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Old 17th Oct 2006, 10:49
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Looks like we may be getting an announcement from Thai about a new service? With a stop in India??
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Old 17th Oct 2006, 17:21
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Sure that this routing is TG? CX have been looking at routing HKG/MAN thro' India since they were unable to route thro' Moscow.

TG already serve Delhi daily (as do other carriers from BKK), whilst AI have no competition from HKG to their service to Delhi.
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Old 17th Oct 2006, 20:40
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Ils 24l

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Had an interesting chat with one of the planning guys whilst visiting the 'roadshow' in Hale Barnes this evening.
Apparantly there is some consideration being given to installing ILS on 24L. Now what category this would be at I do not know, but it was interesting that that particular little item was raised without any real prompting.
With regards to the night time closure next year, apparantly this is to enable preparatory work to be done on re-wiring the 24R lighting system. This is in preparation for the resurfacing to take place in 2008.

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Old 18th Oct 2006, 16:35
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Looks like we may be getting an announcement from Thai about a new service? With a stop in India??
Just asked them and they say they have no plans for Manchester only LHR.
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Old 18th Oct 2006, 18:02
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HOW WELL is QATAR doing at MAN

also has anyone flew to any of these middle east places and that side of the world.if so how full was the flight?
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Old 18th Oct 2006, 18:20
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Flown with QR 4 times this year and each time looked at Economy and it has been near enough full and in Business where I was usually a reasonable load if that helps.
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Old 18th Oct 2006, 18:28
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yes thanks
i wouldnt of thought it do so well
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Old 18th Oct 2006, 19:58
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Why?

Very good airline with a good product

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Old 18th Oct 2006, 20:56
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Originally Posted by spannersatcx View Post
Just asked them and they say they have no plans for Manchester only LHR.
Must have changed their tune then seeing that they've "gone public" on their website (through the investor's relations slideshows) about serving MAN in the not too distant future.
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Old 18th Oct 2006, 22:04
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They said in 2005 that they were looking to serve MAN and BER in 2007 or 2008, so it's a shame if they've decided to concentrate on LHR instead for the forseeable future.
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Old 19th Oct 2006, 14:22
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Must have changed their tune then seeing that they've "gone public" on their website (through the investor's relations slideshows) about serving MAN in the not too distant future.
Read that, it is dated 2Q 2005, and says "Launch new destinations such as Moscow, Johannesburg, Berlin, Manchester & Christchurch. Which doesn't seem like a total commitment, shame really.
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Old 19th Oct 2006, 14:42
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because who would go to doha
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Old 19th Oct 2006, 15:01
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Most are only transiting Doha as they are onward to far east

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Old 19th Oct 2006, 16:37
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because who would go to doha
Phil2 - this is just the kind of ill-educated question i hate to see on these forums. If you had taken 2 minutes to look on the internet you would see that Doha is a vibrant Middle Eastern waterfront city with a wide range of fantastic hotels, for families, business travellers and couples alike.
Please think, or at least try to make an effort, before you post such a question again.

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Old 19th Oct 2006, 17:13
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Maybe Phil2 should start his own thread.....Doha-1?

Let's try and keep this forum to Manchester talk, please!
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Old 19th Oct 2006, 17:29
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Passenger figures - Doha

On the basis of the CAA provisional statistics for September I would say that the Qatar service is doing fairly well.

The figures show 12984 passengers as having been carried during the month. Since there is a daily service it only takes basis maths (thank goodness) to calculate that the average load is therefore 216 passengers. I do not know the seating configuration for QR, but I think that the load-factor will be quite reasonable - as to the profitability of the route, well that is a different question.

Hope that helps to finally put the question to bed.

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Old 19th Oct 2006, 18:15
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October figures will be poor for all three Gulf carriers at MAN because of Ramadan. Some days, Etihad was struggling to carry over 100 passengers.

By the way, are these CAA stats on their website?
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Old 19th Oct 2006, 18:15
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yes i didnt know.
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Old 19th Oct 2006, 18:26
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CAA Statistics

Hopefully the Mods will permit this link......apologies if I've broken the rules

Statistics for UK airports are freely available from their website at:

http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?ca...id=11&sglid=11

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Old 19th Oct 2006, 19:43
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Qatar

Viewing the figures for the Doha route I was wondering
if the carriers service from Gatwick is daily?

If it is then the Gatwick service isnt doing as well as the
Manchester - according to provisional figures etc.....for
september.

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