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by User001
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 14497

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Apparently the QR A330 will be for expansion, including the new Seattle route. The flight being four times a week leaves three days there is an A330 not scheduled.....yet. DUB-LAX is going daily IIRC, hence the other three frequencies. The A330 may need either down time or an east coast route to fi...

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by User001
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19469

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

I wasn't comparing MAN to DUS, I had simply mistaken if DUS was launched at 4 weekly, but clearly it wasn't.

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by User001
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19469

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

Re the Japanese report posted, The document I linked earlier was also an official government document, it came from the Japanese consulate, so, who is to say which one is more accurate? In terms of a Japan flight being daily, it doesn't have to have demand for a daily flight, 4 weekly is ample to st...

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by User001
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19469

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

Water bomber. Your way of thinking is so bizzare, and dare say, stupid, that I simply don't know how to respond to you. Airline CEO's do not think like you in any shape or form. The fact you think Finnair is a low cost airline and that the rest of the U.K. Is farmland shows a level of on education t...

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by User001
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19469

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

Water bomber. Your way of thinking is so bizzare, and dare say, stupid, that I simply don't know how to respond to you. Airline CEO's do not think like you in any shape or form. The fact you think Finnair is a low cost airline and that the rest of the U.K. Is farmland shows a level of on education t...

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by User001
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19469

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

That's fine, you are entitled to believe that, but I will also state that I'm certainly not willing to put money on it. I do agree that NH is more likely, but that is down to JAL recently adding the second LHR flight more than anything. In terms of Europe, given the major obvious cities are all now ...

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by User001
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19469

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

I wanted to add to my previous post before any more people accuse of being purely a 'MAN cheerleader'. I'm not suggesting MAN should be JAL's next long haul route, far from it, there are clearly a few cities that are far more likely to get a service next. I am purely answering to 2 main points that:...

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by User001
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19469

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

(After reading the MOFA data) To the contrary of all the MAN cheerleaders, I just don't see where the demands are. 1. The population is not there. Total of maybe 2000 Japanese in the entire NW England, which is not even 1/10 of Greater London itself (~35k), and this is not counting SE England (Kent...

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by User001
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19469

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

(After reading the MOFA data) To the contrary of all the MAN cheerleaders, I just don't see where the demands are. 1. The population is not there. Total of maybe 2000 Japanese in the entire NW England, which is not even 1/10 of Greater London itself (~35k), and this is not counting SE England (Kent...

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by User001
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17349

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I’m intrigued as to what ‘signs’ indicate SFO and BOS go year round when their initial summer run this year was cut short and hasn’t been increased next year AFAIK. Like I say, and as you have noted, it is no better than signs at this stage, but take a look at OAG. I just checked: BOS-MAN on VS res...

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by User001
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17349

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

[*] Looking at March, one can travel on DY to LGW for $159 (one-way) and then connect to MAN on BE for $40, with a minimal layover. That is under $200 to travel from ORD to MAN. How can AA compete with that? A non-stop flight on AA from ORD-MAN is going for $2,641!! . Given flybe don't operate LGW-M...

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by User001
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17349

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

They use the B787 in summer and B757 in winter, so, like I say, I would have expected just the winter season to stop, but also missing out 3 months of the summer season, including the traditionally busy October half term, not cool.

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by User001
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17349

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I'm surprised the MAN cut is so deep. I would have expected a May-Oct season (currently runs April-January), but June-Sept is very short! But then again, when they insist on using a B757 in winter that can barely make the route in one go (lots of Bangor stops again recently), then I'm not sure what ...

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by User001
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 349
Views: 30084

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

I think Thomas Cook is back on the backburner, they are having issues sourcing an extra A330 and have returned one of the Air Tanker A330's they were leasing.

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by User001
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)
Replies: 12
Views: 2977

Re: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)

It's only about 20 minutes longer than JMK-MAN, and that's done on a BA E190 amongst other operators/aircraft.

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by User001
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA next routes?
Replies: 40
Views: 3646

Re: BA next routes?

Figari–Sud Corse Airport
A new route: LHR-FSC on Sundays from 27 May 2018 to 7 October 2018 using the A319. You heard it first here.


Not exactly heard it here first, Been announced 2-3 days now, on the BA site, Twitter and various media outlets reporting about WTM London.

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by User001
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 152
Views: 16516

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

The NH code share is an expansion, not a new one, there are already several European Airports that receive the code share.

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by User001
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19469

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

If that's all what MAN has to offer, remember that Japan has a very developed domestic tourism market. They'll fly to half a world away to watch aurora borealis in Canada, but they ain't gonna fly to MAN to visit a theme park or second tier cities in the UK when they have very limited long holidays...

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by User001
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19469

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

MAN is an attractive airport and cathement area, but not for JAL. JAL focusses on Japanese travellers who are also the main demographic and MAN doesnt have much to offer corporate wise nor tourism-wise http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/files/000201478.pdf The map on page one shows that there are a fair...

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by User001
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19469

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

MAN, no chance. Not enough demand Id say JL is unlikely at MAN, but, namely because LHR has just gone 2 daily so that will likely see enough demand for the UK for JL at this time. ANA though, they seem to like 'smaller' cities like DUS/BRU etc (I say smaller, as in, smaller than the big usual hubs ...

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by User001
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 30
Views: 6144

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

Their slots had been chaotically scattered through the week and through the clock. They didn't have any series of 5, 6 or even 7 weekly slot pairs at ANY airport. So how were Monarch running up to 3 daily flights on some routes if they didn't have any slots 'up to 5,6 or 7 weekly'? Or were they pig...

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by User001
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 30
Views: 6144

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

Monarch didn't have any attractive sets of slots, neither at Gatwick nor at Manchester nor anywhere else. Their chaotic mingle-mangle of mostly once-weekly slots is back in the pool and anyone can grab them free of charge by applying to http://www.acl-uk.org . Did you conduct ANY research before co...

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by User001
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news 57: Seattle calling
Replies: 102
Views: 22090

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

In for the football match tomorrow night.

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by User001
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news 57: Seattle calling
Replies: 102
Views: 22090

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

The flight has actually started but isn't on BA.com yet, it is, however, in the BA timetable and bookable via some 3rd party sites, but at £1300 Rtn for a flight that also stops at CBG, most will probably continue to route throug other hubs,

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by User001
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 341
Views: 35825

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

Cochin will have a few one off flights to Manchester, London Gatwick and Birmingham next winter as part of a series of cruises for TUI.

Flights will use a B787.

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by User001
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Langkawi, Malaysia to see long haul ops
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Langkawi, Malaysia to see long haul ops

Langkawi Island Airport in Malaysia is to see long haul operations next winter. TUI airways is to operate bi-weekly flights on alternative Wednesday's from Birmingham and London Gatwick, while Manchester will operate on Thursdays. All flights use the B787 and tie into a cruise that starts in Langkaw...

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by User001
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 88
Views: 6752

Re: Rest of the UK thread

TUI has added a new series of cruise flights. Bi-weekly flights will operate from Manchester, Birmingham and Gatwick to Bangkok and Langkawi, Malaysia between December 2018 and April 2019. As well as this, there will be several flights between the 3 mentioned UK airports and Muscat, Dubai, Cochin an...

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by User001
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 81
Views: 10906

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

chrisnh wrote:
Whoa...A 90-minute turn-time for a transatlantic flight.


Emirates turn the 615 seat A388 in 95 minutes at Manchester, so an A321 in a 2 class density should be a breeze.

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by User001
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news 57: Seattle calling
Replies: 102
Views: 22090

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

New route time, and we have a random pair. Cambridge and Gothenburg: BA8235 MAN 0720 CBG 0805/0830 GOT 1130 BA8236 GOT 1625 CBG 1725 /1750 MAN 1835 Mon/Tue/Thu from Oct 30th Will be interesting to see what the aircraft does either side of these flights as clearly the aircraft starts/ends its day at ...

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by User001
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13760

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

They need to start MAN! It's the 3rd largest unserved long haul route in the world, and combining it with JFK initially could be the best way to get the route started. What are the first two? Thanks in advance. Top 5 at time of publication with one way booking pax figures: 1) LAX-SGN 203,359 2) DAC...

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by User001
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York
Replies: 97
Views: 13760

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

They need to start MAN! It's the 3rd largest unserved long haul route in the world, and combining it with JFK initially could be the best way to get the route started.

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by User001
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 959
Views: 115853

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

It was daily over the summer too, barring the usual UK-Scandinavia reductions over the peak summer (late July-Late Aug) where it went Down to 5 weekly. It does the same this summer too.

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by User001
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 959
Views: 115853

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

OSL-MAN: +2x weekly Friday and Sunday


This isn't an increase as it's daily over winter too.

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by User001
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread
Replies: 368
Views: 40531

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread

So I take it that once again, Kuwait Airways has gone back on its plans to serve Manchester!

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by User001
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news 57: Seattle calling
Replies: 102
Views: 22090

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

They have visited on diverts and the odd ad-hoc flight.

We are always the first alternate for the LTN flights hence they are coming here while LTN closed, but looking to go permanent.

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by User001
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news 57: Seattle calling
Replies: 102
Views: 22090

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

MNG cargo will have 3 weekly flights starting 5th Nov.

All flights start at IST but call at either CDG/AMS on the way in and out.

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by User001
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news 57: Seattle calling
Replies: 102
Views: 22090

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

Coming down

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Going up

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by User001
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30427

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

MAN plans were designed for less than they are currently handling so its largely just moving bits around. It wont really benefit passengers when 3 odd million more are using it when it wasn't designed for them. The whole point of the MAN redevelopment is to improve the passenger experience, rather ...

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by User001
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 88
Views: 6752

Re: Rest of the UK thread

It was referred to further up the thread too and you seem to be the only person who had this confusion?

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by User001
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 88
Views: 6752

Re: Rest of the UK thread

gunnerman wrote:
Airlines are still operating the 2017 summer schedule which runs until end October. If you mean next year, you have to say "summer 2018".


I did say 'from March 30th' which would have indicated S18. Why not just admit you were mistaken rather than do this carry on.

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by User001
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news 57: Seattle calling
Replies: 102
Views: 22090

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

http://mag-umbraco-media-live.s3.amazon ... -2017.xlsx

Up 7.4% for Sept to 2.876 million pax.

27.7 million for the year.

Freight up 9.6% to 10,600 tonnes.

Both figures could be taking a hit soon with Monarch collapsing and Lufthansa Cargo pulling its flights.
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http://mag-umbraco-media-live.s3.amazon ... -2017.xlsx

Up 7.4% for Sept to 2.876 million pax.

27.7 million for the year.

Freight up 9.6% to 10,600 tonnes.

Both figures could be taking a hit soon with Monarch collapsing and Lufthansa Cargo pulling its flights.

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by User001
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM to move their AMS flights to EIN because of sponsorship?
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

Re: AM to move their AMS flights to EIN because of sponsorship?

I don't think a football match has much bearing on flights.

For 2 examples:

Aeroflot are the official airline of Manchester United, yet don't offer flights to MAN.

Malaysian Airlines are the official airline of Liverpool FC, but don't offer flights to LPL (or MAN).

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by User001
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 88
Views: 6752

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Gunnerman. My information isn't wrong, The timetable you speak of is for winter, I'm talking about summer. From the summer season, both ATL and JFK go back to daily. The B744 starts on ATL from 30th March 3 weekly, and then 4 weekly JFK from May. It's clearly in the booking engine, take a look. http...

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by User001
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 88
Views: 6752

Re: Rest of the UK thread

gunnerman wrote:
TheGeordielad wrote:
Virgin Atlantic boosts B744s flights from Manchester 4x JFK 3x ATL

ATL is 4x but will drop to 3x after 4 November 2017 - loses Sunday flight.


The B744 relates to Summer which will see daily flights, 3xB744 and 4xA333 flights.

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by User001
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news 57: Seattle calling
Replies: 102
Views: 22090

Re: MAN news 57: Seattle calling

Jet2 Summer 2018: 482 weekly flights to 42 destinations. 19 aircraft based (18 in full use, one on standby), an increase of 2 aircraft. Palma now sees 5 flights on Saturdays, including an A330 flight. Bergerac and Verona are new routes for S18, Toulouse is dropped (still served ex-MAN by Flybe). ---...

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by User001
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA to end U.S flights
Replies: 18
Views: 6058

Re: PIA to end U.S flights

Firstly, PIA hasn't served JFK at 5 weekly for a long time. It's currently 2 weekly which will drop to 1 weekly until it ends in October. There is no real loss to Manchester. MAN still has a 2 weekly LHE-MAN-LHE and daily ISB-MAN-ISB. Passengers from MAN could also only fly MAN-JFK, but not JFK-MAN ...

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by User001
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 59890

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

The leasing companies have started to reposses their aircraft Airbus A320 -214 2142 G-ZBAR Elite Aero Ireland Monarch Airlines cs, ferried 04oct17 LBA-SNN ex 9H-AEF Airbus A320 -214 3278 G-ZBAT DVB Bank Monarch Airlines cs, ferried 04oct17 BHX-OSR ex PR-MHO Airbus A321 -231 1153 G-OZBN AerCap Monar...

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by User001
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 59890

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Didn't Willie Walsh say at World Routes that he wasn't interested in the B737MAX as it 'didn't have the range to do what they want it to do', but instead wanted to focus on the A321neo?

Therefore, wouldn't that mean he isn't interested in the Monarch MAX?

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by User001
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 4851

Re: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT

If we are talking about MAN, Maybe CLT can be a replacement for JFK ex-MAN. VS and TCX killed AA on JFK-MAN, but maybe CLT-MAN can work this time around? Only problem is that if they are saying they want 3rd party connections at the other end, there are very minimal operatives with one world, althou...

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