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by User001
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3311

Re: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

Turkish send anything from an A320 to a B77W on IST-MAN if that counts?

It’s usually an A321neo but this summer the A330 is scheduled with the B77W making ad-hoc appearances too.

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by User001
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48351

Re: MAN news - 2018

Thai are coming, but it’s not been announced yet. The Wikipedia entry has been deleted again though.

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by User001
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 348
Views: 20953

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

If 3 A330’s are due back from Turkish then they could be used to start the other 2 MAN routes. Spicejet did apply for MAN slots for this summer, SG61/62, but obviously didn’t start due to no suitable aircraft. Jet does seem the logical one to start the 2 new MAN routes, perhaps DEL 4 weekly and BLR ...

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by User001
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 348
Views: 20953

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I don’t think Jet has the appropriate WB for the new MAN routes, especially with MAN-BOM going daily next summer, but perhaps it has the aircraft to do MAN-BLR and then Air India does DEL (to protect its market share?). It’s also worth noting that while they don’t yet have the appropriate aircraft, ...

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by User001
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 348
Views: 20953

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

https://inc42.com/features/is-mancheste ... king-west/
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According to the below article (towards the end), it states MAN-DEL and MAN-BLR are to be announced soon. If true, likely a 2019 start.

https://inc42.com/features/is-mancheste ... king-west/

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by User001
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wideroe to start LPL - BGO flight.
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: Wideroe to start LPL - BGO flight.

Widerøe have been operating charters to LPL for a few years now, so makes sense for them to transfer it to a scheduled route.

MAN is served by SAS on the Bergen route on a Mon and Fri, so may not want to go head to head on the same route either,

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by User001
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 130
Views: 12575

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Is this more speculation, like in the way you posted here a few days ago stating that Ethiopian were reducing their Dublin transfer traffic and starting Chicago non-stop? But Ethiopian are reducing some DUB transfer traffic in the reduction of LAX so no need for the hostility, and the ORD was an er...

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by User001
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 130
Views: 12575

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Is this more speculation, like in the way you posted here a few days ago stating that Ethiopian were reducing their Dublin transfer traffic and starting Chicago non-stop? But Ethiopian are reducing some DUB transfer traffic in the reduction of LAX so no need for the hostility, and the ORD was an er...

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by User001
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48351

Re: MAN news - 2018

Riyadh was a seasonal route last summer, 2 weekly on Mon/Fri with B788.

The route was not renewed this year however, so just the 5 weekly JED-MAN will fly.

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by User001
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48351

Re: MAN news - 2018

The LIS route actually starts a little earlier, on 28th October. Seems a swap from LPL.

FAO now seems a glaring omission from the EasyJet network, as does BCN which is also missing ex-MAN.

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by User001
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 130
Views: 12575

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Regarding Asia , my guess is, Winter seasonal to BKK A332 ... timed for connections from North America I had no idea how competitive going via DUB could be on BKK - East Coast USA routes. For comparison: BKK - HKG - JFK - 9,121 mi BKK - DUB - JFK - 9,324 mi BKK - CDG - JFK - 9,512 mi BKK - NRT - JF...

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by User001
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12619

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

I’ve heard a few times now that SQ are looking at various ways to increase MAN-SIN capacity, and one of the ways was to route an additional new US route through MAN. The main one I’ve heard is SIN-MAN-ORD, so wonder if it could have more legs now there is this info about a new route from the US end ...

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by User001
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7873

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

Excalibur - as far as I’m aware never offered scheduled flights to LAX from MAN. Possibly a one off charter at most. Expressone- again, never offered scheduled flights on the route ATA- as above Orion. Air -Charter operator so would have been one off charters. So again, who are these multiple schedu...

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by User001
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 138
Views: 14867

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

I think Ethiopian chose to launch Manchester instead.

As for the new China flights, is it not the Air China service to Chengdu, which has been announced?

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by User001
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7873

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

I can't remember exactly when British Airways originally started Manchester to Los Angeles but the route was initially flown with L1011-500 which were later replaced by the B767-300ER. The L-1011 flying was by British Airtours (along with 747 also). When BA tried the route it was with the 763s. Abo...

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by User001
Thu May 31, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7873

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

It’s also interesting to see this route come to fruition at long last. It was the early nineties if I remember correctly that SRB himself stated he would launch MAN-LAX. I’m sure someone could dig out the date, and perhaps the newspaper extract again.

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by User001
Wed May 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7873

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

IMO the importance of Manchester as a tech hub was overstated when the SFO route was announced, I'd be surprised if this route saw too many internet execs but it probably saw some decent tourist traffic. LAX is the right route for MAN as it has a lot more Delta connections on the end of it vs SFO. ...

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by User001
Wed May 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 56
Views: 8515

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

VS have just announced Los Angeles, as well as increasing Boston and Las Vegas to 3 and 4 weekly respectively from Manchester, as well as increasing based aircraft from 5 to 6 over the summer. So the airport can’t be that bad off for VS. You forgot to add that VS are also discontinuing SFO in favou...

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by User001
Wed May 30, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 56
Views: 8515

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

MAN-LAS will be on the A332 not B744

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by User001
Wed May 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 56
Views: 8515

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

ATL goes daily B744 next summer so it must be working, albeit seasonally at the moment.

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by User001
Wed May 30, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 56
Views: 8515

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

VS have just announced Los Angeles, as well as increasing Boston and Las Vegas to 3 and 4 weekly respectively from Manchester, as well as increasing based aircraft from 5 to 6 over the summer. So the airport can’t be that bad off for VS.

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by User001
Mon May 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 8192

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Yes exactly. On hold means they are not launching it.

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by User001
Mon May 28, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 8192

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

They have just said they are not adding a 3rd daily to DUB, not that they were adding a flight.

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by User001
Sat May 26, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final - Kiev
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Champions league final - Kiev

SE960 was actually MAN-KBP not LPL-KBP

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by User001
Tue May 22, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17085

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

ET is only only down from 4 to 3 weekly so not a huge cut. However the bigger picture may be that the DUB transits may cut down gradually. YYZ is going non stop, EWR went via Lome instead of DUB, Chicago is starting non stop so given ORD can go direct, may not be long until IAD can do the same as su...

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by User001
Tue May 22, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48351

Re: MAN news - 2018

Looks like Jet2 are bringing Vienna back as a permanent destination: LS959 MAN 1400 VIE 1730 Mon/Fri LS959 MAN 1510 VIE 1840 Wed LS960 VIE 1805 MAN 1935 Fri LS960 VIE 1815 MAN 1945 Mon LS960 VIE 1925 MAN 2055 Wed B737-800 from 1st May 2019. That’s now 13 weekly flights to Vienna on 3 different carri...

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by User001
Tue May 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 7749

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

While not quite as busy, Leeds Bradford (LBA) and Funchal Madeira (FNC) require backtracking for full length runway usage.

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by User001
Tue May 22, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4285

Re: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?

It’s a generally busy day to be hosting the champions league final for a U.K. team. This is why carriers like Thomas Cook and Jet2 can’t provide much capacity either, the schedules are very tight. Hifly and Euro Atlantic also have the vast majority of their AMCI frames tied up, hence we are seeing m...

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by User001
Mon May 21, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4285

Re: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?

Where are TK operating from? Surely IST-KBP can’t be that full as to warrant all the extra capacity?

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by User001
Sun May 20, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December
Replies: 22
Views: 4452

Re: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December

Skyblue39 wrote:
You forgot Dublin, 4w
ADD-DUB-LAX


Looks like it will be just 3 weekly from next month. Bookable on Tue/Fri/Sun westbound and Mon/Wed and Sat eastbound only.

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by User001
Sun May 20, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 348
Views: 20953

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Jet Airways has confirmed the start of BOM MAN BOM flights, with four frequencies a week launching on November 5 offering 254 seats on a two-class Airbus A330-200. Flights will depart BOM at 02.30, arriving at 07.55 and depart MAN at 09.35, arriving at 00.40. Naresh Goyal has also said: -BOM-MAN wi...

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by User001
Thu May 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently
Replies: 27
Views: 4411

Re: Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently

Times for the flights:

9W**** BOM 0230 MAN 0755
9W*** MAN 0935 BOM 0040

Mon/Thu/Sat/Sun with A332 from 5th November.

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by User001
Thu May 17, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8359

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

JetBlue May want to be at LHR if/when TATL operations start (Although LGW/STN is more likely at this time).

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by User001
Thu May 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 348
Views: 20953

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Looking at some news reports in India, seems Jet Airways is already shuffling some flights around for this winter to free up slots at Mumbai.

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by User001
Wed May 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently
Replies: 27
Views: 4411

Re: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently

BOM-MAN should be on the A330.

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by User001
Wed May 16, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently
Replies: 27
Views: 4411

Re: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently

The Jet board have just approved the launch of BOM-MAN and BOM-SYD.

MAN should start on 1st Dec. MAN having a ‘triple-whammy’ of 3 new long haul airlines starting on the same day (Ethiopian is the other confirmed one with one more left to announce after Jet)

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by User001
Wed May 16, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 80
Views: 12325

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Interesting to look back on this thread and see that a few people didn’t give MAN much chance of being launched, yet was the first one to do so! Shows you need to really analyse which horse to bet on...

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by User001
Sat May 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 10332

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

Hearing rumours that the Ethiopian flight to Brussels is changing to operate as ADD-BRU-MAN instead of ADD-VIE-BRU starting this November.

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by User001
Fri May 11, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10352

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

While holding fake degrees is very concerning, if they can fly the plane in line with all regulations and standards, I don't see the problem. Seriously?!! So as long as they can fly the plane ‘in line with regulations’ it doesn’t matter? So basically anyone should be able to turn up at any airline ...

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by User001
Thu May 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48351

Re: MAN news - 2018

New Thomas Cook route to Comiso, Sicily.

MT1270 MAN 0540 CIY 1005
MT1271 CIY 1105 MAN 1345

Thursday’s from 2nd May 2019.

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by User001
Sat May 05, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 457
Views: 35865

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

And on a slightly tangent note: this whole Thomas Cook thing has really got me wondering what they're going to do. I'm guessing MAN-MSY, but could just as easily be LGW-MSY. Or even both. Mostly to connect UK's O&D to the cruises? Chase NOLA's O&D? Connections? If MT launch MSY I’d be surpr...

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by User001
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346s on European routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7689

Re: LH to use A346 MUC - PMI

TC957 wrote:
PMI should be capable of handling anything except A380's. Pretty sure Transaero used 744's there.


LH has sent the A388 to PMI in the past. It was a publicity flight, but it’s been there.

VS diverted an A346 to PMI on a medical once too.

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by User001
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48351

Re: MAN news - 2018

And another 3 new routes....

Izmir, Chania and Bourgas with Jet2 for S19!

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by User001
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook Longhaul
Replies: 10
Views: 1979

Re: Thomas Cook Longhaul

To be honest there isn’t much of a difference in level of service between a charter operator or scheduled, apart from the fact charter probably won’t have a business class cabin. The main difference has always been that a scheduled operator is easier to get a flight only ticket compared to a charter...

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by User001
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48351

Re: MAN news - 2018

Quick news burst. BA will add a 2nd weekly flight to Chambery this winter. The flight will be on Sundays. —————————- Vueling add the 8th weekly flight to Barcelona tomorrow. The extra flight is in the evening and runs until the end of Sept. ——————————— MAN-PMI will be at least 9 weekly this winter, ...

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by User001
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 30
Views: 2677

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

There have been biz jet flights between MHT and MAN in the past.

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by User001
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48351

Re: MAN news - 2018

Jet2 have added La Rochelle from May 2019, confirmed via website.

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by User001
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 48351

Re: MAN news - 2018

Cityflyer offices are in Didsbury, as is the BA contact centre.

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by User001
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7948

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

Samrnpage wrote:
I think EK will always be around and one of the major players, its the secondary cities to secondary cities that will keep them important. You cannot fly direct MAN to Lahore profitably, but connect through DXB and you're fine :)


Erm, PIA fly MAN-LHE directly?

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