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David_itl
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Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:06 am

MAN-MRU now being reported on Routesonline from November 2017. I suspect this may not be the last of the route annoucements from them in the near future,,,
 
Liverpoola380
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Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:01 am

With VS planning a large expansion of routes from MAN do they plan on creating a lounge in T2?
 
User001
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:46 pm

Tunisair to begin Monastir from 1st December on an A330.
 
DobboDobbo
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:44 pm

Liverpoola380 wrote:
With VS planning a large expansion of routes from MAN do they plan on creating a lounge in T2?


I beleive so.

They would probably want some of the new routes to be year round before committing the investment. If you have 6+ Large aircraft based somewhere it makes sense to have the requisite facilities to support them.
 
Armodeen
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Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:08 am

User001 wrote:
Tunisair to begin Monastir from 1st December on an A330.


Where on earth did THAT come from? Talk about left field!
 
David_itl
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Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:01 pm

Well, this something to chew over. MAN can generate 6 times the economic benefit to the region than LHR's 3rd runway.

https://www.manchesterconfidential.co.u ... times-more

2017 looks to be another stellar year for long-haul. MRU still needs to be officially announced. Shanghai was quasi-outed in a recent conference for a March start with Beijing being daily. Muscat starting up BOS and SFO by VS, SFO by MT. Plus one or two others. One does have to ask the question of how relevant LHR ought to be for Northwest England?
 
n272wa
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Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:33 pm

David_itl wrote:
Well, this something to chew over. MAN can generate 6 times the economic benefit to the region than LHR's 3rd runway.

https://www.manchesterconfidential.co.u ... times-more

2017 looks to be another stellar year for long-haul. MRU still needs to be officially announced. Shanghai was quasi-outed in a recent conference for a March start with Beijing being daily. Muscat starting up BOS and SFO by VS, SFO by MT. Plus one or two others. One does have to ask the question of how relevant LHR ought to be for Northwest England?


Guys when will Muscat be going on sale?
 
User001
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Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:42 pm

Next few weeks for Oman Air. Staff have just been recruited for Manchester.
 
n272wa
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Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:43 pm

Thank you so much! :)
 
AviationRhys
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Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:15 am

easyJet to base an extra aircraft at Manchester in S17, therefore increasing the number of based aircraft to 12. Hopefully we will hear of some new route announcements in due course! Any viable guesses? They are still some gaps that could be served IMO like Faro, Lanzarote, Naples & Rome.
 
azz767
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Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:44 am

Gaps for EZY but hardly for MAN. FAO and ACE especially. ZAG has been mentioned on another forum. I would like to see some more cities not currently served rather than the normal sun destinations
 
DobboDobbo
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Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:34 pm

I've posted this elsewhere but it's worth highlighting to a wider audience who may not be familiar with the LH offering at MAN.

These are a list of the routes offered at MAN that are not available at any other UK airport outside of London (in many cases LHR only).
Singapore (SIN)
Houston (IAH)
Hong Kong (HKG)
Jeddah (JED)
Los Angeles (LAX)
Miami (MIA)
Boston (BOS)
Washington (IAD)
Chicago (ORD)
Atlanta (ATL)
Beijing (PEK)
Goa (GOI)
Muscat (MCT) (Starts 2017)
San Francisco (SFO) (Starts 2017)
Shanghai (PVG) (Starts 2017)
Mauritius (MRU) (Starts 2017)
Cape Town (CPT) (Starts 2017)
In addition to these, a number of similarly unique routes are in the pipeline for launch over the next 2 years or so including Bangkok, Addis Abba, San Diego, Tampa and Detroit (as well as a host of Chinese cities).

MAN is also the only airport outside LHR to have a presence from all of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar.

The major geographical gaps in the network are South/Central America and the northern Far East Asia (e.g. Japan and Korea). Aside from this, the major issue is the seasonal nature of demand. It is slowly starting to even out but there is a long way for it to even out.
 
TurnaroudUK
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Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:07 pm

[quote="DobboDobbo"
The major geographical gaps in the network are South/Central America and the northern Far East Asia (e.g. Japan and Korea). Aside from this, the major issue is the seasonal nature of demand. It is slowly starting to even out but there is a long way for it to even out.[/quote]

Even at LHR south america isnt that well served with only a handful of destinations
 
DobboDobbo
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Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:52 pm

Agreed - i don't see South American routes at MAN any time soon.
 
sk736
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Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:44 pm

azz767 wrote:
Gaps for EZY but hardly for MAN. FAO and ACE especially. ZAG has been mentioned on another forum. I would like to see some more cities not currently served rather than the normal sun destinations

LGW....please!
 
TurnaroudUK
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Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:27 pm

sk736 wrote:
azz767 wrote:
Gaps for EZY but hardly for MAN. FAO and ACE especially. ZAG has been mentioned on another forum. I would like to see some more cities not currently served rather than the normal sun destinations

LGW....please!


Nah not EZY, you want a carrier that will actually accept transfer passengers
 
David_itl
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Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:32 am

Now a 25 million passenger per year airport...

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/ ... s-12150224
 
David_itl
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Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:16 pm

https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/no ... ghai-route

"Roche added there are "some new routes in the bag" with further expansion in Asia to be expected, as well as to the US and Middle East.

In June, Manchester Airport celebrated its inaugural flights to Beijing and Roche admitted that she "wouldn’t be surprised" if a Shanghai service started in the future."

Have we ever seen an airport official come out so bullish about new long haul? It's normally a wish list of routes that is talked about but this makes a seachange in communication. Just wonder if the "Middle East" reference is about the known Oman Air route or if it's another new route?
 
User001
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Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:07 pm

Oman air now bookable:

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Singapore to use A350 from 1st January.
 
ek17
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Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:17 pm

User001 wrote:
Singapore to use A350 from 1st January.


This is fantastic news, I can't wait to get my first look at the A350 - especially in the SIA livery as I think its probably the best on the A350 so far.

Little article here: http://www.businesstraveller.com/airlin ... vice-2017/
 
User001
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Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:52 pm

Etihad to use the B787-9 for the month of February.

Will be on the EY21/22 flight and is confirmed and bookable.
 
User001
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Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:42 pm

Iraqi Airways to return to Manchester on Saturday 10th December (yes just 10 days away).

A leased A320 will fly 1 weekly BGW-ISU-MMX-MAN-ISU-BGW.

Currently bookable on their websites.

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Ryanair have announced a 3 weekly link to Naples from April 2017, and will have 10 based aircraft in August 2017 (9 based rest of summer).

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Oman Air now fully bookable on their website, many months after being announced!
 
DobboDobbo
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Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:53 pm

F is bookable on SQ 51/52 in January. Looks like a delay in introducing the A359.
 
col
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Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:33 pm

Did SQ ever announce it? They would never have enough 350's to do MAN including IAH. Later in 2017 or 2018?
 
8herveg
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:56 am

User001 wrote:
Iraqi Airways to return to Manchester on Saturday 10th December (yes just 10 days away).

A leased A320 will fly 1 weekly BGW-ISU-MMX-MAN-ISU-BGW.

Currently bookable on their websites.

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Ryanair have announced a 3 weekly link to Naples from April 2017, and will have 10 based aircraft in August 2017 (9 based rest of summer).

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Oman Air now fully bookable on their website, many months after being announced!


Can I ask, what is the point of this Iraqi Airways flight? With a route like that via 2-3 airports, is there really going to be enough demand?
 
User001
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:09 am

The route is primarily to serve Sulamanyah, but the aircraft needs to be back in Baghdad to rotate in the fleet, so, it's sold as a through flight.

Malmo is a security stop inbound.
 
8herveg
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:19 am

User001 wrote:
The route is primarily to serve Sulamanyah, but the aircraft needs to be back in Baghdad to rotate in the fleet, so, it's sold as a through flight.

Malmo is a security stop inbound.


Thanks - but what type of passenger takes this flight? What's the purpose of people's visit to Sulamanyah?
 
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:43 am

8herveg wrote:
User001 wrote:
The route is primarily to serve Sulamanyah, but the aircraft needs to be back in Baghdad to rotate in the fleet, so, it's sold as a through flight.

Malmo is a security stop inbound.


Thanks - but what type of passenger takes this flight? What's the purpose of people's visit to Sulamanyah?


The Kurdish diaspora amongst other things.
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gkirk
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:23 am

8herveg wrote:
User001 wrote:
The route is primarily to serve Sulamanyah, but the aircraft needs to be back in Baghdad to rotate in the fleet, so, it's sold as a through flight.

Malmo is a security stop inbound.


Thanks - but what type of passenger takes this flight? What's the purpose of people's visit to Sulamanyah?

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UltimoTiger777
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:36 pm

I believe it was an Iraqi Airways flight that brought back the body of a former Marine who died fighting for the Kurds. Loads of Kurds showed up at the airport:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... rport.html

My Dad's worked with a lot of Iraqis here in Manchester as well so I wouldn't snub ones nose at the idea of their being a market for these flights even if it is a little niche.
 
User001
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:45 pm

There is a market for Iraq flights, Iraqi themselves did run 2 weekly (one to Erbil and one to Sulamanyah) a year or so ago but pulled the flights when their B737's were banned from European airspace.

Now their A320's are permitted, we are seeing this weekly flight.

Erbil was the other destination used to serve from MAN, so, if/when the situation stabilises in the Erbil area, may see that route return.
 
DobboDobbo
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Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:19 am

Some new statistics.

November 2016 - moving annual total
Passengers including transit 25,398,801 + 9.81%
Freight 111,789 tonnes + 8.41%

November 2017
Passengers including transit - 1,712,291 + 15.72%
Freight 10,757 tonnes - + 14.55%
 
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Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:48 pm

What is the word on the DTW-MAN flight that DL/VS was suppose to add.
the truth does matter, guys. too bad it's often quite subjective. the truth is beyond the mere facts and figures. it's beyond good and bad, right and wrong...
 
User001
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Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:56 pm

It got postponed again due to 'Brexit'. May have been a bit premature given the pound is strengthening up again, but who knows.

It did make it to the VS destination page, but, that's it.
 
DobboDobbo
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Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:12 pm

Did we ever get to the stage where we knew if it was to be operated on DL or VS metal?

I thought it was DL metal but I don't know where I got that impression from!
 
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Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:22 pm

Quick note of a MAN website problem, for anyone looking to pre-book the T1 or T3 multi-storey carparks.

At the moment these will only show up on searches for bookings of less than 12 days' duration; which is a bit of a nightmare for families looking to book parking for a fortnight holiday.

T2 multi-storey shows up fine, as do the T1 Long Stay & Meet & Greet.

IT have been notified, as of Thursday afternoon, but no sign of the glitch having been put right yet.
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David_itl
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Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:41 pm

DL would probably have operated the DTW route- think they have the more appropriate equipment (757) for launching it with potential for it to go to 767 should demand warrant it (either passenger or cargo)
 
Mattuk
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Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:38 pm

MAN-IAD on UA not returning for next summer. No news yet on whether EWR will see a schedule increase to compensate?

FR adding a 3rd weekly CHQ to their schedule next summer.

MT adding new SPU and AGP summer '17 routes.

BE running weekly charters to BCN next summer on behalf of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

TP doubling frequency on MAN-LIS from Daily to Double Daily for summer '17.
 
DobboDobbo
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Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:39 am

KU apparently intend to start flying to MAN. Did not see that coming, another Middle Eastern carrier. Good to see.
 
oly720man
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Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:21 pm

DobboDobbo wrote:
KU apparently intend to start flying to MAN. Did not see that coming, another Middle Eastern carrier. Good to see.


Is that a real service or the KU117 SNN stopover finding a new home?
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User001
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Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:25 pm

the Kuwait flights are apparently due to a BAE cargo contract but also some pax demand.

(Of course, this is speculation at this stage, we don't want a certain poster to think we are getting big for our boots again)

One piece of confirmed news is Cathay Pacific increasing to 5 weekly and use A350-900 from 2nd June.
 
User001
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:42 pm

3 new routes from Easyjet announced today.

2 weekly each to Preveza, Dubrovnik and Granada. There seems to be some confusion though, as MAN and press stating a May start, but Easyjet website only showing from July.
 
David_itl
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:49 pm

Forecasting a 22% rise in passenger numbers for the festive period:

"The airport expects a record Christmas, handling 640,125 travellers over the peak period between December 23 and January 2."

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/ ... ive-period
 
sk736
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:57 pm

GlenP wrote:
Quick note of a MAN website problem, for anyone looking to pre-book the T1 or T3 multi-storey carparks.

At the moment these will only show up on searches for bookings of less than 12 days' duration; which is a bit of a nightmare for families looking to book parking for a fortnight holiday.

T2 multi-storey shows up fine, as do the T1 Long Stay & Meet & Greet.

IT have been notified, as of Thursday afternoon, but no sign of the glitch having been put right yet.

Is it a glitch? The multi-story car parks are supposed to be short-stay only which would explain not being able to book for two weeks!
 
iFlyDTW
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Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:43 am

Any update/rumors on DTW? Or do we have to see how connections via JFK happen before a decision is made?
 
User001
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Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:37 pm

Lufthansa running an A380 through Manchester tomorrow morning.

LH9925 routing IAH-MAN-FRA and will be D-AIMI. It went tech in IAH a few days ago and now cannot reach FRA on the crew it has, so, stopping at MAN for a fresh crew.

Arrives 0510 and departs 0635.
 
User001
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Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:28 pm

Bangladesh's United Airways is eyeing Manchester and Gatwick flights:

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... with-a340s

But, given they are currently non operational as an airline, let's not be holding our breath just yet.....
 
David_itl
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Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:32 pm

Bye to Air Malta's scheduled flights

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/lifestyle/ ... F16c7nkeGB
 
Mattuk
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Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:14 pm

Royal Air Maroc launching MAN to Casablanca for Summer 2017. 3 flights per week on Tue / Thu / Sat
 
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