:
TUI/Thomson's latest, a B789 G-TUIJ, delivered into MAN this morning.

We also had an Etihad 777-200LR divert in just before it arrived:


Just a guess, but medical diversion? :lol:
 
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Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:53 pm

Armodeen wrote:
817Dreamliiner wrote:
oly720man wrote:
TUI/Thomson's latest, a B789 G-TUIJ, delivered into MAN this morning.

We also had an Etihad 777-200LR divert in just before it arrived:


Just a guess, but medical diversion? :lol:

lol yup.
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Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:42 am

 
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Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:45 pm

An old flight number restarted today. AC842/3 from/to Toronto, C-FTCA taking the honours.
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Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:17 am

DobboDobbo wrote:


AI from MAN keeps on getting mentioned every now & then. I will believe it when it happens.
 
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Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:49 pm

This is the operations of AA54/55 since the start of 787 operations

Image

Hardly inspiring confidence!
 
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Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:14 pm

AI wrote:
DobboDobbo wrote:


AI from MAN keeps on getting mentioned every now & then. I will believe it when it happens.


Indeed, official quotes are a good sign and I would hardly say AI to MAN would be a bolt from the blue or a long shot...
 
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Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:12 pm

Finnair upgrading the morning Helsinki flight to daily A319 from 27th March 2017.

25th May 2017 also sees a one off scenario where the VS/DL partnership run 2 flights to JFK. The VS127 departs 1040, the DL221 departs 1245. This is due to the crossover when Delta hands the route to Virgin.

Air China expected to commence 4 weekly Shanghai on 1st November 2016. Anna.aero has recently analysed that PVG-MAN is the 5th largest China-Europe route that remains unserved, and actually the 3rd largest Shanghai-Europe that remains unserved.
 
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:37 pm

The AA B788 saga seems to continue. Today's AA55 is 5 hrs late departing and seems to have an issue, judging by its track on fr24, where it turned off the runway after a short roll and seems to be returning to stand.

http://flic.kr/p/JK52sP
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:43 pm

Flybe will begin a daily flight to Toulouse from October 30th. Confirmed and bookable.

Virgin have listed Manchester-Detroit as a direct route on their destinations page, awaiting further information.
 
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:22 pm

I would suspect the Detroit serive may be operated by DL once they switch the JFK to VS?
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:32 pm

Danfearn77 wrote:
I would suspect the Detroit serive may be operated by DL once they switch the JFK to VS?


This ^^^....I wonder if it'll be a DL 76L since they're shifting the 333 to some HNL routes from MSP and SLC.
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:01 am

flymco753 wrote:
Danfearn77 wrote:
I would suspect the Detroit serive may be operated by DL once they switch the JFK to VS?


This ^^^....I wonder if it'll be a DL 76L since they're shifting the 333 to some HNL routes from MSP and SLC.


I think the most likely scenario is that DL will operate DTW with a B763 during the summer when VS operate the A333 to JFK. At the end of the summer DL will take back JFK and the VS aircraft will be redeployed.

However, there were some quotes by the VS CEO recently which confirmed the widely held view that VS now see MAN as a "hub" and not an "outstation". Subject to economic conditions, I think it is reasonable to expect a degree of VS expansion from MAN over the coming years. Whether that is limited to transatlantic routes or not remains to be seen.
 
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:31 pm

User001 wrote:
Virgin have listed Manchester-Detroit as a direct route on their destinations page, awaiting further information.


Just got on to check, DTW is removed completely from their destination page, it must have been a mistake.
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:11 pm

The redevelopment and expansion of the airport seems to be starting to move along with the firm Laing O'Rourke being selected, they also constructed Heathrow's T5.

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/201 ... t-project/

The article states that "enabling works could now start before the end of the year".

Personally, I can't wait for T1 to be demolished. I flew from T1 the other week and arrived back on Tuesday and was reminded of the terrible layout of the pier where to get to some gates you must go down some stairs to come back up the other side.

It will be nice to see that Manchester's main terminal will be modern and state-of-the-art, especially with the increasing amount of long haul flights. :)
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